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MAX Drills 29.2 M Of 30.5 G/t Ag And 0.69% Cu In Step-out Drilling At DeSoto Discovery, Majuba Hill, Nevada Mxr.v, Ilc.v, Tnr.v, Czx.v, Rm.v, Lmr.v, Abn.v, Asm.v, Btt.v, Bva.v, Bvg.v, Epz.v, Fst.v, Gbn.v, Hao.v, Jnn.v, Ks.v, Ktn.v, Kxm.v, Mgn, Mxr.v, Rvm.

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One more sleepy junior is coming back to life with very interesting drilling results today. Old video below gives some insight in another Gold properties of MAX Resources in Nevada. Now it is getting interesting again.

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MAX believes that Majuba Hill is a newly-defined copper/silver/gold porphyry system that is highly prospective for a bulk-tonnage, open pit deposit. Since acquiring an interest in the property in March 2011, MAX has conducted extensive exploration programs which included soil sampling, data compilation and mapping and core drilling. During a Phase I core drilling program completed in August 2011, MAX encountered long intervals of high-grade silver and copper near surface in five of eight holes, as well as significant gold intercepts. Highlights of this drilling include:

  • 44.2 metres (m) of 71.0 grams per tonne (g/t) Ag, 0.15 g/t Au and 1.14% Cu in hole MM-06;
  • 50.3 m of 50.8 g/t Ag, 0.31 g/t gold and 0.31% Cu in hole MM-07;
  • 42.7 m of 37.5 g/t Ag and 0.38% Cu in hole MM-03;
  • 45.7 m of 15.4 g/t Ag and 0.56% Cu in hole MM-02;

Tue Feb 7, 2012

MAX drills 29.2 m of 30.5 g/t Ag and 0.69% Cu in step-out drilling at DeSoto discovery, Majuba Hill, Nevada

"MAX Resource Corp. (TSX.V: MXR; OTCBB: MXROF; Frankfurt: M1D) has received assay results from the first three of the four step out drill holes completed at its Majuba Hill copper/silver project in Nevada during the fall of 2011. Hole MM-18 was one of two holes drilled to test a new high grade mineralized zone identified during soil sampling in 2011 near the past producing DeSoto silver mine and intercepted 29.2 meters of 30.5 g/t silver (Ag) and 0.69% cooper (Cu).



  • MM-18 was drilled 1.4 km to the northwest of MAX's Phase I drilling at the past producing Majuba Hill mine, where MAX intercepted near surface high grade copper and silver mineralization over significant lengths in five of eight holes.
  • Hole MM-18 was one of two holes drilled to test a new high grade mineralized zone identified during soil sampling in 2011 and intercepted 29.2 meters of 30.5 g/t Ag and 0.69% Cu.
  • The copper/silver soil anomaly at DeSoto is approximately 1.5 km long by 500 m wide and returned values as high as 1.53% Cu and 209 g/t Ag in soils.
  • Hole MM-17 was drilled 730 m southeast of Phase I drilling and intercepted 42.7 m of 16.8 g/t Ag, 13.7 m of 15.9 g/t Ag and 6.16 m of 51.0 g/t Ag
  • Permitting is underway for an extensive Phase III delineation drill program at Desoto to begin in the spring of 2012

Clancy Wendt, P.Geo, VP Exploration of MAX, states "We are excited by this new discovery at DeSoto, which extends the known area of high grade mineralization at Majuba Hill to the northwest by at least 1.4 kilometers. In addition, drilling 730 m to the southeast has intercepted significant silver mineralization and expanded the mineralized zone at Majuba Hill itself, with assay results still pending from hole MM-20. The discovery at DeSoto that high-grade copper and silver mineralization exists well beyond the immediate area of the past producing Majuba Hill mine confirms our theory that Majuba Hill is an extensive copper/silver porphyry system that is highly prospective for the development of a bulk-tonnage open pit deposit."

Hole MM-19 was drilled at the same location as hole MM-18 at an angle of --45 to the southeast, whereas hole MM-18 was drilled at the same angle to the northwest, and intercepted 3.6 m of 14.3 g/t Ag and 0.45% Cu within ten feet of surface. A map showing drilling locations from the 2011 exploration program at Majuba Hill is available on our web site at

The first drill hole of the Phase II program, MM-17, was collared on the "Ball Park" target area immediately to the east of our Phase I drill program at Majuba Hill itself. Hole MM-17 is located approximately 730 meters to the east of our hole MM-06 (where we drilled 96 m of 39.2 g/t Ag and 0.57% Cu commencing within 5 feet of surface) and was the first of two holes planned to test the eastern extension of the high grade mineralized zone at Majuba Hill. Hole MM-17 includes intercepts of 42.7 m of 16.8 g/t Ag, 13.7 m of 15.9 g/t Ag and 6.1 m of 51.0 g/t Ag with only nominal copper; this confirms that we are still in the mineralized system.

Drill results from the three holes reported today are as follows:







Hole Azimuth Angle Total Depth From
MM-18 304 -45 146 m 21.9 51.1 29.2 0.69%   30.5
        79.3 80.5 1.2 0.54%   28.7
MM-17 119 -70.5 160.1 m 4.6 18.3 13.7 0.05   15.9
        44.2 86.9 42.7 0.03   16.8
          123.5 6.1 0.04   51.0
MM-19 127 -45 98.4 m 2.4 6.0 3.6 0.45   14.3

The other hole at the Ball Park area, MM-20, was drilled approximately 150 meters to the south east of hole MM-06 to test mineralization reported by previous operators underneath the past producing Majuba Hill mine; assay results are pending.

Majuba Hill is the site of numerous past producing mines, with historic production reported of 12% Cu (Mason Valley Copper, 1918) and silver grades up to 40 oz/t Ag. Majuba Hill encompasses 2,568 acres of surface and mineral rights that includes patented lode mining claims. The property is easily accessed via 23 miles of well-maintained dirt roads leading from U.S. Interstate 80, and lies 30 miles northwest of Coeur d'Alene's Rochester silver mine, which contains a NI 43-101 compliant Measured and Indicated Resource of 263.9 million tons grading 0.46 oz/ton Ag and 0.004 oz/ton Au. (The Coeur Technical Report on the Rochester Mine is available on SEDAR). For more detailed information on the Majuba Hill copper/silver project, including maps showing the results of soil sampling and the drilling completed to date, please visit our web site at

This news release has been reviewed by Mr. Clancy J. Wendt, P. Geo, a "qualified person" as that term is defined under National Instrument 43-101. The historic information provided has not been verified by MAX and is for reference only.

About MAX Resource Corp.

MAX Resource Corp. is a Canadian exploration company focused on gold and silver exploration in Nevada. For more information, please visit our web site at

On behalf of the Board of Directors of
MAX Resource Corp.


Stuart Rogers


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