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LiDAR image showing ancient roads. Image credit: Aurania.

(Kitco News) - Aurania Resources (TSXV: ARU) (OTCQB: AUIAF) reports on evidence of ancient roads and peculiar landforms that may be old prospecting or mine sites in the vicinity of the Tiria-Shimpia silver-zinc-lead target area at the Company’s Lost Cities – Cutucu project in southeastern Ecuador.

According to the company’s announcement, further investigation of the jungle-covered road reported to be visible in LiDAR imagery in the press release of May 8, 2020, supports the concept that it is indeed an engineered structure, including two roads and mine sites.

Both roads are located within the Tiria-Shimpia area where high-grade silver-zinc-lead mineralization has been discovered by Aurania.

Some of the jungle-covered topographic features in the area near both roads are suspected to be small scale open-pit mine sites, and others may be prospecting pits, and these areas will be investigated further in the coming months. 

Chairman & CEO, Dr. Keith Barron commented, “We’ve been intrigued by the accumulation of evidence that Tiria-Shimpia may have been investigated for silver by the Colonial Spanish. Our investigations of these peculiar landforms in the Tiria-Shimpia area are on-going and our findings will be reported as new information comes to light.”  

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