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12-15 - Cornerstone and SolGold Plc sign definitive option agreement and announce $2.8 million first year exploration program for the Cascabel gold-copper-silver property, Ecuador
| ||Mount Pearl, NL, Canada: Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc. ("Cornerstone") (TSXV-CGP) (F-GWN) (B-GWN) (OTC-CTNXF) and SolGold Plc (formerly Solomon Gold Plc) ("SolGold") (AIM code: SOLG) announce that they have signed a definitive option agreement finalizing the terms of an option/joint venture arrangement for Cornerstone's 100% owned 5,000 hectare Cascabel gold-copper-silver property in northern Ecuador and replacing their letter of intent announced on April 10, 2012.|
The Cascabel property is located approximately 120 km north of Quito and 20 km south of the Colombian border. Access is very good via a paved road from the provincial capital city of Ibarra to San Lorenzo city, on the Pacific coast, and secondary gravel roads to the central part of the property. An environmental license for the initial exploration phase was granted by the Ministry of Environment on July 12, 2011. Exploration work including geology, geochemistry, geophysics and hand-dug trenching and pitting, is allowed for a 4-year period under this environmental license.
Terms of the agreement, a description of the property and preliminary exploration results were described in News Release 12-06, dated April 10, 2012. Maps showing the geology and exploration results to that date may be viewed at www.cornerstoneresources.com.
Cornerstone and SolGold have agreed to an aggressive first year exploration program totaling US$2.8M (covering the period May 2012 through April 2013), the first $800,000 of which is committed. This staged program includes 1:25,000 scale reconnaissance geological mapping, prospecting, stream sediment and rock sampling, and an airborne magnetic and radiometric survey which will cover the entire property. Detailed exploration will follow over the most prospective areas. Identified targets will be prioritized for drill testing in late 2012, pending receipt of requisite permits. An Environmental Impact Study required for advanced stage exploration (drilling) will be carried out later this year and a community relations program is currently being implemented.
Prospecting work began in May. A summary of exploration results will be announced as soon as the program is completed and all data received and compiled.
Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc. is a mineral exploration company based in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, with a diversified portfolio of projects in Canada, Ecuador and Chile, and a strong technical team that has proven its ability to identify, acquire and advance properties of merit. The company's business model is based on generating exploration projects whose subsequent development is funded primarily through joint venture partnerships. Commitments from JV partners constitute significant validation of the strength of Cornerstone's projects.
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