DLP Resources Discovers Copper on the 100 % Owned Esperanza Project with Rock Samples returning up to 4.71% Cu, 28.8ppm Mo, 3540ppm Zn and 383ppm Co

Cranbrook, British Columbia, (Newsfile Corp. – March 13, 2024) DLP Resources Inc. (“DLP” or the “Company”) (TSXV:DLP) (OTCQB:DLPRF) announces receipt of the first phase of rock sampling results from the Esperanza porphyry copper-molybdenum project immediately south of the Chapi Mine in Southern Peru (Figure 1).

Results for 44 rock samples taken in the initial reconnaissance sampling and mapping of the northwestern part of the project have returned highly anomalous copper, molybdenum, cobalt and zinc in mapped intrusive stocks and polymictic breccias within the overlying volcanics (Figures 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7).


  1. Ten of the forty-four rock chip samples returned values between 1.1% Cu and 4.67% (Table 1 and Figure 2).  These samples were taken from outcropping quartz diorite and polymictic breccias with visible copper-oxides, iron oxides and tourmaline in fractures. 
  2. Rock chip samples with high copper grades included:
    1. Sample 1161 – 3.88% Cu, 1.47ppm Mo, 3540ppm Zn and 281ppm Co.
    1. Sample 1162 – 2.84% Cu, 1.75ppm Mo, 2510ppm Zn and 237ppm Co.
    1. Sample 1163 – 3.34% Cu, 1.39ppm Mo, 1905ppm Zn and 238ppm Co.
    1. Sample 1164 – 3.85% Cu, 1.46ppm Mo, 1885ppm Zn and 323ppm Co.
    1. Sample 1165 – 3.17% Cu, 1.26ppm Mo, 1600ppm Zn and 210ppm Co
    1. Sample 1167 – 1.10% Cu, 1.49ppm Mo, 2030ppm Zn and 155ppm Co.
    1. Sample 1171 – 4.67% Cu, 1.76ppm Mo, 3060ppm Zn and 209ppm Co.
    1. Sample 1172 – 4.71% Cu, 1.63ppm Mo, 2030ppm Zn and 383ppm Co.
    1. Sample 1173 – 1.15% Cu, 1.32ppm Mo, 2730ppm Zn and 286ppm Co.
    1. Sample 1174 – 1.45% Cu, 1.28ppm Mo, 1155ppm Zn and 26.4ppm Co.

See Table 1 for the anomalous set of results for the rock chip samples.

Mr. Gendall, President and CEO commented: “The Esperanza project is a grassroots porphyry copper-molybdenum project which is in a fantastic location in southern Peru and was completely unexplored until now.  Initial sampling and mapping commenced in January 2024 and field observations together with these first set of rock results are very encouraging. This project is immediately south of the Chapi copper mine and within the principal porphyry copper belts of southern Peru. We look forward to advancing the project while we await drill start-up at Aurora”.  

Table 1.  Summary of Select Rock Chip Results for the Esperanza Porphyry Cu-Mo Project.

Nommm%ppmppmppmRock Chip Samples 2x2m Sampling Area
1153813681924438019530.440.77201079.90Quartz Diorite, FeOx + Malachite + Mn + Tm?
1159813670824445119400.016.31597.60Quartz Diorite, Qtz Veinlets + FeOx + Calcite
1160813653624453019290.016.84714.20Aplite Dyke, FeOx
1161813632424471919593.881.473540281.00Polymictic Bx, Qtz + Tm + Ox Cu + Mn
1162813632924471419592.841.752510237.00Polymictic Bx, Qtz + Tm + Ox Cu + Mn
1163813631124472319553.341.391905238.00Polymictic Bx, Qtz + Tm + Ox Cu + Mn
1164813631324467418533.851.461885323.00Polymictic Bx, Qtz + Tm + Ox Cu + Mn
1165813681824438419543.171.261600210.00Quartz Diorite, FeOx, CuOx, Malachite + Mn + Tm?
Nommm%ppmppmppmRock Chip Samples 2x2m Sampling Area
1166813681824438419540.220.54149068.30Quartz Diorite, FeOx, CuOx, Malachite + Mn + Tm?
1167813681824438419531.101.492030155.00Quartz Diorite, FeOx, CuOx, Malachite + Mn + Tm?
1168813681824438419530.070.3436123.20Quartz Diorite, FeOx, CuOx, Malachite + Mn + Tm?
1169813681824438419530.420.893270136.50Quartz Diorite, FeOx, CuOx, Malachite + Mn + Tm?
1171813673924440919304.671.763060209.00Quartz Diorite, Arg Alteration, Qtz Vlts, FeOx, + Vlts Calc
1172813632424471919324.711.632030383.00Polymictic Bx, Qtz + Tm + Ox Cu + Mn
1173813632924471418531.151.322730286.00Polymictic Bx, Qtz + Tm + Ox Cu + Mn
1174813631124472318531.451.28115526.40Polymictic Bx, Qtz + Tm + Ox Cu + Mn
1188813445624182419170.0114.806530.90Breccia, FeOx, Lim boxworks
1189813461524191319220.0128.80244.70Polymictic Bx, FeOx in fractures
1191813544724257319300.0210.208217.20Quartz vein, Strong Fracturing with FeOx + Mn
1192813463124325819260.026.54985.80Andesite fragment, FeOX, Intense Fracturing
1193813464624328219290.012.46272.20Quartz Diorite, QS Alteration, Very Fractured
1194813474524312519290.012.95482.60Quartz Diorite, FeOx, Turgite,
119581347972433411925<0.013.08770.80Quartz Diorite, FeOx, Turgite, Intense Fractures
119681344712434721924<0.0114.8424.00Quartz Diorite, Quartz Vlts, FeOx boxworks, Intense Frac.
119781341642432661917<0.013.76953.60Diorite with Qtz Vlts, Leached – FeOx + Qtz Tm vlts
Notes: Bx-Breccia, Qtz-Quartz, Tm-Tourmaline, Vlts-veinlets, FeOx-Iron Oxides, Mt-magnetite
Py-Pyrite, Ep-Epidote, Chl-Chlorite, Lim-Limonite, Neo-Neotocite, Mn-Manganese, Calc-Calcite
V-Very, Frac-Fractured      

Quality Control and Quality Assurance

DLP Resources Peru S.A.C, a subsidiary of DLP Resources Inc., supervises sampling and carries out surface sampling and mapping of outcrop at the Esperanza project. Rock chip sampling was done within a maximum area of 2m x 2m and descriptions were carried out by a geologist. Samples are bagged and sealed on site before transportation to the ALS Peru S.A.C. sample preparation facility in Arequipa by Company vehicles and staff. Rocks are crushed with 70% passing <2mm. Sample is split with riffle splitter and 250g pulverized to 85% less than 75um. Prepared samples are sent to Lima by ALS Peru S.A.C. for analysis. ALS Peru S.A.C. is an independent laboratory. Samples are analyzed for 48 elements using a four-acid digestion and ICP-MS analysis (ME-MS61). Overlimit samples for copper and silver were re-analysed by four-acid digestion and ICP-AES (ME-OG62). In addition, sequential copper analyses are done and reports, soluble copper using sulphuric acid leach, soluble copper in cyanide leach, residual copper and total copper.   ALS meets all requirements of International Standards ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO 9001:2015 for analytical procedures.

DLP Resources independently monitors quality control and quality assurance (“QA/QC”) through a program that includes the insertion of certified reference materials.

Esperanza Project

The Esperanza Cu-Mo Project is an early-stage exploration project in Southern Peru consisting of 4,600 Ha of claims which are 100% owned by DLP.  Esperanza is located ~35 km SW of the Cerro Verde Mine in Arequipa and immediately south of the Chapi Copper Mine.

Copper-molybdenum mineralization was initially observed in an early reconnaissance program undertaken in 2022. Subsequently we have completed a satellite alteration mapping program over the project and identified alteration consistent with porphyry copper-molybdenum systems. Follow-up of alteration and subsequent sampling and mapping commenced in early 2024.

Figure 1:  Esperanza Project Location

Figure 2:  Esperanza Project –Anomalous copper, molybdenum, zinc and cobalt in rock samples.

Figure 3:  Esperanza Project – Simplified geology with areas of rock samples and anomalous geochemistry.

Figure 4:  Esperanza Project – Simplified geology with anomalous Cu in rock samples.

Figure 5:  Esperanza Project – Simplified geology with anomalous Mo in rock samples.

Figure 6:  Esperanza Project – Simplified geology with anomalous Zn in rock samples.

Figure 7: Esperanza Project – Simplified geology with anomalous Co in rock samples.

Qualified Person

David L. Pighin, consulting geologist and co-founder of DLP Resources, is the qualified person of the Company as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Pighin has reviewed and approved the technical contents of this news release.

About DLP Resources Inc.

DLP Resources Inc. is a mineral exploration company operating in Southeastern British Columbia and Peru, exploring for Base Metals and Cobalt. DLP is listed on the TSX-V, trading symbol DLP and on the OTCQB, trading symbol DLPRF. Please refer to our web site www.dlpresourcesinc.com for additional information.



Ian Gendall, CEO & President

Jim Stypula, Executive Chairman

Robin Sudo, Office & Land Manager/Corporate Secretary

Maxwell Reinhart, Investor Relations

Telephone: 250-426-7808

Email: iangendall@dlpresourcesinc.com

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This release includes certain statements and information that may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect the expectations or beliefs of management of the Company regarding future events. Generally, forward-looking statements and information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “intends” or “anticipates”, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “should”, “would” or “occur”. This information and these statements, referred to herein as “forward‐looking statements”, are not historical facts, are made as of the date of this news release and include without limitation, statements regarding discussions of future plans, estimates and forecasts and statements as to management’s expectations and intentions with respect to further sampling, mapping and advancement of the Esperanza Project in Peru.

These forward‐looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties and actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things rock chip results expected from the Esperanza Project in Peru.

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