|By Marketwired .||
|July 21, 2014 06:00 AM EDT||
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/21/14 -- Copper Fox Metals Inc. ("Copper Fox" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:CUU) and its wholly owned subsidiary Desert Fox Copper Inc. ("Desert Fox") are pleased to announce that Desert Fox has completed the verification drilling program at its Van Dyke copper project in Arizona and other corporate activities. The Van Dyke oxide copper deposit is located in the Globe-Miami District, Gila Co., Arizona.
-- Six diamond drill holes (3,211.7m) were completed across the Van Dyke oxide copper deposit, -- Broad intervals of copper oxide and copper carbonate minerals were intersected in all holes, The copper mineralization is hosted in intrusive breccia, Pinal schist and granite porphyry, -- Two of the drill holes intersected weak quartz veinlet hosted chalcopyrite+/-molybdenite mineralization below the oxide copper mineralization, -- Copper Fox has requested that it be allowed to exercise its pre-emptive right and participate, through its wholly owned subsidiary Northern Fox Copper Inc., in a top-up of its investment in Carmax Mining Corp ("Carmax") (TSX VENTURE:CXM) by subscribing for an additional 1,960,878 units of Carmax at a price of $0.05 per unit (each unit will consist of one common share and one common share purchase warrant), and -- Copper Fox has purchased and located a total of 2,130 ha of mineral tenures contiguous to the Eaglehead project held by Carmax. This land will be sold to Carmax at cost.
Mr. Stewart, President of Copper Fox stated, "The visual observations of the core from Van Dyke are encouraging. Receipt of the assays utilizing different copper analytical methodologies are required to determine if a resource estimation should be commenced. All holes have been sampled for metallurgical testwork purposes and these tests are underway. The acquisition of the additional land contiguous to the Eaglehead project was completed to cover favorable volcanic rock on the west side of the project and intrusive rocks east and north of the Pass and Camp mineralized zones."
Van Dyke Project:
The Globe-Miami District hosts the Pinto Valley, Carlota, Miami-East and Miami-Inspiration copper projects (all currently in operation) and the mined out Copper Cities and Old Dominion copper deposits. The Van Dyke oxide copper deposit is located adjacent to the Miami-East and Miami-Inspiration operations.
The drilling program was completed with the objective to verify the historical estimate for the Van Dyke oxide copper deposit stated in a report authored by Clyde R. Caviness dated March 1, 1976 and entitled "Van Dyke Ore Reserve Report" (the "Caviness Report") on behalf of Occidental Minerals Corporation. The historical estimate is quoted as 119.2 million tons that averaged 0.52% copper using a 0.20% copper cutoff (estimated to contain 1.2 billion pounds of total copper - see the Company's news release dated April 12, 2013 for further detail). The Caviness Report was completed using 34 diamond drill holes and cutoff grades that ranged from 0.10% to 0.40% copper, and was based on diamond drilling and information compiled by other companies who reviewed the data for the Van Dyke deposit. Caviness estimated the volume of the mineralization on each cross-section within the deposit and estimated the volume of the mineralization between the cross-sections. The maximum distance of extrapolation used for the estimation was 400 feet between drill holes. Caviness used the extension of the mineralized trend, geology and grade of adjacent drill holes to extrapolate between the drill holes. The tonnage factor for the estimate was 12.5 cubic feet per ton. Copper assays over 2.5% were not used in the estimate. Caviness considered the estimate to be a geological ore reserve as no mining method was selected for the deposit. Caviness also identified several possible extensions to the deposit based on drill results.
(i)The historical estimate reported for the Van Dyke deposit is historical in nature, Copper Fox wishes to clarify that an independent Qualified Person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimate as current mineral resources or mineral reserves, and accordingly, Copper Fox is not treating the above historical estimate as current mineral resources or mineral reserves. In order to verify the historical estimate, additional diamond drilling, metallurgical testwork, updated cost assumption and metal pricing would be required.
Rationale for the Mineral Tenure Acquisitions:
The 1,149 ha of mineral tenures located by Copper Fox are contiguous to the Eaglehead copper-molybdenum-gold-silver project located in northern British Columbia. The mineral tenures cover favorable volcanics located to the west and intrusive rocks to the east of the Pass and Camp mineralized zones. Details of the transactions are provided below and the Purchase Agreement will be filed on SEDAR.
The mineral claim blocks (consisting of three mineral tenures totaling 981 ha) purchased from Randy Marko and Paul Mott ("Marko/Mott") are contiguous to Carmax's Eaglehead project. Consideration paid by Copper Fox was $9,000 cash and a 2% net smelter return (NSR) royalty on the mineral claims subject to a "Partial NSR Buyout Option". The Partial NSR Buyout Option allows Copper Fox at any time to purchase half of the NSR for a cash payment of $1.0 million such that the NSR is reduced from 2% to 1%. The Purchase Agreement will be filed on SEDAR.
Elmer B. Stewart, MSc. P. Geol., President of Copper Fox, is the Corporation's nominated Qualified Person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101, Standards for Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has reviewed the technical information disclosed in this news release.
About Copper Fox
Copper Fox is a Tier 1 Canadian resource company listed on the TSX-Venture Exchange (TSX VENTURE:CUU) focused on copper exploration and development in North America with offices in Calgary, Alberta and Miami, Arizona. In addition to Copper Fox's 25% interest in the Schaft Creek Joint Venture, Copper Fox holds, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Desert Fox and Northern Fox; the Sombrero Butte copper project in the Bunker Hill Mining District, Arizona, the Van Dyke oxide copper project in the Globe-Miami Mining District, Arizona and a 42.09% equity interest in Carmax which holds the Eaglehead copper-molybdenum-gold-silver project in northern British Columbia, Canada. For further information on these projects, please refer to the Company's website at www.copperfoxmetals.com.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Elmer B. Stewart, President and Chief Executive Officer
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of the Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information is generally identifiable by use of the words "believes," "may," "plans," "will," "anticipates," "intends," "budgets", "could", "estimates", "expects", "forecasts", "projects" and similar expressions, and the negative of such expressions. Forward-looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, statements about, the drilling program at the Van Dyke project: the proposed top-up investement by Northern Fox in Carmax; the work required to verify the historical estimate at the Van Dyke project; the historical metallurgical testwork on the Van Dyke project; the acquisition of mineral tenures contiguous to the Eaglehead project; and statements about Copper Fox's strategy, future operations, prospects and the plans of management.
In connection with the forward-looking information contained in this news release, Copper Fox has made numerous assumptions, regarding, among other things, the reported historical estimate on the Van Dyke deposit. While Copper Fox considers these assumptions to be reasonable, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies. Additionally, there are known and unknown risk factors which could cause Copper Fox's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information contained herein. Known risk factors include, among others: the verification drilling program completed by Desert Fox on the Van Dyke oxide copper project may not yield significant copper mineralization; the actual mineralization on the Van Dyke deposit may not contain mineralization as favorable as suggested by the historical estimate; the historical estimates for the Van Dyke deposit may not be reliable or indicative of any commercial benefit to Copper Fox; the top-up investment by Northern Fox in Carmax may not close as complete as currently anticipated; fluctuations in copper prices and demand; currency exchange rates; conditions in the financial markets and the overall economy may continue to deteriorate; uncertainties relating to interpretation of the previous drill results and the geology, continuity and grade of Van Dyke deposit; the previous metallurgical test work and metal recovery rates; the need to obtain additional financing and uncertainty of meeting anticipated program milestones; uncertainty as to timely availability of permits and other governmental approvals. In addition, the mineral tenures acquired by Copper Fox around the Eaglehead project may not contain any significant mineralization or any mineralization at all or be of any benefit to Copper Fox.
A more complete discussion of the risks and uncertainties facing Copper Fox is disclosed in Copper Fox's continuous disclosure filings with Canadian securities regulatory authorities at www.sedar.com. All forward-looking information herein is qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement, and Copper Fox disclaims any obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking information or to publicly announce the result of any revisions to any of the forward-looking information contained herein to reflect future results, events or developments, except as required by law.
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