EDITOR: | March 28th, 2022

Auxico Announces the Completion of the NI 43-101-Compliant Technical Report on the Minastyc Property, Vichada, Colombia

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March 28, 2022 (Source) — Auxico Resources Canada Inc. (CSE: AUAG) is pleased to announce the completion of a National Instrument (NI) 43-101 Technical Evaluation Report (“Report”) on the Minastyc Property in Vichada, Colombia. The Report is being filed today on SEDAR and will be uploaded shortly thereafter on Auxico’s website. Provided below are highlights from the Report:

  • In August of 2021, Joel Scodnick, P.Geo., & Qualified Person (“QP”) for Auxico took a representative 3.2 tonne bulk sample from two locations of the Area 50 pit. A 7.7 kg fine concentrate returned Total Rare Earth Oxides (TREO) grading 68.32% and 65.67% respectively from the two locations;
  • The presence of radioactive Thorium has always been an issue with many rare earth deposits, however, working with Impact Global Solutions (IGS), the Thorium is precipitated from the monazite concentrate using acid bake, which results in recoveries of 99%+ rendering the rare earth concentrate safe for transportation, thus virtually eliminating the Thorium;
  • Auxico initiated a project with Central America Nickel to develop a metallurgical process using acid bake and the Ultrasound Assisted Extraction technology (“UAEx”). Recoveries of over 80% have been demonstrated at IGS on the Rare Earth Elements (REE’s);
  • In February, 2022, AMCO Consultants from Bogota submitted a PTO-work program to the Colombian National Mining Agency. Acceptance of the work program will result in a small-scale mining permit to be issued. Once the permit is issued, Auxico will initiate the program proposed by the QP and will mobilize a mobile concentrator onsite to do all of the testing of the concentrates in the field, and will then send the samples to an accredited lab for analyses;
  • A budget of USD 800,000 is proposed, which includes detailed mapping of the alluvials, and an auger drilling program covering the TA Area and Area 5 which will be used to build a resource and develop a mining plan;
  • The TA Area and Area 50 are approximately 1.6 km apart, with both areas returning various high-grades in concentrates including the following elements:

Element

Symbol

Industrial Use

Cerium

Ce

Catalytic converters, ceramics, glass

Dysprosium

Dy

Permanent magnets, data storage, lasers

Erbium

Er

Fibre optics, optical amplifiers, lasers

Gadolinium

Gd

Medical imaging, permanent magnets

Hafnium   

Hf

Nuclear control rods, alloys & high-T ceramics

Lanthanum

La

catalyst ceramics, glass polishing, metallurgy & batteries

Neodymium

Nd

permanent magnets, rubber catalysts, medical & industrial lasers

Niobium

Nb

Steel and superalloys

Palladium

Pd

Catalytic converters & catalyst agent

Platinum

Pt

Catalytic converters

Praseodymium

Pr

Permanent magnets, batteries, aerospace alloys, ceramics & colorants

Samarium

Sm

Permanent magnets, absorber in nuclear reactors & cancer treatments

Tantalum

Ta

Electronic components & superalloys

Tin

Sn

Protective coatings & alloys

Titanium

Ti

White pigment & metal alloys

Ytterbium

Yb

Catalysts, scintillometers, lasers & metallurgy

Yttrium

Yt

Ceramic, catalysts, lasers, metallurgy & phosphors

Zirconium

Zr

High-T ceramics & corrosion-resistant alloys

  • Gold, Silver, Platinum, and Palladium were also detected in coarse concentrates in the TA Area, returning values as high as 63 g/t Gold, 32 g/t Silver, 53 g/t Platinum, and 19 g/t Palladium. One sample from a 5.7 kg laterite in the main TA Area pit returned 15 g/t Gold and 38 g/t Platinum. The presence of these precious metals indicates a relationship with upstream basements or serpentine or olivine or pyroxene-rich ultramafic rocks.
  • The company Japosat produced various images of Minastyc and the surrounding area, which encompasses the recently acquired 1,293 hectare Agualinda Property, also referred to as Minastyc South. Multispectral geobotany and litho-structural mineral targeting was applied to map the spectral anomalies of the vegetation and the surface geochemistry, to map the litho-structural features in the rock types, to combine the geobotanical and soil results with the litho-structural interpretation and to identify mineral exploration target areas. Many targets were identified on both properties which will be followed up in the next program. Two of the targets are over the TA Area and Area 50 showing good correlation of the imagery to the known mineralized areas;

About Auxico Resources Canada Inc.

Auxico Resources Canada Inc. (“Auxico”) is a Canadian company that was founded in 2014 and based in Montreal. Auxico is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties in ColombiaBrazilMexicoBolivia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Additional information on Auxico can be found on the Company’s website (www.auxicoresources.com) or on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) under “Auxico Resources Canada Inc.”

QUALIFIED PERSON

This news release was reviewed and approved by Joel Scodnick, P.Geo., an independent consultant to Auxico, in his capacity as a Qualified Person, as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The samples provided in this press release were selected by the QP and so all of the results are in compliance with National Instrument 43-101.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Pierre Gauthier
CEO, Auxico Resources Canada Inc.
pg@auxicoresources.com
Cell: +1 514 299 0881

Mark Billings
President, Auxico Resources Canada Inc.
mb@auxicoresources.com
Cell: +1 514 296 1641

The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of the contents of this release.

SOURCE Auxico Resources Canada Inc.


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