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Camino Continues to Expand Adriana Zone With Step Out Drilling






Camino Minerals Corporation (TSX-V:COR) is pleased to report results for the final three diamond drill holes completed as part of the 2017 drill program on the Adriana Zone at its Los Chapitos Project located in southern Peru. 



Select drill highlights are:


  • DCH-054 intersected 0.54% copper over 32.50 meters, including 1.26% copper over 7.30 meters;
  • DCH-056 intersected 0.40% copper over 59.50 meters, including 1.68% copper over 7.60 meters.



Holes DCH-054, DCH-056, and DCH-057 were drilled as step out holes targeting the shallow oxide copper mineralization on the southeast extension of Adriana.  These holes intersected  oxide mineralization further north than expected which was likely the result of  the increased brecciation related to the Carlotta cross structure [see slide 13 of accompanying presentation].  Hole DCH-054 was extended to depth and intersected the Diva Structure about 100 meters southeast from holes DCH-048, and DCH-049. This intersection was relatively deep in a tuffaceous horizon and is interpreted to be similar to the intersection in hole DCH-016 [see slide 16 of accompanying presentation] which undercut over 200 meters of high grade mineralization.  The Adriana Zone now measures over 600 meters along trend, up to 200 meters north from the Diva Structure, over 350 meters deep and is open in both directions along trend and to depth.



At the Vicky Zone, hole DCH-051 tested a peripheral target to the south of the main zone, and hole DCH-055 targeted a strong geophysical anomaly but was stopped in a fault zone well short of the anomaly. Neither hole intersected any significant mineralization.  Additional drilling is planned for this zone.



Proposed work for 2018 will include additional step out drilling to test the extensions of the Adriana Zone to the northwest and southeast towards the Katty Zone.  Ground crews completed two lines of soil sampling as a test across the Adriana Zone which yielded encouraging results, and as a result the soil survey is being expanded to cover the entire 6 kilometer long trend centered on the Adriana and Katty Zones.  Scoping level metallurgical studies will be completed on samples from the Adriana and Katty, and finally, permit applications will be filed so that sufficient drilling can be completed to support an initial resource estimation. 



Kenneth C. McNaughton, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., is the Qualified Person responsible for the Chapitos project.



Updated drill sections and summary presentation can be found on the company website at



Table 1: Selected Diamond Drill Results, (1,2) 



Pad #







Adriana Zone
DCH-054 Pad – 4 65.25 74.00 8.75 0.42 0.36
  -67.5/175 85.50 118.00 32.50 0.54 0.45
Incl.   101.70 109.00 7.30 1.26 1.17
    360.00 370.50 10.50 0.84 0.76
Incl.   361.50 364.50 3.00 2.25 2.14
    561.00 562.50 1.50 1.14 0.22
    568.10 571.00 2.90 0.59 0.05
DCH-056 Pad – 4 79.50 139.00 59.50 0.40 0.37
Incl. -55/175 130.60 135.20 4.60 1.68 1.60
DCH-057 Pad – 4 71.50 82.00 10.50 0.22 0.17
  -55/152 231.00 240.00 9.00 0.30 0.19


(1)True thickness to be determined.                                                                                 &# 160;                                 



(2)All samples were submitted for preparation and analysis by ALS Chemex at its facilities in Lima, Peru. All samples were analyzed using multi-digestion with ICP finish and select samples were analyzed for gold using fire assay with AA finish. Samples over 1% copper were reanalyzed using four acid digestion with an ore grade ICP finish.  Mineralized samples were analyzed for soluble copper by sequential leaching where they are first agitated at room temperature in a 5% sulphuric acid solution with the copper content measured by AA. The tails from the acid leach are then agitated in a 10% sodium cyanide solution with an AA finish to determine the amount of copper contained in secondary sulphides such as chalcocite and bornite.   One in 20 samples was blank, one in 20 was a standard sample, and one in 20 samples had a sample cut from assay rejects assayed as a field duplicate at ALS Chemex in Lima, Peru.




About Camino Minerals Corporation



Camino is a discovery-oriented mineral exploration company. The Company is focused on the acquisition and development of high-grade copper and precious metal projects. For more information, please refer to Camino’s website at


Posted January 30, 2018

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