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CASA GRANDE, Ariz. & TORONTO — Arizona Sonoran Copper Firm Inc. (TSX:ASCU | OTCQX:ASCUF) (“ASCU” or the “Firm”), an rising US-based copper developer and near-term producer, pronounces outcomes from 25 drill holes (30,926 ft | 9,426 m), from its now full Cactus Prefeasibility Examine (“PFS”) infill drilling program (see FIGURES & PHOTOS 1 – 8 and TABLE 1 under). The PFS drilling program tightened the drill spacing throughout the complete built-in Preliminary Financial Evaluation (“PEA”) mine plan, together with Cactus East and West and the Stockpile, with the intent of upgrading the Inferred mineral assets to Indicated mineral assets. On account of tighter drill spacing, knowledge reveals an improved decision of lithological, structural, and mineral zonation controls. Moreover, drilling to help additional metallurgical and geotechnical check work was undertaken.

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The PFS is predicted to be full by late summer season 2022 and can embody an up to date mineral useful resource estimate.

Drilling Highlights (please see TABLE 1 under for full set of drilling outcomes)

  1. Drilling improved definition of assorted host lithologies that doubtlessly have an effect on acid consumption within the heap leaching course of. Nearly all of mineralization is hosted in granite and monzonite porphyry which so far has indicated low acid consumption traits
  2. ECE-053 200.9 ft. of 1.28% TCu, 0.91% TSol (Enriched – underground)
  3. ECE-051 90 ft of 1.56% TCu, 1.45% TSol (Enriched – underground); incl. 40 ft of two.53% TCu, 2.38% TSol
  4. ECW-032 465.7 ft of 0.27% TCu, 0.24% TSol (Oxides – open pit); incl. 104.0 ft of 0.40% TSol
  5. ECW-056 462.9 ft of 0.31percentTCu, 0.25% TSol (Oxides – open pit)
  6. ECW-036 617.0 ft of 0.21% TCu, 0.19% TSol (Oxides – open pit); and 351.0 ft @ 0.37% CuT (Main)
  7. Infill drilling carried out inside expectations with no vital modifications to the worldwide interpretations supporting the beforehand reported useful resource mannequin

George Ogilvie, Arizona Sonoran President and CEO said, “These constructive drilling outcomes help the conversion of mineral assets to the indicated class forward of our PFS in Q3 because it pertains to the low-grade, bulk tonnage open pit operation at Cactus West and higher-grade underground Cactus East. We count on the drilling will convert a considerable quantity of the leachable copper to a maiden possible reserve, which might be used to replace the mine plan and related economics. Every accomplished vital path merchandise strikes us nearer to enterprise a Bankable Feasibility Examine with Mission Financing and finally a building and growth choice.”

The PFS-level drilling decreased drill spacing to 250 ft throughout the PEA mine plan and 200 ft throughout the Stockpile. Drills targeted within the north, south and northwest area of the open pit in addition to the Cactus East underground. The overall program consisted of 79,175 ft (24,133 m) of drilling, with indications that mineralization stays open to the north, and southwest of the pit, with alternatives to additional convert mineralization from the underground. A Feasibility level-drilling program consisting of 72,000 ft (21,946 m) is at present underway, together with:

  • 60,000 ft (18,288 m) of infill drilling to 125 ft facilities throughout the mine plan space, and
  • 12,000 ft (3,650 m) of deliberate enlargement drilling.

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Geological Description

Drilling outcomes on this press launch cowl the northern and southern infill packages to the Cactus West Deposit and the southern margin of the Cactus East Deposit. Drilling on the southern facet of Cactus West intercepted shallow enriched mineralized zones with little to no oxide presence, as interpreted from earlier drilling. Mineralization was intercepted from as shallow as 25 ft on the southern facet of Cactus West, in proximity to the invention outcrop, however sometimes was intercepted from 100 ft depth with low tenor enrichment. Drilling was terminated in major mineralization characterised as a part of the pyrite alteration zone of the porphyry system.

Drilling on the north facet of Cactus West intercepted thick low grade steady oxide mineralization ensuing from deeper weathering penetration inside a 650 ft (198 m) broad east-west trending fault zone. Enriched mineralization was intercepted at depth previous to the holes being terminated in nicely mineralized major mineralization characterised as a part of the chalcopyrite-pyrite alteration zone.

Drilling on the south facet of Cactus East defines typically the southern extents of mineralization because of the geometry of the Cactus East horst block being truncated by the south and basement faults on the south facet. Thick excessive grade enriched mineralization was intercepted in holes ECE-051 and ECE-053 with little to no oxide and/or major mineralization. Holes have been terminated within the basement fault closing off mineralization at depth.

TABLE 1: Drilling Highlights

Gap

Zone

Ft

Metres

CuT

TSol

Pit
Space

From

To

Size

From

To

Size

%

%

CACTUS EAST

ECE-
051

oxide

1,585.0

1,624.0

39.0

483.1

495.0

11.9

0.33

0.32

N/A

enriched

1,646.7

1,656.0

9.3

501.9

504.7

2.8

2.86

2.85

enriched

1,697.0

1,787.0

90.0

517.2

544.7

27.4

1.56

1.45

incl

1,697.0

1,737.0

40.0

517.2

529.4

12.2

2.53

2.38

major

1,787.0

1,894.0

107.0

544.7

577.3

32.6

0.62

0.05

ECE-
052

enriched

1,626.0

1,653.3

27.3

495.6

503.9

8.3

0.36

0.35

enriched

1,673.0

1,702.4

29.4

509.9

518.9

9.0

0.56

0.56

enriched

1,754.0

1,780.3

26.3

534.6

542.6

8.0

1.10

1.00

ECE-
053

enriched

1,659.2

1,681.8

22.6

505.7

512.6

6.9

0.76

0.75

enriched

1,740.5

1,755.2

14.7

530.5

535.0

4.5

0.74

0.72

enriched

1,812.5

2,013.4

200.9

552.5

613.7

61.2

1.28

0.91

CACTUS WEST

ECW-
030

enriched

151.5

354.2

202.7

46.2

108.0

61.8

0.28

0.27

South

incl

151.5

213.0

61.5

46.2

64.9

18.7

0.60

0.59

ECW-
031

oxide

1,319.0

1,349.0

30.0

402.0

411.2

9.1

0.28

0.25

NE

enriched

1,482.3

1,487.5

5.2

451.8

453.4

1.6

1.61

1.60

enriched

1,570.5

1,689.0

118.5

478.7

514.8

36.1

0.55

0.48

incl

1,588.0

1,600.8

12.8

484.0

487.9

3.9

0.93

0.83

and

1,629.0

1,639.0

10.0

496.5

499.6

3.0

1.68

1.68

major

1,689.0

1,828.6

139.6

514.8

557.4

42.6

0.30

0.06

ECW-
032

oxide

289.0

349.0

60.0

88.1

106.4

18.3

0.20

0.14

North

oxide

410.3

876.0

465.7

125.1

267.0

141.9

0.27

0.24

incl

420.0

524.0

104.0

128.0

159.7

31.7

0.43

0.40

and

634.0

686.0

52.0

193.2

209.1

15.8

0.58

0.47

oxide

1,026.0

1,052.0

26.0

312.7

320.6

7.9

0.16

0.16

enriched

1,052.0

1,078.0

26.0

320.6

328.6

7.9

0.34

0.27

major

1,078.0

1,367.7

289.7

328.6

416.9

88.3

0.34

0.07

ECW-
033

oxide

294.0

461.0

167.0

89.6

140.5

50.9

0.34

0.26

North

incl

395.0

455.0

60.0

120.4

138.7

18.3

0.53

0.41

oxide

523.7

652.0

128.3

159.6

198.7

39.1

0.28

0.25

oxide

739.9

1,101.0

361.1

225.5

335.6

110.1

0.22

0.19

incl

747.5

761.0

13.5

227.8

232.0

4.1

0.59

0.47

and

1,029.0

1,075.0

46.0

313.6

327.7

14.0

0.44

0.38

oxide

1,151.0

1,241.0

90.0

350.8

378.3

27.4

0.14

0.13

oxide

1,281.0

1,327.0

46.0

390.4

404.5

14.0

0.52

0.44

major

1,327.0

1,418.0

91.0

404.5

432.2

27.7

0.35

0.04

ECW-
034

oxide

376.2

406.0

29.8

114.7

123.7

9.1

0.41

0.34

North

oxide

702.3

716.5

14.2

214.1

218.4

4.3

0.57

0.55

enriched

801.4

815.0

13.6

244.3

248.4

4.1

0.87

0.83

oxide

861.0

889.8

28.8

262.4

271.2

8.8

0.85

0.80

incl

877.3

884.0

6.7

267.4

269.4

2.0

2.71

2.70

enriched

1,066.3

1,160.0

93.7

325.0

353.6

28.6

0.42

0.31

incl

1,123.0

1,160.0

37.0

342.3

353.6

11.3

0.66

0.57

oxide

1,160.0

1,264.0

104.0

353.6

385.3

31.7

0.49

0.45

incl

1,160.0

1,173.0

13.0

353.6

357.5

4.0

2.84

2.64

enriched

1,297.7

1,347.0

49.3

395.5

410.6

15.0

0.69

0.63

incl

1,297.7

1,317.0

19.3

395.5

401.4

5.9

1.24

1.14

ECW-
035

oxide

343.0

413.0

70.0

104.5

125.9

21.3

0.24

0.15

NW

oxide

576.4

671.0

94.6

175.7

204.5

28.8

0.20

0.18

enriched

704.0

719.0

15.0

214.6

219.2

4.6

0.80

0.77

oxide

867.0

887.0

20.0

264.3

270.4

6.1

0.17

0.16

oxide

998.5

1,008.0

9.5

304.3

307.2

2.9

0.23

0.21

ECW-
036

oxide

396.0

1,013.0

617.0

120.7

308.8

188.1

0.21

0.19

NW

incl

739.0

800.7

61.7

225.2

244.1

18.8

0.32

0.30

and

906.0

936.0

30.0

276.1

285.3

9.1

0.49

0.47

enriched

1,013.0

1,092.0

79.0

308.8

332.8

24.1

0.37

0.23

major

1,092.0

1,443.0

351.0

332.8

439.8

107.0

0.37

0.04

incl

1,108.0

1,251.0

143.0

337.7

381.3

43.6

0.49

0.05

ECW-
037

oxide

477.0

515.0

38.0

145.4

157.0

11.6

0.21

0.14

NW

oxide

652.0

732.0

80.0

198.7

223.1

24.4

0.15

0.13

oxide

796.3

848.0

51.7

242.7

258.5

15.8

0.25

0.23

oxide

868.0

888.0

20.0

264.6

270.7

6.1

0.19

0.15

oxide

918.0

938.3

20.3

279.8

286.0

6.2

1.32

1.10

incl

926.0

938.3

12.3

282.2

286.0

3.7

2.07

1.71

ECW-
038

oxide

547.0

1,003.0

456.0

166.7

305.7

139.0

0.19

0.15

NW

incl

987.0

1,003.0

16.0

300.8

305.7

4.9

0.13

0.12

oxide

1,043.0

1,113.0

70.0

317.9

339.2

21.3

0.15

0.13

enriched

1,113.0

1,132.0

19.0

339.2

345.0

5.8

0.22

0.13

major

1,132.0

1,449.7

317.7

345.0

441.9

96.8

0.18

0.02

ECW-
039

oxide

105.0

115.0

10.0

32.0

35.1

3.0

0.67

0.57

South

enriched

275.0

360.0

85.0

83.8

109.7

25.9

0.26

0.19

incl

275.0

285.0

10.0

83.8

86.9

3.0

0.54

0.53

major

360.0

450.6

90.6

109.7

137.3

27.6

0.15

0.04

ECW-
040

oxide

693.0

773.3

80.3

211.2

235.7

24.5

0.32

0.29

NW

oxide

1,097.0

1,115.5

18.5

334.4

340.0

5.6

0.51

0.48

enriched

1,175.0

1,229.0

54.0

358.1

374.6

16.5

0.55

0.48

major

1,229.0

1,287.0

58.0

374.6

392.3

17.7

0.22

0.03

ECW-
041

oxide

1,266.7

1,345.0

78.3

386.1

410.0

23.9

0.76

0.68

NE

incl

1,277.0

1,330.0

53.0

389.2

405.4

16.2

1.01

0.91

enriched

1,484.0

1,563.0

79.0

452.3

476.4

24.1

0.92

0.87

incl

1,484.0

1,532.8

48.8

452.3

467.2

14.9

1.35

1.31

major

1,563.0

1,948.0

385.0

476.4

593.8

117.3

0.37

0.03

incl

1,797.0

1,937.0

140.0

547.7

590.4

42.7

0.49

0.04

ECW-
046

enriched

207.0

227.0

20.0

63.1

69.2

6.1

0.15

0.14

South

enriched

249.1

289.3

40.2

75.9

88.2

12.3

0.38

0.38

enriched

359.0

427.8

68.8

109.4

130.4

21.0

0.45

0.43

incl

373.0

383.0

10.0

113.7

116.7

3.0

0.81

0.80

major

467.0

607.0

140.0

142.3

185.0

42.7

0.23

0.03

ECW-
047

oxide

25.0

105.0

80.0

7.6

32.0

24.4

0.17

0.06

South

oxide

155.0

250.0

95.0

47.2

76.2

29.0

0.18

0.10

enriched

310.0

480.0

170.0

94.5

146.3

51.8

0.21

0.17

major

480.0

537.0

57.0

146.3

163.7

17.4

0.10

0.03

ECW-
048

enriched

150.0

255.0

105.0

45.7

77.7

32.0

0.30

0.29

South

incl

160.0

200.0

40.0

48.8

61.0

12.2

0.44

0.44

enriched

290.0

400.0

110.0

88.4

121.9

33.5

0.19

0.16

major

400.0

500.0

100.0

121.9

152.4

30.5

0.15

0.02

ECW-
049

enriched

295.0

350.0

55.0

89.9

106.7

55.0

0.26

0.20

South

major

350.0

400.0

50.0

106.7

121.9

50.0

0.22

0.03

ECW-
050

oxide

80.0

155.0

75.0

24.4

47.2

75.0

0.18

0.12

South

enriched

200.0

260.0

60.0

61.0

79.2

60.0

0.28

0.19

incl

240.0

260.0

20.0

73.2

79.2

20.0

0.55

0.44

major

260.0

400.0

140.0

79.2

121.9

140.0

0.15

0.01

ECW-
054

oxide

523.1

563.0

39.9

159.4

171.6

12.2

0.20

0.17

NW

oxide

591.6

615.0

23.4

180.3

187.5

7.1

0.68

0.62

oxide

640.0

870.0

230.0

195.1

265.2

70.1

0.35

0.32

incl

640.0

668.0

28.0

195.1

203.6

8.5

0.76

0.72

oxide

942.0

962.0

20.0

287.1

293.2

6.1

0.15

0.11

oxide

992.0

1,082.0

90.0

302.4

329.8

27.4

0.17

0.17

enriched

1,082.0

1,145.0

63.0

329.8

349.0

19.2

0.40

0.31

incl

1,115.5

1,145.0

29.5

340.0

349.0

9.0

0.59

0.41

major

1,145.0

1,350.0

205.0

349.0

411.5

62.5

0.36

0.04

ECW-
055

oxide

564.1

602.5

38.4

171.9

183.6

11.7

0.31

0.23

NW

oxide

867.0

897.0

30.0

264.3

273.4

9.1

0.59

0.57

oxide

947.0

1,027.0

80.0

288.6

313.0

24.4

0.15

0.13

oxide

1,077.0

1,155.5

78.5

328.3

352.2

23.9

0.19

0.18

enriched

1,176.7

1,227.0

50.3

358.7

374.0

15.3

1.01

0.96

incl

1,176.7

1,186.0

9.3

358.7

361.5

2.8

3.79

3.60

major

1,227.0

1,600.0

373.0

374.0

487.7

113.7

0.32

0.03

ECW-
056

oxide

191.0

222.0

31.0

58.2

67.7

9.4

0.30

0.22

North

oxide

331.1

794.0

462.9

100.9

242.0

141.1

0.31

0.25

incl

413.0

463.5

50.5

125.9

141.3

15.4

0.47

0.40

and

616.0

646.0

30.0

187.8

196.9

9.1

0.57

0.53

and

733.6

754.0

20.4

223.6

229.8

6.2

0.86

0.80

enriched

794.0

863.0

69.0

242.0

263.0

21.0

0.21

0.19

oxide

1,029.0

1,049.0

20.0

313.6

319.7

6.1

0.11

0.09

oxide

1,069.0

1,093.0

24.0

325.8

333.1

7.3

0.13

0.12

enriched

1,139.4

1,217.0

77.6

347.3

370.9

23.7

0.24

0.23

major

1,217.0

1,490.4

273.4

370.9

454.3

83.3

0.39

0.04

Incl

1,369.0

1,467.0

98.0

417.3

447.1

29.9

0.52

0.05

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  1. Intervals are introduced in core size; are drilled with dip angles between 55 levels and 90 levels.
  2. CE Drill assays assume a mineralized cut-off grade of 0.5% CuT reflecting the potential for heap leaching within the case of Oxide and Enriched materials for an underground or to offer typical common grades within the case of Main materials. All CE holes have been terminated in Main mineralization or the basement fault.
  3. CW Drill assays assume a mineralized cut-off grade of 0.1% CuT reflecting the potential for heap leaching within the case of Oxide and Enriched materials for an open pit, or to offer typical common grades within the case of Main materials. All CW holes have been terminated in Main mineralization.
  4. Assay outcomes will not be capped. Intercepts are aggregated inside geological confines of main mineral zones.

Desk 2: Drill Data

Gap

Easting

Northing

Elevation

Depth

Azimuth

Dip

ECW-030

390,384.9

62,311.2

1,444.2

458.0

190

-60

ECW-031

391,396.1

64,622.1

1,462.3

1,828.6

240

-45

ECW-032

389,089.1

65,053.9

1,457.7

1,367.7

140

-53

ECW-033

389,087.8

65,051.4

1,457.6

1,418.0

142

-46.5

ECW-034

389,545.9

65,362.2

1,464.3

1,347.0

140

-45

ECW-035

388,913.1

64,805.0

1,454.2

1,008.0

135

-45

ECW-036

388,818.6

64,892.0

1,454.3

1,443.0

135

-56

ECW-037

388,733.6

64,552.6

1,450.3

938.3

130

-45

ECW-038

388,563.6

64,361.4

1,447.5

1,449.7

110

-67

ECW-039

389,756.5

62,131.7

1,432.0

450.6

0

-90

ECW-040

388,509.0

64,206.9

1,446.1

1,287.0

114

-50

ECW-041

391,041.8

65,109.6

1,470.5

1,948.0

235

-46.5

ECW-046

389,627.5

62,023.7

1,434.1

607.0

0

-90

ECW-047

390,243.2

61,890.0

1,437.8

537.0

0

-90

ECW-048

390,213.6

62,148.0

1,434.9

500.0

0

-90

ECW-049

390,496.7

62,317.4

1,445.2

400.0

0

-90

ECW-050

391,126.6

61,970.4

1,448.5

400.0

0

-90

ECW-054

388,562.4

64,366.4

1,447.7

1,350.0

100

-55

ECW-055

388,572.8

64,183.8

1,444.3

1,600.0

100

-46

ECW-056

389,379.9

65,275.9

1,465.0

1,490.4

148

-54

ECW-040

388,509.0

64,206.9

1,446.1

1,287.0

114

-51

ECW-041

391,041.8

65,109.6

1,470.5

1,948.0

235

-47

ECE-051

392,614.8

65,015.0

1,510.0

1,956.0

0

-90

ECE-052

392,483.6

64,515.5

1,488.0

1,871.4

0

-90

ECE-053

391,991.5

64,400.0

1,487.4

2,035.2

0

-90

High quality Assurance / High quality Management

Drilling accomplished on the challenge was supervised by on-site ASCU personnel who ready core samples for assay and applied a full QA/QC program utilizing blanks, requirements and duplicates to watch analytical accuracy and precision. The samples have been sealed on web site and shipped to Skyline Laboratories in Tucson AZ for evaluation. Skyline’s high quality management system complies with international certifications for High quality ISO9001:2008.

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Technical points of this information launch have been reviewed and verified by Allan Schappert – CPG #11758, who’s a certified individual as outlined by Nationwide Instrument 43-101– Requirements of Disclosure for Mineral Tasks.

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About Arizona Sonoran Copper Firm ( www.arizonasonoran.com | www.cactusmine.com)

ASCU’s goal is to turn into a mid-tier copper producer with low working prices, develop the Cactus Mission that would generate sturdy returns for traders, and supply a long run sustainable and accountable operation for the neighborhood and all stakeholders. The Firm’s principal asset is a 100% curiosity within the Cactus Mission (former ASARCO, Sacaton mine) which is located on personal land in an infrastructure-rich space of Arizona. The Firm is led by an government administration workforce and Board which have a long-standing monitor report of profitable challenge supply in North America complemented by international capital markets experience.

Ahead-Trying Statements

Ahead-looking statements contain recognized and unknown dangers, uncertainties and different elements which can trigger the precise outcomes, efficiency or achievements of ASCU to be materially totally different from any future outcomes, efficiency or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Components that would have an effect on the result embody, amongst others: future costs and the provision of metals; the outcomes of drilling; lack of ability to boost the cash essential to incur the expenditures required to retain and advance the properties; environmental liabilities (recognized and unknown); common enterprise, financial, aggressive, political and social uncertainties; outcomes of exploration packages; accidents, labour disputes and different dangers of the mining business; political instability, terrorism, revolt or warfare; or delays in acquiring governmental approvals, projected money working prices, failure to acquire regulatory or shareholder approvals.

Though ASCU has tried to establish necessary elements that would trigger precise actions, occasions or outcomes to vary materially from these described in forward-looking statements, there could also be different elements that trigger actions, occasions or outcomes to vary from these anticipated, estimated or supposed. Ahead-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this information launch and ASCU disclaims any obligation to replace any forward-looking statements, whether or not because of new data, future occasions or outcomes or in any other case, besides as required by relevant securities legal guidelines.

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Contacts

For extra data:
Alison Dwoskin, Director, Investor Relations
647-233-4348
adwoskin@arizonasonoran.com

George Ogilvie, President, CEO and Director
416-723-0458
gogilvie@arizonasonoran.com

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