December 18, 2020 – Vancouver, BC, Canada - Pacific Empire Minerals Corp. (TSXV: PEMC) (“Pacific Empire”, “PEMC” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has signed a Definitive Agreement (the “Agreement”) to grant CAVU Mining Corp. (“CAVU”) an exclusive option (the “Option”) to earn up to a 100% interest in the Company’s 3,070-hectare Kitimat Copper-Gold Project (the “Project”) in British Columbia, Canada.
Highlights of the Agreement include:
- Cash payments of CDN$390,000 over 3 years to PEMC;
- Share payments of 1,325,000 to PEMC;
- A minimum of CDN$1,000,000 of exploration expenditures at the Project, to be fully funded by CAVU
Please see the Transaction Details section below for more information on the Agreement. The planned work program will be developed in the coming months by CAVU Mining Corp. and will build upon previous drilling, geophysical and geochemical sampling programs completed by PEMC and previous operators.
“The proximity of the Kitimat property to a deep-water port is an important advantage,” commented Brad Peters, President and CEO of Pacific Empire. “We look forward to following the progress of CAVU as they advance the Kitimat property in 2021.”
Under the terms of the Agreement, CAVU can earn a 100% interest in the Project by completing CDN$1,000,000 in exploration expenditures on the Project, paying PEMC an aggregate of CDN$390,000 in cash payments and issuing 1,325,000 common shares to PEMC by the third anniversary of the signing of the Agreement.
About the Kitimat Property
The Kitimat Property is an exploration stage porphyry copper-gold prospect that is vehicle-accessible and close to infrastructure. The 3,070 hectare property is situated 13 km by road from the port town of Kitimat where a deep-water port and hydroelectric power are located.
The property is underlain by Triassic to Jurassic Stikine volcanic rocks which have been juxtaposed against Late Cretaceous to Paleogene granodiorites and diorites of the Coast Plutonic Complex to the west. These units have been intruded by felsic, mafic and feldspar porphyry dikes of Late Cretaceous to Eocene age.
Historical exploration on the Kitimat property consists of 38 diamond drill holes totaling over 6,000 meters, soil, rock and silt surveys, airborne Mag-EM and IP surveys, trenching, and detailed mapping of over 1,000 rock exposures.
Historical drilling at the Jeanette target area intersected copper-gold-silver mineralization associated with quartz-sericite-pyrite alteration that locally overprints a propylitic assemblage. Localized potassic alteration is also present, though not necessarily associated with mineralized zones. At the Bowbyes target area, a large area (2,000 x 800 m) of quartz-sericite-pyrite altered intermediate volcanic rock has been mapped by previous operators in the area of Gossan Creek, where numerous NE trending porphyry dikes exist.
Mineralization encountered to date at the Jeanette area consists of chalcopyrite-pyrite as veins, quartz vein-fill and as disseminations within silicified zones. Copper and gold values are intimately associated with historical drill intercepts highlighted by 105 m grading 0.60% Cu and 1.15 g/t Au (DDH J-2010-07, Decade Resources Ltd.). Although chalcopyrite content locally is up to 15%, the predominance of pyrite suggests that a higher temperature chalcopyrite dominant sulphide assemblage is yet to be discovered. Skarn mineralization, consisting of semi-massive chalcopyrite-pyrite-magnetite over short intervals, has been encountered in historical drilling in the southern portion of the property.
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George Cavey, P.Geo., Technical Advisor for the Company, serves as a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101 and has reviewed the scientific and technical information in this news release, approving the disclosure herein.
About Pacific Empire Minerals Corp.
PEMC is an exploration company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, that employs a "hybrid prospect generator" business model and trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol PEMC. The Company’s strong portfolio of projects is a result of continuous generative work conducted since the Company’s inception in 2012.
By integrating the project generator business model with low-cost RC drilling, the company intends to leverage its portfolio by identifying, and focusing on, the highest quality projects for partnerships and advancement.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD,
President and Chief Executive Officer
Pacific Empire Minerals Corp.
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