Orofino Gold Corp: The Company explores Potential Epithermal Deposit Near Rio Viejo, Bolivar, Colombia

29 Jul, 2013, 05:00 ET from Orofino Gold Corp.

LAS VEGAS, NV, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Orofino Gold Corp. (PINK OTC: ORFG) ("Orofino Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that in the Colombian mining districts of Sur de Bolivar, nearer to Rio Viejo where the Company has rediscovered a potential hidden porphyry system as reported by the Company's consulting Geologist Michael James, CPG.

The southern Bolivar region has become one of the principal gold producing areas of Colombia since the 1980's and new deposits are being discovered and worked down to 50 m of depth, by small miners using inefficient methods of mineral extraction and processing.  Initial indications suggest that this property might contain a hidden porphyry.

There are important mesothermal vein deposits being worked on the SW corner of the Batholith and very rich alluvial deposits in the same area have sustained industrial mining for close to a hundred years (Segovia, Remedios, Zaragoza and El Bagre).

The Bolivar region of Colombia and particularly Sur de Bolivar has grown to be the principal production area of precious metals in the country over the last 25 years, almost completely through small and medium sized mines working in up to 170 different sites. These sites demonstrate the potential richness of veins formed in these structures (OROFINO has assay sample results at over 140 g Au/t, 1011 g Ag/t and 5% Cu, from these various sites).  In contrast the most recent work holds an interesting possibility  that the 54X area shows a structural signature that may be a hidden porphyry.  Further detailed technical work is planned and will be outlined in subsequent releases.

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