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Sonoro Gold Corp. Drilling Extends Buena Suerte Zone and Confirms New Bellotoso Gold Mineralized Zone

9:00 AM ET, 02/16/2021 - GlobeNewswire

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoro Gold Corp.(TSXV: SGO | OTCQB: SMOFF | FRA: 23SP) (“Sonoro” or the “Company”) is pleased to report the latest assay results from its ongoing drilling program at the Company’s Cerro Caliche gold project in Sonora, Mexico. The new results reflect 24 drill holes, totaling 2,591 meters and highlight the following:

Significant increase of strike length at the Buena Suerte gold mineralized zone to 900 meters.High-grade intercepts at the newly identified southern extension at Buena Suerte including SCR-159 which intercepted 3.05 meters averaging 6.839 g/t Au.Continuous mineralization confirmed at the two kilometers long El Rincón - Veta de Oro - Abejas vein and stockwork gold mineralized zone.Identification of the new Bellotoso gold mineralized zone with an initial strike length of 1.2 kilometers.
A Media Snippet accompanying this announcement is available by clicking on the image or link below:

Mel Herdrick, Sonoro’s VP of Exploration, commented: “Thereported intervals show that where new zones are being drill tested, they demonstrate positive results with significant intervals of gold mineralization. We are currently drilling to define the 500-meter-long west side of Japoneses ridge and also drilling up to an additional 19 holes at Buena Suerte to increase the mineralization definition before we resume drilling in the Rincon and Bellotoso, areas in March.”

El Rincón - Veta de Oro and Bellotoso Assay Results

Cerro Caliche Project, holes composites with cutoff 0.15 Au g/t
Hole Target From To Interval Au Ag AuEq
meters g/t g/t g/t
SCD-036 VETA DE ORO 89.00 90.00 1.00 0.536 4.1 0.595
SCD-037 EL BELLOTOSO 39.20 43.25 4.05 0.333 7.8 0.444
and 52.00 61.00 9.00 0.215 2.1 0.244
and 74.10 80.10 6.00 0.286 1.3 0.305
and 96.00 98.00 2.00 1.384 28.4 1.789
includes 96.00 97.00 1.00 2.601 47.6 3.281
SCD-038 VETA DE ORO 51.40 55.10 3.70 0.431 33.5 0.909
SCD-039 EL BELLOTOSO 14.10 16.30 2.20 1.661 39.6 2.227
includes 15.10 16.30 1.20 2.800 59.9 3.656
and 40.00 44.90 4.90 0.407 2.6 0.444
SCD-040 EL BELLOTOSO 25.80 36.15 10.35 0.300 0.5 0.307
and 114.00 127.15 13.15 0.249 1.1 0.265
SCD-041 EL BELLOTOSO 37.50 46.50 9.00 0.310 10.1 0.453
and 52.40 53.30 0.90 1.418 20.5 1.711
and 61.30 64.80 3.50 0.776 14.6 0.985
includes 62.30 63.30 1.00 1.362 29.5 1.783
SCD-042 EL BELLOTOSO 22.00 24.40 2.40 0.615 43.1 1.230
and 58.20 63.10 4.90 0.239 1.1 0.255
SCD-043 EL BELLOTOSO 13.90 16.90 3.00 1.454 11.5 1.617
and 24.60 38.70 14.10 0.390 3.6 0.441
and 46.90 62.70 15.80 0.383 2.2 0.414
Gloria ZoneThe Gloria vein trend, located over one kilometer northwest of the Japoneses zone, was drill tested with holes SCR-169 through SCR-173. These five drill holes cut the targeted vein zone, with only SCR-10 containing a reportable interval of 12.19 meters averaging 0.331 g/t Au or 0.408 g/t AuEq. The remaining holes contained only minor intervals with low gold content without any significant gold bearing zones. Drilling by Sonoro during 2018 demonstrated multiple lower-grade intercepts in four drill holes along trend northwest of the current drilling, with the most notable being SCR-053 which reported 1.52 meters grading 0.676 g/t Au (see Sonoro news release dated April 29, 2019). The Gloria zone will be further assessed to determine the prospect for additional drilling along trend to the northwest.

Drill collar locations, azimuths and dips for the drill holes included in this release are provided in the table below.


Cerro Caliche Project, holes composites with cutoff 0.15 Au g/t
Hole Target From To Interval Au Ag AuEq
meters g/t g/t g/t
SCR-158 BUENA SUERTE 53.34 59.44 6.10 0.731 18.2 0.992
includes 56.39 59.44 3.05 1.354 26.7 1.735
and 62.48 67.06 4.58 0.304 6.1 0.393
and 86.87 89.92 3.05 0.538 0.3 0.543
SCR-159 BUENA SUERTE 19.81 27.43 7.62 3.088 7.3 3.192
includes 19.81 22.86 3.05 6.839 10.5 6.989
and 30.48 33.53 3.05 0.981 6.0 1.067
includes 32.00 33.53 1.53 1.608 9.7 1.747
SCR-160 BUENA SUERTE 0.00 4.57 4.57 0.754 0.9 0.767
includes 1.52 3.05 1.53 1.769 1.4 1.789
and 9.14 16.76 7.62 0.202 0.9 0.215
and 19.81 25.91 6.10 0.785 1.0 0.799
Cerro Caliche Project, holes composites with cutoff 0.15 Au g/t
Hole Target From To Interval Au Ag AuEq
meters g/t g/t g/t
SCR-161 BUENA SUERTE 35.05 38.10 3.05 0.403 0.3 0.408
and 74.68 77.72 3.04 1.150 1.2 1.167
includes 74.68 76.20 1.52 2.110 1.5 2.131
and 91.44 94.49 3.05 0.571 2.1 0.602
SCR-162 BUENA SUERTE 50.29 53.34 3.05 0.214 2.2 0.245
and 73.15 76.20 3.05 0.235 1.0 0.249
SCR-163 BUENA SUERTE 25.91 27.43 1.52 0.333 0.2 0.335
SCR-164 BUENA SUERTE 0.00 12.19 12.19 0.260 2.5 0.296
and 15.24 33.53 18.29 0.240 7.9 0.353
and 57.91 60.96 3.05 0.481 1.6 0.503
and 67.06 70.10 3.04 0.204 2.8 0.244
and 83.82 86.87 3.05 0.206 9.0 0.334
SCR-165 BUENA SUERTE 0.00 3.05 3.05 0.263 1.9 0.290
and 6.10 10.67 4.57 0.360 1.4 0.380
and 38.10 41.15 3.05 0.765 0.7 0.776
SCR-166 BUENA SUERTE 39.62 41.15 1.53 0.756 0.3 0.760
SCR-167 BUENA SUERTE 65.53 68.58 3.05 0.787 0.5 0.794
and 103.63 106.68 3.05 2.325 1.7 2.348
SCR-168 BUENA SUERTE 12.19 15.24 3.05 0.798 3.3 0.846
and 51.82 56.39 4.57 0.492 0.5 0.499
and 64.01 70.10 6.09 0.462 0.8 0.473
Continuous Mineralization at El Rincón - Veta de Oro - Abejas ZoneBetween El Rincón and Veta de Oro, infill drill holes SCD-036 and SCD-037 intersected narrow gold mineralized intervals confirming a one-kilometer-long gold mineralized zone connecting the 250-meter-long El Rincón zone with the 500-meter-long Veta de Oro vein system. The zone extends further southeast to the 300-meter-long Abejas stockwork zone and may extend another 500 meters southeast to include the Chinos Altos historic mine area. Future drilling will investigate this untested area.

Map of Cerro Caliche Drill Holes Being Reported

Kenneth MacLeod, President & CEO of Sonoro, commented: “Our strategy of infill and expansion drilling in our defined gold mineralized zones, together with strategically located scout holes in prospective new zones, is proving to be very successful. The addition of Bellotoso to our inventory of mineralized zones and the prospect of additional zones in parallel with Bellotoso, suggests that the mostly unexplored northeast region of Cerro Caliche may develop into a very significant exploration target.”

John Darch, Chairman of Sonoro, also noted: “The continued material expansion of the Buena Suerte Gold Zone and the positive drilling results at El Rincón and the newly identified Bellotoso zone not only brings us closer to our goal of developing a major bulk-tonnage, oxide gold resource to support both the conceptual 20,000 tonnes per day target capacity being addressed by our planned preliminary economic assessment, but also the potential for gold production growth in the years to come.”

Buena Suerte Zone Extended to the South and Southeast At Buena Suerte, results extend the zone to a total length of approximately 900 meters, suggesting a material contribution to Cerro Caliche’s growing inventory of drilling-defined potentially bulk mineable oxide gold mineralization. Drilling extended the vein zone to the southeast by approximately 300 meters along strike, with additional south-trending vein structures expanding the cross-section of the zone approximately 300 meters in the southern extension. Assay highlights include:

SCR-159 intercepted 7.62 m averaging 3.088 g/t Au, including 3.05 m averaging 6.839 g/t Au.SCR-158 intercepted 6.10 m averaging 0.731 g/t Au, including 3.05 m averaging 1.354 g/t Au.SCR-160 intercepted 6.10 m averaging 0.785 g/t Au, and 1.53 m averaging 1.769 g/t Au.SCR-167 intercepted 3.05 m averaging 2.325 g/t Au, and 3.05 m averaging 0.787 g/t Au.
Drill hole SCR-159 is located approximately 60 meters southeast of the previously reported SCR-143 which intercepted 12.19 meters averaging 0.687 g/t Au, including 1.52 meters averaging 1.741 g/t Au. Approximately 100 meters to the west of the main Buena Suerte vein structure, drill hole SCR-158 targeted a separate parallel vein zone. Drill hole SCR-164 extends the parallel running vein approximately 120 meters to the southeast to nearly intersect the main zone where drill hole SCR-168 cut several intercepts with gold mineralization, including 3.05 meters averaging 0.798 g/t Au, and 6.09 meters averaging 0.462 g/t Au.

El Rincón remains open along strike to the northwest following outcropping quartz veins and infill drilling focused on linear zones of disseminated-stockwork and higher-grade gold bearing veins along El Rincón’s southeastern striking trend beginning 100 meters southeast of SCD-021. As earlier reported in a news release dated December 8, 2020, SCD-021 intercepted 21 meters averaging 0.88 g/t Au including 2.9 meters averaging 3.86 g/t Au. The area is covered in soil and is steeply sloping, making the exact identification of the vein system challenging.

New Bellotoso Gold Mineralized Vein-Stockwork ZoneThe newly discovered Bellotoso zone is located parallel to the east side of the El Rincón - Veta de Oro mineralized zone and follows a similar northwest trend. Six core drill holes completed in this zone identify a range of very encouraging gold mineralized widths, including SCD-043 which intercepted 3 meters averaging 1.67 g/t AuEq. In the zone’s southeast, drill hole SCD-039 intercepted 2.2 meters averaging 2.227 g/t AuEq and 300 meters to the northwest, SCD-037 intercepted 2 meters averaging 1.78 g/t AuEq. Located approximately 200 meters to the northwest along strike, drill hole SCD-041 returned several intervals of gold mineralization, including 3.5 meters averaging 0.985 g/t AuEq.

The Bellotoso mineralized trend currently has a length of approximately 1.2 kilometers and scattered rock samples and historic soil samples from earlier exploration indicate mineralization may continue southeast to the Espanola vein zone. If confirmed, Bellotoso’s shallow, mineralized, oxide gold zone may extend another 1.5 kilometers. The Company plans to investigate this potential with drilling planned at the Espanola vein zone.

Drilling results from Bellotoso are part of a wider anomalous gold mineralized zone than identified in the reported intervals. For example, the three intervals reported in SCD-043 are within a broader 48.8-meter zone of anomalous gold mineralization averaging 0.372 g/t Au. Bellotoso has demonstrated wider zones containing higher-grade gold intercepts over its 1.2-kilometer length and geological indications suggest that it may merge with the Espanola vein zone into one potentially bulk mineable zone with a combined length of 2.7 kilometers. The Company is currently investigating Bellotoso’s potential as an additional source in the Cerro Caliche’s inventory of shallow oxide gold mineralization.

Mel Herdrick, Sonoro’s VP of Exploration, commented: “Thereported intervals show that where new zones are being drill tested, they demonstrate positive results with significant intervals of gold mineralization. We are currently drilling to define the 500-meter-long west side of Japoneses ridge and also drilling up to an additional 19 holes at Buena Suerte to increase the mineralization definition before we resume drilling in the Rincon and Bellotoso, areas in March.”

El Rincón - Veta de Oro and Bellotoso Assay Results


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