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ValOre Reports Final Assay Results from the Salvador Discovery, Pedra Branca Project

Vancouver, British Columbia, November 07th, 2023 - ValOre Metals Corp. (“ValOre”; TSXV: VO; OTCQB: KVLQF; Frankfurt: KEQ0, “the Company”) today reported the remaining core assay results for the Salvador Target (“Salvador”) at ValOre’s 100%-owned Pedra Branca Platinum Group Elements (“PGE”, “2PGE+Au”) Project (“Pedra Branca”) in northeastern Brazil.

Thiago Diniz, Exploration Manager, ValOre Metals Corp., stated: “The 2023 diamond drill program at Salvador tested 400 m of a 1.3 km trend of mineralization at surface. Drilling intersected palladium-platinum mineralization in 7 of 7 ultramafic bearing holes, demonstrating significant thickness and continuity at depth. Salvador remains open along strike and at depth and warrants additional follow-up core drilling in future programs.”

Click on this link to view a short video (2m53s) about the Salvador discovery.

Salvador Highlights

Assay results received for the remaining three core holes drilled at Salvador include:

  • 13.5 metres (“m”) of 0.94 grams per tonne palladium + platinum + gold (“g/t 2PGE+Au”) with mineralization starting from (“from”) 56.5 m, including 5.5 m of 1.39 g/t 2PGE+Au from 56.5 m in drill hole DD23MES06;
  • 18.9 m of 0.73 g/t 2PGE+Au from 141.2 m in drill hole DD23MES08.

Rapid acceleration of the target from initial concept to drill discovery was accomplished through cost-effective boots-on-the-ground exploration. The first mineralized rocks assays were received in January 2023, and Salvador was advanced to a drill-ready stage by late August.

Total exploration expenditures at Salvador of CAD$260,000:

  • CAD$20,000 of the total spent on field mapping, rock and soil sampling, Trado® auger drilling and trenching;
  • CAD$240,000 spent on core drilling and assay costs.

Highlights from drill holes released on October 4th and 17th, 2023*, include:

  • 43.85 m of 0.76 g/t 2PGE+Au from 45.25 m in DD23MES01;
  • 78.95 m of 0.96 g/t 2PGE+Au from 64.00 m in DD23MES02;
  • 49.60 m of 1.25 g/t 2PGE+Au from 47.15 m in DD23MES03;
  • 46.05 m of 1.96 g/t 2PGE+Au from 77.15 m in DD23MES04.

Follow-up mapping, soil sampling and Trado® auger drilling are in progress, focusing on the open trends to the north and south of Salvador’s main zone.

“Salvador’s rapid evolution from concept to discovery showcases the excellent prospectivity at Pedra Branca and demonstrates the team’s ability to successfully and cost-effectively advance previously untested zones along the regional Troia trend,” added Mr. Diniz.

 

Table 1: Final PGE Assay Highlights (g/t 2PGE+Au) – Salvador Discovery, Pedra Branca Project

Hole ID1 From (m) To (m) Length (m)2 2PGE+Au (g/t) CuS (%)3 NiS (%)3 News Release Date
DD23MES01 45.25 89.10 43.85 0.76 pending pending October 4, 2023
80.45 86.50 6.05 1.35 pending pending
DD23MES02 64.00  142.95 78.95 0.96 pending pending October 17, 2023
64.50 106.00  41.50 1.34 pending pending
DD23MES03 47.15 96.75 49.60 1.25 pending pending
55.20 71.00 15.80 2.22 pending pending
DD23MES04 77.15 123.20 46.05 1.96  pending pending
79.90 81.45 1.55 5.23 pending pending
88.65 98.65 10.00 5.02 pending pending
DD23MES06 56.50 70.00 13.50 0.94 n.a. n.a. Today
56.50 62.00 5.50 1.39 n.a. n.a.
DD23MES07 159.85 170.25 10.40 0.62 n.a. n.a.
166.35 167.10 0.75 3.29 n.a. n.a.
DD23MES08 141.20 160.10 18.90 0.73 n.a. n.a.
148.00 152.00 4.00 1.25 n.a. n.a.
  1. Assay results reported today: DD23MES06, MES07 and MES08.
  2. Core assay interval lengths are estimated to represent 80-100% of true width.
  3. Determination of Ni and Cu sulfides by atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS).

Figure 1: 3D view of the Salvador Target, highlighting diamond drill hole locations and 2PGE+Au assay results. Salvador remains open along strike and at depth.

Salvador Discovery – Exploration Program Highlights

Click on this link to view a short video (2m53s) about the Salvador discovery.

ValOre identified Salvador as a high caliber target in January of this year, and rapidly advanced it to a September core drilling discovery through cost-effective, sequential exploration.

Geological mapping, soil sampling and Trado® auger drilling were completed over a strike length of approximately 1.5 kilometres (“km”), with a total of 245 soil samples and 47 rock samples collected, and 98 m of Trado® auger drilled in 23 holes. High-grade surface palladium-platinum mineralization was established along 1.3 km of undrilled trend.

Four trenches were excavated along Salvador’s main zone which exposed and defined chromite-bearing ultramafic rocks (“UMs”), with PGE mineralization reported in all trenches, spanning 400 m of strike length.

Eight core drill holes, totaling 1,056 m were subsequently completed to test the depth potential of surface PGE mineralization at Salvador over the full 400 m trend, with chromite-bearing ultramafic rocks intercepted in 7 of 8 holes, including chromitite reefs, a lithology typically associated with high-grade palladium-platinum values at Pedra Branca. Disseminated base metal sulfide mineralization, typically associated with high-grade Ni and Cu mineralization, was also drilled. Nickel and copper sulfide assays by atomic absorption spectrometry remain pending.

The mineralized UM package at Salvador has demonstrated significant thickness and continuity at depth and warrants additional follow-up core drilling in future programs. The evolution of Salvador from concept to discovery showcases the excellent prospectivity at Pedra Branca and demonstrates the team’s ability to successfully advance previously untested zones along the regional Troia trend.

Leveraging the Company’s strong understanding of the regional and local geology has moved Salvador from concept to the drill-ready stage for less than CAD$20,000, including geological mapping, soil and rock sampling, Trado auger drilling and trenching. Costs for the drill program, including drilling and assay costs for 8 core drill holes, totalled CAD$240,000, highlighting the deployment of a cost effective and successful exploration program at Pedra Branca property (Figure 2).

Figure 2: Salvador Target – Timeline to Discovery and Exploration Costs.

2023 Drill Program Highlights

PGE assay results have now been received from the entire 2023 Phase 1 drill program consisting of 49 drill holes totaling 6,152 metres, including 154 core assay samples from 6 drill holes at Salvador and Ipueiras reported herein (Tables 2 and 3). Still pending are copper (“Cu”) and nickel (“Ni”) assays from 274 samples from 4 holes at Salvador.

Table 2: 2023 Pedra Branca Drilling Totals and Final PGE Assay Status by Zone

Target Total Drilled (m) # Holes # Holes w/ UMs Total UMs (m) Core Samples PGE Assays Received PGE Assays Pending
Galante 790 11 11 190 384 384 0
Tróia 1,029 9 6 72 188 188 0
Nambi 665 6 6 74 203 203 0
Ipueiras 228 4 4 27 83 83 0
Massapê 380 4 3 19 48 48 0
Cedro 545 2 1 4 14 14 0
Trapiá 1 1,326 4 4 175 272 272 0
Trapiá South 133 1 1 4 36 36 0
Salvador 1,056 8 7 265 397 397 0
Total 6,152 49 43 830 1,625 1,625 0

Table 3: Final 2023 Core Assay Highlights by Zone

Target Hole ID1 From (m) To (m) Length (m)2 2PGE+Au (g/t) CuS (%)3 NiS (%)3 News Release Date
Galante DD23GE01 56.00 56.63 0.63 0.99 n.a. n.a. September 5, 2023
DD23GE02 10.25 19.30 9.05 0.35 n.a. n.a.
DD23GE03 31.50 32.35 0.85 0.57 n.a. n.a.
35.00 38.02 3.02 0.15 n.a. n.a.
DD23GE04 26.65 56.60 29.95 0.33 n.a. n.a.
DD23GE05 35.60 48.70 13.10 0.30 n.a. n.a.
DD23GE06 33.00 35.55 2.55 0.63 n.a. n.a.
DD23GE07 15.00 23.60 8.60 3.18 n.a. n.a.
17.90 20.00 2.10 5.26 n.a. n.a.
DD23GE08 16.70 31.50 14.80 0.15 n.a. n.a.
DD23GE09 24.55 29.65 5.10 0.49 n.a. n.a.
DD23GE10 12.20 19.25 7.05 0.16 n.a. n.a.
12.20 13.25 1.05 0.39 n.a. n.a.
DD23GE11 10.60 22.70 12.10 0.25 n.a. n.a.
43.00 46.90 3.90 0.43 n.a. n.a.
55.00 59.00 4.00 0.22 n.a. n.a.
75.30 85.40 10.10 0.60 n.a. n.a.
Tróia DD23TR05 22.25 26.83 4.58 0.75 n.a. n.a. September 5, 2023
DD23TR06 23.10 42.90 19.80 0.71 n.a. n.a.
DD23TR07 31.15 47.50 16.35 1.03 n.a. n.a.
43.25 45.85 2.60 4.03 n.a. n.a.
DD23TR08 22.45 32.95 10.50 0.57 n.a. n.a.
DD23TR09 52.42 59.43 7.01 1.09 n.a. n.a.
53.10 56.10 3.00 1.61 n.a. n.a.
DD23TR11 62.00 62.80 0.80 0.17 n.a. n.a.
Nambi DD23NB02 48.64 50.33 1.69 0.56 n.a. n.a. September 5, 2023
DD23NB03 40.00 42.05 2.05 0.22 n.a. n.a.
DD23NB04 32.94 56.57 23.63 1.56 n.a. n.a.
34.10 42.00 7.90 2.80 n.a. n.a.
DD23NB05 238.44 243.60 5.16 0.23 n.a. n.a. September 21, 2023
DD23NB06 62.00 66.50 4.50 0.48 n.a. n.a.
DD23NB07 22.80 24.65 1.85 0.43 n.a. n.a.
Massapê DD23MS18 102.95 103.45 0.50 0.20 n.a. n.a. September 21, 2023
DD23MS19 26.00 33.90 7.90 0.27 n.a. n.a.
56.00 58.00 2.00 2.50 n.a. n.a.
Ipueiras DD23IP04 0.00 11.85 11.85 0.55 n.a. n.a. September 25, 2023
2.65 3.55 0.90 1.58 n.a. n.a.
DD23IP05 5.00 8.05 3.05 0.22 n.a. n.a. Today
DD23IP06 6.40 7.90 1.50 0.45 n.a. n.a.
DD23IP07 11.60 13.25 1.65 0.28 n.a. n.a.
Trapiá DD23TU32 283.20 296.75 13.55 0.10 0.06 0.32 October 30, 2023
283.70 286.80 3.10 0.22 0.21 0.95
294.50 295.90 1.40 0.15 0.05 0.52
DD23TU33 235.90 307.70 71.80 1.59 0.02 0.10 September 25, 2023
258.85 267.00 8.15 10.54 0.11 0.37
259.50 260.10 0.60 46.07 0.02 0.01
DD23TU34 276.30 277.15 0.85 0.25 n.a. n.a. October 30, 2023
DD23TU35 241.20 329.45 88.25 0.42 n.a. n.a.
Salvador DD23MES01 45.25 89.10 43.85 0.76 pending pending October 4, 2023
80.45 86.50 6.05 1.35 pending pending
DD23MES02 64.00  142.95 78.95 0.96 pending pending October 17, 2023
64.50 106.00  41.50 1.34 pending pending
DD23MES03 47.15 96.75 49.60 1.25 pending pending
55.20 71.00 15.80 2.22 pending pending
DD23MES04 77.15 123.20 46.05 1.96  pending pending
79.90 81.45 1.55 5.23 pending pending
88.65 98.65 10.00 5.02 pending pending
DD23MES06 56.50 70.00 13.50 0.94 n.a. n.a. Today
56.50 62.00 5.50 1.39 n.a. n.a.
DD23MES07 159.85 170.25 10.40 0.62 n.a. n.a.
166.35 167.10 0.75 3.29 n.a. n.a.
DD23MES08 141.20 160.10 18.90 0.73 n.a. n.a.
148.00 152.00 4.00 1.25 n.a. n.a.
  1. Core assay interval lengths are estimated to represent 80-100% of true width.
  2. Determination of Ni and Cu sulfides by atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS).

Figure 3: Pedra Branca project property map, highlighting locations of the 2023 drill targets and current resource zones.

Quality Assurance/Quality Control (“QA/QC”)

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Qualified Person (“QP”)

The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements set out in NI 43-101 and reviewed and approved by Thiago Diniz, P.Geo., ValOre’s QP and Exploration Manager.

About ValOre Metals Corp.

ValOre Metals Corp. (TSXV: VO) is a Canadian company with a team aiming to deploy capital and knowledge on projects which benefit from substantial prior investment by previous owners, existence of high-value mineralization on a large scale, and the possibility of adding tangible value through exploration and innovation.

ValOre’s Pedra Branca Platinum Group Elements Project comprises 52 exploration licenses covering a total area of 56,852 hectares (140,484 acres) in northeastern Brazil. At Pedra Branca, 7 distinct PGE+Au deposit areas host, in aggregate, a 2022 NI 43-101 inferred resource of 2.198 Moz 2PGE+Au contained in 63.6 Mt grading 1.08 g/t 2PGE+Au. ValOre’s team believes the Pedra Branca project has significant exploration discovery and resource expansion potential. (CLICK HERE to download 2022 technical report* and CLICK HERE for news release dated March 24, 2022).

*The 2022 Technical Report is entitled “Independent Technical Report –Mineral Resource Update on the Pedra Branca PGE Project, Ceará State, Brazil” was prepared as a National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report on behalf of ValOre Metals Corp. with an effective date of March 08, 2022. The 2022 Technical Report by Independent qualified persons, Fábio Valério (P.Geo.) and Porfirio Cabaleiro (P.Eng.), of GE21, commissioned to complete the mineral resource estimate while Chris Kaye of Mine and Quarry Engineering Services Inc. (MQes), was commissioned to review the metallurgical information.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

“Jim Paterson”

James R. Paterson, Chairman and CEO

ValOre Metals Corp.

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