Toronto, ON – December 18, 2019 – Rockcliff Metals Corporation (“Rockcliff” or the “Company”) (CSE: RCLF) (FRANKFURT: RO0, WKN: A2H60G) is pleased to announce that is has completed all work required for the Company to earn a 51% ownership interest in the Talbot Property pursuant to the Company’s option agreement with Hudbay Minerals Inc. (“Hudbay”) dated April 14, 2014 (the “Option Agreement”). Rockcliff has delivered written notice to Hudbay advising Hudbay of the achievement of this milestone. In addition, the Company announces additional high-grade assay results from the Talbot Property of 4.04% Copper Equivalent (“CuEq”) across 11.13 metres including 10.5% CuEq across 3.46 metres.
Rockcliff’s 51% Interest in Talbot
Highlights from the Talbot Property Option Agreement:
Rockcliff is the largest junior development and exploration landholder in the Flin Flon-Snow Lake greenstone belt, a region Rockcliff believes is the most extensive Paleoproterozoic Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (“VMS”) district (copper, gold, zinc, silver) in the world.
Talbot Drill Results in 4.04% CuEq Across 11.13 Metres Including 10.5% CuEq Across 3.46 Metres
The latest round of drill results includes 4.04% CuEq across 11.13 metres including 10.5% CuEq across 3.46 metres. The Talbot drill program has been designed to enhance the confidence of the existing Talbot deposit inferred resource within the main lens. To-date, 19 holes totaling 11,669 metres have been completed (holes TB021-TB039). Holes TB033-TB039 have been submitted to the assay lab for analysis for copper, gold, zinc and silver. Holes TB021-TB025 assay results were pressed released on November 12, 2019 and filed on Sedar.
Significant down the hole assays from the Talbot drill program are tabled below:
|Hole#||From(m)||To(m)||Length||Copper%||Gold g/t||Zinc %||Silver g/t||CuEq%*|
m =metres represent down hole thickness as true thickness is not currently known, g/t = grams per tonne, CuEq** = copper equivalent values used: US$3.00 copper, US$1.20 zinc, US$1400 gold, US$22.00 silver. 100% metal recoveries were applied. CuEq = Cu grade % + (Zn grade % X Zn price per lb / Cu price per pound) + (Au grade g/t X Au price per gram / Cu price per tonne) X 100 + (Ag grade g/t X Ag price per gram / Cu price per tonne) X 100. The numbers may not add up due to rounding.
Additional drill hole information from the Talbot drill program is highlighted below:
|HOLE #||UTM-E||UTM-N||AZIMUTH||DIP||LENGTH METRES|
Figure 1: Simplified 2+75 Cross Section. % represents CuEq grades. Metres represents down the hole drill thickness as true thickness is not accurately known.
Quality Control and Quality Assurance
Samples of half core were packaged and shipped directly from Rockcliff’s core facility in Snow Lake to TSL Laboratories (TSL), in 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.
Ken Lapierre P.Geo., Vice-President, Exploration of Rockcliff, a Qualified Person in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained in this press release.
About Rockcliff Metals Corporation
Rockcliff is a well-funded Canadian resource development and exploration company and near-term copper producer, with a fully functional +1000 tpd permitted leased processing and tailings facility as well as several advanced-staged, high-grade copper and zinc dominant VMS deposits in the Snow Lake area of Manitoba. The Company is a major landholder in the Flin Flon-Snow Lake greenstone belt which is home to the largest Paleoproterozoic VMS district in the world, hosting mines and deposits containing copper, zinc, gold and silver. The Company’s extensive portfolio of properties totals over 4,500 square kilometres and includes eight of the highest-grade, undeveloped VMS deposits and several lode-gold properties including the historic Rex-Laguna gold mine, Manitoba’s first and highest-grade gold mine.
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