Vancouver, B.C., June 16, 2016 – Panoro Minerals Ltd. (TSXV: PML, Lima: PML, Frankfurt: PZM) (“Panoro” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the filing of the Technical Report for the Antilla Copper-Molybdenum Project, Peru Project Preliminary Economic Assessment Technical Report (PEA) on SEDAR. The results of the PEA were announced in a May 2, 2016, news release. The technical report was authored by SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc., Moose Mountain Technical Services Ltd., Tetra Tech Inc. and Panoro Minerals Ltd. The report is available on the Company’s website at www.panoro.com or SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Panoro Minerals is a uniquely positioned Peru and Copper focused exploration company. The Company is advancing a significant project portfolio in the key Andahuaylas-Yauri belt in south central Peru, including its advanced stage Cotabambas Copper-Gold-Silver-Molybdenum and Antilla Copper-Molybdenum Projects.
Since 2007, the Company has completed over 70,000 m of exploration drilling at these two key projects leading to substantial increases in the mineral resource base for each, as summarized in the table below.
Summary of Cotabambas and Antilla Project Resources
|Cu (%)||Au (g/t)||Ag (g/t)||Mo (%)|
|@ 0.20% CuEq cutoff, effective October 2013, Tetra Tech Inc.|
|@ 0.175% CuEq cutoff, effective October 2015, Tetra Tech Inc.|
Preliminary Economic Assessments (PEA) have been completed for both the Cotabambas and Antilla Projects, the key results are summarized below.
Summary of Cotabambas and Antilla Project PEA Results
|Key Project Parameters||Cotabambas Cu/Au/Ag Project||Antilla Cu/Mo Project|
|Mill Feed, life of mine||million tonnes||483.1||350.4|
|Mill Feed, daily||tonnes||80,000||40,000|
|Strip Ratio, life of mine||1.25 : 1||0.85 : 1|
|Annual Average Payable|
|Initial Capital Cost||million USD||1,530||603|
|1Project economics estimated at commodity prices of; Cu = $US3.00/lb, Au = $US1,250/oz, Ag = $US18.50/oz, Mo = $US12/lb|
The PEAs are considered preliminary in nature and include Inferred Mineral Resources that are considered too speculative to have the economic considerations applied that would enable classification as Mineral Reserves. There is no certainty that the conclusions within the PEAs will be realized. Mineral Resources are not Mineral Reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability.
Luis Vela, a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information in this press release.
The Company also announces that it has issued 790,130 common shares to Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. (the “Macquarie Shares”) pursuant to a Financial Advisory Services Agreement between the Company and Macquarie dated January 27, 2016. Macquarie acted as financial advisor to the Company in connection with its previously announced precious metals streaming agreement with Silver Wheaton (Caymans) Ltd. The Macquarie Shares comprise a portion of the fees due to Macquarie and were issued at an average deemed price of $0.1326 per Macquarie Share, based on the average discounted market price of the Company’s shares on April 15 and May 30, 2016, being the dates on which the Company announced receipt of the two early deposit payments under its agreement with Silver Wheaton. The Macquarie Shares are subject to a hold period expiring October 18, 2016.
On behalf of the Board of Panoro Minerals Ltd.
Luquman A. Shaheen, M.B.A., P.Eng., P.E.
President & CEO
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