Drilling to be much more focussed

In this year’s drilling season, Core Assets Corp. (CSE:CC; FSE:5RJ; OTC.QB:CCOOF) aims to prove just how significant its Silver Lime non-ferrous project in the Atlin Mining District of northwest British Columbia really is. The focus is on the target structures or “spokes” that the company has now identified as pathways for repeated polymetallic mineralisation events.

The company will shortly present its exploration results for the past year 2023 and announce its plans for 2024 in detail. In 2023, 89 surface rock samples were collected within the 9.5 km x 10 km mineralised footprint at the Silver Lime project (see Figure 1). Among other things, Core Assets has succeeded in extending the so-called Gally Trend to a strike length of 2.5 km with massive sulphide at surface, with grades of up to 680 g/t Ag and >36.4% Pb+Zn & 0.55% Cu. To date, a total of 9,809 metres of scout diamond drilling has been completed at the Silver Lime CRD porphyry project. This first-pass drilling has successfully confirmed the presence of high-grade Ag-Pb-Zn-Cu carbonate replacement mineralisation (CRD) at depth, as well as widespread porphyry Mo mineralisation and associated mineralised skarns.

Figure 1: Simplified plan of the Silver Lime porphyry CRD project showing 2023 surface sampling results (Ag). The target structures or "spokes" (highlighted in yellow) served as pathways for repeated mineralisation events where ore fluids evolved from Zn to Ag to Au while using the same pathways.

Nick Rodway, President & CEO of Core Assets, commented: “The team continues to discover significant, high-grade mineralisation at surface at Silver Lime, expanding the project’s surface footprint and metal showings.”

At the Gally target area, located immediately southwest of the Sulphide City porphyry, high-grade Ag-Pb-Zn mineralisation has been extended 850m along trend to the south (Figure 1), increasing the Pete’s-Sulphide City-Gally trend to a length of 2.5km. Samples of marble-bearing massive sulphide-carbonate replacement and sulphide-bearing veins in shale were collected along this trend extension in 2023 and returned grades up to 680 g/t Ag, >20% Pb, 14% Zn, 0.55% Cu, 0.75 g/t Au, 0.14% Bi and 155 ppm Te.

The Company’s longest and best drill intersections to date were achieved at the Pete’s and Gally targets in 2023 SLM23-028 intersected 6.40 metres grading 159 g/t Ag, 8.7% Pb, 7.7% Zn and 0.23% Cu from 27.43 metres depth, including 0.57 metres grading 301 g/t Ag, 11.5% Pb, 10.7% Zn and 0. 31% Cu, while SLM23-048 returned 8 metres of 139 g/t Ag, 3.5% Pb+Zn and 0.18% Cu, including 0.50 metres of 1,030 g/t Ag, 32.4% Pb+Zn, 1.16% Cu, 0.19% Bi and 270 ppm Te from surface.

Conclusion: As the successful results of the extensive surface sampling from last season show, Core Assets now holds the most important key to mineralisation at its polymetallic Silver Lime project. Exploration is efficiently following the “spoke structures” that appear to have served as pathways for repeated mineralisation events. The drilling planned for this year’s season is therefore likely to be much more focussed than previous First Pass drilling, which has also been very successful. The table is well set with prospective targets: The 10 km by 9.5 km Silver Lime project consists of a total of seven highly prospective target areas covering the full spectrum of mineralisation from porphyry Mo-Cu to Fe-Zn-Cu-Ag massive sulphide skarn (Sulphide City) and Ag-Pb-Zn-Cu-Au carbonate replacement mineralisation (Gally, Pete’s, Grizzly, Jackie) to sediment-hosted Ag-Au bearing quartz veins and Au-bearing base metal sulphide veins.

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