Iron Creek & Hochschild Mining Exercise Underlying Options over the Victoria JV Project
VANCOUVER, March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Iron Creek Capital Corp. (TSX-V: IRN) is
pleased to announce that Iron Creek and Hochschild Mining Holdings
Limited (“Hochschild”) have, in recent weeks, exercised the underlying
options and acquired complete control of key portions of the Victoria
JV Project properties.
-- An option over 11,500 hectares of ground covering the Incahuasi, LeÃƒ±a and Cenizas porphyry copper targets, and the Nueve Vidas precious metals target was exercised by paying the option holder, Sr. Roberto Masso ("Masso"), a total of US$3 million shared between the joint venture partners. -- An option covering 2,000 hectares of ground covering the Picaron porphyry copper target was exercised by paying the option holder, CompaÃƒ±Ãƒa Minera Minquest Limitada ("Minquest"), a total of US$300,000 shared between the joint venture partners. Minquest retains a 0.5% NSR royalty interest in the optioned properties, which the joint venture partners can purchase at any time for a cash consideration of US$1 million.
Tim Beale, the President of Iron Creek, said: “We’ve concluded with our
JV partner Hochschild that the exploration carried out to date on the
Victoria property has revealed attractive porphyry copper targets at
Incahuasi, LeÃƒ±a and Cenizas, and an emerging precious metals target at
Nueve Vidas in the southern half of the property, as well as an
important porphyry copper target at Picaron in the west of the
property. The option payments are fully justified to secure complete
control over these targets and will give the joint venture partners
complete freedom to explore and test them effectively.”
The Victoria property comprises an outstanding 37km long land package
along the Domeyko Fault Zone in northern Chile – a truly world-class
mineral belt that is prospective for porphyry copper deposits and
epithermal precious metals systems – located approximately midway
between the world-class porphyry copper districts at La Escondida and
Hochschild, as operator of the Victoria joint venture, is planning an
aggressive exploration program during 2011 to further drill test a
series of priority porphyry copper and precious metals targets. Other
targets being investigated within the Victoria property include the
Vaquillas precious metals target. Several of the key targets, named
above, occur within the Masso and Minquest optioned ground. Please
refer to project descriptions on Iron Creek’s website for more details.
About Iron Creek
Iron Creek Capital Corp. is a Vancouver-based mineral exploration
company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of precious and base
metals projects in Chile.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Timothy Beale, President
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor the Investment Industry Regulatory
Organization of Canada accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this
Some of the statements in this news release contain forward-looking
information that involves inherent risk and uncertainty affecting the business of Iron Creek Capital Corp. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such
SOURCE Iron Creek Capital Corp.