VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- COLLECTIVE METALS INC. (CSE: COMT | OTC: CLLMF | FSE: TO1) (the “Company” or “Collective”) is pleased to announce that it has received assay results for soil samples that were collected in “Phase One” of the Company’s two-phase reconnaissance soil sampling program (the “Program”) conducted in summer of 2023 on the Princeton Copper Project (the “Project”). The Program was designed to identify surface geochemical anomalies related to copper mineralization in close proximity to known historic copper mineral showings. Assay results from Phase One samples collected from the southern part of the Project with historic copper showings hosted in a structural corridor (the “Trojan – Condor Corridor”) are highlighted below (Figures 1 to 4).
- Phase One samples were collected from a northeast-oriented grid that targeted the Trojan-Condor Corridor where 470 soil samples were primarily taken from the Ah soil horizon (Figures 1 & 2).
- Two areas with anomalous Copper, Silver, Gold & Tellurium were identified based on assay results of Phase One samples. Modestly high Copper anomalies in these two areas labelled as PA1 and PA2 in Figures 3 and 4 range between 75 to 186 and 35 to 115 ppm respectively.
- Corresponding enrichments in elements such as Silver, Gold & Tellurium, and the presence of copper mineralization in the Trojan and Nev showings, located within close proximity to PA1 & PA2 indicate the anomalies are likely related to Copper porphyry style mineralization in the Trojan – Condor Corridor (Figures 3 & 4).
- The Company’s 2023 field exploration program is progressing well with results of the regional reconnaissance Phase Two soil sampling program expected in the coming weeks.
Christopher Huggins, Chief Executive Officer of Collective, commented, “We are very happy with results of the Copper porphyry style anomalies in the two areas within the Trojan – Condor Corridor. We look forward to receiving assay results from the additional ten grids which were targeted in untested areas of the Project which were samples earlier this summer. This soil program shows we are able to see beyond the overburden that covers most of the Project and highlights the potential for Copper porphyry mineralization and discovery on the Project.”
Figure 1 – Princeton Project: Distribution of diorites and location of the 2023 soil survey grids
Figure 2 – Princeton Project: Trojan – Condor Corridor map locations for samples taken during Phase One
Figure 3 – Princeton Project: Trojan – Condor Corridor with Copper Results
Figure 4 – Princeton Project: Trojan – Condor Corridor showing Silver results
Princeton Copper Project
The Company’s flagship Project is easily accessible by road and is located immediately west of Highway 3 south of Princeton, BC, in a well-established mining district with excellent infrastructure, a local workforce and support services. The Project hosts potential for identification of one (or more) copper gold alkalic porphyry occurrences similar in age and deposit type to the Copper Mountain Mine. The Project is also approximately 10 km west of Hudbay Minerals Inc.’s currently producing Copper Mountain Mine, which hosts a Proven and Probable Mineral Reserve of 702 Mt of 0.24% Copper1.
This news release has been reviewed and approved by Rick Walker, P. Geo., who is acting as the Company’s Qualified Person for the Project, in accordance with regulations under NI 43-101.
The information disclosed is not necessarily indicative of mineralization on the Project.
1 – Copper Mountain Mine Life of Mine Plan and 65Kt/D Expansion Study Update NI 43-101 Report, Richard Klue, VP Technical Services, CMMC; Patrick Redmond, VP Exploration and Geoscience, CMMC; Luis Alberto Chang, VP Mining, CMMC; Berge Simonian, Director of Metallurgy, CMMC; Amaru Humala, Director of Mechanical Engineering, CMMC Scott Weston, VP Business Development and Strategy, Ausenco; August 1, 2022.
About Collective Metals:
Collective Metals Inc. (CSE: COMT | OTC: CLLMF | FSE: TO1) is a resource exploration company specializing in precious metals exploration in North America. The Company’s flagship property is the Princeton Project, located in south-central British Columbia, Canada, approximately 10 km west of the currently producing Copper Mountain Mine. The Princeton Project consists of 29 mineral tenures totaling approximately 28,560 ha (70,570 acres) in a well-documented and prolific copper-gold porphyry belt and is easily accessible by road, located immediately west of Highway 3.
The Company’s Landings Lake Lithium Project is located in northwestern Ontario where numerous lithium deposits have been delineated to host significant reserves of Li2O. The Landings Lake Lithium Project is located 53 km east of Ear Falls, Ontario and covers 3,146 hectares. The Whitemud Project, with several identified pegmatite outcrops, neighbours the Landings Lake Project and consists of 381 single cell mining claims totaling 7,775 hectares.
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Forward Looking Information
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