MAX drills 293 m of 5.49 g/t silver, 0.10 g/t gold and 0.09% copper in porphyry-style alteration zone with significant sulfides at Majuba Hill, Nevada
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VANCOUVER, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - MAX Resource Corp. (TSX.V: MXR; OTCBB: MXROF; Frankfurt: M1D) has received assay results from hole MM-20, the final hole drilled during a step out drill program completed at its Majuba Hill copper/silver/gold project in Nevada during the fall of 2012.
- Hole MM-20 intercepted 293 m of 5.49 g/t Ag, 0.10 g/t Au and 0.09% Cu in sulfide mineralization in a porphyry-style alteration zone discovered below the high grade Ag/Cu/Au oxide zone identified by MAX during Phase I drill in early 2011 (see our news release of October 25, 2011)
- Gold mineralization grading 0.145 g/t Au was intercepted over the final 116 m of Hole MM-20, which was still in mineralization when terminated at the planned target depth due to inclement weather.
- This hole was drilled 100 meters southeast of MAX's Phase I drilling, to test underneath the high grade supergene zone where MAX reported five holes intersecting high grade copper and silver oxide mineralization that included 96 m of 39.2 g Ag and 0.57% Cu starting at surface. Hole MM-20 was drilled due north at a -44 degree angle to a depth of 323.9 m
- Hole MM-20 intersected sulfide mineralization, below the supergene (oxide) mineralization zone, that contains Chalcopyrite, Pyrite and Molybdenite in a hydrothermally altered mineralized zone indicative of the primary zone of a porphyry system.
- Permitting is underway for 5,000 m Phase III drill program that will continue to test the high grade supergene mineralization above the primary zone intercepted by hole MM-20 as well as initiate delineation drilling at the DeSoto discovery zone 1.4 km to the northwest with a view to outlining an initial NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate by the end of the year.
The following table summarizes the intervals and grades identified in Hole MM-20:
|323.9 m||31.1||323.9||292.8||5.49 g/t||0.10 g/t||0.09%||.008%|
|Includes||207.3||323.9||116.6||6.3 g/t||0.145 g/t||0.13%||0.013%|
Clancy Wendt, VP Exploration of MAX, states "We are very impressed by this intersection of the primary zone and slightly hydrothermally altered mineralization in this first deep hole at Majuba Hill. The increase in gold and molybdenum mineralization at depth and the long intersections of mineralization add more evidence that Majuba Hill is an extensive copper/silver/gold porphyry system that is highly prospective for the development of a bulk-tonnage open pit deposit. This discovery allows us to concentrate on defining the supergene system located above this zone, with drilling in 2012 to test the extension of high grade oxide mineralization from the Copper Stope to the southeast along the ridge above hole MM-20."
A map showing drilling locations from the 2011 exploration program at Majuba Hill is available on our web site at www.maxresource.com.
Majuba Hill is the site of numerous past producing mines, with historic production reported of 12% Cu (Mason Valley Copper, 1918) and silver grades up to 40 oz/t Ag. Majuba Hill encompasses 2,568 acres of surface and mineral rights that includes patented lode mining claims. The property is easily accessed via 23 miles of well-maintained dirt roads leading from U.S. Interstate 80, and lies 30 miles northwest of Coeur d'Alene's Rochester silver mine, which contains a NI 43-101 compliant Measured and Indicated Resource of 263.9 million tons grading 0.46 oz/ton Ag and 0.004 oz/ton Au. (The Coeur Technical Report on the Rochester Mine is available on SEDAR). For more detailed information on the Majuba Hill copper/silver project, including maps showing the results of soil sampling and the drilling completed to date, please visit our web site at www.maxresource.com.
This news release has been reviewed by Mr. Clancy J. Wendt, P. Geo, a "qualified person" as that term is defined under National Instrument 43-101. The historic information provided has not been verified by MAX and is for reference only.
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