Dec. 4, 2012
MAX Resource Corp.
(TSX.V: MXR; OTCBB: MXROF) has entered into a Mining Lease and Option to Purchase Agreement (the "Lease Agreement") with
Claremont Nevada Mines
LLC of Nevada and JR Exploration LLC of
whereby MAX can acquire a 100% interest in the Majuba Hill Silver/Copper/Gold property in
Pershing County, Nevada
by the payment to Claremont of
over a four year period, with
having been paid on signing and
payable each year on the anniversary of the effective date.
This new Lease Agreement replaces the previous Option Agreement with Claremont dated
March 4, 2011
whereby MAX could earn up to a 75% interest in the Majuba Hill project by spending
over an eight year period, subject to a 3% NSR payable to the vendor. Under the terms of this new Lease Agreement, there will be no annual work commitments and the NSR will be reduced from 3% to 1%.
, the President of MAX, states:
Given our drilling success at Majuba in 2011 and 2012, we have elected to capitalize on this opportunity to acquire a 100% in the Majuba Hill project, which our recent drilling and soil geochemistry has proven is highly prospective for the development of a bulk-tonnage open pit deposit in central Nevada, one of the premier mining jurisdictions in the world. Drilling at Majuba Ridge has served to confirm our theory that Majuba Hill is a significant porphyry system with a chalcocite blanket. Our next drill program will test the extent of mineralization to the southeast and northeast at Majuba Ridge with a view to
developing an NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate as soon as possible
During exploration at Majuba Hill in 2011, MAX drilled long intervals of high grade silver and copper oxide mineralization near surface in five holes at the historic Majuba Hill mine site, which included:
- 96 m of 39.2 g/t Ag, 0.57% Cu and 0.10 g/t Au (98.3 g/t silver equivalent ( "AgEq")) in hole MM-06
- 50.3 m of 50.8 g/t Ag, 0.31% Cu and 0.31 g/t Au (86.7 g/t AgEq) in MM-07
- 42.7 m of 37.5 g/t Ag and 0.38% Cu (73.0 g/t AgEq) in hole MM-03
- 45.7 m of 15.4 g/t Ag, 0.56% Cu and 0.07 g/t Au (68.0 g/t AgEq) on hole MM-02
- 89.3 m of 16.5 g/t Ag and 0.28% Cu (42.5 g/t AgEq) in hole MM-05
During drilling in 2012, hole MM-21 confirmed that a southeast trending ridge of high-grade oxide mineralization extends a further 500 m to the southeast from the Majuba Hill mine to the Ball Park target area, where drilling in 2011 (hole MM-17) intercepted
42.7 m of 16.8 g/t Ag, 13.7 m of 15.9 g/t Ag and 6.16 m of 51.0 g/t Ag
. Hole MM-21 intercepted
4.6 m @ 58.0 g/t Ag and 7.6 m @ 0.80% Cu within an overall mineralized intercept of 332 m @ 12 g/t Ag and 0.13% Cu (23.9 g/t AgEq) in oxides
that began within 12 m of surface. This drill intercept, combined with historic data obtained by MAX from prior operators (see our news release of
September 11, 2012
), serves to expand the known mineralized silver/copper zone for 500 m to the southeast along Majuba Ridge and to a depth of at least 350 m from surface. Maps showing drilling locations from our 2011 and 2012 exploration programs at Majuba Hill are available on our web site at
Majuba Hill is the site of numerous past producing mines
with historic production reported of 12% copper (
Mason Valley Copper
, 1918) and silver grades up to 40 oz/t Ag. The Majuba Hill project encompasses 3,128 acres of surface and mineral rights that includes patented lode mining claims. The property is easily accessed via 23 miles of well-maintained dirt roads leading from U.S. Interstate 80, and lies 30 miles northwest of Coeur d'Alene's
silver mine, which contains a NI 43-101 compliant Measured and Indicated Resource of 263.9 million tons grading 0.46 oz/ton Ag and 0.004 oz/ton Au. (The Coeur Technical Report on the Rochester Mine is available on SEDAR).
This news release has been reviewed by Mr.
Clancy J. Wendt
, P. Geo, a "qualified person" as that term is defined under National Instrument 43-101. The historic information provided has not been verified by MAX and is for reference only.
About MAX Resource Corp.
MAX Resource Corp. is a Canadian exploration company focused on gold and silver exploration in
. For more information, please visit our web site at
On behalf of the Board of Directors of
MAX Resource Corp.