Note: Grab samples are selective by nature and are unlikely to represent average grades of the deposit.
Samples ALGADG-14 to 16 are representative samples from hand sorted piles from the active Veta Gruesa Center Drift. Sample ALGADG-14 was taken from the most recent muck pile prior to hand sorting for grade separation. Sample ALGADG-15 is a representative sample of "Direct Shipping Ore" (i.e. ore that can be shipped, with no additional processing, directly to the government owned ENAMI facility at Copiapo), while ALGADG-16 is a sample of low grade ore stockpiled for later processing.
Samples ALGADG 4-5, and 8 to 13 were taken from an area of recent exploration to expose and develop additional near surface mineralization, located approximately 500 m west-southwest of the Production Drift. Representative samples were recovered from shallow surface trenches excavated to expose copper-bearing veins identified at surface along the projection of the vein.
Samples ALGA12RW-01-2 and ALGADG1-3 were taken from shallow, near surface trenches to test for copper-bearing mineralized veins in the immediate vicinity of an old, sand filled shaft discovered in the eolian sand cover. These exploratory trenches were excavated approximately 6.3 km southwest of the Veta Gruesa Centre Drift and approximately 1.3 km from a mapped exposure of the Jurassic Plutón Sierra El Roble, which hosts for the "Major Veins" documented to the north.
The remaining samples were taken from along a road cut which exposed dioritic material correlated to the Plutón Sierra El Roble, approximately 1.2 km east-southeast of the samples above and approximately 6.3 km southwest of the Veta Gruesa Centre Drift.
The content of this news release has been reviewed by Rick Walker, B.Sc., M.Sc., P. Geo., a Qualified Person for the purposes of NI 43-101, with the ability and authority to verify the authenticity and validity of the data herein.
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