Vancouver, B.C., June 13th,2022 – Cullinan Metals Corp. (CSE: CMT) (“Cullinan” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has signed a letter of intent to assume the obligations of Pan Am Copper and theright to acquire a 100% interest in the Borba 2 property comprising three copper projects and one gold project from GoldPlay Mining (“GoldPlay”)(TSXV:AUC). The Borba 2 permit covers an area of 328.5 square km in the Ossa Morena of Central Southern Portugal. There are three past producing copper mines within the project and several well-developed copper-gold prospects.
The four projects are located 160 km east of Lisbon and approximately 70 km east of Evora, the district capital. The four projects encompass the past producing Miguel Vacas Copper Mine, the Bugalho Copper Mine, Amagreira Gold prospect and the Mostardeira Copper-Gold Mine. These projects are recognized to host precious metal and base metal mineralization in shear zones and in epithermal systems associated with intra-Ordovician volcanism.
Portugal is known to be one of the safest jurisdictions in the European Union. The country remains among the largest European producers of copper, tungsten and tin.
· Miguel Vacas Copper Mine is hosted by Silurian sediments, close to a contact with a lenticular belt of Ordovician rocks including shale, quartzite and limestone. The mine was closed in 1986, having produced 464,100 tonnes of ore at an average grade of 2.1% copper. The opportunity exists to extend mineralization at depth and along strike for up to 2.2 km.
· Mostardeira Copper Gold Mine The vein system at Mostardeira is hosted by Silurian and Devonian metasediments. The mine operation was focused on a wide (up to 10 meters thick) anastomosing WSW-ESE trending vein system, developed over 700 m long and is open in both directions along strike and at depth. The shear zone was historically mined for Cu, with most of the mining focused on at least two high-grade veins (approx.2m) with grades of up to 5% Cu. Reliable records on gold production are not available. Channel sampling by Rio Narcea Gold Mines returned values of 18.6 meters grading 0.8 g/t Au, 0.3% Cu and 20 g/t Ag, including 4.9 meters grading 2.1 g/t Au, 0.76% Cu and 64 g/t Ag.
· Bugalho Copper-Gold Mine is hosted within Silurian dark grey shales with intercalations of black chert, quartzite and graphitic phyllites, adjacent to a major NE-SW deep seated fault zone. Mineralization occurs as chalcopyrite and pyrite within a quartz-carbonate breccia matrix with accessory arsenopyrite with occasional elevated gold assays. Dump samples of silicified and sheared acid tuffs assayed up to 9.14 g/t Au and 0.35% Cu.
· Amagreira Gold Project is an epithermal gold system where mineralization occurs in altered volcanics and carbonates, controlled by an E-W structure that extends at least 400 meters along strike and is interpreted to be open at depth. Previous drill intercept PAM-1 comprised of 5.45 m of 1.53 g/t Au, including 2.47 m at 2.44 g/t Au. Pam-2, intercepted 17 m of 0.5 g/t Au, including 2 m of 3.7 g/t Au.
Marc Enright-Morin, President of Cullinan commented: “We are pleased to have secured these four projects with multiple opportunities in copper and gold. Portugal offers everything a modern exploration company needs. With copper prices at historic highs and supply and demand deficits plaguing the market, any new supply will bewelcomed. ”
Terms of the Agreement
Cullinan has the right to earn a 100% interest in the Borba 2concession by making cash payments totalling $750,000, issuing stock or cash up to a value of $3 M, at Cullinan’s election and by completing aggregate work expenditures totalling $1.5 M over a period of 4 years. A 1% NSR is payable to the property vendors, with a buyback provision of $500,000 CAD for 0.5%. All funds are in Canadian dollars.
The scientific and technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Mr. Jose Mario Castelo Branco, Cullinan’s consulting geologist and Qualified Person within the context of Canadian Securities Administrators' National Instrument 43-101; Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
The Company is also pleased to announce that it intends to raise gross proceeds of up to $2 million pursuant to a non-brokered private placement of 6,670,000 units (the “Offering”). Each unit will consist of one common share of the Company (a “Share”) and one-half of one transferrable share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a “Warrant”).Each Warrant will entitle the holder to acquire one Share at a price of $0.60per Share for a period of 2 years from the date of closing of the Offering (the “Closing”), subject to an acceleration provision whereby if the Shares trade at a price on the Canadian Securities Exchange (or such other exchange on which the Shares may be traded at such time) (the “Exchange”) of $1.00 or greater per Share for a period of 10 consecutive trading days after four months and one day from the Closing, the Company may accelerate the expiry of the Warrants by giving notice to the holders thereof (by disseminating a news release advising of the acceleration of the expiry date of Warrants) and, in such case, the Warrants will expire on the 31st day after the date of such notice.
The proceeds from the Offering will be used for general working capital requirements. All securities under the Offering will be subject to a statutory hold period of four months and one day from the date of issuance in accordance with applicable securities legislation.
About Cullinan Metals Corp.
Cullinan Metals Corp. is a Canadian mining and exploration company focused on high quality copper and gold assets in Europe. The company’s Borba 2 property, which contains four projects, consists of several advanced mineral occurrences and past producing copper and gold mines. The concession covers an area of 328.5 square km in one of the most mining friendly areas in Portugal. All the projects are off main roads and highways with excellent infrastructure.
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