Kodiak Extends the Central Gate Zone to East and at Depth: 150 m of 0.69% CuEq within 372 m of 0.47% CuEq

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - March 8, 2022) - Kodiak Copper Corp. (TSXV: KDK) (OTCQB: KDKCF) (FSE: 5DD1) (the "Company" or "Kodiak")  today reports drill results from the 100% owned MPD copper-gold porphyry project in southern British Columbia.

Results from five additional holes drilled in 2021 at the Gate Zone are presented in this release. Drilling continues to intersect significant copper-gold grades over substantial intervals, defining a broad mineralized envelope surrounding a higher-grade central zone. New drill results have now extended the higher-grade central zone at Gate further to the east and to depth. The Gate Zone porphyry target remains open to extension in multiple directions.

Highlights (complete results are shown in Table 1 and Figure 2):

  • New drill hole MPD-21-029 intersected 150 metres of 0.50% Cu, 0.28 g/t Au and 1.86 g/t Ag (0.69% CuEq*) within a broader 372 metre interval of 0.35% Cu, 0.18 g/t Au and 1.16 g/t Ag (0.47% CuEq*)

    • MPD-21-029 extends the central Gate zone eastward and to depth. As it ended in copper-gold mineralization, it demonstrates the zone remains open to extension

    • Results support the mineralized potential of high-priority drill targets identified by a recent 3D Induced Polarization (3D IP) geophysical survey, as reported on February 3, 2022

    • The high-grade, bornite-chalcopyrite copper mineralization in MPD-21-029 suggests that a higher-temperature, mineralizing source for the central Gate Zone may lie to the east-southeast and at depth. Figure 3

  • New drill hole MPD-21-028 intersected 51 metres of 0.43% Cu, 0.10 g/t Au and 1.67 g/t Ag (0.51% CuEq*) within a broader 130.6 metre interval of 0.27% Cu, 0.06 g/t Au and 1.07 g/t Ag (0.32% CuEq*)

  • New drill hole MPD-21-027 intersected 72 metres of 0.31% Cu, 0.09 g/t Au and 0.55 g/t Ag (0.36% CuEq*) within a broader 173.0 metre interval of 0.18% Cu, 0.05 g/t Au and 0.37 g/t Ag (0.22% CuEq*)

Claudia Tornquist, President and CEO of Kodiak, said, "As we kick-off the 2022 exploration campaign at the MPD Project against the backdrop of a very strong copper market, we continue to be extremely pleased with the results from our 2021 drilling, with the Gate Zone consistently delivering long intercepts of high-grade copper-gold mineralization. The latest results support the interpreted extension of the Gate Zone to the south-east that is also evident in our geophysical data. The fact that this presents only one of several target areas for further drilling highlights the potential to still significantly expand the mineralized envelope at Gate. We will carry on with systematic drilling at the Gate Zone, and also look forward to using the same approach that led to this discovery to unlock the potential of multiple other targets at MPD in 2022".

Results from 29 of 36 drill holes from the 2021 drill have been reported to date and Kodiak expects the outstanding drill results in Q2 2022. A large drill program of up to 25,000 metres and additional 3D IP surveying will be conducted in 2022. This will further evaluate Gate and parallel high-priority drill targets nearby, as well as targets in the Dillard, Man and Axe areas, which exhibit similar regional geophysical and geochemical anomalies, and near-surface mineralization from historic trenches and drilling.

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Figure 1: Gate Zone plan map showing all 2021 drilling with assay results to date. Background is contoured historic copper-in soil data. Porphyry-related mineralization at Gate has been traced down to 850 m depth, across a width of 350 m (east-west) and over 950 m in length (north-south)

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Figure 2: North-South long section at 681400mE. See results Table 1 for new drill holes MPD-21-019, MPD-21-027 to MPD-21-029, and MPD-21-031

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Table 1: Weighted assay intervals for holes MPD-21-029, MPD-21-028, MPD-21-027, MPD-21-031 and MPD-21-019 (see Figure 2)

Hole IDFrom (m)To (m)Interval** (m)% Cu Au g/tAg g/t%CuEq*
 







MPD-21-029428.0800.0372.00.350.181.160.47
includes 437.1740.4303.30.410.211.380.55
includes 464.0683.0219.00.450.241.520.61
includes 464.0614.0150.00.500.281.860.69
includes 503.0584.081.00.550.261.820.72
 







MPD-21-028296.0426.6130.60.270.061.070.32
includes 341.0392.051.00.430.101.670.51
 







MPD-21-027542.0715.0173.00.180.050.370.22
includes 596.0668.072.00.310.090.550.36
includes 614.0641.027.00.560.161.100.67
 







MPD-21-031318.0423.0105.00.220.070.710.27
includes 338.5366.027.50.370.131.390.47
and includes402.0423.021.00.460.171.840.58
 







MPD-21-01927.0249.0222.00.100.040.360.12
includes177.0213.036.00.150.060.830.19

 

*Copper equivalent grades (%CuEq) are for comparative purposes only. Calculations are uncut and recovery is assumed to be 100% as no metallurgical data is available. Metal prices of US$4.25/lb copper, US$1,800/oz gold, and US$26/oz silver, using the formula: %CuEq = Cu grade + (Au price x Au grade + Ag price x Ag grade)/31.104/(Cu price*22.046)
**Intervals are downhole drilled core intervals. Drilling data to date is insufficient to determine true width of mineralization.

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Figure 3: Example of core from 2021 Drilling at MPD: MPD-21-029: Biotite-magnetite clots with fine disseminated bornite-chalcopyrite mineralization hosted in altered microdiorite. Core is at 653 metres within a 219 metre intercept reporting 0.45% Cu, 0.24 g/t Au and 1.52 g/t Ag from 464 to 683 metres.

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Table 2: 2021 MPD Drill Collar Information - Gate Zone

Hole IDEasting (UTM Z10)Northing (UTM Z10)Elevation (m)Azimuth (degrees)Dip (degrees)EOH (m)Reported
MPD-21-00168175555157691258270-677662021-07-07
MPD-21-00268175655157691258270-507502021-07-07
MPD-21-00368141555156381237165-606482021-07-07
MPD-21-00468141555156381237115-676412021-07-07
MPD-21-00568141555156381237135-7586Lost hole
MPD-21-00668141555156381237130-768212021-07-07
MPD-21-00768141555156381237270-605452021-10-18
MPD-21-0086812805515076120490-606862021-10-18
MPD-21-0096812805515076120490-897132021-07-07
MPD-21-01068128055150761204270-806712021-10-18
MPD-21-01168128055150761204270-605152021-10-18
MPD-21-01268128055150761204150-807132021-10-18
MPD-21-01368128055150761204150-706232021-10-18
MPD-21-01468128055150761204150-5554Lost Hole
MPD-21-01568128055150761204150-506952021-10-18
MPD-21-0166813445515246119790-787992021-10-18
MPD-21-0176813445515246119790-885872021-12-14
MPD-21-0186813445515246119790-708272021-12-14
MPD-21-0196813445515246119790-604632022-03-08
MPD-21-02168160255155441248270-7597Lost hole
MPD-21-02268160255155441248270-78215Lost hole
MPD-21-02368160255155441248270-85222Lost hole
MPD-21-02468164555154981265270-737672021-10-18
MPD-21-02568164555154981265270-63278Lost hole
MPD-21-02668164555154981265270-818122021-12-14
MPD-21-02768164555153931277270-807152022-03-08
MPD-21-02868164555153931277270-686622022-03-08
MPD-21-02968164555153931277350-698002022-03-08
MPD-21-03168164555153061284270-576342022-03-08

 

Drilling at the Gate Zone continues to identify patterns of strongly mineralized porphyry alteration, sulphide zoning and the possible structural controls for higher-grade domains surrounded by lower grade shells. To investigate the extents of the Gate Zone, holes MPD-21-019, MPD-21-027 through 029 and MPD-21-031 were drilled at various azimuths from three pads located central to, and east of Gate Zone. Holes MPD-21-019, 027, 028 and 031 were drilled to test the continuity of mineralization, and a possible minor offset between the north and south lobes of the Gate Zone. Hole MPD-21-029 was drilled northward under pads used in 2020 and 2021, specifically to test for an extension of the central high-grade zone eastward and down dip. All holes intersected copper-gold-silver mineralization. (see Figures 1 and 2 and Table 2).

MPD is a large land package (14,716 hectares) located near several operating mines in the southern Quesnel Terrane, British Columbia's primary copper-gold producing belt. The project is located midway between the towns of Merritt and Princeton, with year-round accessibility and excellent infrastructure nearby.

QA/QC Procedures

NQ size core was split and sampled over approximately three metre intervals. All core samples were sent to ALS Canada Ltd. (ALS) in North Vancouver, BC for preparation and analysis. ALS meets all requirements of International Standards ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO 9001:2015 for analytical procedures. Samples were analyzed using ALS's Fire Assay Fusion method (Au-AA24) with an AA finish for gold and by a 33-element four acid digest ICP-AES analysis (ME-ICP61) with additional analysis for Ore Grade Elements (ME-OG62) and Ore Grade Cu (Cu-OG62). In addition to ALS Laboratory quality assurance / quality control (QA/QC) protocols, Kodiak implements an internal QA/QC program that includes the insertion of sample blanks, duplicates, and standards in the field.

Jeff Ward, P.Geo, Vice President Exploration and the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this release. Kodiak believes historic results referenced herein to be from reliable sources using industry standards at the time. However, the Company has not independently verified, or cannot guarantee, the accuracy of this historic information.

On behalf of the Board of Directors
Kodiak Copper Corp.

Claudia Tornquist
President & CEO

For further information contact:
Nancy Curry, VP Corporate Development
ncurry@kodiakcoppercorp.com
+1 (604) 646-8362

About Kodiak Copper Corp.

Kodiak is focused on its 100% owned copper porphyry projects in Canada and the USA. The Company's most advanced asset is the MPD copper-gold porphyry project in the prolific Quesnel Trough in south-central British Columbia, Canada, where the Company made a discovery of high-grade mineralization within a wide mineralized envelope in 2020. Kodiak also holds the Mohave copper-molybdenum-silver porphyry project in Arizona, USA, near the world-class Bagdad mine. Kodiak's porphyry projects have both been historically drilled and present known mineral discoveries with the potential to hold large-scale deposits.

Kodiak's founder and Chairman is Chris Taylor who is well-known for his gold discovery success with Great Bear Resources. Kodiak is also part of Discovery Group led by John Robins, one of the most successful mining entrepreneurs in Canada.

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