|Vancouver, British Columbia, July 5, 2023 – Vizsla Copper Corp. (TSXV: VCU, OTCQB: VCUFF, FRANKFURT: 97E0) (“Vizsla Copper” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the start of the summer core drilling program at the Woodjam copper-gold project (the “Woodjam Project” or “Woodjam”) in south-central BC.
HIGHLIGHTS The Targets: Targets to be evaluated consist of a mix of deposit extensions, including the high-grade Deerhorn and Southeast deposits, and new target areas aided by recent geophysical programs.
The Program: A total of approximately 8,000m of core drilling in 16 drill holes is planned over approximately three months.
|“I’m very pleased that we’ve begun drilling at Woodjam,” commented Craig Parry, Executive Chairman. “The Company is cashed up, we have an excellent exploration team in place and we have an exciting project on which to deploy them. Vizsla Copper is well positioned to benefit from strong copper market fundamentals going forward.”
“This drill program and the high-quality targets before us are the result of a great deal of hard work by our exploration team, particularly Ian Borg (Senior Geologist), Colin Bateman (Project Geologist), Chris Leslie (Technical Advisor) and Kyle Patterson (Consulting Geophysicist at Convolutions Geoscience), and their efforts are tremendously appreciated,” commented Steve Blower, Vice President of Exploration. “We’ve been excited to start drilling since we acquired the Project late in 2022 and we look forward to building on the exceptional results generated by the previous operators, Consolidated Woodjam Copper, on this highly prospective project.”
This drill campaign will target high-grade copper/gold porphyry-related mineralization in and around the central corridor of known mineralization at Woodjam (Figures 1 and 2). Targets can be categorized into two groups: (1) deposit extensions and, (2) new target areas. Deposit extensions will be evaluated at the Deerhorn and Southeast deposits. Examples of planned drill hole cross-sections at each of these areas are provided as Figures 3 and 4, respectively. Recent drilling at both deposits by Consolidated Woodjam Copper returned some spectacular results, including 123m of 2.49 g/t Au and 0.4% Cu in 2020 drill hole DH20-071 at Deerhorn, and 142.4m of 0.56% Cu and 0.23 g/t Au in 2021 drill hole SE21-089 at Southeast. The current drill program will evaluate the potential to expand this mineralization.
The second group of targets is comprised of new exploration areas not immediately adjacent to known deposits. Targets here are largely based on new geophysical survey results gathered from recent high-definition heli-borne magnetic and Z-Axis Tipper Electromagnetic (ZTEM) surveys completed by Vizsla Copper, which have generated numerous new target areas for evaluation.
Approximately 8,000m of drilling is planned in 16 drill holes. The program will take approximately three months to complete. Samples will be submitted for assay regularly through the program, and results will be disclosed in due course.
|Figure 1 – Woodjam Property Map
|Figure 2 – Target Area Locations
|Figure 3 – Deerhorn Deposit Example Longitudinal Section
|Figure 4 – Southeast Deposit Example Cross-Section
|Stock Option Grant
The Company would also like to announce that it has granted 3,600,000 incentive stock options to directors, officers, employees, and consultants of the Company. The incentive stock options will vest over a period of two years, have an exercise price of $0.24 per share, and are valid for a 5-year period from the grant date. The options were granted pursuant to the Company’s incentive stock option plan are subject to the approval and policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.
About Vizsla Copper
Vizsla Copper is a Cu-Au-Mo focused mineral exploration and development company headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. The Company is primarily focused on its flagship Woodjam project, located within the prolific Quesnel Terrane, 55 kilometers east of the community of Williams Lake, British Columbia. It has four additional copper exploration properties; Copperview, Redgold, Blueberry and Carruthers Pass, all well situated amongst significant infrastructure in British Columbia. The Company’s growth strategy is focused on the exploration and development of its copper properties within its portfolio in addition to value accretive acquisitions. Vizsla Copper’s vision is to be a responsible copper explorer and developer in the stable mining jurisdiction of British Columbia, Canada and is committed to socially responsible exploration and development, working safely, ethically and with integrity.
Vizsla Copper is a spin-out of Vizsla Silver (TSX.V: VZLA) (NYSE: VZLA) and is backed by Inventa Capital Corp., a premier investment group founded in 2017 with the goal of discovering and funding opportunities in the resource sector. Additional information about the Company is available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and the Company’s website (www.vizslacopper.com).
The Company’s disclosure of technical or scientific information in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Ian Borg, P.Geo., Senior Geologist for Vizsla Copper. Mr. Borg is a Qualified Person as defined under the terms of National Instrument 43-101.
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