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  • New drill results from Cañada Honda return best gold grade and thickness intercept
  • Results indicate copper and gold mineralization is expanding to the west and over broader intervals, and remains open downdip and to the east
  • Results in the east of the target area included a near-surface gold intercept, with elevated silver grades
  • Wide-spaced stepout drilling underway to test continuity of copper-gold mineralization coincident with a 2-kilometer-long gravity anomaly


Pan Global Resources Inc. (TSX-V: PGZ) (OTCQX: PGZFF) (FSE: 2EU) is pleased to announce results for three additional stepout drillholes from the 11-hole drill program at the Cañada Honda copper-gold (Cu-Au) discovery, at the Company’s 100% owned Escacena Project in the Iberian Pyrite Belt, southern Spain. Drilling is continuing to test for extensions to the Cañada Honda copper and gold mineralization. Cañada Honda is located approx. 3.5km north of Pan Global’s La Romana copper-tin-silver (Cu-Sn-Ag) discovery, where further stepout drilling is also planned to continue.


“These latest drill results include the best gold intercept to-date at the Cañada Honda target and expands the copper-gold mineralization 80 meters to the northwest. Results also confirm additional near-surface mineralization in the east of the target area. The increasing width of the mineralization to the west and strong correlation with the geophysics are highly encouraging, indicating excellent potential for the mineralization to continue and improve along the two-kilometer east-west gravity target. Wide-spaced stepout drilling is progressing at Cañada Honda, with 13 drill holes now completed spanning a surface area of 450-by-300 meters,” said Tim Moody, Pan Global’s President & CEO.




  • Drillhole CHD11:
    • 4.3m at 1.70g/t Au, 17.7g/t Ag, from 38m, including
      • 1m at 4.16g/t Au, 34.6g/t Ag, and
    • 9m at 0.60g/t Au, 0.7g/t Ag from 66m, including
      • 2m at 1.33g/t Au
      • 1m at 1.44g/t Au, 3.8g/t Ag
  •  Drillhole CHD12
    • 17m at 1.58g/t Au, 0.5g/t Ag from 285m, including
      • 11m at 2.36g/t Au, 0.7g/t Ag and
    • 22m at 0.41% Cu, 0.20g/t Au, 1.6g/t Ag from 342m, including
      • 3m at 0.68% Cu, 0.61g/t Au, 2.6g/t Ag
  • Drillhole CHD13
    • 10m at 0.38g/t Au, 0.5g/t Ag from 132m, and
    • 10m at 0.35% Cu, 0.15g/t Au, 1.1g/t Ag from 242m
  • Hole CHD11 in the east of the target area extends the gold and silver mineralization 90m updip from hole CHD06 to within 40m from surface. The results confirm the mineralization is open to the east and copper grades are increasing downdip.
  • CHD12 drill results confirmed broad copper and gold intercepts coincident with the modelled gravity and induced polarization (IP) resistivity low targets. This includes the best gold grade-thickness intercept and widest copper intercept to-date at the Cañada Honda target. The results expand the mineralization a further 80m west of hole CHD05, and provide further confirmation of the potential for the mineralization to increase to the west, following a two-kilometer long east-west gravity target.
  • New downhole electromagnetics (DHEM) in holes CHD12 and CHD13 highlights potential continuation of the copper-gold mineralization for future testing.


“The results are further validation of the exploration models and methodologies that we are using. As most deposits in the Iberian Pyrite Belt occur in clusters, these latest results enhance the potential for additional discoveries at the many compelling geophysics targets yet to be drill tested within Pan Global’s Escacena Project area,” said Moody.


Two styles of mineralization are recognized at Cañada Honda:

  • Copper-gold volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) style mineralization (pyrite, chalcopyrite) including stockwork, semi-massive and massive-sulphides hosted within shales, similar to the host rocks at the former Aznalcóllar and Los Frailes mines, 4km to the east; and
  • Gold mineralization associated with quartz-sulphide (pyrite, and lesser chalcopyrite, sphalerite, and arsenopyrite) veins and stockwork within folded and fractured shale and quartzites, in the structural hangingwall above the copper-gold mineralization. The encouraging higher-grade gold drill intercepts at Cañada Honda are uncommon in these host rocks in the Iberian Pyrite Belt.


Table 1 – Cañada Honda Selected Drill Results


Hole ID From To Interval1 Cu Au Ag Co Pb Zn
m m m % g/t g/t ppm ppm ppm
CHD11 38.75 43.0 4.25 0.05 1.70 17.7 96 1357 1980
incl. 38.8 39.8 1.0 0.09 2.66 31.0 98 3080 5440
incl. 42.0 43.0 1.0 0.07 4.16 34.6 256 1925 2130
and 66.0 75.0 9.0 0.01 0.60 0.7 34 22 53
incl. 68.0 70.0 2.0 0.01 1.33 <0.25 32 5 46
Incl. 74.0 75.0 1.0 0.04 1.44 3.8 80 116 81
CHD12 79.0 92.4 13.4 <0.01 0.32 0.3 56 41 86
and 285.0 302.0 17.0 0.03 1.58 0.5 101 12 39
incl. 289.0 300.0 11.0 0.05 2.36 0.7 143 17 43
incl. 289.0 298.0 9.0 0.05 2.79 0.8 167 20 42
incl. 289.0 291.0 2.0 <0.01 8.20 0.5 207 16 36
and 342.0 364.0 22.0 0.41 0.20 1.6 94 40 89
Incl. 358.0 361.0 3.0 0.68 0.61 2.6 158 63 99
CHD13 132.0 142.0 10.0 0.07 0.38 0.5 38 15 56
incl. 132.0 133.0 1.0 0.42 1.30 1.7 135 57 122
and 242.0 252.0 10.0 0.35 0.15 1.1 172 23 115
incl. 248.0 250.0 2.0 0.80 0.14 2.9 267 17 160
1 Approximate true thickness


Table 2 – Cañada Honda Drillhole Collar Information


Hole ID Easting2 Northing2 Azimuth (º) Dip (º) Length (m)
CHD11 737324 4156328 180 -70 178.9
CHD12 737155 4156476 180 -75 396.6
CHD13 737118 4156355 170 -75 271.8
2 Coordinate system: UTM29N ERTS89



About the Escacena Project


The Escacena Project comprises a large, contiguous, 5,760-hectare land package controlled 100% by Pan Global in the east of the Iberian Pyrite Belt. Escacena is located near the operating mine at Riotinto and is immediately adjacent to the former Aznalcóllar and Los Frailes mines where Minera Los Frailes/Grupo México is in the final permitting stage with construction anticipated to start in 2024. The Escacena Project hosts Pan Global’s La Romana copper-tin-silver and Cañada Honda copper-gold discoveries and a number of other prospective targets, including, Bravo, Barbacena, El Pozo, Romana Norte, San Pablo, Zarcita, Hornitos, La Jarosa, and Romana Deep, and most recently Cortijo.


About Pan Global Resources


Pan Global Resources Inc. is actively targeting copper-rich mineral deposits, given copper’s compelling supply-demand fundamentals and outlook for strong long-term prices as a critical metal for global electrification and energy transition. The Company’s flagship Escacena Project is located in the prolific Iberian Pyrite Belt in southern Spain, where a favourable permitting track record, excellent infrastructure, mining and professional expertise, and support for copper as a Strategic Raw Material by the European Commission collectively define a tier-one jurisdiction for mining investment. The Pan Global team comprises proven talent in exploration, discovery, development, and mine operations – all of which are committed to operating safely and with utmost respect for the environment and our partnered communities. The Company is a member, and operates under the principles. of the United Nations Global Compact.


QA/QC Procedures


Core size was HQ (63mm) and all samples were ½ core. Nominal sample size was 1m core length and ranged from 0.5 to 2m. Sample intervals were defined using geological contacts with the start and end of each sample physically marked on the core. Diamond blade core cutting and sampling was supervised at all times by Company staff. Duplicate samples of ¼ core were taken approximately every 30 samples and Certified Reference materials inserted every 25 samples in each batch.


Samples were delivered to ALS laboratory in Seville, Spain and assayed at the ALS laboratory in Ireland. All samples were crushed and split (method CRU-31, SPL22Y), and pulverized using (method PUL-31). Gold analysis was by 50gm fire assay with ICP finish (method Au-ICP22) and multi element analysis was undertaken using a 4-acid digest with ICP AES finish (method ME-ICP61). Over grade base metal results were assayed using a 4-acid digest ICP AES (method OG-62).


Qualified Persons


Álvaro Merino. Vice President Exploration for Pan Global Resources and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has approved the scientific and technical information for this media release. Mr. Merino is not independent of the Company.



Figure 1 – Cañada Honda gravity anomaly map showing drillhole locations, new DHEM targets, and cross-section location A-A’ (Figure 2) (CNW Group/Pan Global Resources Inc.)




Figure 2 – Cross section A-A’, showing select assay results, and simplified geology for new widely-spaced drillholes CHD12 and CHD13. The results in hole CHD12 highlight increasing copper-gold downdip coincident with the DHEM target, and the mineralization remains wide-open. (CNW Group/Pan Global Resources Inc.)




Figure 3 – Cross section B-B’, showing simplified geology and select assay results for new drillhole CHD11 and hole CHD06 (reported September 8, 2023). The results show copper-gold increasing down dip in the sulfide zone and remains wide-open. (CNW Group/Pan Global Resources Inc.)


Posted April 17, 2024

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