Vancouver B.C., October 28, 2020 – MAX RESOURCE CORP. (“Max” or the “Company”) (TSX.V: MXR; OTC: MXROF; Frankfurt: M1D2) is pleased to report a series of 25-metre representative grab samples collected over 250-metres from the Herradura zone at AM North (refer to Figures 2 and 3) of the Company’s wholly-owned CESAR project:
Each sample was taken from the available outcrop over 25-metre intervals and combined into one sample. The average grade over 250-metres is 3.0% copper + 29 g/t silver. Thickness of the copper-silver horizon has yet to be determined (refer Figures 3 and 4). Max cautions investors composite representative rock grab sampling can be selective.
The Company considers these results to be extremely significant as they clearly demonstrate the persistence of copper-silver mineralization over 250-metres. The angle of the slope and the dip of the copper-silver horizon appears to be closely parallel, meaning the mineralization crops out at surface. The absence of visible copper oxides (malachite or azurite) in these samples indicate the dominant copper mineral is likely chalcocite which carries a higher (80%) copper content.
The CESAR AM North copper-silver mineralization is interpreted to be stratabound, hosted in fine-grained clastic sediments: sandstone and siltstone. The general strike of the AM North copper-silver mineralization is 245 degrees with a shallow dip to the NW. CESAR’s AM South copper-silver zone occurs 40-km SSW of AM North along the same mineralized trend.
The Company believes the stratabound copper-silver mineralization at CESAR is analogous to the European Kupferschiefer deposits, Europe’s largest copper source, with production in 2018 of 3 million tons grading 1.49% copper and 48.6 g/t silver from a mineralized zone of 0.5 to 5.5-metre thickness. Source: The Kupferschiefer Deposits and Prospects in SW Poland: Past, Present and Future by dmpi.com, September 27, 2019.
The Kupferschiefer deposits, yielded 40 million ounces silver in 2019, almost twice the production of the world’s second largest silver mine (World Silver Survey 2020). Max cautions investors that the presence of stratabound copper-silver mineralization at Kupferschiefer is not necessarily indicative of similar mineralization at CESAR.
“While the geometry of the outcrop exposures indicate that the copper-silver horizon appears to be close to paralleling the slope, we are extremely encouraged to see the distribution of copper-silver mineralization that continues along 250-metres of the horizon,” said Max CEO, Brett Matich.
“The Max in-country field team continues to make discoveries, further substantiating our Kupferschiefer-style geological model for CESAR, as we significantly expand the CESAR mineralization working towards our goal of a major Kupferschiefer copper silver deposit,” he continued.
“With the price of copper increasing to a rebound two year high of US$7,000 per ton in October, the importance of the CESAR copper-silver project also increases, so we have implemented additional measures to significantly increase our land position within this key copper-silver basin,” he concluded.
Figure 1. CESAR location map
Figure 2. AM North – Herradura Zone
This reconnaissance representative grab rock sampling conducted by the Max field crew allows the Company to identify mineralized intervals that are later followed up with mapping and systematic chip channel sampling. This approach has established the priorities for Max at CESAR to be: surface geochemical sampling, structural mapping, seismic data interpretation and logging of the oil-gas drill hole core chips.
Copper-silver mineralization at the Herradura zone is of a stratabound/Kupferschiefer type with mineralization hosted in fine-grained sediments: sandstone and siltstone. The mineralization is mainly represented by chalcocite and copper oxides malachite and azurite. Based on field observations and mineralogical studies, it is expected that at shallow depth copper oxides (malachite and azurite) grade into copper sulfide, mainly chalcocite (80% copper content).
Figure 3. AM North – Herradura - 3.0% copper + 29 g/t silver over 250-metres
Figure 4. Herradura Landscape – 3.0% copper + 29 g/t silver over 250-metres
All samples were shipped to the ALS Lab sample preparation facility in Medellin, Colombia. Sample pulps are sent to Vancouver, Canada for analysis. All samples are analyzed using ALS procedure ME-MS41, a four-acid digestion with ICP finish. Over limit copper and silver are determined by ALS procedure OG-62, a four-acid digestion with an AAS finish. ALS Labs is independent from Max. Max is not aware of any other factors that could materially affect the accuracy or reliability of the data referred to herein.
Source: NI43:101 Geological Report Rio Tabaconas Gold Project for Golden Alliance Resources Corp. by George Sivertz, Oct.3, 2011
This geological belt extends from central Peru into southern Ecuador, and hosts a number of world class gold deposits, including Fruta Del Norte (10Moz), Minas Conga (17Moz), Yanacocha (36Moz), Lagunas (8Mozs) and Pierina (7Mozs). Presence of mineralization at Yanacocha, Minas Conga, Fruta Del Norte, Lagunas, and Pierina is not necessarily indicative of similar mineralization at RT Gold. Source: www.portergeo.com.au
Two distinct mineralized systems occur within the RT Gold property: the Cerro Zone, a bulk tonnage gold-bearing porphyry, and 3-km to the NW, the Tablon Zone, a gold-bearing massive sulfide zone. The last field exploration was conducted a decade ago.
The Cerro Zone hosts several known mineralized zones (Peak, West, Breccia and Cathedral) with anomalous concentrations of gold in rock and soils:
The Tablon Zone is located 3-km NW from Cerro and hosts numerous gold-bearing massive to semi-massive sulphide bodies over a 150-metre by 450-metre area, within a larger 1.0-km by 1.5-km area of anomalous gold soil and rock geochemistry. A total of 33 holes were diamond drilled in 2001 at Tablon with highlight intersections of:
Intervals are core lengths not true widths, which are unknown at this time. Source: NI43:101 Geological Report Rio Tabaconas Gold Project for Golden Alliance Resources Corp. by George Sivertz, October 3, 2011.
The Max technical team is currently reviewing and digitizing proprietary data for subsequent interpretation for target generation. A program of field verification by the Max in-country team: mapping, surveying and sampling is scheduled to follow. Concurrent with the verification program, the Company will be initiating drill permitting.
ABOUT MAX RESOURCE CORP.
With its successful exploration and management team, Max Resource Corp. is advancing both its stratabound Kupferschiefer type CESAR copper-silver project in Colombia and its newly acquired RT Gold, gold porphyry and massive sulfide project in Peru. Both have potential for the discovery of large-scale mineral deposits attractive to major partners.
Tim Henneberry, P Geo (British Columbia), a member of the Max Resource Advisory Board, is the Qualified Person who has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release on behalf of the Company.
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