VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – May 2, 2016) – Indico Resources Ltd. (“Indico” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:IDI) is pleased to announce that the annual payment of US$2 million due in April 2016 towards the acquisition of a 100% interest in the Irmin Porphyry Copper-Gold Project has been made by our partners Aruntani SAC.
Aruntani have completed dressing the road for regular use. They are now working on obtaining permissions, licences and authorizations to start with the drilling program, as well as the construction of a chemical laboratory for the metallurgical test program.
The partnership with Aruntani will continue work to develop the leachable copper resource at Irmin with the aim of constructing a 25 Mtpa SXEW plant. Immediate plans will include additional drilling to expand the leachable copper resources and conduct metallurgical testing to complete a PEA on the leachable copper project.
In July 2014, Indico announced the maiden independent resource estimate for the supergene portion of Irmin. The Technical Report is available for review on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com under “Company Profiles – Indico Resources Ltd.” and on the Company’s website at www.indicoresources.com. Table 1 lists the estimated resources following Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (“CIM”) classification definitions at the cut-off grade of 0.1% recoverable (acid and cyanide soluble) copper. The recoverable copper cut-off, using sequential copper leach analysis, is used because it reflects a more conservative estimate of economically extractable material.
Table 1. Irmin Supergene Resources at 0.1% Recoverable Copper Cut-off
|Classification||Millions of Tonnes||Total Cu %|
Highlights of the mineral resource estimate are:
Significant hypogene (primary sulphide) mineralization underlies the shallow supergene mineralization at Irmin, with intersections of >0.2% copper occurring over 800 metres east-west, and 600 metres north-south. Mineralization continues to the north onto the neighbouring property, and last year was drilled by Pembrook Mining Corp. as part of their Pecoy project.
Once the above drilling is complete, Indico intends to complete an updated supergene resource estimate and Preliminary Economic Assessment for a 15,000 – 25,000 tpd, heap-leach, SX/EW operation, producing copper cathode at site.
About Indico Resources Ltd.
Indico is a mineral resource exploration company focused in the discovery and exploration of porphyry copper-gold deposits in South America. The Irmin Porphyry Project, located in the Arequipa Region of Peru, is the Company’s primary exploration project and is currently the main focus of exploration activities. For further information on Indico and the Irmin Porphyry Project, readers are referred to Indico’s website (www.indicoresources.com) and to Canadian regulatory filings on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Bob Baxter, (FAusIMM), Indico’s President and CEO and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for this news release. Mr. Baxter is not independent of the Company, as he is a director, officer and shareholder.
On behalf of Indico Resources Ltd.
Robert Baxter, President and Chief Executive Officer
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