Vancouver, B.C.– Latin Metals Inc. ("Latin Metals" or the "Company") - (TSXV: LMS) (OTCQB: LMSQF) provides an update on exploration at the Company's 100%-owned Lacsha copper property ("Lacsha" or the "Project") located in the Peruvian Coastal Copper Belt. Follow-up detailed sampling at the northern of two anomalies ("Lacsha North") has delineated a 1km x 1km copper-molybdenum anomaly.
Lacsha Sampling Results
Phase I exploration at the 4,000-hectare Lacsha was initiated in January 2021 with initial rock sampling, which identified outcropping copper mineralization ranging from 110 ppm up to 6,410 ppm and molybdenum ranging from 1.5 ppm up to 86.8 ppm.
Phase II work included 34 stream sediment sampling designed to screen the entire property, defining two priority areas of anomalous copper and molybdenum; Lacsha North and Lacsha South (Figure 1).
Recently completed Phase III work includes 28 talus sample in Lacsha North and 70 talus samples in Lacsha South, with results received for Lacsha North defining an anomaly of 1km x 1km (Figure 1), with values ranging from 253 ppm to 1,360 ppm copper and 4 ppm to 87 ppm molybdenum. The area is defined by porphyritic rocks subjected to chlorite, secondary biotite, and sericite alteration, locally associated with disseminated chalcopyrite, all of which is evidence of potential copper porphyry mineralization (Figure 2).
Figure 1: Location of stream sediment anomalies and recent talus samples, and Lacsha North Results for copper and molybdenum.
Results from Lacsha South are pending and expected to be complete by the end of May. Following receipt of all geochemical results, the Company's exploration team will define the total area for planned geophysical surveys, the results of which will assist with final drill targeting.
Figure 2: Transmitted light and reflected light; ser (sericite), bts (secondary biotite),mt (magnetite),CLOs (chlorite),cp (chalcopyrite)
Coastal Copper Belt
The Coastal Copper Belt in Peru is a Cretaceous belt hosting various deposit types, including porphyry, epithermal, VMS, and IOCG. Latin Metals' 100%-owned Lacsha copper-molybdenum and Auquis copper-gold projects are located in the northern Lima-Ica portion of the coastal belt. The Lacsha Project is located approximately 110 km by road from Lima, 40 km from the coast, and is accessible year-round by paved road.
The work program at Lacsha was designed and supervised by Eduardo Leon, the Company's Exploration Manager, responsible for all aspects of the work, including the quality control/quality assurance program; standard samples have been included in every shipment.
On-site personnel at the project rigorously collect and track samples which are then security sealed and shipped to the ALS laboratory in Lima. Samples used for the results described herein are prepared and analyzed by multi-element analysis using an inductively coupled mass spectrometer in compliance with industry standards.
The technical content of this release has been approved for disclosure by Keith J. Henderson P.Geo, a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101 and the Company's CEO. Mr. Henderson is not independent of the Company, as he is an employee of the Company and holds securities of the Company.
About Latin Metals
Latin Metals is a mineral exploration company acquiring a diversified portfolio of assets in South America. The Company operates with a Prospect Generator model focusing on the acquisition of prospective exploration properties at minimum cost, completing initial evaluation through cost-effective exploration to establish drill targets, and ultimately securing joint venture partners to fund drilling and advanced exploration. As a result, shareholders gain exposure to the upside of a significant discovery without the dilution associated with funding the highest-risk drill-based exploration.
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LATIN METALS INC.
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