VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- District Copper Corp. (“District Copper” or the “Company”) (TSX-Venture: DCOP) is pleased to announce commencing its 2019 exploration program on its 100% owned Stony Lake East gold project located in the emerging Cape Ray/Valentine Lake/Alder gold district in central Newfoundland. The program will follow the recommendations set out in the Stony Lake National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report dated September 18, 2018. The first phase of the exploration program consists of a high sensitivity airborne magnetometer and radiometric geophysical survey to map bedrock lithologies and areas of structurally controlled potassic alteration. The magnetic and radiometric data will guide the follow-up mapping and sampling of the project with priority emphasis on targets identified by the airborne survey. The survey is expected to begin in March, subject to snow cover and weather conditions.

Jevin Werbes, President & CEO, commented, “with the acquisition of Stony Lake, District is now a major land holder in one of North America’s most exciting new gold regions. The project covers 27 km of prospective strike length in this emerging gold district. It hosts a number of large gold targets that suggest potential for other styles of gold mineralization similar to the high-grade orogenic gold mineralization being reported by Sokoman on their contiguously-located Moosehead project. The airborne survey will aid mapping of the geology, structure, and alteration allowing our exploration team to assess the gold potential of those areas covered by overburden, swamps, and bogs.”

About the Stony Lake East Project

The Stony Lake East project is centrally located within the Cape Ray/Valentine Lake/Alder zone structural trend in central Newfoundland - Canada’s newest emerging orogenic gold district. This district hosts Sokoman Iron Corporation’s (“Sokoman”) Moosehead discovery, Marathon’s Valentine Lake gold deposit, and Antler Gold’s recently discovered high-grade Twilight zone. Stoney Lake covers approximately 27 km of strike length of this favourable trend between Sokoman’s Moosehead discovery to the northeast and the Twilight zone to the southwest.

The Stony Lake East project is contiguous to and covers the southwest extension of the package of Silurian age rocks that host Sokoman’s Moosehead high-grade gold discovery. Highlights of recent news releases from Sokoman’s Moosehead project include:

  • drill hole MH-18-08 returned 1.05 m of 207.1 g/t gold from 8.50 to 9.55 m and 2.28 m of 42.36 g/t gold from 33.07 to 35.35 m (see Sokoman news release dated August 28, 2018)
  • drill hole MH-18-17 returned 24.90 m core length grading 33.56 g/t Au (see Sokoman news release dated November 16, 2018)
  • rig #2 cut gold bearing vein system 1 km north of the Eastern and Western Trend area (see Sokoman news release dated November 16, 2018).

Historical exploration on the project consisted of prospecting as well as rock and geochemical sampling. Six large exploration targets were identified exhibiting some, or all, of the following results:

  • 18 gold occurrences with rock samples yielding up to 15.1 g/t gold
  • large scale soil, till, and lake sediment gold geochemical anomalies
  • extensive silicified zones with anomalous to low-grade gold mineralization
  • areas of altered Silurian age sandstone containing 2-3% (est.) combined pyrite and arsenopyrite.

Elmer B. Stewart, MSc. P. Geol., a Director of District is the Company’s non-independent, nominated Qualified Person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101, Standards for Disclosure for Mineral Projects, and has reviewed and approves the scientific and technical information disclosed in this news release.

About District Copper

District Copper is a Canadian company engaged in the exploration for gold deposits in Newfoundland and Ontario and copper-gold deposits in northwestern British Columbia. The acquisition of the Stony Lake gold project establishes the company as a major land holder in one of North America’s most exciting new gold camps.

For further information, please visit to view the Company’s profile or contact Jevin Werbes at 604-620-7737.

Jevin Werbes, President & CEO

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