Auryn Identifies Multiple Copper-Gold Drill Targets at Sombrero

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(PresseBox) - Auryn Resources Inc. (TSX: AUG, NYSE AMERICAN: AUG, ?Auryn? or the ?Company?) has identified several kilometer-scale targets under copper ? gold surface mineralization at it?s Sombrero project in Southern Peru.

Ivan Bebek, Executive Chairman and Director:

?The Sombrero project continues to evolve as a globally significant exploration opportunity due to it?s scale and analogous features to the world-class mines nearby.

?It is a rare opportunity to explore a project with this size and scale that has never been drilled before. We still don?t know the full extent of the mineralized system, on surface or at depth however, we anticipate drill permits in the second quarter of 2019.?

The Targets:

The targets are based on extensive geological mapping, geochemical sampling and geophysical surveys.

Exoskarn high-grade gold: copper ? gold targets located along the boundary between monzonitic to dioritic intrusives and the Ferrobamba limestone.

Endoskarn bulk tonnage: copper ? gold targets hosted within the monzonitic to dioritic intrusive rocks

Porphyry bulk tonnage: copper ? gold targets that are spatially associated with monzonitic intrusive dykes and plugs.

The area currently being drill permitted (Figure 1) allows for 40 drill pads, giving Auryn?s technical team flexibility in the initial program to make adjustments based on the geology identified while drilling.9 drill program will test for exoskarn targets, endoskarn targets and porphyry-style targets (Figure 3) with drill holes ranging from 200 ? 800 meters in depth.

Technical Rationale:

Geologic and Geochemical Summary:

The defined targets are centered around three exposed copper ? gold systems at the Sombrero Main, Nioc and Good Lucky areas, which are situated within a larger Pb-Zn mineralization alteration halo (15 x 10 kilometers) (Figure 4) that defines the known extent of the mineralization and alteration within the project area.ed below:



Stage 1: Prograde exoskarn and endoskarn development associated with the emplacement of large diorite bodies into the Ferrobamba and Gramadal limestone sequences. As part of this event fracture network copper ? gold mineralization is observed within the underlying sediments within the Hualhuani and Labra Formations (Figure 3).

Stage 2: Retrograde gold ? copper breccias and vein development overprinting both calcsilicate alteration within the endoskarn mineralization as well as the marble/wollastinite alteration within the Ferrobamba limestone (Figure 3).

Stage 3: Porphyry staged copper ? gold veins and breccias associated with intense clay alteration and the emplacement of evolved monzonitic intrusive dykes and plugs. These evolved porphyry staged dykes and plugs are associated with a molybdenum geochemical signature (Figure 4).

Geophysics Summary:

The use of geophysics data has proven integral to the development of targets at the Sombrero project.

Magnetics Data:

Magnetic highs have a direct spatial correlation with mapped exoskarn bodies which allows us to target, under the volcanic cover, the exoskarn that flanks the large multiphase intrusive body at the Sombrero and Nioc targets (Figure 2).

Induced Polarization (IP) Data:

A comprehensive IP geophysical survey was completed in an effort to image disseminated sulphide bodies defined by chargeability highs above 25 millivolts.

Figure 3 illustrates two cross-sections through the Sombrero target area that demonstrate the distribution of exoskarn and endoskarn target types being observed on the surface and at depth through the use of magnetics and IP geophysical surveys.hosted within the Ferrobamba limestone, the multi-phase intrusive complex and the Hualhuani sediments.

District-Scale Opportunity:

The drill targeting exercise has been completed over the Sombrero and Nioc target areas, an area of approximately 5 x 5 kilometers.e anticipated to be released over the next several months as Auryn continues to develop new targets within the district.

Michael Henrichsen, C.O.O. and Chief Geologist:

?The drill targeting process has demonstrated that the Sombrero project has the scale, continuity of mineralization on surface and required geophysical signatures to deliver a major copper ? gold discovery.

?We are very impressed with the geologic similarities between Sombrero and Las Bambas and are looking forward to drilling the three target types of high-grade exoskarns, bulk tonnage endoskarns and porphyry-styles of mineralization.?

Michael Henrichsen, P.Geo, COO of Auryn, is the Qualified Person who assumes responsibility for the technical disclosures in this press release.

About Auryn

Auryn Resources is a technically driven junior mining exploration company focused on delivering shareholder value through project acquisition and development. The Company?s management team is highly experienced with an impressive track record of success and has assembled an extensive technical team as well as a premier gold exploration portfolio. Auryn is focused on scalable high-grade gold deposits in established mining jurisdictions, which include the Committee Bay and Gibson MacQuoid gold projects located in Nunavut, the Homestake Ridge gold project in British Columbia and a portfolio of gold projects in southern Peru, through Corisur Peru SAC and Sombrero SAC.

About Sombrero

This project consists of the North Sombrero and South Sombrero properties, comprising approximately Sombrero are copper-gold skarn and porphyry systems and precious metal epithermal deposits.

Forward Looking Information and Additional Cautionary Language

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed ?forward-looking statements?. Forward-looking information is information that includes implied future performance and/or forecast information including information relating to or associated with the acquisition and title to mineral concessions. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different (either positively or negatively) from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Readers should refer to the risks discussed in the Company?s Annual Information Form and MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2017 and subsequent continuous disclosure filings with the Canadian Securities Administrators available atwww.sedar.comwww.sec.gov.

The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.




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Date: 11/27/2018 - 01:14
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