Tue Oct 2, 2012 MAX step-out drilling extends mineralized oxide zone at DeSoto discovery, Majuba Hill, Nevada; highlights include 6.4 m @ 38.8 g/t Ag and 0.70% copper (105.1 g/t AgEq) and 7.8 m of 28 g/t Ag and 0.57% Cu (81.5 g/t AgEq)
MAX Resource Corp. (TSX.V: MXR; OTCBB: MXROF; Frankfurt: M1D) has received assays from seven core holes (521 m) drilled in June 2012 at the high grade silver/copper DeSoto soil anomaly, 1.4 km to the northwest of the main mineralized zone at the historic Majuba Hill mine in Nevada. These shallow step-out holes were drilled to test the extension of near-surface oxide mineralization at DeSoto, where the discovery hole, MM-18, intercepted 29.2 m of 30.5 g/t Ag and 0.69% Cu (98.3 g/t silver equivalent("AgEq")) in the fall of 2011. The DeSoto soil anomaly was defined by soil sampling and measures approximately 2 km long by 1 km wide, with values as high as 1.53% Cu and 209 g/t Ag in soils. Significant copper and silver mineralization was intercepted in four of the seven holes drilled, confirming DeSoto as the second highly prospective mineralized zone to be identified by MAX at Majuba Hill project. Highlights of this drilling at DeSoto included 7.8 m @ 28.0 g/t Ag and 0.57% Cu (81.5 AgEq) in hole DSM-02 and 6.4 m @ 38.8 Ag and 0.70% Cu (105.1 g/t AgEq) in DSM-06.
The first hole of the June drill program, MM-21 (announced Sept 11, 2012), was drilled 250 m southeast of the middle portal of the past-producing Majuba Hill mine and confirms the southeast extension of near-surface high-grade supergene oxide mineralization identified by Max at the historic Majuba Hill mine, where Phase I drilling by MAX in 2011 intercepted long intervals of high grade silver and copper mineralization near surface in five holes. Hole MM-21 intercepted 4.6 m @ 58.0 g/t Ag and 7.6 m @ 0.80% Cu within an overall mineralized intercept of 332 m @ 12 g/t Ag and 0.13% Cu (23.9 g/t AgEq) in oxides that began within 12 m of surface. Hole MM-21, combined with historic data, serves to confirm the extension of the high-grade mineralized system 500 m to the southeast of the Majuba Hill mine and to a depth of at least 350 m from surface. We now believe that Majuba Hill is a significant porphyry system with a chalcocite blanket; the next phase of drilling at Majuba Hill will focus on the expansion of the known mineralized zone within this target area.
Significant intervals from the DeSoto drilling are summarized in the following table:
Note: Silver equivalent is calculated based on 100% metallurgical recovery and five-year historic metal prices of $24 U.S. for silver and $3 U.S. per pound for Copper.
Hole DSM-02 was drilled 200 m northwest of the DeSoto discovery hole, MM-18, and intercepted 7.8 m @ 28 g/t Ag and 0.57% Cu (81.5 g/t AgEq), inclusive of 1.5 m of 101.9 g/t Ag and 2.13 % Cu. A further 310 m to the northwest, hole DSM-06 intersected a separate mineralized zone that included intervals of 1.6 m @ 81.7 g/t Ag and 1.26% Cu and 1.8 m @ 65.6 g/t Ag and 1.47% Cu within 26 m of surface. This initial shallow drilling indicates the presence of high grade copper and silver mineralization in the Auld Lang Syne formation at DeSoto and has provided us with a better understanding of the structural fabric of the system and the depositional environment. We believe that DeSoto is a replacement system within the Auld Lang Syne formation; detailed structural mapping and sampling will focus on the direction and mineralogy of mineralization at DeSoto and its relationship to the Majuba diking and main intrusive system on the Majuba property prior to resumption of drilling.
Maps showing drilling locations from our exploration programs at Majuba Hill are available on our web site at www.maxresource.com.
Majuba Hill is the site of numerous past producing mines, with historic production reported of 12% copper (Mason Valley Copper, 1918) and silver grades up to 40 oz/t Ag. The Majuba Hill project encompasses 3,128 acres of surface and mineral rights that includes patented lode mining claims. The property is easily accessed via 23 miles of well-maintained dirt roads leading from U.S. Interstate 80, and lies 30 miles northwest of Coeur d'Alene's Rochester silver mine, which contains a NI 43-101 compliant Measured and Indicated Resource of 263.9 million tons grading 0.46 oz/ton Ag and 0.004 oz/ton Au. (The Coeur Technical Report on the Rochester Mine is available on SEDAR). For more detailed information on the Majuba Hill project, please visit our web site at www.maxresource.com.
This news release has been reviewed by Mr. Clancy J. Wendt, P. Geo, a "qualified person" as that term is defined under National Instrument 43-101. The historic information provided has not been verified by MAX and is for reference only.
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