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Volcanic Gold provides update on drilling at Motagua Norte property, Guatemala

Volcanic Gold Mines Inc.

News Release
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April 25, 2024 – TheNewswire - Vancouver, British Columbia – Volcanic Gold Mines Inc. (TSXV-VG) (“Volcanic” or the “Company”) and joint venture partner Radius Gold Inc. are pleased to report on the ongoing drilling campaign at the Motagua Norte Project.


As previously reported (April 3, 2024), drilling confirmed that the broad area of boulder float with abundant bonanza grade assay results discovered by Company geologists at the Mila target is underlain by a serpentinite package, and the colluvial boulders of quartz and schists bearing high-grade gold values have likely moved downslope from a major structural corridor, that includes the Veta Madre Fault.


Initial results have been received for the first two diamond drill holes (MIDD-24-04 & 05) drilled to the south that cut the broad Veta Madre Fault. The results indicate the gold bearing colluvium fields did not originate from the Veta Madre structure as no anomalous samples were returned from these two holes.  Geological mapping further upslope, south of Veta Madre, has identified another large quartz structure (Veta Padre). Between the two main structures visible gold in outcrop in narrow south dipping veins has been observed.  


Drilling is now focused on the veins to the south of the Veta Madre and testing the stockwork zones.


    Map showing the Mila prospect:

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About the Motagua Norte project


The Motagua Norte project is a gold system hosted by schists of the Motagua suture zone, an east-west striking belt of metamorphic rocks that outcrops at the line of collision between the North American and Caribbean tectonic plates.


Volcanic Gold Mines has an option agreement with Radius Gold Inc. to earn a 60% interest in the Cirilo I exploration licence and other licences under applications and negotiation within the Motagua Norte project, as well as the Holly Project where the J/V has established a high-grade epithermal gold resource 60km north of the Cerro Blanco Gold Deposit.  (See news release Sept. 18, 2023).


Technical Information


Luc English PhD, who is a Chartered Geologist and Fellow of the Geological Society of London, is the Company’s Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. Dr. English has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release.


About Volcanic


Volcanic brings together an experienced and successful mining, exploration and capital markets team focused on building multi-million-ounce gold and silver resources in underexplored countries.  Through the strategic acquisition of mineral properties with demonstrated potential for hosting gold and silver resources, and by undertaking effective exploration and drill programs, Volcanic intends to become a leading gold-silver company.


For further information, visit our website at


Volcanic Gold Mines Inc.


Simon Ridgway, President and CEO


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Forward-looking statements


Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. All statements included herein, other than statements of historical fact, are forward- looking statements and include, without limitation, statements about the Company’s plans for its property interests in Guatemala. Often, but not always, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “estimate”, “estimates”, “estimated”, “potential”, “open”, “future”, “assumed”, “projected”, “used”, “detailed”, “has been”, “gain”, “upgraded”, “offset”, “limited”, “contained”, “reflecting”, “containing”, “remaining”, “to be”, “periodically”, or statements that events, “could” or “should” occur or be achieved and similar expressions, including negative variations.


Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. Such uncertainties and factors include, among others, the uncertainties inherent in the mineral resource estimates; whether the Company’s planned exploration work will be proceed as intended; whether the Company’s plan for its property interests in Guatemala will proceed as intended; changes in general economic conditions and financial markets; the Company or any joint venture partner not having the financial ability to meet its exploration and development goals; risks associated with the results of exploration and development activities, estimation of mineral resources and the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits; unanticipated costs and expenses; and such other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s quarterly and annual filings with securities regulators and available under the Company’s profile on SEDAR+ at Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended.

Forward-looking statements contained herein are based on the assumptions, beliefs, expectations and opinions of management, including but not limited to: that the Company’s stated goals and planned exploration and development activities will be achieved; that there will be no material adverse change affecting the Company or its properties; and such other assumptions as set out herein. Forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, except as required by law. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.