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JV Partners Advance Revelo’s Las Pampas, Montezuma and Block 2 Projects

Revelo Resources Corp. ("Revelo" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its 3 projects already under option/JV agreements with Kinross (Las Pampas Project), Newmont (Montezuma Project), and BHP Billiton (Block 2 Project) are actively being advanced by the JV partners.

Revelo discloses key expenditures on its projects below.


In February 2015, Kinross Minera Chile Limitada ("Kinross" - a subsidiary of Kinross Gold Corporation - TSX: K) announced the completion of the first year's expenditure commitment at Revelo's Las Pampas gold-silver project in northern Chile, by spending more than the US$500,000 required under the Option and Joint Venture Agreement signed in April 2014. Kinross spent US$675,000 through to December 2014.

Kinross continues to carry out geological mapping of key targets, together with trenching, geochemical sampling and geophysical profiling. Detailed re-interpretation of existing geophysical data is currently underway. The coincidence of geological, geophysical and geochemical anomalies highlights the Cerritos Trend, Cerros Bayos, Jarosita, and the Acarreos Trend amongst others. Kinross will decide whether to proceed with a drilling program later in 2015.


In February 2015, Newmont Ventures Limited ("Newmont"), a subsidiary of Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM), completed the Phase 1 Earn-In to earn a 51% interest at Revelo's Montezuma copper project in northern Chile, by spending more than the US$2.5M required under the Venture Agreement signed between the parties in January 2014. Newmont had until June 2016 to complete Phase 1.

Newmont has also formally elected to continue to Phase 2, in which Newmont must spend a further US$5.5M over the next 2.5 years in order to earn an additional 14% interest, to 65% in total.

Newmont continues to advance the Montezuma project and has spent a further US$700,000 in Q1 2015. The project team is finalizing the detailed geological mapping of the property, and it has recently completed a major program of geophysical surveying using in-house technologies over the principal targets. Newmont is also making progress with the 3-D modelling of historic drilling, geology and geophysics from key anomalies. A series of geological, geophysical and geochemical targets have been identified, which are being evaluated with a view to commencing drill testing of priority targets in Q4 2015.


BHP Billiton signed an Option and Joint Venture Agreement on Revelo's Blocks 1, 2, 3 and 4 copper projects in Northern Chile in April 2012. Since then in excess of US$8M has been spent in exploration, including:

  • Block 1: US$5.9M spent from 2012 to 2013. The concessions were returned and consequently dropped in early 2014
  • Block 2: US$170,000 spent from 2013 to 2015. The Redondo-Veronica portion of the concessions were returned to Revelo in Q1 2015
  • Block 3: US$2.1M spent from 2012 to 2014. The concessions were returned to Revelo in Q1 2015
  • Block 4: US$160,000 spent from 2012 to 2014. The concessions were returned to Revelo in Q1 2015

BHP Billiton is now conducting exploration activities in the remnant Los Morros portion of Block 2.


Revelo continues to advance its projects by organising and re-interpreting historic databases, and by carrying out low-cost, but essential, surface work such as geological mapping, in order to re-define and prioritise targets. Revelo is actively looking for partners to option and advance its remaining projects with more detailed exploration including drill testing. To date, more than 10 confidentiality agreements have been signed with interested parties, covering multiple projects.


Revelo is building a sustainable exploration business focused on securing prospective land along the prolific mineral belts of northern Chile, and by implementing effective exploration and capital management strategies to grow, advance and de-risk its portfolio to provide shareholders with multiple opportunities for exploration success. Revelo is a Canadian company formed from the merger of Iron Creek Capital Corp. and Polar Star Mining Corporation in December 2014. Revelo controls approximately 300,000 Ha of 100% owned exploration tenement along proven mineral belts in northern Chile. The portfolio is comprised of 17 high-quality exploration projects prospective for copper, gold and silver, including 3 projects already under option/JV agreements with Kinross (Las Pampas Project), Newmont (Montezuma Project), and BHP Billiton (Block 2 Project). In addition, Revelo retains a 2% royalty interest in the Victoria Project, an important copper-gold-silver exploration project in northern Chile.

Revelo is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX VENTURE:RVL). For more information please visit Revelo's website at


Timothy J. Beale, President & CEO


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