Vizsla Copper Acquires Additional Claims At The Woodjam Copper Project
VANCOUVER, Jan. 24, 2023 - Vizsla Copper Corp. (TSXV: VCU) (OTQB: VCUFF) ("Vizsla Copper" or the "Company") is pleased to report the acquisition of additional claims at the Woodjam Copper Project ("Woodjam" or the "Project"). Woodjam is prospective for copper and copper-gold porphyry style mineralization and is located 55 km east of Williams Lake, BC (Figure 1).
"I am pleased that we have been able to secure two new prospective claims at Woodjam," commented Steve Blower, Vice President of Exploration. "The acquisition is in line with our aggressive strategy to build a world-class porphyry copper exploration and development project in the Tier 1 jurisdiction of British Columbia, Canada."
Figure 2 shows the location of the two new claims, totalling 1,069 hectares, which have been added to the Woodjam property. The southernmost new claim is located 2.5 km to the southeast of the Southeast porphyry copper deposit. The most recent (2021) drill hole at the Southeast deposit intersected 142.4m @ 0.56% Cu and 0.23 g/t Au in drill hole SE21-89. The claims were purchased from an arms-length vendor for 100,000 common shares of Vizsla Copper and are unencumbered by any royalties or other interests.
Exploration data from the new claims will be compiled with existing Woodjam datasets and will be used to aid with targeting ahead of Vizsla Copper's inaugural core drilling program currently planned on the Project for the summer of this year.
Woodjam is located 55 kilometers east of the community of Williams Lake in an area characterized by a low elevation, flat to gently undulating landscape that is well accessed by logging roads. Geologically, the Project is located within the prolific Quesnel Terrane - a large regional depositional belt commonly dominated by alkalic volcanic units and related volcaniclastic lithologies. The Quesnel terrane hosts both alkaline and calc-alkaline porphyry copper+/-gold+/-molybdenum deposits, including the Copper Mountain, New Afton, Highland Valley, Gibraltar, Mount Polley, Mount Milligan and Kemess mines.
To date, six zones of porphyry mineralization (Megabuck, Deerhorn, Takom, Three Firs, Southeast, Megaton) have been identified at the Woodjam Project by drilling (95,092 metres in 281 holes since 2009 and a further 114 holes, 30,092 metres predominantly from 1998). These six mineralized zones form a cluster approximately 5 kilometres in diameter.
Figure 1 - Woodjam Location Map
Figure 2 - Woodjam New Claim Locations
Vizsla Copper is a Cu-Au-Mo focused mineral exploration and development company headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. The Company is focused on its flagship Woodjam project, located within the prolific Quesnel Terrane, 55 kilometers east of the community of Williams Lake, British Columbia, and has two additional copper exploration properties, the Blueberry and Carruthers Pass projects, well situated amongst significant infrastructure in British Columbia. The Company's growth strategy is focused on the exploration and development of its copper properties within its portfolio in addition to value accretive acquisitions. Vizsla Copper's vision is to be a responsible copper explorer and developer in the stable mining jurisdiction of British Columbia, Canada and is committed to socially responsible exploration and development, working safely, ethically and with integrity.
Vizsla Copper is a spin-out of Vizsla Silver (TSX.V: VZLA) (NYSE: VZLA) and is backed by Inventa Capital Corp., a premier investment group founded in 2017 with the goal of discovering and funding opportunities in the resource sector. Additional information about the Company is available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and the Company's website (www.vizslacopper.com).
The Company's disclosure of technical or scientific information in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Ian Borg, P.Geo., Senior Geologist for Vizsla Copper. Mr. Borg is a Qualified Person as defined under the terms of National Instrument 43-101.
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