Carlyle and Hunter Dickinson Group to Commence Drilling of Large-Scale Copper-Molybdenum-Gold Deposit Target
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - September 9, 2020) - CARLYLE COMMODITIES CORP. (CSE: CCC) (FSE: 1OZ) (OTC Pink: DLRYF) ("Carlyle" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that a drill permit, issued under the British Columbia ("B.C.") Mines Act, has been received and mobilization of field crews has commenced to conduct a maiden drill campaign at the Company's recently optioned Mack copper-molybdenum-gold Project (the "Mack Project") located near Dease Lake, B.C.
Morgan Good, Chief Executive Officer of Carlyle, commented, "The Carlyle team is thrilled that a drill permit has been received for the Mack Project so that we can launch the maiden drill program in B.C. with Hunter Dickinson Inc. affiliate UMS. Timing is fantastic as we see the price of copper advancing, as well as other junior explorers such as Kodiak Copper Corp. (TSXV: KDK) making major headlines with the recent drill intercepts at its copper porphyry project in British Columbia. Carlyle is optimistic that HDI, which has a notable track record of drill discovery success, will record yet another success at the Mack Project."
Robert Dickinson, President of UMS and Chairman of HDI, stated, "We are very excited to drill test the highly compelling Mack Project deposit target which is well focused and of important scale. Our expectation is the drill program to be advanced by our partner Carlyle has a high probability of producing a major new discovery leading to the creation of substantial new wealth, and even more so in an accelerating gold and copper bull market."
The Mack Drill Program
With the drill permit now in hand, Carlyle is excited to report mobilization is underway for the $400,000 core drilling program to commence mid-September at the Mack site. The planned 600 metre drill program (the "Program") is the first test of the potential grade and distribution of metals within the significant scale, drill ready, bulk tonnage copper-molybdenum-gold deposit target that has been defined at the Mack Project from combined historical and modern geochemical, geological and geophysical surveys. By completing the Program, Carlyle will earn a 50% working interest in the Mack Project from United Mineral Services Ltd. ("UMS"), a private company affiliated with Hunter Dickinson Inc. ("HDI") and 100% owned by Robert Dickinson, Chairman of HDI, and a 50:50 Joint Venture will be formed between Carlyle and UMS (or its assigns) in order to advance the Project. Carlyle and UMS have agreed that HDI affiliated Amarc Resources Ltd., which has extensive B.C. exploration experience, will operate the drill program. Amarc applied for and received the drill permit and is now mobilizing the drill program to commence a mid-September start, with plans to utilize local contractors and service providers for a large percentage of the work.
The Mack Project
The Mack Property is located on a overburden covered, alpine plateau 23 km west of the village of Dease Lake, which is on the Stewart-Cassiar Highway some 88 km north of the Red Chris gold-copper mine operated by Newcrest Mining Ltd., and 75 km north of the Saddle North gold-copper discovery on the Tatogga property of GT GOLD. Based on historical records compiled by UMS, the Mack Project copper-molybdenum-gold sheeted and stockwork vein deposit target forms a northwest trending zone measuring more than 1,000 m long and some 600 m wide. The target is outlined by a number of surface surveys including recent soil geochemical and airborne magnetic surveys and historical Induced Polarization chargeability surveys. The geochemical soil survey results show coincident and robust copper, molybdenum, bismuth and tungsten values over the entire deposit target trend. While the Mack deposit target is covered by overburden, a cirque rim perpendicular to and at the northern extremity of the deposit target trend exposes an altered granitic outcrop measuring about 400 m long carrying molybdenite and chalcopyrite mineralization in hairline fractures and quartz veins. Historical assay results from rock samples collected along a 25 m trench, cut oblique to the deposit target trend near the targets centre, and 500 metres east of the cirque rim, reported gold values up to 1.6 g/t, with 9 of the 17 samples averaging 0.83 g/t.
Harrison Cookenboo, Ph.D., P.Geo., is a Qualified Person as defined in Canadian National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects and has reviewed and is responsible for the technical information presented in this news release.
HDI is a diversified, global mining group with more than 30 years of mineral development success. HDI sources mineral assets with significant potential and has strong technical and management experience to successfully advance those projects. Previous and current notable HDI porphyry deposit discoveries and developments include Pebble, Mount Milligan, Kemess South, Kemess North, Gibraltar, Prosperity, Xietongmen, Newtongmen, Florence, Casino, Sisson, Maggie, DUKE, PINE and IKE.
Carlyle is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral resource properties. The Company has an option to earn a 100% interest in the Cecilia Gold-Silver Project located in the State of Sonora, Mexico. Carlyle formed a strategic partnership with HDI and has an option to earn a 50% interest in the Mack and Jake projects in B.C., as well as an option to earn a 100% interest in the promising Sunset property located in the Vancouver Mining Division near Pemberton, B.C. Carlyle is based in Vancouver, B.C., and is listed on the CSE under the symbol "CCC".
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CARLYLE COMMODITIES CORP.
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