Toronto, Canada, April 8, 2015 - Jaguar Mining Inc. ("Jaguar" or the "Company") (JAG: TSX-V) today announced multiple high-grade drill intercepts generated from definition drilling within the current indicated resource envelope at the Turmalina Mine.
Drill hole FTS1125 intercepted 23.71 grams per tonne Au ("g/t Gold") over 14 meters, including 41.27 grams per tonne Au over 7.6 meters, while drill hole FTS1130 intercepted 23.62 grams per tonne Au over 8.8 meters and drill hole FTS1145 intercepted 20.15 grams per tonne Au over 8.7 meters.
George Bee, Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar, stated, "These results reinforce our current Mineral Reserve and Resource estimation (see news release dated March 25, 2015) and the continuity of higher grades over significant thicknesses at Turmalina Orebody A."
All drilling intercepts highlighted are down plunge of current underground workings at Turmalina Ore Body A.
Table 1 below contains intersections drilled between September 2014 and January 2015, and are contained within the current indicated resource envelope. With these results, the Company has greater geologic confidence as drill density has been increased, thereby providing the opportunity to upgrade current resources to a higher category while the grades reported reinforce the trend of increasing ounces per vertical meter as depth increases.
The impact of the intercepts was not incorporated into the reserve/resource model update that was disclosed on March 25, 2015.
The effect of incorporating the new drill date into the reserve/resource model will only be ascertained and quantifiable once a reserve and resource model update is conducted, later in the year, once additional data is gathered.
Jaguar Mining has implemented a quality-control program that includes insertion of blanks, commercial standards and duplicate core samples in order to ensure best practice in sampling and analysis. NQ and BQ size drill core is saw cut and half the drill core is sampled in standard intervals according to geological characteristics such as lithology and hydrothermal alteration contents. The remaining half of the core is stored in a secure location. Rock channel sampling of the underground development follows the same standard intervals of the drill core. The drill core samples are transported in security sealed bags to the in-house Roça Grande Mine Laboratory, Caeté, Minas Gerais and occasionally to the independent SGS Geosol laboratory in Vespasiano, Minas Gerais. The rock chip samples are transported in security sealed bags to the Roça Grande Mine Laboratory, Caeté, Minas Gerais. The preparation and analysis are all conducted at the respective facilities, either at the Roça Grande Mine Laboratory in Caeté, MG or at the SGS Geosol Laboratory in Vespasiano, MG. The Roça Grande Mine Laboratory does not carry an ISO certification. The SGS Geosol Laboratory is ISO 9001 accredited. As part of in-house QA/QC the Roça Grande Mine Laboratory inserts certified gold standards, blanks and pulp duplicate samples.
Scientific and technical information contained in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Marcos Dias Alvim, BSc Geo., MAusIMM (CP), Project Development Manager, who is an employee of Jaguar Mining Inc., and is a 'qualified person' as defined by National Instrument 43-101- Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI43-101").
About Jaguar Mining
Jaguar is a gold producer with mining operations in a prolific greenstone belt in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Additionally, Jaguar wholly owns the large-scale Gurupi Development Project in the state of Maranhão, Brazil. In total, the Company owns mineral claims covering an area of approximately 197,000-hectares. Additional information is available on the Company's website at www.jaguarmining.com.
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