VANCOUVER, Canada, February 6, 2024 – Sonoro Gold Corp. (TSXV: SGO | OTCQB: SMOFF | FRA: 23SP) (“Sonoro” or the “Company”) announces a non-brokered private placement offering (the “Offering”) consisting of up to 22,222,222 units (the “Units”) at a price of C$0.045 per Unit, for gross proceeds of up to C$1,000,000.
Each Unit will be composed of one Sonoro common share and one common share purchase warrant. Each warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one additional Sonoro common share for a period of three years from the closing of the private placement at an exercise price of C$0.07 per share.
The Company intends to pay finder’s fees, as permitted under the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange, in respect of Units placed with the assistance of registered securities dealers.
All securities issued and issuable in connection with the Offering will be subject to a 4-month plus one-day hold period in Canada from the closing date. The Offering is subject to TSX Venture Exchange acceptance.
The net proceeds from the Offering will be used to fund the ongoing development of the Company’s Cerro Caliche gold project in Sonora, Mexico as well as working capital.
Kenneth MacLeod, President and CEO of Sonoro, commented, “We are accelerating the resumption of drilling at Cerro Caliche to take advantage of the time remaining before the project receives approval for its Environmental Impact Statement, which has been under review by the Mexican government’s federal permitting authority, SEMARNAT, since May 2022. A recent Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) outlines the project’s current mineral resource and its potential economic viability. The report also notes the project’s potential upside for exploration including potential gold mineralization within the current modelled mineralized zones as well as along strike and parallel to the current vein trends. The upcoming drilling campaign is designed to increase the size of the resource and extend the currently estimated life of mine.”
Melvin Herdrick, VP of Exploration for Sonoro, added, “The expansion drilling program will initially focus on the western mineralized zones where we plan to commence mining operations and where prior drilling demonstrated multiple high-grade ore shoots. Drilling is also planned in the northern mineralized zones to potentially increase and upgrade the resource as well as in the central mineralized zones to potentially increase the pit shell resource and reduce the strip ratio.”
About the Cerro Caliche Gold Project
Exploration to date at the 1,400-hectare property confirms a broadly mineralized low-sulphidation epithermal vein structure and over 25 northwest-trending gold mineralized zones along trend and near surface. With only 30% of the property’s identified mineralized zones drilled and assayed, the Company filed an updated Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE) in March 2023 based on a total 55,360 meters of drilled data including 498 drill holes, 17 trenches and assays for 53,865 meters of the drilled data.
In October 2023, the Company filed a new Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) demonstrating the potential viability for a 9-year open pit, heap leach mining operation. Using a gold price of US $1,800 per ounce, the project has an after-tax net present value discounted at 5% (“NPV5”) of US $47.7M and an Internal Rate of Return (“IRR”) of 45%. Using a gold price of US $2,000 per ounce, the project has an after-tax NPV5 of US $77M and an IRR of 63%.
The PEA was prepared in accordance with the requirements of National Instrument 43-101 by D.E.N.M. Engineering Ltd. and Micon International Limited with confirmation of the applicable resource estimates prepared by SRK Consulting (U.S.) Inc.
About Sonoro Gold Corp
Sonoro Gold Corp. is a publicly listed exploration and development Company holding the development-stage Cerro Caliche project and the exploration-stage San Marcial project in Sonora State, Mexico. The Company has highly experienced operational and management teams with proven track records for the discovery and development of natural resource deposits.
On behalf of the Board of SONORO GOLD CORP.
President & CEO
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Forward-Looking Statement Cautions:
This press release may contain “forward-looking information” as defined in applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements other than statements of historical fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Cerro Caliche project, and future plans and objectives of the Company, constitute forward looking information that involve various risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the amount of financing proposed to be raised, intended use of the financing proceeds, sufficiency of fund to complete certain project development steps, and outlook for the results of the contemplated drilling program. Although the Company believes that such statements are reasonable based on current circumstances, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts; they are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “projects”, “aims”, “potential”, “goal”, “objective”, “prospective” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “can”, “could” or “should” occur, or are those statements, which, by their nature, refer to future events. The Company cautions that forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company’s management on the date the statements are made and they involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the possibility of unfavorable exploration and test results, the lack of sufficient future financing to carry out exploration and development plans and unanticipated changes in the legal, regulatory and permitting requirements for the Company’s exploration programs. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law or the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange. Readers are encouraged to review the Company’s complete public disclosure record on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
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