Darwin Obtains Environmental Approval for La Puerta Drill Program
March 12, 2013 (Source: Darwin Resources) Vancouver, BC — Darwin Resources Corp (TSXV:DAR) (OTCPK:DARWF) (Frankfurt: DWU): Graham Carman, President & CEO, is pleased to announce that Darwin has obtained formal approval for its Declaration of Environmental Impact (DIA) for 12 drill platforms at the La Puerta area, Suriloma gold project, in the Department of La Libertad, Peru.
Dr Carman states: “The approval of the DIA is a key step towards commencing the Company’s maiden drill program at La Puerta. We are excited by the potential of the property given the extensive gold oxide mineralization in the surface outcrops. The Company is looking forward to commencing the drilling at La Puerta as soon as the Authorization to Initiate Activities (AIA) is approved, which we expect will be May 2013.”
The approved Declaration of Environmental Impact (DIA) addresses all aspects of the drilling project requested by the Peruvian environmental authorities including an environmental base line study, proposed exploration program, definition of directly and indirectly impacted surface areas, a citizen participation plan, and the environmental managing and closing plan for the drill sites. The program can be extended to 20 drill platforms with a relatively simple modification process.
A Permit for Temporary Use of Water for Mining Use (PUA) was submitted to the local water authority and is expected to be granted in March.
Pursuant to a new Ruling passed in June 2012, an Authorization to Initiate Activities (AIA) has now been submitted to the authorities in Lima, attaching formal evidence of the approval of the DIA and of the execution of surface use agreements entered between Darwin and the owners of the surface ground affected by its proposed drilling activities. The Company expects formal approval to be given within 6-8 weeks, at which time a 2,000 metre diamond drill program will immediately commence.
The qualified person, Dr Graham Carman, Darwin’s President and CEO, and a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, has reviewed and verified the contents of this release.
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Darwin is a resource acquisition and development company focussing on Peru, with an option to acquire 100% of the Suriloma epithermal gold property in the Department of La Libertad in northern Peru.
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