SONORO SUBMITS FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PERMIT APPLICATION FOR CERRO CALICHE

VANCOUVER, Canada, May 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sonoro Gold Corp. (TSXV: SGO | OTCQB: SMOFF | FRA: 23SP) (“Sonoro” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has filed an Environmental Impact Statement, or Manifestacion de Impacto Ambiental (“MIA”) for its Cerro Caliche gold project in Sonora, Mexico. Under Mexican law, mining construction and operation activities require an approved MIA, as well as a Change of Land Use permit, or Autorizacion en Cambio de Uso de Suelo (“ETJ”), from the Mexican federal permitting authority, Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (“SEMARNAT”). The Company is currently completing the required documentation for the Change of Land Use application and anticipates filing with SEMARNAT in the near future.

“Completing the MIA provided us with an opportunity to work closely with various stakeholders and I would like to thank everyone who worked alongside us as we conducted multiple environmental baseline studies and socio-economic assessments,” stated VP of Operations, Jorge Diaz. The filing of the MIA is an important step in the project’s development and we will continue to move the project forward during the permitting process.”

Kenneth MacLeod, Sonoro’s President and CEO commented, The filing of the MIA follows the compilation of extensive technical and environmental studies conducted on the Cerro Caliche concession over the past four years and supports the Company’s objective to develop Sonoro’s proposed heap leach mining operation.

John Darch, Sonoro’s Chairman added, “We are delighted to report to our shareholders the filing of the Environmental Impact Statement, as it is a key milestone in the development of our proposed heap leach mining operation.”  

The scope of the MIA includes open pits, waste dumps, crushing facilities, heap leach pad, leach solution ponds, gold recovery facilities, haul roads, building structures and infrastructure, as proposed in the Company’s Preliminary Economic Assessment dated October 29, 2021. The document also provides flexibility for the continual optimization of the mine plan to support operational growth and resource expansion.

During the MIA-ETJ permitting phase, the Company will continue to move the project forward as it initiates site preparation work and focuses on arranging project financing. Management will also update the project’s estimated resource to incorporate the results from its nearly completed Phase IV drilling program and assess the potential impact on the project’s mine life and economic viability.

About Sonoro Gold Corp.
Sonoro Gold Corp. is a publicly listed exploration and development Company holding the near-development-stage Cerro Caliche project and the exploration-stage San Marcial project in Sonora State, Mexico. The Company has highly experienced operational and management teams with proven track records for the discovery and development of natural resource deposits.

On behalf of the Board of SONORO GOLD CORP.
Per:        Kenneth MacLeod
Kenneth MacLeod
President & CEO

For further information, please contact:
Sonoro Gold Corp. – Tel: (604) 632-1764
Email: [email protected]

Forward-Looking Statement Cautions:
This press release may contain “forward-looking information” as defined in applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements other than statements of historical fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Cerro Caliche project, and future plans and objectives of the Company, constitute forward looking information that involve various risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the amount of financing proposed to be raised, intended use of the financing proceeds, sufficiency of funds to complete certain project development steps, and outlook for the results of the contemplated drilling program. Although the Company believes that such statements are reasonable based on current circumstances, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts; they are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “projects”, “aims”, “potential”, “goal”, “objective”, “prospective” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “can”, “could” or “should” occur, or are those statements, which, by their nature, refer to future events. The Company cautions that forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company’s management on the date the statements are made and they involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the possibility of unfavorable exploration and test results, the lack of sufficient future financing to carry out exploration and development plans and unanticipated changes in the legal, regulatory and permitting requirements for the Company’s exploration and development programs. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law or the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange. Readers are encouraged to review the Company’s complete public disclosure record on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

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