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Lumina Gold Announces Initial Tarqui Exploration Results

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lumina Gold Corp. (TSXV:LUM) (OTC:LUMAF) (the “Company” or “Lumina”) is pleased to announce the results of initial prospecting activities at the company’s wholly owned Tarqui concessions, where porphyry copper mineralization has been discovered from surface outcrops. The Tarqui 1&2 concessions (4,817 ha) are strategically located in the prolific Zamora Copper-Gold Metallogenic Belt in southeast Ecuador. A new asphalt road cuts across the eastern part of both Tarqui concessions which are approximately 15 kilometres from the town of Gualaquiza.

Preliminary mapping and sampling have defined porphyry style mineralization extending over an area of at least 1 x 1.5 kilometres in the northern part of the Tarqui 1 concession, with other mineralized zones encountered further to the south. Extensive patches of copper oxides and copper silicates were sampled from hydrothermally altered granodiorites and other intrusive rocks assaying up to 1.65% copper. A total of 220 continuous channel samples of surface copper mineralization were extracted, typically as two metre composites over 150 metre long panels. The two panel locations are illustrated in Figure 1. Samples from Panel 1 averaged 0.2% copper, 1.17 g/t silver, 0.05 g/t gold and 12.5 ppm molybdenum over its entire length and includes 10 contiguous meters averaging 0.75% copper, 0.39 g/t silver and 0.01 g/t gold. Panel 2 averaged 0.1% copper, 0.315 g/t silver, 0.01 g/t gold and 6.5 ppm molybdenum over its entire length.

In addition, 211 chip samples were taken over wider areas of the property. Chip samples of silver-rich quartz veins assayed up to 597 g/t silver, 3.6 g/t gold and 0.49% copper. The samples were prepared at the ALS Chemex facility in Quito, Ecuador and assayed at ALS in Vancouver, Canada. Sample duplicates were taken every 20th to 40th sample for a total of 10 laboratory control samples.

Lumina plans to continue bedrock sampling and mapping at Tarqui, augmented by ridge and spur as well as grid-based soil auger sampling. Lumina also plans to conduct Induced Polarization (“IP”) work at Tarqui in the second half of 2018 using the survey team currently dedicated to the company’s Orquideas copper-molybdenum earn-in project with First Quantum Minerals. The resistivity and chargeability data prepared by the IP team will be used to define drill targets at Tarqui.

Summary of Mineralized Rock Chip and Channel Samples from Tarqui 1 (>0.35% Cu)

Sample  NumberSample  TypeLithologyCu  (%)Au  (g/t)Ag  (g/t)Mo  (ppm)
RW649733ChipQuartz vein1.650.3812.2148.0
RW648216Channel 1mGranodiorite porphyry1.300.020.66.6
RW648218Channel 1mGranodiorite porphyry0.840.020.49.8
RW648215Channel 1mGranodiorite porphyry0.700.010.45.5
RW648521ChipGranodiorite porphyry0.640.030.9285.0
RW649661Channel 2mQuartz monzonite0.630.011.155.5
RW648858ChipQuartz diorite0.600.040.85.6
RW648575Channel 1mGranodiorite0.590.070.618.5
RW649732Channel 2mQuartz diorite0.570.031.310.5
RW648566ChipGranodiorite porphyry0.550.102.91.8
RW649811ChipQuartz vein0.540.151.8577.0
RW649730Channel 2mQuartz diorite0.520.020.54.2
RW649737ChipQuartz vein0.500.932.215.6
RW648557ChipQuartz vein0.491.53597.0149.0
RW648217Channel 1mGranodiorite porphyry0.480.010.31.5
RW648214Channel 1mGranodiorite porphyry0.460.010.33.7
RW649729Channel 2mQuartz monzonite0.440.030.51.7
RW648529GrabQuartz monzonite0.430.001.00.7
RW648556ChipQuartz vein0.401.93523.0119.0
RW648371Channel 2mQuartz diorite0.390.020.53.5

Note: An additional 43 samples had copper grades between 0.197% and 0.345%.

About Lumina Gold

Lumina Gold Corp. (TSXV:LUM) is a Vancouver, Canada based precious and base metals exploration and development company focused on gold and copper projects in Ecuador. The Company’s Cangrejos Gold-Copper project is located in El Oro Province, southwest Ecuador, and its Condor Gold-Copper project is located in Zamora-Chinchipe Province, southeast Ecuador. The Company also holds a large and highly prospective land package in Ecuador consisting of 135 thousand hectares. The Company has an experienced management team with a successful track record of advancing and monetizing exploration projects.

Further details are available on the Company’s website at 

 For further information contact:
Signed: “Marshall Koval”Scott Hicks
Marshall Koval, President & CEO, DirectorT: +1 604 646 1890

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

Certain statements and information herein, including all statements that are not historical facts, contain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Such forward-looking statements or information include but are not limited to statements or information with respect to plans to continue bedrock sampling, mapping and Induced Polarization work at Tarqui and that the resistivity and chargeability data will be used to define drill targets at Tarqui. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements or information can be identified by the use of words such as “will”, “plans” or variations of that word and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “will”, “could” or are “intended to” be taken, occur or be achieved.

With respect to forward-looking statements and information contained herein, the Company has made numerous assumptions including among other things, assumptions about general business and economic conditions, the prices of gold and copper, and anticipated costs and expenditures. The foregoing list of assumptions is not exhaustive.

Although management of the Company believes that the assumptions made and the expectations represented by such statements or information are reasonable, there can be no assurance that a forward-looking statement or information herein will prove to be accurate. Forward-looking statements and information by their nature are based on assumptions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information. These factors include, but are not limited to: risks associated with the business of the Company; business and economic conditions in the mining industry generally; the supply and demand for labour and other project inputs; changes in commodity prices; changes in interest and currency exchange rates; risks relating to inaccurate geological and engineering assumptions (including with respect to the tonnage, grade and recoverability of reserves and resources); risks relating to unanticipated operational difficulties (including failure of equipment or processes to operate in accordance with specifications or expectations, cost escalation, unavailability of materials and equipment, government action or delays in the receipt of government approvals, industrial disturbances or other job action, and unanticipated events related to health, safety and environmental matters); risks relating to adverse weather conditions; political risk and social unrest; changes in general economic conditions or conditions in the financial markets; and other risk factors as detailed from time to time in the Company’s continuous disclosure documents filed with Canadian securities administrators. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

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