Aguila Copper Expands Landholding at the Lida Copper-Silver Project, Nevada in Preparation for Drilling
Vancouver, September 22, 2022 - Aguila Copper Corp. (TSXV: AGL) (OTCQB: AGLAF) (WKN: A2DR6E) ("Aguila" or the "Company") is pleased to report granting of an additional 25 BLM lode mining claims at the Lida copper-silver project on the Walker Lane Belt in south-central Esmeralda County, Nevada. The additional claims were staked in response to the identification of a highly prospective sub-surface induced polarization ("IP") chargeability anomaly. The area under claim now totals 4.83 sq km and secures the strike extent of the IP anomaly.
The Lida project is now secured by 58 granted BLM lode mining claims that cover three recently identified high chargeability anomalies, each approximately 500m in length (see press release dated 23/08/22) (Figure 1). The high chargeability zone corresponds to an area of high-grade oxide copper sampled at surface. In 57 samples taken from dump and pit material, copper ranged from 26.20% Cu to 12 ppm Cu averaging 1.80% Cu. Twenty samples exceeded 1% Cu including 14 that exceeded 2% Cu.
Three large discrete upright/steeply dipping chargeability anomalies of high IP were discovered within an elevated chargeable zone (Figure 2). The anomalies are each approximately 500m in strike length with a chargeability exceeding >40mV/V in a background of <10mV/V. Values above 10mV/V are typically considered anomalous. While there is typically a direct correlation between chargeability and sulphide content, it may not correlate to economic mineralization.
"As preliminary results from the IP survey became available from the contactor, we identified the tenor and significance of the buried chargeability anomalies. In response, we extended both the survey area and our claims to ensure we own 100% of the target," said Mark Saxon, President and CEO. "The southern Walker Lane is re-emerging as a premier exploration district in Nevada, with Nevada Sunrise drilling for lithium immediately south of our Lida claims, and AngloGold Ashanti having recently consolidated the Beatty District with a US$150m acquisition from Coeur Mining."
The Company is currently acquiring necessary land use permits and drilling contracts for a program to begin in Q4 of 2022.
Any references to the terms "ore minerals", "mineralization" or "mineralized zones" are purely for descriptive purposes and are not intended to be interpreted as or relied upon for any resource or economic evaluation of the project at this time. The Company has obtained historic exploration data for this press release from the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and other public archives. Although historic exploration data was generated by reputable companies applying practice of the day, Aguila cannot verify the data or determine the quality assurance and quality control measures applied in generating the data. Furthermore, there is no guarantee that the exploration history is fully captured. Additional drilling may have been undertaken, however the Company has not been made aware of or obtained additional data. Accordingly, the Company cautions that the exploration data reported in this news release may not be reliable. Readers are cautioned that a "qualified person" as defined by National Instrument 43-101 has not completed sufficient work to be able to verify the historical information, and therefore the information should not be relied upon.
The qualified person for the Company's projects, Mr. Mark Saxon, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, has reviewed and approved the contents of this release.
Figure 1: IP Chargeability Map for Lida project, Nevada. Chargeability image from 1400m ASL shown, with copper mineralized sample sites (orange), copper-silver mineralized shaft site, and location of pseudosections if Fig 2 (blue lines).
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Figure 2: IP Chargeability Pseudosections for Lida project, Nevada corresponding to N-S blue lines marked on Figure 1, each approximately 1.5km in length. High chargeability anomalies indicated by warmest colours (red-white).
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About Aguila Copper Corp (TSXV: AGL) (OTCQB: AGLAF) (WKN: A2DR6E)
Aguila Copper Corp. is an emerging copper and precious metal company enhancing shareholder value through exploration and discovery. Aguila is focused on the Sherridon Project in Manitoba, the Lida Project in Nevada, and the Cora Project in Arizona.
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