Welcome!

News Feed Item

Coro Provides Projects Update

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/22/14 -- Coro Mining Corp. ("Coro" or the "Company") (TSX:COP) is pleased to provide an update on its projects and strategy for developing a growth oriented copper mining business in Chile.

Berta Copper Development Project

On November 7th 2013, Coro announced that its subsidiary, SCM Berta S.A. ("SCMB") and a third party had executed a preliminary agreement which accompanied SCMB's submission of an Environmental Impact Declaration ("EID") for the Berta project, located approximately 20km west of the village of Inca de Oro, in the III Region of Chile. The agreement contemplates the sale of water to SCMB and the purchase of pregnant leach solution from SCMB at the third party's solvent extraction/electro-winning ("SXEW") operation, for a period of 5 years.

Development of the project would include the construction by SCMB of a pipeline between Berta and the third party's processing facilities, as well as a crusher and heap & dump leach pads at the mine site. Subject to SCMB executing a definitive agreement with the third party, completing a positive Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA"), receiving an approved EID, and to obtaining financing for the project, Berta is anticipated to produce 5,000-10,000 tonnes of cathode copper per year.

SCMB is currently 87% owned by Coro and 13% by its partner, ProPipe, a Chilean engineering company, and ProPipe may increase its interest to 50% by funding all of the ongoing development costs, completing the PEA and arranging 100% debt financing, non-recourse to Coro, for the project.

The EID permitting process is proceeding normally and Coro anticipates that it should be concluded later this quarter. The definitive agreement with the owner of the third party plant is being finalised and is currently going through their internal approval process. The engineering studies are virtually complete and Coro anticipates that the PEA may be released once the definitive agreement between SCMB and the third party is executed, later this quarter. Negotiations are in progress with the underlying property owner to defer the final US$2.5m option payment payable by SCMB in June 2014. Finally, ProPipe is in discussions with parties interested in financing the project.

Payen Copper-Gold Exploration Project

On October 9th 2013, Coro announced that it had entered into an agreement with Minera Freeport-McMoRan South America Limitada (formerly Minera Aurex (Chile) Limitada) ("Freeport SA"), an indirect subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., whereby Freeport SA may exercise an option to acquire up to an 80% interest in the Payen porphyry copper-gold property. Payen is located approximately 90km NNE of La Serena, 4km W of the Panamerican Highway and approximately 47km from the coast, in the III Region of Chile, at an elevation of 1,100m.

The Payen property is located within the large Pajonales alteration zone which is part of the 90-110 million year old belt of porphyry copper-gold deposits which includes Teck's Andacollo mine, Cemin's Dos Amigos mine, PanAust's Inca de Oro & Carmen projects and Hot Chili's Frontera project, which is located some 2.5km SE of the Payen property boundary. In a news release of 11th March 2014, Hot Chili Ltd announced a JORC compliant Indicated resource for Frontera of 16.1mt at 0.4%Cu + 0.2g/tAu and an Inferred resource of 34.4mt at 0.4%Cu + 0.2g/tAu.

In 2011-12, reverse circulation drilling of outcropping potassically altered and quartz stockworked diorite porphyry on the property intersected encouraging copper-gold mineralization, results of which were summarized in the Company's news release of October 17th 2012.

Since execution of the agreement, Freeport SA has completed surface exploration comprising geophysics, geochemistry and geological mapping, and has advised Coro that it intends to initiate a 4000-5000m diamond drilling program later this quarter. Coro believes that Payen has the potential to host a major copper-gold porphyry deposit, and we look forward to receiving the results of the Freeport SA drill program later this year.

San Jorge Copper Development Project

On March 5th 2012, Coro announced the results of a Preliminary Feasibility Study for its San Jorge project in Argentina, which comprises a proposed rock quarrying operation in Mendoza province together with an SXEW plant located in adjacent San Juan province, for the production of up to 25,000 tonnes per year of copper in cathode.

On December 9th 2013, Coro announced the execution of a binding Heads of Agreement with a group comprised of Aterra Investments Ltd. and Solway Industries Ltd. giving them rights to acquire up to a 70% interest in the project, with the provision for an early buy-out of Coro's interest, subject to Coro's retention of a 2.5% Net Smelter Return on the production of all payable metals from the project, except gold.

Aterra and Solway have now taken over management of the project, and the parties are working towards the expeditious execution of a definitive agreement, which includes a cash payment to Coro of US$300,000 within 6 months of its signature, and two further payments of US$500,000 each on the first and second anniversary dates of signature.

El Desesperado Copper Exploration Project

On February 27th 2014, Coro announced the results of a 5 hole, 1191m diamond drilling program and a 7 hole, 950m reverse circulation drilling program at the El Desesperado copper project, located 7 km NW of the city of Calama in the II Region of Chile. A thorough review of the exploration results concluded that the near surface mineralization intersected in drilling comprises both oxidized and enriched structurally controlled mineralization, and transported exotic copper oxides, but disappointingly of more limited extent than anticipated. A porphyry copper system may be present at unknown depth beneath this mineralization, but given the high risk nature of the target and the cost of testing it, both in terms of drilling and property payments, Coro has elected to terminate the option to acquire the property.

Corporate Strategy Update

Using our in-house exploration and development expertise, Coro's strategy is to grow a mining business in Chile through the discovery, development and operation of "Coro type" deposits. These are defined as projects at whatever stage of development that are well located with respect to infrastructure and water, or to third party owned plants with spare capacity, and which have the potential to achieve a short and cost effective timeline to production. Our preference is for open pit heap leach copper projects, where we will seek to minimise capital investment rather than maximise NPV, where we will prioritise profitability over production rate, and finally, where the likely capital cost is financeable relative to our market capitalization. Partners will be sought for any attractive projects identified that we do not have the financial capacity to develop alone.

Cash Balance

As at March 31st 2014, Coro had a cash balance of US$1.3m. In addition, the outstanding US$500,000 payment from the sale of the Chacay property last year is expected to be received later this quarter or early next.

Alan Stephens, FIMMM, President and CEO, of Coro Mining Corp, a geologist with more than 38 years of experience, and a Qualified Person for the purposes of NI 43-101, is responsible for the contents of this news release.

CORO MINING CORP.

Alan Stephens, President and CEO

About Coro Mining Corp.:

The Company was founded with the goal of building a mining company focused on base and precious metals deposits in Latin America. The Company intends to achieve this through the exploration for, and acquisition of, projects that can be developed and placed into production in Chile. Coro's properties include the Berta, Payen, Celeste and Llancahue copper properties in Chile and the advanced San Jorge copper-gold project, in Argentina.

For further information please visit the Company's website at www.coromining.com.

This news release includes certain "forward-looking statements" under applicable Canadian securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements or information, including but not limited to those with respect to future transactions involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information. Such factors include, among others, the actual prices of copper, the factual results of current exploration, development and mining activities, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be evaluated, as well as those factors disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time with the securities regulators in the Provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Multiple data types are pouring into IoT deployments. Data is coming in small packages as well as enormous files and data streams of many sizes. Widespread use of mobile devices adds to the total. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists looked at the tools and environments that are being put to use in IoT deployments, as well as the team skills a modern enterprise IT shop needs to keep things running, get a handle on all this data, and deliver...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Lachapelle, CEO of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), provided an overview of various initiatives to certify the security of connected devices and future trends in ensuring public trust of IoT. Eric Lachapelle is the Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), an international certification body. His role is to help companies and individuals to achieve professional, accredited and worldwide re...
Both SaaS vendors and SaaS buyers are going “all-in” to hyperscale IaaS platforms such as AWS, which is disrupting the SaaS value proposition. Why should the enterprise SaaS consumer pay for the SaaS service if their data is resident in adjacent AWS S3 buckets? If both SaaS sellers and buyers are using the same cloud tools, automation and pay-per-transaction model offered by IaaS platforms, then why not host the “shrink-wrapped” software in the customers’ cloud? Further, serverless computing, cl...
You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.
Wooed by the promise of faster innovation, lower TCO, and greater agility, businesses of every shape and size have embraced the cloud at every layer of the IT stack – from apps to file sharing to infrastructure. The typical organization currently uses more than a dozen sanctioned cloud apps and will shift more than half of all workloads to the cloud by 2018. Such cloud investments have delivered measurable benefits. But they’ve also resulted in some unintended side-effects: complexity and risk. ...
With the introduction of IoT and Smart Living in every aspect of our lives, one question has become relevant: What are the security implications? To answer this, first we have to look and explore the security models of the technologies that IoT is founded upon. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nevi Kaja, a Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company, discussed some of the security challenges of the IoT infrastructure and related how these aspects impact Smart Living. The material was delivered interac...
The taxi industry never saw Uber coming. Startups are a threat to incumbents like never before, and a major enabler for startups is that they are instantly “cloud ready.” If innovation moves at the pace of IT, then your company is in trouble. Why? Because your data center will not keep up with frenetic pace AWS, Microsoft and Google are rolling out new capabilities. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Don Browning, VP of Cloud Architecture at Turner, posited that disruption is inevitable for comp...
It is ironic, but perhaps not unexpected, that many organizations who want the benefits of using an Agile approach to deliver software use a waterfall approach to adopting Agile practices: they form plans, they set milestones, and they measure progress by how many teams they have engaged. Old habits die hard, but like most waterfall software projects, most waterfall-style Agile adoption efforts fail to produce the results desired. The problem is that to get the results they want, they have to ch...
IoT solutions exploit operational data generated by Internet-connected smart “things” for the purpose of gaining operational insight and producing “better outcomes” (for example, create new business models, eliminate unscheduled maintenance, etc.). The explosive proliferation of IoT solutions will result in an exponential growth in the volume of IoT data, precipitating significant Information Governance issues: who owns the IoT data, what are the rights/duties of IoT solutions adopters towards t...
"We are a monitoring company. We work with Salesforce, BBC, and quite a few other big logos. We basically provide monitoring for them, structure for their cloud services and we fit into the DevOps world" explained David Gildeh, Co-founder and CEO of Outlyer, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
In 2014, Amazon announced a new form of compute called Lambda. We didn't know it at the time, but this represented a fundamental shift in what we expect from cloud computing. Now, all of the major cloud computing vendors want to take part in this disruptive technology. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Doug Vanderweide, an instructor at Linux Academy, discussed why major players like AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Bluemix, and Google Cloud Platform are all trying to sidestep VMs and containers wit...
While DevOps most critically and famously fosters collaboration, communication, and integration through cultural change, culture is more of an output than an input. In order to actively drive cultural evolution, organizations must make substantial organizational and process changes, and adopt new technologies, to encourage a DevOps culture. Moderated by Andi Mann, panelists discussed how to balance these three pillars of DevOps, where to focus attention (and resources), where organizations might...
"When we talk about cloud without compromise what we're talking about is that when people think about 'I need the flexibility of the cloud' - it's the ability to create applications and run them in a cloud environment that's far more flexible,” explained Matthew Finnie, CTO of Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
The Internet giants are fully embracing AI. All the services they offer to their customers are aimed at drawing a map of the world with the data they get. The AIs from these companies are used to build disruptive approaches that cannot be used by established enterprises, which are threatened by these disruptions. However, most leaders underestimate the effect this will have on their businesses. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Rene Buest, Director Market Research & Technology Evangelism at Ara...
No hype cycles or predictions of zillions of things here. IoT is big. You get it. You know your business and have great ideas for a business transformation strategy. What comes next? Time to make it happen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jay Mason, Associate Partner at M&S Consulting, presented a step-by-step plan to develop your technology implementation strategy. He discussed the evaluation of communication standards and IoT messaging protocols, data analytics considerations, edge-to-cloud tec...