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Arizona Metals Intersects 25.6 m at 2.1 g/t AuEq (incl. 1.5 m at 9.0 g/t AuEq), 21.5 m at 1.8 g/t AuEq (incl. 4.1 m at 5.2g/t AuEq), and 0.5 m at 37 g/t AuEq in Kay Shallow Drilling

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Arizona Metals Intersects 25.6 m at 2.1 g/t AuEq (incl. 1.5 m at 9.0 g/t AuEq), 21.5 m at 1.8 g/t AuEq (incl. 4.1 m at 5.2g/t AuEq), and 0.5 m at 37 g/t AuEq in Kay Shallow Drilling

 

 

 

 

 

Arizona Metals Corp. (TSX: AMC) (OTCQX: AZMCF) is pleased to announce the latest drill results from the Kay Mine Project in Arizona. Six new drill holes at the Kay Mine Deposit continue to demonstrate the continuity and expansion potential of the deposit, particularly in extending mineralization toward surface and to the south through shallow drilling.

 

Highlights of the recent drilling include:

  • Hole KM-23-127 intersected 25.6 m at 2.1 g/t gold equivalent, including 1.5 m at 9.0 g/t AuEq, from a vertical depth of 95 m. This hole extended mineralization 32 m to the south of hole KM-23-125, leaving shallow mineralization open in this direction for follow-up drilling, and shows excellent continuity of thick mineralization below and south of KM-23-123 (28.1 m at 1.0% CuEq).
  • Hole KM-23-128 returned 21.5 m at 1.8 g/t AuEq, including 4.1 m at 5.2 g/t AuEq, from a vertical depth of 222 m. This hole confirmed continuous mineralization in a 90 m gap along the southern edge of the deposit.
  • Hole KM-23-132 intersected 26.5 m at 1.9% CuEq, including 2.4 m at 4.0% CuEq and 2.7 m at 4.4% CuEq, from a vertical depth of 222 m. This hole demonstrated excellent continuity between previous holes KM-21-18A (32.5 m at 1.9% CuEq) and KM-21-44 (23.9 m at 1.8% CuEq).
  • Hole KM-23-133 intersected 12.8 m at 1.8% CuEq and 22.1 m at 0.64% CuEq, including 0.5 m @ 36.8 g/t AuEq, from a vertical depth of 214 m. This hole returned the third-highest gold assay on the project to date and confirms excellent thicknesses of mineralization in the 96 m gap between holes KM-21-32 and KM-21-29.

 

Marc Pais, CEO, commented, “These new drill results from the Kay Deposit continue to point to its expansion potential, in this case extending shallow gold-rich mineralization 32 m south of previous drilling.

 

We will continue to test these shallower portions of the deposit along more than 350 m of strike length defined to date, while also expanding mineralization with the second rig targeting northern and southern extensions of the Kay Deposit as part of our resource definition program.”

 

With the completion of recent drill holes, Arizona Metals has drilled a total of 104,000 meters on the Property. The Company is fully funded (with $40 million in cash as of Sept 30, 2023) to complete the remaining 55,000 m of the 76,000 m Phase 3 drill program.

 

Kay Deposit Shallow Drilling

 

KM-23-127

  • 25.6 m @ 2.1 g/t AuEq, including 1.5 m @ 9.0 g/t AuEq.
  • Extended mineralization 32 m to the south of hole KM-23-125, leaving shallow mineralization open in this direction for follow-up drilling, and shows excellent continuity of thick mineralization below and south of KM-23-123 (28.1 m @ 1.0% CuEq).

 

KM-23-129

  • No significant assays.

 

Kay Deposit Drilling

 

KM-23-128

  • 21.5 m @ 1.8 g/t AuEq, including 4.1 m @ 5.2 g/t AuEq.
  • Confirmed continuous mineralization in a 90-m gap along the southern edge of the deposit.

 

KM-23-130

  • No significant assays.

 

KM-23-132

  • 26.4 m @ 1.9% CuEq, including 2.4 m @ 4.0% CuEq and 2.7 m @ 4.4% CuEq.
  • Demonstrated excellent continuity between previous holes KM-21-18A (32.5 m @ 1.9% CuEq) and KM-21-44 (23.9 m @ 1.8% CuEq).

 

KM-23-133

  • 12.8 m @ 1.8% CuEq and 22.1 m @ 0.64% CuEq, including 0.5 m @ 36.8 g/t AuEq.
  • This hole returned the third-highest gold assay on the project to date, 28.7 g/t Au
    (407.5-408 m).
  • Confirms excellent thicknesses of mineralization in the 96 m gap between holes KM-21-32 and KM-21-29

 

KM-23-135

  • 1.2 m @ 3.8 g/t AuEq.
  • Falling in the 67-m gap between holes KM-23-128 above (21.5 m @ 1.8 g/t AuEq) and KM-21-47 below (2.0 m @ 9.0 g/t AuEq), this hole confirms good continuous gold grades along the southern portion of the deposit in this area.

 

The true width of mineralization is estimated to be 50% to 99% of reported core width, with an average of 76%. (2) Assumptions used in USD for the copper and gold metal equivalent calculations were metal prices of $4.63/lb Copper, $1937/oz Gold, $25/oz Silver, $1.78/lb Zinc, and $1.02/lb Pb. Assumed metal recoveries (rec.), based on a preliminary review of historic data by SRK and ProcessIQ[1], were 93% for copper, 92% for zinc, 90% for lead, 72% silver, and 70% for gold. The following equation was used to calculate copper equivalence: CuEq = Copper (%) (93% rec.) + (Gold (g/t) x 0.61)(72% rec.) + (Silver (g/t) x 0.0079)(72% rec.) + (Zinc (%) x 0.3844)(93% rec.) +(Lead (%) x 0.2203)(93% rec.). The following equation was used to calculate gold equivalence: AuEq = Gold (g/t)(72% rec.) + (Copper (%) x 1.638)(93% rec.) + (Silver (g/t) x 0.01291)(72% rec.) + (Zinc (%) x 0.6299)(93% rec.) +(Lead (%) x 0.3609)(93% rec.). Analyzed metal equivalent calculations are reported for illustrative purposes only. The metal chosen for reporting on an equivalent basis is the one that contributes the most dollar value after accounting for assumed recoveries.
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1 SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc., March 2022, Updated Metallurgical Review, Kay Mine, Arizona. Report 3CA061.004

 

 

About Arizona Metals Corp

 

Arizona Metals Corp owns 100% of the Kay Mine Project in Yavapai County, which is located on a combination of patented and BLM claims totaling 1,300 acres that are not subject to any royalties. An historic estimate by Exxon Minerals in 1982 reported a “proven and probable reserve of 6.4 million short tons at a grade of 2.2% copper, 2.8 g/t gold, 3.03% zinc, and 55 g/t silver.” The historic estimate at the Kay Deposit was reported by Exxon Minerals in 1982. (Fellows, M.L., 1982, Kay Mine massive sulphide deposit: Internal report prepared for Exxon Minerals Company)

 

*The Kay Mine historic estimate has not been verified as a current mineral resource. None of the key assumptions, parameters, and methods used to prepare the historic estimate were reported, and no resource categories were used.  Significant data compilation, re-drilling and data verification may be required by a Qualified Person before the historic estimate can be verified and upgraded to be a current mineral resource. A Qualified Person has not done sufficient work to classify it as a current mineral resource, and Arizona Metals is not treating the historic estimate as a current mineral resource.

 

The Kay Mine is a steeply dipping VMS deposit that has been defined from a depth of 60 m to at least 900 m. It is open for expansion on strike and at depth.

 

The Company also owns 100% of the Sugarloaf Peak Property, in La Paz County, which is located on 4,400 acres of BLM claims. Sugarloaf is a heap-leach, open-pit target and has a historic estimate of “100 million tons containing 1.5 million ounces gold” at a grade of 0.5 g/t (Dausinger, N.E., 1983, Phase 1 Drill Program and Evaluation of Gold-Silver Potential, Sugarloaf Peak Project, Quartzsite, Arizona: Report for Westworld Inc.)

 

The historic estimate at the Sugarloaf Peak Property was reported by Westworld Resources in 1983. The historic estimate has not been verified as a current mineral resource. None of the key assumptions, parameters, and methods used to prepare the historic estimate were reported, and no resource categories were used.  Significant data compilation, re-drilling and data verification may be required by a Qualified Person before the historic estimate can be verified and upgraded to a current mineral resource. A Qualified Person has not done sufficient work to classify it as a current mineral resource, and Arizona Metals is not treating the historic estimate as a current mineral resource.

 

Qualified Person and Quality Assurance/Quality Control

 

All of Arizona Metals’ drill sample assay results have been independently monitored through a quality assurance/quality control protocol which includes the insertion of blind standard reference materials and blanks at regular intervals. Logging and sampling were completed at Arizona Metals’ core handling facilities located in Phoenix and Black Canyon City, Arizona. Drill core was diamond sawn on site and half drill-core samples were securely transported to ALS Laboratories’ sample preparation facility in Tucson, Arizona. Sample pulps were sent to ALS’s labs in Vancouver, Canada, for analysis.

 

Gold content was determined by fire assay of a 30-gram charge with ICP finish (ALS method
Au-AA23). Silver and 32 other elements were analyzed by ICP methods with four-acid digestion (ALS method ME-ICP61a). Over-limit samples for Au, Ag, Cu, and Zn were determined by ore-grade analyses Au-GRA21, Ag-OG62, Cu-OG62, and Zn-OG62, respectively.

 

ALS Laboratories is independent of Arizona Metals Corp. and its Vancouver facility is ISO 17025 accredited. ALS also performed its own internal QA/QC procedures to assure the accuracy and integrity of results. Parameters for ALS’ internal and Arizona Metals’ external blind quality control samples were acceptable for the samples analyzed. Arizona Metals is not aware of any drilling, sampling, recovery, or other factors that could materially affect the accuracy or reliability of the data referred to herein.

 

The qualified person who reviewed and approved the technical disclosure in this release is David Smith, CPG, a qualified person as defined in National Instrument43-101–Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. Mr. Smith supervised the preparation of the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for this news release and has reviewed and approved the disclosure herein. Mr. Smith is the Vice-President, Exploration of the Company.  Mr. Smith supervised the drill program and verified the data disclosed, including sampling, analytical and QA/QC data, underlying the technical information in this news release, including reviewing the reports of ALS, methodologies, results, and all procedures undertaken for quality assurance and quality control in a manner consistent with industry practice, and all matters were consistent and accurate according to his professional judgement. There were no limitations on the verification process.

 

 


Figure 1. Long section displaying new drill holes reported in this release (labels highlighted yellow). See Tables 1-3 for additional details. The true width of mineralization in this area is yet to be determined. See Table 1 for constituent elements, grades, metals prices and recovery assumptions used for AuEq g/t and CuEq % calculations. Analyzed Metal Equivalent calculations are reported for illustrative purposes only. (CNW Group/Arizona Metals Corp.)

 

 

 


Figure 2. Cross-section view looking north at the Kay Deposit, showing assay intervals in drilling reported in this release. See Tables 1-3 for additional details. The true width of mineralization is estimated to be 50% to 99% of reported core width, with an average of 76%. (CNW Group/Arizona Metals Corp.)

 

 

 


Figure 3. Drill core from Hole KM-23-133, showing the 0.5 m interval 407.5 m to 408 m which intersected 28.7 g/t gold, 7.1% copper, 0.99% zinc, and 564 g/t silver (for an equivalent grade after assumed recoveries of 36.8 g/t AuEq). (CNW Group/Arizona Metals Corp.)

 

 

 


Table 1. Results of Phase 3 Drill Program at the Kay Exploration Project, Yavapai County, Arizona announced in this news release. (CNW Group/Arizona Metals Corp.)

 

 

 


Table 2. Full results to date of Phase 2 and 3 Drill Program at the Kay Deposit, Yavapai County, Arizona. See Table 1 for width and metal equivalency notes. (CNW Group/Arizona Metals Corp.)

 

 

 


Table 3. Full results to date of Phase 2 and 3 Drill Program at the Kay Deposit, Yavapai County, Arizona. See Table 1 for width and metal equivalency notes. (CNW Group/Arizona Metals Corp.)

 

 

 


Table 4. Results of Phase 1 Drill Program at the Kay Deposit, Yavapai County, Arizona. See Table 1 for width and metal equivalency notes. (CNW Group/Arizona Metals Corp.)

 

 

 

 

Posted March 8, 2024

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