Bocana Resources Corp. Signs Contract for the Diamond Drilling of the Escala Project in Bolivia

CALGARY, Alberta, March 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bocana Resources Corp. (TSXV: BOCA) (Frankfurt: VC1) (“Bocana” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that it has signed a drilling contract with Leduc Drilling S.R.L. (the “Drilling Contract“), of La Paz, Bolivia for the diamond drill work on the Escala area concession, in Southwest Bolivia. The projected start date is April 17, 2023 and is expected to take approximately of 4 to 5 weeks to complete the first phase (“Phase I“) of this drilling campaign.

The Phase I program will be conducted using NQ size core drilling with a minimum of 2,000 metres to be completed. Upon completion of Phase I, drilling will stop until all assay results have been received prior to planning the second phase (“Phase II“) of drilling, a proposed 3,000 metre follow up drilling program.

The largest portion diamond drilling program is expected to occur in the Cerro Galapago area of the Escala concession and is projected to have a total of five of the nine proposed drill holes located around it. The proposed depth of each well will be approximately 250 metres. These drill hole locations will be completed in areas with high chargeability/moderate to high resistivities. The Cerro Blanco area intends to have two, shallow dipping, 250 metre length, drill holes to test this area and the remaining holes will be drilled along the main mine trend to the east where there are known historical precious/base metal veins. The recently completed induced polarization geophysical survey located an area of high chargeability and resistivity anomalies indicating an area of silicification/quartz veining with high sulphide content that has not been drill tested. Bocana intends to complete two, shallow dipping, 250 metre length, drill holes to test this area.

Concurrent with the signing of the Drilling Contract, the compensation committee of the Company has recommended and the board of directors (the “Board“) has approved, a grant of incentive stock options to various officers and directors of the Company to purchase an aggregate of 1,600,000 common shares of Bocana (the “Options“), exercisable at price of $0.10 per share, for a period of five years from the issue date.   The grant of the Options is subject to the acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange and are made in accordance with, and subject to, the terms of Bocana’s stock option plan. The Options and any common shares of Bocana issued pursuant to the exercise of the Options, will be subject to statutory hold periods in accordance with securities regulatory requirements.

Qualified Person

Mr. Lorne Warner, P.Geo., is a “Qualified Person” as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Warner supervised and approved the scientific and technical information included in this news release and has approved its dissemination.

About Bocana Resources Corp.

Bocana is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties in South America. Bocana, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Huiracocha International Service SRL, holds a 100% working interest in the mineral properties known as the Escala area concessions located at the Department of Potosi, Sud Lipez Province, Bolivia as awarded by Comibol.

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