Bluestone Commences Phase 2 Drill Program at Cerro Blanco
November 13, 2018 – VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Bluestone Resources Inc. (TSXV:BSR | OTCQB:BBSRF) ("Bluestone" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has commenced a follow-up drill program on its 100% owned high-grade Cerro Blanco Gold project. The drilling will focus on converting the inferred resources identified during the Feasibility Study infill drill program completed earlier this year. The updated resource estimate released in a news release titled “Bluestone Increases Mineral Resources at the Cerro Blanco Gold Project” on September 10, 2018 identified 357,000 ounces or 1,373,342 tonnes grading 8.09 g/t Au in the inferred category. Additionally, as the program advances it will also focus on targeting extensions to veins that are already in the mine plan but have not yet been fully tested.
Darren Klinck, President and CEO, commented, "We have identified high-priority targets to increase our Measured & Indicated mineral resources over the next few months. These target areas will be drilled from both surface and underground with the expectation on delivering a further enhanced resource in mid-2019."
Mr. Klinck added, “After almost five years of limited to no exploration activity at Cerro Blanco, our geology team commencing last year has been progressively sharpening our understanding of the key characteristics of the deposit and this is now paying dividends with near-term opportunities being identified.”
Two LM-75 drill rigs have been mobilized underground at Cerro Blanco and drilling is expected to continue into the first quarter of 2019. The initial focus of the drill program will be the infill drilling of veins in the North Zone and new veins that were identified during underground channel sampling. A diagram illustrating the inferred ounces and priority areas can be found HERE.
About Bluestone Resources
luestone Resources is a mineral exploration and development company that is focused on advancing its 100%-owned Cerro Blanco Gold and Mita Geothermal projects located in Guatemala. The Cerro Blanco Gold Project, as disclosed in the Company's Cerro Blanco Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) which is available at www.sedar.com, returned robust economics with a quick pay back and all-in sustaining cash costs (as defined per World Gold Council guidelines, less corporate general and administration costs) in the first quartile. The Company trades under the symbol “BSR” on the TSX Venture Exchange and “BBSRF” on the OTCQB.
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Darren Klinck | President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
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David Cass, P.Geo., Vice President Exploration is the designated Qualified Person for this news release within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) and has reviewed and verified that the technical information set out above in this news release is accurate and therefore approves this written disclosure of the technical information.
The PEA is preliminary in nature, it includes inferred mineral resources that are considered too speculative geologically to have the economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves, and there is no certainty that the PEA will be realized. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.
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All forward-looking statements are made based on the Company’s current beliefs as well as various assumptions made by them and information currently available to them. Generally, these assumptions include, among others: the ability of Bluestone to carry on exploration and development activities; the price of gold, silver and other metals; there being no material variations in the current tax and regulatory environment; the exchange rates among the Canadian dollar, Guatemalan quetzal and the United States dollar remaining consistent with current levels; the presence of and continuity of metals at the Cerro Blanco Project at estimated grades; the availability of personnel, machinery and equipment at estimated prices and within estimated delivery times; metals sales prices and exchange rates assumed; appropriate discount rates applied to the cash flows in economic analyses; tax rates and royalty rates applicable to the proposed mining operation; the availability of acceptable financing; anticipated mining losses and dilution; success in realizing proposed operations; anticipated timelines for community consultations and the impact of those consultations on the regulatory approval process.
Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements and, even if such actual results are realized or substantially realized, there can be no assurance that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, Bluestone. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things: risks relating to variations in the mineral content within the mineral identified as mineral resources from that predicted; risks and uncertainties related to expected production rates, timing and amount of production and total costs of production; risks and uncertainties related to ability to obtain or maintain necessary licenses, permits, or surface rights; risks associated with technical difficulties in connection with mining development activities; risks and uncertainties related to the accuracy of mineral resource estimates and estimates of future production, future cash flow, total costs of production and diminishing quantities or grades of mineral resources; risks associated with geopolitical uncertainty and political and economic instability in Guatemala; risks and uncertainties related to interruptions in production; the possibility that future exploration, development or mining results will not be consistent with the Company’s expectations; uncertain political and economic environments and relationships with local communities; variations in rates of recovery and extraction; developments in world metals markets; risks related to fluctuations in currency exchange rates; as well as those factors discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Amended and Restated Annual Information Form.
Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it was made, and except as may be required by applicable securities laws, Bluestone disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. Although Bluestone believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and accordingly undue reliance should not be put on such statements due to their inherent uncertainty. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.
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