Vancouver, British Columbia, December 21, 2020: Prismo Metals Inc. (the “Company” or “Prismo“) (CSE: PRIZ) is pleased to provide an update of the drilling program underway at its Palos Verdes project, located in Concordia Municipality, Sinaloa, Mexico. The Company has completed its 2020 drilling campaign with four holes totaling 436.8 metres of a planned 500-metre program. Three holes focused on testing the Palos Verdes vein lateral to, and below, the 8.4 g/t Au and 2,336 g/t Ag, over 0.8m true width drilled in May 2018 (See Prismo press release of September 30, 2020). The fourth hole tested a northwest-trending shear zone that was traced across the property just before the drilling program. Problems with the drill rig mean the planned fifth hole may not be completed until after the holiday break.
The three Palos Verdes vein holes cut zones between 10 and 20 metres wide (estimated true thickness) laced with multiple, closely spaced, variably mineralized quartz veins and vein breccias. These multistage vein zones show several different styles and textures of quartz veining and sulphide mineralization. Some stages are dominated by pyrite, sphalerite, galena and chalcopyrite, while others show variable amounts of a very fine-grained black opaque mineral that may be silver sulphide (acanthite). Photos of core from typical vein intercepts are presented on the Prismo website at https://prismometals.com/project/the-palos-verdes-property. Assay results for 119 samples from the first three holes are expected by February 2021, followed by those for the fourth hole which should be submitted this week.
“We are delighted with the widths of multistage quartz veining cut in all four holes and the similarity of mineralization to our high-grade 2018 drillholes,” said Dr. Craig Gibson, President and CEO of the Company. “We are especially pleased with how the vein zone is widening with depth and look forward to returning after the break and continuing to drill this very promising vein system”.
Hole PV-20-07 cut 30.5 metres (drill length) of broken vein quartz with locally visible pyrite and sphalerite in a strongly argillized shear zone in the first test of a northwest-trending shear zone recently traced through patchy outcrops of quartz vein material and alteration for about 150 metres across the property. These scattered outcrops have long been believed to mark the trace of a largely hidden vein that was mined through now collapsed workings well south of the Palos Verdes Vein. This northwesterly trending alteration zone crosses the northeasterly striking Palos Verdes vein roughly in the middle of the Palos Verdes claim.
Table 1: Intercepts for the Palos Verdes vein drilling from the December 2020 Prismo program.
|PV-20-06||55||83||28||20||Wide zone of discrete quartz veins separated by andesite with quartz and stockwork veining|
|PV-20-07||44||75||30.5||?||Variable quartz veining in sheared and argillized andesite, local pyrite and sphalerite|
|PV-20-08||89||112||23||14||Wide zone of discrete quartz veins separated by andesite with quartz and stockwork veining|
|PV-20-09||77.5||95||17||12||Discrete quartz veins in andesite, local abundant sphalerite-pyrite bands|
*Approximate depths. True width estimated based on the drill hole azimuth and inclination and vein dip.
Table 2: 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 kilometres NE of Mazatlán, Sinaloa, in 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 metres 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 metres 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 https://prismometals.com/project/the-palos-verdes-property). This mineralization is open in all directions and the current 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. (TSXV: VZLA) have reported considerable success recently. Palos Verdes currently constitutes the material property of the Company.
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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