April 5, 2019, Vancouver, BC – Mundoro Capital Inc. (TSXV: MUN, www.mundoro.com) (“Mundoro” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce the completion of the initial target testing drill program at the Savinac and Bacevica exploration licenses (the “Freeport-Mundoro Projects”) in the Timok Magmatic Complex (“Timok”) in eastern Serbia. The exploration programs on the Freeport-Mundoro Projects are sole funded by Freeport-McMoRan Exploration Corporation (“Freeport“) as part of the earn-in agreement (“Agreement“) with Freeport, in which Mundoro has granted to Freeport an option to earn-in to the Freeport-Mundoro Projects. The Freeport-Mundoro Projects are located within the southern portion of Timok in eastern Serbia, one of the most prolific metallogenic domains in the Tethyan Belt with deposits such as the Cukaru-Peki deposit, the Bor copper porphyry underground mine and the Veliki Krivelj copper-gold porphyry open-pit mine (Figure 1: Freeport-Mundoro Project Location Map).
Teo Dechev, CEO & President of Mundoro commented, “Mundoro has benefited from establishing earn-in relationships to fund our exploration programs. Mundoro is appointed operator for Phase I and has completed, five months after closing the transaction, the first target testing drill program funded by Freeport. The 2019 exploration program will continue with follow-up geophysical surveys and alteration mapping. The geophysical surveys have been scheduled for Q2-Q3 2019 in order to be used for planning further drill programs. As a result of having optionee funded exploration programs, Mundoro conserves its cash. At the end of Q1-2019, the treasury of the Company was approximately C$3.2 million. Mundoro continues to have discussions with interested third parties seeking options on our available projects, confirming the growing interest in exploring the Tethyan Belt in Timok, Serbia as well as Bulgaria.”
Freeport-Mundoro Projects – Target Testing Drill Program
A total of 4,778 m of diamond drilling has been completed in seven drill holes. Planning has commenced for geophysics surveys and alteration mapping at both licenses as part of the 2019 exploration program. The aim of the initial target testing drill program was to test four target areas located along the 16-km elongated zone of extensive hydrothermal alteration defined by mapping and Cu-Mo-Au-Ag-Pb-Zn geochemical anomalies (see Figure 2: Map of Targets, Hydrothermal Alteration, Drill Hole Locations and Planned Geophysics).
Tilva Rosh (Savinac License)
- This target is a large area of 2.5 km by 1 km of advanced argillic alteration containing epithermal gold mineralization cropping out at surface as observed through trench sampling by Mundoro in 2013 which returned 12 m of 30 g/t gold and 171 g/t silver. Interpretation of drill results suggests the epithermal mineralization is proximal to a copper-gold porphyry system.
- Drill hole FMSC18006, was collared near this surface gold mineralisation and orientated to drill through the mineralization. Final depth of drill hole reached 1154.9 m.
- The drill hole intersected an interval for 263 m of fragmental volcanics from 190 m that display patchy-kaolinite texture with banded quartz-magnetite-specularite veins, which is suggestive for proximal porphyry source of the mineralization. A fault zone containing vuggy silica, massive pyrite, barite and patches of sphalerite cross cut the fragmental volcanics and returned a high grade interval of 7.3 m of 0.18% Cu and 3.22 g/t Au (2.39% CuEq) (see Table 1).
- At depth, the drill hole intersected diorite dykes that contain traces of chalcopyrite mineralization indicating relation to a porphyry source.
- Patchy texture, with dickite and pyrophyllite was also observed and mapped on surface 300 meters to the north of drill hole FMSC18006 and remains a compelling target for future testing.
- Targeting will continue with IP-Resistivity and CSAMT/NSAMT geophysics after which further drilling can be planned.
Markov Kamen (Savinac License)
- This area is another epithermal target identified by several copper-gold-in-soil geochemical anomalies related to 4 km by 1.2 km zone of argillic and advanced argillic alteration. It is located 2 km south of the Tilva Rosh target (see Figure 2). One hole drilled in 2015 at Markov Kamen intersected hydrothermal breccia, massive sulphides and vuggy silica, suggesting high-sulphidation type epithermal mineralisation controlled by northwest structures.
- Three drill holes FMSC18001, FMSC18003 and FMSC19007 tested the eastern contact of the advanced argillic zone. Results of note are (see Table 1):
- FMC19007 with 36 m of 0.25 g/t gold and 0.19 % copper from 65.0 m and
- FMC18003 with 22.7 m of 0.46 g/t gold from 78.7 m.
- All three drill holes were terminated in andesitic country rock that display propylitic alteration at the east. Measured contacts to the country rock suggest the advanced argillic zone and the epithermal mineralisation remain open towards the west.
- Drill hole FMSC18005 was collared at the central portion of the Markov Kamen advanced argillic zone and was drilled sub vertical into a magnetic low anomaly to a depth of 1269.1 m. Drill hole intersected dominantly advanced argillic alteration determined by the presence of strong and pervasive silica intervals and hydrothermal breccias with anomalous gold grades of:
- 7.1 m of 0.60 g/t gold from 308.4m;
- 12.3 m of 0.24 g/t gold from 395.7m;
- 12.0 m of 0.24 g/t gold from 469.0m.
- The advanced argillic zone remains open down plunge to the south and west beyond the vertical depth of 1200 m, where the drill hole was terminated due to the drill rig capacity.
- Targeting will continue with alteration mapping, IP-Resistivity and CSAMT/NSAMT geophysics after which further drilling can be planned.
Prekostenski (Bacevica License)
- This area is a copper-gold porphyry target identified from geochemical analysis surface sampling which resulted in 55 m of 0.28 g/t gold and 0.21 % copper located in the western portion of the Bacevica license. The exploration work identified chalcopyrite-magnetite mineralisation hosted by potassic altered diorite.
- Drill hole FMSC18004 confirmed the extension of the surface mineralisation to a depth of 68.6 m. Quartz-pyrite-chalcopyrite veins were observed hosted in potassic altered diorite porphyry and returned an intercept of 49.8 metres of 0.14 g/t gold and 0.13 % copper from surface (see Table 1).
- Detailed mapping, CSAMT/NSAMT and IP-Resistivity geophysics are planned in order to better define the lateral and vertical extension of the mineralised porphyry.
Orlovo Brdo (Bacevica License)
- This target is a broad zone of phyllic alteration of 3 km by 700 m with gold and copper anomalism located at the central portion of Bacevica license.
- One drill hole FMSC18002 was completed to a depth of 837 m. The drill hole intersected a zone of quartz vein stockwork mineralization related to potassic altered diorite at depth of 458 m overlain by phyllic alteration from surface. An intercept of0 metres of 0.23 g/t gold and 0.10 % copper from 458.0 m (see Table 1).
- Detail mapping, CSAMT/NSAMT and IP-Resistivity geophysics are planned in order to better define the lateral and vertical extension of the mineralised porphyry.
Table 1: Freeport-Mundoro Projects Diamond Drill Hole Summary Results
|Drill hole ID||From (m)||To (m)||Interval (m)||Copper (%)||Gold (g/t)||CuEq* (%)||Comments|
|FMSC18001||76.0||77.8||1.8||0.15||0.01||0.16||Markov Kamen North target; az.90/-50; drill hole length 392.8m|
|FMSC18002||258.0||264.0||6.0||0.07||0.16||0.18||Orlovo brdo target; az.260/-65; drill hole length 837.0m|
|FMSC18003||78.7||101.4||22.7||0.06||0.46||0.38||Markov Kamen North target; az.90/-60; drill hole length 365.9m|
|FMSC18004||4.0||53.8||49.8||0.13||0.14||0.23||Prekostenski potok target; az.260/-60; drill hole length 302.9m|
|FMSC18005||160.3||162.6||2.3||0.13||0.09||0.19||Markov Kamen North target; az.180/-80; drill hole length 1269.1m|
|FMSC18006||147.8||150.0||2.2||0.11||0.06||0.15||Tilva Rosh target; vertical; drill hole length 1154.9m|
|FMSC19007||65.0||101.0||36.0||0.19||0.25||0.36||Markov Kamen South target; vertical; drill hole length 455.6m|
Copper equivalent (CuEq%) is calculated using the formula CuEq = (%Cu) + [(g/t/AuEq) x (1/31.1035) x ($/ozAu)] ÷ [(22.0462) x ($/lbCu)]. Metal prices used are: gold price of US$1,268/oz, copper price of US$2.7/lb, the average for the last 3-year period. All thicknesses from intersections from drill holes are down-hole drilled thicknesses or outcrop sample length thickness and not true widths.
Drilling, Sampling, Analysis and Quality Assurance and Control
The drilling technique was triple tubed diamond drilling from surface for PQ and HQ, while for NQ was double tubed. The drill holes were generally cased from surface progressing from PQ to HQ at 260m on average, however exact depths vary from hole to hole. Drill hole orientations were surveyed at approximately 30 meters intervals. Drill core was oriented using the Reflex EZ-Trac and Devico Pee Wee tools, the bottom of the core was marked by the drillers and this was used for marking the whole drill core with reference lines. Company personnel monitored the drilling, with drill core delivered daily to the Company’s core storage facility where it was logged, cut and sampled.
Core recovery was measured and recorded continuously from the top to the end of the hole for every drill hole. Each run of 3m length was marked by plastic core block which provided the depth drilled. Core recovery is recorded as 96.3-100% in most intervals.
The drill core was sawn into quarter for PQ diameter and into two for HQ and NQ diameter, along drill core orientation line using a core-cutter and left half looking downhole was collected in bag and submitted for analysis, the other half is kept in tray and stored. Samples were collected at two-meter lengths from mineralised intervals and three to five-meter lengths from non-mineralised intervals with brakes for major geological changes. The samples were submitted to ALS Prep Laboratory in Bor, Serbia, for sample preparation and then internally submitted to ALS Romania and ALS Ireland for analysis. The samples were fine crushed to 2mm with 70% pass, split by rotary splitter to produce 1000 g sub-sample which was pulverized with 85% passing 75 um using. The samples were assayed using 50 grams charge for Au-fire assay with AES finish and multi-element method ME-MS61 – 48 element four acid ICP-MS. Samples returned above > 3 ppm Au, >1% Cu, >1% As and >100 ppm Ag were additionally analyzed with method OG62.
In addition to the laboratory’s internal QA/QC procedures, the Company conducted its own QA/QC with the systematic inclusion of certified reference materials every 20 and 30 samples, blank samples every 50 samples, field duplicates every 50 samples, crush duplicates every 50 samples and pulp duplicates at every 50 samples.
Technical information contained in this Press Release has been reviewed and approved by Mr. G. Magaranov, P. Geo., Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
On behalf of the Company,
Teo Dechev, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
About Mundoro Capital Inc.
Mundoro is a Canadian mineral exploration and development public company focused on building value for its shareholders through directly investing in mineral projects that have the ability to generate future returns for shareholders. The Company holds a portfolio of projects in Serbia and Bulgaria as well as an investment in a producing gold mine in Bulgaria. There are eight licenses in Serbia, four of which are optioned to JOGMEC, two licenses are optioned to Freeport-McMoRan Exploration Corporation and two licenses are available for joint venture. In Bulgaria, Mundoro has formed a Generative Alliance with JOGMEC. Mundoro’s common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “MUN”.
For further information please contact:
Teo Dechev, CEO, President and Director of Mundoro Capital Inc. at +1-604-669-8055
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Figure 1: Freeport-Mundoro Project Location Map
Figure 2: Map of Targets, Hydrothermal Alteration, Drill Hole Locations and Planned Geophysics