|October 04, 2011|
Indico Announces Discovery of Copper-Gold-Molybdenum Porphyry
|PHASE I DRILLING INTERSECTS STRONG PERVASIVE MINERALIZATION|
SOUTHERN PERU COPPER BELT
Hole-001: 44m grading 0.73% copper, 0.03 g/t gold, 105ppm molybdenum
Hole-003: 171m grading 0.33% copper, 0.19 g/t gold, 111ppm molybdenum
Vancouver, British Columbia - Indico Resources Ltd. ("Indico" or the "Company") (TSX-V: IDI, OTCQX: IDIFF) announces receipt of positive results from its Phase I drill program at the Ocaña Copper Project.
The Ocaña porphyry project covers 110 km2 located on the northwest extension of the Southern Peru Porphyry Copper Belt (Figure 1). The Toquepala, Quellaveco, Cuajone, and Cerro Verde Mines are on regional trend to the southeast. Recent exploration in the belt has also resulted in discovery of the Zafranal copper - molybdenum - gold porphyry deposit (NI 43-101 compliant Measured & Indicated resources of 301MT of 0.47% Cu, 0.08g/t Au), located approximately 75km to the southeast of the Ocaña Project. The project is accessible by an 85km graded dirt road, an extension of the paved Pan American Highway. The geology and mineralization at Ocaña is similar to that at the Zafranal.
Figure 1. Location of the Ocaņa Property, Southern Peru. The property is located at the northern extent of the Southern Peru Porphyry Belt.
Results are summarized in Table 1.
The first three drill holes contain strong mineralization over significant thicknesses. Five drill holes have been completed in Phase I, totaling 2,195 metres (Figure 2). Results from drill holes 4 and 5 are pending.
Table 1: Detailed Drill Results
Porphyry copper-gold-molybdenum mineralization was intersected at surface and continues to depths of 400 metres or greater from surface. The upper, high-grade portion of Hole OKA-001 grades 0.734% copper from 2 metres to 46 metres, hosted within an upper weathered zone, where mineralization mostly occurs as copper oxides. Underlying the weathered zone, hypogene copper mineralization occurs as disseminated and blebby matrix-filling chalcopyrite within potassic-altered, phreatic breccias and adjacent dacite porphyry. Mineralization is less intense within phyllic-altered zones.
The higher grade breccia system trends west-northwest and is continuous for more than 1 kilometre, over a width of at least 200 metres within the concession, and extending for about another 200 metres to the north off the property. Indico is preparing an infill drilling program to test this primary breccia target.
"We are delighted to have discovered such a strongly mineralized porphyry system with the first three drill holes at Ocaña." stated Gary Freeman, President & CEO of Indico, "It is exceptional to make a discovery of this nature with the first holes drilled in the area. Our near-term focus is on the breccia-system discovery."
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 and takes responsibility for 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.
Diamond Drilling and Sampling Procedures
The diamond drilling was completed using an HQ and NQ core size. Core recovery was estimated to be greater than 95%. After cutting with a diamond saw, one half of the core was collected for sample preparation and analysis and the other half is retained for future reference. Samples were collected on a 2.0m and 3.0m sample interval. Sample preparation and analyses was completed by ALS-Chemex ("ALS") Lima, Peru.
The geochemical results were reviewed by Tansy O'Connor-Parsons, Senior Geochemist. Indico on-site personnel rigorously collect and track samples which are then security sealed and shipped to ALS, Lima, Peru for assay. Analytical accuracy and precision are monitored by the analysis of reagent blanks, reference material and replicate samples. Quality control is further assured by the use of international and in-house standards. Blind certified reference material is inserted at regular intervals into the sample sequence by field personnel in order to independently assess analytical accuracy. In addition, representative blind duplicate samples are routinely forwarded to ALS and an ISO-compliant third party laboratory for additional quality control.
Multi-elements were assayed using the ALS's ME-ICP61 package which includes 4-acid digestion and ICP-ES finish. Lower detection limits are as follows: Cu >0.001%, Mo >0.001%, Ag >0.5g/t . Gold is assayed by the Au-AA23 fire assay package - fusion of a 30-gram followed by AA finish; with a lower detection limit of 0.005 g/t. ALS has an 9001:2008 and 17025 International Standard Organization rating.
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 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.
Mr. Pound will be retained on an ongoing basis and will be paid a fee of $6,000 per month for providing investor relations services to the Company. Mr. Pound currently holds 31,500 common shares of the Company and has been granted incentive stock options to purchase up to 100,000 shares of the Company at a price of $0.53 per share, exercisable until March 7, 2013.
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
Contact Information: Michael Pound -- Investor Relations
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