Vancouver, BC, June 11, 2018 - BCM Resources Corporation (TSX-V: B), the "Company" is pleased to announce that drilling of the first hole on the Thompson Knolls ("TK") Project in west-central Utah has led to a new porphyry copper discovery (PCD) in the north-central part of the property. BCM Resources has an option to acquire up to a 60% interest in Inland's Thompson Knolls Copper-Gold Porphyry Exploration Project ("TK Property").
The Company collared TK18-1, an HQ-size wireline diamond core hole, in the north-central part of the TK target area, into a semi-donut shaped, anomalously high magnetic anomaly. The top 181.4 metres ("m") of the hole were fanglomerate and a thin base (13.4 m) of lacustrine sediments. The hole then entered a distinctive oxidized, fractured, argillicly altered, weakly iron-stained quartz monzonite porphyry bedrock with large megacrysts of orthoclase up to 2 centimetres ("cm") in size, and plagioclase and quartz to 1 cm in size. The porphyry contains minor quartz stringers, with traces of oxidized pyrite in the fractures, along with chrysocolla and tenorite, oxidized copper-bearing minerals, down to a depth of 200 m. The porphyry continued downward to 317.8 m where a young, post-mineral fault zone was encountered. This lower section of porphyry showed sericitic (micaceous) alteration, with local quartz-sericite-goethite-hematite (after pyrite) stringers present, with oxidation throughout this section. Fault breccias are present down to the present bottom of the hole at 334.7 m, where hard rock again has been encountered. Drilling has stopped here, where drilling problems were encountered that forced termination of the hole until rig alterations can be made. Drilling is expected to resume in approximately 8-10 days.
The drill core from TK18-1 was sawed and sampled on 1.5 m intervals, and the samples delivered and custody transferred to a certified analytical laboratory in Elko, Nevada for gold assay and geochemical analysis of copper, molybdenum, silver, and other minor elements by 4-acid leach and induction coupled plasma analysis procedures.
It is interpreted by the Company that there is a porphyry copper discovery at TK. The highly oxidized nature of the porphyry rock encountered suggests that copper has been leached from the rock section drilled to date. The possibility exists for the presence of a blanket of PCD copper mineralization at depth at the boundary between oxidized and reduced rocks, with possible existence of sulfide mineralization below this "redox" boundary. The target of the present is to delineate the nature of the PCD system at this site. The subsequent drill hole has been designed to target the interpreted center of the PCD to the south of hole TK18-1 in a magnetically-low area, approximately 1 km south of hole TK18-1. The Company is assaying all sampled core for gold, as a high-grade gold intercept (21 g/t gold and 78 g/t silver over 3.05 m) was assayed in a 1996 drill hole by Centurion Mines, situated 2.8 km south of the current hole. The Company will report assayed and geochemical analyses from TK18-1 on a timely basis after the data has been received.
As previously announced, the Company entered into an option agreement with Inland Explorations Ltd., a BC headquartered, non-reporting Issuer, ("Inland"), for an option to acquire up to 60% interest in Inland's Thompson Knolls Copper-Gold Porphyry Exploration Project ("TK Property") in Utah's Great Basin, one of the premier metallogenic provinces in the world. The TK Property is located in Millard County, Utah and consists of 125 federal unpatented lode mining claims and two State Section Leases, comprising 3,465 acres (1,402 ha).
The Company's Vice President Exploration, Mr. Richard R. Redfern, M.Sc. and Certified Professional Geologist, a 'qualified person' for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101, has verified and approved the information contained in this news release.
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BCM Resources Corporation is a diversified Canadian mineral exploration Company focused on identifying, acquiring, advancing, and joint venturing prospective Copper, Gold, and Molybdenum exploration projects in British Columbia and Utah. BCM Resources is managed by experienced and successful board members and advisors. For further information, including area maps, sections, and photos, please visit our web site at www.bcmresources.com or contact us by e-mail at email@example.com.
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