District Announces Fall Field Program at the Copper Keg Project, Kamloops Mining District
Vancouver, October 13, 2021 - District Copper Corp. (TSXV: DCOP) ("District Copper" or the "Company") is pleased to announce plans for a Fall field program on the Company's Copper Keg project, located in the Kamloops Mining District, central BC. The program will consist of an Induced Polarization survey over the main Cu-porphyry target area on the property.
The Induced Polarization (IP) Survey will include approximately 23 line-kilometres. The survey is designed to provide coverage to depths in the order of 600-800 metres, which interpretation of historic data has indicated to be the primary exploration target. Quantec Geoscience Ltd of Toronto, ON has been contracted to carry out the survey, using its Titan 130 DCIP system. Work is expected to commence in the first week of October 2021.
In addition, the Company is pleased to report that a one-week mapping program was completed on the property during the Summer of 2021. The objectives were to develop baseline whole rock geochemistry of the lithologies present on the property, and to determine whether any significant trends in alteration and/or geochemistry exist on the property. Within the Nicola Group volcanics, five distinct units were identified during the mapping program. This is consistent with earlier regional mapping by Government geologists. The Guichon Batholith, which intrudes the Nicola volcanics, was observed to outcrop along the northeastern part of the claims in typically large, blocky, high-relief cliff faces. Tertiary Kamloops group basalts occupy the high relief plateaus in the southern portion of the claims. The Barnes Creek fault was observed to generally follow the trend of the intrusive contact between the Nicola Group volcanics and the Guichon Creek batholith.
Ten grab samples were collected for whole rock analysis at ALS in North Vancouver, BC, using their ICP-AES whole rock package. In addition, the samples were analyzed by ALS's 48 element four acid ICP-MS package. The samples were selected to characterize the whole rock geochemistry of the lithologies present on the property, and to determine any notable trends in alteration and/or geochemistry. Although the samples were not selected as potentially mineralized sites, the copper values ranged from 4.9 to 124.5 ppm and zinc values from 8.0 to 235 ppm.
District Copper President & CEO, Jevin Werbes comments, "We are pleased to finally be getting work underway at the Copper Keg project. Having used Quantec in the past and being very familiar with the top-quality work they perform, we are very confident this will take us to the next steps of exploration and will outline some compelling drill targets."
About the Copper Keg Property:
District Copper can acquire a 100% right, title and interest in and to the Property for an aggregate payment of $105,000, the issuance of 7,500,000 fully paid and non-assessable shares and expenditures of no less than $200,000 on the property (see Company release dated February 9, 2021 for details). The agreement has been accepted for filing by the TSX Venture Exchange.
The property is underlain by Kamloops sediments, Nicola Group volcanics and intrusive phases of the Guichon Creek Batholith. These rocks have been intruded by several phases of late-stage quartz feldspar porphyry and mafic dikes. The Nicola Group volcanics are reported to be in fault contact with the Guichon Creek batholith, although there are indications from historic assessment reports that an intrusive contact is also a possibility.
The central portion of the Guichon Creek Batholith hosts the large porphyry copper deposit located in the Highland Valley currently being mined by Teck Resources Ltd.. This property is located at the northern boundary of the Guichon Creek batholith, and District intends to explore the property using the porphyry style copper deposits in the Highland Valley as its exploration model.
The property was explored intermittently between 1970 and 2012. The exploration work was mostly repetitive and sporadic in nature restricted to limited outcrop sampling, small scale soil sampling and geophysical surveys, mapping and prospecting focused mainly on two large zones of clay alteration. Several short diamond drill holes are reported to have been completed for which results are not available.
A preliminary interpretation of historic assessment data is indicative of the surface footprint of a buried porphyry copper system. The combination of Nicola Group volcanics and intrusive phases of the Guichon Creek Batholith intruded by late multi-phase dikes along with sporadic geochemical anomalies, hydrothermal clay alteration and primary and secondary copper mineralogy supports the interpretation of a leach cap resulting from the weathering/oxidization supergene enrichment process of primary copper sulphides. Limited rock and soil sampling has returned copper concentrations within the interpreted leach cap that range from 0.025 to 0.76%. The copper mineralogy, weakly anomalous copper-silver-molybdenum soil anomalies, alteration assemblage (ranges from argillic to potassic) and intense post intrusive hydrothermal clay alteration suggest a buried porphyry copper system at depth. The Nicola Group and Guichon Creek rocks exhibit intense hydrothermal clay alteration whereas the late-stage dikes appear to be relatively fresh; not affected by the hydrothermal clay alteration.
Chris Healey, P. Geo., a Director of District Copper, is the Company's non-independent, nominated Qualified Person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101, Standards for Disclosure for Mineral Projects, and has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information disclosed in this news release.
About District Copper:
District Copper is a Canadian company engaged in the exploration for porphyry-style copper deposits in British Columbia. The acquisition of the Copper Keg project allows the Company exposure to an early-stage copper exploration project with excellent infrastructure in central British Columbia.
For further information, please visit www.districtcoppercorp.com to view the Company's profile or contact Jevin Werbes at 604-620-7737.
Jevin Werbes, President & CEO
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Forward-looking information in this news release includes statements regarding gold mineralization being traced in outcrop over a horizontal distance of 6,000m, the areas of anomalous to low grade gold mineralization being outlined; comments related to sediment hosted intrusion related orogenic gold deposits and the approximate dimensions of the mineralized zones.
In connection with the forward-looking information contained in this news release, District Copper has made numerous assumptions regarding, among other things: the geological advice that District Copper has received is reliable and is based upon practices and methodologies which are consistent with industry standards and the reliability of historical reports. While District Copper considers these assumptions to be reasonable, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies.
Additionally, there are known and unknown risk factors which could cause District Copper's actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information contained herein. Known risk factors include, among others: the dimensions and shape of the mineralized areas may not be as estimated; the mineralization may not represent sediment hosted intrusion related style gold mineralization; uncertainties relating to interpretation of the outcrop sampling results; the geology, continuity and concentration of the mineralization; the financial markets and the overall economy may deteriorate; the need to obtain additional financing and uncertainty of meeting anticipated program milestones; uncertainty as to timely availability of permits and other governmental approvals.
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