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Recently signed of a letter of intent with Duran Ventures Inc. for the purchase of the Don Pancho zinc-lead-silver property in Peru.
Don Pancho Project
Tartisan Resources Corp. has entered into an agreement with Duran to acquire 100% of the Don Pancho polymetallic zinc-lead-silver project located in the Department of Lima Peru, 110 kilometers north-northeast of Lima, comprising one concession of 600 hectares and is the subject of a NI 43-101 compliant Report prepared in December 2014 available for viewing on SEDAR.
- Project is located in a prolific polymetallic mineral belt in central Peru with several operating mines in the area including the world class Iscaycruz and Yauliyacu polymetallic mines operated by Glencore-Xtrata Plc located 50 kilometers to the north-northwest.
- Trevali Mining Corporation’s Santander silver-lead- zinc mine is located 9 kilometers to the east and Buenaventura’s silver-lead-zinc Uchucchacua mine is located 63 kilometers to the north, (10 million ounces of silver produced in 2011). Infrastructure is considered excellent with ready access and a power line crossing the property en route to the Santander mine.
- Previous exploration on the property included an extensive surface mapping and sampling program, geophysics and a 2000 metre diamond drilling program of 6 holes conducted by a private Peruvian company.
Mapping and sampling shows an extensive NNW-SSE trending breccia zone measuring over 800 metres in length and 150 to 200 metres in width. There are numerous old workings and underground drifts located within this zone. The 2014 diamond drilling program shows large intersections of polymetallic mineralization, including 40 metres of 0.88% Zn, 0.40% Pb and 7.7 g/t Ag, 22.65 metres of 1.00% Zn, 0.26% Pb and 6.85 g/t Ag and 1.15 metres of 4.38% Zn, 3.25% Pb and 61.1 g/t Ag, (see Duran’s Press Release September 2, 2014). Surface sampling from the previous operator has revealed very interesting values, including 13.9 metres of 28.1 g/t Ag, 2.43% Pb, and 2.42% Zn, 2.8 metres of 28.1g/t Ag, 1.06% Pb, and 9.07% Zn and 13 metres of 8.38g/t Ag, 0.39% Pb, and 2.22% Zn. Sampling of underground workings in Yanapallaca area before the previous operators retuned 106 g/t Ag, 3.26% Pb and 17.56% Zn over 2.00 metres. (see 43-101 Technical Report on Don Pancho filed December 30th, 2014 on Sedar). Please note that the true width of the mineralization both on the surface and underground workings cannot yet be determined as the controls of the mineralization is yet to be fully understood.
A program of geophysics, diamond drilling and underground drifting is envisioned. Structural analysis on the geology suggests previous drilling did not properly test the potential of the property.
The Agreement will permit Tartisan to acquire a 100% undivided interest in the property by paying $50,000 and issuing 500,000 common shares by March 31, 2017. Upon completion of 5,000 metres of drilling and/or underground development a further 150,000 shares are payable and if a NI 43-101 compliant resource is published, a further 150,000 shares are payable and if the Company loses control of the project either by sale or joint-venture, a further 200,000 shares are payable. Duran will retain a 2% net smelter return royalty, of which half (1%) can be purchased by Tartisan for US$500,000.
Ichuña Copper-Silver property
- Signed a letter of intent with Duran Ventures Inc. for the purchase of the Ichuña Copper-Silver property in Peru.
- Agreement will permit Tartisan to acquire a 100% undivided interest in the Project by paying a total $50,000 and issuing 500,000 common shares by May 17, 2017.
- Upon completion of 5,000 metres of drilling and/or underground development, a further 150,000 shares are payable, and if a National Instrument 43-101-compliant resource is published, a further 150,000 shares are payable, and if the Company loses control of the project either by sale or joint venture, a further 200,000 shares are payable to Duran. Duran will retain a 2%NSR, of which half (1%) can be purchased by Tartisan for US$500,000.
Tartisan has entered into an agreement with Duran to acquire 100% of the Ichuña Copper-Silver property in Peru located in the department of Moquegua, 825 kilometres southwest of Lima, comprising one concession of 1000 hectares. More specifically, the Ichuña property is located 120 kilometres northeast of Arequipa and is contiguous to the San Gabriel Project, previously called the Chucapaca Project, a gold-silver discovery announced in 2010 through a joint venture with Goldfields Ltd. and Compañia de Minas Buenaventura (“Buenaventura”).
An initial resource of 83.7 MT, 1.9 g/t Au, 8.2 g/t Ag and 0.09% Cu for an 5.6 million equivalent Au ounces was published in May 2010*. *(https://www.goldfields.co.za/med_news_article.php?articleID=592)
In August 2014, Buenaventura announced the purchase of Goldfield's 51-per-cent interest in the San Gabriel Project for $81-million (U.S.) and a 1.5% net smelter royalty (“NSR”) on all metal sales. Currently Buenaventura is proposing an underground mine at the project, specifically on the Canahuire gold zone, located approximately three kilometres to the south of the Ichuña project.
Duran acquired the 1000 hectare Ichuña concession in 2006 before the discovery at San Gabriel. Extensive high grade surface Cu-Ag mineralization was initially observed by Duran’s geologists and was later followed up by a property wide geophysical survey in 2010. The work identified a large IP geophysical anomaly trending northwest-southeast measuring over 1,500 metres in length. It is important to note that the discovery of the Canahuire zone was a blind target with a strong geophysical response. Economic mineralization in the Canahuire zone does not outcrop at surface and follows a recessive area. The geophysical anomaly on Ichuña has similar characteristics to the Canahuire zone.
Duran optioned the property to a third party in 2013 and limited work was undertaken, which included seven diamond drill holes totaling 2,754 metres. Drilling focused only along intrusive and limestone contact(s) where access and community agreements were in place. The drilling did not return significant results along this contact. More importantly, the IP target was not tested adequately as only one hole collared at the most south western tip was completed. A program of more detailed geophysics and diamond drilling is planned to test this extremely interesting target.