15 November 2022

Tribeca Resources commences drilling at its La Higuera copper-gold-cobalt project in northern Chile

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  • Tribeca has commenced drilling of a planned 2,800m combined reverse circulation (RC) and diamond drilling program at its La Higuera copper-gold-cobalt project
  • The objective of the drilling is to test for interpreted covered extensions to outcropping copper mineralization and historic drill intersections
  • A geophysical gravity survey is also in progress to map the distribution of the iron oxide alteration (magnetite and hematite) under extensive gravel cover in the district

Tribeca Resources Corporation (TSXV: TRBC) (“Tribeca Resources”, the “Company”) is pleased to announce that drilling has commenced at the Company’s La Higuera Project in the Coastal Iron Oxide Copper-Gold (IOCG) Belt of northern Chile. The goal of the planned 2,800m combined reverse circulation (RC) and diamond drilling program is to test interpreted covered extensions to outcropping copper mineralization and historic drill intersections.

Tribeca Resources CEO and Director, Dr Paul Gow commented:

“We are pleased to be commencing drilling so closely on the heels of our TSXV listing in late October. The La Higuera IOCG Project provides the potential for a major copper-gold-cobalt discovery in this premier copper-gold belt. We are excited to be drilling two advanced targets at Gaby and Chirsposo, both of which are supported by historical drill intersections and geophysical data.”

La Higuera IOCG Project

The La Higuera IOCG Project comprises 4,047 hectares of granted mining and exploration licences and is located towards the southern end of the Chilean Coastal IOCG Belt in the Coquimbo Region of northern Chile. The project is hosted within Jurassic to Cretaceous age intrusive and volcanic rocks that form part of the Coastal Cordillera. The Project is located within, and adjacent to, the Atacama Fault System, a long-lived system of faults that extends for approximately 1,000 km in northern Chile and is associated with the major copper-gold deposits of the Coastal IOCG Belt. Prominent examples of these deposits include the Candelaria, Mantos Blancos, Dominga and Santo Domingo deposits

The La Higuera IOCG Project was the subject of historic geophysical (ground magnetic and Induced Polarization/IP) and drilling work from 2000 to 2013 (Figure 1), producing significant drill intersections including:

  • 285m @ 0.40% Cu, 0.08 g/t Au and 23.5% Fe from 100m (LH-RC-07) at the Gaby target, and
  • 82m @ 0.35% Cu and 19.2% Fe from 64m (CAB0006) at the Chirsposo target

Further information about the project can be found in the NI 43-101 Technical Report lodged by Tribeca on SEDAR on 24 October 2022.

Figure 1. Location of the Gaby and Chirsposo targets within the La Higuera IOCG Project outline.

Drilling Program

The drilling program will include approximately 2,800m of combined RC and diamond drilling, in an estimated 12 holes at the Gaby and Chirsposo targets. The approximate hole depths are proposed to be between 150m and 300m.

The objective of the drilling program is to test for interpreted shallowly covered extensions to the known mineralization at both the Gaby and Chirsposo targets (Figure 2). The extensions to mineralization are interpreted on the basis of IP geophysical data and the interpreted strike direction of mineralization based on outcrop mapping and correlations between the historic drillholes. The two targets are 3 km apart.

Historic drilling at the Gaby target stopped at the northern limit of the outcrop, where hole LH-RC-07 provided the thickest significant copper intersection (see above). The current drilling program will test up to 350m north and 60m up-dip of the intersection in LH-RC-07. At the Chirsposo target the drilling will test for mineralization around and along strike to the northeast from historic hole CAB0006.   Drillhole CAB0006 was a step-out by 200m under thin gravel cover (~25m thick), which yielded the best copper intersection at that target (see above).

Figure 2: Location of the proposed areas for drilling at the Gaby and Chirsposo targets. Both targets comprise interpreted extensions to mineralization known from outcrop or historic drilling.

Geophysical Gravity Surveying Program

In addition to the drilling activities, the Company is currently undertaking a gravity survey program over parts of the La Higuera IOCG Project with the objective of mapping the distribution of the iron oxide alteration (magnetite and hematite) under extensive gravel cover in the district. The gravity data will complement the ground magnetic and induced polarization (IP) data in mapping the distribution of iron oxide alteration that is commonly associated with the IOCG style of copper-gold deposit. The gravity survey is being completed by Geodatos SAIC, a well-known geophysical consulting group in Chile, with stations on a 200m grid with infill down to 100m in selected areas.

About Tribeca Resources:

Tribeca Resources is a copper exploration company focused on discovering and developing assets in the Coastal IOCG Belt of northern Chile. The company’s management team, whose members are significant shareholders of the Company, has world-leading expertise and a discovery history with iron oxide copper-gold deposits in the world’s great IOCG Belts of the Carajás district in Brazil and the Gawler and Cloncurry provinces of Australia.

Tribeca Resources’ objective is to provide the mineral resources for the next generation of copper mines in Chile. It is focused on building a portfolio of projects, with emphasis on mid to advanced-stage copper exploration and resource development projects. To this end, mineral targets are regularly assessed in pursuit of acquisition, strategic exploration and significant discovery.

Qualified Person

All scientific and technical information in this press release has been prepared by, or approved by, Dr. Paul Gow, who is the CEO of Tribeca Resources. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (MAIG), a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM) and a qualified person for the purposes of NI 43-101. Dr. Gow has not verified any of the information regarding any of the properties or projects referred to herein other than the La Higuera IOCG Project. Mineralization on any other properties referred to herein is not necessarily indicative of mineralization on the La Higuera IOCG Project.

On behalf of Tribeca Resources Corporation

Paul Gow   Thomas Schmidt
CEO and Director President & Director
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