Intrepid Metals Acquires Additional Mining Claims at Corral Copper Project in Arizona
New acquisition expands the total land package to 8,972 acres (3,631 hectares)
Additional 22 unpatented lode mining claims and technical data
An advanced stage, 100% controlled copper project in Arizona
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Intrepid Metals Corp. (TSX-V: INTR) (OTC: IMTCF) (“Intrepid” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the Company continues its consolidation efforts at its new district scale, advanced exploration copper property, the Corral Copper Project (the “Project”), in Cochise County, Arizona. The Company has entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement (the “Agreement”) for an additional 22 unpatented lode mining claims (the “Sara Claim Group") from Clive Bailey, a local landowner and Arizona-based Professional Geologist. The new acquisition adds an additional 472.5 acres (191 hectares) to the Project for a total land package of 8,972 acres (3,631 hectares).
“We are continuing to build positive relationships with local stakeholders and are very pleased to add another 22 lode mining claims to our Corral Copper Project,” said Ken Brophy, CEO of Intrepid. “These new claims were identified as an integral part of our expanded land package and had considerable exploration work completed throughout the claim package previously. We look forward to our technical team evaluating all the newly acquired data as part of our continued efforts to unlock the value from the district scale opportunity the Corral Copper Project presents.”
While no recorded diamond drilling is known to have been conducted in the Sara Claim Group, initial exploration has consisted of trenching, grab and chip sampling, mapping, geophysical surveys, and geochemical work. The Sara Claim Group is viewed as a tertiary-aged low-sulfidation system with historical work focused primarily on gold.
The terms of the Agreement are as follows:
Intrepid shall pay the vendor $10,000 USD upon closing and shall issue 100,000 common shares for 100% of the Sara Claim Group property.
The closing of the acquisition of the Sara Claim Group is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
The vendor is arm’s length to the Company.
No finder’s fees are payable in connection with this transaction.
About Corral Copper
The Project is a district scale, 100% controlled advanced exploration and development opportunity in Cochise County, Arizona. The Project is located 15 miles east of the famous mining town of Tombstone and 22 miles north of the historical Bisbee mining camp which produced more than 8 billion pounds of copper with grades of up to 23%. Production from the Bisbee mining camp is not necessarily indicative of the mineral potential at the Project.
The district has a mining history dating back to the late 1800s, with several small mines extracting copper from the area in the early 1900s, producing several thousand tons with grades up to 9.2% copper. Between 1950 and 2008, various companies explored parts of the district, but the effort was uncoordinated, non-synergistic and focused on discrete land positions and commodities due to the fragmented ownership. The previous fragmented land ownership has acted as a barrier in the advancement of the district and Intrepid has now consolidated over 8,972 acres (3,631 hectares) and been able to secure data from various sources which provides a solid foundation in creating geological interpretations and identifying new target areas.
Anglo American began exploring the district in 2016, conducted mapping and airborne geophysics which identified numerous new target areas through the district. Intrepid has acquired Anglo American's data package and in exchange, Anglo American has retained an interest over a portion of the project area in the form of a right of first refusal over transfers if certain conditions are met.
Intrepid is confident that by combining modern exploration techniques with historical data and with a clear focus on responsible development, the Project can quickly become an advanced exploration stage project and move towards feasibility level studies.
Dr. Chris Osterman, P. Geo, a consultant of the Company, is a Qualified Person ("QP") as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Dr. Osterman has reviewed and is responsible for the technical information disclosed in this news release.
About Intrepid Metals Corp.
Intrepid Metals Corp. is a Canadian company focused on exploring for high-grade copper, silver, lead, and zinc mineral projects in proximity to producing mines in south-eastern Arizona, USA. The Company has acquired several drill ready projects, including the Corral Copper Project (a district scale advanced exploration and development opportunity), the Tombstone South Project (within the historical Tombstone mining district with geological similarities to the Taylor Deposit, which was purchased for $1.3B in 2018) both of which are located in Cochise County, Arizona and the Mesa Well Project located in the Laramide Copper Porphyry Belt in Arizona. Intrepid has assembled an exceptional team with considerable experience in evaluating and developing exploration projects within North America. Intrepid is traded on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) under the symbol “INTR” and the OTC Markets under the symbol OTC: IMTCF. For more information, visit www.intrepidmetals.com.
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