January 27, 2016 – Empire Rock Minerals Inc. (“Empire Rock”)(TSX.V-EPR) is pleased to announce the successful completion of its 2015 exploration program at its Buck Lake Platinum, Palladium, Nickel Project where exploration focused on outcrops exposed by recent logging operations and road building which greatly enhanced Empire Rock’s exploration efforts.
Numerous extensions of the Buck Lake intrusion to the northeast and a new mineralized area to the southwest that were previously covered by dense vegetation were exposed. Mapping and systematic sampling of new outcrops was conducted. Exploration results are expected before the summer exploration season of 2016.
Historical chip sampling of the pyroxenite breccia and gabbroic rocks rich in sulphides exposed by previous pit blasting at the Main Discovery Area returned up to 31.6 grams per ton palladium, 2.82 grams per ton platinum, 1.53% copper and 9.96% nickel in prior exploration.
This news release has been reviewed and approved for technical content by Dr. Bohumil (Boris) Molak, P.Geo (BC) a consulting geologist and Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
Empire Rock is a Canadian exploration and development company whose principal assets are the Buck Lake Platinum, Palladium, Nickel Project situated 25 kilometers west of North American Palladium Corp.’s Lac des Iles mine near Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Empire Rock also holds an interest in the Graphite West Project which is considered to be highly prospective for hydrothermal graphite and is located immediately west of Zenyatta Ventures Ltd.’s Albany hydrothermal graphite project.
Empire’s common shares are listed and called for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange with the trading symbol “EPR”.
For further information contact:
Lisa M. Chapman, President
Tel: 604.683.3288 ext. 1009
EMPIRE ROCK MINERALS INC.
PER: “Lisa Chapman”
LISA M. CHAPMAN
President & CEO
The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of this release. Cautionary Note to US Investors: This news release may contain information about adjacent properties on which we have no right to explore or mine. We advise U.S. investors that the SEC’s mining guidelines strictly prohibit information of this type in documents filed with the SEC. U.S. investors are cautioned that mineral deposits on adjacent properties are not indicative of mineral deposits on our properties. This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements