Solaris Resources drills 0.4% CuEq over 914 metres at Warintza, Ecuador

Solaris Resources drills 0.4% CuEq over 914 metres at Warintza, Ecuador
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VANCOUVER – Solaris Resources Inc. [SLS-TSX; SLSSF-OTCQB] reported assay results from a series of holes aimed at growing mineral resources at the 100%-owned Warintza East discovery within its Warintza project in southeastern Ecuador.

Warintza East was discovered in July 2021, with eight holes covering the overlapping periphery included in the Warintza Central Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE) in April 2022. These follow-up drill results significantly expand the drilled dimensions of the Warintza East footprint to the northeast, east and south, with the deposit remaining open in these directions, most importantly towards strong soil anomalism to the south.

SLSE-16 was collared at the eastern limit of the grid and drilled southwest into an open volume, returning 108 metres of 0.57% CuEq (copper equivalent) within a broader interval of 712 metres of 0.45% CuEq from surface, extending mineralization to the south and southeast where it remains open.

This hole was collared approximately 250 metres to the southeast of SLSE-13 , which previously returned 104 metres of 0.45% CuEq from surface within a broader interval of 618 metres of 0.29% CuEq.

SLSE-17 was collared in the middle of the Warintza East drill grid and drilled southeast into an open volume, returning 144 metres of 0.52% CuEq from surface within a broader interval of 914 metres of 0.40% CuEq, extending mineralization to the east where it remains open.

This hole extends the drilled dimensions further to the east beyond SLSE-14, which previously returned 292 metres of 0.50% CuEq from near surface within a broader interval of 694 metres of 0.40% CuEq.

SLSE-19 was collared in the middle of the Warintza East drill grid and drilled northeast into an open volume, returning 270 metres of 0.40% CuEq from surface within a broader interval of 580 metres of 0.31% CuEq, expanding the footprint to the northeast where it remains open.

Drilling to date confirms Warintza East as a significant porphyry deposit that adjoins Warintza Central and remains open for expansion, with assays pending from a series of extensional holes to the north, east, south and southeast

Jorge Fierro, Vice President, Exploration, commented: “Warintza East’s largely undrilled footprint is a target for major mineral resource growth in the ongoing drilling program where only minimal drilling was included in the MRE and adjoins with Warintza Central. Assays are pending from further extensional holes to the north and east and targeting strong soil anomalism in step-out drilling to the south.”

Solaris is a multi-asset exploration company, advancing a portfolio of copper and gold assets in the Americas, which includes: its primary focus, a world class large-scale resource with expansion and discovery potential at the Warintza Project in Ecuador; discovery potential at its Ricardo Project and optioned and owned grass-roots Tamarugo Project in Chile; discovery potential at its Capricho and Paco Orco projects in Peru; and significant leverage to increasing copper prices through its 60% interest in the La Verde joint-venture project with a subsidiary of Teck Resources in Mexico.

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