The Company has received notice that its Declaration de Impacto Ambiental (“DIA”), or Environmental Assessment, has been approved by the Ministry of Energy and Mines to complete a Phase 1, RC drill program on the Adriana and Katty zones. The Company has also filed with the Public Registry the 5 year community access agreement negotiated with the Community of Atequipa, as described in the Company’s news release dated November 22, 2016. This agreement has also been accepted by the Ministry of Energy and Mines. These documents have been submitted for authorization to begin field activities, which authorization is expected to be received before the end of this month.
The Adriana Zone is exposed over an area measuring 75 meters by 150 meters. Chip sampling over the middle of the zone returned an average grade of 1.28% copper across 68 meters. Magnetic and IP-DAS geophysical surveys indicate that the zone is potentially larger than exposed and the surficial oxide mineralization will transition too sulphides about 250 meters below surface. The Katty Zone lies along trend about 1 kilometer to the southeast, measures 50 meters by 125 meters and returned average values of up to 3.23% copper across 10 meters. Interpretation of the magnetic survey data shows a structural connection between the Adriana and Katty zones. The initial phase of drilling will test below the exposed surface oxide mineralization and continue to depth into the geophysical anomalies. A summary presentation of the results from the geophysical surveys, and updated surface sampling, can be found on the Company’s website at www.caminominerals.com
Prospecting in the latter part of 2016 resulted in the discovery of a new zone of high grade copper mineralization. The Vicky Zone is located along the southeast extension of the Adriana — Katty trend. It is characterized by a cluster of narrow shears containing high grade copper oxide (1.2% to 7.4% copper), which sit above a structurally constrained magnetic anomaly, similar to the magnetic anomaly at Adriana. The mineralization is poorly exposed and activities early this year will include trenching to further define the exploration potential of this new zone.
The Company also wishes to announce that it has decided to reduce its holdings in the Red Beds project, and as such has returned the claims under option to the vendor. In the Company’s opinion, permitting will require substantially longer than originally anticipated. Camino will retain the four claims, covering 1,700 hectares, it staked covering the eastern end of the system. The project will be placed on care and maintenance.
About Camino Minerals Corporation
Camino is a discovery-oriented mineral exploration company. The Company is focused on the acquisition and development of high grade copper and precious metal projects. For more information, please refer to Camino’s website at www.caminominerals.com
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