Cancana Exploration Update
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/07/13 -- Cancana
Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:CNY) (the "Company" or "Cancana") is
pleased to provide an update on its exploration activities in
Late 2012 Cancana commenced a research program in order to establish
an NI 43-101 Report on one of its Manganese bearing claims in
This work was commenced on October 5th, 2012 by Qualified Person,
John Harper. Approximately 30 days were spent on site and in Brazil
reviewing and qualifying all aspects of the proposed exploration
The initial focus was on claim number 886241/2011. This is a claim of
5,417.35 hectares. Surface showings and expressions demonstrated an
area of Manganese mineralization along with easy access to road
systems and accessibility with the farm and land owner.
The exploration and research was completed by a hand pitting program
that in many cases had a maximum pit depth of 1 meter. There were a
total of 56 pits dug within a 2.97 hectare area of the claim. This
specific area of focus was named "241NC".
As reported in a news release dated November 21st, 2012, Cancana
filed an NI 43-101 Report that has an Inferred Resource of 8,775
tonnes of mineralization with an average Manganese grade of 54%.
Eight samples were collected and brought to Canada for assay. The
samples assayed graded between 46.23% to 60.4% Mn with an average
grade of 53.7%.
As demonstrated in the NI 43-101 report, further exploration work and
research was required to expand the area of mineralization and
potentially increase amount of tonnage. Specifically the use of
mechanical equipment and the completion of extensive trenching was to
be completed in the second phase.
John Harper continued this research work between November 20th and
December 18th, 2012 under the direction and management of Cancana. A
mechanized trenching and pitting program was performed in the area
known as 241NC. With the utilization of a backhoe and excavator the
trenching program was able to go to an average depth of 2 to 3
meters. The trenching exposed more horizons of Manganese cobble
mineralization within the area of research. The trenching was subject
to the topography and retention of vegetation that would not be
removed until formal mining operations commenced.
As a result of the ability to extend the trenching to depths greater
than 2 meters Cancana encountered very large Manganese boulders to a
size that Cancana has not seen before in this region. The Manganese
boulders removed from the trenches varied in size up to 1 cubic meter
Also included in the extraction of the soils was the in-situ
Manganese cobbles that were a regular occurrence in the previous
pitting program associated with the initial NI 43-101 report
published on November 21, 2012. The Manganese mineralization occurred
throughout the upper soil horizon. Trenching showed the material
extending to the saprolitic granite bedrock, which was easily
All exposed Manganese boulders and larger cobbles have been
stockpiled while the existing trenching and pitting has been
Andrew Male, CEO of Cancana, commented: "The trenching that we
managed to accomplish in such a short period of time was impressive.
Moreover the exposure of these massive boulders is very exciting.
Going forward we will use the knowledge gained from this initial
mechanized trenching program to continue to establish the size and
scope of the pool of Manganese mineralization."
Cancana is awaiting the results of the second phase of the NI 43-101
Report which will include the quantitative results of the mechanized
trenching and pitting program as well as the expansion of the
original 2.97 hectare area. It is anticipated that the revised report
will be available on or before January 21st, 2013.
Cancana will continue research and exploration as well as bulk
sampling commencing January 14th, 2013 with Cancana management and
John Harper returning to Brazil. This will include commencement of
research on alternate mineral claims and ongoing prospecting
Cancana Resources Corp. is an exploration stage company that is
transitioning into production with assets in Brazil and Canada. The
Company has been seeking projects that expand its resource base and
provide for near term production and revenue. All available resource
reports and information on the Company's properties are located on
the Company website.
Issued on behalf of the Board of Directors of Cancana Resources Corp.
Mr. Andrew Male, CEO & Director
The information in this news release may contain forward-looking
statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of
1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and
applicable Canadian securities laws. When used in this release, words
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similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking
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the date the statements were made. The Company does not update
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Cancana Resources Corp.,
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