Capitan Mining Announces Drill Results from Peñoles Project: Expands Gold Mineralization to Southwest and Southeast

May 20, 2021 7:00 AM EDT | Source: Capitan Silver Corp.

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - May 20, 2021) - Capitan Mining Inc. (TSXV: CAPT) ("Capitan" or the "Company") is pleased to report results from eight drill holes from its 2021 program on the Capitan gold zone.


  • Hole 21-CARC-24 returned 10.7m @ 0.56 g/t Aueq within a larger interval of 42.7m @ 0.34 g/t Aueq
  • All reported drill holes herein returned Capitan style mineralization, over significant width's
  • To date the Capitan gold zone has been traced for 1.2 kilometres along strike and up to 450 metres down-dip and remains open in all directions except to the north.
  • These drill holes, complete the previously announced 6,000 metres drill campaign; consisting of 28 Reverse Circulation (RC) holes, all of which hit dominantly oxide gold mineralization
  • Drilling activities remain ongoing with updated guidance to be released in the coming days

Holes 21-CARC-21 to 28 Discussion

The purpose of these drillholes was threefold:

  1. To define and expand known, near surface mineralization in the Hanging wall zone and locate new zones of mineralization in step-outs towards the southwest
  2. To expand and better define the on-strike extensions of the known mineralized zones outside of the current drill defined area
  3. To delineate the extents of high-grade ore shoots in the Main Capitan zone

Eastern holes: 21-CARC-21, 22, 25 and 28

Holes 21-CARC-21,22, 25 and 28 were collared in the eastern portion of Capitan Deposit area, in a region with very sparse drilling and surface exploration (see Figure 1). The holes were designed to target the down-dip and on-strike extensions of the Hanging Wall Zone, that was intersected in holes 20-CARC-15 and 18 as well as in historic core holes CDDH-08-03 and CDDH-11-10. All holes successfully intersected multiple, low grades zones of Hanging wall style mineralization, with the best intercepts including 21.3m of 0.19 g/t Au eq in hole 21-CARC-21, 25.9m of 0.19 g/t Aueq in hole 21-CARC-25 and 45.7m of 0.15 g/t Aueq in hole 21-CARC-28. Additionally, the drillholes successfully extended the on-strike extent of the Capitan Hill deposit, in this area, by 125m to the east, and the down-dip extent between 75m and 150m respectively. Based on the location and results returned from the holes above, it is interpreted that holes 21-CARC-21, 22, and 28 were drilled well below the main ore shoot that was being targeted, with hole 21-CARC-28 intersecting the zone slightly up-dip from the main ore shoot.

Discussion: Holes 21-CARC-23, 24, 26 and 27

Drillholes 21-CARC-23 and 27 were collared within the east-central portion of the Capitan Main target area and were designed to test the down-dip extension of the main Capitan Hill zone on sections 50 and 000 respectively. Hole 21-CARC-23 ran into technical issues after intersecting the Hanging wall zone. The hole returned multiple, low grade values, including 13.7m of 0.29 g/t Aueq before being terminated prior to the Capitan Main zone. Hole 21-CARC-27 was a large (150m) step-out from hole 20-CARC-17 (see Figure 2) and returned multiple, low-grade intervals for most of its length. The most significant intersections include 45.7m of 0.21 g/t Aueq and 18.3m of 0.21 g/t Au.

Holes 21-CARC-24 and 26 were designed as large (80m and 130m respectively), on section step-outs, in order to extend the Capitan Main and Hanging wall zones down-dip, as well as identify new, shallow zones of mineralization developing in the hanging wall of the deposits. Both holes successfully intersected their respective targets, with each returning multiple intervals of low-grade Hanging wall style mineralization in the upper portions of the hole, over significant widths, and intervals and grades more typical of Capitan style mineralization in the lower portions. The most significant intersections include 10.7m of 0.56 g/t Aueq in hole 21-CARC-24 and 111.3m of 0.17g/t Aueq and 33.5 m of 0.37 g/t Aueq in hole 21-CARC-26. Although both holes successfully intersected their respective targets, it is interpreted that both holes were drilled along either the upper (21-CARC-24) and lower (21-CARC-26) margins of the main ore shoot.

Capitan's CEO, Alberto Orozco, stated: "I'm pleased to report that all of our reported drill holes to date have intersected gold mineralization, highlighting the significant scale of the mineralized system at our Peñoles project. We are well underway to expanding the mineralization from the existing inferred resource at Peñoles with mineralization remaining open in most directions and at depth. With our recently announced private placement completed, Capitan Mining is fully funded for the next year."

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Figure 1: 2020-2021 Drill Hole Map at Capitan Hill Target

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Table 1. Table of Drill Results (Holes 21 - 28)

Hole NameAz.DipSectionZoneFrom (m)To (m)Interval (m)AuEq (g/t) *Au
Interval2860°400Hanging Wall56.477.721.30.190.19NSVOX
IntervalHanging Wall117.3123.
IntervalHanging Wall141.7152.410.70.160.16NSVOX
Interval2350°500Hanging Wall89.9103.613.70.140.14NSVOX
IntervalHanging Wall108.2123.415.20.120.12NSVOX
IntervalHanging Wall138.7147.
Interval2860°-50Hanging Wall41.
IntervalHanging Wall51.865.513.70.290.29NSVOX
IntervalHanging Wall68.685.316.80.130.13NSVOX
IntervalHanging Wall89.9128.
Interval2850°-400Hanging Wall10.725.915.20.160.16NSVOX
IntervalCapitan Main182.9225.642.70.340.238.82OX
includingCapitan Main196.6207.310.70.560.4112.01OX
Interval2850°100Hanging Wall36.654.918.30.140.14NSVOX
IntervalHanging Wall59.465.
IntervalHanging Wall82.394.512.20.210.21NSVOX
IntervalHanging Wall141.7167.625.90.190.19NSVOX
IntervalCapitan Main204.2234.730.
includingCapitan Main227.1234.
Interval2863°-250Hanging Wall7.6118.9111.
IntervalHanging Wall125.0149.424.
IntervalHanging Wall157.0170.713.
IntervalHanging Wall187.5196.69.10.300.281.77OX
IntervalCapitan Main208.8242.333.50.370.2014.25
includingCapitan Main225.6242.316.80.370.1715.66MIX
Interval36090°000Hanging Wall35.168.633.50.200.20NSVOX
IntervalHanging Wall91.4118.927.40.180.18NSVOX
IntervalHanging Wall129.5175.345.70.210.21NSVOX
IntervalCapitan Main195.1213.418.30.190.19NSVOX
IntervalCapitan Main224.0262.
IntervalCapitan Main271.3289.618.
Interval2875°300Hanging Wall76.286.910.70.130.13NSVOX
IntervalHanging Wall137.2182.945.70.150.15NSVOX
IntervalHanging Wall208.8217.


Note: Only drill intercept lengths are reported in the table. Drill holes with an angle of 70 degrees should be closest to true width of the main zone of mineralization. *gold equivalent calculated at 80:1 ratio **No significant values

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Figure 2a: Cross Section 400

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Figure 2b: Cross Section 250

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Figure 2c: Cross Section 00

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Qualified Person & QA/QC:

The scientific and technical data contained in this news release pertaining to the Peñoles Project was reviewed and approved by Marc Idziszek, P.Geo, a non-independent qualified person to Capitan Mining, who is responsible for ensuring that the technical information provided in this news release is accurate and who acts as a "qualified person" under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

Capitan Mining Inc. has a Quality Assurance/Quality Control program that includes insertion and verification of control samples including standard reference material, blanks and duplicates consistent with industry standards.

RC drill samples from the Peñoles Project are collected and split at the drill site using a Gilson Universal Splitter. The samples are stored in either plastic bags (dry) or micropore bags (wet) and secured with plastic zip-ties and then transported to the preparation laboratory of Bureau Veritas in Hermosillo, Sonora. The sample pulps are then transported to the Bureau Veritas' laboratory in Vancouver, where they are assayed for gold by fire assay with atomic absorption finish (FA430 assay method code; 0.005 to 10 ppm detection limit). Samples over 10 ppm Au are assayed with gravimetric finish (Assay code FA530). All samples are also assayed by ICP-ES (code AQ300) for a suite of 33 elements.

All summarized intervals reported in this press release were calculated using a 0.10 ppm Au cut-off grade. Intervals contain no more than 3 metres of internal dilution. High grades have not been capped.

About Capitan Mining Inc.:

Capitan Mining is a well-funded junior exploration company focused on its 100% owned gold and silver Peñoles Project in Durango, Mexico. The company is led by a management team that has successfully advanced and developed several heap leach operations in Mexico over the past 16 years. More information for the Company can be found at


"Alberto Orozco"
Alberto Orozco, CEO

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Alberto Orozco
Capitan Mining Inc.

Raffi Elmajian
Corporate Communications
Capitan Mining Inc.

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