Click here to close now.




















Welcome!

News Feed Item

Coro Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire New Copper Oxide Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/13/14 -- Coro Mining Corp. (TSX: COP) ("Coro", the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has signed a letter of intent ("LOI") with a local private company, SCM Compania Minera Constanza ("Constanza") to acquire an interest in the Marimaca copper oxide prospect, located close to the city of Antofagasta in the II Region of northern Chile (Figure 1). Coro also announces the termination of the Payen property option.

Alan Stephens, President and CEO of Coro commented, "We are pleased to have identified and agreed terms to acquire this exciting prospect. Despite the absence of prior drilling, broad zones of copper oxide mineralization, well exposed on the hillside and currently being mined by open pit methods, provide a significant and low risk target. We are confident that a viable leachable copper oxide resource meeting our criteria can be rapidly defined at Marimaca, and if so, its excellent location ensures there should be no impediment to its expeditious development."

About Marimaca

Located 56km N of Antofagasta and approx. 22km from the coast at Mejillones, Marimaca comprises an early stage copper oxide prospect hosted by Jurassic intrusive rocks. Mineralization is controlled by a NNE oriented major structure, representing the northern extension of the same structure that hosts Milpo's past producing Zar and Emperatriz mines, located 12km to the south. Marimaca mineralization is located within a 500m x 150m cymoid loop, is currently being exploited in a series of open pits over a vertical elevation difference of approx. 150m by mechanized artisanal miners, and has potential to host 10-20mt of oxides at 0.5-0.8%CuT. Further tonnage potential exists in the underlying primary sulphides. The property has never been drilled and Coro intends to conduct surface sampling and mapping during its 90 day due diligence period.

The agreed purchase terms for Coro to own a 75% interest, are as follows;


--  $10,000 payment on signature of LOI (paid)
--  $40,000 payment on 6th February 2015
--  $125,000 payment on formation of Newco (51% Coro) on completion of an
    NI43-101 compliant resource estimate and engineering study that
    demonstrates the technical and economic feasibility of producing a
    minimum of 1,500tpy Cu as cathode by August 6th 2018 at Coro's cost
--  Additional 24% interest in Newco earned by Coro upon obtaining financing
    for the project construction
--  The owners interest will comprise a 15% interest free carried to
    Commencement of Commercial Production (as defined above), and a 10%
    participating interest subject to dilution. The owners at their election
    may request Coro to loan them the equity portion corresponding to their
    10% interest, if any. This loan plus applicable interest would be
    recoverable by Coro from 100% of the project's free cash flow after debt
    repayments
--  First right of refusal over Constanza's interest

Payen

The Company has been advised by Minera Freeport-McMoRan South America Ltda ("Freeport") of its decision not to proceed with the option of the Payen project. Freeport completed 11 diamond drill holes for 3592.1m, as well as ground geophysics, geochemistry and geological mapping. Four of the drill holes intersected low grade copper (0.15-0.22% Cu) & gold (0.04-0.24g/t Au) porphyry style sulphide mineralization over lengths of 54-220m. Coro has concluded that these results, while interesting, are not sufficiently encouraging to justify continuing with the project and has terminated the underlying option.

About Coro Mining Corp

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, which have low permitting risk, 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. Coro's properties include the Berta copper development project, the Planta Prat copper development project, the Celeste iron ore project and the Marimaca & Llancahue copper exploration prospects, all located in Chile. Our advanced San Jorge copper-gold project located in Argentina has been optioned to Aterra Capital and Solway Industries.

CORO MINING CORP.

Alan Stephens, President and CEO

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 the prices of copper, estimated future production, estimated costs of future production, permitting time lines, 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.

A map is available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/962540a.pdf.

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
The speed of software changes in growing and large scale rapid-paced DevOps environments presents a challenge for continuous testing. Many organizations struggle to get this right. Practices that work for small scale continuous testing may not be sufficient as the requirements grow. In his session at DevOps Summit, Marc Hornbeek, Sr. Solutions Architect of DevOps continuous test solutions at Spirent Communications, explained the best practices of continuous testing at high scale, which is rele...
"We got started as search consultants. On the services side of the business we have help organizations save time and save money when they hit issues that everyone more or less hits when their data grows," noted Otis Gospodnetić, Founder of Sematext, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
"We have been in business for 21 years and have been building many enterprise solutions, all IT plumbing - server, storage, interconnects," stated Alex Gorbachev, President of Intelligent Systems Services, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
In a recent research, analyst firm IDC found that the average cost of a critical application failure is $500,000 to $1 million per hour and the average total cost of unplanned application downtime is $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion per year for Fortune 1000 companies. In addition to the findings on the cost of the downtime, the research also highlighted best practices for development, testing, application support, infrastructure, and operations teams.
"We specialize in testing. DevOps is all about continuous delivery and accelerating the delivery pipeline and there is no continuous delivery without testing," noted Marc Hornbeek, Sr. Solutions Architect at Spirent Communications, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
How do you securely enable access to your applications in AWS without exposing any attack surfaces? The answer is usually very complicated because application environments morph over time in response to growing requirements from your employee base, your partners and your customers. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, Haseeb Budhani, CEO and Co-founder of Soha, shared five common approaches that DevOps teams follow to secure access to applications deployed in AWS, Azure, etc., and the friction an...
"Alert Logic is a managed security service provider that basically deploys technologies, but we support those technologies with the people and process behind it," stated Stephen Coty, Chief Security Evangelist at Alert Logic, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Digital Transformation is the ultimate goal of cloud computing and related initiatives. The phrase is certainly not a precise one, and as subject to hand-waving and distortion as any high-falutin' terminology in the world of information technology. Yet it is an excellent choice of words to describe what enterprise IT—and by extension, organizations in general—should be working to achieve. Digital Transformation means: handling all the data types being found and created in the organizat...
The essence of cloud computing is that all consumable IT resources are delivered as services. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Yung Chou, Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, demonstrated the concepts and implementations of two important cloud computing deliveries: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). He discussed from business and technical viewpoints what exactly they are, why we care, how they are different and in what ways, and the strategies for IT to tran...
The Internet of Everything (IoE) brings together people, process, data and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before – transforming information into knowledge and knowledge into wisdom. IoE creates new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented opportunities to improve business and government operations, decision making and mission support capabilities.
The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), which enables organizations to seamlessly run in a hybrid cloud model (public + private cloud), is here to stay. IDC estimates that the software-defined networking market will be valued at $3.7 billion by 2016. Security is a key component and benefit of the SDDC, and offers an opportunity to build security 'from the ground up' and weave it into the environment from day one. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin,...
The Internet of Things is not only adding billions of sensors and billions of terabytes to the Internet. It is also forcing a fundamental change in the way we envision Information Technology. For the first time, more data is being created by devices at the edge of the Internet rather than from centralized systems. What does this mean for today's IT professional? In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed this very serious issue of pro...
With SaaS use rampant across organizations, how can IT departments track company data and maintain security? More and more departments are commissioning their own solutions and bypassing IT. A cloud environment is amorphous and powerful, allowing you to set up solutions for all of your user needs: document sharing and collaboration, mobile access, e-mail, even industry-specific applications. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Shawn Mills, President and a founder of Green House Data, discussed h...
Container technology is sending shock waves through the world of cloud computing. Heralded as the 'next big thing,' containers provide software owners a consistent way to package their software and dependencies while infrastructure operators benefit from a standard way to deploy and run them. Containers present new challenges for tracking usage due to their dynamic nature. They can also be deployed to bare metal, virtual machines and various cloud platforms. How do software owners track the usag...
"Our biggest growth area has been the security services, the managed services - the things that differentiate us in the market that there is no client that's too small and there's no client that's too big," explained Paul Mazzucco, Chief Security Officer at TierPoint, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.