Vancouver, BC – IMC International Mining Corp. (CSE:IMCX) (OTC:IMIMF) (FRA:3MX) (the “Company” or “IMC" is pleased to announce that it has commenced start up procedures for the up coming 2021 work program at its 100% owned 206.58 sq. km Thane Property in north-central BC. The 2021 work program is planned to include diamond drilling, soil and rock sampling, geological mapping, IP surveying and aerial studies that will include aerial photographs and LiDAR surveying. Request for proposals have been submitted for diamond drilling, while historical samples collected from previous years’ work is being reviewed and entered into the geological database.
The 2021 work program has been designed to follow up on the encouraging results from last summers’ exploration program. To date, the Company has identified six areas that host significant base and precious metal mineralization. They include, from south to north, the Cathedral, Cirque, Gail, CJL, Lake and Mat Areas.
Diamond drilling will focus on testing the depth potential of the copper-gold mineralization at the Cathedral Area. IP surveying will focus on the Cirque and Gail areas. Geological mapping, rock and soil sampling will follow up on all of the six identified mineralized areas found to date on the Property.
Work in 2020 at the Cathedral Area identified multiple areas containing significant copper-gold mineralization. The Showings within the main zone of the Cathedral Area have returned up 13.90% Cu and 6.85 g/t Au from the Cathedral Showing, 4.72% Cu and 1.33 g/t Au from the Cathedral South Showing, 11.10% Cu and 2.77 g/t Au from the Arc Showing and 3.13 % Cu and 0.32 g/t Au from the Gully Showing.
Grab samples from outcrop sources undertaken during the 2020 work program, which returned greater than 0.3% Cu, included:
Sample # Cu % Au g/t Ag g/t
2258 5.93 2.49 11.9
2275 0.462 0.015 1.66
2291 0.429 0.294 3.73
2305 0.377 0.876 1.91
2351 0.597 0.01 1.37
2417 0.5 0.014 7.17
3119 3.02 5.09 6.55
3148 0.647 0.054 23.8
Chip samples from outcrop sources, which returned greater than 0.3% Cu and/or greater than 0.2 g/t Au, included:
Sample # Width(m) Cu % Au g/t Ag g/t
2255 0.43 3.6 0.555 7.1
2264 1.5 0.093 0.223 0.73
2269 1.25 0.107 0.588 1.51
2280 1.3 0.313 0.07 1.5
2282 0.8 0.692 0.181 3.54
2286 0.6 0.067 0.269 1.11
2306 1.5 0.052 3.93 3.83
Styles of mineralization at the Cathedral Area include stockwork and disseminated porphyry-type and vein-hosted. Copper occurs as chalcopyrite and rare bornite. Late stage quartz veins containing high-grade gold values define the Pinncale Showing, located approximately 740 metres to the north of the main zone of the Cathedral Area. These veins have returned up to 20.10 g/t Au and 3.29% Cu.
Highly chargeable bodies of disseminated and fracture-controlled copper-gold mineralization appear proximal to and associated with an interpreted north-south trending moderately southeast dipping syenite. A tilted or off-set and possible hidden extension of a copper-gold alkalic porphyry system dominated by potassic, propylitic and sodic altered diorite, quartz monzonite/quartz monzodiorite intrusive phases is interpreted for the Cathedral Area.
The drilling program has been designed to test the geological model by targeting the anomalous IP zones that have surface expressions of significant copper-gold mineralization in both rock and soil.
At the Cirque Area, the soil sampling and IP survey will follow up on the significant results returned from the 2020 work program. The survey will be expanded to the east to cover the Gail Area, where up to 7.69% Cu of 2.84 g/t Au and 65.2 g/t Ag was returned from a geological mapping program undertaken by the Company’s subsidiary company (Thane Minerals) in 2012. Selected results from grab samples from outcrop sources collected by the Company in 2020 at the Cirque Area, that returned greater than 0.3 % Cu, included:
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