The Copper King Project covers 1398 hectares and consists of 189 unpatented federal lode mining claims located approximately 5 km from the Resolution Copper Project and the town of Superior.
The Copper King Project is prospective for bulk tonnage supergene (oxide copper) and hypogene (sulphide) copper and molybdenum mineralization. Surface geology, copper and molybdenum metal zonation defined by surface rock sampling as well as a very large (1 km by 1 km) alteration zone suggest the Copper King Project represents the top and/or side of an intact porphyry system. Locally intense calc-silicate alteration of moderately inclined sedimentary wall rocks in addition to copper oxide and copper sulphide minerals present in both wall rocks and porphyritic intrusions may represent leakage from an intact but unexposed porphyry system.
The only evidence of historic exploration present on the property are drill access roads which likely provided access to the nearby Silver King deposit in the mid-late 1970s. As with the Red Top Project, no modern systematic porphyry copper exploration has been conducted on the Copper King Project. Desert Star plans to conduct a targeted surface geological mapping program, surface alteration mapping using a Terraspec 4 High Resolution Spectrometer and a deep penetrating IP geophysical survey in advance of a drilling campaign at Copper King.
There are no assurances that the geological similarities to the Resolution copper deposit or other projects within the Superior district in Arizona will result in the establishment of any resource estimate at the Copper King project, or that the Copper King project can be advanced in a similar timeframe. The Copper King project is an early stage development project without any current resource estimates and there is no certainty that any such resource estimates will ever be established.