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Trailbreaker Resources Acquires Liberty Cu-Mo Porphyry Property Located In Central British Columbia

Press Release

January 22, 2024 – Trailbreaker Resources Ltd. (TBK.V) (“Trailbreaker” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce it has entered into an option agreement to acquire 100% of the 2,071-hectare Liberty property in central British Columbia (BC).

The Liberty property covers a copper-molybdenum (Cu-Mo) porphyry target, located approximately 60 km northwest of Quesnel, BC, and accessible by forest service roads.

Highlights of the Liberty Property

  • TARGET: Strong porphyry target is defined by a coincident Induced Polarization (IP) chargeability and Cu-Mo±Gold (Au)±Silver (Ag) soil and rock geochemical anomalies on the margin of a poly-phase Mesozoic granitic pluton.
  • POTENTIAL: Multiple styles of mineralization across the property, including porphyry-style mineralization, as well as associated skarn mineralization.
  • PROVEN RESULTS: Historic drilling in the 1960s by Rio Tinto, to the south of the modern coincident IP and geochemical anomaly, returned an assay result of 123.1 m of 0.11% Cu and 0.04% MoS21, from the top of bedrock to the end of hole.
  • UNDEREXPLORED: Coincident geophysical and geochemical anomalies were defined in the 2010s but have never been drill-tested.
  • ACCESS: Fully road-accessible through a network of forestry service roads. Low annual precipitation allows for year-round access to the property.
  • VALUE: Trailbreaker has the option to acquire 100% of the project with a value-driven deal.

Message from the President

“We are excited to add the Liberty project to our portfolio. Liberty shows many of the key characteristics of a strong porphyry target which has never been adequately tested. With this option agreement and great access, we will be able to effectively and efficiently advance the project.” – Daithi Mac Gearailt

 

Figure 1: Location of the Liberty property relative to other advanced stage mining projects and mines within the region.

Geology and Exploration Potential

The Liberty property is located in the Cache Creek Terrane, which hosts significant calc-alkaline porphyry Cu-Mo deposits such as the second largest open-pit copper mine in Canada2, the Gibraltar Mine (Figure 1). The Gibraltar Mine contained 6.4 billion pounds of copper from past production and in current reserves3. The current reserves have an average copper grade of 0.24% Cu and a cut-off grade of 0.15% Cu3.

The Liberty property covers a poly-phase granitic to dioritic pluton of presumed Jurassic to Cretaceous age, which has intruded into the Cache Creek Complex, comprising a package of sedimentary rocks (Figure 2). Eocene Endako Group basalt flows and Miocene to Pleistocene Chilcotin Group basalt flows cover the older Cache Creek Complex on the eastern and western margins of the property, respectively.

The primary target of interest on the Liberty property is a 1,750 m by 750 m northwest-trending Cu-Mo±Au±Ag mobile metal ion (MMI) soil anomaly1 (Figure 3), which overlaps a moderate to strong IP chargeability1 feature on the margin of the granitic intrusion. Historic trenching rarely reached bedrock, but where exposed, results include a weighted average chip sample of 0.11% Cu over 10 m 4. Additionally, Rio Tinto conducted exploration on the southern portion of the property between 1967 and 1969, culminating in a small ~1,000 m drill program. Rio Tinto’s northernmost hole is believed to have been drilled at the southern margin of the MMI and chargeability anomalies, returning an interval of 123.1 m of 0.11% Cu and 0.04% MoS21. Drill holes to the south did not intersect significant Cu-mineralization, but did intersect abundant disseminated pyrite, potentially representing the pyrite-halo surrounding porphyry-style mineralized core. These results indicate potential for a Cu-Mo porphyry-style system, and represent a high-priority exploration target.

 

Figure 2: Target zones and past exploration highlights of the Liberty property overlain on the local geology.

Other target areas on the property, likely associated with the magmatic-hydrothermal system that formed the Cu-Mo porphyry target, include the Cu Skarn target (Figure 2). Historic trenching has returned assay values of >8% Cu2, which is believed to be associated with coeval skarn mineralization.

Due to overall low bedrock exposure, much of the rest of the property remains underexplored, with only minor amounts of prospecting having been completed. Systematic geochemical and/or geophysical surveys designed to identify additional prospective areas within the hydrothermal system have not been completed yet.

 

Figure 3: Copper, molybdenum, silver, and gold MMI soil geochemical response within the northwest trending anomaly, which overlaps with the chargeability high. The strong correlation between all four elements and the high chargeability feature, along with historic drill results along the south margin, signifies strong prospectivity of this target.

Readers are cautioned that all data presented in this news release are historical in nature. Sufficient work to independently verify the historical results has not been completed at this time. Historical results should not be treated as fact and reproduction of these results is not guaranteed.

Terms of Acquisition

Trailbreaker consolidated the Liberty property through an option agreement with Mr. Bernie Kreft.

This option agreement enables Trailbreaker to acquire a 100% interest in five claims held by Mr. Kreft. This agreement is subject to the approval of the TSX-Venture Exchange. The terms of the option agreement consist of:

  • Upon signing: a cash payment of CAD$5,000 and a transfer of 50,000 Trailbreaker common shares
  • First anniversary: a cash payment of CAD$5,000 and a transfer of 50,000 Trailbreaker common shares
  • Second anniversary: a cash payment of CAD$5,000 and a transfer of 50,000 Trailbreaker common shares
  • Third anniversary: a cash payment of CAD$30,000 and a transfer of 150,000 Trailbreaker common shares
  • Fourth anniversary: a cash payment of CAD$57,500 and a transfer of 450,000 Trailbreaker common shares
  • The claims are subject to a 2% net smelter return (NSR), 1% of which can be purchased back for CAD$1,000,000

About Trailbreaker Resources

Trailbreaker Resources is a mining exploration company focused primarily on mining-friendly British Columbia and Yukon Territory, Canada. Trailbreaker is committed to continuous exploration and research, allowing maintenance of a portfolio of quality mineral properties which in turn provides value for shareholders. The company has an experienced management team with a proven track record as explorers and developers throughout the Yukon Territory, British Columbia, Alaska and Nevada.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Daithi Mac Gearailt

President and Chief Executive Officer

Carl Schulze, P. Geo., Consulting Geologist with Aurora Geosciences Ltd, is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 for Trailbreaker’s BC and Yukon exploration projects, and has reviewed and approved the technical information in this release.

Other

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References

1) https://apps.nrs.gov.bc.ca/pub/aris/Report/32899.pdf/

2) https://www.tasekomines.com/properties/gibraltar-mine/

3) https://www.tasekomines.com/properties/reserves-and-resources/

4) https://apps.nrs.gov.bc.ca/pub/aris/Report/35992.pdf/

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