Rockcliff Metals to Attend Upcoming Resource Investment Conference 2018

Toronto, ON – January 10, 2018 – Rockcliff Metals Corporation (TSX.V: RCLF) (FRANKFURT: RO0, WKN: A2H60G) will attend the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference brought to you by Cambridge House International.

Vancouver Resource Investment Conference

About Rockcliff Metals Corporation

Rockcliff is a Canadian resource exploration company focused on the discovery, advancement and consolidation of a portfolio of the highest grade, undeveloped metal deposits in the prolific Flin Flon – Snow Lake greenstone belt located in central Manitoba. The Company’s current portfolio of projects, totalling in excess of 45,000 hectares, is located in and around the Snow Lake mining camp and hosts some of the highest grade undeveloped NI 43-101 compliant copper deposits (the gold-rich Talbot copper deposit and the Rail copper deposit), and some of the highest grade undeveloped historical zinc deposits (the Lon zinc deposit, the Bur zinc deposit, the Morgan zinc deposit and the down dip continuation of the Pen zinc deposit).  The Company’s properties also include Manitoba’s first and highest grade former lode gold producer (Laguna Gold property), four additional gold-rich properties (SLG Gold property, DSN Gold property, Berry Creek Gold property and Lucky Jack Gold property), a Net Smelter Royalty on the Tower property (the T-1 copper deposit) and the optioned near surface high grade MacBride zinc deposit located north of Snow Lake near Leaf Rapids, Manitoba.

For further information, please contact: 

Rockcliff Metals Corporation
Ken Lapierre, P.Geo
President & CEO
Cell: (647) 678-3879
Off: (416) 644-1752
ken@rockcliffmetals.com

CHF Capital Markets
Cathy Hume, CEO
Phone: (416) 868-1079 ext.231
cathy@chfir.com


Rockcliff Drills High Grade Zinc in Step Out Holes at Bur Zinc Property 7.2% ZnEq Across 4.9 Metres Including 10.9% ZnEq Across 2.9 Metres

Toronto, ON – December 20, 2017 – Rockcliff Metals Corporation (“Rockcliff“ or the “Company”) (TSX.V: RCLF) (FRANKFURT: RO0, WKN: A2H60G) is pleased to announce the completion of a first phase ten-hole step out drill program totalling 3,250 metres on the Company’s Bur Zinc property.   The Bur Zinc property which hosts the historical high grade Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (VMS) Bur zinc deposit is part of the Company’s Manitoba property portfolio. Rockcliff’s drilling was concentrated in an 800 metres long area southwest of the historical Bur zinc deposit below encouraging results from previous limited drilling.  The Bur Zinc property is strategically located approximately 22 kilometres by road from Hudbay Minerals Inc.’s (“Hudbay”, HBM: TSX; NYSE) copper-zinc concentrator centered in the Snow Lake mining camp within the prolific Flin Flon-Snow Lake greenstone belt located in central Manitoba.

Significant highlights of Rockcliff’s first phase step out drill program are detailed below.

  • Hole 007 yielded 7.2% ZnEq across 4.9 metres including 10.9% ZnEq across 2.9 metres
  • Hole 005 yielded 6.8% ZnEq across 4.3 metres including 16.9% ZnEq across 1.0 metres
  • Hole 002 yielded 5.9% ZnEq across 6.9 metres including 9.1% ZnEq across 2.4 metres

Rockcliff’s President and CEO Ken Lapierre commented, “Rockcliff’s first phase step out drill program was successful in identifying significant VMS mineralization adjacent to and southwest of the known limits of the historical Bur zinc deposit.  Each drill hole intersected what is termed the Bur VMS horizon, a potential 8,000 metres long mineralized horizon that hosts the high-grade Bur zinc deposit. Largely untested by a systematic drill program outside of the Bur zinc deposit area, the potential to identify additional resources along this important horizon is considered excellent and will be the focus of upcoming drill programs on the Bur Zinc property.”

Significant assays from Rockcliff’s first phase step out drill program are tabled below.

(m) = metres represents down the hole thickness as true thickness is not currently known, % = percentage, g/t = grams per tonne, *ZnEq = zinc equivalent value using US$1.20/pound zinc, US$3.00/pound copper, US$1.00/pound lead,  US1400/ troy ounce gold and US$20 /per ounce silver, 100% metal recoveries were applied, Zinc Equivalent calculation is: ZnEq = Zn grade + (Cu grade%/100*2204.6 x Cu price) + (Pb grade%/100*2204.6 x Pb price) + (Au grade/32.15/1000 x Au price) + (Ag grade/32.15/1000 x Ag price)/Zn price/20. The numbers may not add up due to rounding.

(m) = metres represents down the hole thickness as true thickness is not currently known, % = percentage, g/t = grams per tonne, *ZnEq = zinc equivalent value using US$1.20/pound zinc, US$3.00/pound copper, US$1.00/pound lead,  US1400/ troy ounce gold and US$20 /per ounce silver, 100% metal recoveries were applied, Zinc Equivalent calculation is: ZnEq = Zn grade + (Cu grade%/100*2204.6 x Cu price) + (Pb grade%/100*2204.6 x Pb price) + (Au grade/32.15/1000 x Au price) + (Ag grade/32.15/1000 x Ag price)/Zn price/20. The numbers may not add up due to rounding.

Additional drill hole information from Rockcliff’s step out drill program is highlighted below.

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A report was prepared on the Bur zinc property in 2007. Rockcliff is treating the estimate of mineral resources in the Bur Deposit Report as a “historical estimate” under NI 43-101 and not as a current mineral resource.

Notes: 1.CIM definitions were followed for the estimation of mineral resources. 2.Mineral resources are estimated at a zinc equivalent cut-off of 5%. 3.Cut-off grade was based on a zinc price of US$1.15 per pound and a copper price of US$2.35 per pound. 4.Given the tonnage, grade and orientation of the deposit, AMEC considered the Bur Deposit to be reasonably amenable to extraction using underground mining methods. 5.Specific Gravity measurements used to estimate the mineral resource tonnes ranged from 2.64 to 3.74 with an average of 3.16. 6.A minimum mining width of 3 metres was used. 7.Mineral resources are not mineral reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability. 8. The deposit was documented in a report dated October 1, 2007 and titled “Bur Project, Snow Lake Manitoba, Canada NI 43-101 Technical Report” (the “NI 43-101 Bur Deposit Report”). The report was prepared for Hudbay by AMEC Americas Limited (AMEC) and was filed on Hudbay’s SEDAR profile on January 31, 2008.

Notes: 1.CIM definitions were followed for the estimation of mineral resources. 2.Mineral resources are estimated at a zinc equivalent cut-off of 5%. 3.Cut-off grade was based on a zinc price of US$1.15 per pound and a copper price of US$2.35 per pound. 4.Given the tonnage, grade and orientation of the deposit, AMEC considered the Bur Deposit to be reasonably amenable to extraction using underground mining methods. 5.Specific Gravity measurements used to estimate the mineral resource tonnes ranged from 2.64 to 3.74 with an average of 3.16. 6.A minimum mining width of 3 metres was used. 7.Mineral resources are not mineral reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability. 8. The deposit was documented in a report dated October 1, 2007 and titled “Bur Project, Snow Lake Manitoba, Canada NI 43-101 Technical Report” (the “NI 43-101 Bur Deposit Report”). The report was prepared for Hudbay by AMEC Americas Limited (AMEC) and was filed on Hudbay’s SEDAR profile on January 31, 2008.

Historical estimates of grade and tonnage given in this press release are viewed as reliable and relevant based on the information and methods used at the time. The NI 43-101 Bur Deposit Report prepared for Hudbay in 2007 was prepared in compliance with resource definitions under NI 43-101 but must be considered only as historic resources as neither Rockcliff nor its Qualified Persons have done sufficient work to classify the historic estimate as a current mineral resource under current mineral resource or mineral reserve terminology and are not treating the historic estimate as a current mineral resource. The historic resource should not be relied upon.  Additional work including surface geophysics, drilling and bore hole geophysics will need to be completed to upgrade the historical resource to current.

The Bur zinc deposit is a stratiform, distal, massive sulphide deposit that occurs within a narrow turbidite assemblage of interbedded metagreywacke, metasiltstone and graphitic meta-argillite in a basinal area situated between two granitic intrusions. The northeast striking deposit dips 60-70 degrees northwest, ranges from <0.3 metres up to 5 metres thick with a known lateral extent of approximately 4,500 metres.  Historical drilling encountered disseminated, semi-massive and massive sulphide mineralization below overburden to a vertical depth of 950 metres. Mineralization consists of sphalerite, chalcopyrite, pyrrhotite, pyrite, galena and arsenopyrite. The Bur zinc deposit contains up to 20% felsic or cherty nodules consisting of wall rock and late quartz fragments displaying a brecciated texture to the mineralization.  The Bur zinc deposit remains open in all directions.

Rockcliff can earn a 100% interest in the Bur Zinc Property from Hudbay. Please refer to Rockcliff’s news release dated September 26, 2016 for specific terms of the option agreement.

Quality Control and Quality Assurance

Samples of half core were packaged and shipped directly from Rockcliff’s field office to TSL Laboratories (TSL), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  TSL is a Canadian assay laboratory and is accredited under ISO/IEC 17025.  Each bagged core sample was dried, crushed to 70% passing 10 mesh and a 250g pulp is pulverized to 95% passing 150 mesh for assaying.  A 0.5g cut is taken from each pulp for base metal analysis and leached in a multi acid (total) digestion and then analyzed for copper, lead, zinc and silver by atomic absorption.  Gold concentrations are determined by fire assay using a 30g charge followed by an atomic absorption finish.  Samples greater than the upper detection limit (3000 ppb) are reanalyzed using fire assay gravimetric using a 1 AT charge.  Rockcliff inserted certified blanks and standards in the sample stream to ensure lab integrity. Rockcliff has no relationship with TSL other than TSL being a service provider to the Company.

Ken Lapierre P.Geo., President and CEO of Rockcliff., a Qualified Person in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in NI 43-101, has read and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained in this press release.

About Rockcliff Metals Corporation

On November 1, 2017 Rockcliff Copper Corporation changed its name to Rockcliff Metals Corporation.  The change of name more accurately reflects the polymetallic nature of the Company’s high-grade VMS (copper, gold, zinc, silver) properties and its portfolio of primary lode gold properties.

Rockcliff is a Canadian resource exploration company focused on the discovery, advancement and consolidation of a portfolio of the highest grade, undeveloped metal deposits in the prolific Flin Flon – Snow Lake greenstone belt located in central Manitoba. The Company’s current portfolio of projects, totalling in excess of 45,000 hectares, is located in and around the Snow Lake mining camp and hosts some of the highest grade undeveloped NI 43-101 compliant copper deposits (the gold-rich Talbot copper deposit and the Rail copper deposit), and some of the highest grade undeveloped historical zinc deposits (the Lon zinc deposit, the Bur zinc deposit, the Morgan zinc deposit and the down dip continuation of the Pen zinc deposit).  The Company’s properties also include Manitoba’s first and highest grade former lode gold producer (Laguna Gold property), four additional gold-rich properties (SLG Gold property, DSN Gold property, Berry Creek Gold property and Lucky Jack Gold property), a Net Smelter Royalty on the Tower property (the T-1 copper deposit) and the optioned near surface high grade MacBride zinc deposit located north of Snow Lake near Leaf Rapids, Manitoba.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This news release includes forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward looking. Although Rockcliff believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information, please contact: 

Rockcliff Metals Corporation
Ken Lapierre, P.Geo
President & CEO
Cell: (647) 678-3879
Off: (416) 644-1752
ken@rockcliffmetals.com

CHF Capital Markets
Cathy Hume, CEO
Phone: (416) 868-1079 ext.231
cathy@chfir.com


Rockcliff Expands Talbot Copper Deposit Expands to 4.2Mt at 3.4% Copper Equivalent (1.6% Copper, 1.8 g/t Gold, 1.4% Zinc, 28.0g/t Silver)

Toronto, ON – December 7, 2017 – Rockcliff Metals Corporation (“Rockcliff“ or the “Company”) (TSX.V: RCLF) (FRANKFURT: RO0, WKN: A2H60G) is pleased to announce an updated Mineral Resource Estimate prepared by SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc., (“SRK”) for the Talbot Copper Deposit located on the Talbot Property, central Manitoba.   The Talbot Property is part of the Company’s Manitoba property portfolio and is located within the prolific Flin Flon-Snow Lake greenstone belt.

Ken Lapierre, President and CEO commented, “The new global National Instrument 43-101 mineral resource of 4.2 Million tonnes at a 3.4% copper equivalent is a very significant milestone for Rockcliff.  To my knowledge, only four mines (Flin Flon, Lalor, 777 and Sherridon West) of the approximate thirty mines that have gone into production in the belt had an initial resource greater than the present Talbot Copper Deposit Resource.  The deposit remains open in all directions and is robust and predictable in all aspects including the geology, the estimation, classification and reporting assumptions.  Last year’s geophysics indicated significant upside potential to discover more VMS (copper, gold, zinc, silver) mineralization at the West Talbot Deep Conductive Plate.  Our present geophysical survey will focus on this large untested 1 kilometre by 1 kilometre anomaly, located immediately below and in the footwall of the deposit. The Talbot Property is our flagship gold-rich copper asset and we are extremely excited about its present growth trajectory and our 2018 drilling will be planned to increase the potential size of this asset.”

Please view the longitudinal image on the following page highlighting the location of the Talbot Copper Deposit and surrounding geophysical conductive plates.

The Inferred Mineral Resource Statement prepared by SRK for the Talbot Deposit is detailed below.

Mineral Resource Statement*, Talbot Project, Manitoba, SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc., December 1, 2017

* Mineral resources are not mineral reserves and have not demonstrated economic viability. All figures are rounded to reflect the relative accuracy of the estimates. Composites were capped where appropriate. Mineral resources are reported at a copper equivalent cut-off value of 2% copper per tonne, considering metal prices of US$3.00 per pound of copper, US$1.20 per pound of zinc, US$1,400 per ounce of gold and US$22 per ounce of silver, and assuming metal recovery of 90% for copper, 90% for zinc, 70% for gold and 70% for silver.

* Mineral resources are not mineral reserves and have not demonstrated economic viability. All figures are rounded to reflect the relative accuracy of the estimates. Composites were capped where appropriate. Mineral resources are reported at a copper equivalent cut-off value of 2% copper per tonne, considering metal prices of US$3.00 per pound of copper, US$1.20 per pound of zinc, US$1,400 per ounce of gold and US$22 per ounce of silver, and assuming metal recovery of 90% for copper, 90% for zinc, 70% for gold and 70% for silver.

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*CuEq = (Cu+(Ag*0.01) +(Au*0.53) +(Zn*0.40))
The numbers may not add up due to rounding.

Figure 1: Talbot Copper Deposit and Surrounding Geophysical Conductive Plates

Resource Estimation Methodology

The mineral resource (“Mineral Resource”) reported herein, considered drilling information available up to July 15, 2017 and was evaluated using a geostatistical block modelling approach constrained by polymetallic mineralization wireframes. The Mineral Resource has been estimated in conformity with the CIM “Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves Estimation Best Practices” guidelines and are classified according to the CIM Definition Standards for Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (May 2014) guidelines. The Mineral Resource Statement is reported in accordance with Canadian Securities Administrators’ National Instrument 43-101. Mineral Resources are not Mineral Reserves and have not demonstrated economic viability. There is no certainty that all or any part of the Mineral Resource will be converted into Mineral Reserves. The effective date of the Mineral Resource Statement is December 1, 2017.

The evaluation of the Mineral Resource involved the following procedures:

  • Database compilation and verification;
  • Construction of three-dimensional wireframe models for the boundaries of the mineralization;
  • Definition of resource domains within the geological models;
  • Data extraction and processing (compositing and capping), statistical analysis, and variography
  • Selection of estimation strategy and estimation parameters
  • Block modelling and grade estimation
  • Validation, classification, and tabulation
  • Assessment of “reasonable prospects for eventual economic extraction,” and selection of the reporting assumptions
  • Preparation of the Mineral Resource Statement

The drill hole database to support the Resource estimate is comprised of 84 core boreholes totalling 44,800 metres of drilling.  Based on the current data available supporting the Mineral Resource Estimate, all material above the Mineral Resource cut-off grade was classified as Inferred.

The Mineral Resource is estimated using a long-term gold price of US$1,400 per ounce, silver price of US$20 per ounce, copper price of US$3.00 per pound, and zinc price of US$1.20 per pound. An NSR cut-off value of 2.0% copper equivalent was used for reporting the Mineral Resource.  The average composite thickness of the deposit was 7.14 metres.

Extent to Which the Mineral Resource Estimate may be Materially Affected by any Known Relevant Issues

Neither Rockcliff’s Qualified Person, Ken Lapierre, nor SRK’s Qualified Person, Sébastien Bernier, nor management of Rockcliff is aware of any known environmental, permitting, legal, title, taxation, socio-political, marketing or other relevant issues that may materially affect the estimate of the Mineral Resource.

The Technical Report, compiled in accordance with NI 43-101, will be filed on Rockcliff’s issuer profile on SEDAR within 45 days of release of this press release.

Talbot Mineralization and Resource Expansion Potential

The Talbot Property hosts the high grade Talbot Copper Deposit which is defined as a stratabound, gold-rich VMS copper deposit consisting of a single lens of coarse grain to stringer to massive sulphides of pyrite, chalcopyrite, sphalerite and pyrrhotite in a quartzofeldspathic gneiss.  The polymetallic mineralization remains open in all directions and bore hole and DPEM geophysical surveys immediately outside of the known limits of the Talbot Copper Deposit Resource have identified large conductive plates that could represent additional areas with VMS mineralization.  The depositional environment of the Talbot Property is similar to that of present and past producing base metal deposits associated with bi-model volcanism(felsic to mafic volcanic and volcaniclastic rocks) in the Flin Flon – Snow Lake greenstone belt.

Quality Control and Quality Assurance

Samples of half core were packaged and shipped directly from Rockcliff’s field office to TSL Laboratories (TSL), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  TSL is a Canadian assay laboratory and is accredited under ISO/IEC 17025.  Each bagged core sample was dried, crushed to 70% passing 10 mesh and a 250g pulp is pulverized to 95% passing 150 mesh for assaying.  A 0.5g cut is taken from each pulp for base metal analyses and leached in a multi acid (total) digestion and then analyzed for copper, lead, zinc and silver by atomic absorption.  Gold concentrations are determined by fire assay using a 30g charge followed by an atomic absorption finish.  Samples greater than the upper detection limit (3000 ppb) are reanalyzed using fire assay gravimetric using a 1 AT charge.  Rockcliff inserted certified blanks and standards in the sample stream to ensure lab integrity. Rockcliff has no relationship with TSL other than TSL being a service provider to the Company.

The Mineral Resource for the Talbot Property disclosed in this press release has been estimated by Mr. Sébastien Bernier, P.Geo., an employee of SRK and independent of Rockcliff. By virtue of his education and relevant experience Mr. Bernier is a "Qualified Person" for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Bernier, P.Geo. has read and approved the contents of this press release as it pertains to the disclosed Mineral Resource Estimate.

Ken Lapierre P.Geo., President and CEO of Rockcliff, a Qualified Person in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in NI 43-101, has read and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained in this press release.

Rockcliff can earn a 51% interest in the Talbot Property from Hudbay Minerals Inc.(“Hudbay”, HBM:TSX;NYSE). Please refer to the news release dated October 11, 2016 for specific terms of the option agreement.

About Rockcliff Metals Corporation

On November 1, 2017 Rockcliff Copper Corporation changed its name to Rockcliff Metals Corporation.  The change of name better reflects the polymetallic nature of the Company’s high-grade VMS properties that comprise copper, gold, zinc and silver and its primary lode gold properties.

Rockcliff is a Canadian resource exploration company focused on the discovery, advancement and consolidation of a portfolio of the highest grade, undeveloped metal deposits in the prolific Flin Flon – Snow Lake Greenstone Belt located in central Manitoba. The Company’s current portfolio of projects, totalling in excess of 45,000 hectares, is located in and around the Snow Lake mining camp and hosts some of the highest grade undeveloped NI 43-101 compliant copper deposits (the gold-rich Talbot Copper Deposit and the Rail Copper Deposit), and the highest grade undeveloped historical zinc deposits (the Lon Zinc Deposit, the Bur Zinc Deposit, the Morgan Zinc Deposit and the down dip continuation of the Pen Zinc Deposit).  The Company’s properties also include Manitoba’s first and highest grade former lode gold producer (Laguna gold property), four additional gold-rich properties (SLG gold property, DSN gold property, Berry Creek gold property and the Lucky Jack gold property), a Net Smelter Royalty on the Tower property (the T-1 Copper Deposit) and the optioned near surface high grade MacBride zinc deposit located north of Snow Lake near Leaf Rapids, Manitoba.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This news release includes forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward looking. Although Rockcliff believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information, please contact: 

Rockcliff Metals Corporation
Ken Lapierre, P.Geo
President & CEO
Cell: (647) 678-3879
Off: (416) 644-1752
ken@rockcliffmetals.com

CHF Capital Markets
Cathy Hume, CEO
Phone: (416) 868-1079 ext.231
cathy@chfir.com

 


Rockcliff Identifies Seventeen High Priority Geophysical Gold Targets at Laguna Gold Property, Manitoba

Toronto, ON – November 30, 2017 – Rockcliff Metals Corporation (“Rockcliff“ or the “Company”) (TSX.V: RCLF) (FRANKFURT: RO0, WKN: A2H60G) is pleased to announce that an Induced Polarization (IP) and resistivity geophysical survey has been completed at the Company’s Laguna Gold Property, Manitoba.  The IP and resistivity survey was completed in an area covering the Laguna Gold Mine Trend, a 5.0 kilometre long by 1.0 kilometre wide gold-rich, sulphide-bearing quartz vein environment.  The Laguna Gold Property hosts the former high-grade Laguna gold mine, Manitoba’s first and highest-grade gold mine and is part of the Company’s Manitoba property portfolio, one of the highest-grade base and precious metals property portfolios in North America. The Company’s property portfolio is in the Snow Lake mining camp located within the prolific Flin Flon-Snow Lake greenstone belt hosting high-grade precious and base metal deposits and mines.

Please review Figure 1 highlighting the IP chargeability at a 200 metre RSL depth slice across approximately 5.0 kilometres of the Laguna Gold Mine Trend.   

Ken Lapierre President & CEO stated “Our IP and resistivity geophysical survey at the Laguna Gold Property, has identified seventeen significant high priority anomalies within the Laguna Gold Mine Trend worthy of follow-up exploration.  The Laguna Gold Mine Trend is a bona fide gold-rich, sulphide-bearing quartz vein environment with significant geophysical depth potential to at least 250 metres vertical. The Laguna Gold Mine Trend is a minimum 5.0 kilometres long by 1.0 kilometre wide and hosts the Laguna Gold Mine and multiple additional gold-rich, sulphide-bearing quartz veins with significant grab sample gold assays from trace to plus 620 grams per tonne.  The Laguna Gold Mine Trend was last drilled in 1944 and now with definition of these new untested gold targets is a testament to the excellent untested gold potential at Laguna.”

Induced Polarization and Resistivity Survey: Seventeen High Priority Gold Targets Identified

The purpose of the IP and resistivity survey at the Laguna Gold Property was to determine the effectiveness of the electrical survey method in identifying possible anomalies from surface to depth from sulphide-bearing gold-rich surface quartz veins.  A total of 40.5 kilometres of survey was completed on 51 survey grid lines covering the Laguna Gold Mine Trend, an area 5.0 kilometres long by 1.0 kilometre wide was surveyed. The tight electrode survey spacing allowed excellent surface resolution and superior depth penetration up to 250 metres vertical.  

The IP and resistivity survey was successful in identifying seventeen high priority anomalies throughout the Laguna Gold Mine Trend which were strategically located mostly below and along strike of known gold-bearing sulphide-rich quartz veins and are all considered worthy of follow-up exploration.  Additional exploration during winter freeze-up will include a second IP and resistivity survey along strike and in the footwall of the Laguna Gold Mine Trend.

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Figure 1:  IP Chargeability Depth Slice at 200 metres RSL across the Laguna Gold Mine Trend

To view the graphic in its original size, please click here

About the Laguna Gold Property

The Laguna Gold Property hosts the former Laguna gold mine, Manitoba’s first and highest-grade gold mine located in the Flin Flon-Snow Lake mining camp. Historical, intermittent gold mining between 1916 and 1939 produced over 60,000 ounces of gold grading approximately 19.0 grams per tonne.  The Laguna gold mine’s infrastructure consists of a reclaimed, covered, three compartment vertical shaft to 381 metres and 8 levels totalling over 3.0 kilometres of underground drift and stope development. The Laguna Gold Property hosts the Laguna Gold Mine Trend, a prospective gold-rich, sulphide-bearing quartz vein environment 5.0 kilometres long by 1.0 kilometre wide.  The Laguna Gold Property is strategically located near an existing 2,000 tonne per day, non-operational, gold mill in Snow Lake, Manitoba.

The gold mineralization on the Laguna Gold Property is metallogenically controlled by subsidiary thrust faults attributed to the major regional Crowduck Bay Fault which crosses the entire length of the Laguna Gold Property. The gold-rich, sulphide-bearing quartz veining and stockwork systems along the northwest limb of the Herb Lake Syncline typically occur where the subsidiary faults intersect quartz-feldspar and biotite porphyry stocks that intrude Missi Group sedimentary and volcanic rocks. Quartz, iron carbonate-albite-sericite alteration commonly overprint peak regional metamorphic assemblages within gold-rich quartz vein margins. Sulphide mineralization in quartz and surrounding quartz stockwork wall rock consists of pyrite, arsenopyrite, chalcopyrite, sphalerite, galena, pyrrhotite, native gold and telluride.

Pursuant to its option agreement Rockcliff’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Goldpath Resources Corp., can earn a 100% interest in the Laguna Gold Property. Please refer to the Company’s news release dated September 12, 2016 for specific terms of the option agreement.

Ken Lapierre P.Geo., President and CEO of Rockcliff, a Qualified Person in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in NI 43-101, has read and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained in this press release.

About Rockcliff Metals Corporation

On November 1, 2017 Rockcliff Copper Corporation changed its name to Rockcliff Metals Corporation.  The change of name better reflects the polymetallic nature of the Company’s high-grade VMS properties that comprise copper, gold, zinc and silver.

Rockcliff is a Canadian resource exploration company focused on the discovery, advancement and consolidation of a portfolio of the highest grade, undeveloped metal deposits in the prolific Flin Flon – Snow Lake greenstone belt located in central Manitoba. The Company’s current portfolio of projects, totalling in excess of 45,000 hectares, is located in and around the Snow Lake mining camp and hosts the highest grade undeveloped NI 43-101 compliant copper deposits (the gold-rich Talbot copper deposit and the Rail copper deposit), and the highest grade undeveloped historical zinc deposits (the Lon zinc deposit, the Bur zinc deposit, the Morgan zinc deposit and the down dip continuation of the Pen zinc deposit).  The Company’s projects also include Manitoba’s first and highest grade former lode gold producer (Laguna Gold Property), four additional gold-rich properties (Lucky Jack Gold Property, SLG Gold Property, Berry Creek Gold Property and DSN Gold Property), a Net Smelter Royalty on the Tower Copper Property (the T-1 copper deposit) and the optioned near surface high grade MacBride zinc deposit located north of Leaf Rapids, Manitoba.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This news release includes forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward looking. Although Rockcliff believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information, please contact: 

Rockcliff Metals Corporation
Ken Lapierre, P.Geo
President & CEO
Cell: (647) 678-3879
Off: (416) 644-1752
ken@rockcliffmetals.com

CHF Capital Markets
Cathy Hume, CEO
Phone: (416) 868-1079 ext.231
cathy@chfir.com


Rockcliff Purchases Lucky Jack Gold Property, Manitoba

Toronto, ON – November 28, 2017 – Rockcliff Metals Corporation (“Rockcliff“ or the “Company”) (TSX.V: RCLF) (FRANKFURT: RO0, WKN: A2H60G) is pleased to announce that the Company, through its 100% owned subsidiary, Goldpath Resources Corp., has purchased a 100% interest in the Lucky Jack Gold Property, located in the historic Wekusko-Herb Lake gold camp in Snow Lake, Manitoba.  The Lucky Jack Gold Property totals 15 mining claims covering 2,557 hectares and is located immediately south of the Company’s Laguna Gold Property which hosts the former producing Laguna Gold Mine, Manitoba’s first and highest-grade gold mine. The Lucky Jack Gold Property becomes part of the Company’s Manitoba property portfolio, one of the highest-grade base and precious metals property portfolios in North America. The Company’s property portfolio is in the Snow Lake mining camp located within the prolific Flin Flon-Snow Lake greenstone belt hosting high-grade precious and base metal deposits and mines.

Ken Lapierre President & CEO stated “While we remain focused on advancing our high grade Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide deposits and are presently drilling the high-grade Bur Zinc Deposit, the opportunity to grow our gold portfolio adjacent to the high-grade Laguna Gold Property was opportunistic and now strengthens our growing gold assets in the camp.  The Lucky Jack Gold Property has superior gold potential within the historic Wekusko-Herb Lake gold camp, excellent infrastructure and complements our existing gold assets. We look forward to exploring and advancing our geological understanding and gold potential at the Lucky Jack Gold Property next year.”

Please refer to Figure 1 on the following page for Lucky Jack Gold property highlights.

Lucky Jack Gold Property Highlights

At the Lucky Jack Gold Property, gold mineralization is hosted in foliated and fractured zones and sulphide bearing quartz veins and stringers located near the contact of granite, granodiorite and pegmatite rocks with the surrounding volcanic, intrusive and sedimentary rocks. Geophysical evidence suggests that gold mineralization is associated along the contacts of multi-kilometre long magnetometer anomalies and that at least 6 magnetometer anomalies have been identified within the Lucky Jack Gold Property.

Limited historical work has been completed at the Lucky Jack Property.  A main shaft was sunk in 1924 on a quartz vein system 1,000 metres long and up 15 to 25 metres wide, as documented by the Mineral Inventory of Manitoba (J.D. Bamburak-1980). A total of 21 grab samples from the main shaft area were reported to have averaged 66.0 grams per tonne(g/t) gold.  In 1982, channel samples completed by Cangold Ltd. near the main shaft assayed from 11.0 gpt across 0.4 metres to 44.2 g/t gold across 1.4 metres and gold values were recorded over a strike length of 130 metres.  In 1988, drilling completed by Granges Exploration Ltd. around the main shaft area intersected significant gold assays including in Hole # BAR-3 of 8.9 g/t across 1.0 metres, 15.9 g/t across 1.0 metres, 19.6 g/t across 0.5 metres and 32.5 g/t across 0.5 metres above 75 metres vertical.   In 1985, one drill hole (KUS169) completed by Hudbay Minerals Inc. on a separate gold-rich system 1.7 kilometres west of the main shaft intersected gold values above 75 metres vertical of 5.6 g/t across 0.3 metres, 11.5 g/t across 0.46 metres and 58.5 g/t across 0.40 metres.  A third area of gold potential 5.5 kilometres northwest of the main shaft intersected a gossan-rich zone 5 to 10 metres wide with samples up to 20.6 g/t gold.

Figure 1: Total Magnetic Field Intensity Map over the Lucky Jack Property To view the graphic in its original size, please click here

Figure 1: Total Magnetic Field Intensity Map over the Lucky Jack Property
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Rockcliff purchased 100% of the Lucky Jack Gold property for $77,250 and a 2% net smelter royalty (NSR) on seven of the fifteen claims.  Half of the NSR can be purchased at any time for $500,000 per 0.5% NSR.  Rockcliff has the right of first refusal on the remaining NSR on the property.

Ken Lapierre P.Geo., President and CEO of Rockcliff, a Qualified Person in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in NI 43-101, has read and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained in this press release.

About Rockcliff Metals Corporation

On November 1, 2017 Rockcliff Copper Corporation changed its name to Rockcliff Metals Corporation.  The change of name better reflects the polymetallic nature of the Company’s high-grade VMS properties that comprise copper, gold, zinc and silver.

Rockcliff is a Canadian resource exploration company focused on the discovery, advancement and consolidation of a portfolio of the highest grade, undeveloped metal deposits in the prolific Flin Flon – Snow Lake greenstone belt located in central Manitoba. The Company’s current portfolio of projects, totalling in excess of 45,000 hectares, is located in and around the Snow Lake mining camp and hosts the highest grade undeveloped NI 43-101 compliant copper deposits (the gold-rich Talbot copper deposit and the Rail copper deposit), and the highest grade undeveloped historical zinc deposits (the Lon zinc deposit, the Bur zinc deposit, the Morgan zinc deposit and the down dip continuation of the Pen zinc deposit).  The Company’s projects also include Manitoba’s first and highest grade former lode gold producer (Laguna Gold Property), four additional gold-rich properties (Lucky Jack Gold Property, SLG Gold Property, Berry Creek Gold Property and DSN Gold Property), a Net Smelter Royalty on the Tower Copper Property (the T-1 copper deposit) and the optioned near surface high grade MacBride zinc deposit located north of Leaf Rapids, Manitoba.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This news release includes forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward looking. Although Rockcliff believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information, please contact: 

Rockcliff Metals Corporation
Ken Lapierre, P.Geo
President & CEO
Cell: (647) 678-3879
Off: (416) 644-1752
ken@rockcliffmetals.com

CHF Capital Markets
Cathy Hume, CEO
Phone: (416) 868-1079 ext.231
cathy@chfir.com


Rockcliff to Update National Instrument 43-101 Resource at Talbot Additional Geophysical Survey Warranted below Talbot Deposit

Toronto, ON – November 1, 2017 – Rockcliff Metals Corporation (“Rockcliff“ or the “Company”) (TSX.V: RCLF) (FRANKFURT: RO0, WKN: A2H60G) is pleased to announce it has initiated an updated National Instrument (NI) 43-101 Resource estimate at the Talbot Copper Property. The resource will be completed by SRK Consulting.  Rockcliff will also initiate a DPEM geophysical survey where previous geophysics outlined the West Talbot Deep Conductive Plate, a large untested anomaly strengthening below and west of the Talbot Copper Deposit (see Figure 1). The Talbot Copper Property is part of the Company’s Manitoba property portfolio centered on the Snow Lake Mining Camp within the prolific Flin Flon-Snow Lake Greenstone Belt.

Rockcliff President and CEO commented, “We are excited about updating the present resource on the Talbot Copper Deposit after our phase 2 drill program identified additional areas of high grade enrichment in the hanging wall and along strike of the present resource.  The additional DPEM geophysical survey will help us vector in on the exact up dip location of the West Talbot Deep Conductive Plate.  The Talbot Copper Deposit was originally identified as a smaller geophysical conductive plate so any new larger plates identified in this area are viewed as high priority targets.  Both the resource update and geophysical survey are anticipated to be completed prior to the end of the year and data will be released when results are available. Planned drilling in 2018 will aid our advancement of the Talbot Copper Property and further define the potential size of the Talbot Copper Deposit.” 

Present Talbot Copper Deposit NI 43-101 Resource Completed January 25, 2016:

On February 4, 2016, Rockcliff announced on the Talbot Copper Property an Inferred Mineral Resource as set out in the National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) technical report dated January 25, 2016 and titled “Technical Report on the Talbot Property, Manitoba, Canada” (the “Technical Report”), a copy of which is available on the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com, in respect of an initial Mineral Resource Estimate prepared by Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. (“RPA”) for the Talbot Copper Deposit located on the Talbot Copper Property in central Manitoba.

The Inferred Mineral Resource Statement prepared by RPA for the Talbot deposit is detailed below.

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West Talbot Deep Conductive Plate:

A preliminary 3D longitudinal section of the Talbot Copper Deposit area highlighting the known nearby conductive plates including the West Talbot Deep Conductive.

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*Copper Equivalent (CuEq) = Cu grade + ((Zn grade%/100 x Zn price) + (Au grade gpt x Au price/gram) + (Ag grade gpt x Ag price/gram))/Cu price x 100. The numbers may not add up due to rounding.

Rockcliff can earn a 51% interest in the Talbot Property from Hudbay Minerals Inc. Please refer to the news release dated October 11, 2016 for specific terms of the option agreement.

Ken Lapierre P.Geo., President and CEO of Rockcliff, a Qualified Person in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in NI 43-101, has read and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained in this press release.

About Rockcliff Metals Corporation

On November 1, 2017 Rockcliff Copper Corporation changed its name to Rockcliff Metals Corporation.  The change of name better reflects the polymetallic nature of the Company’s high-grade VMS properties that comprise copper, gold, zinc and silver.

Rockcliff is a Canadian resource exploration company focused on the discovery, advancement and consolidation of a portfolio of the highest grade, undeveloped metal deposits in the prolific Flin Flon – Snow Lake Greenstone Belt located in central Manitoba. The Company’s current portfolio of projects, totalling in excess of 45,000 hectares, is located in and around the Snow Lake mining camp and hosts the highest grade undeveloped NI 43-101 compliant copper deposits (the gold-rich Talbot copper deposit and the Rail copper deposit), and the highest grade undeveloped historical zinc deposits (the Lon zinc deposit, the Bur zinc deposit, the Morgan zinc deposit and the down dip continuation of the Pen zinc deposit).  The Company’s projects also include Manitoba’s first and highest grade former lode gold producer (Laguna gold property), three additional gold-rich properties (SLG gold property, DSN gold property and Berry Creek gold property), a Net Smelter Royalty on the Tower property (the T-1 copper deposit) and the optioned near surface high grade MacBride zinc deposit located north of Snow Lake near Leaf Rapids, Manitoba.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This news release includes forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward looking. Although Rockcliff believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information, please contact: 

Rockcliff Metals Corporation
Ken Lapierre, P.Geo
President & CEO
Cell: (647) 678-3879
Off: (416) 644-1752
ken@rockcliffmetals.com

CHF Capital Markets
Cathy Hume, CEO
Phone: (416) 868-1079 ext.231
cathy@chfir.com

 


Rockcliff Commences Drilling to Expand High Grade Bur Zinc Deposit

Toronto, ON – November 1, 2017 – Rockcliff Metals Corporation (“Rockcliff“ or the “Company”) (TSX.V: RCLF) (FRANKFURT: RO0, WKN: A2H60G)  is pleased to announce the commencement of a phase one drill program on the Bur Zinc Property. The drill program is planned to include between 10 to 15 holes totalling approximately 3,000 metres and will focus on expanding the high grade Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (VMS) Bur Zinc Deposit.  The Bur Zinc Property is part of the Company’s Manitoba property portfolio and is located approximately 22 kilometres by road from Hudbay Minerals Inc.’s (“Hudbay”, HBM:TSX;NYSE) copper-zinc concentrator centred in the Snow Lake mining camp within the prolific Flin Flon-Snow Lake Greenstone Belt located in central Manitoba.

A report was prepared on the Bur Zinc Property in 2007. Rockcliff is treating the estimate of mineral resources in the Bur Deposit Report as a “historical estimate” under NI 43-101 and not as a current mineral resource.

Historical Resource, Bur Deposit, Snow Lake, Manitoba

Notes: 1. CIM definitions were followed for the estimation of mineral resources. 2. Mineral resources are estimated at a zinc equivalent cut-off of 5%. 3. Cut-off grade was based on a zinc price of US$1.15 per pound and a copper price of US$2.35 per pound. 4. Given the tonnage, grade and orientation of the deposit, AMEC considered the Bur Deposit to be reasonably amenable to extraction using underground mining methods. 5. Specific Gravity measurements used to estimate the mineral resource tonnes ranged from 2.64 to 3.74 with an average of 3.16. 6. A minimum mining width of 3 metres was used. 7. Mineral resources are not mineral reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability. 8. The deposit was documented in a report dated October 1, 2007 and titled “Bur Project, Snow Lake Manitoba, Canada NI 43-101 Technical Report” (the “Bur Deposit Report”). The report was prepared for Hudbay by AMEC Americas Limited (AMEC) and was filed on Hudbay’s SEDAR profile on January 31, 2008.

Notes:
1. CIM definitions were followed for the estimation of mineral resources.
2. Mineral resources are estimated at a zinc equivalent cut-off of 5%.
3. Cut-off grade was based on a zinc price of US$1.15 per pound and a copper price of US$2.35 per pound.
4. Given the tonnage, grade and orientation of the deposit, AMEC considered the Bur Deposit to be reasonably amenable to extraction using underground mining methods.
5. Specific Gravity measurements used to estimate the mineral resource tonnes ranged from 2.64 to 3.74 with an average of 3.16.
6. A minimum mining width of 3 metres was used.
7. Mineral resources are not mineral reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability.
8. The deposit was documented in a report dated October 1, 2007 and titled “Bur Project, Snow Lake Manitoba, Canada NI 43-101 Technical Report” (the “Bur Deposit Report”). The report was prepared for Hudbay by AMEC Americas Limited (AMEC) and was filed on Hudbay’s SEDAR profile on January 31, 2008.

Historical estimates of grade and tonnage given in this press release are viewed as reliable and relevant based on the information and methods used at the time. They were prepared in compliance with resource definitions under NI 43-101 but must be considered only as historic resources as the Bur Deposit Report was prepared for Hudbay in 2007. Neither Rockcliff nor its Qualified Persons have done sufficient work to classify the historic estimate as a current mineral resource under current mineral resource or mineral reserve terminology and are not treating the historic estimate as a current mineral resource. The historic resource should not be relied upon.  Additional work including surface geophysics, drilling and bore-hole geophysics will need to be completed to upgrade the historical resource to current.

The Bur Zinc Deposit is a stratiform, distal, massive sulphide deposit that occurs within a narrow turbidite assemblage of interbedded metagreywacke, metasiltstone and graphitic meta-argillite in a basinal area situated between two granitic intrusions. The northeast striking deposit dips 60-70 degrees northwest, ranges from <0.3m up to 5m thick with a known lateral extent of approximately 4,500 metres.  Historical drilling encountered disseminated, semi-massive and massive sulphide mineralization below overburden to a vertical depth of 950 metres. Mineralization consists of sphalerite, chalcopyrite, pyrrhotite, pyrite, galena and arsenopyrite. The Bur Zinc Deposit contains up to 20% felsic or cherty nodules consisting of wall rock and late quartz fragments displaying a brecciated texture to the mineralization.  The Bur Zinc Deposit remains open in all directions.

Rockcliff can earn a 100% interest in the Bur Zinc Property from Hudbay by spending $3.0M in exploration over a four year period with escalating yearly expenditure requirements.  The first and second year expenditure requirements are $400K and $600K, respectively.  Once the 100% earn-in is complete, Rockcliff may exercise its option to own a 100% interest in the property.  On exercise of the option, Hudbay will receive a 2% Net Smelter Return (NSR) royalty.  Hudbay will then have one year (the buy-back waiting period) to decide whether to buy back 70% of the property by paying Rockcliff a total of $3.0M cash over a three year period.  Hudbay will also pay Rockcliff double the exploration expenditures, if any, incurred by Rockcliff during the buy-back waiting period, capped at $1.5M, if Hudbay elects to exercise its buy-back right. Upon Hudbay exercising its buy-back right, Hudbay’s right to receive the 2% NSR royalty on the property will terminate. Hudbay and Rockcliff will then form a joint venture on a 70/30 (Hudbay/Rockcliff) basis and will be responsible for their respective pro rata share of any further exploration of the property.  If a decision is then made to develop a mine, Hudbay shall contribute on behalf of Rockcliff, the Company’s proportionate share of the expenses associated with developing the mine in the form of a non-interest bearing loan, repayable from operating cash flow in accordance with the terms of the joint venture agreement.

Ken Lapierre P.Geo., President and CEO of Rockcliff., a Qualified Person in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in NI 43-101, has read and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained in this press release.

About Rockcliff Metals Corporation

On November 1, 2017 Rockcliff Copper Corporation changed its name to Rockcliff Metals Corporation.  The change of name better reflects the polymetallic nature of the Company’s high-grade VMS properties that comprise copper, gold, zinc and silver.

Rockcliff is a Canadian resource exploration company focused on the discovery, advancement and consolidation of a portfolio of the highest grade, undeveloped metal deposits in the prolific Flin Flon – Snow Lake Greenstone Belt located in central Manitoba. The Company’s current portfolio of projects, totalling in excess of 45,000 hectares, is located in and around the Snow Lake mining camp and hosts the highest grade undeveloped NI 43-101 compliant copper deposits (the gold-rich Talbot copper deposit and the Rail copper deposit), and the highest grade undeveloped historical zinc deposits (the Lon zinc deposit, the Bur zinc deposit, the Morgan zinc deposit and the down dip continuation of the Pen zinc deposit).  The Company’s projects also include Manitoba’s first and highest grade former lode gold producer (Laguna gold property), three additional gold-rich properties (SLG gold property, DSN gold property and Berry Creek gold property), a Net Smelter Royalty on the Tower property (the T-1 copper deposit) and the optioned near surface high grade MacBride zinc deposit located north of Snow Lake near Leaf Rapids, Manitoba.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This news release includes forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward looking. Although Rockcliff believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information, please contact: 

Rockcliff Metals Corporation
Ken Lapierre, P.Geo
President & CEO
Cell: (647) 678-3879
Off: (416) 644-1752
klapierre@rockcliffcoppercorp.com

CHF Capital Markets
Cathy Hume, CEO
Phone: (416) 868-1079 ext.231
cathy@chfir.com


Rockcliff Announces Name Change

Toronto, ON – November 1, 2017 – Rockcliff Copper Corporation (“Rockcliff“ or the “Company”) (TSX.V: RCU) (FRANKFURT: RO0, WKN: A142TR) is pleased to announce that TSX Venture Exchange has approved the change of name of the Company from “Rockcliff Copper Corporation” to “Rockcliff Metals Corporation”.  The change of name will become effective at the opening of the market on November 2, 2017 under the new symbol “RCLF”.  The CUSIP number assigned to the Company’s shares following the name change is 77289R100.  The change of name better reflects the polymetallic nature of the Company’s high grade VMS properties that comprise copper, zinc, silver and gold.

About Rockcliff Metals Corporation

Rockcliff is a Canadian resource exploration company focused on the discovery, advancement and consolidation of a portfolio of the highest grade, undeveloped metal deposits in the prolific Flin Flon – Snow Lake Greenstone Belt located in central Manitoba. The Company’s current portfolio of projects, totalling in excess of 45,000 hectares, is located in and around the Snow Lake mining camp and hosts the highest grade undeveloped NI 43-101 copper deposits (the gold-rich Talbot copper deposit and the Rail copper deposit), and the highest grade undeveloped historical zinc deposits (the Lon zinc deposit, the Bur zinc deposit, the Morgan zinc deposit and the down dip continuation of the Pen zinc deposit).  The Company’s projects also include Manitoba’s first and highest grade former lode gold producer (Laguna gold property), two additional gold-rich properties (SLG gold property and DSN gold property), a Net Smelter Royalty (NSR) on the Tower property (the T-1 copper deposit) and the near surface MacBride zinc deposit located north of Snow Lake near Leaf Rapids, Manitoba.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This news release includes forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward looking. Although Rockcliff believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information, please contact: 

Rockcliff Metals Corporation
Ken Lapierre, P.Geo
President & CEO
Cell: (647) 678-3879
Off: (416) 644-1752
klapierre@rockcliffcoppercorp.com

CHF Capital Markets
Cathy Hume, CEO
Phone: (416) 868-1079 ext.231
cathy@chfir.com


Rockcliff Options MacBride Zinc-Copper Deposit to Nevada Zinc

Toronto, ON – October 23, 2017 – Rockcliff Copper Corporation (“Rockcliff“ or the “Company”) (TSX.V: RCU) (FRANKFURT: RO0, WKN: A142TR) is pleased to announce that it has optioned its 100% owned MacBride zinc property to Nevada Zinc Corporation (“Nevada Zinc”)(TSX.V:NZN).  The MacBride zinc property is located 45 kilometres north of Leaf Rapids, Manitoba and hosts the near surface historical high grade MacBride zinc deposit.  The MacBride zinc property is within the same Archean-aged metavolcanic rocks and interbedded meta-sediments that host the nearby former large open pit and underground Ruttan zinc-copper mine. The property hosts the near surface high grade MacBride zinc deposit which remains open in all directions.

President & CEO of Rockcliff, Ken Lapierre commented, “We are delighted to have Nevada Zinc’s financial capabilities, expertise and knowledge in exploring this high grade zinc-copper asset north of our core base metal property portfolio which is located in Snow Lake, Manitoba.   Exploring non-core assets with other financing alternatives that eliminates share dilution of Rockcliff is an important strategic business plan for us.  We look forward to advancing this property and welcome Nevada Zinc to Manitoba.”

The MacBride zinc property includes 22 contiguous mining claims totalling 4,992 hectares and is located in central Manitoba.  An historical report by Knobby Lake Mines Limited in 1977 outlined a resource for the MacBride zinc deposit.  Rockcliff is treating this mineral resource for the MacBride zinc deposit as an “historical estimate” under NI 43-101 and not as a current mineral resource.

Historical Resource, MacBride Zinc Deposit, Leaf Rapids, Manitoba

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Historical estimates of grade and tonnage given in this press release are viewed as reliable and relevant based on the information and methods used at the time. However, they were not prepared in compliance with resource definitions under NI 43-101 and must be considered only as historic resources. Neither Rockcliff nor its Qualified Persons have done sufficient work to classify the historic estimate as a current mineral resource under current mineral resource or mineral reserve terminology and are not treating the historic estimate as a current mineral resource.. The historic resource should not be relied upon.  Additional work including surface geophysics, drilling and bore hole geophysics will need to be completed to upgrade the historical resource to current NI43-101 standards.

Rockcliff has agreed to option up to an 80% working interest in its 100% owned MacBride zinc property to Nevada Zinc. Nevada Zinc can earn a 70% interest in the MacBride zinc property by (i) issuing 200,000 common shares and paying $30,000 to Rockcliff within five business days of TSX Venture Exchange approval to the transaction; (ii) paying a further $170,000 in option payments to the Company by the 3rd anniversary date of the closing of the transaction; and (iii) spending $2.5 million on exploration of the property over five years with a minimum expenditure of $250,000 per year. Once Nevada Zinc has earned its 70% interest it can enter into a joint venture with Rockcliff or it can elect to earn an additional 10% interest (the “Additional Interest”) by giving notice to Rockcliff and making a cash payment of $2 million within 60 days of earning its 70% interest. If Nevada Zinc earns the Additional Interest, the parties will enter into a joint venture with Nevada Zinc holding an 80% interest and Rockcliff holding a 20% interest in the property. In the event either party has its ownership interest reduced below 10% its interest shall convert to a 1% net smelter returns royalty or a 0.5% royalty on those claims subject to a pre-existing royalty. Part of the MacBride zinc property is subject to a 2% net smelter returns royalty in favour of the original vendor of the property, 1% of which can be purchased for $1,000,000.

Bruce Durham is the President, CEO and a director of Nevada Zinc and a director and Chairman of the Board of Rockcliff and Don Christie is the CFO, Secretary and a director of Nevada Zinc and a director of Rockcliff.  The disinterested directors of Rockcliff approved the option of the MacBride zinc property to Nevada Zinc.

Ken Lapierre P.Geo., President and CEO of Rockcliff., a Qualified Person in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in NI 43-101, has read and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained in this press release.

About Rockcliff Copper Corporation

Rockcliff is a Canadian resource exploration company focused on the discovery, advancement and consolidation of a portfolio of the highest grade, undeveloped metal deposits in the prolific Flin Flon – Snow Lake Greenstone Belt located in central Manitoba. The Company’s current portfolio of projects, totalling in excess of 45,000 hectares, is located in and around the Snow Lake mining camp and hosts the highest grade undeveloped NI 43-101 copper deposits (the gold-rich Talbot copper deposit and the Rail copper deposit), and the highest grade undeveloped historical zinc deposits (the Lon zinc deposit, the Bur zinc deposit, the Morgan zinc deposit and the down dip continuation of the Pen zinc deposit).  The Company’s projects also include Manitoba’s first and highest grade former lode gold producer (Laguna gold property), two additional gold-rich properties (SLG gold property and DSN gold property), a Net Smelter Royalty (NSR) on the Tower property (the T-1 copper deposit) and the near surface MacBride zinc deposit located north of Snow Lake near Leaf Rapids, Manitoba.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This news release includes forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward looking. Although Rockcliff believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information, please contact: 

Rockcliff Copper Corporation
Ken Lapierre, P.Geo
President & CEO
Cell: (647) 678-3879
Off: (416) 644-1752
klapierre@rockcliffcoppercorp.com

CHF Capital Markets
Cathy Hume, CEO
Phone: (416) 868-1079 ext.231
cathy@chfir.com


Rockcliff Acquires Gold Property, Snow Lake, Manitoba

Toronto, ON – October 5, 2017 – Rockcliff Copper Corporation (“Rockcliff“ or the “Company”) (TSX.V: RCU) (FRANKFURT: RO0, WKN: A142TR) is pleased to announce that the Company, through its 100% owned subsidiary, Goldpath Resources Corp., has entered into an option agreement to earn a 100% interest in the Berry Creek gold property, located in Snow Lake, Manitoba.  The Berry Creek gold property is located approximately 5 kilometres by highway from a 2,000 tonne per day (“tpd”) gold mill facility in the Snow Lake mining camp within the prolific Flin Flon-Snow Lake Greenstone Belt located in central Manitoba.

President & CEO of Rockcliff, Ken Lapierre commented, “The Berry Creek gold property becomes our fourth high grade gold property located in the middle of a world class Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide mining camp known originally for its gold mining potential.  The Berry Creek gold property hosts numerous areas with high grade gold mineralization located in outcrop and in surface trenches. Historical diamond drilling below the trenches also intersected high grade gold mineralization in gold bearing quartz-rich intrusive rocks. The gold mineralization is interpreted to be associated with fault splays off the main regional Berry Creek Thrust Fault within a large felsic to intermediate intrusive complex. The potential gold targets on the Berry Creek gold property are high grade gold within quartz veins and low grade gold in intrusive rocks which has never been investigated historically. Our plan is to advance the Berry Creek gold property through geophysics, geology and drilling in 2018.”

Several areas of historical gold mineralization on the Berry Creek gold property include:

1. Visible gold in grab samples.  Assays from trace up to 90.0g/t gold , trace up to 2.48% zinc and trace up to 0.51% copper
2. Drill hole Snow-03 intersected 3.8g/t gold across 3.6 metres starting at 6.6 metres
3. Drill hole Snow-06 intersected 4.7g/t gold across 4.3 metres starting at 37.0 metres including 19.0g/t gold across 0.5 metres
4. Drill hole Snow-17 intersected 3.5g/t gold across 4.0 metres starting at 17.5 metres including 13.4g/t gold across 0.5 metres

Several highlights of the Berry Creek gold property include:

1. High Grade Gold: surface Visible Gold and high grade gold drill results above 100 metres vertical
2. Low Grade Gold: potential for a large low grade gold environment
3. Location: 5 kilometres from a 2,000tpd gold mill facility in the Snow Lake mining camp
4. Geophysical Anomalies: untested airborne anomalies are located within property
5. Base Metal Potential: property surrounded by base metal mines and deposits

Rockcliff can acquire a 100% interest in the Berry Creek gold property by paying the owner an aggregate of $140,000 cash over a three year period including $35,000 on signing and $35,000 annually in three equal payments.  Expenditure requirements to keep the option in good standing over five years total $500,000 with a minimum $75,000 expenditure requirement in in any year. The owner will retain a 2.0% Net Smelter Royalty (NSR) on the Berry Creek gold property  of which 1.0% NSR can be purchased at any time for $500,000 per 0.5% NSR.  The owner’s remaining NSR will be subject to a right of first refusal in favour of Rockcliff.

Ken Lapierre P.Geo., President and CEO of Rockcliff., a Qualified Person in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in NI 43-101, has read and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained in this press release.

About Rockcliff Copper Corporation

Rockcliff is a Canadian resource exploration company focused on the discovery, advancement and consolidation of a portfolio of the highest grade, undeveloped metal deposits in the prolific Flin Flon – Snow Lake Greenstone Belt located in central Manitoba. The Company’s current portfolio of projects, totalling in excess of 45,000 hectares, is located in and around the Snow Lake mining camp and hosts the highest grade undeveloped NI 43-101 copper deposits (the gold-rich Talbot copper deposit and the Rail copper deposit), and the highest grade undeveloped historical zinc deposits (the Lon zinc deposit, the Bur zinc deposit, the Morgan zinc deposit and the down dip continuation of the Pen zinc deposit).  The Company’s projects also include Manitoba’s first and highest grade former lode gold producer (Laguna gold property), three additional gold-rich properties (SLG gold property, DSN gold property and Berry Creek gold property), a Net Smelter Royalty (NSR) on the Tower property (the T-1 copper deposit)slated for potential production in 2019 and the near surface MacBride zinc deposit located north of Snow Lake near Leaf Rapids, Manitoba.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This news release includes forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward looking. Although Rockcliff believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information, please contact: 

Rockcliff Copper Corporation
Ken Lapierre, P.Geo
President & CEO
Cell: (647) 678-3879
Off: (416) 644-1752
klapierre@rockcliffcoppercorp.com

CHF Capital Markets
Cathy Hume, CEO
Phone: (416) 868-1079 ext.231
cathy@chfir.com


Rockcliff to Commence Drilling at High Grade Bur Zinc Property

Toronto, ON – September 26, 2017 – Rockcliff Copper Corporation (“Rockcliff“ or the “Company”) (TSX.V: RCU) (FRANKFURT: RO0, WKN: A142TR)  is pleased to announce that a first phase drill program on the Company’s Bur Zinc Property will commence in October. The fully permitted drill program is planned to include between 10 to 15 holes totalling approximately 3,000 metres and will focus on expanding the high grade Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (VMS) Bur Zinc Deposit located on the Bur Zinc Property.  The Bur Zinc Property is part of the Company’s Manitoba property portfolio and is located approximately 22 kilometres by road from Hudbay Minerals Inc.’s (“Hudbay”, HBM:TSX;NYSE) copper-zinc concentrator centred in the Snow Lake mining camp within the prolific Flin Flon-Snow Lake Greenstone Belt located in central Manitoba.

Rockcliff’s President and CEO Ken Lapierre commented, “The Bur zinc deposit is one of the highest grade undeveloped zinc-rich deposits in the Flin Flon-Snow Lake mining camp within trucking distance to an operating base metal mill facility.  The drilling program is designed to identify additional zinc-rich mineralization along strike and at depth to the existing historical Bur zinc deposit. We are confident that this first phase drill program will be successful in achieving our goal of advancing this high grade zinc asset”.

A report was prepared on the Bur zinc property in 2007. Rockcliff is treating the estimate of mineral resources in the Bur Deposit Report as a “historical estimate” under NI 43-101 and not as a current mineral resource.

Historical Resource, Bur Deposit, Snow Lake, Manitoba

Notes: 1. CIM definitions were followed for the estimation of mineral resources. 2. Mineral resources are estimated at a zinc equivalent cut-off of 5%. 3. Cut-off grade was based on a zinc price of US$1.15 per pound and a copper price of US$2.35 per pound. 4. Given the tonnage, grade and orientation of the deposit, AMEC considered the Bur Deposit to be reasonably amenable to extraction using underground mining methods. 5. Specific Gravity measurements used to estimate the mineral resource tonnes ranged from 2.64 to 3.74 with an average of 3.16. 6. A minimum mining width of 3 metres was used. 7. Mineral resources are not mineral reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability. 8. The deposit was documented in a report dated October 1, 2007 and titled “Bur Project, Snow Lake Manitoba, Canada NI 43-101 Technical Report” (the “Bur Deposit Report”). The report was prepared for Hudbay by AMEC Americas Limited (AMEC) and was filed on Hudbay’s SEDAR profile on January 31, 2008.

Notes:

1. CIM definitions were followed for the estimation of mineral resources.
2. Mineral resources are estimated at a zinc equivalent cut-off of 5%.
3. Cut-off grade was based on a zinc price of US$1.15 per pound and a copper price of US$2.35 per pound.
4. Given the tonnage, grade and orientation of the deposit, AMEC considered the Bur Deposit to be reasonably amenable to extraction using underground mining methods.
5. Specific Gravity measurements used to estimate the mineral resource tonnes ranged from 2.64 to 3.74 with an average of 3.16.
6. A minimum mining width of 3 metres was used.
7. Mineral resources are not mineral reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability.
8. The deposit was documented in a report dated October 1, 2007 and titled “Bur Project, Snow Lake Manitoba, Canada NI 43-101 Technical Report” (the “Bur Deposit Report”). The report was prepared for Hudbay by AMEC Americas Limited (AMEC) and was filed on Hudbay’s SEDAR profile on January 31, 2008.

Historical estimates of grade and tonnage given in this press release are viewed as reliable and relevant based on the information and methods used at the time. They were prepared in compliance with resource definitions under NI 43-101 but must be considered only as historic resources as the Bur Deposit Report was prepared for Hudbay in 2007. Neither Rockcliff nor its Qualified Persons have done sufficient work to classify the historic estimate as a current mineral resource under current mineral resource or mineral reserve terminology and are not treating the historic estimate as a current mineral resource. The historic resource should not be relied upon.  Additional work including surface geophysics, drilling and bore hole geophysics will need to be completed to upgrade the historical resource to current.

The Bur zinc deposit is a stratiform, distal, massive sulphide deposit that occurs within a narrow turbidite assemblage of interbedded metagreywacke, metasiltstone and graphitic meta-argillite in a basinal area situated between two granitic intrusions. The northeast striking deposit dips 60-70 degrees northwest, ranges from <0.3m up to 5m thick with a known lateral extent of approximately 4,500 metres.  Historical drilling encountered disseminated, semi-massive and massive sulphide mineralization below overburden to a vertical depth of 950 metres. Mineralization consists of sphalerite, chalcopyrite, pyrrhotite, pyrite, galena and arsenopyrite. The Bur zinc deposit contains up to 20% felsic or cherty nodules consisting of wall rock and late quartz fragments displaying a brecciated texture to the mineralization.  The Bur zinc deposit remains open in all directions.

Rockcliff can earn a 100% interest in the Bur zinc property from Hudbay by spending $3.0M in exploration over a four year period with escalating yearly expenditure requirements.  The first and second year expenditure requirements are $400K and $600K, respectively.  Once the 100% earn-in is complete, Rockcliff may exercise its option to own a 100% interest in the property.  On exercise of the option, Hudbay will receive a 2% Net Smelter Return (NSR) royalty.  Hudbay will then have one year (the buy-back waiting period) to decide whether to buy back 70% of the property by paying Rockcliff a total of $3.0M cash over a three year period.  Hudbay will also pay Rockcliff double the exploration expenditures, if any, incurred by Rockcliff during the buy-back waiting period, capped at $1.5M, if Hudbay elects to exercise its buy-back right. Upon Hudbay exercising its buy-back right, Hudbay’s right to receive the 2% NSR royalty on the property will terminate. Hudbay and Rockcliff will then form a joint venture on a 70/30 (Hudbay/Rockcliff) basis and will be responsible for their respective pro rata share of any further exploration of the property.  If a decision is then made to develop a mine, Hudbay shall contribute on behalf of Rockcliff, the Company’s proportionate share of the expenses associated with developing the mine in the form of a non-interest bearing loan, repayable from operating cash flow in accordance with the terms of the joint venture agreement.

Ken Lapierre P.Geo., President and CEO of Rockcliff., a Qualified Person in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in NI 43-101, has read and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained in this press release.

About Rockcliff Copper Corporation

Rockcliff is a Canadian resource exploration company focused on the discovery, advancement and consolidation of a portfolio of the highest grade, undeveloped metal deposits in the prolific Flin Flon – Snow Lake Greenstone Belt located in central Manitoba. The Company’s current portfolio of projects, totalling in excess of 45,000 hectares, is located in and around the Snow Lake mining camp and hosts the highest grade undeveloped NI 43-101 copper deposits (the gold-rich Talbot copper deposit and the Rail copper deposit), and the highest grade undeveloped historical zinc deposits (the Lon zinc deposit, the Bur zinc deposit, the Morgan zinc deposit and the down dip continuation of the Pen zinc deposit).  The Company’s projects also include Manitoba’s first and highest grade former lode gold producer (Laguna gold property), two additional gold-rich properties (SLG gold property and DSN gold property), a Net Smelter Royalty (NSR) on the Tower property (the T-1 copper deposit) and the near surface MacBride zinc deposit located north of Snow Lake near Leaf Rapids, Manitoba.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This news release includes forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward looking. Although Rockcliff believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information, please contact: 

Rockcliff Copper Corporation
Ken Lapierre, P.Geo
President & CEO
Cell: (647) 678-3879
Off: (416) 644-1752
klapierre@rockcliffcoppercorp.com

CHF Capital Markets
Cathy Hume, CEO
Phone: (416) 868-1079 ext.231
cathy@chfir.com


Rockcliff’s Geophysical Survey Identifies Gold Targets at the Laguna Gold Property, Snow Lake, Manitoba

Toronto, ON – September 7, 2017 –  Rockcliff Copper Corporation ("Rockcliff" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: RCU) (FRANKFURT: RO0) (WKN: A142TR) is pleased to announce that an airborne drone magnetometer survey has been completed at the Company’s high grade Laguna Gold Property, Snow Lake, Manitoba.  The survey has identified the Laguna Gold Mine Trend, a minimum 6 kilometre long, structurally complex geological environment associated with known surface-exposed structurally controlled gold bearing quartz stockwork systems.  The Laguna Gold Property hosts the former high-grade Laguna gold mine, Manitoba’s first and highest grade gold mine and is part of the Company’s Snow Lake Project.  The Snow Lake Project is one of the highest grade precious and base metals property portfolios in North America. The Snow Lake Project is located in the prolific Flin Flon-Snow Lake mining camp which has had over a 100 year history in mining of high grade precious and base metals.

Ken Lapierre President & CEO stated "the airborne drone magnetometer survey successfully identified the Laguna Gold Mine Trend, a six kilometre long by 200 metre wide structurally complex geological trend. The Laguna Gold Mine Trend hosts multiple, surface-exposed, high grade gold-bearing quartz vein stockwork systems which are associated with sub-parallel subsidiary fault splays east of a major regional NE-SW trending thrust fault known as the Crowduck Bay Fault.  The high grade gold bearing quartz vein stockworks are located along high-strain zones on or near the contact with partially exposed folded quartz-feldspar-porphyry intrusions.  The potential for the discovery of additional gold bearing quartz vein stockworks within the Laguna Gold Mine Trend is considered excellent and represents the priority target at the Laguna Gold Property.  Additional surveys including VLF and IP geophysical surveys across the Laguna Gold Mine Trend are nearing completion and results will be released in the coming weeks.”

About the Laguna Gold Mine, Manitoba’s First and Highest Grade Gold Mine

The Laguna Gold Property hosts the Laguna gold mine, Manitoba’s first and highest grade former gold mine located in the Flin Flon-Snow Lake mining camp. Historical, intermittent gold mining between 1916 and 1939 produced over 60,000 ounces of high grade gold grading approximately 19.0 g/t.  The Laguna gold mine’s infrastructure consists of a reclaimed and covered three compartment vertical shaft to 381 metres and 8 levels totalling over 3 kilometres of underground drift and stope development. The Laguna Gold Property now includes 28 contiguous mining claims totalling 3,501 hectares covering a minimum 6 kilometres of prospective strike length of the Laguna Gold Mine Trend. The Laguna Gold Property is strategically located near an existing 2,150 tonne per day, presently non-operational, gold mill in Snow Lake, Manitoba.

The gold mineralization on the Laguna Gold Property is metallogenically controlled by subsidiary thrust faults attributed to the major regional Crowduck Bay Fault which crosses the entire length of the Laguna Gold Property. The gold-rich quartz veining and stockwork systems along the northwest limb of the Herb Lake Syncline typically occur where the subsidiary faults intersect quartz-feldspar and biotite porphryry stocks that intrude Missi Group sedimentary and volcanic rocks. Quartz, iron carbonate-albite-sericite alteration commonly overprint peak regional metamorphic assemblages within gold bearing vein margins. Mineralization in quartz and surrounding quartz stockwork wall rock consists of pyrite, arsenopyrite, chalcopyrite, sphalerite, galena, pyrrhotite, native gold and telluride.

Pursuant to its option agreement Rockcliff can earn a 100% interest in the Laguna Gold Property. Please refer to the Company’s news release dated September 12, 2016 for specific terms of the option agreement.

State-of-the-Art Airborne Drone Magnetometer Survey

A total of 1,120 kilometres of tightly spaced lines between 25 metre and 50 metre spacing was completed at the Laguna Gold Property by A.I.R. Inc. based in Flin Flon, Manitoba. The low flying Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is a state-of-the-art Canadian designed and built helicopter style UAV which slings a potassium magnetic sensor underneath. Helicopters offer many advantages over other kinds of UAVs: Vertical Take-off and Launch, highest aerodynamic efficiency in forward flight as well as the best size vs payload vs flight time available. A GPS guided autopilot coupled with ground elevation data allows it to fly accurate survey lines that hug the terrain. With the implementation of a UAV over conventional ground and airborne surveys, users can now economically fly extremely tightly spaced lines with high density ground sampling distances without the need for line cutting. It is now possible to resolve individual magnetic anomalies that were previously indistinguishable when surveyed using conventional ground and airborne surveys, a perfect solution for structurally controlled gold exploration targets like that at the Laguna Gold Property. Ultimately, magnetic surveys done from a UAV deliver higher quality magnetic data at a decreased cost with a reduced environmental footprint.

About Rockcliff

Rockcliff is a Canadian resource exploration company focused on consolidation of the highest grade unmined precious and base metal mines/deposits in the prolific Flin Flon – Snow Lake greenstone belt specifically centered on Snow Lake, Manitoba. The Company’s Snow Lake Project, totalling in excess of 45,000 collective hectares is located in and around the Snow Lake mining camp.  The Snow Lake Project hosts the highest grade unmined NI 43-101 compliant copper deposits (the gold-rich Talbot copper deposit and the Rail copper deposit) and the highest grade unmined historical zinc deposits (the Lon zinc deposit, the Bur zinc deposit, the Morgan zinc deposit and the down dip continuation of the Pen zinc deposit).  The Snow Lake Project also includes Manitoba’s first and highest grade former Laguna gold mine, the high grade SLG gold property, the high grade DSN gold property and a Net Smelter Royalty (NSR) on the Tower property (the high grade T-1 copper deposit).  Near Leaf Rapids, north of Snow Lake, Rockcliff owns the near surface high grade MacBride zinc deposit.  Additionally, Rockcliff owns a NI 43-101 compliant zinc-silver deposit (the Shihan deposit) in Ontario and a royalty on two gold properties in Colombia, South America.

Ken Lapierre P.Geo., President and CEO of Rockcliff, a Qualified Person in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in NI 43-101, has read and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained in this press release.

Please visit our website at www.rockcliffcoppercorp.com for additional information about the Company.

Rockcliff is well funded with approximately CDN$1.7 million in its treasury and no debt.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This news release includes forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward looking. Although Rockcliff believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information, please contact: 

Rockcliff Copper Corporation
Ken Lapierre, P.Geo
President & CEO
Cell: (647) 678-3879
Off: (416) 644-1752
klapierre@rockcliffcoppercorp.com

CHF Capital Markets
Cathy Hume, CEO
Phone: (416) 868-1079 ext.231
cathy@chfir.com


Rockcliff Closes $1.35 Million Non-Brokered Private Placement

Toronto, ON – August 29, 2017 –  Rockcliff Copper Corporation ("Rockcliff" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: RCU) (FRANKFURT: RO0) (WKN: A142TR) announced that the Company has closed its non-brokered Offering announced in its press release of August 22, 2017.  The Company placed 22,500,000 units at a price of $0.06 per unit for gross proceeds of $1,350,000 (the “Offering”).

Rockcliff’s President & CEO Ken Lapierre commented, “We are pleased that the oversubscribed financing is now complete and significant funds are available to continue with our exploration efforts on our Snow Lake Project. We will continue to focus on our priority properties specifically the Laguna Gold Property, the Talbot Copper Property and the Bur Zinc Property.  Our project hosts some of the highest grade precious and base metal properties in the Flin Flon-Snow Lake mining camp and we plan to advance these properties through a systematic, scientific approach focussed on geology, geophysics and drilling”.

Each unit priced at $0.06 consisted of one (1) common share and one (1) common share purchase warrant. Each warrant entitles the holder to purchase one common share at a price of $0.12 for two years from closing.

Eligible finders were paid cash fees of $ $66,849.98 and 1,114,166 broker warrants. Each broker warrant entitles the holder to acquire one common share of Rockcliff at $0.06 for a period of two years from closing.

All securities issued pursuant to the above referenced private placement are subject to a four month hold period expiring on December 29, 2017.

Insiders of the Company subscribed for 450,000 units of the Offering. The insider purchases are exempt from the valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 (“MI 61-101”) by virtue of the exemptions contained in section 5.5(a) and 5.7(1) (a) of MI 61-101 in that the fair market value of the consideration for the units issued to the insiders does not exceed 25% of the Company’s market capitalization.

About Rockcliff Copper Corporation

Rockcliff is a Canadian resource exploration company focused on the discovery, advancement and consolidation of the highest grade, unmined metal deposits in the prolific Flin Flon – Snow Lake greenstone belt specifically centered in Snow Lake, Manitoba. The Snow Lake Project, totalling in excess of 45,000 collective hectares, is located in and around the Snow Lake mining camp and hosts the highest grade unmined NI 43-101 copper deposits (the gold-rich Talbot copper deposit and the Rail copper deposit), and the highest grade unmined historical zinc deposits (the Lon zinc deposit, the Bur zinc deposit, the Morgan zinc deposit and the down dip continuation of the Pen zinc deposit).  The Snow Lake Project also includes Manitoba’s first and highest grade former lode gold producer (Laguna gold property), a Net Smelter Royalty (NSR) on the Tower property (the T-1 copper deposit) and the near surface MacBride zinc deposit located north of Snow Lake near Leaf Rapids, Manitoba.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This news release includes forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward looking. Although Rockcliff believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information, please contact: 

Rockcliff Copper Corporation
Ken Lapierre, P.Geo
President & CEO
Cell: (647) 678-3879
Off: (416) 644-1752
klapierre@rockcliffcoppercorp.com

CHF Capital Markets
Cathy Hume, CEO
Phone: (416) 868-1079 ext.231
cathy@chfir.com


Rockcliff Announces Over-Subscription of Non-Brokered Private Placement

Toronto, ON – August 22, 2017 –  Rockcliff Copper Corporation ("Rockcliff" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: RCU) (FRANKFURT: RO0) (WKN: A142TR) is pleased to announce that the Company’s previously announced non-brokered private placement offering (see the Company’s Press Release dated July 10, 2017) is over-subscribed and is being increased to an offering of up to 22,500,000 units (the “Units”) of the Company at a price of $0.06 per Unit for gross proceeds of up to $1,350,000 (the “Offering”). 

Each Unit comprises one (1) common share and one (1) common share purchase warrant. Each warrant entitles the holder to purchase one common share at a price of $0.12 for a period of two years from the closing date of the Offering.

The net proceeds from the Offering will be used to fund exploration of the Company’s Snow Lake Project in Manitoba and for general working capital purposes.  The Snow Lake Project includes the highest grade, unmined base metal (copper and zinc) deposits in the prolific Snow Lake mining camp and Manitoba’s first and highest grade former lode gold mine.  Exploration activities will include geological, airborne and surface geophysical and diamond drilling programs.

Eligible finders may receive a cash fee up to 7% of the value of Units sold and broker warrants up to 7% of the number of Units sold. Each broker warrant entitles the holder to acquire one common share of Rockcliff at $0.06 for a period of two years from the closing date of the Offering.

All securities issued pursuant to the Offering are subject to a statutory four month hold period from the closing date of the Offering. The Offering is anticipated to close by early next week.

Insiders of the Company may subscribe for up to 450,000 units of the Offering. The insider purchases are exempt from the valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 (“MI 61-101”) by virtue of the exemptions contained in section 5.5(a) and 5.7(1) (a) of MI 61-101 in that the fair market value of the consideration for the Units to be issued to the insiders will not exceed 25% of the Company’s market capitalization.

About Rockcliff Copper Corporation
Rockcliff is a Canadian resource exploration company focused on the discovery, advancement and consolidation of the highest grade, unmined metal deposits in the prolific Flin Flon – Snow Lake greenstone belt specifically centered in Snow Lake, Manitoba. The Snow Lake Project, totalling in excess of 45,000 collective hectares, is located in and around the Snow Lake mining camp and hosts the highest grade unmined NI 43-101 copper deposits (the gold-rich Talbot copper deposit and the Rail copper deposit), and the highest grade unmined historical zinc deposits (the Lon zinc deposit, the Bur zinc deposit, the Morgan zinc deposit and the down dip continuation of the Pen zinc deposit).  The Snow Lake Project also includes Manitoba’s first and highest grade former lode gold producer (Laguna gold property), a Net Smelter Royalty (NSR) on the Tower property (the T-1 copper deposit) and the near surface MacBride zinc deposit located north of Snow Lake near Leaf Rapids, Manitoba.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This news release includes forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward looking. Although Rockcliff believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information, please contact: 

Rockcliff Copper Corporation
Ken Lapierre, P.Geo
President & CEO
Cell: (647) 678-3879
Off: (416) 644-1752
klapierre@rockcliffcoppercorp.com

CHF Capital Markets
Cathy Hume, CEO
Phone: (416) 868-1079 ext.231
cathy@chfir.com


Rockcliff Announces $1.2 Million Non-Brokered Private Placement

Toronto, ON – July 10, 2017 –  Rockcliff Copper Corporation ("Rockcliff" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: RCU) (FRANKFURT: RO0) (WKN: A142TR) is pleased to announce that the Company is offering up to 20,000,000 units (the “Units”) of the Company at a price of $0.06 per Unit for gross proceeds of up to $1,200,000 (the “Offering”).

Each Unit comprises one (1) common share and one (1) common share purchase warrant. Each warrant entitles the holder to purchase one common share at a price of $0.12 for a period of two years from the closing date of the Offering.

The net proceeds from the Offering will be used to fund exploration of the Company’s Snow Lake Project in Manitoba and for general working capital purposes.  The Snow Lake Project includes the highest grade, unmined base metal (copper and zinc) deposits in the prolific Snow Lake mining camp and Manitoba’s first and highest grade former lode gold mine.  Exploration activities will include geological, airborne and surface geophysical and diamond drilling programs.

Eligible finders may receive a cash fee up to 7% of the value of Units sold and broker warrants up to 7% of the number of Units sold. Each broker warrant entitles the holder to acquire one common share of Rockcliff at $0.06 for a period of two years from the closing date of the Offering.

All securities issued pursuant to the Offering are subject to a statutory four month hold period from the closing date of the Offering The Offering is subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval.

Insiders of the Company may subscribe for up to 950,000 units of the Offering. The insider purchases are exempt from the valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 (“MI 61-101”) by virtue of the exemptions contained in section 5.5(a) and 5.7(1) (a) of MI 61-101 in that the fair market value of the consideration for the Units to be issued to the insiders will not exceed 25% of the Company’s market capitalization.

About Rockcliff Copper Corporation
Rockcliff is a Canadian resource exploration company focused on the discovery, advancement and consolidation of the highest grade, unmined metal deposits in the prolific Flin Flon – Snow Lake greenstone belt specifically centered in Snow Lake, Manitoba. The Snow Lake Project, totalling in excess of 45,000 collective hectares, is located in and around the Snow Lake mining camp and hosts the highest grade unmined NI 43-101 copper deposits (the gold-rich Talbot copper deposit and the Rail copper deposit), and the highest grade unmined historical zinc deposits (the Lon zinc deposit, the Bur zinc deposit, the Morgan zinc deposit and the down dip continuation of the Pen zinc deposit).  The Snow Lake Project also includes Manitoba’s first and highest grade former lode gold producer (Laguna gold property), a Net Smelter Royalty (NSR) on the Tower property (the T-1 copper deposit) and the near surface MacBride zinc deposit located north of Snow Lake near Leaf Rapids, Manitoba.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This news release includes forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward looking. Although Rockcliff believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information, please contact: 

Rockcliff Copper Corporation
Ken Lapierre, P.Geo
President & CEO
Cell: (647) 678-3879
Off: (416) 644-1752
klapierre@rockcliffcoppercorp.com

CHF Capital Markets
Cathy Hume, CEO
Phone: (416) 868-1079 ext.231
cathy@chfir.com


Additional High Grade Gold Documented at Snow Lake Project Fully Permitted Summer Exploration Program to Commence

Toronto, ON – May 25, 2017 –  Rockcliff Copper Corporation ("Rockcliff" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: RCU) (FRANKFURT: RO0) (WKN: A142TR) is pleased to report additional high gold grades from previous historical surface exploration at its gold-rich Dickstone North Property ("DSN"). The DSN Property, Laguna Property and SLG Property are high grade gold properties controlled by Rockcliff within its high grade precious and base metal Snow Lake Project ("Project") located in central Manitoba. The Project presently hosts the highest grade unmined copper rich and zinc rich Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide ("VMS") deposits and highest grade former gold mine within the world class Flin Flon-Snow Lake greenstone belt. The Project is located within trucking distances to mining infrastructure including base and precious metal mills at Snow Lake, Manitoba.

A fully permitted, surface exploration program will commence shortly on the gold properties of the Project in preparation for an initial Fall 2017 drill program. The three gold properties of the Project are briefly outlined below.

At the DSN Property, a major regional structural break called the Morton Lake Fault Zone, crosses the property for a distance 15 kilometres ("km"). The fault zone hosts multiple high grade gold showings with noted visible gold. Historical surface grab sample results ranging from trace to as high as 34.0 grams per tonne ("g/t") gold and historical channel samples from trace to as high as 104.5 g/t gold across 0.25 metres ("m") have been identified in several mineralized quartz vein systems along a 3 km long section of the fault zone. Rockcliff's geological program will focus on the known area of gold mineralization within the fault zone and on the remaining 12 km strike length that was completely overlooked by previous operators. Rockcliff holds a 100% interest in the DSN Property.

At the Laguna Property, the Crowduck Bay Fault Zone, a major regional structural break with an associated gold-rich fault splay crosses through the property. A 6 km long fault splay termed the Laguna Gold Mine Trend hosts numerous high grade quartz vein systems and the former Laguna Gold Mine, the first and highest grade gold mine in Manitoba. Historical, intermittent gold mining from the Laguna vein between 1916 and 1939 produced over 60,000 ounces of gold grading 18.7g/t. Rockcliff's previously announced surface grab sample results ranging from trace to over 600 g/t gold were identified in narrow (less than 1.0 m) and up to 3-5 m wide quartz stockwork systems within the Laguna Gold Mine Trend. A surface and airborne geophysical program which began in early 2017 will be completed after winter break-up. Rockcliff's geological program will assist in the drilling planned for the Fall of 2017. Rockcliff has an option to earn a 100% interest in the Laguna Property. See the Company's Press Release dated September 12, 2016 for particulars.

At the SLG Property, the McLeod Road Thrust Fault, a major regional structural break, crosses through the property a distance of 9.0 km. The thrust fault and associated gold-rich fault splays host the former million ounce gold producer (New Britannia/Nor Acme Mine) which is located adjacent to the property. The mineralization and resources on the New Britannia/Nor Acme Mine are not necessarily indicative of the mineralization, if any, hosted on the Company's property. Within the property several areas of high grade gold potential associated with the thrust fault will be explored in the upcoming geological program. Rockcliff has an option to earn a 100% interest in the SLG Property. See the Company's Press Release dated October 5, 2016 for particulars.

Ken Lapierre, President and CEO commented, "The upside gold potential of our three gold properties within our Snow Lake Project is excellent. While we remain committed to advancing our core VMS properties we cannot underestimate the primary lode gold potential of our project which includes Manitoba's first and highest grade gold mine. The fact that the present Snow Lake VMS mining camp initially began as a gold mining camp and hosting a plus million ounce gold producer bodes well for the potential of our nearby gold properties. We look forward to advancing these gold properties through a systematic, scientific summer exploration program followed by a first phase Fall 2017 drill program."

Quality Control and Quality Assurance
Samples of half core are packaged and shipped directly from Rockcliff's field office to TSL Laboratories (TSL), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. TSL is a Canadian assay laboratory and is accredited under ISO/IEC 17025. Each bagged core sample is dried, crushed to 70% passing 10 mesh and a 250g pulp is pulverized to 95% passing 150 mesh for assaying. A 0.5g cut is taken from each pulp for base metal analyses and leached in a multi acid (total) digestion and then analyzed for copper, lead, zinc and silver by atomic absorption. Gold concentrations are determined by fire assay using a 30g charge followed by an atomic absorption finish. Samples greater than upper detection limit (3000 ppb) are reanalyzed using fire assay gravimetric using a 1 AT charge. Rockcliff inserted certified blanks and standards in the sample stream to ensure lab integrity. Rockcliff has no relationship with TSL other than TSL being a service provider to the Company.

Ken Lapierre P.Geo., President and CEO of Rockcliff, a Qualified Person in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in NI 43-101, has read and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained in this press release.

About Rockcliff Copper Corporation
Rockcliff is a Canadian resource exploration company focused on the discovery, advancement and consolidation of the highest grade unmined metal deposits in the prolific Flin Flon - Snow Lake greenstone belt specifically centered on Snow Lake, Manitoba, Canada. The Snow Lake Project, totalling in excess of 45,000 collective hectares is located in and around the Snow Lake mining camp and hosts the highest grade unmined NI 43-101 copper deposits (the gold-rich Talbot copper deposit and the Rail copper deposit), and the highest grade unmined historical zinc deposits (the Lon zinc deposit, the Bur zinc deposit, the Morgan zinc deposit and the down dip continuation of the Pen zinc deposit). The Snow Lake Project also includes a high grade former lode gold producer (Laguna gold property), a Net Smelter Royalty (NSR) on the Tower property (the T-1 copper deposit) and the near surface MacBride zinc deposit located north of Snow Lake near Leaf Rapids, Manitoba.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This news release includes forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward looking. Although Rockcliff believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information, please contact: 

Rockcliff Copper Corporation
Ken Lapierre, P.Geo
President & CEO
Cell: (647) 678-3879
Off: (416) 644-1752
klapierre@rockcliffcoppercorp.com

CHF Capital Markets
Cathy Hume, CEO
Phone: (416) 868-1079 ext.231
cathy@chfir.com

 

 


Rockcliff Discovers High Grade Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (VMS) Zone

Toronto, ON – April 26, 2017 –  Rockcliff Copper Corporation ("Rockcliff" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:RCU) (FRANKFURT:RO0) (WKN:A142TR) is pleased to announce the drill hole assay results from its recently completed Phase 2 drill program on the Talbot Property ("Property"), Manitoba. The Property forms part of Rockcliff's Snow Lake Project centered on the Snow Lake Mining Camp, Manitoba, Canada.

The Company reports the discovery of a high grade Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (VMS) zone, termed the North Lens Deep Zone ("Zone"), intersected in the last two holes (TB-019 and TB-020) of the Phase 2 drill program. Both holes tested an area within a large untested geophysical conductive plate termed the North Lens Deep Conductive Plate ("Plate") and intersected significant VMS mineralization 250 metres (m) apart. The Zone is a new VMS target and is identified within the Plate that has dimensions of approximately 400 m by 1,000 m. Conductivity of the Plate is strengthening at depth below the deepest drill hole (TB-020) intercept for an additional 800 m vertical. Mineralization is open in all directions. Discovery drill hole TB-019, press released on April 6, 2017 intersected:

3.94 m grading 7.5% Copper Equivalent (Cueq), (0.24% Cu, 7.3g/t Au, 0.88% Zn, 112.5g/t Ag) including 2.54 m grading 9.9% Cueq, (0.16% Cu, 10.35g/t Au, 0.23% Zn, 156.02g/t Ag)

Step out drill hole (TB-020) tested an area 250 m below the VMS discovery in drill hole TB-019 and intersected:

6.65 m grading 2.4% Cueq (0.81% Cu, 0.67g/t Au, 1.91% Zn, 17.03g/t Ag) including 1.92 m grading 5.4% Cueq (1.44% Cu, 1.66 g/t Au, 5.16% Zn, 26.5g/t Ag)

Rockcliff President and CEO commented, "This important early stage VMS discovery, initially identified as a high priority geophysical conductive plate, hosts significant concentrations of copper, gold, zinc and silver. The Talbot property also hosts the nearby high grade gold-rich Talbot copper deposit which was historically identified as two separate high priority geophysical conductive plates. Most large VMS mines in the Flin Flon-Snow Lake mining camp are comprised of multiple stacked VMS-rich lenses that were identified initially as geophysical conductive plates and the Talbot property appears to have those same attributes. Further drilling is planned in 2017 to define the Plate's significant economic potential."

Drill hole assay results from the Company's completed Phase 2 drill program are tabled below. 

Notes(m) = metres represents down the hole thickness as true thickness is not currently known, % = percentage, g/t = grams per tonne, *copper equivalent value used US$2.50/pound copper, US1300/ troy ounce gold, US$1.15/pound zinc and US$20 /per ounce silver, 100% metal recoveries were applied, copper equivalent calculation is: CuEq = Cu grade + ((Zn grade%/100 x Zn price) + (Au grade gpt x Au price/gram) + (Ag grade gpt x Ag price/gram))/Cu price x 100. The numbers may not add up due to rounding.  TB019 was press released on April 6, 2017.

Notes(m) = metres represents down the hole thickness as true thickness is not currently known, % = percentage, g/t = grams per tonne, *copper equivalent value used US$2.50/pound copper, US1300/ troy ounce gold, US$1.15/pound zinc and US$20 /per ounce silver, 100% metal recoveries were applied, copper equivalent calculation is: CuEq = Cu grade + ((Zn grade%/100 x Zn price) + (Au grade gpt x Au price/gram) + (Ag grade gpt x Ag price/gram))/Cu price x 100. The numbers may not add up due to rounding.  TB019 was press released on April 6, 2017.

North Lens Deep Conductive Plate:
A preliminary 3D longitudinal section of the Talbot deposit area highlighting the known nearby conductive plates and location of discovery drill hole TB-019 and step out drill hole TB-020 are shown below.

*Please review the high grade gold-rich Talbot copper deposit NI 43-101 Resource estimate on the following page for additional information.

*Please review the high grade gold-rich Talbot copper deposit NI 43-101 Resource estimate on the following page for additional information.

Drill hole TB-019 tested the very top edge of the Plate located below the Talbot deposit north lens.  Step out drill hole TB-020 tested the Plate approximately 250 m below drill hole TB-019.  Both holes intersected gold-rich VMS mineralization termed the North Lens Deep Zone.  Additional down-the-hole geophysics confirmed that the conductivity below the VMS mineralization intersected in drill hole TB-020 strengthened below the hole. The Plate measured approximately 400 m by 1000 m. 

Drill hole TB-019 was drilled at UTM NAD83 co-ordinates 458634E/5997410N, to a depth of 926 m, along an azimuth of 285 degrees, and a dip of -70 degrees. 

Drill hole TB-020 was drilled at UTM NAD83 co-ordinates 458775E/5997350N, to a depth of 1160 m, along an azimuth of 285 degrees, and a dip of -73 degrees.

Talbot Deposit NI 43-101 Resource:
On February 4, 2016, Rockcliff announced on the Property an Inferred Mineral Resource as set out in the National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) technical report dated January 25, 2016 and titled “Technical Report on the Talbot Property, Manitoba, Canada” (the “Technical Report”), a copy of which is available on the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com, in respect of an initial Mineral Resource Estimate prepared by Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. (“RPA”) for the Talbot deposit located on the Talbot Property, central Manitoba.

The Inferred Mineral Resource Statement prepared by RPA for the Talbot deposit is detailed below.

Mineral Resource Statement, Talbot Deposit, Manitoba, RPA, January 26, 2016

Notes: 1. CIM definitions were followed for the estimation of Mineral Resources. 2. Mineral resources are estimated at a cut-off grade of $140 Net Smelter Return (NSR) (equivalent to a copper NSR cut-off of 2.0%) using metal prices, estimated recoveries and offsite payments. 3. Mineral Resources are estimated using a long-term copper price of US$3.50 per pound, gold price of US$1450 per ounce, zinc price of US$1.25 per pound and silver price of US$22 per ounce. 4. An US$/C$ exchange rate of 1.18 was used. 5. A minimum mining width of 2 m was used. 6. The average bulk density is 3.2t per cubic meter. 7. Numbers may not add due to rounding. 8. Given the tonnage, grade and orientation of the deposit, RPA considers the Talbot Deposit to be reasonably amenable to extraction using underground mining methods. 9. Mineral Resources are not Mineral Reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability.

Notes:
1. CIM definitions were followed for the estimation of Mineral Resources. 2. Mineral resources are estimated at a cut-off grade of $140 Net Smelter Return (NSR) (equivalent to a copper NSR cut-off of 2.0%) using metal prices, estimated recoveries and offsite payments. 3. Mineral Resources are estimated using a long-term copper price of US$3.50 per pound, gold price of US$1450 per ounce, zinc price of US$1.25 per pound and silver price of US$22 per ounce. 4. An US$/C$ exchange rate of 1.18 was used. 5. A minimum mining width of 2 m was used. 6. The average bulk density is 3.2t per cubic meter. 7. Numbers may not add due to rounding. 8. Given the tonnage, grade and orientation of the deposit, RPA considers the Talbot Deposit to be reasonably amenable to extraction using underground mining methods. 9. Mineral Resources are not Mineral Reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability.

Laboratory QA/QC
Samples of half core are packaged and shipped directly from Rockcliff’s field office to TSL Laboratories (TSL), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. TSL is a Canadian assay laboratory and is accredited under ISO/IEC 17025. Each bagged core sample is dried, crushed to 70% passing 10 mesh and a 250g pulp is pulverized to 95% passing 150 mesh for assaying. A 0.5g cut is taken from each pulp for base metal analysis and leached in a multi acid (total) digestion and then analyzed for copper, lead, zinc and silver by atomic absorption. Gold concentrations are determined by fire assay using a 30g charge followed by fire assay gravimetric and atomic absorption finish. Samples greater than an upper detection limit (3000 ppb) are reanalyzed using a 1 AT charge. Rockcliff inserted certified blanks and standards in the sample stream to ensure lab integrity.

Rockcliff can earn a 51% interest in the Talbot Property from Hudbay Minerals Inc. Please refer to the news release dated October 11, 2016 for specific points of the option agreement.

Ken Lapierre P.Geo., President and CEO of Rockcliff, a Qualified Person in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in NI 43-101, has read and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained in this press release.

About Rockcliff Copper Corporation
Rockcliff is a Canadian resource exploration company focused on the discovery, advancement and consolidation of the highest grade unmined metal deposits in the prolific Flin Flon – Snow Lake (FF-SL) greenstone belt specifically centered on Snow Lake, Manitoba, Canada. The Snow Lake Project, totalling in excess of 45,000 collective hectares is located in and around the Snow Lake mining camp and hosts the highest grade unmined NI 43-101 copper deposits (the gold-rich Talbot copper deposit and the Rail copper deposit), and the highest grade unmined historical zinc deposits (the Lon zinc deposit, the Bur zinc deposit, the Morgan zinc deposit and the down dip continuation of the Pen zinc deposit).  The Snow Lake Project also includes a high grade former lode gold producer (Laguna gold property), a Net Smelter Royalty (NSR) on the Tower property (the T-1 copper deposit) and the near surface MacBride zinc deposit located north of Snow Lake near Leaf Rapids, Manitoba. Additionally, Rockcliff owns a zinc-silver rich NI 43-101 Resource (the Shihan deposit) in Ontario and a royalty on two gold properties in Colombia, South America.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This news release includes forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward looking. Although Rockcliff believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information, please contact: 

Rockcliff Copper Corporation
Ken Lapierre, P.Geo
President & CEO
Cell: (647) 678-3879
Off: (416) 644-1752
klapierre@rockcliffcoppercorp.com

CHF Capital Markets
Cathy Hume, CEO
Phone: (416) 868-1079 ext.231
cathy@chfir.com


Rockcliff Discovers High Grade Gold at Talbot Property Grading 7.49% Cueq across 3.94 Metres

Toronto, ON – April 6, 2017 – Rockcliff Copper Corporation ("Rockcliff" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:RCU) (FRANKFURT:RO0) (WKN:A142TR) is pleased to announce drill hole assay results from its on-going Phase 2 drill program on the Talbot Property (the "Property"), Manitoba. The Property forms part of Rockcliff's Snow Lake Project centered on the Snow Lake Mining Camp, Manitoba.

Highlights:

  • The first drill hole testing of the North Lens Deep Conductive Plate (the "Plate"), as part of the Company's Phase 2 drill program, intersects high grade gold rich mineralization along the top edge of the Plate. Drill hole TB-019 intersects:
    3.94 metres (m) grading 7.49% Copper Equivalent (Cueq), (0.24% Cu, 7.3g/t Au, 0.88% Zn, 112.5g/t Ag), including 0.32 m grading 73.76% Cueq, (0.54% Cu, 77.8g/t Au, 0.01% Zn, 1219.5g/t Ag).
  • Drill hole TB-020 presently testing closer to the center of the Plate approximately 250 m below the discovery intercept in TB-019.
  • The Plate is one of the largest geophysical conductive anomalies/plates at the Property and is located below the Property's north lens. The Plate dimensions are approximately 300 m by 400 m.

Drill hole assay results not previously reported from the Company's ongoing Phase 2 drill program are tabled below.

(m) = metres represents down the hole thickness as true thickness is not currently known, % = percentage, g/t = grams per tonne, *copper equivalent value used US$2.50/pound copper, US1300/ troy ounce gold, US$1.15/pound zinc and US$20 /per ounce silver, 100% metal recoveries were applied, copper equivalent calculation is: CuEq = Cu grade + ((Zn grade%/100 x Zn price) + (Au grade gpt x Au price/gram) + (Ag grade gpt x Ag price/gram))/Cu price x 100. The numbers may not add up due to rounding. Drill hole TB-018 attempted to test the North Lens Deep Conductive Plate but was lost before reaching its target.

(m) = metres represents down the hole thickness as true thickness is not currently known, % = percentage, g/t = grams per tonne, *copper equivalent value used US$2.50/pound copper, US1300/ troy ounce gold, US$1.15/pound zinc and US$20 /per ounce silver, 100% metal recoveries were applied, copper equivalent calculation is: CuEq = Cu grade + ((Zn grade%/100 x Zn price) + (Au grade gpt x Au price/gram) + (Ag grade gpt x Ag price/gram))/Cu price x 100. The numbers may not add up due to rounding. Drill hole TB-018 attempted to test the North Lens Deep Conductive Plate but was lost before reaching its target.

North Lens Deep Conductive Plate Discovery:

A preliminary image of the Property area highlighting the known conductive plates and the location of discovery drill hole TB-019 along the very top edge of the Plate is shown below.

3D Longitudinal Section of Talbot Deposit area highlighting TB-019 and
Buried Untested Geophysical Plates below Deposit

Drill hole TB-019 tested the very top edge of the Plate located below the Property's north lens. The hole successfully discovered gold rich Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (VMS) mineralization. Additional down-the-hole geophysics and surface geophysics have confirmed that the conductivity below the known mineralization in drill hole TB-019 strengthens at depth. Drill hole TB-020 will test the VMS potential of the Plate approximately 250 metres below the gold rich VMS discovery identified in drill hole TB-019.

Drill hole TB-019 was drilled at UTM NAD83 co-ordinates 458634E/5997410N, to a depth of 926 metres, along an azimuth of 285 degrees, and a dip of -70 degrees.

North Copper Zone:

Drill hole TB-015 was drilled at UTM NAD83 co-ordinates 457725E/5999525N, to a depth of 667 metres, along an azimuth of 290 degrees, and a dip of -70 degrees. Drill hole TB-015 tested a strong conductive plate (part of the North Copper Zone area located 2.5km north of the Talbot deposit) below drill hole TB-009 which intersected the north copper zone grading 1.5% Cueq across 3.66 metres beginning at a down hole depth of 199.80m (see news release dated December 2, 2015). Drill hole TB-015 intersected pyrrhotite rich mineralization with minor chalcopyrite grading 0.33% Cueq across 8.09m beginning at a down hole depth of 463.82metres. Additional prospective conductive plates in the North Copper Zone area below drill hole TB-008 and drill hole TB-010 (south of drill hole TB-009 and drill hole TB-015) will be drill tested in future drill programs at the Property.

Talbot Deposit Resource:

On February 4, 2016, Rockcliff announced on the Property an Inferred Mineral Resource as set out in the National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101") technical report dated January 25, 2016 and titled "Technical Report on the Talbot Property, Manitoba, Canada" (the "Technical Report"), a copy of which is available on the Company's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com, in respect of an initial Mineral Resource Estimate prepared by Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. ("RPA") for the Talbot Deposit located on the Talbot Property, central Manitoba.

The Inferred Mineral Resource Statement prepared by RPA for the gold-rich Talbot copper deposit is detailed below.

Notes: CIM definitions were followed for the estimation of Mineral Resources. 2. Mineral resources are estimated at a cut-off grade of $140 Net Smelter Return (NSR) (equivalent to a copper NSR cut-off of 2.0%) using metal prices, estimated recoveries and offsite payments. 3. Mineral Resources are estimated using a long-term copper price of US$3.50 per pound, gold price of US$1450 per ounce, zinc price of US$1.25 per pound and silver price of US$22 per ounce. 4. An US$/C$ exchange rate of 1.18 was used. 5. A minimum mining width of 2 m was used. 6. The average bulk density is 3.2t per cubic meter. 7. Numbers may not add due to rounding. 8. Given the tonnage, grade and orientation of the deposit, RPA considers the Talbot Deposit to be reasonably amenable to extraction using underground mining methods. 9. Mineral Resources are not Mineral Reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability.

Notes:

CIM definitions were followed for the estimation of Mineral Resources. 2. Mineral resources are estimated at a cut-off grade of $140 Net Smelter Return (NSR) (equivalent to a copper NSR cut-off of 2.0%) using metal prices, estimated recoveries and offsite payments. 3. Mineral Resources are estimated using a long-term copper price of US$3.50 per pound, gold price of US$1450 per ounce, zinc price of US$1.25 per pound and silver price of US$22 per ounce. 4. An US$/C$ exchange rate of 1.18 was used. 5. A minimum mining width of 2 m was used. 6. The average bulk density is 3.2t per cubic meter. 7. Numbers may not add due to rounding. 8. Given the tonnage, grade and orientation of the deposit, RPA considers the Talbot Deposit to be reasonably amenable to extraction using underground mining methods. 9. Mineral Resources are not Mineral Reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability.

Laboratory QA/QC

Samples of half core are packaged and shipped directly from Rockcliff's field office to TSL Laboratories (TSL), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. TSL is a Canadian assay laboratory and is accredited under ISO/IEC 17025. Each bagged core sample is dried, crushed to 70% passing 10 mesh and a 250g pulp is pulverized to 95% passing 150 mesh for assaying. A 0.5g cut is taken from each pulp for base metal analysis and leached in a multi acid (total) digestion and then analyzed for copper, lead, zinc and silver by atomic absorption. Gold concentrations are determined by fire assay using a 30g charge followed by fire assay gravimetric and atomic absorption finish. Samples greater than an upper detection limit (3000 ppb) are reanalyzed using a 1 AT charge. Rockcliff inserted certified blanks and standards in the sample stream to ensure lab integrity.

Rockcliff can earn a 51% interest in the Talbot Property from Hudbay Minerals Inc. Please refer to the news release dated October 11, 2016 for specific points of the option agreement.

Ken Lapierre P.Geo., President and CEO of Rockcliff, a Qualified Person in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in NI 43-101, has read and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained in this press release.

About Rockcliff Copper Corporation

Rockcliff is a Canadian resource exploration company focused on the discovery, advancement and consolidation of the highest grade unmined metal deposits in the prolific Flin Flon - Snow Lake (FF-SL) greenstone belt specifically centered on Snow Lake, MB. The Snow Lake Project, totalling in excess of 45,000 collective hectares is located in and around the Snow Lake mining camp and hosts the highest grade unmined NI 43-101 copper deposits (the gold-rich Talbot copper deposit and the Rail copper deposit), and the highest grade unmined historical zinc deposits (the Lon zinc deposit, the Bur zinc deposit, the Morgan zinc deposit and the down dip continuation of the Pen zinc deposit). The Snow Lake Project also includes a high grade former lode gold producer (Laguna gold property), a Net Smelter Royalty (NSR) on the Tower property (the T-1 copper deposit) in the FF-SL greenstone belt and the near surface MacBride zinc deposit located north of Snow Lake near Leaf Rapids, Manitoba. Additionally, Rockcliff owns a zinc-silver rich NI 43-101 Resource (the Shihan deposit) in Ontario and a royalty on two gold properties in Colombia, South America.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This news release includes forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward looking. Although Rockcliff believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information, please contact: 

Rockcliff Copper Corporation
Ken Lapierre, P.Geo
President & CEO
Cell: (647) 678-3879
Off: (416) 644-1752
klapierre@rockcliffcoppercorp.com

CHF Capital Markets
Cathy Hume, CEO
Phone: (416) 868-1079 ext.231
cathy@chfir.com

 

 

  


Rockcliff Identifies Large Geophysical Plate below Pen Zinc Deposit, Manitoba

Toronto, ON – March 21, 2017 – Rockcliff Copper Corporation (“Rockcliff” or the “Company”) (TSX.V: RCU) (FRANKFURT: RO0, WKN: A142TR) is pleased to announce that its recently completed surface geophysical survey has identified a large untested conductive plate below the historical Pen Zinc Deposit that is partially located on the Company’s 100% owned Penex zinc property (the “Property”), Snow Lake, Manitoba.  The Property is strategically located approximately 4.5 kilometres southwest of Hudbay Minerals Inc.’s (“Hudbay”) high-grade Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide Lalor mine and less than 200 metres from Hudbay’s up-dip near surface portion of the historic high grade unmined Pen zinc deposit.  The Property hosts the down dip continuation of the Pen zinc deposit and is part of the Company’s Snow Lake Project, one of the highest grade base and precious metals property portfolios in North America.

Ken Lapierre, President and CEO of Rockcliff commented, “In exploration, geophysics is crucial in discovering buried conductive plates that could end up becoming high grade base metal mines in the Flin Flon-Snow Lake mining camp.  We are fortunate to have acquired 100% interest in the Penex Zinc Property by staking.  The Property covers the down dip continuation of the high grade Pen Zinc deposit where it crosses onto our Property at approximately 300-350 metres vertical.  With our geophysical survey identifying a strong untested conductive plate immediately below the known deposit and continuing to a depth of at least 800 metres vertical bodes well for high grade zinc mineralization to continue on the Property.  We will continue to explore and prepare the Property for a planned drill program in 2017.”

The high grade Pen zinc deposit hosts multiple zinc-rich lenses, strikes northeast-southwest and dips/plunges northwest. The deposit is located less than 200 metres on surface from the Property’s southern boundary.  All lenses of the Pen zinc deposit dip towards the Property’s southern boundary and at least one of the zinc-rich lenses dips and plunges onto the Property at a vertical depth of between 300-350 metres. The deepest historical drill hole (CPen-03) on the Property intersected the deposit at approximately 475 metres vertical.  The hole assayed 6.7% zinc equivalent across a down the hole thickness (not true thickness) of 2.6 metres within a much thicker zinc envelope of a down the hole thickness (not true thickness) of 7.6 metres grading 4.0% zinc equivalent.  Bore hole geophysics completed in drill hole CPen-03 and now in surface geophysics have confirmed that the deposit’s conductivity continues downward on the Property below the hole and was strengthening at depth where the deposit remains untested by drilling.

The following Pen zinc deposit longitudinal section outlines the depth potential of the Pen zinc deposit above and below drill hole CPen-03.

Ken Lapierre P.Geo., President and CEO of Rockcliff, a Qualified Person in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in NI 43-101, has read and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained in this press release.

About Rockcliff Copper Corporation

Rockcliff is a Canadian resource exploration company focused on the discovery, advancement and consolidation of the highest grade unmined metal deposits in the prolific Flin Flon – Snow Lake (FF-SL) greenstone belt specifically centered on Snow Lake, MB. The Snow Lake Project, totalling in excess of 45,000 collective hectares is located in and around the Snow Lake mining camp and hosts the highest grade unmined NI 43-101 copper deposits (the gold-rich Talbot copper deposit and the Rail copper deposit), the highest grade unmined historical zinc deposits (the Lon zinc deposit, the Bur zinc deposit, the Morgan zinc deposit and the down dip continuation of the Pen zinc deposit).  The Snow Lake Project also includes a high grade former lode gold producer (Laguna gold property), a Net Smelter Royalty on the Tower property (the T-1 copper deposit) and additional properties with precious metal and VMS potential.  Located near Leaf Rapids, Manitoba, Rockcliff owns the near surface MacBride zinc deposit.  Additionally, Rockcliff owns a zinc-silver rich NI 43-101 Resource (the Shihan deposit) in Ontario and a royalty on two gold properties in Colombia, South America.

Rockcliff is well funded with approximately CDN$1.5 million in its treasury and no debt.

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This news release includes forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward looking. Although Rockcliff believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information, please contact: 

Rockcliff Copper Corporation
Ken Lapierre, P.Geo
President & CEO
Cell: (647) 678-3879
Off: (416) 644-1752
klapierre@rockcliffcoppercorp.com

CHF Capital Markets
Cathy Hume, CEO
Phone: (416) 868-1079 ext.231
cathy@chfir.com

 


Rockcliff Commences Geophysical Surveys at Laguna Gold, Manitoba

Toronto, ON – March 6, 2017 – Rockcliff Copper Corporation (“Rockcliff” or the “Company”) (TSX.V: RCU) (FRANKFURT: RO0, WKN: A142TR) is pleased to announce that a Phase one geophysical program has commenced at the Company's high grade Laguna gold property (the "Property"), in Manitoba. The Company will complete an airborne magnetometer survey over the entire Property using state of the art drone airborne equipment and complete an Induced Polarization (IP) survey to cover the prospective high grade Laguna gold mine trend. The Property hosts the former high-grade Laguna gold mine and is part of the Company's Snow Lake Project, one of the highest grade base and precious metals property portfolios in North America. The Snow Lake Project is located in the Snow Lake mining camp in the eastern half of the prolific Flin Flon-Snow Lake greenstone belt which hosts numerous high grade precious and base metal deposits and mines.

Ken Lapierre President & CEO stated "Our geophysical program is the first program of its kind ever on the Property. Last year's initial prospecting program over historic showings identified significant, widespread gold values from trace up to 20 ounces per tonne. More importantly it discovered that the gold mineralization is structurally controlled and associated with much thicker zones of gold-rich quartz stockwork systems not previously identified or reported in historical documents. The detailed drone magnetometer and the IP surveys will play a pivotal role in following and identifying the horizontal and lateral extent of the known high-grade stockwork systems under the overburden covered Laguna gold mine trend. With this phase one geophysical data, we will be one step closer to our first drill program on the Laguna gold mine trend and the first on this trend in over 70 years."

State-of-the-Art Airborne Drone Magnetometer Survey

A total of 1,116 kilometres of tightly spaced lines between 25 metres and 50 metres spacing has commenced at the Property by A.I.R. Inc. from Flin Flon, Manitoba. The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) used is a state-of-the-art Canadian designed and built helicopter style UAV which slings a potassium magnetic sensor underneath. Helicopters offer many advantages over other kinds of UAVs: Vertical Take-off and Launch, highest aerodynamic efficiency in forward flight as well as the best size vs payload vs flight time available. A GPS guided autopilot coupled with ground elevation data allows it to fly accurate survey lines that hug the terrain. With the implementation of a UAV over conventional ground and airborne surveys, one can now economically fly extremely tightly spaced lines with high density ground sampling distances without the need for line cutting. It is now possible to resolve individual magnetic anomalies that were previously indistinguishable when surveyed using conventional ground and airborne surveys, a perfect solution for structurally controlled gold exploration targets like that at the Property. Ultimately, magnetic surveys done from a UAV deliver higher quality magnetic data at a decreased cost with a reduced environmental footprint.

Induced Polarization Survey

Geophysique TMC, who have a long history of providing high quality field surveys to their clients, was awarded the IP contract. The initial ground geophysical surveys will consist of 65 kilometers of Gradient IP. IP and resistivity surveys are a useful tool in gold exploration to map resistivity and chargeability distributions and also to assist in general geologic mapping of lithology, structure and alteration along favourable horizons. The Gradient profiling technique has been selected here due to its good signal-to-noise, improved survey economics, and because of the capacity for good lateral resolution and depth penetration. Pole-dipole detailed surveys will be conducted over the highest priority target areas for additional detailing, with 3D inversions performed on both datasets.

About the Property

The Property hosts the Laguna gold mine, a high-grade former gold mine in the Flin Flon-Snow Lake mining camp. Historical, intermittent gold mining from the Laguna vein between 1916 and 1939 produced over 60,000 ounces of gold grading 18.7g/t. The Laguna gold mine infrastructure consists of a three compartment vertical shaft to 381 metres and 8 levels totalling over 3.0 kilometres of underground drift and stope development. The Property now includes 34 contiguous mining claims totalling 3,499 hectares covering 6.0 kilometres of prospective strike length of the Laguna gold mine trend. The Property is strategically located 20 kilometres from a 2,150 tonne per day gold mill facility in Snow Lake, Manitoba.

The gold mineralization on the Property is metallogenically controlled by subsidiary thrust faults attributed to the major Crowduck Bay Fault which crosses the entire length of the Property a distance of 6.0 kilometres. The gold-rich quartz veining and stockwork systems along the northwest limb of the Herb Lake Syncline typically occur where the subsidiary faults intersect quartz-feldspar and biotite porphryry stocks that intrude Missi Group sedimentary and volcanic rocks. Quartz-iron carbonate-albite-sericite alteration commonly overprint peak regional metamorphic assemblages within auriferous vein margins. Mineralization in quartz and surrounding quartz stockwork wall rock consists of pyrite, arsenopyrite, chalcopyrite, sphalerite, galena, pyrrhotite, native gold and telluride. Typical gangue minerals include tourmaline and fuchsite.

Pursuant to its option agreement Rockcliff can earn a 100% interest in the Property. Please refer to the news release dated September 12, 2016 for specific terms of the option agreement.

Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies

In its annual survey of exploration and mining companies, The Fraser Institute survey found that Manitoba is ranked as the second best jurisdiction in the world for exploration, mining and investment attractiveness. Manitoba historically has been rated as a top tier investment location on an annual basis and continues to provide an excellent location for Rockcliff to invest and discover deposits in a mining friendly jurisdiction.

About Rockcliff Copper Corporation

Rockcliff is a Canadian resource exploration company focused on the discovery, advancement and consolidation of the highest grade unmined metal deposits in the prolific Flin Flon - Snow Lake (FF-SL) greenstone belt specifically centered on Snow Lake, MB. The Snow Lake Project, totalling in excess of 45,000 collective hectares is located in and around the Snow Lake mining camp and hosts the highest grade unmined NI 43-101 copper deposits (the gold-rich Talbot copper deposit and the Rail copper deposit), the highest grade unmined historical zinc deposits (the Lon zinc deposit, the Bur zinc deposit, the Morgan zinc deposit and the down dip continuation of the Pen zinc deposit). The Snow Lake Project also includes a high grade former lode gold producer (Laguna gold property), a Net Smelter Royalty (NSR) on the Tower property (the T-1 copper deposit) in the FF-SL greenstone belt and the near surface MacBride zinc deposit located north of Snow Lake near Leaf Rapids, Manitoba. Additionally, Rockcliff owns a zinc-silver rich NI 43-101 Resource (the Shihan deposit) in Ontario and a royalty on two gold properties in Colombia, South America.

Ken Lapierre P.Geo., President and CEO of Rockcliff, a Qualified Person in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in NI 43-101, has read and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained in this press release.

Please visit Rockcliff at the PDAC in the Investors Exchange at Booth #2816, between the dates of Sunday March 5 to Wednesday March 8, 2017 at the Toronto Convention Centre-South Building.

Rockcliff is well funded with approximately CDN$1.5 million in its treasury and no debt.

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This news release includes forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward looking. Although Rockcliff believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information, please contact: 

Rockcliff Copper Corporation
Ken Lapierre, P.Geo
President & CEO
Cell: (647) 678-3879
Off: (416) 644-1752
klapierre@rockcliffcoppercorp.com

CHF Capital Markets
Cathy Hume, CEO
Phone: (416) 868-1079 ext.231
cathy@chfir.com