Arizona Sonoran Parks/Salyer Exploration Drilling Intercepts 531 ft of 1.10% TCu

Arizona Sonoran Copper Company Inc. ASCUASCUF ("ASCU" or the "Company") today releases assays from 9 drill holes from the 14-hole expanded exploration program at Parks/Salyer ("P/S"), located ~1.3 mi (2 km) southwest of the Company's Cactus Mine Project. Drilling extended mineralization east by up to 1,000 ft (300 m) onto the Bronco Creek ("BCE") land, a part of the P/S Project which was acquired earlier this year (see PR dated Feb 10, 2022). Assays are pending on 4 holes (see FIGURES 1-6). The Company is also extending its current ionic leach sampling survey northeast of P/S, as well as eastward onto the BCE land.

Highlights:

  • Two active drill rigs, a third rig to begin drilling metallurgical holes late September
  • Maiden mineral resource on P/S in Q4 2022
  • ECP-084: 531.4 ft (162.0 m) @ 1.10% TCu, 0.98% Cu TSol, 0.012% Mo (enriched)
    • Incl. 247.0 ft (75.3 m) @ 1.45% TCu, 1.35% Cu TSol, 0.014% Mo
    • And 354.0 ft (107.9 m) @ 0.65% TCu, 0.018% Mo (primary)
  • ECP-086: 224.0 ft (68.3 m) @ 2.24% TCu, 2.19% Cu TSol, 0.010% Mo (enriched)
    • Incl. 114.0 ft (34.7 m) @ 2.63% TCu, 2.60% Cu TSol, 0.011% Mo
  • ECP-090: 474.0 ft (144.5 m) @ 0.82% TCu, 0.73% Cu TSol, 0.007% Mo (enriched)
    • And 482.0 ft (146.9 m) @ 0.42% TCu, 0.011% Mo (primary)
  • ECP-092: 216.8 ft (66.1 m) @ 1.41% TCu, 1.35% Cu TSol, 0.005% Mo (enriched)
    • Incl. 97.0 ft (29.6 m) @ 2.29% TCu, 2.20% Cu TSol, 0.004% Mo

George Ogilvie, Arizona Sonoran President and CEO commented, "These results continue to demonstrate the potential of Parks/Salyer to underpin and augment the multi-billion-pound Cactus copper project located only 1.3 miles (2 km) to the northeast. These drill holes extend mineralization from the eastern Parks/Salyer border onto the new Bronco Creek land by upwards of 1,000 ft (300 m). With drill spacing now at 500 ft (150 m) centres, we have defined the general eastern horst block extent, with assays pending on the west side for 4 holes. The team has now moved on to a 250 ft (75 m) infill drilling program to increase the confidence of the mineralization to an indicated resource category. Our goal is to issue a maiden inferred mineral resource estimate on Park/Salyer within Q4 2022."

Drilling Program Recap
Assay results are pending on 4 holes from the 14-hole expanded exploration drill program, whose goal is to extend mineralization to the west and east of the original Exploration Target. Mineralization is open locally to the north and west, with the eastern extents generally known. To focus resources, the Company is now well-underway with the infill to 250 ft (75 m) centre drilling program. Since starting the program on July 17, 2022, 5 holes are now completed for a total of 11,345 ft (3,458 m), with assays pending. A third rig is scheduled to start drilling a 3-hole metallurgical program at Parks/Salyer in late-September.

Assay results from the 26-hole exploration program are split between the following press releases, with ECP-081 being added to the initial 12 exploration program results.

13 holes: August 23, 2022, June 23, 2022, April 5, 2022, February 10, 2022
9 holes (4 assays pending): September 7, 2022.

Bronco Creek Land
In February, Cactus 110 LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of ASCU) announced an assignment & assumption agreement and a royalty agreement in respect of acquiring 158 acres of State Land. The parcel transfer was acquired from Bronco Creek Exploration Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EMX Royalty Corporation EMXEMX. Permitting activities will be directed to the State and County levels in a similar process to owning Private Land.

TABLE 1: Drilling Highlights

HOLE

ZONE

Feet

Metres

TCu

Cu TSol

Mo

from

to

length

from

to

length

%

%

%

ECP-083

oxide

1780.3

1798.2

17.9

542.6

548.1

5.5

3.82

3.45

0.005

enriched

1824.0

1971.5

147.5

556.0

600.9

45.0

0.64

0.60

0.012

Incl

1844.0

1864.0

20.0

562.1

568.1

6.1

1.35

1.28

0.013

And

1891.0

1903.8

12.8

576.4

580.3

3.9

1.12

1.04

0.015

And

1932.0

1962.0

30.0

588.9

598.0

9.1

1.23

1.15

0.010

primary

2015.0

2267.3

252.3

614.2

691.1

76.9

0.40

0.03

0.009

Incl

2015.0

2035.0

20.0

614.2

620.3

6.1

0.87

0.05

0.003

And

2193.0

2224.2

31.2

668.4

677.9

9.5

0.77

0.04

0.007

ECP-084

enriched

1250.6

1782.0

531.4

381.2

543.2

162.0

1.10

0.98

0.012

Incl

1420.0

1667.0

247.0

432.8

508.1

75.3

1.45

1.35

0.014

primary

1782.0

2136.0

354.0

543.2

651.1

107.9

0.65

0.13

0.018

Incl

1975.0

2085.0

110.0

602.0

635.5

33.5

0.98

0.27

0.022

ECP-086

enriched

1423.7

1466.6

42.9

433.9

447.0

13.1

0.90

0.88

0.005

enriched

1496.0

1556.6

60.6

456.0

474.5

18.5

1.03

1.02

0.004

Incl

1498.5

1528.0

29.5

456.7

465.7

9.0

1.68

1.65

0.004

enriched

1595.0

1819.0

224.0

486.2

554.4

68.3

2.24

2.19

0.010

Incl

1595.0

1709.0

114.0

486.2

520.9

34.7

2.63

2.60

0.011

primary

1819.0

1954.0

135.0

554.4

595.6

41.1

0.85

0.26

0.017

ECP-087

enriched

1845.0

1899.0

54.0

562.4

578.8

16.5

0.53

0.20

0.003

primary

1899.0

2360.4

461.4

578.8

719.4

140.6

0.19

0.02

0.004

ECP-088

enriched

2027.0

2047.2

20.2

617.8

624.0

6.2

1.49

1.16

0.009

ECP-089

enriched

1976.5

1983.0

6.5

602.4

604.4

2.0

1.47

1.41

0.004

enriched

2146.8

2151.7

4.9

654.3

655.8

1.5

0.59

0.58

0.003

ECP-090

enriched

907.0

1381.0

474.0

276.5

420.9

144.5

0.82

0.73

0.007

Incl

907.0

967.0

60.0

276.5

294.7

18.3

1.50

1.46

0.007

primary

1381.0

1863.0

482.0

420.9

567.8

146.9

0.42

0.05

0.011

Incl

1391.0

1542.0

151.0

424.0

470.0

46.0

0.67

0.09

0.023

ECP-091

enriched

1190.0

1505.0

315.0

362.7

458.7

96.0

0.33

0.32

0.002

Incl

1228.0

1268.6

40.6

374.3

386.7

12.4

0.76

0.75

0.008

primary

1505.0

1613.0

108.0

458.7

491.6

32.9

0.18

0.10

0.001

ECP-092

enriched

1,326.7

1,543.5

216.8

404.4

470.5

66.1

1.41

1.35

0.005

Incl

1,431.0

1,528.0

97.0

436.2

465.7

29.6

2.29

2.20

0.004

enriched

1,688.3

1,740.5

52.2

514.6

530.5

15.9

0.88

0.83

0.010

Incl

1,720.0

1,740.5

20.5

524.3

530.5

6.2

1.30

1.22

0.015

  1. Intervals are presented in core length and are drilled with very near vertical dip angles.
  2. Drill assays assume a mineralized cut-off grade of 0.5% CuT reflecting the potential for heap leaching of underground material in the case of Oxide and Enriched, or in the case of Primary material to provide typical average grades. Holes were terminated below the basement fault.
  3. Assay results are not capped. Intercepts are aggregated within geological confines of major mineral zones.
  4. True widths are not known.

Table 2: Drilling details

Hole

Easting (m)

Northing (m)

Elevation (ft)

TD (ft)

Azimuth

Dip

ECP-083

422075.7

3645257.0

1387.2

2354.4

0.0

-90.0

ECP-084

421995.5

3645107.1

1382.6

2167.5

0.0

-90.0

ECP-086

422071.4

3644981.2

1379.4

1973.6

0.0

-90.0

ECP-087

421996.0

3645412.3

1389.2

2412.3

0.0

-90.0

ECP-088

422148.9

3645107.8

1383.1

2068.9

0.0

-90.0

ECP-089

422224.5

3645257.8

1390.4

2192.6

0.0

-90.0

ECP-090

422016.6

3644859.1

1375.7

1900.0

0.0

-90.0

ECP-091

422170.5

3644843.7

1377.4

1627.3

0.0

-90.0

ECP-092

422225.2

3644982.7

1381.1

1807.0

0.0

-90.0

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
Drilling completed on the project between 2020 and 2022 was supervised by on-site ASCU personnel who prepared core samples for assay and implemented a full QA/QC program using blanks, standards, and duplicates to monitor analytical accuracy and precision. The samples were sealed on site and shipped to Skyline Laboratories in Tucson AZ for analysis. Skyline's quality control system complies with global certifications for Quality ISO9001:2008.

Technical aspects of this news release have been reviewed and verified by Allan Schappert – CPG #11758, who is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101– Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

Links from the Press Release
FIGURES 1-6: https://arizonasonoran.com/projects/exploration/maps-and-figures/
February 10, 2022: https://arizonasonoran.com/news-releases/arizona-sonoran-drills-595-ft-181.4-m-of-1.29-cut-at-parks-salyer-and-increases-existing-private-land-package/
April 5, 2022: https://arizonasonoran.com/news-releases/arizona-sonoran-park-salyer-drilling-intercepts-302.0-ft-1.23-cut-0.021-mo-including-10.0-ft-7.95-cut-0.112-mo/
June 23, 2022: https://arizonasonoran.com/news-releases/arizona-sonoran-drills-479-ft-of-1.32-cut-from-parks-salyer-and-announces-an-80-000-ft-24-400-m-drilling-program/
August 23, 2022: https://arizonasonoran.com/news-releases/arizona-sonoran-drills-254-ft-of-1.34-cut-from-parks-salyer/

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About Arizona Sonoran Copper Company (www.arizonasonoran.com | www.cactusmine.com)
ASCU's objective is to become a mid-tier copper producer with low operating costs, develop the Cactus Project that could generate robust returns for investors, and provide a long term sustainable and responsible operation for the community and all stakeholders. The Company's principal asset is a 100% interest in the Cactus Project (former ASARCO, Sacaton mine) which is situated on private land in an infrastructure-rich area of Arizona. Contiguous to the Cactus Project the Company is also exploring on its 100% owned Park Salyer property that could allow for a phased expansion of the Cactus Mine once it becomes a producing asset. The Company is led by an executive management team and Board which have a long-standing track record of successful project delivery in North America complemented by global capital markets expertise.

Forward-Looking Statements
Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of ASCU to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect the outcome include, among others: future prices and the supply of metals; the results of drilling; inability to raise the money necessary to incur the expenditures required to retain and advance the properties; environmental liabilities (known and unknown); general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; results of exploration programs; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; political instability, terrorism, insurrection or war; or delays in obtaining governmental approvals, projected cash operating costs, failure to obtain regulatory or shareholder approvals.

Although ASCU has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this news release and ASCU disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

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