Maurice Jackson: Joining us for a conversation is Dr. John-Mark Staude, the CEO of Riverside Resources Inc. (RRI:TSX.V; RVSDF:OTCQB).
It's always a pleasure to speak with you, sir. Riverside Resources has some updates for shareholders on the Cecilia Gold-Silver Project. Before we go on site, Dr. Staude, please introduce us to Riverside Resources and the opportunity the company presents to the market.
Dr. John-Mark Staude: Riverside is a prospect generator. We have projects in Canada and in Mexico, as well as royalties in the United States. By being a shareholder in Riverside Resources you're exposed to the upside, where partners are drilling on projects we own in many different locations, thus many chances for a big win.
Maurice Jackson: Dr. Staude, take us to Sonora, Mexico, and get us acquainted with the Cecilia Gold-Silver Project.
Dr. John-Mark Staude: The Cecilia Project is in the northwest corner of Mexico in the mining state of Sonora, near the border of the United States. It is in a great location. Our project is immediately to the east of one of Mexico's largest mining complexes, Cananea, which has operated copper mining for over a hundred years. To the north of us is Bisbee, in Arizona, that's been mined for over a hundred years. Douglas, to the northeast of us, has been active for over a hundred years.
So right around these different mines, we have the Cecilia Project. And we'll look in detail as we drill the geologic center. The rhyolite dome complex is the key target area that we have at the Cecilia Project.
Maurice Jackson: Riverside has recently conducted two successful drilling targets. Let's look at each one respectively, beginning with the North Breccia. What is special here, and why is this significant for shareholders?
Dr. John-Mark Staude: The North Breccia, which is the red area, is the large dome. Readers will note the blue lines are major structures and red lines are major structures. You could say X marks the spot, where these two Xs go together on the edge of the dome on the North Breccia. The reason this is important is we have potential for tonnage. We have potential for grade. We have the potential for large discoveries. Thus, it's a really exciting project we've drilled into.
The North Breccia comes up along the margin of the dome system, which is where Riverside is drilling. We are specifically excited about hole number 5, which discovered gold at 24 meters, of 1.51 g/t gold near the surface. This is excellent for Riverside, working with our partner, Carlisle Commodities Corp., which is funding the program. Riverside is the owner of the project and the operator doing the exploration.
We also look forward to the next press release, with the assays coming for hole 6 that we show in a diagram. These structural zones—this is the type of thing we like to see. This is the feeder zone that makes large mines, significant operations, in Sonora, Mexico—things like the Las Chispas mine, where we see SilverCrest Metals Inc. (SIL:TSX.V; SILV:NYSE.American) or the mine at Mercedes, where we see Equinox Gold Corp. (EQX:TSX; EQX:NYSE.A) mining. Thus, we're very excited for Riverside to be moving ahead with this target and this drilling that we just have now.
Maurice Jackson: Dr. Staude, in reference to the pending assays, do we have a time frame for those?
Dr. John-Mark Staude: We do. We hope to have them in the next two to three weeks for the next results. They're at the lab. The labs are backed up a bit because it's such a busy time. It's excellent right now, the mineral exploration, and we see there's a good chance for us to have another good hit and coming up from hole 6.
Maurice Jackson: And one more question here for you before we leave the North Breccia Target. What's the span difference between holes 5 and 6?
Dr. John-Mark Staude: The span difference here is 30 meters vertical and 60 meters along strike. So we can see that it's a nice cross-section right at the surface. Plus, it's wide open. These aren't deep holes. This isn't complicated at all. This is right near the surface gold mineralization that's open, so we can follow it further in later drilling.
Maurice Jackson: Let's visit the San Jose, which is the second target area. What can you share with us about the results thus far?
Dr. John-Mark Staude: San Jose is immediately to the west of the drilling that we were talking about in hole 5 and hole 6 over here at the North Breccia. About 500 meters up the mountain, up on the top of the ridge, the San Jose target is going north-south, where we have drilled three holes, 1, 2 and 3—and also the La Cueva target 4. All four of these holes are hitting gold mineralization. We're excited to see this as a second target area at the Cecilia Project.
Readers should note, we're at the top of a rhyolite dome. And what we can see here in the colors are the different intercepts where we've followed up surface gold, and now in drill holes as well. Exciting to have two different zones at the Cecilia Project coming through with gold mineralization now.
Maurice Jackson: As we leave the Cecilia, what additional activity does Riverside have planned for this year? And what can shareholders expect in reference to news flow as well?
Dr. John-Mark Staude: You know, we have good experience working in Mexico, and we're so excited for the work continuing at Cecilia. We'll have the second results and we look forward to continuing at Cecilia.
We also have work going in our Los Cuarantes project, and we'll have news flow coming there. Our big programs going with BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP:NYSE; BHPLF:OTCPK). We have at least five different areas working on copper. We'll have news flow coming from that.
We also announced the deal in Canada and expect to see news flow in the next month about financing and progressing on our project there—not financing of Riverside, but with our partner, moving ahead on drilling on the assets that Riverside has vended in and keeps a royalty on. So we have lots of news coming in the next three months for Riverside.
Maurice Jackson: Let's look at some numbers before we close. Dr. Staude, please give us an update on the capital structure.
Dr. John-Mark Staude: Riverside continues to have a very careful, tight capital structure. Having operated for over 13 years, we have 71 million shares out. We have no warrants. We're tightly structured, really poised for a big upside.
Maurice Jackson: Dr. Staude, for someone listening that wants to learn more about Riverside resources, please share the contact details.
Dr. John-Mark Staude: Please visit www.rivres.com.
Maurice Jackson: Dr. Staude, always a pleasure to speak with you. Wishing you and Riverside Resources the absolute best, sir.
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