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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, November 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Velocity Minerals Ltd. (TSX.V: VLC) (“Speed“or the”Society“) announces that it has delivered an option exercise notice (the”Exercise notice”) To Gorubso-Kardzhali AD (“Gorubso“) for the Nadezhda property (the”Goods“), which includes the Makedontsi project (“Makedontsi“or the”Project“). To fulfill the conditions of the option agreement with Gorubso, Velocity was required to provide an environmental impact assessment prepared in accordance with Chapter Six of the Bulgarian Environmental Protection Act. In addition, Velocity alone will fund 2,000 m of future drilling and provide a mineral resource estimate prepared in accordance with National standard 43-101. Following the delivery of the Exercise Notice, Velocity is deemed to have acquired a 70% interest in the Property and to be in a joint venture with Gorubso for the further development of the Property.
Mineralization at Makedontsi outcrops locally but elsewhere the potential sediments are covered with a thin veneer of post-mineral limestone estimated to be 10 to 30 m thick. Exploration to date, comprising 8 diamond holes and 14 reverse circulation holes, has been completed to test the grade and extent of historic drilling. Drilling intersected the mineralization from surface and the mineralization remains open for expansion. Future drilling will continue to test the extensions of the mineralization.
Change of direction
Velocity announces the retirement of Mr. Stuart A. Mills as Vice President, Exploration and Officer of the Company. Although Mr. Mills is retiring from his full-time position, he will retain the position of Director of Geology and will continue to provide exploration services on a part-time basis.
“Stuart has been instrumental in defining ounces on our flagship Rozino project as well as overseeing all of our exploration activities in Bulgaria over the past 4 years. We are very pleased that Stuart continues to provide his exploration advice and guidance, ”said Keith Henderson, President and CEO. “The Board of Directors also thanks Stuart for his contribution and wishes him an excellent retirement.
Sustainability and reports
Velocity plans to release an ESG report for 2021, which will provide details on activities related to sustainability, community engagement, greenhouse gas (GHG) monitoring, as well as environmental projects and development. monitoring of the Rozino project. Our first annual ESG report, the ESG 2020 report, was published on the Company’s website during this year and can be downloaded from www.velocityminerals.com.
Over the past four years, Rozino has progressed rapidly from initial exploration to a positive pre-feasibility study. As our exploration activities have intensified, our activities related to environmental monitoring, stakeholders and social engagement, as well as community projects focused on the environment have also grown. intensified.
More recently, we started a new recycling project in the municipality of Ivaylovgrad, where the Rozino project is located. The recycling project involved the design and manufacture of collection facilities for plastic bottles, which were placed in places accessible to the public. Velocity staff manage the collection of plastics as well as the processing and transportation of the material for off-site recycling. This is the first time that recycling facilities have been available in Ivaylovgrad and the interest of the local population has exceeded all expectations.
A new community project with an environmental focus includes the installation of beehives at the Rozino site. Bees are very sensitive to their environment and we view their coexistence with our exploration activities as a positive indicator that we are effectively managing noise and other environmental factors.
These and other sustainability projects will be described in detail in our planned 2021 ESG report.
About Velocity Minerals Ltd.
Velocity is an exploration and development company focused on South East Bulgaria. Velocity’s strategy is to develop a low-cost centralized “Hub and Spoke” operation whereby several projects in this emerging district produce concentrates for trucking to a central processing plant for the production of walleye. Velocity owns a 70% interest in the Tintyava property, which includes the Rozino project, a 70% interest in the Momchil property, which includes the Obichnik project, a 70% interest in the Nadezhda property, which includes the Makedontsi project, and a 100% interest in the Iglika property. Velocity’s leadership and board of directors includes mining industry professionals with a combined experience in Europe, Asia and the Americas as employees of large mining companies as well as founders and senior executives of small and medium-sized public enterprises. The team’s experience includes all aspects of mineral exploration, resource definition, feasibility, finance, construction and mining as well as experience in managing listed companies. in stock exchange.
The technical contents of this press release have been approved for disclosure by Stuart A. Mills, BSc, MSc, CGeol, a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101 and the Company’s Chief Geology Officer. Mr. Mills is not independent of the Company.
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Source: Velocity Minerals Ltd.