MAX Resource to develop large gold project in Colombia

The Novita project is adjacent to the Chocó project. Photo by MAX Resource.

MAX Resource (TSXV: MXR) announced this week that it was able to secure 100% of the 89 mineral applications it is aspiring to develop in western Colombia.

The applications cover a total area of 1,757 square kilometres and are located within the Choc√≥ department, approximately 100 kilometres southwest of the city of Medell√≠n. Of the 89 claims, 63 occupy 1,270 square kilometres, and are collectively referred to as the ‚ÄúChoc√≥ project.‚ÄĚ They are located outside or adjacent to the Novita project area, which the company is seeking to acquire.

The Choc√≥ project covers or is adjacent to much of Compa√Ī√≠a Minera del Choc√≥ Pac√≠fico‚Äôs historic exploration and production areas, of which output was 1.5 million ounces of gold and 1 million ounces of platinum between 1906 to 1990.

The Choc√≥ project covers or is adjacent to much of Compa√Ī√≠a Minera del Choc√≥ Pac√≠fico‚Äôs historic exploration and production areas, of which output was 1.5 million ounces of gold and 1 million ounces of platinum between 1906 to 1990.

In a media brief, MAX explained that its applications include the Big Flat, a largely unexplored area of 100 square kilometres that hosts extensive historical workings.

According to the Vancouver-based miner, reports by Compa√Ī√≠a Minera del Choc√≥ Pac√≠fico indicate that the underlying hard rock conglomerates located within the Choc√≥ project area are anomalous to gold and platinum group elements. The documents also state that the hard rock conglomerates are shallow, extensive and generally flat lying with thicknesses from a few metres to 20 metres.

MAX says it is going to use such information to guide its upcoming works in the area. ‚ÄúThe company’s exploration strategy is to confirm through current exploration programs, the presence of gold and platinum group elements and the lateral extent of these underlying hard rock conglomerates,‚ÄĚ the company stated.

Until now, the firm’s team on the field has collected trial bulk samples over an area of 6 square kilometres within one of its applications near the town of Novita to obtain geologic data, establish sampling methodology and develop a system for bulk sample processing and analysis.

“This bulk sampling program supports historic reports of hard rock conglomerates underlying the alluvial gold-bearing mineralization. Our initial evaluation of these conglomerates included one sighting of visible gold within the excavated material,‚ÄĚ Brett Matich, MAX CEO, said in the media statement. ‚ÄúThe lateral extent of the gold-bearing conglomerates combined with the confirmed 12-metre thickness substantiates our belief the Choc√≥ project is an exciting opportunity.‚ÄĚ

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