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Orogen Royalties and Altius Minerals Form Nevada Generative Alliance and Announce Acquisition of Cuprite Epithermal Gold Project

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / September 12, 2022 / (TSX-V:OGN) (OTCQX:OGNRF) Orogen Royalties Inc. (“Orogen” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the formation of a generative exploration alliance (the “Alliance”) with a subsidiary of Altius Minerals Corporation (TSX: ALS) (“Altius”) . The Alliance will focus on generating gold and silver targets believed to be geologically similar to the recent discovery of a large Silicon gold deposit in the Walker Lane corridor in Nevada, USA.

Marco LoCascio, Vice President of Corporate Development at Orogen, commented: “As mutual exploration royalty holders on the silicon deposit, an emerging Tier 1 asset, Altius and Orogen have witnessed firsthand the continued potential for world-class discoveries in Nevada. Using our proprietary database We target areas with similar characteristics to Silicon. The Cuprite epithermal gold project, assembled earlier this year and located 80 kilometers northwest of Silicon along Walker Lane Trend, is the first project acquisition we are disclosing from these efforts. Cuprite covers a large, steam-heated alteration cell that shows strong geological similarities to that of the surface expression of the silicon gold discovery zone.”

Alliance Highlights

  • Initial annual budget of $300,000 to target field evaluation and acquisition of Altius-funded projects
  • Orogen will bring extensive technical databases and the expertise of its team
  • Current expenses and designated project revenue will be split equally between Orogen and Altius
  • Focused on Walker Lane in Nevada (Figure 1)

Orogen’s generative team continues to systematically evaluate several additional targets. Altius funds project build costs, including staking or acquisition. Leveraging the combined business capabilities of Orogen and Altius, the Alliance is structured around a goal of selling high-quality exploration targets to third parties for equitably shared equity and royalties.

Figure 1: Location of Cuprite and Alliance

About the Cuprite project

The 2,170 hectare Cuprite gold project is located in Nevada, fifteen kilometers south of Goldfield, in the Walker Lane trend of gold and silver deposits. (Figure 1).

Cuprite is a district-wide opportunity with over twenty square kilometers of advanced argillic weathering making up one of the largest steam-heated cells in Walker Lane. The alteration cell is divided by Highway 95 with the west cell developed on the Cambrian bedrock and the east cell, the primary focus of Orogen exploration efforts developed on the Miocene and Oligocene tuffs (Figure 2).

In the eastern cell, weathering vectors eastward to a shallow gravel cover with cinnabar (and soil mercury anomaly), residual silica, and powdery silica were all observed nearby of the eastern limit of the outcrop. Favorably trending faults related to the Miocene Stonewall caldera project into the shallow gravel cover and are very promising feeder structures untested by drilling (Figure 3).

Cuprite is a strong analogue of the AngloGold Ashanti silicon deposit (preliminary inferred resource of 3.37 million ounces of gold oxide and 14.17 million ounces of silver1), which was initially identified by the Orogen exploration team in 2014. Like Cuprite, silicon shows an extensive, strongly developed, steam-heated alteration zone at the surface with anomalous mercury and cinnabar , as well as a similar geological and structural setting.

More details on the Cuprite property, including a technical overview and video presentation, are available at

The Alliance is currently receiving expressions of interest for the Cuprite project.

Junior mining networkFigure 2: Geological map of the Cuprite zone showing the pre-Quaternary units from Swayze et al. 2014

Junior mining networkFigure 3: Schematic cross-section of the Cuprite target. NNE search

Declaration of qualified person

All technical data, as disclosed in this press release, has been verified by Laurence Pryer, Ph.D., P.Geo., VP Exploration for Orogen. Dr. Pryer is a Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument 43-101.

About Orogen Royalties Inc.

Orogen Royalties Inc. is focused on creating and acquiring organic royalties on precious and base metal discoveries in western North America. The Company’s royalty portfolio includes the Ermitaño gold and silver deposit in Sonora, Mexico (2% NSR royalty) operated by First Majestic Silver Corp. and the Silicon Gold Project (1% NSR royalty) in Nevada, USA, advanced by AngloGold Ashanti N/A. The Company is well funded with several projects being actively explored through joint ventures.

On behalf of the board

Paddy Nicol
President and CEO

To learn more about Orogen, please contact Paddy Nicol, President and CEO at 604-248-8648, or Marco LoCascio, Vice President of Corporate Development at 604-248-8648. Visit our website at

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