All 10 drill-holes intersected numerous high-grade borate zones and confirm continuity

Erin Ventures Inc. [TSXV: EV] announces a summary of the complete results from this spring’s work program, which consisted of 10 vertical HQ-sized diamond drill holes (for a combined total of 3,084 meters) that was completed on time and on budget. The completion of this work program ensures that Erin is compliant with its obligations required to keep its exploration license in good standing and extend it into 2020, as well as being integral to Erin’s goal of advancing the Piskanja project towards feasibility.

Piskanja is Erin’s wholly-owned high-grade boron deposit with an indicated mineral resource of 7.8 million tonnes (averaging 31 percent B2O3), and an inferred resource of 3.4 million tonnes (averaging 28.6 percent B2O3), calculated in accordance with the Canadian Institute of Mining Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Reserves (CIM Standards), as disclosed in Erin’s filed report titled, “Mineral Resource Estimate Update On The Piskanja Borate Project, Serbia, October 2016”. The deposit remains unbounded to the west and south.

Summary of the 2018 10-hole drill program
As expected, all ten holes from this season’s drill program intersected multiple, previously identified borate beds, confirming the continuity of five known mineral zones, with the depth, thickness and grades (% B2O3) of the mineralized intersections from these drill results correlating very well with those from previously drilled adjacent holes (on a 100×100 m, or a 50×50 m grid). Additionally, at least two previously unseen mineral zones have been identified as a result of this year’s work program, potentially adding to the overall identified tonnage of the borate resource at Piskanja.

The aggregate totals from intersections considered to be economic (i.e. above a cut-off grade of 12% B2O3 and minimum zone thickness of 1.2m) from this season’s work program include:

Highlights of drill holes

Hole EV148 intersected a total of 42.5 meters of mineralization averaging 34.6% B2O3, from within six known borate layers and one new mineralized interval, including an intersection of 21.1 meters averaging 32.9% B2O3, and another of 13.3 meters of 42.5% B2O3, and results as high as 49.2% B2O3 over 3.2 meters.

Hole EV149 intersected five borate layers totaling 30.8 meters of 35.9% B2O3, including an intersection of 13.5 meters averaging 37.1% B2O3, and results as high as 48.5% B2O3 over 2.9 meters.

Hole EV150 intersected 5 known and 1 new borate layers for a total of 40.1 meters of mineralization averaging 29.5% B2O3, including an intersection of 21.6 meters averaging 24.3% B2O3, and another of 12.9 meters of 33.8% B2O3, and results as high as 51.1% B2O3 over 2.3 meters.

Hole EV151 intersected a total of 37.2 meters of mineralization averaging 25.8% B2O3, from within five known borate layers and one new mineralized interval, with an intersection of 20.4 meters averaging 31.3% B2O3, including 14.0 meters of 35.1% B2O3, and results as high as 47.0% B2O3 over 1.3 meters.

Hole EV152 intersected a total of 35.9 meters of mineralization averaging 30.6% B2O3, from within five known borate layers and one new mineralized interval, including an intersection of 21.0 meters averaging 25.1% B2O3, and another of 14.5 meters of 33.5% B2O3, and results as high as 48.5% B2O3 over 1.7 meters.

Hole EV153 intersected five borate layers totaling 30.5 meters of 27.4% B2O3, including 17.2 meters averaging 22.8% B2O3, and results as high as 47.3% B2O3 over 1.1 meters.

Hole EV154 intersected 5 known borate layers for a total of 17.6 meters of mineralization averaging 33.7% B2O3, including an intersection of 8.8 meters averaging 35.4% B2O3, and another of 7.4 meters of 39.7% B2O3, and results as high as 49.6% B2O3 over 1.3 meters.

Hole EV155 intersected five known borate layers and one new mineralized interval, totaling 31.1 meters of 29.3% B2O3, with an interval of 21.2 meters averaging 27.8% B2O3, including 15.5 meters of 35.5% B2O3 and 13.1 meters of 40.4% B2O3, with results as high as 47.7% B2O3 over 1.2 meters.

Hole EV156 intersected 5 known borate layers and one new mineralized interval for a total of 13.8 meters of mineralization averaging 26.7% B2O3, including an intersection of 5.8 meters averaging 31.2% B2O3, and results as high as 45.7% B2O3 over 3.1 meters.

Hole EV157 intersected a total of 23.7 meters of mineralization averaging 31.7% B2O3, from within five known borate layers and two new mineralized intervals, including 9.6 meters averaging 37.1% B2O3, and another of 6.7 meters averaging 37.4% B2O3, and results as high as 44.3% B2O3 over 2.3 meters.

Chemical analyses were conducted as follows:

  • Results are stated as a percentage concentration
  • All measurements are metric
  • Chemical analysis was conducted by SGS Turkey, located in Ankara, Turkey an accredited laboratory, with sample preparation being conducted by SGS s facility in Bor, Serbia
  • Control samples are sent to an umpire lab – Bureau Veritas Minerals Lab in Perth, Australia
  • Analytical Methodology:
    1. ICP90Q (by Sodium peroxide fusion) – for determination of high grade Boron (presented in B%)
    2. ICP90A (by Sodium peroxide fusion) for multi-element analysis and low grade Boron (Al, As, B, Be, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, La, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, Ni, P, Pb, Sb, Sc, Sn, Ti, V, W, Y, Zn)
    3. ICP95A -Whole rock analysis (by Lithium metaborate Fusion / ICP-AES) for determinations: Al2O3, Ba, CaO, Cr2O3, Fe2O3, K2O, MgO, MnO, Na2O, P2O5, SiO2, Sr, TiO2, Zr
    4. CSA06V – total Sulphur, Leco method
    5. PHY01K – for determination of L.O.I (Loss on Ignition) at approx. 950°C by Gravimetric Analysis
  • QA/QC protocols established in accordance with SRK Consulting have been used during this collection, storage and testing
  • Location: Piskanja Project, Baljevac, Serbia
  • Sample type: HQ-size diamond core drilling, with drilling conducted by Geomag d.o.o. of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Azimuth/dip: vertical hole, 90-degree dip
  • Sample interval is 0.5 metres

This work program was designed to ensure that the project continues to comply with both the Canadian Institute of Mining “Best Practice Guidelines”, and the Republic of Serbia Ministry of Mining and Energy mine development and licensing regulations, as well as complying with recommendations made by Erin’s geological consulting firm – SRK Exploration Services Ltd from Cardiff, Wales.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,
Blake Fallis, General Manager

About Erin Ventures Inc.
Erin Ventures Inc. is an international mineral exploration and development company with boron assets in Serbia and gold assets in North America. Headquartered in Victoria, B.C., Canada, Erin shares are traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “EV”. For detailed information please see the Erin website at or the Company filed documents at

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The technical information in this release was prepared and approved by James E Wallis, M.Sc. (Eng), P. Eng., a director of the company, who is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101.

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