Includes 315 g/t (10 oz/T) silver with 0.46 g/t Au over 0.5m
Vancouver, British Columbia, February 16, 2021: Prismo Metals Inc. (the “Company” or “Prismo“) (CSE: PRIZ) is pleased to provide results from its initial five hole, 573m shallow-level diamond drilling program carried out on its 100% owned Palos Verdes project, located in the famous Panuco-Copala Mining District in Concordia Municipality of Sinaloa, State, Mexico. The program was designed to test the nature and continuity of mineralization below and lateral to historic shallower-level reconnaissance drilling (See Press Release of 9/30/2020) and to test a newly inferred cross-vein.
To date, drilling geometry has been constrained by working off existing roads that are too close to the vein to allow drilling to desired depths. Permitting for drilling off new roads in more ideal locations is underway. This will not only allow drilling lateral to the high-grade intercepts from earlier drilling, but also drilling deeper in the vein system, a strategy that has been successful in other veins in the district.
All five holes cut mineralized vein ranging from weakly anomalous to the best hole (PV-06) which cut vein breccia and stockwork over 3.2 m (estimated true width) grading 69 g/t Ag, 0.13 g/t Au and negligible Base Metals, including a 0.5 m (ETW) sulfide-rich zone grading 315 g/t (10 oz/T) silver and 0.46 g/t gold with negligible base metals. (See Table 1 for results and https://prismometals.com/project/the-palos-verdes-property for maps and sections).
All four of the Palos Verdes vein holes intersected the vein between about 75 and 100m below the surface and in all cases the vein structure showed multiple discrete quartz vein stages lacing between breccia fragments showing distinctly differing mineralogy. Selective sampling of three discrete vein stages in surface exposures (Table 2) shows two extremes: 1. A precious metals-rich stage that reported 18 g/t Au, 1468 g/t Ag, 1.73 % Cu, 2.93% Pb and 10.1% Zn over 0.3m; and 2. A base metals-rich stage that reported 0.16 g/t Au, 110 g/t Ag, 0.2 % Cu, 9.2% Pb and 23.8% Zn. A similar variation is observed in individual samples from the drill holes as can be seen in Table 1.
Hole PV-20-07 was the first ever test of a clay altered shear zone that cuts across the Palos Verdes concession in a northwest orientation, and that hosts the inferred “Northwest Vein”, which Prismo geologists recognized by tracing isolated outcrops of massive, banded and brecciated quartz vein material. Hole PV-20-07 cut this shear zone obliquely near its intersection with the Palos Verdes vein and intersected a wide brecciated and sheared interval containing anomalous precious and base metals values but was not drilled at an orientation that allowed testing of the Northwest Vein.
“So far, all the drilling in the Palos Verdes vein has been very shallow and these new results, combined with older data, reveal the sort of variability of width and grade that we expect to see in the very top of veins in this district. This supports our interpretation that we are well above any coherent Bonanza-grade zones in the system and we are very eager to trace the Palos Verdes vein to greater depths and along strike,” said Dr. Craig Gibson, President and CEO of the Company. “We are also pleased to have confirmed the suspected Northwest vein and look forward to including it in our next campaign as we trace both veins to depth, hopefully into more consistent widths and grades.”
Table 1. Drill results for all Prismo and previously drilled holes at the Palos Verdes Project
|ProDeMin holes (previously released)|
Data for holes PV-01 to PV-05 was included in a news release of September 30, 2020.
True width of the intercept in hole PV-07 unknown.
Table 2. Assays for samples of the Palos Verdes and Northwest veins, Palos Verdes project.
|Palos Verdes Vein|
|58954||0.10||Sulfide rich vein with little gangue.||0.08||67.0||0.43||0.82||15.50|
|58955||0.15||Sulfide rich vein with 10% quartz.||0.16||111.5||0.19||9.20||23.80|
|58956||0.30||Sulfide rich band in 1m quartz vein||18.10||1,468.5||1.73||2.93||10.10|
|465801||0.50||Half of vein, quartz with sulfide band||6.17||45||0.15||1.12||1.62|
|465833||1.10||Quartz vein breccia with rock fragments||0.09||24||0.13||0.26||0.28|
|465834||0.60||Fault breccia with fragments of quartz||0.34||3||0.01||0.01||0.16|
|465835||1.80||Vein breccia with galena and chalcopyrite||0.02||4||0.03||0.02||0.05|
|465836||1.30||Vein breccia with sphalerite and galena||6.71||544||0.06||0.08||0.13|
|Prismo samples (one vein exposure)|
|58951||0.70||Quartz vein breccia, iron oxide and pyrite||0.03||11||–||0.05||–|
|58952||0.70||Quartz vein breccia with fine gray sulfides||0.06||14||–||0.11||0.06|
|58953||1.10||Quartz vein breccia, hematite and jarosite||0.02||8||–||0.01||0.01|
|465817||0.60||Banded quartz vein, traces of pyrite||0.11||19||–||0.03||–|
|465837||2.30||Quartz vein, traces of galena||0.11||31||0.01||0.11||0.19|
*Samples from the Palos Verdes tunnel and the older samples of the NW vein were taken by ProDeMin in 2017.
Table 3: Drill hole data for the Prismo December 2020 Palos Verdes drill program.
*Coordinates in UTM WGS84, surveyed with a handheld GPS (Garmin eTrex 30x), orientation with a handheld Brunton compass.
About Palos Verdes
The Palos Verdes project lies at the eastern, and topographically highest end of the historic Pánuco-Copala silver-gold district in southern Sinaloa, Mexico, approximately 65 kilometers NE of Mazatlán, Sinaloa, in the Concordia Municipality. The Palos Verdes vein is a member of the important north-easterly trending vein family, which provided much of the district’s historic production. The Palos Verdes concession (claim) covers 700 meters of strike length of the vein outside of the area of modern exploration. Shallow drilling conducted in 2018 on the Palos Verdes Vein was targeted 30 to 50 meters beneath largely barren vein outcrops and cut a well-mineralized multistage vein two to seven metres wide with narrow intervals of high-grade precious metal values and subordinate base metals (see table of intercepts at www.prismometals.com). This mineralization is open in all directions the planned drilling program is designed to follow it along strike and to depth.
Prismo is engaged in mineral exploration and the acquisition of mineral property assets in Mexico. The Company has an option to acquire a 100% interest in the Palos Verdes Property, which lies within the historic high-grade silver-gold Pánuco-Copala Mining District in northwestern Mexico where Vizsla Resources Corp. have reported considerable success recently. The company also has an option to acquire a 100% interest in the Los Pavitos property, located in the well mineralized Alamos region of Sonora.
For more information, please refer to the Company’s prospectus dated September 8, 2020 available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).
Dr. Craig Gibson, Ph.D., the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, a Qualified Person under NI 43- 101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has prepared and approved the technical content of this release.
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