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Goldplay Exploration (TSX-V: GPLY) Announces Surface Trenching Program Results to Date at the 100% Owned El Habal Property

By June 7, 2018No Comments

Goldplay Exploration announces surface trenching program results to date at the 100% owned El Habal Property: including 130 meters grading 1.86 g/t Au , 100 meters grading 1.20 g/t Au , 90 meters grading 0.84 g/t and the most recent discovery expanding the mineralized zone further east with 20 meters grading 1.33g/t and 50 meters grading 0.48 g/t Au including (13 meters grading 1.07g/t).

June 5, 2018, Vancouver, BC Goldplay Exploration Ltd. (TSXV: GPLY – the “Company” or “Goldplay”), is pleased to provide a summary and additional results of the surface trenching program at the El Habal Property in Sinaloa, Mexico. The results to date have identified oxidized gold mineralization on the surface along a 1000 meter-long mineralized zone. Additionally, the results of recent trenching at the Octavio target support opportunities to continue exploration along the mineralized zone to the east, (figure 01).

Results from the surface trenching program to date shows significant widths, high grades and consistent mineralization on the surface at most targets at the El Habal Property. These results together with a recently completed ground geophysical survey program (“CSAMT”) defined quality drill targets under investigation in the ongoing core drilling program.







Figure 01– El Habal map showing drill targets inside the 1000 meter-long mineralized corridor with surface trenching results and in progress drilling program.

All intervals have been reported on an uncut basis. In some of the trenches, where bedrock was not available, sampling was completed in the vicinity to access bedrock and provide sampling coverage on a continuous basis. A complete table with all results can be found at:

Surface Trenching Highlights

Santos Target Trench From (m) To (m) Width (m) Au (g/t) Comment
Santos              0         130               130           1.86 (1)-includes internal dilution
including 38.5 63.8 25 3.39
including 94.3 121.8 26 4.13

Table 01– Summary of Results – Surface Trenching Program Santos Target






Figure 02– Santos Map – Location of Samples & Results

Sampling was completed near shallow historical underground or surface mining works close to major structures intersecting a highly silicified rhyolite. Occurrence of visible gold was reported in a group of high grade samples in this target.

La Reina Target Trench From (m) To (m) Width (m) Au (g/t) Comment
La Reina              0           90               90           0.84 (1)-includes internal dilution
including 25.2 37.1 11.9 1.99
including 175.6 187.6 12 1.77

Table 02– Summary of Results – Surface Trenching Program La Reina Target






Figure 03– La Reina Map – Location of Samples & Results

The sampling program covered an area with evidence of shallow artisanal historical mining activity. The host rock is silicified rhyolite with intense structural fabric hosting stockworks and narrow vein systems. The CSAMT survey results have indicated 2 shallow, low resistivity, anomalies in this target. Goldplay is reopening the historical underground workings in the area for additional sampling.

Arenal Target Trench From (m) To (m) Width (m) Au (g/t) Comment
Arenal              0         100               100            1.2 (1)-includes internal dilution
including 22.6 34.1 11.5 1.92
including 65 111.2 46.2 1.74
including 133.2 148.2 15 1.74

Table 03– Summary of Results – Surface Trenching Program Arenal Target

Figure 04– Arenal Map – Location of Samples & Results

At El Arenal there are multidirectional veins and stockwork system hosted by silicified rhyolites. There are also a series of historical shallow shafts defining an area with a presence of intense gold mineralization in the vicinity of the high-grade sampling zone.

Octavio Target Trench From (m) To (m) Width (m) Au (g/t) Comment
Octavio              0           52               52           0.42 (1)-includes internal dilution
including 24 37 13 1.07
Octavio 0 20 20 1.33
Octavio 0 5 5 1.76


Table 04– Summary of Results – Surface Trenching Program Octavio Target






Figure 04– Octavio Map – Location of Samples & Results

The recent sampling results at the Octavio target, confirm the continuity of mineralized systems further east, representing an opportunity for additional shallow drilling targets. The gold mineralization is represented mainly by oxidized stockwork systems hosted by altered andesites. 6

These combined results define a consistent oxidized gold mineralized zone over 1000 meters along the strike, supporting the exploration potential at the El Habal. The wide mineralization, together with the common occurrence of high-grade bonanza grades and associated resistivity targets, encourages Goldplay to continue with its surface and core drilling exploration program at the El Habal in the coming months.

All intervals have been reported on an uncut base. The 2017 and 2018 surface trenching samples with assays results above 10 g/t and 5g/t respectively have been re-assayed with metallic screen fire assay with gravimetric finishing. In locations where the topography did not allow continuous sampling, a secondary surface trenching was completed in the vicinity to provide good continuity on sampling line intersecting the mineralized zone on bedrock outcrops.

Quality assurance/quality control

Trenching undertaken by Goldplay in 2017 – 2018 has been supervised by onsite personnel at the project who rigorously collect and track samples, which are then sealed and shipped to Bureau Veritas and SGS Minerals for analysis. SGS’s and Bureau’s quality system complies with the requirements for the international standards ISO 17025 and ISO 9001. Analytical accuracy and precision are independently controlled using blanks, control reference material and duplicate samples.

Marcio Fonseca, Goldplay’s Chief Executive Officer, stated, “The Surface trenching results define a consistent oxidized gold mineralization zone extending over 1000 meters with evidence of high grade results together with a wide mineralized zone. This, together with the most recent ground geophysical survey results, indicate attractive exploration potential at El Habal”.

The Qualified Person under the NI 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects for this news release is Marcio Fonseca, President and CEO of Goldplay, who has reviewed and approved its contents.

About Goldplay Exploration Ltd.

Goldplay owns a +250 square kilometer exploration portfolio in the Rosario Mining District, Sinaloa, Mexico. Goldplay currently focuses on exploration activities including drilling in progress at the El Habal Project and planned resource update at the recently acquired advanced stage San Marcial Project.

The El Habal Project is a low sulphidation epithermal exploration-stage project with an ongoing core drilling program. The1000 meter long oxidized gold mineralized zone outcrops along a series of rolling hills with evidence of historical shallow underground mining. The El Habal Project is near the historical Au-Ag Rosario Mine (“Rosario Mine”). The Rosario Mine reportedly operated for 250 years. Goldplay’s team has over 30 years’ experience with senior roles in exploration, financing, and development in the mining industry, including over ten years of extensive exploration experience in the Rosario Mining District, leading to previous successful discoveries. A current NI 43-101 report on The El Habal Project is filed on SEDAR.

The San Marcial consists of an attractive near-surface high-grade silver, zinc and lead project with a historical National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) (1) with an immediate opportunity for resource expansion.

Resource Grade Contained Metal
Category Tonnes Ag (g/t) Zn (%) Pb (%) Ag M(oz) Zn M(lbs) Pb M (lbs)
Indicated 3,755,893 149.20 0.67 0.36 18.0 29.9 55.3
Inferred 3,075,403 44.21 0.51 0.29 4.4 19.5 34.7

(1) The historical NI 43-101 resource estimate is based on a cut off of 30 g/tAg for open pit and 80 g/t Ag for underground resource classification completed by Micon International Ltd. for Silvermex on November 5, 2008. The historical resource is based on 4884 meters of drilling in 30 core drill holes. A qualified person has not done sufficient work to verify and to classify the historical estimate as current mineral resources, and the Company is not treating the historical estimate as current mineral resources. Further work must be carried out to verify all historical information before a resource estimate is possible, and there can be no assurance that when established, that any such resource would be economically recoverable.

The existing historical NI 43-101 resource estimation exhibits significant exploration upside as it only comprises 30 drill holes completed up to November 2008. Additional 22 drill holes were completed post-filing of historical NI 43-101, representing an immediate opportunity to update and expand the resources. The historical NI 43-101 covers 600 m of a mineralized trend which is open along strike for an additional 3.5 km, supported by positive surface exploration results. The mineralization is an open down dip as most of the historical drilling was completed only up to 250 m below the surface in the resource estimation area. Historical preliminary metallurgical results from oxide and sulfide samples from San Marcial have indicated column leach tests recoveries in the range of 80% for a 72-hour leach period and preliminary flotation test work in drill core composite samples reporting recoveries in the range of 90%.

The mineralization at San Marcial is typical of the low sulphidation, epithermal systems hosted near the contact of the Tertiary, Upper and Lower Volcanic units in the Sierra Madre Occidental Geologic Province.

Along the 3.5 km mineralized trend, there are highly altered hydrothermal breccias, conglomerates, and relatively fresh dacite porphyry intrusive. Faulting is an important structural feature related to the silver gold zinc lead copper mineralization, and the intersection of east-west with northwest structures are considered the most prospective areas for exploration at San Marcial.

There are two main mineralized zones (upper and lower), located in the center of the mineral concession and both outcropping at surface. Both mineralized zones and associated host rocks exhibit fracture filling and typical hydrothermal textures of epithermal deposits. There is local brecciation hosting mineralized zones.

San Marcial exhibits significant exploration upside supported by historical regional exploration programs completed by previous operators with the identification of 14 exploration targets like San Marcial inside the concessions. Some of these exploration targets consist of old shallow pits, caved shafts and historical underground workings in areas with extensive hydrothermal alteration hosted by major regional structures.

Goldplay is providing the historical drill data and historical NI 43-101 for informational purposes only. Goldplay has not completed any quality control assurance program to the historical drill data and NI 43-101. Although the Company believes that the work was completed by competent persons to the standards of the day and the Company cautions the reader that the drill results are historical in nature and have yet to be verified by the Company’s “Qualified Person” under NI 43-101. 8

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Mr. Marcio Fonseca,                                                       For Further Information

Geo, President & CEO                                                   Contact: +1 (604) 202 31 55

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