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Torr Metals Inc. (TSX.V: TMET) Forges Ahead: Reinforcing Strategic Stance Amid Copper Trade Constraints

  • Recent bans on Russian-origin metals raise concerns of tightening supply and price increases through 2025
  • Copper is used in solar panels, wind turbines, and electric vehicles, crucial for the renewable energy industry due to its conductivity and durability
  • Copper prices are expected to hit $12,000 this year according to recent Goldman Sachs report
  • TMET is advancing three copper and gold exploration projects: Kolos Copper-Gold Project, Filion Gold Project, and Latham Copper-Gold Project; that were strategically acquired due to geological settings akin to regional mines in British Columbia and Ontario, suggesting multiple potentials for major new discoveries adjacent to established infrastructure
  • Work in 2023 identified 5 large-scale copper and gold soil targets on the Kolos Project, all of which are road-accessible and undrilled with coincident geophysical anomalies extending up to 1500 meters into the subsurface. Six undrilled gold soil targets were also identified in 2023 on the Filion Project, one of which extends 1200 meters in length and is coincident with a historical rock chip sample of 91.4 g/t gold over 0.3 meters. While also containing 5 undrilled copper and gold soil targets the Latham Project also has the Gnat Pass porphyry deposit which remains open to expansion beyond 200 meters depth

Russian-origin metals such as copper were recently banned by commodity exchanges in the United States and the United Kingdom, raising concerns that tightened supplies will lead to rising metal prices through 2025 (https://nnw.fm/hGggX). Torr Metals (TSX.V: TMET), a Canada-based company focused on advancing mineral properties with early-stage discovery potential, aims to capitalize on current market conditions through its portfolio of copper and gold projects in prolific mining districts of British Columbia and Ontario.

Copper holds significant value for the renewable energy industry due to its exceptional conductivity, durability, and corrosion resistance. The metal is used extensively in wiring, electrical connections, and components for power transmission and distribution in solar photovoltaic panels, wind turbines, and electric vehicles. In the manufacturing sector, copper is utilized for a wide range of applications, including metal fabrication, machinery production, and equipment manufacturing. Moreover, its excellent conductivity makes it ideal for electrical wiring, circuitry, and electronic components in appliances, machinery, and industrial equipment.

According to a recent report, the price of copper is expected to hit $12,000 this year (https://nnw.fm/xEuUC). Analysts cite ongoing geopolitical conflicts and a potential stock market downturn driving demand for commodity investment by institutional funds and central banks from emerging economies. Coupled with intensified demand by global supply chains, the price of copper is expected to remain high throughout 2025 and beyond.

TMET is strategically advancing three promising exploration projects within its portfolio, each poised to unlock substantial value. Stretching over 140 square kilometers within the highly productive southern Quesnel Trough of British Columbia, the company recently identified multiple geophysical anomalies coincident with surface copper and gold mineralization on the Kolos Copper-Gold Project that suggests strong potential for substantial underlying intrusion-sourced hydrothermal alteration and mineralization extending up to 1500 meters depth and 1400 meters width. Historical samples have revealed noteworthy overlapping high-grade values in outcrop, including assays up to 4.24 g/t Au, 0.52% Cu, and 11.3 g/t Ag. Further anticipated insights into the project’s exploration potential are expected from pending rock assay results in conjunction with additional geophysical interpretation.

The Latham Copper-Gold Project, sprawling across 689 square kilometers in British Columbia’s Golden Triangle, comprises five never-drilled copper-gold anomalies, including the Gnat Pass copper-gold porphyry deposit which has yielded significant intercepts from historical drilling including 0.72% Cu over 89 meters and 0.44% Cu over 198 meters. High-grade rock grab samples extracted in 2022 demonstrated promising results, with values reaching up to 14.15 g/t Au, 4.31% Cu, and 63.1 g/t Ag.

Located across 261 square kilometers in Ontario, the Filion Gold Project promises significant exploration potential with six unexplored gold targets along the highly prospective Filion Fault, recognized as a prominent gold-bearing structure. Historical sampling revealed high-grade samples yielding up to 9.1 g/t Au in rock grabs and channel sampling demonstrating an impressive 91.4 g/t Au over 0.3 meters. Recent soil sampling endeavors have further enforced TMET’s optimism, with assay results showcasing up to 1.32 g/t Au within a notable anomaly, measuring 1200 meters in length and 500 meters in width covering multiple paralleling structures.

TMET is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on identifying and advancing mineral properties in strategic locations across British Columbia and Ontario. With a diverse portfolio spanning over 1,000 square kilometers and drill permits pending on the Kolos and Filion Projects, TMET is well-positioned to capitalize on the surging demand for metals amid rising trade restrictions and a tightening market supply.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.TorrMetals.com.

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to TMET are available in the company’s newsroom at https://nnw.fm/TMET

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