Fabled Copper Samples 4.83% Copper at the 2a Copper Occurrence on the Neil Property

As part of Lundin Mining’s ongoing exploration program aimed at increasing the Mineral Resource estimation at Chapada, diamond drilling was initiated at Saúva in the third quarter of 2021 within a recently acquired exploration concession (Figure 1). Initial drilling was designed to test for the source of a strong soil copper anomaly (>1,000 ppm Cu) that was located along strike from the previously identified Formiga prospect. The first two drill holes at Saúva confirmed the presence of shallow high-grade copper-gold mineralization. Further drilling was undertaken to evaluate the potential and to date a total of forty-seven (47) holes have been completed defining a mineralized area measuring approximately 750 meters by 650 meters, with assay results available for 29 holes (Table 1). The mineralization currently remains open in all directions.

Highlights from initial drilling include:

  • Hole FOR-113 : 55.48 m at 0.88% Cu and 1.15 g/t Au or 1.72% CuEq 1 , from 6.52 m
    including: 27.26 m at 1.30% Cu and 1.89 g/t Au or 2.68% CuEq, from 33.74 m
  • Hole FOR-115 : 65.45 m at 0.61% Cu and 0.70 g/t Au or 1.12% CuEq, from 23.55 m
    including: 18.41 m at 1.26% Cu and 1.92 g/t Au or 2.66% CuEq, from 50.43 m
  • Hole FOR-123 : 64.25 m at 0.72% Cu and 1.10 g/t Au or 1.51% CuEq, from 158.45 m
    including: 43.25 m at 0.90% Cu and 1.52 g/t Au or 2.01% CuEq, from 158.45 m
    and: 70.40 m at 0.42% Cu and 0.11 g/t Au or 0.50% CuEq, from 248.70 m
    including: 8.56 m at 1.04% Cu and 0.16 g/t Au or 1.16% CuEq, from 248.70 m
  • Hole FOR-135 : 57.31 m at 0.79% Cu and 1.06 g/t Au or 1.56% CuEq, from 8.29 m
    including: 17.95 m at 1.27% Cu and 1.98 g/t Au or 2.71% CuEq, from 32.05 m
    and: 12.80 m at 0.44% Cu and 0.11 g/t Au or 0.52% CuEq, from 189.20 m
  • Hole FOR-148 : 74.06 m at 0.81% Cu and 1.27 g/t Au or 1.74% CuEq, from 116.00 m
    including: 19.39 m at 1.80% Cu and 3.61 g/t Au or 4.43% CuEq, from 149.61 m

Lundin Mining President and CEO, Peter Rockandel , commented “The shallow and high-grade copper-gold mineralization discovered at Saúva is a clear example of the growth optionality that stems from Lundin Mining’s successful track record of aggressive near-mine and brownfields exploration at all of our operations. Implications that this new high-grade mineralized system may have for our on-going expansion studies of Chapada will be evaluated as this discovery evolves during the year.”

Ciara Talbot , Vice President, Exploration, added “We are very pleased with this early-stage discovery within the exploration concessions identified and acquired as part of last year’s federal auction process. This discovery supports our view that numerous opportunities exist to increase the size and quality of our Mineral Resource base at Chapada.”

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1 Copper equivalent grades (CuEq) are for comparative purposes only.  Calculations are uncut and recovery is assumed to be 100% as metallurgical data is insufficient to allow for estimation of metal recoveries.  Copper equivalence (CuEq %) is calculated as:  CuEq % = Cu % + (Au g/t x 0.7292), employing metal prices of Cu – US$3.00/lb, Au – US$1,500/oz.

Saúva Discovery

In 2015, the Chapada exploration team identified the Formiga exploration target, approximately 15 km north of the mine, based on positive chip sampling and regional mapping. The first drill holes at Formiga intercepted skarn style alteration comprising hydrothermal assemblage of garnet-epidote-amphibole-diopside in metasedimentary rocks. Then, during soil sampling in the region in 2016, additional disseminated copper-gold targets in the Formiga sector were identified along strike in metadiorite with hydrothermal alteration similar to what is being mined at Chapada. This trend of mineralized occurrences appeared to extend off the exploration concession to the west.

Following the acquisition of Chapada by Lundin Mining in 2019, a Mineral Inventory Range Analysis study was undertaken to refine the exploration strategy, including the prioritization of potential mineral concession acquisitions ahead of the anticipated federal auction. In the first half of 2021, Lundin Mining acquired 37 new exploration concessions through the auction process, covering 58,048 hectares and increasing the total land position around the Chapada mine by over 120%. This included the concession immediately west of Formiga. Two initial drill holes, FOR-112 and FOR-113, were designed to test for the source of a strong soil copper anomaly (>1,000 ppm Cu) on this newly acquired concession along strike from Formiga.  Both drill holes confirmed the presence of shallow high-grade copper-gold mineralization, which has become the Saúva prospect discovery.

Saúva Exploration Results

Following the initial discovery of the Saúva in September 2021 , an aggressive exploration drilling campaign was commenced with five drill rigs to better define the potential size of the discovery. Forty-three (43) drill holes, totaling 12,850 meters, had been completed at Saúva as of December 2021 . Almost all drill holes intercepted the mineralized layer containing high chalcopyrite with (±) bornite content and with the majority returning intersections with grades above 1.0% CuEq, confirming the potential for significant, shallow and high-grade copper-gold mineralization. The location of the drill hole collars are shown in Figures 2 and 3, along with an approximate outline of where mineralized horizons have been intersected. The mineralization continues to remain open in all directions.

Mineralization at Saúva is comprised of disseminated and vein-hosted bornite and chalcopyrite hosted by biotitic and quartz-feldspar altered rocks. The high-grade mineralization (>1.0% CuEq) is associated with bornite greater than chalcopyrite, or chalcopyrite greater than bornite sulfide zones. Lower grade mineralization (>0.3% CuEq) is associated with chalcopyrite and pyrite + chalcopyrite sulfide zones. A representative cross section of the mineralized horizons is presented in Figure 4. The hydrothermal alteration zone is currently interpreted to generally follow a northeast trend, but individual high-grade orientations vary and detailed modeling remains in progress.

2022 Exploration Program

Lundin Mining is evaluating and interpreting the results reported in Table 1 and continues to explore for extensions to the mineralization. There are presently three rigs drilling in the Saúva sector testing areas to the northeast and west of the discovery area. Aggressive and methodical exploration of the sector is planned for 2022 as part of the $10 million exploration program at Chapada. Additional drill rigs and approximately fifty (50) holes are planned to test northeast along strike to towards the Formiga sector, as well as step out in other directions, as seen in Figure 2.

Technical Information and Quality Assurance

The drill holes were collared at HQ diameter from soil to altered rock and changed to NQ when fresh rock was encountered. The drill rods were three meters long and the wireline core drilling method was employed. The majority of holes were drilled at an azimuth of 120° and a 70° dip, perpendicular to interpreted strike and the mineralized horizon. However, some holes were drilled at other orientations where ideal surface access was not possible at the time. Downhole surveys were taken by the drilling contractor upon completion of the drill hole. All drill holes were surveyed every three (3) meters downhole using a Reflex GYRO SPRINT-IQ™ electronic surveying instrument. Generally, the deviation was below 5%, and no significant deviation issues were found to date. Collar surveys were taken by GPS with CenterPoint RTX in UTM coordinates, SAD 69 Brazil datum, 22 South Zone. Drill hole collars were cased and protected at the surface with a cement block affixed with a metal tag stamped with the drill hole number, final depth, inclination, azimuth, and start and finish dates.

All Lundin Mining assay results from drilling have been independently monitored through a quality assurance/quality control (“QA/QC”) program, including the insertion of blind standards, duplicates, blanks, and pulp and reject duplicate samples. The soil, saprolite, and altered rock were drilled from HQ size core and the fresh rock from NQ size core. Half of the core was collected, and the sample interval was around one (1) meter for mineralized zones and two (2) meters for non-mineralized zones. Quarter core samples were collected for duplicate analysis. The samples were securely transported by a locally based transport company from our core preparation facility at the Chapada Mine, Brazil to the ALS Chemex sample preparation facility in Goiania, Brazil . Sample pulps were sent for analysis to the same lab in Lima, Peru , which is independent of Lundin Mining. The samples were analyzed by fire assay/atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) (gold) and four acid digestion/ICP-MS (copper). The analysis was conducted by ALS Chemex Lima, Peru , accredited by the Standards Council of Canada ISO 17025:2005, and the secondary laboratory SGS GEOSOL, Vespasiano, Brazil accredited by ISO 9001:2008, both independent laboratories.

Qualified Person

The scientific and technical information contained in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Mr. Jeremy Weyland, P.Eng., Senior Manager Studies of the Company, a non-Independent “Qualified Person” as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. Mr. Weyland has verified the data disclosed in this press release and no limitations were imposed on his verification process.

About Lundin Mining

Lundin Mining is a diversified Canadian base metals mining company with operations in Brazil , Chile , Portugal , Sweden and the United States of America , primarily producing copper, zinc, gold and nickel.

The information in this release is subject to the disclosure requirements of Lundin Mining under the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out below on February 10, 2022 at 17:00 Eastern Time .

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Figure 1 – Saúva Discovery Area (CNW Group/Lundin Mining Corporation)

Table 1 – Saúva Discovery Drilling Assay Results To date

Drill Hole

Easting

Northing

Elevation

AZ

( o )

DIP

( o )

EOH

(m)

From

(m)

To

(m)

Core Interval 1

(m)

Cu

(%)

Au

(g/t)

CuEq 2

(%)

Zone

FOR-112

677410.225

8439378.835

323.47

120

-65

200.46

21.00

51.00

30.00

0.80

0.73

1.33

Upper

including

24.00

40.00

16.00

1.02

1.10

1.82

Upper

FOR-113

677352.018

8439423.823

324.20

120

-75

201.14

6.52

62.00

55.48

0.88

1.15

1.72

Upper

including

33.74

61.00

27.26

1.30

1.89

2.68

Upper

FOR-114

677261.126

8439551.947

324.58

160

-65

278.21

91.00

149.00

58.00

0.61

0.85

1.23

Upper

including

122.0

148.00

26.00

0.97

1.53

2.09

Upper

FOR-115

677377.343

8439536.486

323.93

120

-65

269.31

23.55

89.00

65.45

0.61

0.70

1.12

Upper

including

50.43

68.84

18.41

1.26

1.92

2.66

Upper

FOR-116

677454.932

8439341.012

323.64

120

-65

179.73

19.92

32.93

13.01

0.67

0.46

1.00

Upper

including

21.68

29.00

7.32

0.93

0.67

1.41

Upper

FOR-117

677288.243

8439585.696

324.85

120

-70

309.07

115.00

153.00

38.00

0.53

0.55

0.93

Upper

including

117.00

135.10

18.10

0.71

0.97

1.42

Upper

and

260.15

283.00

22.85

0.43

0.27

0.62

Lower

FOR-118

677341.880

8439294.204

326.11

300

-70

219.21

57.00

90.19

33.19

0.76

1.10

1.56

Upper

including

65.81

84.09

18.28

1.08

1.72

2.34

Upper

and

145.68

166.06

20.38

0.39

0.26

0.58

Lower

FOR-119

677340.468

8439295.041

326.24

120

-75

175.43

50.34

74.00

23.66

0.70

0.59

1.13

Upper

including

50.34

61.45

11.11

0.97

1.11

1.79

Upper

FOR-120

677313.055

8439192.795

323.97

300

-70

238.35

79.00

127.30

48.30

0.46

0.22

0.62

Upper

including

79.00

89.26

10.26

0.65

0.62

1.11

Upper

FOR-121

677185.302

8439637.543

325.94

120

-70

370.39

199.20

249.00

49.80

0.52

0.32

0.75

Upper

including

199.20

209.24

10.04

0.65

1.03

1.40

Upper

including

228.00

240.00

12.00

0.83

0.12

0.92

Upper

and

307.00

334.00

27.00

0.49

0.22

0.65

Lower

including

101.23

333.00

9.00

0.75

0.36

1.01

Lower

FOR-122

677312.73

8439193.899

324.03

120

-80

191.80

96.38

124.00

27.62

0.32

0.23

0.49

Lower

including

101.23

113.80

12.57

0.32

0.33

0.56

Lower

FOR-123

677312.36

8439193.312

323.79

300

-50

401.16

158.45

222.70

64.25

0.72

1.10

1.51

Upper

including

158.45

201.80

43.34

0.90

1.52

2.01

Upper

and

248.70

319.10

70.40

0.42

0.11

0.50

Lower

including

248.70

257.26

8.56

1.04

0.16

1.16

Lower

FOR-124

677250.367

8439112.094

324.01

300

-50

472.06

272.26

308.68

36.42

0.63

0.84

1.25

Upper

including

274.00

298.80

24.80

0.74

1.07

1.52

Upper

and

378.00

440.00

62.00

0.40

0.14

0.50

Upper

FOR-125

677186.692

8439636.057

325.10

300

-85

451.03

253.51

329.00

75.49

0.41

0.22

0.57

Upper

including

253.51

270.70

16.49

0.53

0.60

0.97

Upper

and

359.39

441.00

81.61

0.34

0.15

0.45

Lower

including

380.61

387.13

6.52

0.51

0.36

0.77

Lower

including

416.00

425.00

9.00

0.46

0.38

0.74

Lower

FOR-127

677249.706

8439112.792

324.03

120

-85

288.75

105.00

165.56

60.56

0.27

0.12

0.36

Upper

FOR-128

677422.175

8439621.234

324.79

120

-70

289.99

60.41

103.00

42.59

0.50

0.45

0.83

Upper

including

60.41

77.00

16.59

0.78

0.87

1.41

Upper

and

245.22

279.22

34.00

0.39

0.30

0.61

Lower

including

248.07

257.00

8.93

0.82

0.82

1.41

Lower

FOR-129

677250.93

8439111.935

323.733

300

-70

319.59

132.31

224.00

91.69

0.31

0.13

0.40

Upper

including

179.76

201.74

21.98

0.43

0.23

0.60

Upper

FOR-131

677352.23

8439656.498

324.962

120

-70

330.51

100.89

129.00

28.11

0.45

0.47

0.79

Upper

including

106.00

118.28

12.28

0.57

0.68

1.07

Upper

and

298.79

307.28

8.49

0.43

0.35

0.69

Lower

FOR-133

677352.23

8439656.498

324.75

120

-70

379.20

75.57

99.80

24.23

0.39

0.21

0.54

Upper

including

75.57

82.00

6.43

0.49

0.47

0.83

Upper

and

277.73

308.04

30.31

0.48

0.52

0.86

Lower

including

277.73

292.00

14.27

0.70

0.87

1.33

Lower

FOR-135

677417.805

8439507.902

324.52

120

-60

250.45

8.29

62.00

53.71

0.79

1.06

1.56

Upper

including

32.05

50.00

17.95

1.27

1.98

2.71

Upper

and

189.20

202.00

12.80

0.44

0.11

0.52

Lower

FOR-137

677468.510

8439593.976

324.04

120

-70

300.40

18.00

50.42

34.42

0.93

1.21

1.81

Upper

including

21.74

42.00

20.26

1.24

1.78

2.54

Upper

FOR-138

676961.956

8439385.443

330.345

100

-55

380.57

245.75

277.85

32.10

0.37

0.28

0.57

Upper

including

245.75

252.03

6.28

0.49

0.57

0.91

Upper

FOR-139

677367.625

8439769.823

324.565

120

-70

410.16

147.39

183.17

36.32

0.40

0.15

0.50

Upper

including

174.00

183.71

9.71

0.61

0.08

0.67

Upper

and

359.00

382.87

23.87

0.38

0.23

0.55

Lower

including

364.58

373.00

8.42

0.53

0.35

0.79

Lower

FOR-140

677506.802

8439695.304

324.652

120

-70

300.27

50.68

64.71

14.03

0.51

0.47

0.85

Upper

including

50.68

57.67

6.99

0.71

0.72

1.24

Upper

and

244.00

269.00

25.00

0.52

0.46

0.86

Lower

including

245.08

257.35

12.27

0.70

0.68

1.20

Lower

FOR-141

676960.285

8439473.581

326.647

100

-50

463.90

246.37

288.00

41.63

0.47

0.51

0.84

Upper

including

253.38

272.32

18.94

0.58

0.71

1.10

Upper

FOR-142

677553.501

8439668.36

324.67

120

-70

270.30

17.21

50.80

33.59

0.62

0.71

1.14

Upper

including

17.21

38.20

20.99

0.81

1.03

1.56

Upper

and

217.00

233.00

16.00

0.47

0.41

0.77

Lower

including

220.97

228.00

7.03

0.67

0.73

1.20

Lower

FOR-143

676953.271

8439689.652

330.371

120

-58

460.34

323.87

384.10

60.23

0.45

0.31

0.67

Upper

including

327.00

333.40

6.40

0.59

0.78

1.16

Upper

including

366.00

373.00

7.00

0.75

0.54

1.14

Upper

FOR-146

676948.493

8439593.633

328.864

120

-55

433.60

279.46

348.51

69.05

0.46

0.44

0.78

Upper

including

295.13

307.00

10.87

0.80

1.23

1.70

Upper

FOR-148

677261.820

8439552.380

324.305

190

-50

220.00

116.00

190.06

74.06

0.81

1.27

1.74

Upper

including

149.61

169.00

19.39

1.80

3.61

4.43

Upper

Notes:

1.

Reported intercepts are not true thicknesses as there is currently insufficient data to calculate true orientation.

2.

Copper equivalent grades (CuEq) are for comparative purposes only.  Calculations are uncut and recovery is assumed to be 100% as metallurgical data is insufficient to allow for estimation of metal recoveries.  Copper equivalence (CuEq %) is calculated as: CuEq % = Cu % + (Au g/t x 0.7292), employing metal prices of Cu – US$3.00/lb, Au – US$1,500/oz.

Figure 2 – Saúva - Selected Drilling Results (CNW Group/Lundin Mining Corporation)

Figure 3 – Saúva Drill Collar Locations (CNW Group/Lundin Mining Corporation)

Figure 4 – Saúva Representative Cross Section (CNW Group/Lundin Mining Corporation)

Lundin Mining Announces New Copper-Gold Saúva Discovery at Chapada (CNW Group/Lundin Mining Corporation)

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