VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – (January 17, 2023) – Pan Global Resources Inc. (“Pan Global” or the "Company") (TSX-V: PGZ; OTC: PGNRF) is pleased to announce assay results for 21 drill holes targeting volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) copper and polymetallic mineralization at the 100%-owned Escacena Project in the Iberian Pyrite Belt (IPB), southern Spain. The drill holes were all completed in 2022 and provide the first tests of the Zarcita, Hornitos, La Jarosa, Pilar and Bravo Norte targets. Pan Global’s 2023 exploration program in Spain includes a 20,000m multi-target drill program with an estimated budget of CAD $8.5 million.
“Pan Global is highly encouraged by the drill results with copper and or zinc mineralization intersected in three of the five new targets tested in the Escacena Project area,” said Tim Moody, President and CEO. “At Zarcita, the first four completed drill holes have all intersected copper mineralization within a 75-meter-thick pyrite-chalcopyrite stockwork associated with strong chlorite alteration, including bands of semi-massive to massive sulphide. The copper mineralization at Zarcita continues from surface to more than 400m downdip and is open in all directions. The combination of stockwork mineralization together with strong chlorite alteration are excellent indicators of proximity to major VMS ore deposits in the IPB.”
“In addition, copper-zinc mineralization intersected at the La Jarosa target is within a potential structural repetition of the same host rocks at the nearby Aznalcóllar and Los Frailes VMS deposits and promising near-surface VMS-associated zinc-lead mineralization was identified at the Hornitos target. The Company maintains a strong cash position and is fully funded for another 20,000-meter drill program in 2023.”
Drill results are summarized in Table 1 and drill hole collar details are presented in Table 2 below. Target locations are shown in Figure 1.
Table 1- Escacena Project, drill results summary
Pilar and Bravo Norte
Table 2 – Escacena Project, drill hole collar information (Total 7,605.1m)
Core size was HQ (63mm) and all samples were ½ core. Nominal sample size was 1m core length and ranged from 0.4 to 2m. Sample intervals were defined using geological contacts with the start and end of each sample physically marked on the core. Diamond blade core cutting and sampling was supervised at all times by Company staff. Duplicate samples of ¼ core were taken approximately every 30 samples and Certified Reference materials inserted every 25 samples in each batch.
Samples were delivered to ALS laboratory in Seville, Spain and assayed at the ALS laboratory in Ireland. All samples were crushed and split (method CRU-31, SPL22Y), and pulverized using (method PUL-31). Gold analysis was by 50gm Fire assay with ICP finish (method Au-ICP22) and multi element analysis was undertaken using a 4-acid digest with ICP AES finish (method ME-ICP61). Over grade base metal results were assayed using a 4-acid digest ICP AES (method OG-62).
About the Escacena Project
The Escacena Project comprises a large, contiguous, 5,760-hectare land package controlled 100% by Pan Global in the east of the Iberian Pyrite Belt. The project is located near operating mines at Las Cruces and Riotinto and is immediately adjacent to the former Aznalcóllar and Los Frailes mines where Minera Los Frailes/Grupo Mexico is in the final permitting stage with mining anticipated to restart in late 2023. The Escacena Project hosts the La Romana copper-tin discovery and a number of other prospective targets, including Zarcita, Hornitos, La Jarosa, Romana Deep, Pilar, Bravo, Barbacena and San Pablo.
About Pan Global Resources
Pan Global Resources Inc. is actively engaged in base and precious metal exploration in southern Spain and is pursuing opportunities from exploration through to mine development. The Company is committed to operating safely and with respect to the communities and environment where we operate.
James Royall, Vice President Exploration for Pan Global Resources and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed the scientific and technical information for this news release. Mr. Royall is not independent of the Company.
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