MAX drills 42.7 m of 37.5 g/t (1.21 oz/t) Ag and 0.38% Cu at Majuba Hill; includes 10.7 m of 90.2 g/t (2.90 oz/t) Ag and 0.93% Cu
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VANCOUVER, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Max Resource Corp. (TSXV: MXR); (OTCBB: MXROF); (Frankfurt: M1D) has received initial results from an eight hole drill program recently completed at its Majuba Hill copper/silver project in Nevada. A total of eight holes (1,112 meters) were drilled at Majuba Hill and results received from the first three holes include an intercept of 42.7 m of 37.5 g/t Ag and 0.38% Cu in hole MM-03, inclusive of 10.7 m of 90.2 g/t Ag and 0.93% Cu. Drill results from the remaining five holes are pending.
Hole MM-03 was the first of four holes drilled to test results reported by Minterra Resource Corp. from a reverse-circulation drill program conducted in 2007 (see our news release of March 4, 2011). This hole was drilled to a depth of 122.5 meters at the same location as Minterra's drill hole MH-03. This core drill hole confirmed higher results for both copper and silver than previously reported, with some silver results almost double those reported by Minterra due to the improved sample recovery provided by core drilling. Over the entire length of hole MM-03, a comparison of assay results showed an average 49.4% increase in copper values and 43.4% increase in silver values over the results announced by Minterra in 2008.
The other two drill holes at Majuba Hill, MM-13 and MM-15, were drilled at the top of Majuba Hill to test zones outside of the area drilled by Minterra and intercepted anomalous copper and silver (in excess of 3 g/t Ag) over their entire length. Hole MM-13 was drilled above hole MM-03 and to the north west, to test areas of strong surface copper soil anomalies from earlier work conducted by Mine Finders, while Hole MM-15 was drilled at the same location to the south east on the west side of the Majuba fault to test the potential of that area.
The complete assay results are as follows:
|Hole||Angle||Total Depth||From (m)||To (m)||Thickness (m)||Cu (%)||Ag (g/t)|
|MM-13||-56||135 m||0||135.0||135||0.02||3.04 g/t|
|MM-15||-45||257 m||0||257.0||257||0.05||4.3 g/t|
MAX recently completed and mapped the results of an extensive soil sampling program at Majuba Hill (see our news release of September 15, 2011) where a total of 834 soil samples were taken across a surface area in excess of 5,000 by 2,500 meters (m) with assay results obtained as high as 1.53% Cu and 209 g/t Ag. In addition, MAX acquired historic reports prepared by the United States Bureau of Mines (USBM Report of Investigations #4378, 1948) that reported assay results from drilling undertaken at the past producing Majuba Hill mine in 1943. The USBM drilled two short horizontal holes into the walls of the drifts, aimed toward the west. The first hole averaged 0.73% Cu over its entire length of 46 feet and 0.75 oz/t Ag over 16 feet. The second hole contained 2.0% Cu and 0.70 oz/t Ag over the entire 45 feet. This area, underneath the Copper Stope, will be explored during the coming fall drill program.
Clancy Wendt, P. Geo, VP Exploration of MAX Resource Corp., states "we are extremely pleased with these initial results from our drilling at Majuba Hill. The high-grade silver and copper results from hole MM-03, combined with the recent soil sampling results that indicate that high-grade copper and silver mineralization exists well beyond the immediate area of the past producing Majuba Hill mine, serves to confirm our theory that Majuba Hill is a newly defined copper/silver porphyry system that is highly prospective for the discovery of economic mineralization. We eagerly look forward to receipt of the outstanding assays from the five additional holes drilled at Majuba Hill and to further drilling later this fall on the new target areas we have identified."
Analysis was performed by Inspectorate American Corp. Laboratories, an ISO certified facility in Reno, Nevada, using fire assay and multi-element (ICP-ES) techniques producing assays for a 14 element suite of minerals. Standards and duplicates were used for quality control of the samples. After the core is logged for each drill hole, the location of each site is located using a GPS in UTM coordinates using NAD 27 datum. The core is then split and put into a sample bag which is labeled for each interval and a sample card tag put in each sample bag and taken from the core facility to the Inspectorate Laboratories. A map showing the location of the drill holes completed at Majuba Hill is now 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 lies 30 miles northwest of Coeur d'Alene's Rochester mine (which has produced 127 million ounces of silver and 1.5 million ounces of gold since 1986) and is easily accessed via 23 miles of well-maintained dirt roads leading from U.S. Interstate 80. For more detailed information on the Majuba Hill copper/silver project, 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.
About MAX Resource Corp.
MAX Resource Corp. is a Canadian exploration company with a diversified portfolio of mineral exploration projects in the Western United States. We are well-funded, and currently focused on precious metals in Nevada, with four gold and silver properties being actively explored in 2011. For more information, please visit our web site at www.maxresource.com.
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