July 26, 2016 - Calgary, Alberta: Antioquia Gold Inc. ("Antioquia" or the "Company") (TSXV: "AGD") is pleased to announce that Eduardo de la Piedra has been appointed to the Board of Directors, subject to the approval of the TSX-V. The Company also wishes to report on progress at its Cisneros Project in Colombia.
Felipe Ferraro, President and CEO of Antioquia wishes to welcome Eduardo de la Piedra as the Company's newest appointee to the Board of Directors. Mr. de la Piedra is a senior executive with extensive corporate general manager experience including a strong financial profile. He is a seasoned business professional in the private and public sectors and is fluent in both English and Spanish.
The following is a summary of additional milestones that have been achieved at the Cisneros Project:
Guaico Ramp Development -- The main tunnel development continues to progress although delays were experienced due to issues with timely delivery of explosives. A new supplier has been contracted and no further problems are anticipated. These delays are not expected to affect the overall project development. Total length of the tunnel is now more than 414 m at an average grade of -13%. A development ramp towards the Manuela vein system was initiated and has reached a length of 56 m. Figure 1 showing the mine development advance is attached as an Appendix and can also be found on the Company's web site (www.antioquiagoldinc.com);
Guaico Assay Results -- Antioquia has received assay results from the samples taken last month from distinct mineral structures encountered in the Guaico mine development. These results have been incorporated into the geological data base and composited to reflect ore grades planned for extraction in these areas. The key intersections are as follows and can be seen in the Appendix to this report as Figures 2:
Structure RP-76: 1.25 m @ 4.3 g/t Au
Structure RP-92: 1.2 m @ 28.7 g/t Au
Guaico vein: 2.1 m @ 83.2 g/t Au; 2.0 m @ 19.4 g/t; 2.7 m @ 5.9 g/t Au
Structure GQTO-1: 1.4 m @ 8.2 g/t Au
Structure GQTO-5: 1.2 m @ 5.9 g/t Au
Geomechanics -- A geotechnical consultant has been retained; he has implemented a system of geomechanical monitoring for Guaico including testing of all existing roof bolts for effectiveness. Parameters have been established for varying patterns and types of roof bolting in different areas of the mine accounting for specific rock types. Antioquia technical staff have received training from the consultant in all details associated with the geomechanics program so permit them to take over control on an ongoing basis.
The electrical infrastructure has now been commissioned and is functioning normally;
Surface infrastructure (First Aid, Offices, Warehouse and Cafeteria) has been completed and are currently in use by Antioquia staff members.
Guayabito South -- The drilling program initiated in May is now complete. A total of 6 holes were drilled for a combined total of 800 m. The last two holes intersected the vein structures from Guayabito North establishing the axis and strike of the combined deposits. Laboratory results are pending.
Further information can be found on the Company's website www.antioquiagoldinc.com.
Mr. Jim Decker, P. Eng., Vice President Investor Relations and Director of Antioquia Gold Inc. and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed the contents of this news release.
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Figure 1 - Guaico Ramp Development
Figure 2 -- Guaico Ore Intercepts (Section View)