SOURCE: Sonora Resources Corp.

Sonora Resources Corp.

July 06, 2011 09:00 ET

Sonora Resources Sampling Program Identifies Additional High Grade Targets at Los Amoles Silver Prospect

GUADALUPE, MEXICO--(Marketwire - Jul 6, 2011) - Sonora Resources Corp. (OTCBB: SURE) ("Sonora Resources" or the "Company") is pleased to report that recent sampling efforts have identified multiple additional potentially high grade silver targets at the Los Amoles Silver Property located in the Mexican state of Sonora.

The work at Los Amoles has advanced the project significantly by concentrating on a two by three kilometer mineralized zone defined by a strong color anomaly and containing 60 known veins with strike lengths up to 1 kilometer, 40 known historic workings (adits and excavations) and 19 known shafts.

Recent sampling tested new areas and successfully expanded the number of veins and workings now known to be within the core area. As the historic workings are newly rediscovered, the sampling concentrated on the mineralized dumps located at the opening of the historic workings and resulted in new data including the highlights below:

Location Description Au
g/t
Ag
g/t
Pb
%
Terrero SE Vein material with local galena 0.40 495.1 1.21
Terrero SE Andesitic host rocks with quartz stockwork 0.17 219.3 0.62
Cata Vein material with local galena 0.24 706.5 2.05
Tiro Sur Argillic altered andesite with oxides, carbonates and local galena 0.43 102.5 -
Terrero 14 Silicified andesite with strong oxidation 1.15 451.7 -
Obra Rancho Vein and quartz-rich material 0.53 295.3 0.38
Obra Rancho Oxidized andesite host rock 0.44 166.9 -

The Rosales mine, located to the north of the core area, remains the most advanced target within the property. A series of underground workings were mapped, and in order to maximize the information to be gained, sampling was undertaken from the mineralized mine dumps focusing on vein material and volcanic host rocks which indicated the host rocks are strongly mineralized locally. Highlighted samples from the Rosales mine dumps include the following results:

Location Description Au
g/t
Ag
g/t
Pb
%
Area Rosales Quartz-rich material and vein - strongly oxided 0.43 705.6 0.48
Area Rosales Quartz-rich material and vein with oxides and galena 0.83 281.8 0.31
Area Rosales Argillic altered andesite with oxides, carbonates and local galena 0.29 133.4 -
Area Rosales Quartz-rich material and vein with oxides and galena 0.71 253.5 0.41
Area Rosales Quartz-rich material and vein with oxides and galena 0.54 205.3 1.98
Area Rosales Argillic altered andesite with oxides, carbonates and local galena 0.32 443.9 -

By sampling different rock types and mineralizing styles from the dump, the Company is able to sample material that has not been seen in outcrop. Sampling of rocks similar to the surrounding host rocks containing stringer-style veining have consistently returned silver values greater than one ounce per ton, which indicates that the potential for wider widths of mineralization may exist. Additionally, the fieldwork was also successful in grading samples of gold with higher values than previously identified.

The 16.3 square kilometer Los Amoles property is located approximately 150 kilometers northeast of Hermosillo, Mexico. The property is approximately 10 kilometers northeast of the La Caridad Mine, operated by Grupo Mexico, which is one of the largest mining and processing complexes in Mexico.

Work performed to date has concentrated on the Rosales area, at the south eastern edge of a 4.0 by 2.75 km regional magnetic anomaly. The Company's interpretation is that the Rosales area represents silver-lead +/- gold veins that are distal to a porphyry system. The potential for this regional anomaly to reflect a buried porphyry has yet to be tested. Many of the region's most significant porphyry deposits are located within 70 km of the Los Amoles property.

Recent geophysical interpretations identified eight (8) linear 500 to over 800 metre long features parallel to the trend of the known veins/structures within the property. The summary report prepared by the geophysical contractor concluded that "certain axis are representative of mineralised structures or veins whose potential has yet to be fully determined and should thus be further investigated" and recommended that three of the structures be drill tested.

Company President and CEO Juan Miguel Ríos Gutiérrez states, "The samples from the extraordinarily extensive and highly mineralized mine dumps, combined with the recent geophysical interpretations, are developing an increasingly detailed understanding of the property. The data is presenting a very compelling rationale which we hope to validate with drill sampling as soon as possible. Our team is very encouraged by the results to-date and we are very pleased by the overall progress and state of development."

About Sonora Resources Corp. (OTCBB: SURE)
The Company is focused on the acquisition and exploration of international silver and gold mining properties located in regions that enjoy stable politics, sound economies and friendly business environments. Additional information about the Company may be found at www.sonoraresources.com.

Notice Regarding Forward Looking Statements
Statements in this news release that are not historical are forward looking statements. Forward looking statements in this news release include: that the company believes that geographic scope of mining concessions makes for encouraging gold and silver potential for the project; that the property is interpreted to be within a porphyry system; and that Mexico is stable and business friendly. Factors which may delay or prevent these forward-looking statements from being realized include misinterpretation of data; we may not locate or agree to terms with potential partners, we may not be able to acquire equipment or labor as needed; we may not be able to raise sufficient funds to complete our intended exploration or carry on operations; that weather, logistical problems or hazards may prevent us from exploration; that equipment may not work as well as expected; that analysis of data may not be possible accurately and at depth; and that despite encouraging data there may be no commercially exploitable mineralization on our properties. Nearby mineral resources is no indication of resources on our property. In addition, Mexico may undergo political or social change which would create additional geopolitical risks. Readers should refer to the risk disclosures outlined in the periodic reports filed by other junior mineral exploration companies with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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