Max Resource Assays 12.5% Copper and 120 g/t Silver from its New CONEJO Discovery at CESAR North, NE Colombia

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - March 24, 2021) - MAX RESOURCE CORP. (TSXV: MXR) (OTC Pink: MXROF) (FSE: M1D2) ("Max" or the "Company") reports high-grade copper and silver results over 1.6-km by 0.6-km zone from the new CONEJO discovery at CESAR North, within the wholly-owned CESAR copper-silver project in NE Colombia (refer to Figures 1 to 5).

Highlight assays greater than 9% copper and 50 g/t silver:

  • 12.5% copper + 83.5 g/t silver over 5-metre by 5-metre (878335)
  • 10.7% copper + 51.6 g/t silver over 1-metre by 1-metre (878389)
  • 10.5% copper + 50.1 g/t silver over 3-metre by 2-metre (878603)
  • 10.4% copper + 95 g/t silver over 5-metre by 5-metre (878338)
  • 10.2% copper + 62 g/t silver over 5-metre by 5-metre (878334)
  • 10.0% copper + 80 g/t silver over 5-metre by 5-metre (878363)
  • 9.5% copper + 120 g/t silver over 1-metre by 1-metre (878390)

Twenty-two rock panel samples returned high-grade values above 5% copper from panels varying from 5m by 5m to 1m by 1m. Overall, sixty-six rock panel samples returned significant values over 1% copper and they are presented in Table 1. Max cautions investors that rock panel sampling can be selective and are not necessarily representative of the mineralization.

The new CONEJO copper-silver discovery was delineated over a zone of 1.6-km by 0.6-km, open in all directions, and hosted in a stockwork cross cutting igneous host rock, overlying or cross cutting mineralized stratabound horizon.

The Max field team is mapping the rock bearing mineralization to determine the potential volume and average copper-silver grades of the CONEJO zone.

"CONEJO is a new high-grade copper-silver discovery, extending the CESAR North outcropping discoveries to over 35 kilometres of combined strike length. The overall scale of the zone appears to be of district proportions," commented Max CEO, Brett Matich.

"CONEJO continues the pattern of new copper-silver outcrop discoveries as the Company's in-country team extends exploration activities further into unexplored areas of Max's CESAR Project," he concluded.

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Figure 1. CESAR North, CONEJO rock panels (878335 and 878603)

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Figure 2. CESAR Copper-Silver Project Figure 3. CESAR North, CONEJO 1.6-km by 0.6km, open all directions

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Figure 4. CONEJO rock panels (878386, 878390 and 878394)

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Figure 5. CONEJO rock panels (878360 and 878362)

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SampleSample typeWidth (m)Copper (%)Silver (g/t)
878335rock panel5 x 512.583.5
878389rock panel1 x 110.751.6
878603rock panel3 x 210.550.1
878338rock panel5 x 510.495.2
878334rock panel5 x 510.261.9
878363rock panel5 x 510.079.9
878390rock panel1 x 19.5120.0
878391rock panel1 x 19.0067.2
878386rock panel1 x 18.966.3
878336rock panel5 x 58.789.4
878337rock panel5 x 58.460.4
878368rock panel5 x 57.921.0
878373rock panel 5 x 57.784.1
878333rock panel 5 x 57.447.2
878394rock panel 3 x 37.380.0
878352rock panel 5 x 57.044.5
878356rock panel 5 x 56.028.5
878348rock panel 5 x 55.816.1
878393rock panel 1 x 15.563.7
878388rock panel 1 x 15.584.4
878349rock panel 5 x 55.319.0
878604rock panel 1 x 15.054.1
878625rock panel 5 x 54.936.2
878347rock panel 5 x 54.911.1
878362rock panel 5 x 54.731.6
878351rock panel 5 x 54.628.8
878620rock panel 5 x 54.521.0
878614rock panel 5 x 54.425.8
878387rock panel 1 x 14.241.3
878381rock panel 5 x 54.116.3
878353rock panel 5 x 53.930.6
878617rock panel 5 x 53.817.6
878602rock panel 1 x
878619rock panel 5 x 53.615.2
878359rock panel 3 x 33.519.4
878364rock panel 5 x 53.518.5
878358rock panel 3 x 33.417.3
878427rock panel 5 x 53.37.6
878360rock panel3 x 33.328.7
878621rock panel 5 x 53.115.3
878605rock panel 1 x 12.923.4
878346rock panel 5 x 52.77.9
878361rock panel 5 x 52.719.6
878606rock panel 5 x 52.629.8
878607rock panel 5 x 52.628.5
878610rock panel 5 x 52.521.0
878354rock panel 5 x 52.514.8
878382rock panel 5 x 52.43.4
878345rock panel 5 x 52.412.6
878000rock panel 5 x 52.414.4
878424rock panel 5 x 52.32.8
878601rock panel 1 x 12.16.3
878419rock panel 5 x 52.05.9
878628rock panel 5 x 52.012.9
878379rock panel 5 x 52.020.6
878551rock panel 1 x 12.04.7
878552rock panel 1 x 11.920.2
878425rock panel 5 x 51.84.0
878618rock panel 5 x 51.79.9
878609rock panel 5 x 51.613.5
878426rock panel 5 x 51.62.7
878612rock panel 5 x 51.611.8
878423rock panel5 x 51.53.2
878622rock panel 5 x 51.58.5
878624rock panel 5 x 51.514.1
878422rock panel 5 x 51.32.2
878380rock panel 5 x 51.215.8
877998rock panel 5 x 51.17.1


Table 1. Samples from the CONEJO Discovery zone that assayed over 1.0% copper.

Max interprets the stratabound copper-silver (SEDEX) mineralization in the CESAR Basin to be analogous to the Kupferschiefer Basin in Poland. The Kupferschiefer deposits, Europe's largest copper source, produced 3MT of copper in 2018 and 40 million ounces of silver in 2019 from an orebody 0.5 to 5.5-metres thick, grading 1.49% copper and 48.6 g/t silver. This silver yield is almost twice the production of the world's second largest silver mine.

Source: World Silver Survey 2020 and Kupferschiefer Deposits & Prospects in SW Poland, September 27, 2019. Max cautions investors that the presence of copper-silver mineralization at Kupferschiefer is not necessarily indicative of similar mineralization at CESAR.


The CESAR project in North Eastern Colombia covers a significant portion of the 200-km long CESAR basin, has now been demonstrated to contain widespread highly prospective copper-silver mineralization.,

This region enjoys major infrastructure as a result of oil & gas and mining operations, including Cerrejon, the largest coal mine in Latin America, jointly owned by global miners BHP Billiton, Xstrata and Anglo American (refer to Figure 2).

Due to the regional-scale copper-silver prospectively of the CESAR basin, Max has initiated a multiple faceted exploration program for 2021:

Advanced Drill Core Analysis and Modelling: ongoing interpretation of seismic sections and analysis of historical drill holes, all being integrated into our structural modelling of the CESAR Basin, in collaboration with Ingeniería Geológica Universidad Nacional de Colombia ("IGUN") in Medellín (January 7, 2021);

Geochemical and Mineralogical: geochemical and mineralogy research programs by the University of Science and Technology ("AGH") of Krakow, Poland. AGH bring their extensive knowledge of KGHM's world renowned Kupferschiefer sediment-hosted copper-silver deposits in Poland to the CESAR project;

Geophysics: Fathom Geophysics is interpreting regional airborne magnetic and radiometric data, funded by the Company in collaboration with one of the world's leading copper producers;

Proprietary Field Exploration & Techniques: Max exploration teams continue to expand its copper-silver outcrop discoveries;

  • CESAR North:
    • In 2020, Max identified stratabound copper-silver mineralization (SEDEX) spanning over 45 sq. km, with highlight values of 0.1 to 34.4% copper and 5 to 305 g/t silver over continuous intervals ranging 0.1 to 25.0-metres; The Max team is exploring this 40-km long belt;

    • In 2021, Max discovered fracture-controlled copper mineralization hosted in igneous host over 1.6-km by 0.6-km (CONEJO zone), open in all directions, that lies along the CESAR North Kupferschiefer-type (SEDEX) copper-silver mineralization;

  • CESAR West: Max has initiated sampling and mapping the continuous 180-kilometre-long landholding with already discovered copper-silver mineralization;

  • CESAR South: Recent 15-km discovery zone, highlight grab sample values of 11.4% copper + 656g/t silver.


All samples were shipped to the ALS Lab sample preparation facility in Medellin, Colombia. Sample pulps are sent to Lima, Peru for analysis. All samples are analyzed using ALS procedure ME-MS41, a four-acid digestion with ICP finish. Over limit copper and silver are determined by ALS procedure OG-62, a four-acid digestion with an AAS finish. ALS Labs is independent from Max. Max is not aware of any other factors that could materially affect the accuracy or reliability of the data referred to herein.


The Company's disclosure of a technical or scientific nature in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Tim Henneberry, P Geo (British Columbia), a member of the Max Resource Advisory Board, who serves as a qualified person under the definition of National Instrument 43:101.


Max Resource Corp. is an energy and precious metals exploration company, engaged in advancing both its district-scale CESAR copper-silver project in Colombia and the newly acquired RT Gold project in Peru. Both projects have potential for the discovery of large-scale mineral deposits; both SEDEX and copper-silver-type in Colombia; high-grade gold porphyry and massive sulfide in Peru.

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