Encanto Potash announces positive Ochapowace/Chacachas drill results
January 23, 2014 (Source: CNW) — Encanto Potash Corp. (“Encanto” or the “Company”) (TSXV: EPO and OTCQX: ENCTF) is pleased to announce that results from the well drilled on the Company’s second project, the Ochapowace/Chacachas property, have been received. The well was drilled to a depth of 1,307 meters and two potash members were intercepted in the Prairie Evaporite formation which contained the following grades and intercepts:
|Potash Member||Depth to (m)||Width (m)||% K2O||% KCl||% Carnallite||% Insols|
|1)||Results completed by North Rim Consulting of Saskatoon|
|2)||All results reported are weighted averages.|
“The strong assay results obtained from drilling this well justify the initiation of a resource review for the Ochapowace/Chacachas property. The review may include the calculation of a resource estimate utilizing the well assay information along with the 3D Seismic data which was shot on the property previously,” stated Encanto President and CEO, Jim Walchuck. Approximately 16 square miles, or 10,200 acres of the 55,000 acres, have been covered by the 3D seismic program.
As per the terms of the joint venture with Hamad Al-Wazzan, a director of the Company, announced on October 10, 2013, the final payment has been sent and thus completes the 80% earn-in of the Ochapowace Project by Hamad Al-Wazzan. The Company expects the resource report on this second project to be available for release in Q2/2014.
The technical content of this news release has been reviewed by James Walchuck, a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101.
Encanto Potash Corp. is a TSX Venture Exchange listed and OTCQX traded Canadian resource company engaged in the development of potash properties in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada, the largest producing potash region in the world. Through a joint venture agreement with Muskowekwan First Nation and Muskowekwan Resources Ltd. (“MFN JV”) on our flagship property, Encanto has a project land package which totals approximately 61,000 largely contiguous acres. A Pre-Feasibility Study dated February 28 2013 titled “Encanto Potash Corp. Technical Report Summarizing the Preliminary Feasibility Study for the Muskowekwan First Nations Home Reserve Project in South Eastern Saskatchewan, Canada” confirms the Proven & Probable KCI Reserves totaling 162 MMt grading 28% which supports primary and secondary mining for over 50 years at an assumed annual rate extraction rate of 2.8 million tonnes.
The Company has an interest in two additional potash properties in Saskatchewan: 20% interest in the 55,000 acre Ochapowace/Chacachas property and 100% interest in the 55,437 acre Spar property.
Encanto is currently exploring domestic and international strategic partnerships for the financing, development and sale of potash production from its MFN JV Property.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Per: “James Walchuck”
President and CEO
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The foregoing information may contain forward-looking information relating to the future performance of the company. Forward looking information is subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in our forward looking statements. Such risks and other factors include, among others, the actual results of exploration activities, changes in world commodity markets or equity markets, the risks of the mining industry including, without limitation, those associated with the environment, delays in obtaining governmental approvals, permits or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities, title disputes, change in government and changes to regulations affecting the mining industry, and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the company’s filings with the canadian securities administrators (available at www.sedar.com). Forward-looking statements are made based on various assumptions and on management’s beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date the statements are made. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking information contained herein. The company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if these assumptions, beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change, except as required by applicable law.
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