|July 11, 2011|
Indico Mobilizes Drill Rig for Phase I Drilling at Ocaña Project, Southern Peru
|Vancouver, British Columbia - Indico Resources Ltd. ("Indico" or the "Company") (TSX-V: IDI, OTCQX: IDIFF) announces that following a successful drill permit application process, a rig is being mobilized to the Ocaña project in southern Peru and that drilling is expected to begin in the coming days. In addition, interpretation of new geophysical data has been completed, which supports the existing Jimena drill target (NR11-01 March 7, 2011) as well as defining two additional drill targets. As a result, the initial +2,000 metre drill program has been increased to +4,000 metres. |
The drill permit for the Ocaña project has been received and drilling will commence in the coming days. During the application, the Company completed two community workshops where community support for the project was receptive and overwhelming. Plans for an expanded (>4,000 metre) drill program are being finalized following positive results from the Company's geophysical exploration program, outlined in more detail below.
Geophysical Survey Details
A geophysical survey has been completed which includes 6 lines (a total of 8 line-kilometers) of Induced Polarization (IP) and 56 line-kilometers of ground magnetics (Figure 1).
The IP survey results indicates strong chargeability anomalies at a depth of 250 meters below surface at the Jimena target (Figures 2 & 3), adding geophysical support to the existing drill target. The data also identifies new drill targets: La Novia target (Figures 2 & 4), and the Exotica target (Figure 5).
Intensive (+/-100mV/50m dipole) Self-Potential (SP) anomalies define a prospective area for enriched exotic copper oxides mineralization - the SP anomaly of the Exotica target forms a broad linear target some 2 km's long and approximately 0.4 km's wide.
The ground magnetic survey outlined an elliptical northwest trending magnetic anomaly over the Jimena target. The magnetic anomaly is approximately 0.6 km x 0.3 km in size and coincides with Cu-Mo-Au geochemical anomalism from previously reported surface rock-chip, channel and talus sampling. The La Novia target identified 2 km's northwest of Jimena has a distinct magnetic anomaly and coincides clearly with a deeper (interpreted 250 meters) chargeable source and surface SP anomalies (Figure 6).
New Company Website & Investor Relations
The Company is pleased to announce the launch of its new website found at http://www.indicoresources.com. "Although this website is merely a window on what we do, considerable thought has gone into the design of our web presence such that investors and prospective investors can find information on the Company without being inundated with technical information" stated Gary Freeman, Chief Executive Officer of Indico Resources.
In addition, the Company has strengthened its corporate team by retaining the services of Michael Pound to head Investor Relations. Mr. Pound brings 16 years of marketing, finance and client management experience to the team. He most recently served as Investor Relations for Platinum Group Metals (TSX: PTM) and currently manages Investor Relations for Dorato Resources Inc. (TSX: DRI). He will oversee development of the Company's investor relations strategy and will focus on increasing the Company's exposure in the financial community.
Exotic copper mineralization is a complex hydrochemical process linking supergene enrichment, lateral copper transport, and precipitation of copper oxide minerals in the drainage network of a porphyry copper deposit.
Chargeability of earth materials is essentially an electrochemical effect caused by many factors and if ground is chargeable, it responds as if resistivity was a complex quantity. Aspects affecting the chargeability of a sample include: types of minerals present.IP surveys are widely used for mapping of sulphide mineralization at depth.
Spontaneous potential (SP), also called self-potential, is a naturally occurring electric potential difference in the Earth, measured by an electrode relative to a fixed reference electrode. SP associated with a sulfide ore body result from the ohmic potential drop within the country rocks. The electric current is produced by separate but simultaneous reduction of oxidizing agents near the surface and oxidation of reducing agents at depth. The ore does not participate directly in either reaction, but serves as a conductor to transfer the electrons from the reducing agents to the oxidizing agents. The possibility for the above reactions to occur depends upon differences in oxidation potential of ground waters at different depths. In the zone beneath the water table, the potential is probably controlled by the oxidation-reduction equilibria of iron-rich minerals.
EurGeol Keith J. Henderson, P.Geo., Indico's Chief Scientific Officer, a Director, and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43‐101, has reviewed the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for this news release. Mr. Henderson is not independent of the Company as he is an officer and a shareholder.
The geophysical results were reviewed by Kuncho Kunchev, Indico's consulting geophysicist. Mr. Kunchev has over 25 years of experience as an exploration geophysicist. Most recently he has been working for Rio Tinto as a senior geophysicist exploring for gold, copper, base metals, diamonds and other types of mineral deposits. Mr. Kunchev is independent of the Company.
About Indico Resources Ltd.
Indico Resources Ltd. is a resource exploration company focused in the discovery and exploration of porphyry copper-gold deposits in South America. The Ocaña Porphyry Project is the Company's primary exploration project and is currently the main focus of exploration activities. In addition, the Company has reviewed multiple additional porphyry exploration projects and is in negotiation to acquire interests in additional porphyry exploration projects. The company's senior technical staff has a cumulative 40 years of porphyry exploration and resource definition experience.
On behalf of
Indico Resources Ltd.
(Signed) Gary Freeman
President and Chief Executive Officer
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