VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 31, 2012) - Condor Resources Inc. ("Condor" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:CN) is pleased to announce that the Company has received unanimous approval for the proposed drill program from the communities surrounding the Company's 100% owned Soledad project. The approval followed the information workshop presented to these communities on August 23rd.
The workshop presentation is a fundamental requirement towards the social inclusion mechanism designed by the government to allow the participation of local communities and surface land rights owners in voicing their opinions in the mineral exploration process and is a prerequisite to obtaining approval for the DIA (environmental impact declaration) from the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines. The DIA is required to obtain a drill permit, which is expected shortly.
Soledad is a large hydro-magmatic centre located within the Central Andes Tertiary volcanic belt, which is host to several epithermal gold deposits including Pierina, Alto Chicama and Yanacocha. To date, a cluster of nine quartz-tourmaline-iron oxide breccias have been discovered at Soledad within an area measuring approximately 1500m in diameter. The breccia bodies contain gold, silver and copper mineralization, as evidenced by surface geochemistry. Only one of the breccias was drill-tested in 1996 with encouraging results. (See January 20, 2012 news release). In the northeast sector of the property, Condor geologists have now identified a 650m by 450m high sulphidation epithermal surface exposure comprising intense advanced argillic alteration with gold values in grab samples up to 31 grams per tonne. (See July 5, 2012 news release).
The targets at Soledad include the cluster of nine geochemically anomalous breccias, the newly discovered epithermal system which could host bulk tonnage gold-silver mineralization, and possibly an underlying gold-copper bearing intrusive that is responsible for these mineralizing systems exposed at surface.
The multi-purpose drill program at Soledad will comprise approximately 1500m to 2500m of drilling to confirm results of the 1996 drilling program in Breccia 1, to test one or more of the other eight breccias discovered to date on the property and possibly to test the new bulk tonnage gold-silver target. It is anticipated that a drill rig will be mobilized shortly after receipt of the drill permit sometime within the next 30 days.
Condor Resources' annual general meeting of shareholders was held August 29, 2012. At the meeting, the shareholders appointed Patrick Burns, Graham Scott, Robert Boyd, Lyle Davis and Paul Larkin as directors for the coming year. All other resolutions placed before the shareholders were passed by near-unanimous margins.
Condor Resources Inc. was incorporated in 2003 by field exploration specialists focused on the generation of precious and base metals projects in South America, where management has extensive experience and a proven track record of discovery. The Company's long term objective is the discovery of a major new precious/base metals deposit and its business plan offers shareholders access to an exciting portfolio of fifteen properties in Peru and Chile, each offering a unique path to discovery.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Patrick J. Burns, President & Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Richard Culbert is the Qualified Person under NI 43-101 who has approved the technical content of this news release.
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