Outstanding Opportunity For Copper Discovery in Chile

Exploration In One Of The World's Premiere Copper Mining Jurisdictions

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Pampa Metals Corporation Profile

 

 Why Pampa Metals Corp?

(PM:CSE) (OTCQX:PMMCF)

 Poised To Make A Discovery In One Of The World's Premiere Copper Mining Jurisdictions

HIGHLIGHTS: Pampa Metals

  • Block 4 is the Company's priority project
    • Indicative of a large, fertile Copper porphyry
  • 100% interest in 8 exploration projects
  • Property portfolio in the heart of Chile’s productive mineral belts
  • Clear line of sight to prospective porphyry copper systems
  • 4 Active Projects –  2 additional projects subject to 3rd-party expenditure via JV
  • 8 wholly-owned projects
    • >62,000 Hectares of property
  • Excellent results from exploration programs to date – including drill programs
  • Highly Experienced Management
    • Combined 180+ Years Experience
    • Technically, Geographically, Financially

Chile a Tier One Destination for Copper

  • Chile is the World’s Largest Copper Producer and Exporter
    • 2021 Copper Exports Reached $53.42B
  • Home to 7 of the World’s Top 14 Copper Mines
  • Stable Minng Jurisdiction
    • Promotes Investment in Exploration and Mining
  • Announced 2100m Drill Program on Block 4 Project
    • Targeting Supergene Copper Enrichment

Increasing Demand for Copper Globally

  • Renewable Energy & Electrification of Automobiles Driving Demand
    • Copper supply is challenged by a lack of new projects
  • Copper is One of the Most Important Industrial Metals
    • Superior growth profile and demand/supply metrics of major commodities
  • Fundamentals Support Continued Growth:
    • Electrical conductivity (for all electrical / electronic applications)
    • Malleability (to make copper wire)
    • Antimicrobial properties (to avoid contamination / contagion on high-touch surfaces)
    • Growing demand from emerging EV sector

Targeting Porphyry Copper Deposits

  •  Porphry Deposits Provide Approx. 60% of the World’s Copper
    • Large Deposits in Billions of Tons Provide Economies of Scale when Producing

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Pampa Metals Positioned for Discovery

Key Findings - Block 4

  • Block 4 is the Company's priority project, with characteristics indicative of a large, fertile porphyry coppermolybdenum system, located along the world's preeminent porphyry copper belt in northern Chile;
  • Soil geochemical data is consistent with surface geology, induced polarisation (IP) geophysics, and magnetometry, and other complementary data including 3D modeling and age dating;
  • Anomalous soil geochemical values of Mo, Cu and Au in a heavily supergene leached desert environment, coincide with mapped geology, hydrothermal alteration, and geophysical anomalies;
  • The combination of several geological, geochemical, and geophysical anomalies on the Block 4 property is suggestive of a potential "cluster" of porphyry copper-molybdenum systems, a characteristic typical of some major porphyry copper districts in Chile and worldwide; and
  • The Buenavista Target footprint is ~1.5 km E-W by 1 km N-S along a significant geological structure.

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Active Projects

Block 4 / Buenavista - Principal Findings & Conclusions from Technical Data

Preliminary results from a soil geochemical survey were previously reported (see news release dated November 10, 2022), but key findings now include:

  • The soil geochemical data are consistent with key findings identified by surface geology, Induced Polarisation (IP) geophysics, and magnetometry, and other complementary data including 3D modeling.
  • Clearly anomalous values of Mo (up to 14 ppm Mo) and Cu (up to 1,560 ppm Cu) in soils, in a heavily supergene leached desert environment, coincide with mapped hydrothermal alteration at the key central quartz-stockwork zone and the neighbouring quartz-sulphide breccia zone (previously reported).
  • Additional sporadic gold anomalies (up to 175 ppb Au), together with the distributions of copper, molybdenum, and pathfinder elements including Zn, Pb, As, and others, suggest Buenavista represents a fertile Tertiary porphyry copper-molybdenum system located along the world's preeminent porphyry copper belt.
  • Buenavista has a footprint of about 1.5 km E-W by 1 km N-S according to the exploration results to date, and is located on a significant NE-SW trending geological structure revealed by the geochemical dataset and supported by surface mapping.
  • The geochemical data is also suggestive of a further potential target to the SW of Buenavista, and gives encouragement to the likely existence of a further target under cover to the east of Buenavista, currently defined by geophysical data.

Mo in SoilsCompared toBuenavista Magnetic Anomaly

The combination of geological, geochemical, and geophysical anomalies is suggestive of a potential "cluster" of porphyry copper-molybdenum systems on the Block 4 property, an aspect typical of some major porphyry coppermolybdenum districts in Chile and worldwide.

A diamond drilling program to test Buenavista, and likely an additional covered target under cover to the east, is well supported by the various surface datasets, where three to four diamond drill holes totaling around 2,100m have initially been programmed.

Block 4 - Regional Location Along Domeyko Belt

 

Located in the heart of the Chilean Copper Belts along trend from major producing copper mines

 Cerro Buenos Aires (7,600 Ha):

  • Located south of Spence / Sierra Gorda district
  • Recent drilling through post-mineral cover has vectored towards porphyry target

Redondo-Veronica (6,600 Ha):

  • Located north of giant La Escondida district
  • Recent drilling gives line of sight to 2 deep porphyry targets

Block 4 (6,800 Ha):

  • Located south of giant La Escondida district
  • Quartz-vein stockwork – coincident with magnetic high – partial post-mineral cover

Block 3 (10,100 Ha):

  • Located south of giant La Escondida district
  • Post-mineral cover - adjacent to 2 historically drilled porphyry targets – magnetic anomalies

Arrieros (13,700 Ha):

  • Large, post-mineral covered property situated between Chuquicamata and Centinela districts
  • Geophysical Signatures: Magnetic and IP anomalies

Block 2 (3,300 Ha):

  • Structural target – pending exploration advance

Joint Ventures (Austral Gold Ltd)
Morros Blancos (7,300 Ha)

  • HS systems – maar-diatremes – vuggy silica
  • Drilling started (January 2022)

Cerro Blanco (6,500 Ha)

  • Small lithocap outcrop coincident with magnetic high
  • Extensive post-mineral cover

Project Summaries and Updates

  • Morros Blancos: The Company's JV partner, Austral, has initiated drill testing of the Rosario del Alto high-sulphidation gold-silver target located in the north of the 7,300-hectare Morros Blancos project (see news release dated January 11, 2022). Five diamond core holes totaling around 2,000m are planned. Highlights to date include:
    • Three prospective areas have been identified within the property boundary along a 15 km x 3 km NE-oriented favorable hydrothermal alteration corridor.
    • Four maar-diatreme structures, a multiplicity of phreatomagmatic breccias extending over an area of ~2 km x 1 km, and a shallow level of preservation of volcanic features together with high-level hydrothermal alteration are identified at the Rosario del Alto target in the north.
    • Systematic surface geochemical sampling revealed a high sulphidation epithermal pathfinder anomaly concentrated on the central zone at Rosario del Alto, with relationships to geological features of interest and demagnetised zones from detailed geophysical surveying.
    • Drilling is focused on the geological, geochemical, and geophysical features of interest.
  • Cerro Blanco: Austral has announced that it has completed geological mapping, geochemical rock sampling, and ground magnetometry at Pampa Metals' Cerro Blanco project (6,500 hectares), which is part of the JV agreement between the Company and Austral (see Austral Q4 2021 Activity Report).
  • Cerro Buenos Aires: Wide-spaced reverse circulation ("RC") drilling completed by the Company in 2021 (see news release dated December 7, 2021) around the porphyry and tourmaline breccia outcrops at Cerro Chiquitin in the north of the 7,400-hectare Cerro Buenos Aires project, resulted in geological, hydrothermal alteration, and geochemical anomalies and zonation patterns indicating a potential porphyry copper target to the southeast of the Cerro Chiquitin outcrops.
    • A detailed pole-dipole IP survey (20 line km total) is currently underway over the post-mineral gravel covered target area to the southeast of Cerro Chiquitin, with results pending.
    • Follow-up diamond drill testing is being considered.
  • Block 4: Detailed geological mapping, combined with high-resolution ground magnetic surveying, discovered an intense quartz-veinlet stockwork hosted within a hydrothermally altered dacitic porphyry intrusion that is spatially coincident with a discrete magnetic high at the Company's 6,800-hectare Block 4 project. The area of interest is approximately 1 km in diameter and is poorly outcropping, being mostly obscured by post-mineral gravel cover (see news releases dated November 2, and October 18, 2021).
    • Six back-hoe excavated trenches totaling 2.3 km were recently completed over the area of interest. 202 field samples (with additional control samples) were collected from 5 trenches, with one of the 6 trenches failing to reach bedrock due to the thickness of gravel cover. Geochemical results are pending.
    • Follow-up IP surveying and/or drill testing are being evaluated pending results from the trenching.
  • Other Projects:
    • Wide-spaced RC drilling on three targets at the 6,600-hectare Redondo-Veronica project in 2021 (see news release dated September 28, 2021) revealed deep porphyry potential at two of the targets, with vectors derived from surface geological mapping, hydrothermal alteration and geochemical anomalies found in drill holes, and deep geophysical anomalies. Follow-up diamond drilling is being contemplated.
    • Geological field work and geophysical surveying at the 10,100-hectare Block 3 project has revealed multiple magnetic features of potential interest in post-mineral covered areas, with geological mapping around the periphery of the covered areas confirming the prospective nature of the area. Further electrical (IP) geophysical surveying is being considered to define possible drill targets.

Projects:

Located in Atacama Desert of Northern Chile

Exploring for hidden / buried / obscured porphyry copper and related gold systems through a combination of geology, geophysics and geochemistry – with targeted drilling

Cerro Buenos Aires:

Cerro Buenos Aires is a property 7 600 Ha) prospective for porphyry copper gold moly) and possibly epithermal gold silver deposits, located in the heart of the Paleocene mineral belt in northern Chile. The Paleocene belt is host to important copper and several gold silver deposits and mines. The property is located along a prolific segment of the prospective belt, along trend from important copper mines such as Spence ( and Sierra Gorda (KGHM and Sumitomo), and immediately southwest of the El Peñon gold silver mining district (Yamana Gold)

  • Large property – 7,600 Ha – centered 40 Km
  • SSW of multi-million ounce El Peñon Au-Ag mining complex
  • Intense advanced argillic to phyllic alteration on 3 principal outcrops over + 10 Km N-S
  • Drilling focused on Co Chiquitin area to N
  • IP chargeability, resistivity and magnetic & multi-element geochemical anomalies
  • Extensive post-mineral cover surrounds small area of outcrop

Drill results vector towards porphyry center: Follow-up deeper diamond drilling required