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Magna Gold Corp Outlines Broad Gold Zone at San Judas Gold Project


January 8, 2020

18 King St. E, Suite 902

Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5C IC4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MAGNA GOLD OUTLINES BROAD GOLD ZONE AT SAN JUDAS GOLD PROJECT IN SONORA STATE MEXICO WITH ASSAYS OF 26.40 G/T AU OVER 0.5 METERS

     Highlights

Toronto and New York – January 7, 2020 – Magna Gold Corp (TSXV: MGR, OTCQB: MGLQF) (“Magna” or the "Corporation"), is pleased to report positive gold assays from San Judas.  The terms of the acquisition of San Judas property are detailed in our September 30, 2019 press release.

Magna Gold has fielded a team of geologists to San Judas and have been making good progress mapping and sampling the property.  The company has flown key areas with a drone to produce high definition maps.  Magna geologists have been mapping and sampling the many historical gold mines on the property and expanding their work to adjacent structures and parallel structures to numerous historical mining trends that are on the property.  Historical workings extend over kilometers at San Judas and to date Magna’s work has been positive.

President and CEO, Arturo Bonillas stated: “These sample results confirm our expectations for San Judas as a Tier 1 exploration property.  The address is right, the rocks are right, and the assays are right.  We are evaluating our geologic and geochemical data to design a drill program for San Judas in 2020.”

San Judas Highlights:

Santa Lucia and La Paloma are parallel gold bearing structures approximately 500 meters apart with strong hematitic alteration between the structures.  Santa Lucia is a bulk mining target and consists of a series of shallow historical mines (trenches and shafts) distributed along a line of over 900 m in length, with a 135-degree azimuth. Most of the historical mines are developed in quartz veins and veinlets hosted in a granoblastic granite showing argillic alteration within a sheared fringe; mapping has identified parallel structures on historical mines in sheared granite with quartz veinlets, oxides, and boxworks of the original sulphides (pyrite, galena,etc.). Immediately north of Santa Lucia is the Las Palomas area, where historical mines were developed on six parallel structures in granoblastic granite, dipping 45 – 50 degrees, 150-degree azimuth, sub-parallel to the Santa Lucia trend. Historical mines tend to be of low angle at depth with high angle fracturing of gray quartz cutting the main structures and foliation in the granite. The best gold values at Las Palomas site are 26.40 g/t Au producing adjacent samples of 14.60 g/t Au, 5.54 g/t Au, 7.30 g/t Au.  These samples are strongly oxidized with stockwork veining containing boxworks from sulfides and strong hematite alteration.

Table 1:

Assay Results of Chip Rock Samples on Santa Lucia-Las Palomas Targets Above 0.50 g/t Au

 

 

 

San Martin hosts gold in oxidized granite and gneiss pervasive hematite and limonite alteration.  Mineralization is quartz stockwork along foliation and cross cutting quartz veinlets.  San Martin has a series of historical mines oriented 155- and 180-degrees azimuth, dipping strongly to the West and East in lengths that vary from 150 to 200 meters, over an area of 1,250 m in length and 750 meters in width.  Several historical workings and areas of strong hematite alteration were sampled, and assay results are shown in Table 2.  The key take-away of the sampling and geological work to date in the San Martin area is the fact that the historical high-grade small mines are aligned with North-South trending structures with lower grade hematite stockwork in low-angle veining structures in the host rock, opening the possibility of finding high volume bulk deposits.

Table 2:

Assay Results of Chip Rock Samples on San Martin Area Above 0.50 g/t Au

 

 

 

Table 3:

Assay Results of Chip Rock Samples on Represo Seco Area Above 0.50 g/t Au.

 

 

Table 4:

Assay Results of Chip Rock Samples on Cueva del León Area Above 0.50 g/t Au.

 

 

San Judas Property

The San Judas project is located at the southern end of the Caborca Orogenic Gold Belt or Sonora Mojave Mega Shear, a trend known to host several orogenic gold-bearing deposits within an area extending from north-western Mexico into the southwestern United States measuring more than 600 km long and 60 to 80 km wide. Of the deposits within the Caborca Orogenic Gold Belt are a number of large open pit heap leach gold operations such as La Herradura, Soledad-Dipolos and Nochebuena (Fresnillo PLC), San Francisco mine (Alio Gold Inc), Cerro Colorado (Gold Group), El Chanate (Alamos Gold Inc) and La Choya (Hecla Mining).  The combined gold reserves and resources identified within the trend to date total in excess of 20 million ounces of gold.

The oldest rocks within the property are a package of metamorphic rocks which include banded quartz-feldspathic gneiss and augen gneiss, granite, and green schist. All metamorphic rocks exhibit foliation which generally varies in strike direction from between 330° to North and dips to the southwest generally at 45° at Santa Lucia and Cueva de Lion.  The strike direction at San Martin is generally North/South with sub vertical dips.  Quartz veins generally follow foliation and strike of the metamorphic rocks.

The metamorphic rocks are intruded by a Tertiary igneous package, which includes granite with visible feldspar and quartz, and is porphyritic in texture. It appears that the granite was emplaced along low angle shear zones in the system.

QA/QC Program

Quality Assurance/Quality Control consists of the regular insertion of duplicates, blanks and certified reference standards into the sample stream. Check samples will be submitted to an umpire laboratory at the end of the drilling program.  Samples are kept in a secure facility and transferred to Bureau Veritas in Hermosillo, Mexico in sealed containers on a weekly basis from the drill site by Company personnel. Personnel handling samples are using Corporation-approved protocols for all phases of chip logging, sample delineation, sample layout, and storage.  Bureau Veritas is ISO 9001 certified.  Bureau Veritas has a standard operating procedure (“SOP”) for all aspects of sample drop off, drying and preparation, digestion, instrument analysis, quality control assurance and computerized data reporting.

Qualified Person

James Baughman, Consulting Geologist and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for mineral Projects, has approved the applicable contents of this news release.

About Magna Gold Corp

Magna Gold Corp is a mineral exploration company focused on acquiring, exploring and developing quality precious metals properties in Mexico. Primary strength of the Corporation is the team of highly experienced mining professionals with a proven track record of developing properties in Mexico from discovery to production on budget and on time.

Magna is a Mexico focused gold/silver exploration company that is committed to advancing its 100% owned highly prospective mineral properties located in Sonora. The Corporation’s shares trade on the TSXV under the trading symbol “MGR" and OTCQB under the trading symbol “MGLQF”.

Magna takes social license seriously and employ local community members and services in its operations. 

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Arturo Bonillas

President and CEO

For further information, please visit the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com or the Company’s corporate website at www.magnagoldcorp.com.

For further information, please contact Magna Gold Corp. +52 (662) 310 0326, email info@magnagoldcorp.com or visit our website at www.magnagoldcorp.com

THIS PRESS RELEASE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY ANY SECURITIES IN ANY JURISDICTION, NOR SHALL THERE BE ANY OFFER, SALE, OR SOLICITATION OF SECURITIES IN ANY STATE IN THE UNITED STATES IN WHICH SUCH OFFER, SALE, OR SOLICITATION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL.

 

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