Kincora intersects further shallow mineralization at Trundle

  • Part assay results for holes TRDD011 and TRDD012 at the Trundle Park prospect return significant mineralized intervals with high grade copper and gold zones
    • TRDD011 assay results for the first 102m of 332m: 74 metres @ 0.40% copper and 0.37 g/t gold from surface including:
      • 42 meters @ 0.64% copper and 0.58 g/t gold from 32 metres including:
      • 14 meters @ 1.69% copper and 1.39 g/t gold from 58 metres including:
      • 4 metres @ 4.98% copper and 3.36 g/t gold from 68 metres
    • TRDD012 assay results for the first 220m of 581m: 29 metres @ 0.10% copper and 0.18 g/t gold from 191 metres including:
      • 2 metres @ 0.87% copper and 0.05 g/t gold from 195 metres; and,
      • 1 meter @ 0.09% copper and 1.17 g/t gold from 204 metres
    • Broad and multiple skarn horizons intersected within TRDD012 provide encouragement for expanding the footprint size potential of the at/near surface skarn system along strike and to depth
    • Primary bornite, chalcopyrite, molybdenum and observations of discrete monzodiorite intrusions in TRDD012 provide encouragement for vectoring towards the interpreted causative porphyry system intrusive target and the current working geological model for the central Trundle Park prospect
  • Two rigs operational at the Trundle Park prospect

VANCOUVER, BCJan. 20, 2021 /CNW/ – Kincora Copper Ltd. (the “Company”, “Kincora”) (TSXV: KCC) is pleased to report further assay results from ongoing drilling at the Trundle brownfield project located in the Macquarie Arc of the Lachlan Fold Belt in NSW, Australia.

John Holliday, Technical Committee chair, and Peter Leaman, Senior VP of Exploration, commented: “Ore grade assay results received for the upper sections of TRDD011 and the skarn alteration intersected in TRDD012 support our continuing exploration of the central Trundle Park prospect area. TRDD011 provides further confirmation of the grade potential at or near surface within the skarn system. TRDD011 and TRDD012 are providing vectors towards the intrusive source of the skarn, which may be strong porphyry mineralisation, similar to what drives skarn mineralisation at such famous porphyry systems as Cadia, Grasberg and Ok Tedi. The focus of the current two-rig program is to expand the scale of the near surface ore grade skarn mineralisation by stepping out along strike.  As well the drilling will be testing for the causative porphyry intrusive source of the mineralisation in the skarn. The results announced today provide key learnings and encouragement for this drilling strategy.”

Figure 1: Trundle is the only brownfield porphyry project held by a listed junior in the Macquarie Arc, Australia’s foremost and gold rich copper porphyry belt
Trundle is the western section of the Northparkes intrusive complex, that hosts the second largest porphyry mine in Australia, with initial Kincora drilling taking place at targets 8.5km apartKincora Copper

Figure 2: Current drilling activities at the Trundle Park target, Trundle project
Two diamond core rigs in operation with holes TRDD014 and TRDD015Kincora Copper

Figure 3: Near surface mineralised zones at the Central Trundle Park prospect with increasing signs of depth and strike potential
Prior explorer drilling averaged only 28 metres at Trundle Park. Recent exploration by Kincora has enabled development of a significantly improved geological model resulting in improved drill hole targeting.Kincora Copper

Trundle Park prospect

As outlined in the December 21st 2020 release, hole TRDD011 intersected intense structurally controlled mineralization hosted within near surface skarn alteration with further positive visual indications reported from TRDD012, a step back to the south-east from TRDD011.

Assay results from nearer surface intervals for TRDD011 (to 102 metres of 332m – see Table 1) and TRDD012 (to 202 metres of 581m – see Table 2) have been received. Highlights include:

  • TRDD011: 74 metres @ 0.40% copper and 0.37 g/t gold from surface including:
    • 42 meters @ 0.64% copper and 0.58 g/t gold from 32 metres including:
    • 14 meters @ 1.69% copper and 1.39 g/t gold from 58 metres including:
    • 4 metres @ 4.98% copper and 3.36 g/t gold from 68 metres
  • TRDD012: 29 metres @ 0.10% copper and 0.18 g/t gold from 191 metres including:
    • 2 metres @ 0.87% copper and 0.05 g/t gold from 195 metres; and,
    • 1 meter @ 0.09% copper and 1.17 g/t gold from 204 metres;

TRDD011 extended the mineralised skarn horizon to the northwest of TRDD001 (previously reported 51 metres @ 0.54% copper and 1.17g/t gold from 39 metres) and TRDD012 was a 50-metre step out to the south from TRDD001 (Figure 3). TRDD012 has provided encouragement and vectors for the targeted causative porphyry intrusion system source with observations of:

  • primary bornite and chalcopyrite within quartz veins occurring in an interval of volcaniclastic rocks from 160m to 210m down hole which are the best primary bornite and chalcopyrite veining intersected to date at the Trundle project (Figure 3);
  • observations of discrete monzodiorite intrusions from 275m to 340m down hole depth, and coarse primary molybdenum within a quartz vein at 314m down hole depth (assay results pending); and,
  • four well developed and broad skarn horizons identified commencing from the surface (noting dilution in reported intervals from core loss) and extending deep down hole (assay results pending) – Figure 4.

Recent drilling in the central Trundle Park prospect area is providing significant encouragement to the lateral and thickness potential of the skarn horizons and vectors for both the skarn mineralised system but also towards targeting a large and potentially related porphyry intrusion system.

Hole TRDD015 has recently commenced to the southeast along the fence of TRDD001, TRDD011 and TRDD012 seeking to test both the skarn and interpreted causative intrusive targets and the current working geological model outlined in Figure 4.

The average depth of prior explorer drilling at the Trundle Park prospect is 28 metres, with only two diamond core drill holes completed to moderate depths. Our deeper diamond core drilling activities are resulting in a significantly improved understanding of the bedding direction hosting the skarn horizons, along with key structures/faulting and the identified multiple phases of mineralization within the skarn, all supporting a substantial mineralizing event and provide further vectors to the targeted causative intrusion system.

These recent drill results, relogging of core and review of geophysical inversions have provided the confidence to mobilize a second drill rig, concurrent with operations re-commencing after a short holiday break over the holiday season on January 4th, 2021.

Figure 4: Very attractive grades at shallow depths at the Trundle Park prospect, with encouraging vectors to expand the footprint size of the skarn system potential and to the targeted large related porphyry intrusion system source
Cross section of TRDD001 – TRDD011 – TRDD012 – TRDD015 (in progress) with current working interpretation of central Trundle Park geologyKincora Copper

Table 1: Trundle Park target hole TRDD011 – Anomalous results for part assays available

Hole ID

From (m)

To (m)

Interval (m)

Au (g/t)

Cu (%)

Mo (ppm)

Dilution (%)

TRDD011

0.0

74.0

74.0

*

0.37

0.40

0.20

20%

including

0.0

22.0

22.0

*

0.12

0.09

0.10

23%

including

32.0

74.0

42.0

0.58

0.64

0.30

10%

including

38.0

50.0

12.0

0.26

0.14

0.17

0%

including

58.0

72.0

14.0

1.39

1.69

0.76

0%

including

68.0

72.0

4.0

3.36

4.98

1.91

0%

Reported assay results from surface to 102 metres depth with 88.9% core recovery over this interval and 83.1% over the first 50 metres. End of hole (EOH): 332m.

Table 2: Trundle Park target hole TRDD012 – Anomalous results for part assays available

Hole ID

From (m)

To (m)

Interval (m)

Au (g/t)

Cu (%)

Mo (ppm)

Dilution (%)

TRDD012

86.0

99.0

13.0

*

0.07

0.06

0.27

27%

including

97.0

99.0

2.0

0.11

0.05

0.50

0%

and

117.7

123.4

5.7

*

0.09

0.03

0.29

36%

and

191.0

220.0

29.0

0.18

0.10

3.59

31%

including

191.0

193.0

2.0

0.22

0.17

3.50

0%

including

195.0

197.0

2.0

0.05

0.87

1.00

0%

including

204.0

220.0

16.0

0.26

0.05

5.75

13%

including

204.0

205.0

1.0

1.17

0.09

1.00

0%

Reported assay results from surface to 220 metres depth with 75.2% core recovery over this interval and 55% over the first 50 metres. EOH: 581m.

Table 3: Trundle Park target hole TRDD008 – Anomalous results for full assays available

Hole ID

From (m)

To (m)

Interval (m)

Au (g/t)

Cu (%)

Mo (ppm)

Dilution (%)

TRDD008

0.0

87.7

87.7

*

0.65

0.19

1.11

16%

including

0.0

16.4

16.4

*

1.51

0.19

0.34

4%

including

0.0

6.0

6.0

3.73

0.25

0.67

0%

including

34.0

40.0

6.0

0.60

0.43

0.67

0%

including

52.0

87.7

35.7

*

0.69

0.24

0.17

3%

including

66.0

74.0

8.0

*

1.63

0.57

0.00

13%

and

134.0

142.0

8.0

0.26

0.12

2.25

0%

and

172.0

178.0

6.0

0.01

0.06

0.67

0%

and

262.0

272.0

10.0

0.21

0.15

0.80

0%

and

305.0

332.0

27.0

0.10

0.07

0.56

26%

and

379.0

384.0

5.0

0.18

0.02

0.00

20%

and

379.0

407.0

28.0

0.33

0.15

0.61

14%

including

394.0

398.0

4.0

0.94

0.57

1.50

0%

and

422.0

424.0

2.0

0.16

0.02

1.00

0%

Part assay results previously announced for TRDD008 on November 30th, 2020.

Note for Tables 1-3:
Interpreted near surface skarn gold and copper intercepts are calculated using a lower cut of 0.20g/t and 0.10% respectively.
Porphyry gold and copper intercepts are calculated using a lower cut of 0.10g/t and 0.05% respectively.
Internal dilution is below cut off; and, * Dilutions related with Core loss

Table 4: Trundle project – Collar Information

Target  

Hole#

Length (m)

Dip  (°)

Azimuth (°)

RL

Easting
(MGA)

Northing
(MGA)

Core
recovery

Assay
results

Press

release

 Trundle Park

TRDD001

685

60

262

270

570049

6352082

95.9%

Yes

1

 Mordialloc

TRDD002

790

60

101

271

568443

6360363

98.2%

Yes

2

 Bayleys

TRDD003   

721

60

329

274

569230

6360641

99.5%

Yes

3

 Trundle Park

TRDD004   

694

55

264

271

569780

6352079

99.6%

Yes

3

 Mordialloc

TRDD005  

958

60

110

266

568439

6360204

97.3%

Yes

3

 Mordialloc

TRDD006   

962

70

275

267

568599

6360206

98.9%

Yes

4

 Trundle Park

TRDD007   

521

60

264

268

570012

6352230

84.4%

pending

 Trundle Park

TRDD008  

490

60

264

272

569920

6351962

97.1%

Yes

4,5

 Trundle Park

TRDD009 

445

60

310

267

569611

6352378

99.2%

pending

 Trundle Park

TRDD010   

643

60

330

272

569963

6351919

96.4%

pending

 Trundle Park

TRDD011

332

55

330

270

570036

6352041

94.8%

Part

5

 Trundle Park

TRDD012

581

55

330

270

570062

6351997

85.6%

Part

5

Trundle Park

TRDD013

390

60

330

272

570012

6351827

94.6%

pending

Trundle Park

TRDD014

670

65

330

275

569832

6351811

97.4%

pending

Trundle Park

TRDD015

ongoing

60

330

273

570086

6351953

For further details, including QAQC procedures, please refer to the following press releases:
1. July 6, 2020 – Kincora announces high-grade gold-copper results from first hole at Trundle
2. July 23, 2020 – Kincora reports further strong encouragement at Trundle
3. September 3, 2020 – Kincora provides update on expanded drilling program at Trundle
4. November 30, 2020 – Kincora intersects broad mineralized zones at Trundle
5.   January 20, 2021 – Kincora intersects further shallow mineralization at Trundle

Recent highlighted details:

Updated corporate presentation: https://www.kincoracopper.com/media/downloads/presentations

Upcoming Events:

  • 26-29 January 2021 Mines and Money Connect Precious Metals Online (Global)
  • 17-19 March 2021 121 Mining Investment APAC Online

Further details available at: www.kincoracopper.com/investors/events

The Trundle project

Kincora’s Trundle project is the only brownfield porphyry copper-gold project held by a listed junior in Australia’s foremost porphyry belt, within the same mineralized complex as Australia’s second largest porphyry mine. Trundle is located west of the China Molybdenum Company Limited (CMOC) operated Northparkes copper-gold mine/mill operation, within the same Northparkes Igneous Complex.

Previous explorer drilling has been extensive at Trundle with the completion of 2208 holes for 61,146 metres, but deeper drilling utilising modern exploration knowledge has been very limited. Over 92% of prior drilling has been completed to less than 50 metres depth and is considered to be too shallow, with just 11 holes beyond 300 metres (0.5% of holes drilled).

Following positive initial drilling results from Kincora’s maiden drilling program in August 2020, the Company completed an oversubscribed $5.33 million equity raising, with proceeds primarily to be used to expand the initial six hole program to over twenty drill holes with an additional 11,000 metres of drilling. Kincora’s primary targets, Mordialloc and Trundle Park, lie 8.5km apart and have not been drill tested since the industry leading HPX proprietary Typhoon IP system and detailed magnetic surveys were completed.

Drilling, Assaying, Logging and QA/QC Procedures

Sampling and QA/QC procedures are carried out by Kincora Copper Limited, and its contractors, using the Company’s protocols as per industry best practise.
All samples have been assayed at ALS Minerals Laboratories, delivered to Orange, NSW, Australia. In addition to internal checks by ALS, the Company incorporates a QA/QC sample protocol utilizing prepared standards and blanks for 5% of all assayed samples.
Diamond drilling was undertaken by DrillIt Consulting Pty Ltd, from Parkes, under the supervision of our field geologists. All drill core was logged to best industry standard by well-trained geologists and Kincora’s drill core sampling protocol consisted a collection of samples over all of the logged core.
Sample interval selection was based on geological controls or mineralization or metre intervals, and/or guidance from the Technical Committee provided subsequent to daily drill and logging reports. Sample intervals are cut by the Company and delivered by the Company direct to ALS.
All reported assay results are performed by ALS and widths reported are drill core lengths. There is insufficient drilling data to date to demonstrate continuity of mineralized domains and determine the relationship between mineralization widths and intercept lengths.,
True widths are not known at this stage.
Significant mineralised intervals are reported based upon two different cut off grade criteria:

  • Interpreted near surface skarn gold and copper intercepts are calculated using a lower cut of 0.20g/t and 0.10% respectively; and,
  • Porphyry intrusion system gold and copper intercepts are calculated using a lower cut of 0.10g/t and 0.05% respectively.

Significant mineralised intervals are reported with dilution on the basis of:

  • Internal dilution is below the aforementioned respective cut off’s; and,
  • Dilutions related with core loss as flagged by a “*”.

The following assay techniques have been adopted:

  • Gold: Au-AA24 (Fire assay), reported.
  • Multiple elements: ME-ICP61 (4 acid digestion with ICP-AES analysis for 33 elements) and ME-MS61 (4 acid digestion with ICP-AES & ICP-MS analysis for 48 elements), the latter report for TRDD001 and former reported for holes TRDD002-TRDD012.
  • Copper oxides and selected intervals with native copper: ME-ICP44 (Aqua regia digestion with ICP-AES analysis) has been assayed, but not reported.
  • Assay results >10g/t gold and/or 1% copper are re-assayed.

Qualified Person

The scientific and technical information in this news release was prepared in accordance with the standards of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) and was reviewed, verified and compiled by Kincora’s geological staff under the supervision of Peter Leaman (M.Sc. Mineral Exploration, FAusIMM), Senior Vice-President of Exploration of Kincora, and John Holliday (BSc Hons, BEc, member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists), Non-Executive Director and Technical Committee Chairman, who are the Qualified Persons for the purpose of NI 43-101.
The review and verification process for the information disclosed herein for the Trundle project has included the receipt of all material exploration data, results and sampling procedures of previous operators and review of such information by Kincora’s geological staff using standard verification procedures.

About Kincora Copper Limited (KCC – TSXV)

Kincora Copper is an active explorer and project generator focused on world-class copper-gold discoveries.
The Company is currently drilling the only brownfield project (Trundle) held by a listed junior in Australia’s foremost porphyry belt (the Macquarie Arc, in NSW), with district scale project pipeline, and seeking to confirm its position as the leading pure play porphyry explorer in Australia.
The Company has assembled an industry leading technical team who have made multiple Tier 1 copper discoveries, who have “skin in the game” equity ownership and who are backed by a strong institutional shareholder base.
Our exploration model applies a robust systematic approach utilising modern exploration techniques supporting high-impact, value add programs underpinned by targets with strong indications for world-class scale potential.
We have corporate offices in Vancouver and Melbourne. Kincora is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the ticker symbol KCC and is seeking a listing on the ASX for early in 2021 (subject to market conditions).

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