Avrupa Minerals Ltd.(TSXV:AVU)presents the following update on completed Summer 2017 exploration work. Exploration work is ongoing at several projects in Portugal, and the summer program in Kosovo has been completed. Partners are funding two projects in Portugal: Alvito with OZ Minerals and Covas with Blackheath Resources Inc. In Kosovo, Byrnecut International, through the JV company Peshter Mining JSC, is operating the Slivovo Gold Project. Avrupa continues to review new projects in Germany, Kosovo, Portugal and elsewhere in Europe.

Avrupa plans to attend the Mines and Money Americas Conference in Toronto (October 3-4). The Company’s technical and financial management will be available both days at Booth B31 at the Delta Toronto Hotel Conference Center.

In the coming month, Avrupa also plans to attend and exhibit at the New Orleans Investment Conference (October 25-28), and at the Munich Precious Metals Show (November 2-3). Details on how to contact Company management will be forthcoming.

Portugal Iberian Pyrite Belt

  • Alvalade Project (copper-zinc), now 100% owned

    – Avrupa’s updated study of newly-available information shows that the Alvalade Project holds a significant brownfields/development target in the Caveira-Lousal-Sesmarias District.

    – Historic mining at the Lousal Mine during the 19thand 20thcenturies reportedly produced 20-25 million metric tonnes of high iron sulfide material for the sulfuric acid (fertilizer) business.

    The numbers are compiled from numerous historic internal production reports. These reports are incomplete, but they indicate that the mine hoisted about 238,000 metric tonnes per year from 1953 through its closure in 1988. The production estimate extrapolated an annual production of 238,000 metric tonnes per annum back to 1900, and is believed to provide a reasonable maximum production estimate.No mining estimates have been made for the Caveira Mine, and the Sesmarias discovery has not been mined. Avrupa’s QP has reviewed the data and has verified its existence and accuracy.

    – Historical reports suggest that up to 30 million metric tonnes of copper-zinc-iron-bearing massive sulfide material remain in the ground at the historic Lousal Mine.

    Thehistoric resource estimates are contained in a report authored by Leistel et al in 1998, estimated a global mineral inventory of 50 Mt grading 0.7% Cu, 0.8% Pb, and 1.4% for the Lousal Mine. The Caveira Mine does not have any known global mineral inventory. The Sesmarias discovery has limited scout drilling and no global mineral inventory.

    The work needed to provide a modern estimate has not been done, but would include re-analysis of historic core, drilling, sampling, and three-dimensional modeling. Avrupa’s QP has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimate as current mineral resources or mineral reserves. The Company does not treat the historical estimate as current mineral resources or mineral reserves.

    – Avrupa’s recent copper-lead-zinc discoveries at Sesmarias and Monte da Bela Vista add to potential upgrades in the District.

    – The Company has identified greenfields exploration targets along the entire 20-kilometer trend.

    – Avrupa controls the mineral rights along the entire trend.

    – Avrupa is actively looking for a joint venture partner to further advance the Alvalade opportunity.

  • Mertola Project (copper-zinc), 100%-owned

    – Avrupa is preparing an updated study of the historic So Domingos Mine located on the eastern end of the license.

    – The mine reportedly produced up to 25 million metric tonnes of copper-bearing massive sulfide material during the 20thcentury.

    This resource estimate was compiled from historic reports. The 1963 Mason & Barry Annual Report indicates that nearly 22 million metric tonnes had been extracted during 106 years of production, and the reserves were expected to run out at the end of 1965.

    No newer resource estimates have been done for the So Domingos Mine. The work needed to provide a modern estimate has not been done, but would include re-analysis of historic core, drilling, sampling, and three-dimensional modeling. Avrupa’s QP has reviewed the data and has verified its existence and accuracy.

    – New information suggests further brownfields exploration possibilities within sight of the mine complex.

    – Several targets at the old Chana Mine, located less than 10 kilometers away from So Domingos, are currently drill-ready.

    – Avrupa plans to option out the Mertola project to a partner, and marketing of the project is underway.

  • Marateca Project (copper-zinc), 100%-owned

    – The Marateca Project covers more than t