TORONTO, Aug. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Collective Mining Ltd. (TSXV: CNL) (OTCQX: CNLMF) ("Collective" or the "Company") is pleased to announce assay results from two additional holes completed at the Apollo target ("Apollo") at the Company's Guayabales project located in Caldas, Colombia. Apollo is a newly discovered high-grade copper-gold-silver porphyry-related breccia and is one of eight porphyry-related targets situated within a three-by-four-kilometre cluster area generated by the Company through grassroots exploration at the project. As part of its fully funded 20,000+ metre drill program for 2022, there are currently three diamond drill rigs operating at the Apollo target with an additional rig being mobilized to site to begin the Phase II program at the Olympus target in August 2022.
"With assay results in hand for three drill holes and visual observations from additional holes either recently completed or underway, it is becoming abundantly clear that we are dealing with a large mineralized system. Importantly, Apollo appears to be blessed with multiple pulses of fluids depositing metal into the system resulting in high-grade bulk drilling intervals. Our reconnaissance work in and around Apollo suggests we may only be on the tip of the iceberg in terms of understanding this system as our technical team believes that the main breccia discovery at Apollo may be the first in a series of porphyry and breccia discoveries in this area," commented Ari Sussman, Executive Chairman.
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Details (See Table 1 and Figures 1 ? 4)
Three diamond drill holes with accompanying assay results confirm that the Apollo target has the potential to evolve into a significant high-grade, bulk tonnage mineralized system. New assay results for holes APC-2 and APC-1W are reported herein as follows:
APC-2 is the first hole drilled from a newly constructed pad located approximately 200 metres to the southeast of the initial pad from which drill holes APC-1 and APC-1W were drilled. APC-2 was drilled orthogonal to APC-1 and APC-1W and intersected bulk mineralization hosted within porphyry related breccia with overprinting carbonate base metal veins ("CBM").
APC-1W was drilled as a wedge hole from discovery hole APC-1 to the east and at a steeper inclination. The hole was stopped short of the target depth in a post-mineral dyke due to rig capacity issues. The hole was expected to re-enter the main mineralized breccia after clearing the dyke and extend the zone further to the south. Future drilling will test the area south of APC-1W to determine if mineralization extends beyond the post-mineral dyke in this location.
Table 1: Assays Results
|HoleI D||From (m)||To (m)||Intercept (m)**||Au (g/t)||Ag (g/t)||Cu %||Zn %||Pb %||Mo %||AuEq (g/t)*|
*AuEq (g/t) is calculated as follows: (Au (g/t) x 0.95) + (Ag g/t x 0.014 x 0.95) + (Cu (%) x 1.96 x 0.95) + (Mo (%) x 7.35 x 0.95)+(Zn(%)x 0.86 x 0.95)+ (Pb(%)x 0.44 x 0.95) utilizing metal prices of Cu ? US$4.00/lb, Mo ? US$15.00/lb, Zn ? US$1.75/lb, Pb ? US$0.9/lb, Ag ? $20/oz and Au ? US$1,400/oz and recovery rates of 95% for Au, Ag, Cu, Mo, Zn and Mo. Recovery rate assumptions are speculative as no metallurgical work has been completed to date.
** A 0.4 g/t AuEq cut-off grade was employed with no more than 10% internal dilution. True widths are unknown, and grades are uncut.
Figure 1: Plan View of the Guayabales Project Highlighting the Apollo Target
Figure 2: Plan View of the Apollo Target Area Outlining the Porphyry and Breccia Targets, their Related Soil Anomalies and Drill Holes Completed or Currently Underway
Figure 3: Plan View With Drill Hole Traces of the Main Breccia Discovery Made at Apollo
Figure 4: Apollo Target Cross Section N-S with Core Photo Highlights for APC-2
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Collective Mining is an exploration and development company focused on identifying and exploring prospective mineral projects in South America. Founded by the team that developed and sold Continental Gold Inc. to Zijin Mining for approximately $2 billion in enterprise value, the mission of the Company is to repeat its past success in Colombia by making significant new mineral discoveries and advance the projects to production. Management, insiders and close family and friends own nearly 45% of the outstanding shares of the Company and as a result, are fully aligned with shareholders.
The Company currently holds an option to earn up to a 100% interest in two projects located in Colombia. As a result of an aggressive exploration program on both the Guayabales and San Antonio projects, a total of eight major targets have been defined. The Company has made significant grassroot discoveries at both projects with near-surface discovery holes at the Guayabales project yielding 302 metres at 1.11 g/t AuEq at the Olympus target, 163 metres at 1.3 g/t AuEq at the Donut target and recently, at the Apollo target, 207.15 metres at 2.68 g/t AuEq, 89.4 metres at 2.46 g/t AuEg and 87.8 metres at 2.49 g/t AuEg. At the San Antonio project, the Company intersected, from surface, 710 metres at 0.53 AuEq. (See related press releases on our website for AuEq calculations)
Qualified Person (QP) and NI43-101 Disclosure
David J Reading is the designated Qualified Person for this news release within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") and has reviewed and verified that the technical information contained herein is accurate and approves of the written disclosure of same. Mr. Reading has an MSc in Economic Geology and is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and of the Society of Economic Geology (SEG).
Rock and core samples have been prepared and analyzed at SGS laboratory facilities in Medellin, Colombia and Lima, Peru. Blanks, duplicates, and certified reference standards are inserted into the sample stream to monitor laboratory performance. Crush rejects and pulps are kept and stored in a secured storage facility for future assay verification. No capping has been applied to sample composites. The Company utilizes a rigorous, industry-standard QA/QC program.
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