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Shareholder Update: Review of 2020 and Outlook for 2021




Aztec Minerals Corp. (AZT: TSX-V, OTCQB: AZZTF) provides shareholders with the following review of 2020 and its outlook for 2021. Aztec?s core assets include an option to acquire a 75% interest in the historic Tombstone silver district, Arizona and a 65% interest in the prospective Cervantes porphyry gold-copper project in Sonora, Mexico.

Bradford Cooke, Chairman and Founder of Aztec, commented, ?Aztec Minerals enjoyed quite a turn around in 2020, highlighted by the successful results of our Phase 1 RC drill program at Tombstone, and the formation of our 65/35 Joint Venture with Kootenay Silver on the Cervantes Project. We appointed a new CEO, raised CAD$4 million through two equity financings and a warrant exercise, discovered significant, shallow, oxidized gold-silver mineralization around and below the Contention pit at Tombstone and built a strong foundation to advance both of our exploration projects in 2021.?

Simon Dyakowski, CEO of Aztec, added, ?Our main goals at Tombstone for the new year are to conduct infill and step out drilling to expand the shallow oxide epithermal gold-silver open pit mineralization at the Contention Pit, and to test deeper high grade polymetallic CRD targets underlying the Tombstone property. At Cervantes, our goals are to recommence exploration activities through our newly formed Joint Venture and to plan and permit a substantial Phase 2 drill program.?

2020 Highlights

Tombstone Project

Conducted an AMT (audiomagnetotellurics) geophysical survey over high priority CRD targets at Tombstone and successfully identified conductive bodies underlying the property.

Staked and acquired additional claims bringing the overall total land package at Tombstone to 1,004.7 acres (402.5 hectares)

Completed a 2,993 meter Phase 1 RC drill program that successfully outlined the potential for a shallow oxide gold silver deposit at the Contention open pit, with 19 of 21 holes intersecting significant near surface oxide gold-silver mineralization

Spent sufficient funds to earn our 75% interest in Tombstone

Higher grade intervals include 6.18 grams per tonne (gpt) gold and 77.2 gpt silver?or 7.15 gpt gold equivalent (AuEq) using an 80:1 silver:gold ratio over 15.14 meters (m)in hole TR20-09 and 4.18 gpt gold plus 174.2 gpt silver or 6.36 gpt gold equivalent over 7.62 m in hole TR20-18

Thicker mineralized intervals include 140.21 m grading 0.38 gpt Au and 19.3 gpt Ag (0.62 gpt AuEq) in hole TR20-17?and 82.30 m assaying 0.74 gpt Au and 23.8 gpt Ag (1.03 gpt AuEq) in hole TR20-20.

Conducted surface sampling on historic mine dumps and outcrops west of the Contention Pit finding 47.2 gpt Au and 2,808 gpt Ag on a new target?with no historic drilling and shallow underground mining

Cervantes Project

Formed a 65/35 joint venture on the Cervantes Project with Kootenay Silver

Completed additional IP-resistivity survey to better define new targets

Geological mapping, geochemical sampling and geophysical surveying have identified?11 targets in total of which 7 are in preparation for drilling.

Our first drill campaign three years ago successfully and partially outlined an oxide gold cap to a?significant new porphyry gold (copper) discovery at the California zone, with drill intercepts up to 160 meters long grading 0.77 gpt gold (hole 18CER010).

Corporate

Retained Simon Dyakowski as corporate development and finance consultant in April

Closed a private placement for CAD$400,000 in April

Closed an over-subscribed CAD$3.08 million private placement in July

Appointed Simon Dyakowski as CEO and Joey Wilkins as Vice President of Exploration in August

Received CAD$500,000 through a warrant exercise in October

2021 Outlook

Finalize the 75/25 Joint Venture Agreement for Tombstone Project

Complete Phase 2 RC drill program targeting shallow epithermal oxide gold and silver at Tombstone

Complete Phase 3 core drill program to target deeper CRD (carbonate replacement deposits) lead-zinc-silver-copper-gold mineralization in Paleozoic limestone underlying the Tombstone property

Extend detailed geologic, structural, and alteration mapping and sampling at the Purisima West, Estrella, Jacobo, Brazil, and other targets at Cervantes

Plan and permit a substantial Phase 1 RC drilling program on the California and Purisima targets

Seek additional opportunities in safe jurisdictions within the Americas where our focus will be on projects with high quality bulk tonnage gold+/-copper+/-silver potential

Joey Wilkins, B.Sc., P.Geo., is the Qualified Person and Vice President of Exploration at Aztec Minerals Corp who reviewed and approved the technical disclosures in this news release.

?Simon Dyakowski?

Simon Dyakowski, Chief Executive Officer

Aztec Minerals Corp.

About Aztec Minerals ? Aztec is a mineral exploration company focused on the discovery of large polymetallic mineral deposits in the Americas. Our core asset is the prospective Cervantes porphyry gold-copper property in Sonora, Mexico. The historic, district-scale Tombstone properties host both bulk tonnage epithermal gold-silver as well as CRD silver-lead-zinc mineralization in Cochise County, Arizona. Aztec?s shares trade on the TSX-V stock exchange (symbol AZT) and on the OTCQB (symbol AZZTF).

Contact Information – For more information, please contact:

Simon Dyakowski, CEO or Bradford Cooke, Chairman

Tel: (604) 619-7469

Fax: (604) 685-9744

Email:? simon@aztecminerals.com

Website: www.aztecminerals.com

Neither the TSXV nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSXV) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

Forward-Looking Statements:

Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements under Canadian securities legislation.? Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as ?expects? or ?it is expected?, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results ?will? occur. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from results contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.? Accordingly, the actual events may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.? When relying on forward-looking statements to make decisions, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.





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