|November 22, 2017|
Roughrider Acquires the Sterling Property, Houston, British Columbia
|Vancouver, BC, November 22, 2017 - Roughrider Exploration Limited (TSX-V: REL) ("Roughrider") - is pleased to announce the acquisition by staking of the 4,016 hectare "Sterling Property", located eight kilometres north of Houston, BC and 14 kilometres north of the Company's recently staked 100% owned Silver Ace property (see News Release November 16, 2017). |
"We are excited to be able to expand our mineral property inventory in the Houston valley area with a strong exploration opportunity like Sterling," commented Roughrider CEO Scott Gibson. "It is also a great benefit to the company to be able to do so for the cost of staking only and with no third-party obligations. The combination of high in situ grades at several vein occurrences and proximity to large scale mineralized systems with surrounding covered areas make Sterling a prime candidate for the application of modern exploration techniques to search for undiscovered mineralization."
The Sterling Property lies within the Stikine Terrane of central British Columbia, encompassing intrusive rocks of the Early Jurrasic Topley, Late Cretaceous Bulkley and the Eocene Goosly Plutonic Suites. On the Sterling Property, multiple stocks of the Topley, Bulkley and Goosly Plutonic Suites intrude Lower Jurassic Hazelton Group (Telkwa Formation) calc-alkaline volcanic rocks and Upper Jurassic Bowser Lake Group sedimentary rocks. Regionally, Bulkley and Goosly Plutonic Suite intrusive rocks are associated with copper-silver-gold/molybdenum-silver-gold mineral systems including, respectively, the New Nadia Explorations Limited's Silver Queen prospect 45 kilometres to the south and the former producing Equity Silver mine 40 kilometres to the southeast.
The ground that makes up the Sterling Property was selected based on geological factors that management considers make it prospective for intrusive associated, breccia vein-hosted precious metal deposits, including:
Roughrider is investigating the acquisition of additional properties in the region, either through staking or earn-in agreements. Exploration plans for Sterling, Silver Ace and other area projects, if acquired, will be reported when compilation and interpretation of historic and regional results are completed.
Genesis Uranium Update
As noted in the news release of October 10th, Roughrider and partner Kivalliq Energy recently completed a 1,223 km. ZTEM survey over four grid areas on the Genesis Uranium project in the Athabasca Basin area of Saskatchewan. The goal of the survey is to further define drill targets on this large project area. Management expects to receive final modelled results and interpretation from the survey in the next few weeks.
David Tupper, P. Geo. is a qualified person ("QP") within the context of National Instrument 43-101, and has prepared, read and approved the technical aspects of this news release.
About Roughrider Exploration Limited
Roughrider and its partner Kivalliq Energy are exploring the Genesis uranium project located in the Wollaston-Mudjatik geological trend extending northeast from Saskatchewan's Athabasca Basin. In addition, Roughrider recently acquired an option to earn a 100% interest in the Iron Butte project in Nevada which contains an historic bulk tonnage gold resource and has now added the Silver Ace and Sterling projects in central British Columbia.
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CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING HISTORICAL INFORMATION:
Historical information contained in this news release regarding the Roughrider's Sterling property or properties adjacent to it or in the area are repeated for historical reference only and cannot be relied upon as its QP, as defined under NI-43-101 has not prepared nor verified the historical information.
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