Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - August 28, 2018) - Ridgestone Mining Inc. (TSXV: RMI) (the "Company" or "Ridgestone), is pleased to announce that drilling is underway at its Rebeico Gold-Copper project located in Sonora, Mexico
The program is designed to test for gold and copper mineralization below historical workings along the "Alaska" vein which has a strike length of over one kilometer and is open at depth.
Diamond drilling will comprise 12 HQ-diameter holes totaling approximately 1,400 meters, and is being conducted by Layne Drilling of Mexico, under the supervision of YQ Gold de Mexico, the project operator.
About the Rebeico Gold-Copper Project
The Rebeico Gold-Copper Project is located approximately 115 kilometers east of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico in the famed Sierra Madre Gold Belt, which has reportedly produced more than 80 million ounces of gold and over 4.5 billion ounces of silver.
Ridgestone has an option to earn a 100% interest in the Rebeico Gold-Copper Project (subject to a 2% NSR) from YQ Gold de Mexico S.de R.L. de C.V., (a private Mexican company) ("YQ") as further described in the Company's June 11, 2018 news release.
The Rebeico Gold-Copper Project's mineral concessions cover approximately 167 hectares located on private land and are easily accessed by paved highway and all weather gravel roads.
The Rebeico Gold-Copper Project has had intermittent historical production since the 1930's, with most of the efforts concentrated on the one kilometer-long "Alaska" vein, where underground workings reached depths of up to 70 meters.
Sampling by YQ geologists and others demonstrates that portions of the Alaska vein and some outcrops of a breccia zone west of the vein are mineralized with gold, silver and copper at concentrations that justify extensive exploration work, including drilling.
Additional information on the Rebeico Gold-Copper Project can be found in the National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") technical report entitled "NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Rebeico Gold-Copper Project, Central Sonora, Mexico", by Steven I. Weiss Phd, C.P.G., of Mine Development Associates, dated April 25, 2018, which has been filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Technical aspects of this news release have been reviewed and approved by Steven I. Weiss Phd, C.P.G., a qualified person under NI 43-101.
For further information, please contact:
Ron Birch, Director
Ridgestone Mining Inc.
About the Company
Ridgestone is a TSX Venture Exchange -listed junior mineral exploration company with offices in Taipei and Vancouver, B.C. The Company's focus is on precious metals and copper in Sonora, Mexico, and specifically the Rebeico Gold-Copper project.
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