Vancouver, BC -- Orex Minerals Inc. -- (TSX-V: REX) ("Orex"), has filed with the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval ("SEDAR") a Technical Report in accordance with the rules of National Instrument 43-101 for the first Inferred Resource estimate of the Sandra Escobar Project in Durango, Mexico. This project is being advanced by Orex under an option agreement with Canasil Resources Inc. -- (TSX.V: CLZ) ("Canasil").
Collins, J.M., Fowler, A. and Butler, S., 2016, "Sandra Escobar Project Technical Report, Boleras Mineral Resource Estimate, December 2016." Mining Plus Canada Consulting Ltd. on behalf of Orex Minerals Inc. and Canasil Resources Inc., 93 p. (effective date: 25 October 2016).
Orex's President, Gary Cope says, "A first Resource Estimate is a major step in an exploration project and we are pleased to provide the technical information. Our exploration program continues on the Sandra Escobar Project."
Orex has drilled 8,372 metres in 62 diamond drill holes in the southeastern region of the project. The first 59 diamond drill holes formed the basis for an initial resource estimate on the "Boleras Silver Deposit." At a "Base Case" of 45 g/t Ag cut-off, the Inferred Resource Estimate yielded 9.8 million tonnes grading 106 g/t Ag for a total of 33.3 million ounces of silver (See Orex news release of 31 October 2016).
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Access to the Technical Report can be obtained either from the Orex Minerals Inc. website at www.orexminerals.com, or on SEDAR website at www.sedar.ca.
Sandra Escobar Silver-Gold Project, Durango, Mexico
Sandra Escobar is situated north of the town of Tepehuanes, Durango, in the heart of the "Mexican Silver Trend", midway between the mining districts of Tovar and Guanacevi and is 75 km west of Silver Standard's La Pitarrilla. This prolific trend hosts some of the world's largest silver camps and deposits, including Fresnillo, Guanajuato, La Pitarrilla, La Preciosa, Real de Angeles and Zacatecas.
The project consists of 6,333 hectares of mineral concessions and covers multiple mineralized epithermal quartz veins and breccia structures. These veins form a high level silver-gold-base metals system, hosted in andesitic and rhyolitic rocks, centered on a large rhyolite dome complex in the north and silver systems in smaller rhyolite dome complexes to the southeast. All within a large caldera complex. Intense alteration zones and fluid flooding in permeable formations indicates the presence of bulk tonnage targets. Excellent infrastructure exists in the Sandra Escobar area, including paved road access, electrical power, water and manpower from nearby communities.
The technical disclosures contained in this news release have been approved by Dale Brittliffe, P.Geo., and Ben Whiting, P.Geo., both being "Qualified Persons" as defined in NI 43-101 on behalf of Orex.
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Orex is a Canadian-based junior exploration company comprised of highly qualified mining professionals. Orex has several current projects: the Coneto Gold-Silver Project in Durango, Mexico, a joint venture with Fresnillo PLC, the Jumping Josephine Gold-Silver Project in British Columbia, Canada, plus this newest Sandra Escobar Silver Project in Durango, Mexico, with Canasil Resources Inc.
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