Vancouver, Canada – Hannan Metals Limited (“Hannan” or the “Company”) (TSXV: HAN) (OTCPK: HANNF) provides an update on the status of further granted mining concessions at the 100% owned San Martin sediment hosted copper-silver project in Peru (Figure 1).
- A total of 43 granted mining concessions for 329 sq km have now been granted at the San Martin project in Peru (Figure 2).
- An increase of one granted mining concession from the last update reported on May 28, 2020.
- The project consists of a total of 87 mining concessions and applications for 65,600 hectares (656 sq km) that cover multiple trends within 110 kilometres of combined strike for sedimentary-hosted copper-silver mineralization (Figure 2). Granted concessions provide secure tenure and allows for more advanced social and exploration work programs to be executed.
Michael Hudson, Hannan’s CEO, states, “We appreciate that the Peruvian administration has been able to process our concessions during this challenging time. The additional granting provides secure tenure and allows us to commence further detailed geological work combined with social licensing in additional areas. In collaboration with industry experts, we have a number of desktop studies ongoing and a team of four geologists ready to mobilize back into the field in San Martin at the appropriate time post-lockdown.”
New areas granted are from the Sacanche project, where stratabound copper silver host position has been recently mapped by a geological remote sensing study within an area of 73 kilometres of strike. Outrcropping mineralized zones have been identified from field work (Figures 3 and 4) over a 20 kilometre strike trend and include:
- 2.0 metres @ 5.9% copper and 66 g/t silver
- 0.6 metres @ 8.7% copper and 59 g/t silver
- 0.6 metres @ 0.8% copper and 12 g/t silver
- 3.0 metres @ 2.5% copper and 22 g/t silver
- 0.8 metres @ 2.8% copper and 14 g/t silver
- 0.2 metres @ 6.9% copper and 32 g/t silver
Channel samples are considered representative of the in-situ mineralization samples and sample widths quoted approximate the true width of mineralization.
Hannan's 100% owned San Martin project encompass a new, basin-scale high-grade copper-silver system situated along the foreland region of the eastern Andes Mountains in Peru. Geologically, Hannan's sedimentary copper-silver deposits analogues include the vast Kupferschiefer deposit in Eastern Europe. Sediment-hosted stratiform copper-silver deposits are among the two most important copper sources in the world, the other being copper porphyries. They are also a major producer of silver. According to the World Silver Survey 2020 KGHM Polska Miedz’s (“KGHM”) three copper-silver sediment-hosted mines in Poland are the leading silver producer in the world with 40.2Moz produced in 2019. This is almost twice the production of the second largest producing mine. The Polish mines are also the sixth largest global copper miner and in 2018, KGHM produced 30.3 Mt of ore at a grade of 1.49% copper and 48.6 g/t silver from a mineralized zone that averages 0.4 metres to 5.5 metres thick.
About Hannan Metals Limited (TSX.V:HAN)(OTCPK: HANNF)
Hannan Metals Limited is a natural resources and exploration company developing sustainable and ethical resources of metal needed to meet the transition to a low carbon economy. Over the last decade, the team behind Hannan has forged a long and successful record of discovering, financing and advancing mineral projects in Europe and Peru.
Mr. Michael Hudson FAusIMM, Hannan’s Chairman and CEO, a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical disclosure contained in this news release.
On behalf of the Board,
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