VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AURCANA SILVER CORPORATION ("Aurcana" or the "Company") (TSXV: AUN, OTCQX: AUNFF) is pleased to announce another strong month of pre-production activities at the Company’s wholly owned Revenue-Virginius Mine in Ouray, Colorado. The Company remains on track with the guidance provided in its May 4, 2021 press release for production to ramp up during July 2021 and its target of reaching full production levels in September 2021. During the month of May, key underground activities included continued steady advance rates in the vertical development of the alimak raises. The #1 Alimak Raise development is nearly complete and ready for installation of the timber and hoist. The #3 Alimak Raise has reached the 1800 level. Crosscut development to intersect the main Virginius vein on the 1800 level is on schedule and process plant upgrades remain on track. Operations are fully staffed.
The Company also announces its filing on SEDAR of its Unaudited Financial Statement and Management Discussion and Analysis for the 1st quarter 2021.
Lastly, the Company’s Board of Directors has approved the issuance of incentive stock options to purchase an aggregate of 6,120,000 common shares to management, employees, directors, and consultants to the Company. The options have a term of five years, with an exercise price per share of C$1.10, which represents approximately a 25% premium over the 30 day VWAP of Aurcana’s common shares on the TSX Venture Exchange. The options will vest over a period of three years. In line with the Company’s objective to incentivize its operating team and to create a culture where workers adopt an owner mindset, the options were awarded to all levels of employees at the Company’s wholly owned Ouray Silver Mines, Inc. (100% holder of the Revenue-Virginius Mine).
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ABOUT AURCANA CORPORATION
Aurcana Corporation owns the Revenue-Virginius Mine, in Colorado, and the Shafter-Presidio Silver Project in Texas, US. The primary resource at Shafter and Revenue-Virginius is silver. Both are fully permitted for production.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF AURCANA CORPORATION
President & CEO
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Gary Lindsey, Corporate Communications
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