GUADALUPE, MEXICO--(Marketwire -01/04/12)- Sonora Resources Corp. (OTC.BB: SURE.OB - News) ("Sonora" or the "Company"), a mineral exploration and development Company focused on the acquisition and development of international silver and gold mining properties, is pleased to advise that underground fieldwork is currently underway at the Los Amoles silver project in the State of Sonora.
The work program has been designed to test the down dip extensions to the silver-rich veins previously identified and tested on surface through the implementation of a program that includes sampling within a number of the main underground workings. The program has mobilized a team of trained, expert field crews regularly accessing the workings through existing mine shafts with great success.
Typically, smaller historic underground mines in Mexico concentrated on extracting only the narrow high grade portions of the veins leaving the rest of the vein and/or mineralized host rocks behind. As a result of this interpretation, trenching is being undertaken over and between known veins in order to expose the host rocks and reveal any additional veins that do not outcrop.
Additionally, a soil sampling program is underway in an adjacent area with strong colour anomalies but little to no outcrop. The target area is between several historic workings which presents a potential for additional mineralization to be identified.
A recently published NI 43-101 compliant technical report on the property confirmed the presence of multiple quartz veins, breccias and a quartz stockwork altered volcaniclastic sequence identifying the known and sought after mineralization as consisting of a network of gold and silver bearing epithermal veins. The primary target consists of a 1,100-metre wide zone that contains at least 20 historic workings within the Mina Rosales area.
The current and ongoing fieldwork program is already proving to be a major step forward towards defining much of the potential vein structure in advance of a planned drill program scheduled for 2012.
Sonora's President Juan Miguel Rios comments, "Work is now well underway at Los Amoles. Getting access to the workings is excellent and greatly advances our understanding of the mineralization. We are moving ahead as fast as practicable in order to get further into the workings, increase the trenching and to undertake several test soil sample surveys as soon as possible. We intend to be extremely well informed and armed with numerous defined targets prior to the commencement of an efficient and effective drill program."
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About Sonora Resources Corp. (OTC.BB: SURE.OB - News)
The Company is focused on the acquisition and exploration of international silver and gold mining properties located in regions that enjoy stable politics, sound economies and friendly business environments. Additional information about the Company may be found at www.sonoraresources.com.
Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this news release that are not historical are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this news release include: that the company believes that geographic scope of mining concessions makes for encouraging gold and silver potential for the project; that the property is interpreted to be within a porphyry system; and that Mexico is stable and business friendly. Factors which may delay or prevent these forward-looking statements from being realized include misinterpretation of data; we may not locate or agree to terms with potential partners; we may not be able to acquire equipment or labor as needed; we may not be able to raise sufficient funds to complete our intended exploration or carry on operations; that weather, logistical problems or hazards may prevent us from exploration; that equipment may not work as well as expected; that analysis of data may not be possible accurately and at depth; and that despite encouraging data there may be no commercially exploitable mineralization on our properties. Nearby mineral resources is no indication of resources on our property. In addition, Mexico may undergo political or social change which would create additional geopolitical risks. Readers should refer to the risk disclosures outlined in the periodic reports filed by other junior mineral exploration companies with the Securities and Exchange Commission.