Calgary, Alberta (November 14, 2018) – PRIZE MINING CORPORATION (“Prize” or the “Company”) (TSXV:PRZ) (OTCQB:PRZFF) (MQSP:GR:FRANKFURT) is pleased to announce that the first four drill holes at the Manto Negro Copper Project in Coahuila State, Mexico have returned consistent widths and grades of copper-silver mineralization. In addition, continued surface channel sampling has extended the potential strike length of the mineralized horizon in the Pilar Grande area to more than four kilometres.
“The first holes at Manto Negro are giving us a good sense of the style and continuity of copper-silver mineralization”, stated Michael McPhie, President & CEO of Prize Mining. “Unlike porphyry copper deposits that have a strong vertical component, the stratabound nature of the deposits at Manto Negro gives them a tremendous lateral extent. The two areas being drilled are 18 kilometres apart and, at the Pilar Grande area, we can now trace the mineralization intermittently for about four kilometres. The grades and thicknesses we are seeing are consistent with those from the world class Kupferschiefer deposits in Europe.”
The first two holes from each of the El Granizo and Pilar Grande Mine areas intersected the target zone as anticipated, with consistent thicknesses of 3.40 – 4.40m and relatively consistent grades. Mineralization consists predominantly of disseminated chalcocite with minor chalcopyrite, and some secondary copper minerals such as malachite and chrysocolla. Drilling continues with three rigs at the two sites, with 15 holes planned for each area.
|Hole Number||Area||From(m)||To(m)||Width(m)||Cu %||Ag g/t|
The area sampled, known as El Rincon, lies approximately 1,600m north of the current drilling at Pilar Grande and sampling covered approximately 200m along the target stratigraphy. The weighted average grade of the channels was 2.13% Cu and 63g/t Ag over an average channel height of 3.41 metres (see table below). Forty-five individual samples were taken in total with 30 samples making up the 7 channels reported here.
Summary of Channel Sampling Results:
|Channel Number||Channel Height(m)||Cu %||Ag g/t|
Copper-silver mineralization on the Manto Negro Project belongs to the category of sediment-hosted stratabound copper deposits, similar in style to the world class deposits of the Kupferschiefer in Poland.
Sampling QA/QC and Analysis
The Company followed a rigorous Quality Assurance/Quality Control program over the chain-of-custody of samples with the insertion of blanks and duplicates into the sample stream submitted to the laboratory for analysis. Sample preparation and analysis took place at the SGS facility in Durango, Mexico.
The analysis completed on all samples was the 32 Element Package by 4-acid digestion and Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES) (package GE-ICP40B). Samples with Cu or Pb over the upper detection limit of 10,000 ppm were re-analyzed by Sodium Peroxide Fusion and ICP-OES (package GO-ICP90Q). Samples with Ag over the upper detection limit of 100 ppm were re-analyzed by Lead Fusion Fire Assay with Gravimetric Finish (package GO-FAG313).
Robert Archer, P.Geo., a Director of the Company, is a Qualified Person under NI 43-101, is the Company’s nominated qualified person responsible for monitoring the supervision and quality control of the programs completed on the Company’s properties. Mr. Archer has approved and verified the scientific and technical information in this news release.
About Prize Mining Corp.
Prize is a junior mining issuer listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. Prize is focused on the exploration and development of the Manto Negro Copper Property in Mexico and the Kena Gold Property in BC. Find out more at: www.prizemining.com
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