July 12, 2016 – Vancouver, British Columbia. Para Resources Inc. (the “Company” or “Para”) (TSXV – “PBR”) (WKN – “A14YF1”) (OTC – “PRSRF”) is pleased to announce that Para and it’s 100% Colombian subsidiary Zara Holdings S.A.S. (“Zara”) have entered into a Definitive Agreement dated July 7, 2016 (the “Agreement”) with OTU Gold Ltd (“OTU”) to acquire certain mining titles, as well as several mining applications, which are located within the Republic of Colombia, (collectively the “North Otu Properties”). The purchase of the North Otu Properties and the assignment and transfer to ZARA of these properties includes all the rights and interests of OTU except for the rights pertaining to non-metallic minerals on the North Otu Properties. The purchase price is US$1,000,000 (the “Purchase Price”) and will be paid to OTU as follows:
In addition to the mineral rights, OTU has transferred to Zara its contractual position in the following contracts with Equilibria Colombia S.A.S.:
All shares issued to Otu by PARA under this Agreement are subject to resale restrictions of not less than 4 months and one day following their date of issue, in accordance with Canadian securities laws.
Para’s CEO, Geoff Hampson states, “Purchasing roughly 21,000 Ha of mineral rights surrounding our El Limon Mine is an important step in realizing Para’s strategy of developing additional sources of feed material for the El Limon processing plant. The Company plans to quantify the amount of gold recoverable on these properties through an exploration program. The results of that program are expected to justify an investment to further increase the through-put of the El Limon Mill. There are already several operating small scale underground mines on the North Otu Properties that we expect to enhance and develop. The mineralized rock will then be processed at the El Limon plant. Additionally, there is a very positive environmental effect from El Limon processing material from these existing mines and from the approximately 1,000 small artisanal miners working this property. These miners currently use mercury amalgamation to extract the gold from the rock. By processing this material at El Limon, Para will be assisting Colombia in its stated goal of eliminating mercury in mining by 2017.”
Para’s F2017 exploration budget is intended to gather enough data to allow the Company to publish a NI 43-101 compliant resource calculation for both the El Limon and the acquired North Otu Properties.
On July 5, 2016 Para was informed by the Deposit Trust Corporation (“DTC”) that the Company’s shares are now DTC eligible and can trade on the OTC “Pink” market under symbol PRSRF. Acceptance by DTC makes it easier for US investors to trade in the Company’s shares.
ABOUT EL LIMON
The El Limon property is located in the northwest part of Colombia near the town of Zaragoza, Antioquia, Colombia and is accessible via both paved highways and gravel roads. The mine is situated in the wide Zaragoza Gold District which extends from El Bagre to Remedios and based on the historical alluvium mining and the number of primary underground gold mines, is considered to be one of the most prolific gold zones in Colombia. The El Limon claims cover a total area of approximately 321 hectares, including 129.6 hectares in RPP No. 12011 and 191.1 hectares in the concession contract No. 620 which is located west of the currently exploited zone.
Typical production grades of the region range from 8-12 g/t Au diluted. However, higher grade mines do exist, such as Quintana and El Limon mines at 8-29 g/t Au diluted. Vein widths are typically below 1 m although both the hanging wall and the footwall zones can contain appreciable economic mineralization within the high-grade cores.
The El Limon mine is currently operating underground on Levels 6 and 7 where the diluted head grade continues to be high at approximately 8+ gpt Au. The vein system is open at depth but constrained at both ends by faults. Management believes the El Limon property offers multiple exploration targets that could significantly increase the life of the mine. It is management’s intention to utilize some of the cash generated from mining, to drill the property to expand the number of targeted areas for mining.
Mr. Paulo J. Andrade, a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (MAIG #6136), Senior Geologist, VP and Country Manager for Para Resources, Inc., a CP/QP under NI-43-101, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information in this press release.
ABOUT PARA RESOURCES:
Para Resources is an exploration stage gold mining and toll milling company. Para owns approximately 70% of the El Limon project, in Colombia, which in addition to its current underground operation has toll milling opportunities, and exploration and development upside. In addition, the Company is gearing up to commence trial mining operations at its Tucuma Project and in particular on the Angelim prospect in Para State, Brazil. Para Resources will continue to take advantage of current market conditions to acquire and develop additional highly economic, near-term production assets that have strong exploration and development upside.
Management’s production decisions for the El Limon Gold Project are not based on a feasibility study of mineral reserves demonstrating economic and technical viability. As a result, the project has a much higher risk of economic or technical failure and may adversely impact the Company’s projected profits, if any. The risks associated with this decision are set forth in the Company’s latest annual management’s discussion and analysis available on the Company’s website and the under Para’s SEDAR profile on www.sedar.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
“C. Geoffrey Hampson”
C. Geoffrey Hampson, Chief Executive Officer and Director
For further information, please contact Andrea Laird: Telephone: +1-604-259-0302
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All statements, analysis and other information contained in this press release about anticipated future events or results constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as “seek”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “plan”, “estimate”, “expect” and “intend” and statements that an event or result “may”, “will”, “should”, “could” or “might” occur or be achieved and other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are subject to business and economic risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results of operations to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and opinions of management at the date the statements are made. Management believes that its estimates regarding its production plan and recovery from the El Limon mine are reasonable; however there are no assurances that the production estimates will be met for factors beyond the control of management, including the impact of proposed improvements at the mine, the impact of general business and economic conditions, fluctuating metal prices, currency exchange rates, possible variations in grade or recovery rates, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, the possibility of project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses, higher prices for fuel, power, labour and other consumables contributing to higher costs and general risks of the mining industry, failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated, government regulation, environmental risks and title disputes or claims. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements even if circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions should change except as required by applicable laws. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.