(CSE: PM) (FSE: FIRA) (OTCPK: PMMCF) For Immediate Release
March 3, 2023 – Vancouver, British Columbia
Pampa Metals Corp. (“Pampa Metals” or the “Company”) (CSE: PM / FSE: FIRA / OTCQX®: PMMCF) is pleased to advise that it has issued 14,644,334 units (“Units”) at a price of $0.15 per Unit under the Non-Brokered Private Placement offering (the “Offering”) detailed in a January 19, 2023 news release for gross proceeds of $2,196,650.
Each Unit consists of one fully paid common share and one purchase warrant entitling the holder to acquire an additional common share at a price of $0.21 for a period of 3 years after the closing of the Offering.
In connection with the Offering, the Company paid total cash commissions of $94,724 and issued 1,041,023 finder’s warrants and 344,143 finder’s shares. Each finder’s warrant is exercisable into a common share of the Company at an exercise price of $0.21 for a period of 3 years from the date of closing of the Offering.
The Company’s Vice President of Exploration was recently in Chile, finalising preparations for the maiden drill testing of the Buenavista target and the Block 4 Project more broadly, where an initial ~2,100m diamond drill program has been designed to test coincident geological, geochemical, and geophysical anomalies.
Residual proceeds from the Offering will be directed towards due diligence on the identification and possible acquisition of large porphyry copper-molybdenum targets capable of complementing the Company’s existing portfolio, as well as general corporate purposes.
Block 4 / Buenavista – Principal Findings & Conclusions from Technical Data
Preliminary results from a soil geochemical survey were previously reported (see news release dated November 10, 2022) and subsequently the following key findings (see news release dated January 19, 2023):
- The soil geochemical data are consistent with key findings identified by surface geology, Induced Polarisation (IP) geophysics, and magnetometry, and other complementary data including 3D modeling.
- Clearly anomalous values of Mo (up to 14 ppm Mo) and Cu (up to 1,560 ppm Cu) in soils, in a heavily supergene leached desert environment, coincide with mapped hydrothermal alteration at the key central
quartz-stockwork zone and the neighbouring quartz-sulphide breccia zone (previously reported).
- Additional sporadic gold anomalies (up to 175 ppb Au), together with the distributions of copper, molybdenum, and pathfinder elements including Zn, Pb, As, and others, suggest Buenavista represents a fertile Tertiary porphyry copper-molybdenum system located along the world’s preeminent porphyry copper belt.
- Buenavista has a footprint of about 1.5 km E-W by 1 km N-S according to the exploration results to date, and is located on a significant NE-SW trending geological structure revealed by the geochemical dataset and supported by surface mapping.
- The geochemical data is also suggestive of a further potential target to the SW of Buenavista, and gives encouragement to the likely existence of a further target under cover to the east of Buenavista, currently defined by geophysical data.
The combination of geological, geochemical, and geophysical anomalies is suggestive of a potential “cluster” of porphyry copper-molybdenum systems on the Block 4 property, an aspect typical of some major porphyry coppermolybdenum districts in Chile and worldwide.
A diamond drilling program to test Buenavista, and likely an additional covered target under cover to the east or southeast, is well supported by the various surface datasets, where three to four diamond drill holes totalling around 2,100m have been planned.
Block 4 Project: Buenavista Target New Discovery
The Company further announces that it has entered into debt settlement agreements to settle outstanding indebtedness to two arm’s length service providers in the aggregate amount of $25,500 (collectively, the “Debt Settlement”), of which will be settled through the issuance of an aggregate of 166,667 Units at a price of $0.15 per Unit. The Units in the Debt Settlement have the same terms as the Units in the Offering.
ABOUT PAMPA METALS
Pampa Metals is a Canadian company listed on the Canadian Stock Exchange (CSE: PM) as well as the Frankfurt (FSE: FIRA) and OTC (OTCQB®: PMMCF) exchanges. Pampa Metals owns a highly prospective, wholly owned, 47,400-hectare portfolio of seven projects for copper, molybdenum and gold located along proven mineral belts in Chile, one of the world’s top mining jurisdictions. The Company is actively progressing four of its projects, including completed and planned drill tests, and has two additional projects optioned to Austral Gold Ltd.
The Company has a vision to create value for shareholders and all other stakeholders by making a major copper discovery along the prime mineral belts of Chile, using the best geological and technological methods. For more information, please visit Pampa Metals’ website www.pampametals.com.
The latest Company Presentation can be accessed at https://pampametals.com/investor/.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Joseph van den Elsen | President & CEO
Joseph van den Elsen | President & CEO
Neither the CSE nor the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
This news release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements”. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical fact, that address events or developments that Pampa Metals expects to occur, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will” or “may” occur. These statements are subject to various risks. Although Pampa Metals believes the expectations expressed in such forwardlooking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guaranteeing of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements