Camino Corp. is pleased to announce new rock chip sample results from the extensive Lidia Zone copper-gold system at the northern end of the Diva Trend at its Los Chapitos copper project. Underground samples from artisanal workings returned up to 5.12% copper and 9.33 gt gold with the vein samples measuring 0.3 to 0.6 metres in width . The Lidia Zone is a large 3 km by 4 km area that is geochemically anomalous for …
Camino Corp. (TSXV: COR) (OTC: CAMZF) (WKN: A116E1) (“Camino” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce new rock chip sample results from the extensive Lidia Zone copper-gold system at the northern end of the Diva Trend at its Los Chapitos copper project. Underground samples from artisanal workings returned up to 5.12% copper (Cu) and 9.33 gt gold (Au), with the vein samples measuring 0.3 to 0.6 metres (m) in width (Table 1). The Lidia Zone is a large 3 km by 4 km area that is geochemically anomalous for high-grade copper and gold, with 238 samples taken in 201819 averaging 0.78 % Cu and up to 23% Cu and 11 gt Au. The veins are hosted within part of the volcanic sequence that forms the Chocolate Formation, which is the main host of Iron-Oxide-Copper-Gold (IOCG) deposits found along west coast of Peru. The samples are comprised of copper oxides, chrysocolla, covellite, malachite, specularite, hematite, and quartz (Photos 1 & 2). Significant siliceous alteration is associated with the Lidia Zone and can be traced along the main Diva Structure to the southeast, where it intersects with the robust copper mineralization at the Adriana Zone (see January 19, 2021 news release). Camino’s 2021 exploration program will aim to determine whether the alteration at the Lidia Zone is part of a subsequent hydrothermal event and how it relates to the Los Chapitos IOCG system.
Jose Bassan, Chief Geologist at Camino, commented, “Hydrothermal veins and gold mineralization are commonly found at the top of an IOCG system. IOCG deposits can be formed by multiple hydrothermal events with different mineralizing fluid characteristics that are controlled by the same major structural feature, in our case, the Diva Trend. We have a large 3 km by 4 km area to add to our copper and gold exploration target at Los Chapitos.”
Jay Chmelauskas, CEO at Camino stated, “The high-grade copper and gold results that we see at the Lidia Zone may be geologically significant because they are hosted in the same “Chocolate” volcanics that host the large copper deposits along the west coast of Peru. We will explore to determine whether there is a series of veins to bulk mine or whether the high-grade mineralization leads to a large disseminated copper manto ore body. This is another large mineralized area that is under-explored on our 220 sq km Los Chapitos land package.”
Table 1. Copper & Gold Sampling at Lidia Underground Workings – Diva Trend
|SAMPLE||EASTING||NORTHING||ELEV.||Location Relative to Adriana Recent Drilling||Vein Width||Cu %||Au g/t|
|X072858||570642||8268880||1127||4 km north of Adriana along the Diva Trend||0.4||3.54||9.33|
|X072857||570642||8268875||1122||4 km north of Adriana along the Diva Trend||0.4||3.64||6.21|
|X072856||570642||8268885||1122||4 km north of Adriana along the Diva Trend||0.6||1.25||0.92|
|X072855||570642||8268880||1117||4 km north of Adriana along the Diva Trend||0.3||5.12||7.87|
Adriana 2017/20 Drilling
Figure 1. Lidia Zone – High Grade Copper & Gold
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Sampling & Geology
There is significant silicic alteration at the sample location that extends in a North-South direction with a shallow dip of 20 to 30 degrees to the Northeast. The mineralized veins are west-southwest of the siliceous body and in contact with the argillic and chalco-sodic alteration. The alteration is approximately 1 km in length and 200 metres wide. The same silicic alteration can be seen along the Diva Trend at mineralized malachite outcrops at Condori and also 4 km away at Olga, located next to the 2020 copper manto intercepts at Adriana. The pervasive silicification of the host rock has destroyed any of the primary volcanic textures. Further studies will focus on whether this siliceous alteration corresponds to a hydrothermal event subsequent to the diva trend mineralization or if it is part of the IOCG system to help guide future explorations of Los Chapitos.
At the location of underground workings at Lidia, four rock chip samples were taken across mineralization from two levels of a 15m deep vertical shaft. The workings have three levels spaced approximately every 5 meters and the samples were taken accordingly in level 1, 2, and at surface. The deeper level 3 was inaccessible. The three levels are parallel to the mineralization. The copper and gold mineralization has a North-South direction and near vertical dip with the levels extending approximately 10m, and the width of the mineralization between 0.3m to 0.6m as shown in Figure 2 and Table 1.
The geochemical analyses of the samples were labelled according to analysis batch “LI21063331” & ME-MS61 & Cu-OG62 & Au-AA23 and sent to ALS global based in Lima, Peru for analysis.
Figure 2. Diva Trend and the Underground Workings at the Lidia Zone
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Photos 1 & 2. Hand sample in the surface vein, quartz, malachite and chocolate formation
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About Camino Minerals Corporation
Camino is a discovery and development stage copper exploration company. The Company is focused on advancing its high-grade Los Chapitos copper project located in Peru towards potential resource delineation and new discoveries. In addition, the company has commenced field studies at its copper and silver Plata Dorada project. Camino is currently closing the acquisition of the Maria Cecilia copper porphyry. The Company seeks to acquire a portfolio of advanced copper assets that have the potential to deliver copper into an electrifying copper intensive global economy. For more information, please refer to Camino’s website at www.caminocorp.com.
Jose Bassan MAusIMM (CP) 227922, MSc. Geologist, a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical contents of this document. Mr. Bassan has reviewed and verified relevant data supporting the technical disclosure, including sampling and analytical test data.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
/S/ “Jay Chmelauskas”
President and CEO
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements: Certain disclosures in this release constitute forward-looking information. In making the forward-looking disclosures in this release, the Company has applied certain factors and assumptions that are based on the Company’s current beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Forward-looking information in the release includes the potential for large bulk mining IOCG ore bodies at Lidia, the prospectivity of future exploration work on the Los Chapitos, Plata Dorada, and Maria Cecilia projects, or that actual results of exploration and engineering activities are consistent with management’s expectations. Although the Company considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect, and the forward-looking information in this release is subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking information. Such risk factors include, among others, that actual results of the Company’s exploration activities will be different than those expected by management, that the Company will be unable to obtain or will experience delays in obtaining any required approvals and the state of equity and commodity markets. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
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