Maria Reyna

Location & Concessions

The Maria Reyna property is located in the Andahuaylas-Yauri Belt of skarn-porphyry deposits in Cusco Region, Southern Peru, 100km south of Cusco and within 10km of Hudbay's Constancia Cu-Mo-Ag project which is currently under construction. The 3164 hectare concession block covers at least three significant skarn±porphyry systems along 10 kilometres of a northeast-trending structure. Mineralization is related to the regionally significant Andahuaylas batholith and later subvolcanic intrusions, which intrude carbonate rocks of the Yura Group. Skarn Cu-Mo±Au mineralization is common along the contact zones, and porphyry mineralization occurs within and adjacent to some of the subvolcanic dacitic intrusions. The same geology is present at several significant deposits in the Belt, including the Las Bambas skarn-porphyry cluster (1.7 billion tonnes of 0.60% Cu), Haquira (690 million tonnes at 0.59% Cu, Measured & Indicated), and the Constancia porphyry deposit (reserves of 450 million tonnes at 0.36% Cu), located only 10 kilometres southeast of Maria Reyna.


Access

From the regional capital of Cusco, the property is reached by a 4.5 hour drive on paved and dirt roads. The nearest village for accommodation is Livitaca, which is about 45 minutes north of the south end of the property. Elevations range from 4000 to 4500 metres.

Terms of Agreement

The Parties have agreed to execute at the Closing Date the SPA under the following terms and conditions:

Acquisition The acquisition by Indico of 51% of the Shares from the Seller.
Acquisition Price US$ 2,000,000.00 (Two Million Dollars).
Payment of the Acquisition Price The Acquisition Price shall be paid to the Sellers [within the next 120 days] to the Closing Date.
Option The Sellers shall grant Indico an option to acquire the remaining 49% of the Shares.
Term of the Option 60 months.
Option Payments In order to keep the Option in force, Indico shall made the following payments:

No. Date Payment
1. On the Drilling Date 1,000,000  Indico Shares
2. 6 months after the Drilling Date 1,000,000  Indico Shares
3. 12 months after the Drilling Date 2,000,000  Indico Shares
4. 18 months after the Drilling Date 2,000,000  Indico Shares
5. 24 months after the Drilling Date 2,000,000  Indico Shares
6. 30 months after the Drilling Date 2,000,000  Indico Shares
7. 36 months after the Drilling Date 5 million Indico Shares
8. 48 months after the Drilling Date 5,000,000  Indico Shares
9. 60 months after the Drilling Date 10,000,000  Indico Shares
and US$20,000,000.00
NSR Royalty Upon exercise the Option, the parties have agreed to establish a 1% NSR Royalty (without cap) in favor of the Seller. The NSR Royalty shall be payable upon commencement of commercial production of any of the Mining Properties.


Surface Exploration

The property has numerous informal mining workings in high-grade skarn deposits, with the most active workings in the southern concessions. In 2010, Vale covered less than a third of the claims with a grid of 433 rock and 165 soil geochemical samples, as well as extensive ground geophysics (magnetics, radiometrics, and IP). The geochemical sampling defined two zones of interest: the SW Zone, with a strong copper and molybdenum anomaly that was subsequently tested with drilling, and the broader NE Zone, which remains to be drill tested. Skarn workings in the north extreme of the property were not covered by Vale.


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Historic Drilling

In 2010, Vale completed 11 diamond drill holes (5585 metres) at Maria Reyna, targeting skarn and porphyry mineralization at the Southwest Zone (Figure 1). The drilling intersected both high-grade, shallow Cu-Mo skarn and breccia mineralization, and low-grade disseminated porphyry mineralization beneath. Intercepts greater than 0.2% and 0.3% Cu are summarized below. Highlighted in the tables are intersections of shallow mineralization with grades >0.4% CuEq, which will be targeted by future in-fill drilling to generate a near-surface resource. The Company cautions that it has not had the chance to fully verify the quality and accuracy of the relevant historic sampling and drilling results. The historic figures were generated from sources believed to be reliable, based on limited review of the drill core and outcrops in the field, but they have not been confirmed by a Qualified Person, as defined by NI-43-101.


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Table 1: Vale Drill Intersections at 0.2% CuEq* Cut-off.
Hole_ID
from
to
Ag (ppm)
Cu (ppm)
Mo (ppm)
CuEq %
Interval
DH-001
206
256
1.5
1956
113
0.27
50
DH-002
0
136
4.1
5251
78
0.61
136
DH-003
226
256
1.7
2365
122
0.31
30
DH-003
460
480
0.3
1871
62
0.22
20
DH-004
10
240
3.0
2616
124
0.35
230
DH-004
336
486
1.5
1839
147
0.27
150
DH-004
502
522
0.8
1914
87
0.24
20
DH-005
10
76
4.8
6277
122
0.74
66
DH-006
0
114
4.0
3179
112
0.41
114
DH-007
0
106
2.5
3882
267
0.55
106
DH-007
176
216
1.7
2546
280
0.41
40
DH-007
232
310
1.0
1657
272
0.31
78
DH-008
256
394
1.4
2764
130
0.36
138
DH-008
432
519.85
1.7
2345
209
0.36
87.85
DH-009
18
90
1.7
2815
335
0.47
72
DH-009
110
172
0.7
1358
184
0.24
62
DH-009
196
256
0.9
1793
106
0.24
60
DH-010
262
314
1.7
3036
204
0.42
52
DH-010
344
406
2.1
3429
641
0.68
62
DH-011
18
178
2.9
4970
998
1.03
160
DH-011
374
406
1.1
1448
175
0.24
32
Intervals were calculated with maximum of 10m of 0.1% CuEq internal dilution, 0.2% CuEq edge grade, minimum length of 15m. For CuEq calculations the following variables were used: $3.00/lb Cu, $15.00/lb Mo, $21.00/oz Ag; no allowances for metallurgical recoveries were made.

Table 2: Vale Drill Intersections at 0.3% CuEq* Cut-off.
Hole_ID
from
to
Ag (ppm)
Cu (ppm)
Mo (ppm)
CuEq %
Interval
DH-001
222
246
1.8
2442
141
0.33
24
DH-002
0
62
4.5
5789
63
0.66
62
DH-002
74
136
4.3
5510
103
0.65
62
DH-003
232
254
1.7
2504
130
0.33
22
DH-004
10
62
7.2
5122
56
0.61
52
DH-004
108
142
1.7
1663
380
0.37
34
DH-004
364
408
2.4
2547
169
0.36
44
DH-005
10
74
5.0
6455
116
0.75
64
DH-006
0
24
7.9
5501
265
0.76
24
DH-006
56
78
4.8
5551
93
0.65
22
DH-007
2
102
2.6
4002
282
0.57
100
DH-007
176
212
2.0
2670
304
0.44
36
DH-007
244
290
1.2
1962
335
0.38
46
DH-008
270
296
3.1
5162
193
0.64
26
DH-008
322
344
2.0
3435
238
0.48
22
DH-008
438
482
2.0
2632
286
0.43
44
DH-008
504
519.85
2.9
3389
133
0.43
15.85
DH-009
18
76
2.0
3153
371
0.52
58
DH-010
262
314
1.7
3036
204
0.42
52
DH-010
344
406
2.1
3429
641
0.68
62
DH-011
20
82
1.4
2153
328
0.39
62
DH-011
98
178
4.6
8025
1711
1.71
80
Intervals were calculated with maximum of 10m of 0.1% CuEq internal dilution, 0.2% CuEq edge grade, minimum length of 15m. For CuEq calculations the following variables were used: $3.00/lb Cu, $15.00/lb Mo, $21.00/oz Ag; no allowances for metallurgical recoveries were made.

Table 3: Vale Drill Hole Collars
Hole_ID East_PSAD56 North_PSAD56 elevation depth azimuth dip
DH-001 198794 8407628 4394 388.85 360 -65
DH-002 198557 8407650 4350 617.6 0 -90
DH-003 198616 8407389 4371 546.6 30 -65
DH-004 198207 8407508 4280 523.3 30 -65
DH-005 198370 8407728 4276 529.6 30 -65
DH-006 198557 8407650 4342 519.3 35 -60
DH-007 198190 8407801 4197 502.4 30 -75
DH-008 197932 8407722 4172 519.85 30 -65
DH-009 198507 8407958 4259 535.65 30 -65
DH-010 198135 8408065 4185 413.9 30 -65
DH-011 198870 8407783 4371 487.55 225 -80


The most significant intercept was in DH-011, which intersected 80m of 1.71% CuEq (0.80% Cu, 1711 ppm Mo) at a 0.3% CuEq cutoff in a hydrothermal breccia with a skarn component. This interval has an upper Cu-rich and a lower Mo-rich segment, in which the matrix of the breccia is filled with semi-massive chalcopyrite and molybdenite, respectively. The mineralization is constrained by adjacent hole DH-001 to dip northeast, and is open along strike to the northwest and southeast.

During a core review, where all significant mineralized intervals were inspected with assays in hand, it was noted that the northeast-directed holes (all but two) were not optimally oriented, and most stockwork veins are nearly parallel with the core. This is in agreement with surface measurement of structures found on Vale geology maps. Consequently, subsequent infill drilling will be directed mainly to the southwest, with an expected improvement in continuity of mineralization.