Azarga Metals Completes Induced Polarization Survey on High-Grade Copper-Rich VMS Marg Project in Yukon
November 24, 2022 – Vancouver, B.C. AZARGA METALS CORP. ("Azarga Metals" or the “Company”) (TSX-V:AZR) is pleased to announce the successful completion of its induced polarization (“IP”) survey at its high-grade copper-rich Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (“VMS”) Marg project (the “Marg Project”) located within the Keno Hill Silver District, Yukon Territory.
IP surveys have long been employed with great success on other VMS projects throughout Canada and the World to locate and define disseminated VMS alteration-associated sulphide haloes often enveloping high-grade, Au-Ag-Cu-Zn-rich volcanogenic massive sulphides such as those found at the Marg VMS deposit.
During the field program it became evident that there were strong conductive formational graphite and barren sulphide-bearing ‘marker horizons’ that run the length and breadth of the Marg Project and that frequently occur as ‘cap rocks’ to the underlying VMS systems. This was positive for Azarga Metals’ IP program as pyrite and massive sulfide minerals were historically deposited by hydrothermal fluids. These minerals typically have a huge IP signature, especially when disseminated as smaller grain in a rock matrix.
The IP survey was accomplished with 50 metre spacings and the data was collected in a Constant Separation Traverse style, along the priority lines. The highest priority areas immediately adjacent to and over the Marg deposit were covered by the 2022 IP survey, however, due to winter weather conditions, a minor number of peripheral lines had to be deferred until a later date.
The IP survey results are expected to be released in December 2022 shortly after the final processing and interpretations are completed by Abitibi Geophysics Ltd.
ABOUT THE MARG PROJECT
The most recent NI 43-101 Mineral Resource estimate for the Marg Project (see Table 1 below) was completed by Mining Plus Canada Consulting Ltd. in 2016 and incorporated into a Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) for the project (note: the PEA title is “Revere Development Corp, Marg Project Preliminary Economic Assessment, Technical Report, Yukon Canada” and is dated August 31, 2016).
The mineral resource estimate in the 2016 PEA was prepared in accordance with NI 43-101 standards and is considered by Azarga Metals management to have a high degree of reliability, however, the resource has not been verified by Azarga Metals and is considered historical in nature. A qualified person representing Azarga Metals has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimate as a current mineral resource and Azarga Metals is not treating it as a current mineral resource.
Table 1 – August 31, 2016 Historical Resource estimate for the Marg Project at a 0.5% copper equivalent cut-off (combining high-grade and low-grade zones)1
|Category||Tonnage (mt)||Cu%||Pb%||Zn%||Ag g/t||Au g/t|
Note: 1. Where CuEq% was calculated = Cu% + 0.28 Pb% + 0.32 Zn% + 0.39 Au g/t + 0.0055 Ag g/t, which was assessed based on the following metal price and recovery assumptions: Cu price of 2.5 US$/lb and recovery of 80% (96.5% payable); Pb price of 0.8 US$/lb and recovery of 70% (95% payable); Zn price of 0.8 US$/lb and recovery of 90% (85% payable); Au price of 1100 US$/oz and recovery of 50% (90% payable); and Ag price of 16 US$/oz and recovery of 50% (90% payable).
James Pickell, P.Geo., a consultant to Azarga Metals and a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101, verified the data disclosed and has reviewed and approved the disclosure contained in this Press Release.
About Azarga Metals Corp.
Azarga Metals is a mineral exploration and development company that owns 100% of the high-grade copper-rich VMS Marg project located in the Mayo Mining District in Central Yukon, approximately 40 kilometres east of Keno City (which itself is approximately 465 kilometres by road north of Whitehorse).
AZARGA METALS CORP.
President and Chief Executive Officer
For further information please contact Doris Meyer, at +1 604 536-2711 ext. 3, or Gordon Tainton, at + 1-604-248-8380 or visit www.azargametals.com or follow us on Twitter @AzargaMetals. The address of the head office of Azarga Metals is Unit 1 - 15782 Marine Drive, White Rock, BC V4B 1E6, British Columbia, Canada.
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