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Newcrest Mining Limited – Exploration Update – September 2021

HighlightsAt Red Chris, drilling continues to expand the higher grade mineralisation intersected at East Ridge, with this new discovery adjacent to the…

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  • At Red Chris, drilling continues to expand the higher grade mineralisation intersected at East Ridge, with this new discovery adjacent to the East Zone continuing to return high grade intercepts, supporting the potential for resource growth.
    • RC705 returned 254m @ 1.0g/t Au & 1.1% Cu from 718m, including 80m @ 1.6g/t Au & 1.4% Cu from 852m. This hole is located 100m above RC678 (previously reported) and demonstrates continuity over 300m vertically.
    • As noted in Newcrest's June 2021 Quarterly Exploration Report, East Ridge is located outside of Newcrest's Red Chris initial Mineral Resource estimate. Mineralisation remains open to the east and at depth, with ongoing drilling to define the extent.
  • At Havieron, growth drilling continues to outline high grade mineralisation outside of the initial Inferred Mineral Resource estimate.
    • HAD133W1 located in the South East Crescent, has returned 133m @ 7.0g/t Au & 0.05% Cu from 1,446m, including 55.9m @ 9.7g/t Au & 0.04% Cu from 1,449.5m, ~250m below the initial Inferred Mineral Resource estimate.
    • Higher grade zones in the Northern Breccia to the north west of the initial Inferred Mineral Resource estimate were confirmed, with HAD140 returning 29.1m @ 9.7g/t Au & 0.29% Cu from 813.2m and HAD141 returning 87m @ 1.8g/t Au & 0.05% Cu from 1,328m including 17.8m @ 5.7g/t Au & 0.14% Cu from 1,378.5m.

Melbourne, Australia--(Newsfile Corp. - September 8, 2021) - Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX: NCM) (TSX: NCM) Newcrest Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Sandeep Biswas, said, "We are excited by our continued exploration success at Red Chris and Havieron, with our extensive growth drilling programs delivering a number of new high grade intercepts in the period. At Red Chris, results from our new East Ridge discovery demonstrate the continuity of mineralisation along strike and at Havieron we intersected several new high grade intercepts outside of the initial Inferred Mineral Resource estimate, including HAD133W1 which returned 133m @ 7.0g/t Au. These results continue to support the potential for resource growth outside of the existing resource shells."

Red Chris - Significant results since the June 2021 Quarterly Exploration Report(1):

  • RC705
    • 254m @ 1.0g/t Au & 1.1% Cu from 718m
    • including 182m @ 1.3g/t Au & 1.3% Cu from 764m
    • including 80m @ 1.6g/t Au & 1.4% Cu from 852m
  • RC709
    • 166m @ 0.4g/t Au & 0.49% Cu from 788m
    • including 54m @ 0.89g/t Au & 0.96% Cu from 894m
    • including 30m @ 1.1g/t Au & 1.1% Cu from 902m
  • RC718
    • 298m @ 0.33g/t Au & 0.45% Cu from 820m
    • including 52m @ 0.67g/t Au & 0.75% Cu from 1,062m

Havieron - Significant growth drilling results since the June 2021 Quarterly Exploration Report(2):

  • HAD133W1
    • 133m @ 7.0g/t Au & 0.05% Cu from 1,446m
    • including 55.9m @ 9.7g/t Au & 0.04% Cu from 1,449.5m
  • HAD057W7
    • 23m @ 5.7g/t Au & 0.70% Cu from 613m
    • including 15m @ 8.6g/t Au & 0.96% Cu from 613m
    • 70m @ 2.2g/t Au & 0.03% Cu from 906m
    • including 12.8m @ 5.3 g/t Au & 0.02% Cu from 962.7m
  • HAD140
    • 29.1m @ 9.7g/t Au & 0.29% Cu from 813.2m
  • HAD141
    • 87m @ 1.8g/t Au & 0.05% Cu from 1,328m
    • including 17.8m @ 5.7g/t Au & 0.14% Cu from 1,378.5m

Red Chris, British Columbia, Canada(2)

Red Chris is a joint venture operated by Newcrest and in which Newcrest has a 70% interest.

The Brownfields Exploration program is focused on the discovery of additional zones of higher grade mineralisation within the Red Chris porphyry corridor, including targets outside of Newcrest's initial Mineral Resource estimate. During the period, there were up to eight diamond drill rigs in operation. A further 14,490m of drilling has been completed from 18 drill holes, with all drill holes intersecting mineralisation (except eleven which were dedicated geotechnical holes). This contributed to a total of 181,176m of drilling from 155 drill holes since Newcrest acquired its interest in the joint venture in August 2019.

At East Ridge, located adjacent to the East Zone, drilling is ongoing with 14 holes completed and six in progress. The follow up drilling is being completed on a nominal 100m x 100m grid to determine the footprint of the mineralisation and demonstrate the continuity of the higher grade mineralisation.

Results for the reporting period include:

  • RC705 (drilled 100m above of RC678 previously reported) returned 254m @ 1.0g/t Au & 1.1% Cu from 718m, including 80m @ 1.6g/t Au & 1.4% Cu from 852m.
  • RC708 (drilled 100m above of RC700 previously reported) returned 232m @ 0.16g/t Au & 0.26% Cu from 754m.
  • RC709 (drilled 100m west of RC678) returned 166m @ 0.4g/t Au & 0.49% Cu from 788m, including 30m @ 1.1g/t Au & 1.1% Cu from 902m.
  • RC713 (drilled 100m above RC705) returned 190m @ 0.26g/t Au & 0.41% Cu from 574m, including 28m @ 0.57g/t Au & 0.74% Cu from 712m, and
  • RC718 (drilled 100m east of RC700 previously reported) returned 298m @ 0.33g/t Au & 0.45% Cu from 820m, including 52m @ 0.67g/t Au & 0.75% Cu from 1,062m.

Drilling to date has demonstrated continuity of the East Ridge zone (>1g/t AuEq) over dimensions of 400m high, 400m long and 125m wide, with the higher grade (>2g/t AuEq) over 300m high, 300m long and 100m wide.

East Ridge is located 300m east of East Zone and is outside of Newcrest's initial Mineral Resource estimate, supporting the potential for resource growth over time. Mineralisation is open to the east and at depth and extends the eastern side of the porphyry corridor as shown in Figures 1 and 2. Follow-up drilling is in progress to further define the extent and continuity of this high grade mineralisation.

A step out hole, RC701 drilled 700m east of East Ridge has extended the porphyry corridor beyond the limit of the East Ridge drilling. This hole returned 206m @ 0.2g/t Au & 0.49% Cu from 1,816m. The intercept is one of the deepest on the property. Drilling is planned for the zone between East Ridge and RC701 to search for additional high grade zones.

Approximately 50,000m of growth-related drilling is planned this calendar year from eight drill rigs.

Refer to Appendix 1 for additional information, and the Drillhole data table for all results reported during the period.



Figure 1. Schematic plan view map of the Red Chris porphyry corridor spanning East Ridge, East Zone, Main Zone and Gully Zone showing drill hole locations (Newcrest & Imperial) and significant Newcrest intercepts (drill intercepts have been reported in Appendix 1 of this report, and in prior Newcrest exploration releases). 0.5g/t Au, 1g/t Au, 1 g/t AuEq and 2g/t AuEq shell projections generated from a Leapfrog model. Gold equivalent (AuEq) grade calculated using a copper conversion factor of 1.67 ([gold grade (g/t)] + [copper grade (%) x 1.67]), using US$1,400/oz Au, US$3.40/lb Cu and 100% recovery. It is the Company's opinion that all elements included in this metal equivalents calculation have a reasonable potential to be recovered and sold.

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Figure 2. Long section view of the Red Chris porphyry corridor showing drill hole locations and gold distribution.

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Figure 3. Oblique schematic section view of the Red Chris porphyry corridor showing gold distribution. 0.5 g/t Au, 1 g/t Au ,1g/t AuEq and 2g/t AuEq shell projections generated from the LeapfrogTM model. Gold equivalent (AuEq) grade calculated using a copper conversion factor ([gold grade (g/t)] + [copper grade (%) x 1.67]) using US$1,400/oz Au, US$3.40/lb Cu, and 100% recovery. It is the Company's opinion that all elements included in this metal equivalents calculation have a reasonable potential to be recovered and sold.

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Havieron Project, Western Australia(3)

The Havieron Project is operated by Newcrest under a Joint Venture Agreement with Greatland Gold. As announced on 30 November 2020, Newcrest has now met the Stage 3 expenditure requirement (US$45 million) and is entitled to earn an additional 20% joint venture interest, resulting in an overall joint venture interest of 60% (Greatland Gold 40%). Newcrest can earn up to a 70% joint venture interest through total expenditure of US$65 million and the completion of a series of exploration and development milestones (including the delivery of a Pre-Feasibility Study) in a four-stage farm-in over a six year period that commenced in May 2019. Newcrest may acquire an additional 5% interest at the end of the farm-in period at fair market value. The Joint Venture Agreement includes tolling principles reflecting the intention of the parties that, subject to a successful exploration program, Feasibility Study and a positive decision to mine, the resulting joint venture mineralised material will be processed at Telfer.

The Havieron Project is centred on a deep magnetic anomaly located 45km east of Telfer in the Paterson Province. The deposit is overlain by more than 420m of post mineral Permian cover. A further 10,375m of drilling has been completed from 18 drill holes, all awaiting assays. Results from 12 holes completed in the June 2021 quarter have been received, with eight holes returning significant assay intercepts in excess of 50 gram metres Au (Au ppm x length m). A total of 194,456m of drilling from 230 drill holes has been completed since Newcrest commenced exploration activity (excluding holes in progress, abandoned holes, or drill holes which have not been sampled).

Drilling in the reporting period was focused on potential resource growth at the South East Crescent, Northern Breccia and Eastern Breccia, and infill drilling the South East Crescent Zone to support the potential conversion of the Inferred Resource to Indicated. Drilling completed included:

  • South East Crescent Zone Growth - assay results reported for two drill holes, one new drill hole completed, awaiting assays.
  • South East Crescent Zone Infill - 10 new drill holes completed, awaiting assays.
  • Northern Breccia - assay results reported for eight drill holes, four new drill holes completed, awaiting assays.
  • Eastern Breccia - assay results reported for two drill holes, three new drill holes completed, awaiting assays.

At the South East Crescent, drilling targeting higher grade mineralisation at depth was conducted during the reporting period. Drilling is being conducted on 75m x 75m spacing and has been extended to 250m below the initial Inferred Mineral Resource extents. Results from two drill holes have been received, with significant results returned from HAD133W1.

Results include:

  • HAD133W1
    • 133m @ 7.0g/t Au & 0.05% Cu from 1,446m
    • including 55.9m @ 9.7g/t Au & 0.04% Cu from 1,449.5m
    • including 20m @ 11g/t Au & 0.04% Cu from 1,519m

HAD133W1 has extended the high-grade mineralisation ~250m below the base of the Inferred Mineral Resource estimate. This intercept is ~150m below previously reported hole HAD133^^ (85m @ 11g/t Au & 0.29% Cu from 1,345m including 13m @ 32g/t Au & 0.46% Cu from 1,363m and including 14.5m @ 32g/t Au & 0.33% Cu from 1,396.5m). Assay results from one further hole HAD086W2 is pending. Drilling to assess the extent of the mineralisation below the South East Crescent Inferred Resource is ongoing.

HAD057W7 drilled to test lower target positions in the Northern Breccia also traversed the South East Crescent Zone within the initial Inferred Mineral Resource footprint. Results from this hole demonstrates good alignment with modelled grade and thickness within the South East Crescent zone, and supports the geological model including continuity of high grade.

Results include:

  • HAD057W7
    • 23m @ 5.7g/t Au & 0.70% Cu from 613m
    • including 15m @ 8.6g/t Au & 0.96% Cu from 613m
    • 70m @ 2.2g/t Au & 0.03% Cu from 906m
    • Including 12.8m @ 5.3g/t Au & 0.02% Cu from 962.7m

A further 10 infill holes within the South East Crescent zone were completed, all awaiting assays. This drilling is designed to infill the South East Crescent Inferred Resource volume to 50m x 50m spacing to support the potential upgrade of a significant portion of the Inferred Resource to Indicated.

At the Northern Breccia, results from eight drill holes were returned and a further four new drillholes were completed (currently awaiting assays). The focus of the drilling in this zone is to expand the mineralisation and support potential resource growth. The latest drilling (75m x 75m) has extended the mineralised breccia footprint around the Inferred Mineral Resource extents with reported drill holes supporting extensions to breccia mineralisation. Drilling has confirmed and increased the continuity of mineralisation as a north-west mineralised corridor which has been identified up to 300m in length, and 100m wide, between 4300 - 4100mRL and remains open at depth. Higher grade mineralisation has been identified internal to the mineralised breccia corridor. The results include:

Results include:

  • HAD089W3
    • 106.8m @ 0.96g/t Au & 0.12% Cu from 911.2m
    • including 15m @ 2.8g/t Au & 0.21% Cu from 978m
  • HAD099W2
    • 126.7m @ 0.66g/t Au & 0.07% Cu from 643.3m
    • including 12.1m @ 1.3g/t Au & 0.12% Cu from 647.1m
  • HAD138W1
    • 157.4m @ 0.93g/t Au & 0.21% Cu from 937.6m
    • including 16.1m @ 5.9g/t Au & 0.12% Cu from 1,043m
  • HAD140
    • 29.1m @ 9.7g/t Au & 0.29% Cu from 813.2m
  • HAD141
    • 87m @ 1.8g/t Au & 0.05% Cu from 1,328m
    • including 17.8m @ 5.7g/t Au & 0.14% Cu from 1,378.5m

At the Eastern Breccia two holes have returned assays (HAD084W1 and HAD141) with results from three drill holes pending. Drilling has targeted along strike from prior reported drill holes HAD083 and HAD084, over a strike length of approximately 600m. HAD141 has returned a mineralised intercept ~200m to the north west of HAD084. Drill testing and interpretation of the geological and mineralisation controls of the Eastern Breccia Zone is ongoing.

Results include:

  • HAD141
    • 23m @ 1.7g/t Au & 0.01% Cu from 1,875m

Eight drill rigs are currently operational, including testing extensions of the South East Crescent Zone below 4,200mRL, extension and definition of the Northern Breccia and associated internal higher-grade zones to support potential expansion of the existing Inferred Mineral Resource. Additionally, infill drilling is being completed within the Inferred Mineral Resource limits to support ongoing mining studies.

Refer to Appendix 2 for additional information and Drillhole data table for all results reported during the period.

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Figure 4. 3D Plan view schematic showing the spatial association of the South East Crescent, Northern Breccia and Eastern Breccia targets.

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Figure 5. 3D section view schematic across section line A on Figure 3, highlighting selected South East Crescent growth intercepts below the current Inferred Resource.

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Figure 6. Plan view schematic of a horizontal slice at 4300mRL through the Crescent Sulphide Zone and Breccia-hosted Zones, showing the extents of the 0.5 and 1.0 g/t Au LeapfrogTM grade shells with highlighted newly reported intercepts for this period. Also shown is the Eastern Breccia mineralisation outline projected to the 4300mRL section-drilling is ongoing to confirm the extent of these zones. This diagram highlights >50gram metres intersections drilled during the quarter, refer to inset diagram for relationship to all Havieron drilling.

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Wilki Project, Western Australia

The Wilki Project covers a strategic landholding of ~2,200km2 surrounding the Telfer operation and is adjacent to the Havieron Project. Newcrest entered into this exploration farm-in and joint venture agreement with Antipa Minerals Limited on 11 March 2020.

During the period, scout reverse circulation drill testing was completed at Tyama, WEM04, Protos9, Pajero and Triangle North targets. Assay results are pending.

This completes the initial Stage 1 drill program with a total of 5,137m of drilling completed. Additional work programs are being planned for the remaining field season.

Juri Joint Venture, Western Australia

On 30 November 2020, Newcrest announced its entry into the Juri Joint Venture. Juri is a farm-in and joint venture agreement with Greatland Gold with respect to its Black Hills and Paterson Range East projects, located within the Paterson Province approximately 50km from the Telfer operation. The joint venture covers an area of approximately 248km2.

Under the terms of the agreement, Newcrest has been granted an initial 25% joint venture interest with the potential to earn up to a 75% joint venture interest through total expenditure of A$20 million over a two stage earn-in, across a five year period. Greatland Gold will manage the Juri Joint Venture until the end of calendar year 2021, after which Newcrest has the right to be appointed as Manager.

Newcrest is currently assessing the assay results for the initial scout drill holes at Goliath, Outamind and Los Diablos targets in Paterson Range East. Initial drilling has also been completed at the Parlay and Saddle targets within the Black Hills Project. A total of 3,856m of drilling has now been completed this field season on the Juri JV.

Tennant East, Northern Territory

Work programs continue at the Tennant East project (located 300km east of Tennant Creek) with gravity surveys over the initial two target areas now completed. Follow up IP (induced polarisation) surveys will commence in September 2021 followed by scout drill testing in October 2021.

Nevada, USA

Drill activities have commenced at the Jarbidge project in north-eastern Nevada.

GJ Project, British Columbia, Canada

At the GJ Project, which is part of the Red Chris joint venture that is Newcrest operated and 70% owned, Newcrest is planning to test the depth potential of the Donnelly Zone which is part of a 10km porphyry corridor (Groat Stock). An initial program of two holes for 2,500m originally planned to commence in the September 2021 quarter has been rescheduled to the June 2022 quarter.

Appendix 1

Red Chris (70% Newcrest): JORC Table 1
Section 1: Sampling Techniques and Data

CriteriaCommentary
Sampling techniquesCore samples are obtained from core drilling. HQ and NQ diameter diamond core was drilled on a 3, 4.5m or 6m run. Core was cut using an automatic core-cutter and half core sampled at 2m intervals. Cover sequences were not sampled.
Drilling techniquesCore drilling was advanced with HQ3, HQ, NQ3 and NQ diameter coring configuration.

Core from inclined drill holes are oriented on 3, 4.5m or 6m runs using an electronic core orientation tool (Reflex ACTIII). At the end of each run, the bottom of hole position is marked by the driller, which is later transferred to the whole drill core run length with a bottom of hole reference line.
Drill sample recoveryCore recovery is systematically recorded from the commencement of coring to end of hole, by reconciling against driller's depth blocks in each core tray with data recorded in the database. Drillers depth blocks provided the depth, interval of core recovered, and interval of core drilled.

Core recoveries were typically 100%, with isolated zones of lower recovery.
LoggingGeological logging recorded qualitative descriptions of lithology, alteration, mineralisation, veining, and structure (for all core drilled - 14,490m in 18 holes- all holes intersected mineralisation except for 12 dedicated geotechnical holes, including orientation of key geological features.

Geotechnical measurements were recorded including Rock Quality Designation (RQD) fracture frequency, solid core recovery and qualitative rock strength measurements.

Magnetic susceptibility measurements were recorded every metre.

All geological and geotechnical logging was conducted at the Red Chris Mine.

Digital data logging was captured, validated and stored in an acQuire database.

All drill cores were photographed, prior to cutting and/or sampling the core.
Sub-sampling techniques and sample preparationSampling, sample preparation and quality control protocols are considered appropriate for the material being sampled.

Core was cut and sampled at the Red Chris Mine core processing facility. Half core samples were collected in plastic bags together with pre-numbered sample tags and grouped in wood crates for dispatch to the laboratory. Sample weights typically varied from 5 to 10kg. Sample sizes are considered appropriate for the style of mineralisation. Drill core samples were freighted by road to the laboratory.

Sample preparation was conducted at the independent ISO 9001 certified and ISO 17025 accredited Bureau Veritas Commodities Canada Ltd Laboratory, Vancouver (Bureau Veritas). Samples were dried at 650C, and crushed to
95% passing 4.75 mm, and the split to obtain up to 1kg sub-sample, which was pulverised (using LM2) to produce a pulped product with the minimum standard of 95% passing 106μm.

Duplicate samples were collected from crush and pulp samples at a rate of 1:20. Duplicate results show an acceptable level of variability for the material sampled and style of mineralisation.

Periodic size checks (1:20) for crush and pulp samples and sample weights are provided by the laboratory and recorded in the acQuire database.
Quality of assay data and laboratory testsAssaying of drill core samples was conducted at Bureau Veritas. All samples were assayed for 59 elements using a
4-acid digestion followed by ICP-AES/ICP-MS determination (method MA250). Gold analyses were determined by 50g fire assay with ICP-ES finish (method FA350). Carbon and Sulphur were determined by Leco (method TC000) and mercury using aqua regia digestion followed by ICP-ES/MS determination (method AQ200).

Sampling and assaying quality control procedures consisted of inclusion of certified reference material (CRMs), coarse residue and pulp duplicates with each batch (at least 1:20).

Assays of quality control samples were compared with reference samples in the acQuire database and verified as acceptable prior to use of data from analysed batches.

Laboratory quality control data, including laboratory standards, blanks, duplicates, repeats and grind size results are captured in acQuire database and assessed for accuracy and precision for recent data.

Due to the limited extent of the drilling program to date, extended quality control programs are yet to be undertaken, whereby pulped samples will be submitted to an umpire laboratory and combined with more extensive re-submission programs.

Analysis of the available quality control sample assay results indicates that an acceptable level of accuracy and precision has been achieved and the database contains no analytical data that has been numerically manipulated.

The assaying techniques and quality control protocols used are considered appropriate for the data to be used for reporting exploration drilling results.
Verification of sampling and assayingSampling intervals defined by the geologist are electronically assigned sample identification numbers prior to core cutting. Corresponding sample numbers matching pre-labelled sample tags are assigned to each interval.

All sampling and assay information were stored in a secure acQuire database with restricted access.

Electronically generated sample submission forms providing the sample identification number accompany each submission to the laboratory. Assay results from the laboratory with corresponding sample identification are loaded directly into the acQuire database.

Assessment of reported significant assay intervals was verified by re-logging of drill core intervals and assessment of high resolution core photography. The verification of significant intersections has been completed by company personnel and the Competent Person/Qualified Person.

No adjustments are made to assay data, and no twinned holes have been completed. Drilling intersects mineralisation at various angles.

There are no currently known drilling, sampling, recovery, or other factors that could materially affect the accuracy or reliability of the data.
Location of data pointsDrill collar locations were surveyed using a RTK GPS with GNSS with a stated accuracy of +/- 0.025m.

Drill rig alignment was attained using an electronic azimuth aligner (Reflex TN14 GYROCOMPASS). Downhole survey was collected at 9 to 30m intervals of the drill hole using single shot survey (Reflex EZ-SHOT). At the end of hole, all holes have been surveyed using a continuous gyro survey to surface (Reflex EZ-GYRO).

Topographic control is established from PhotoSat topographic data and derived digital elevation model. The topography is generally low relief to flat, with an average elevation of 1500 m, with several deep creek gullies.

All collar coordinates are provided in the North American Datum (NAD83 Zone 9).
Data spacing and distributionThe drill hole spacing ranges from 100 - 200m in lateral extent within an area of 1.5km2 at the East Ridge, 1.5km2 at the East Zone, 1.5km2 at the Main Zone and 1.5km2 at the Gully Zone.

No sample compositing is applied to samples.
Orientation of data in relation to geological structureDrilling of reported drill holes RC701, RC705, RC708, RC709, RC713 and RC718 are oriented perpendicular to the intrusive complex. The intrusive complex has an east-northeast orientation, with drilling established on a north-northwest orientation.

Drill holes exploring the extents of the East Ridge, East Zone, Main Zone and Gully Zone mineral system intersected moderately dipping volcanic and sedimentary units cut by sub-vertical intrusive lithologies. Steeply dipping mineralised zones with an east-northeast orientation have been interpreted from historic and Newcrest drill holes.
Sample securityThe security of samples is controlled by tracking samples from drill rig to database.

Drill core was delivered from the drill rig to the Red Chris Mine core yard every shift. Geological and geotechnical logging, high resolution core photography and cutting of drill core was undertaken at the Red Chris core processing facility.

Samples were freighted in sealed bags with security tags by road to the laboratory, and in the custody of Newcrest representatives.

Sample numbers are generated from pre-labelled sample tags. All samples are collected in pre-numbered plastic bags. Sample tags are inserted into prenumbered plastic bags together with the sample.

Verification of sample numbers and identification is conducted by the laboratory on receipt of samples, and sample receipt advice issued to Newcrest.

Details of all sample movement are recorded in a database table. Dates, Hole ID sample ranges, and the analytical suite requested are recorded with the dispatch of samples to the laboratory analytical services. Any discrepancies logged at the receipt of samples into the laboratory analytical services are validated.
Audits or reviewsDue to the limited duration of the program, no external audits or reviews have been undertaken.

Internal verification and audit of Newcrest exploration procedures and databases are periodically undertaken.

 

Section 2: Reporting of Exploration Results

CriteriaCommentary
Mineral tenement and land tenure statusRed Chris comprises 77 mineral tenures including five mining leases and is a joint venture between subsidiaries of Newcrest Mining Limited (70%) and Imperial Metals Corporation (30%). Newcrest Red Chris Mining Limited is the operator of Red Chris.

Newcrest Red Chris Mining Limited and the Tahltan Nation (as represented by the Tahltan Central Government, the Tahltan Band and Iskut First Nation) signed an updated Impact, Benefit and Co-Management Agreement (IBCA) covering Red Chris on 15 August 2019.

All obligations with respect to legislative requirements including minimum expenditure are maintained in good standing.
Exploration done by other partiesConwest Exploration Limited, Great Plains Development Co. of Canada, Silver Standard Mines Ltd, Texasgulf Canada Ltd. (formerly Ecstall Mining Limited), American Bullion Minerals Ltd and bcMetals Corporation conducted exploration in the areas between 1956 and 2006.

Imperial Metals Corporation acquired the project in 2007 and completed deeper drilling at the East and Main Zones between 2007 and 2012.
GeologyThe Red Chris Project is located in the Stikine terrane of north-western British Columbia, 80 km south of the town of Dease Lake.

Late Triassic sedimentary and volcanic rocks of the Stuhini Group host a series of Late Triassic to Early Jurassic 204−198 Ma) diorite to quartz monzonite stocks and dykes.

Gold and copper mineralisation at Red Chris consists of vein, disseminated and breccia sulphide typical of porphyry-style mineralisation. Mineralisation is hosted by diorite to quartz monzonite stocks and dykes. The main mineral assemblage contains well developed pyrite-chalcopyrite-bornite sulphide mineral assemblages as vein and breccia infill, and disseminations. The main mineralisation event is associated with biotite and potassium feldspar-magnetite wall rock alteration.
Drill hole informationAs provided.
Data aggregation methodsSignificant assay intercepts are reported as (A) length-weighted averages exceeding 0.1g/t Au greater than or equal to 20m, with less than 10m of consecutive internal dilution; and (B) length-weighted averages exceeding 0.5g/t Au for greater than or equal to 10m, with less than 10m of consecutive internal dilution; and (C) length-weighted averages exceeding 1g/t Au for greater than or equal to 10m, with less than 10m of consecutive internal dilution; (D) length-weighted averages exceeding 5g/t Au greater than or equal to 10m, with less than 10m of consecutive internal dilution; and (E) length-weighted averages exceeding 10g/t Au for greater than or equal to 10m, with less than 10m of consecutive internal dilution. No top cuts are applied to intercept calculations.
Relationship between mineralisation widths and intercept lengthsSignificant assay intervals reported represent apparent widths. Insufficient geological information is available to confirm the geological model and true width of significant assay intervals.
DiagramsAs provided.
Balanced reportingThis is the fourteenth release of Exploration Results for this project made by Newcrest. Previous release dates are
30 January 2020, 11 March 2020, 30 April 2020, 11 June 2020, 23 July 2020, 10 September 2020, 29 October 2020, 10 December 2020, 28 January 2021, 11 March 2021, 29 April 2021, 10 June 2021, and 22 July 2021.

Earlier reporting of exploration programs conducted by Newcrest and Imperial Metals Corporation have previously been reported. Exploration drilling programs are ongoing and further material results will be reported in subsequent Newcrest releases.
Other substantive exploration dataNil.
Further workFurther drilling is planned to define the extents of the East Ridge, East Zone and Main Zone.

 

Drillhole data(1)

Red Chris Project, British Columbia, Canada
Reporting Criteria: Intercepts reported are downhole drill width (not true width) Au >0.1ppm (0.1g/t Au) and minimum 20m downhole width with maximum consecutive internal dilution of 10m. Also highlighted are high grade intervals of Au >0.5ppm (0.5g/t Au), Au >1ppm (1g/t Au), Au > 5ppm (5g/t Au), Au >10ppm (10g/t Au) and minimum 10m downhole width with maximum consecutive internal dilution of 10m. Gold grades are reported to two significant figures. Samples are from core drilling which is HQ or NQ in diameter. Core is photographed and logged by the geology team before being cut. Half core HQ and NQ samples are prepared for assay and the remaining material is retained in the core farm for future reference. Each assay batch is submitted with duplicates and standards to monitor laboratory quality. Total depth (end of hole) is rounded to one decimal place for reporting purposes.

Hole IDHole
Type
Easting
(m)
Northing
(m)
RL
(m)
Total
Depth
(m)
Azimuth

(GRID)
DipFrom
(m)
To
(m)
Interval
(m)
Au
(ppm)
Cu
(pct)
Cut
off
RC701DD453530639749014692137.4145-4511401162220.170.020.1








11901242520.290.040.1







incl.11941206120.530.060.5








17041754500.230.530.1








181620222060.200.490.1
RC705DD453310639650314251264.3147-59316350340.140.010.1








364434700.120.020.1








7189722541.01.10.1







incl.7649461821.31.30.5







incl.782840581.51.61







incl.852932801.61.41
RC706DD454518639746613431523148-45Assays Pending
RC708DD453483639640514171208145-62364384200.100.130.1








612640280.120.230.1








652734820.210.360.1








7549862320.160.260.1
RC709DD453184639655814301383.2149-58704774700.130.270.1








7889541660.400.490.1







incl.894948540.890.960.5







incl.902932301.11.11








9721064920.160.260.1








13581382240.240.10.1
RC713DD453381639645214251103.6153-56408438300.200.230.1








5747641900.260.410.1







incl.712740280.570.740.5
RC718DD453485639661014031432145-5882011182980.330.450.1







incl.10121024120.970.440.5







incl.10621114520.670.750.5








11661210440.280.460.1
RC719DD453207639650414311716.8148-56Assays Pending
RC726DD45472563971721244600291-9Geotechnical Hole - Not Sampled
RC727# DD453316639675214481565.7147-58Assays Pending
RC728DD452434639660014601284.2150-49Development Hole
RC728WDD452434639660014601181150-49Development Hole
RC729DD452504639634814951300.8150-54Development Hole
RC730DD45264663963691488990.2148-57Development Hole
RC731DD4542166398337148360310-50Geotechnical Hole - Not Sampled
RC732DD4539316397964147290360-45Geotechnical Hole - Not Sampled
RC733DD45391963978511476120310-50Geotechnical Hole - Not Sampled
RC734DD45389063977151476150310-45Geotechnical Hole - Not Sampled
RC735# DD453568639665613921501.8147-58Assays Pending
RC736DD45451963974691341602.2134-63Geotechnical Hole - Not Sampled
RC737# DD454297639763814261395.1169-50Geotechnical Hole - Not Sampled
RC738DD45157963959191540302.5360-90Geotechnical Hole - Not Sampled
RC739# DD453383639681114511258.7146-57Assays Pending
RC740# DD45340763971781465900146-45Assays Pending
RC741DD45167163951601540302.6360-90Geotechnical Hole - Not Sampled
RC742# DD45342263963591426637151-56Assays Pending
RC743DD45233263956411437452.7242-90Geotechnical Hole - Not Sampled
RC744# DD45212663962521520353.3162-66Geotechnical Hole - Not Sampled
RC745# DD45362463965441403170.3145-60Assays Pending

 

#drilling in progress. **partial intercept, assays pending. ^updated intercept ^^previously reported intercept

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Figure 7. Schematic plan view map of the East Ridge showing drill hole locations (Newcrest & Imperial) and significant Newcrest intercepts (drill intercepts have been reported in Appendix 1 of this report, and in prior Newcrest exploration releases). 0.5 g/t Au, 1 g/t Au,1 g/t AuEq and 2 g/t AuEq shell projections generated from a Leapfrog model and sliced at 800mRL. Gold equivalent (AuEq) grade calculated using a copper conversion factor of 1.67 ([gold grade (g/t)] + [copper grade (%) x 1.67]), using US$1,400/oz Au, US$3.40/lb Cu and 100% recovery. It is the Company's opinion that all elements included in this metal equivalents calculation have a reasonable potential to be recovered and sold.

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Figure 8. Schematic cross section of RC709 and RC719 (Section Line 33N) showing Newcrest and Imperial drill holes and Newcrest intercepts (drill intercepts have been reported in Appendix 1 of this report, and in prior Newcrest exploration releases) 0.5 g/t Au, 1 g/t Au and 2 g/t Au shell projections generated from Leapfrog model. Due to window size (+/- 50m) and section orientation (150˚) hole may appear on multiple sections.

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Figure 9. Schematic cross section of RC705, RC713 and RC742 (Section Line 34N) showing Newcrest and Imperial drill holes and Newcrest intercepts (drill intercepts have been reported in Appendix 1 of this report, and in prior Newcrest exploration releases) 0.5 g/t Au, 1 g/t Au and 2 g/t Au shell projections generated from Leapfrog model. Due to window size (+/- 50m) and section orientation (150˚) hole may appear on multiple sections.

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Figure 10. Schematic cross section of RC708 and RC727 (Section Line 35N) showing Newcrest and Imperial drill holes and Newcrest intercepts (drill intercepts have been reported in Appendix 1 of this report, and in prior Newcrest exploration releases) 0.5 g/t AuEq, 1 g/t AuEq and 2 g/t AuEq shell projections generated from Leapfrog model. Due to window size (+/- 50m) and section orientation (150˚) hole may appear on multiple sections. It is the Company's opinion that all elements included in this metal equivalents calculation have a reasonable potential to be recovered and sold.

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Figure 11. Schematic cross section of RC718 and RC739 (Section Line 36N) showing Newcrest and Imperial drill holes and Newcrest intercepts (drill intercepts have been reported in Appendix 1 of this report, and in prior Newcrest exploration releases) 0.5 g/t AuEq, 1 g/t AuEq and 2 g/t AuEq shell projections generated from Leapfrog model. Due to window size (+/- 50m) and section orientation (150˚) hole may appear on multiple sections. It is the Company's opinion that all elements included in this metal equivalents calculation have a reasonable potential to be recovered and sold.

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Figure 12. Schematic cross section of RC701 (Section Line 40/41N) showing Newcrest and Imperial drill holes and Newcrest intercepts (drill intercepts have been reported in Appendix 1 of this report, and in prior Newcrest exploration releases) 0.5 g/t Au, 1 g/t Au and 2 g/t Au shell projections generated from Leapfrog model. Due to window size (+/- 100m) and section orientation (150˚) hole may appear on multiple sections.

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Appendix 2
Havieron Project (Greatland Gold Plc - Joint Venture Agreement): JORC Table 1
Section 1: Sampling Techniques and Data

CriteriaCommentary
Sampling techniquesCore samples are obtained from core drilling in Proterozoic basement lithologies. PQ-HQ and NQ diameter core was drilled on a 6m run. Core was cut using an automated core-cutter and half core sampled at 1m intervals with breaks for major geological changes. Sampling intervals range from 0.2 - 1.0m. Cover sequences were not sampled.
Drilling techniquesPermian Paterson Formation cover sequence was drilled using mud rotary drilling. Depths of cover typically observed to approximately 420m vertically below surface. Steel casing was emplaced to secure the pre-collar.

Core drilling was advanced from the base of the cover sequence with PQ3, HQ3 and NQ2 diameter coring configuration.

Core from inclined drill holes are oriented on 3m and 6m runs using an electronic core orientation tool (Reflex ACTIII). At the end of each run, the bottom of hole position is marked by the driller, which is later transferred to the whole drill core run length with a bottom of hole reference line.
Drill sample recoveryCore recovery is systematically recorded from the commencement of coring to end of hole, by reconciling against driller's depth blocks in each core tray with data recorded in the database. Drillers depth blocks provided the depth, interval of core recovered, and interval of core drilled.

Core recoveries were typically 100%, with isolated zones of lower recovery.

Cover sequence drilling by the mud-rotary drilling did not yield recoverable samples.
LoggingGeological logging recorded qualitative descriptions of lithology, alteration, mineralisation, veining, and structure (for all core drilled - 10,375m for 18 drill holes, all intersecting mineralisation), including orientation of key geological features.

Geotechnical measurements were recorded including Rock Quality Designation (RQD) fracture frequency, solid core recovery and qualitative rock strength measurements.

Magnetic susceptibility measurements were recorded every metre. The bulk density of selected drill core intervals was determined at site on whole core samples.

All geological and geotechnical logging was conducted at the Havieron site.

Digital data logging was captured on diamond drill core intervals only, and all data validated and stored in an acQuire database.

All drill cores were photographed, prior to cutting and/or sampling the core.

The logging is of sufficient quality to support Mineral Resource estimates.
Sub-sampling techniques and sample preparationSampling, sample preparation and quality control protocols are considered appropriate for the material being sampled.

Core was cut and sampled at the Havieron core processing facility. Half core samples of between 0.2 and 2.0 m were collected in pre-numbered calico bags and grouped in plastic bags for dispatch to the laboratory. Sample weights typically varied from 0.5 to 8kg. Sample sizes are considered appropriate for the style of mineralisation. Drill core samples were freighted by air and road to the laboratory.

Sample preparation was conducted at the independent ISO17025 accredited Intertek Laboratory, Perth (Intertek). Samples were dried at 105oC, and crushed to 95% passing 4.75mm, and the split to obtain up to 3kg sub-sample, which was pulverised (using LM5) to produce a pulped product with the minimum standard of 95% passing 106μm. Routine grind size analysis is conducted.

Duplicate samples were collected from crush and pulp samples at a rate of 1:20. Duplicate results show an acceptable level of variability for the material sampled and style of mineralisation.

Periodic size checks (1:20) for crush and pulp samples and sample weights are provided by the laboratory and recorded in the acQuire database.
Quality of assay data and laboratory testsAssaying of drill core samples was conducted at Intertek. All samples were assayed for 48 elements using a 4-acid digestion followed by ICP-AES/ICP-MS determination (method 4A/MS907), which is considered to provide a total assay for copper. Gold analyses were determined by 50g fire assay with AAS finish (method FA50N/AA), which is considered to provide a total assay for gold.

Sampling and assaying quality control procedures consisted of inclusion of certified reference material (CRMs), coarse residue and pulp duplicates with each batch (at least 1:20).

Assays of quality control samples were compared with reference samples in acQuire database and verified as acceptable prior to use of data from analysed batches.

Laboratory quality control data, including laboratory standards, blanks, duplicates, repeats and grind size results are captured in the acQuire database and assessed for accuracy and precision for recent data.

Extended quality control programs including pulp samples submitted to an umpire laboratory and combined with more extensive re-submission programs have been completed.

Analysis of the available quality control sample assay results indicates that an acceptable level of accuracy and precision has been achieved and the database contains no analytical data that has been numerically manipulated.

The assaying techniques and quality control protocols used are considered appropriate for the data to be used for reporting exploration drilling results.
Verification of sampling and assayingSampling intervals defined by the geologist are electronically assigned sample identification numbers prior to core cutting. Corresponding sample numbers matching pre-labelled calico bags are assigned to each interval.

All sampling and assay information were stored in a secure acQuire database with restricted access.

Electronically generated sample submission forms providing the sample identification number accompany each submission to the laboratory. Assay results from the laboratory with corresponding sample identification are loaded directly into the acQuire database.

Assessment of reported significant assay intervals was verified by re-logging of diamond drill core intervals and assessment of high resolution core photography. The verification of significant intersections has been completed by company personnel and the Competent Person/Qualified Person.

No adjustments are made to assay data, and no twinned holes have been completed.

There are no currently known drilling, sampling, recovery, or other factors that could materially affect the accuracy or reliability of the data.
Location of data pointsDrill collar locations were surveyed using a differential GPS with GNSS with a stated accuracy of +/- 0.5m for all drill holes reported.

Drill rig alignment was attained using an electronic azimuth aligner. Downhole survey was collected at 6-12m intervals in the cover sequence, and every 6 to 30m in diamond drill core segments of the drill hole using single shot (Axis Mining Champ Gyro). The single shot surveys have been validated using continuous survey to surface (Axis Mining Champ) along with a selection of drill holes re-surveyed by an external survey contactor using a DeviGyro tool - confirming sufficient accuracy for downhole spatial recording.

A LIDAR survey was completed over the project area in Nov 2019 which was used to prepare a DEM / topographic model for the project with a spatial accuracy of +/- 0.1m vertical and +/- 0.3m horizontal. The topography is generally low relief to flat, elevation within the dune corridors in ranges between 250-265m Australian Height Datum (AHD) steepening to the southeast. All collar coordinates are provided in the Geocentric Datum of Australian (GDA20 Zone 51). All relative depth information is reported in AHD +5000m.
Data spacing and distributionWithin the South-East Crescent and Breccia zone drill hole spacing ranges from 50 to 100m, to 50 by 50m within the initial resource extents. Outside the initial resource boundary drill hole spacing ranges from 50 to 200m in lateral extent within the breccia zone over an area of ~2km2. The data spacing is sufficient to establish the degree of geological and grade continuity.

Significant assay intercepts remain open. Further drilling is required to determine the extent of currently defined mineralisation. No sample compositing is applied to samples.

Drilling intersects mineralisation at various angles.
Orientation of data in relation to geological structureDrill holes exploring the extents of the Havieron mineral system intersect moderately dipping carbonate and siliclastic sedimentary facies, mineralised breccia and sub-vertical intrusive lithologies. Geological modelling has been interpreted from historic and Newcrest drill holes.

Variable brecciation, alteration and sulphide mineralisation is observed with a footprint with dimensions of 650m x 350m trending in a north west orientation and over 1000m in vertical extent below cover.

The subvertical southeast high grade arcuate crescent sulphide zone has an average thickness of 20m and has been defined over a strike length of up to 550m, and extended to over 700m in vertical extent below cover.

Drilling direction is oriented to intersect the steeply dipping high-grade sulphide mineralisation zones at an intersection angle of greater than 40 degrees. The drilled length of reported intersections is typically greater than true width of mineralisation.
Sample securityThe security of samples is controlled by tracking samples from drill rig to database.

Drill core was delivered from the drill rig to the Havieron core yard every shift. On completion of geological and geotechnical logging, core processing was completed by Newcrest personnel at the Havieron facility.

High resolution core photography and cutting of drill core was undertaken at the Havieron core processing facilities.

Samples were freighted in sealed bags by air and road to the Laboratory, and in the custody of Newcrest representatives. Sample numbers are generated directly from the database. All samples are collected in pre-numbered calico bags.

Verification of sample numbers and identification is conducted by the laboratory on receipt of samples, and sample receipt advise issued to Newcrest.

Details of all sample movement are recorded in a database table. Dates, Hole ID sample ranges, and the analytical suite requested are recorded with the dispatch of samples to analytical services. Any discrepancies logged at the receipt of samples into the analytical services are validated.
Audits or reviewsInternal reviews of core handling, sample preparation and assays laboratories were conducted on a regular basis by both project personnel and owner representatives.

In the Competent Person's opinion, the sample preparation, security and analytical procedures are consistent with current industry standards and are entirely appropriate and acceptable for the styles of mineralisation identified and will be appropriate for use in the reporting of exploration results and Mineral Resource estimates. There are no identified drilling, sampling or recovery factors that materially impact the adequacy and reliability of the results of the drilling programme in place at the Havieron Project.

 

Section 2: Reporting of Exploration Results

CriteriaCommentary
Mineral tenement and land tenure statusThe Havieron Project is entirely contained within mining tenement M45/1287, which is jointly owned by Greatland Pty Ltd and Newcrest Operations Limited. Newcrest has entered into a Joint Venture Agreement (effective 30 November 2020) and Farm-In Agreement (effective 12 March 2019) with Greatland Pty Ltd and Greatland Gold plc. Newcrest is the manager of the Havieron Project. Newcrest has now met the Stage 3 expenditure requirement (US$45 million) and is entitled to earn an additional 20% joint venture interest, resulting in an overall joint venture interest of 60%. Newcrest has the right to earn up to a 70% interest and acquire a further 5% at fair market value.

Newcrest and the Western Desert Lands Aboriginal Corporation are parties to an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) which relates to the use of native title land for Newcrest's current operations at Telfer and its activities within a 60-km radius around Telfer and includes its exploration activities at Havieron. The parties have agreed that the ILUA will apply to any future development activities by the Joint Venture Participants (Newcrest and Greatland Gold) at Havieron.

The mining tenement M45/1287 wholly replaces the 12 sub-blocks of exploration tenement E45/4701 (former exploration tenement on which the Havieron Project is based) and was granted on 10 September 2020. All obligations with respect to legislative requirements including minimum expenditure are maintained in good standing for prior exploration tenement E45/4701.
Exploration done by other partiesNewcrest completed six core holes in the vicinity of the Havieron Project from 1991 to 2003. Greatland Gold completed drill targeting and drilling of nine Reverse Circulation (RC) drill holes with core tails for a total of approximately 6,800m in 2018. Results of drilling programs conducted by Greatland Gold have previously been reported on the Greatland Gold website.

Drilling has defined an intrusion-related mineral system with evidence of breccia and massive sulphide-hosted higher-grade gold-copper mineralisation.
GeologyThe Havieron Project is located within the north-western exposure of the Palaeo-Proterozoic to Neoproterozoic Paterson Orogen (formerly Paterson Province), 45 km east of Telfer. The Yeneena Supergroup hosts the Havieron prospect and consists of a 9km thick sequence of marine sedimentary rocks and is entirely overlain by approximately 420m of Phanerozoic sediments of the Paterson Formation and Quaternary aeolian sediments.

Gold and copper mineralisation at Havieron consist of breccia, vein and massive sulphide replacement gold and copper mineralisation typical of intrusion-related and skarn styles of mineralisation. Mineralisation is hosted by metasedimentary rocks (meta-sandstones, meta-siltstones and meta-carbonate) and intrusive rocks of an undetermined age. The main mineral assemblage contains well developed pyrrhotite-chalcopyrite and pyrite sulphide mineral assemblages as breccia and vein infill, and massive sulphide lenses. The main mineralisation event is associated with amphibole-carbonate-biotite-sericite-chlorite wall rock alteration. Drilling has partially defined the extents of mineralisation which are observed over 650m by 350m within an arcuate shaped mineralised zone, and to depths of up to 1400m below surface.
Drill hole InformationAs provided.
Data aggregation methodsSignificant assay intercepts are reported as (A) length-weighted averages exceeding 1.0g/t Au greater than or equal to 10m, with a maximum of 5m consecutive internal dilution; and (B) length-weighted averages exceeding 0.2g/t Au for greater than or equal to 20m, with a maximum of 10m consecutive internal dilution, and (C) intervals of >30g/t which are greater or equal to 30 gram metres (Au_ppm x length). No top cuts are applied to intercept calculations.
Relationship between mineralisation widths and intercept lengthsSignificant assay intervals reported represent apparent widths. Drilling is not always perpendicular to the dip of mineralisation and true widths are less than downhole widths. Estimates of true widths will only be possible when all results are received, and final geological interpretations have been completed.
DiagramsAs provided.
Balanced reportingThis is the eighteenth release of Exploration Results for this project made by Newcrest. Previous release dates are
25 July 2019, 10 September 2019, 24 October 2019, 2 December 2019, 30 January 2020, 11 March 2020, 30 April 2020, 11 June 2020, 23 July 2020, 10 September 2020, 29 October 2020, 10 December 2020, 28 January 2021, 11 March 2021, 29 April 2021 , 10 June 2021 and 22 July 2021.

Earlier reporting of exploration programs conducted by Newcrest and Greatland Gold have previously been reported. Exploration drilling programs are ongoing and further material results will be reported in subsequent Newcrest releases.
Other substantive exploration dataNil
Further workGrowth drilling is planned to extend the December 2020 Inferred Mineral Resource estimate and define the limits of the Havieron mineralised system.

 

Drillhole data(1)

Havieron Project, Paterson Province, Western Australia
Reporting Criteria: Intercepts reported are downhole drill width (not true width) Au >0.20ppm (0.2g/t Au) and minimum 20m downhole width with maximum consecutive internal dilution of 10m. Average grades are based on length-weighting of samples grades. Also highlighted are high grade intervals of Au >1.0ppm (1g/t Au) and minimum 10m downhole width with maximum consecutive internal dilution of 5m, and intervals of >30g/t which are greater or equal to 30 gram metres (Au_ppm x length) are tabled. Gold grades are reported to two significant figures, the downhole lengths are rounded to 0.1m which may cause some apparent discrepancies in interval widths. Samples are from core drilling which is PQ, HQ or NQ in diameter. Core is photographed and logged by the geology team before being cut. Half core PQ, HQ and NQ samples are prepared for assay and the remaining material is retained in the core farm for future reference. Each assay batch is submitted with duplicates and standards to monitor laboratory quality. Total depth (end of hole) is rounded to one decimal place for reporting purposes. Collars denoted with a * show partial results, with further significant assays to be reported in subsequent exploration updates.

Hole IDHole
Type
Easting
(m)
Northing
(m)
RL
(m)
Total
Depth
(m)
AziDipFrom
(m)
To
(m)
Interval
(m)
Au
(ppm)
Cu
(pct)
Cut
off
HAD046W2MR-DD46427375982022571223225-62Assays pending
HAD053W3MR-DD46384575980752561141.1132-61Assays pending
HAD053W4MR-DD4638467598077256557.4132-61Assays pending
HAD057W7MR-DD46445975980262571064.8225-55613636235.70.700.2 g/t Au







Incl.613628158.60.961.0 g/t Au







Incl.6266271450.7730 g/t Au








660689.329.31.00.020.2 g/t Au








906976702.20.030.2 g/t Au







Incl.930.5953.623.12.00.041.0 g/t Au







Incl.962.7975.512.85.30.021.0 g/t Au








989.4106373.60.570.080.2 g/t Au








993.41003.710.31.10.431.0 g/t Au
HAD057W8MR-DD46445875980242571153.6225-55No Significant Assays
HAD061W1MR-DD46436775980382571010.1206-61Assays pending
HAD064W1MR-DD463591759737726379954-54Assays pending
HAD068W3MR-DD46454775970812611144.2323-55Assays pending
HAD069W3MR-DD46443975982142571500.9222-62Assays pending
HAD069W4MR-DD46443975982142571586222-62Assays pending
HAD081W3MR-DD46340775975212631760.143-57Assays pending
HAD084W1MR-DD46327075978412561983.883-6510441074301.10.130.2 g/t Au








15551589.834.80.340.120.2 g/t Au







Incl. 15721583.411.40.800.261.0 g/t Au








16271740.5113.50.400.070.2 g/t Au








1751.3178836.70.520.100.2 g/t Au








1854.91892.837.90.710.040.2 g/t Au
HAD084W2MR-DD46327075978412561914.283-65Assays pending
HAD086W2MR-DD46462375981482581629.6225-65Assays pending
HAD089W3MR-DD46429975977462581379.3290-61532.556431.50.220.030.2 g/t Au








574.361136.70.170.010.2 g/t Au








780.880322.20.540.180.2 g/t Au








818856380.210.120.2 g/t Au








872899270.480.020.2 g/t Au








911.21018106.80.960.120.2 g/t Au







Incl.978993152.80.211.0 g/t Au







Incl.9991012131.00.341.0 g/t Au








12891320310.680.030.2 g/t Au
HAD090W1MR-DD46359675979982552041.2105-64Assays pending
HAD099W2MR-DD46409075977872571059.9294-65643.3770126.70.660.070.2 g/t Au







Incl.647.1659.212.11.30.121.0 g/t Au







Incl.726.9727.10.41090.2730 g/t Au








819.886747.20.510.120.2 g/t Au
HAD117W2MR-DD4642107597976256547.5211-61Assays pending
HAD117W3MR-DD4642107597976256574.6212-61Assays pending
HAD117W4MR-DD4642107597976256868.6212-61Assays pending
HAD117W5MR-DD4642107597976256912.1212-61Assays pending
HAD117W6MR-DD4642107597976256901212-61Assays pending
HAD133W1MR-DD46407175983152571673.6171-6513621389270.250.000.2 g/t Au








144615791337.00.050.2 g/t Au







Incl.1449.51505.455.99.70.041.0 g/t Au







Incl.145114532520.0630 g/t Au







Incl.146014611370.0830 g/t Au







Incl.148014822720.0830 g/t Au







Incl.148914901580.0330 g/t Au







Incl.1519153920110.041.0 g/t Au







Incl.151915201380.0230 g/t Au







Incl.153215364360.1130 g/t Au
HAD133W2MR-DD46407175983152571545.2171-6512691290210.210.000.2 g/t Au








1413.21466.853.60.380.410.2 g/t Au
HAD138MR-DD46345075978722531506.876-56683^^767.584.52.00.050.2 g/t Au







Incl.685.3^^69812.76.00.011.0 g/t Au







Incl.710.2^^72110.86.80.071.0 g/t Au







Incl.710.2^^7110.8730.2830.0 g/t Au








847.990355.10.820.050.2 g/t Au







Incl.864.8865.60.8440.4230 g/t Au








1285.61308.923.30.220.020.2 g/t Au
HAD138W1MR-DD46345075978722531609.776-56796816.220.20.230.070.2 g/t Au








937.61095157.40.930.210.2 g/t Au







Incl.10431059.116.15.90.121.0 g/t Au







Incl.10581058.70.71010.6030 g/t Au








1548.41575.627.20.800.050.2 g/t Au
HAD139MR-DD4639857597787257743.4327-58516.2563.947.70.230.030.2 g/t Au
HAD140MR-DD46348875980562551207100-59813.2842.329.19.70.290.2 g/t Au







Incl.823.9826.12.2690.0430 g/t Au







Incl.825826.11.11523.630 g/t Au







Incl.835.6837.82.2460.6330 g/t Au








898.391930.70.230.180.2 g/t Au








965.6991.425.80.270.290.2 g/t Au
HAD141MR-DD46336275975042642036.229-6513281415871.80.050.2 g/t Au







Incl.1378.51396.317.85.70.141.0 g/t Au







Incl.138913901500.4330 g/t Au








15611609481.40.020.2 g/t Au








16881735.347.30.200.040.2 g/t Au








17951836410.210.030.2 g/t Au








18751898231.70.010.2 g/t Au
HAD141W1MR-DD46336275975042641985.927-65Assays pending
HAD147MR-DD46448975981372581341.7227-69Assays pending
HAD147W1MR-DD4644897598137258900.7227-69Assays pending
HAD147W2MR-DD46448975981372581405.2227-69Assays pending

 

#drilling in progress. **partial intercept, assays pending. ^updated intercept. ^^previously reported intercept.

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Figure 13. Schematic plan view map showing drill hole locations and significant intercepts reported in this release superimposed on the interpreted geology. Previously reported holes are not shown for the sake of clarity. Note some holes and results appear on multiple sections due to the sections orientation and sections overlap.

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Figure 16. Schematic cross section of geology and significant new drillhole intercepts (looking northwest, Section Line S3, +/-100m section width, as shown in Figure 13). Due to section window size and orientation holes may appear on multiple sections.

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These forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Newcrest's actual results, performance and achievements or industry results to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements, or industry results, expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Relevant factors may include, but are not limited to, changes in commodity prices, foreign exchange fluctuations and general economic conditions, increased costs and demand for production inputs, the speculative nature of exploration and project development, including the risks of obtaining necessary licences and permits and diminishing quantities or grades of reserves, political and social risks, changes to the regulatory framework within which Newcrest operates or may in the future operate, environmental conditions including extreme weather conditions, recruitment and retention of personnel, industrial relations issues and litigation. For further information as to the risks which may impact on Newcrest's results and performance, please see the risk factors included in the Annual Information Form dated 13 October 2020 lodged with ASX and SEDAR.

Forward looking statements are based on Newcrest's good faith assumptions as to the financial, market, regulatory and other relevant environments that will exist and affect Newcrest's business and operations in the future. Newcrest does not give any assurance that the assumptions will prove to be correct. There may be other factors that could cause actual results or events not to be as anticipated, and many events are beyond the reasonable control of Newcrest. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward looking statements, particularly in the current economic climate with the significant volatility, uncertainty and disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Forward looking statements in this document speak only at the date of issue. Except as required by applicable laws or regulations, Newcrest does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any of the forward looking statements or to advise of any change in assumptions on which any such statement is based.

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Newcrest is also subject to certain Canadian disclosure requirements and standards, as a result of its secondary listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), including the requirements of National Instrument 43-101 (NI 43-101). Investors should note that it is a requirement of Canadian securities law that the reporting of Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources in Canada and the disclosure of scientific and technical information concerning a mineral project on a property material to Newcrest comply with NI 43-101. Newcrest's material properties are currently Cadia, Lihir and Wafi-Golpu.

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The information in this document that relates to Exploration Targets, Exploration Results, and related scientific and technical information, is based on and fairly represents information compiled by Mr F. MacCorquodale. Mr MacCorquodale is the General Manager - Greenfields Exploration and a full-time employee of Newcrest Mining Limited. He is a shareholder in Newcrest Mining Limited and is entitled to participate in Newcrest's executive equity long term incentive plan, details of which are included in Newcrest's 2020 Remuneration Report. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists. Mr MacCorquodale has sufficient experience which is relevant to the styles of mineralisation and types of deposits under consideration and to the activity which he is undertaking to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the JORC Code and as a Qualified Person under NI 43-101. Mr MacCorquodale approves the disclosure of scientific and technical information contained in this document and consents to the inclusion of material of the matters based on his information in the form and context in which it appears.

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2# drilling in progress ** partial intercept, assays pending ^ updated intercept or ^^ previously reported.
3# drilling in progress ** partial intercept, assays pending ^ updated intercept or ^^ previously reported.

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Global Energy Metals Announces Drilling Results at Millennium North Identifies Significant Shallow Oxide Copper Intercepts and Sulphides to 1.5%; Review Underway at Millennium Central and South

 

Vancouver, BC – TheNewswire – September 23, 2021 – Global Energy Metals Corporation (TSXV:GEMC) | (OTC:GBLEF) | (FSE:5GE1) (“Global Energy Metals”,…

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Vancouver, BC - TheNewswire - September 23, 2021 - Global Energy Metals Corporation (TSXV:GEMC) | (OTC:GBLEF) | (FSE:5GE1) (“Global Energy Metals”, the “Company” and/or “GEMC”), a company involved in investment exposure to the battery metals supply chain, is pleased to advise that its partner, Metal Bank Limited (“MBK”) has completed full assay results from the initial RC drilling program at the Millennium copper, cobalt and gold (Cu-Co-Au) project near Mt Isa, Queensland (‘Millennium Project’) have now been received. This follows previous high grade Cu-Co-Au results returned from the initial two holes into the Central Area (refer to news release dated September 8, 2021).

Highlights

  • - Drilling results received from Northern Area target at the Millennium Cu-Co-Au Project in northwest QLD as part of MBK’s exclusive option to earn-in up to 80% of the project;

    - Broad copper intersections returned including:

    • - 8m @ 0.76% Cu from 62m (MI21RC05)

      - 24m @ 0.29% Cu from 0m (MI21RC06)

    - Preliminary review underway regarding current Inferred Resource of of 5.9Mt @ 1.08% CuEq1 and recent results; and

    - Further work on metal zonation and structural relationships to adjacent Pilgrim/Fountain Range Fault in Northern Extension Area in progress.

 

Results reported are from 5 drill holes targeting northern extensions 800-1000m along strike of the main Millennium Inferred Resource of 5.9Mt @ 1.08% CuEq1 as defined by Hammer Metals in 2016. Results include:

 

- 7m @ 0.30% Cu from 18m (MI21RC03)

- 8m @ 0.76% Cu from 62m (MI21RC05)

- 5m @ 0.29% Cu from 1m and 13m @ 0.32% Cu from 11m within a broader interval of 24m @ 0.29% Cu from 0m (MI21RC06)

 

Results support Metal Bank’s exploration approach at Millennium to expand the known mineralisation and justify the surface soil copper anomalism within basement rock on the eastern contact of the regional Pilgrim/Fountain Range Fault system. Importantly, substantial hydrothermal alteration is developed in this area and may indicate proximal siting for metal transport and/or deposition. This may open up potential for additional resources along strike and/or peripheral to the known resource.

 

Commenting on the findings at Millennium, Mitchell Smith, GEMC President and CEO said:

“The expansion of the Millenmium footprint to the north compliments the recent findings presented to the market in early September with the results validating our belief that there is a high potential to substantially increase the Resource at Millennium. They also highlight the high-grade nature of the project and the near-surface potential of the mineralization. We believe the trends seen from current and past exploration to be very promising and further support our strategy of advancing scalable high-grade battery metal projects through a partnership model.”

 

Also commenting on the exploration work, Inés Scotland, BMK Chair said:

Our northern extension drilling has opened up scope for additional resources at Millennium North providing us with further confidence in the expansion potential of this Project over and above the expansion of the existing Resource.  We are now evaluating potential to update that Resource and planning further extension test work for the existing Resource area and the Northern Area.”

The Millennium Project is an advanced exploration and development project located in the Mount Isa region on northwest Queensland, 19km from the Rocklands copper-cobalt processing facility. The Millennium Project holds a 2012 JORC-compliant Inferred Resource of 5.9MT @ 1.08% CuEq1 across 5 granted Mining Leases with significant potential for expansion, all proximal to processing solutions and excellent infrastructure in the Mount Isa region.

 

MBK has an exclusive 6 month option over the Millennium Project under its agreement with Global Energy Metals and its wholly owned subsidiary, Element Minerals Australia Pty Ltd.  At the end of the option period, MBK will have the right to commence a formal earn-in to earn up to an 80% interest in the Project.

 

Millennium Drilling Program

The Millennium drilling program commenced 11 August 2021 in the Southern Area (as shown in Figure 1 below), with two reverse circulation (RC) holes for 195m (MI21RC01-02) aimed at testing resource gaps and low confidence zones as part of Resource validation work.

 

A further 5 RC holes for 478m (MI21RC03-07) were completed in the Northern Area (also shown in Figure 1) testing potential for mineralisation extensions in the northern part of the Project area as indicated by previous mapping, geochemistry and structural interpretation. Refer to Table 1 and Table 2 for full drilling details.


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Figure 1: Millennium Project plan view showing interpreted basement geology, existing Millennium resource outline, previous and MBK drilling plus exploration targets with Northern Area RC drilling results.

 

Northern Area Drilling

First-pass drilling in the Northern Area for (MI21RC03-07) has been completed, testing anomalous surface Co-Cu geochemistry, previously mapped geological units and structures similar to mineralisation features in the Southern and Central Areas. This area is approximately 800-1000m north along strike, has had no previous drilling and does not form part of the existing Millennium resource. Drilling was conducted in two fences on two lines 250m apart.

 

Copper oxides were observed near surface and sulphides were observed deeper downhole, including 8m @ 0.76% Cu from 62m (MI21RC05), associated with contact zones between metasedimentary units and graphitic siltstones. Individual Cu assays peak at 1.50% from 67m depth.

 

While appearing restricted to the south and east, Cu mineralisation in the Northern Area remains open to the west, north and at depth. The relationship between this mineralisation and the Fountain Range / Quamby Fault warrants further investigation.  In addition, the eastern areas are not completely drill tested.


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Figure 2: Millennium 7724700N section showing previous resource drill holes, 2016 resource model, MI21RC05-7 drill holes and working preliminary interpretation.

 

Review

A review of the existing JORC 2012 Resource is underway to assess current scope for tonnage and grade updates, additional target areas and further work requirements in both the Southern and Central Areas of the resource.

 

The Resource review will include the two holes completed by MBK in the Central Area of the Resource and previous drilling completed by GEMC.

 

The two holes completed by MBK tested gaps in the existing resource and the potential for extensions in the northern margin of the southern area of the resource with excellent results. Several broad zones of Cu-Co mineralisation were intersected2, with results including:

 

MI21RC01

- 17m @ 0.33% Cu, 0.08% Co and 0.12g/t Au from 56m

- 16m @ 1.07% Cu, 0.26% Co and 0.40g/t Au from 80m including a high-grade zone of 5m @ 2.92% Cu, 0.50% Co and 1.19g/t Au from 82m (MI21RC01)

 

MI21RC02

- 2m @ 0.07% Cu and 0.29% Co from 41m

- 16m @ 0.34% Cu and 0.06% Co from 64m

- 3m @ 0.59% Cu and 0.14% Co from 84m

 

These results support the up-dip continuity of the Resource and potential northern extension of the southern resource model, in particular, within the current gap area between the southern and central resources.  

 

In addition, the results have identified that some higher-grade zones may remain untested within the Resource area, providing confidence in the significant growth upside of the existing Inferred Resource located in the southern and central areas of the Project.

 

Southern Area Previous Drilling

GEMC conducted a 10-hole, 1,141 metre drilling campaign on the Millennium Project during 2017 and 2018 to test the up-dip continuity at the Millennium North deposit and confirm historical estimates of cobalt mineralisation reported in 2016 by Hammer Metals.3  GEMC were successful in both duplicating historical results, demonstrating the continuity of mineralisation within the mineralised zone and in determining mineralisation continues to depth4, including 28m @0.35% Cu and 0.2% Co (MIRC026). Significantly, cobalt and copper mineralisation was encountered along the entire targeted 1500 metre strike length with the zones remaining open in all directions.5

 

Prior the GEMC’s involvement, the project area had been tested by only 73 drill holes (percussion, RC and diamond) for a total of 7,891 metres.  Most holes have been drilled within 200 metres of surface, with few holes reaching to depths greater than 250 metres below surface.  At present mineralisation remains open at depth and along the strike extent of the JORC resource area.6

 

Further Work

Pending outcomes from the Resource review and scoping work, in light of the encouraging copper results in the Northern Area further work is underway to extend the basement mineralisation, define high grade target zones and understand mineralisation relationships with the adjacent Quamby/Pilgrim Fault system. Work will also seek to determine the metal zonation aspects noted between the Northern and Central/Southern Areas.

 

In addition, the Federal and Corella Trends require assessment for potential to add additional targets and resources to the project.

 

Table 1: Completed drill hole details

Hole ID

Easting

Northing

RL

DIP

MAG AZI

AMG AZI

Depth (m)

MI21RC01

415946

7722858

237

-82

90

96

100

MI21RC02

415939

7722807

241

-78

82

88

95

MI21RC03

416316

7724444

248

-55

81

87

100

MI21RC04

416387

7724453

245

-55

83

89

95

MI21RC05

416337

7724695

250

-55

83

89

94

MI21RC06

416388

7724697

248

-55

83

89

100

MI21RC07

416450

7724700

250

-55

83

89

89

  

Table 2: MI21RC01-02 notable intersections

Hole ID

From

Interval (m)

Cu%

Co%

Au g/t

MI21RC01

46

3

0.48

0.03

0.29

MI21RC01

56

17

0.33

0.08

0.12

MI21RC01

80

16

1.07

0.26

0.40

including

82

5

2.92

0.50

1.19

and

91

1

0.12

0.50

0.02

MI21RC02

41

2

0.07

0.29

0.07

MI21RC02

45

1

0.33

0.02

0.18

MI21RC02

64

16

0.34

0.06

0.06

MI21RC02

81

82

0.08

0.20

0.02

MI21RC02

84

3

0.59

0.14

0.02

MI21RC03

18

7

0.30

<0.01

<0.01

MI21RC03

24

1

0.35

<0.01

<0.01

MI21RC03

30

1

0.21

<0.01

<0.01

MI21RC03

67

1

0.01

0.10

<0.01

MI21RC04

-

-

-

-

-

MI21RC05

20

1

0.28

<0.01

<0.01

MI21RC05

54

1

0.29

<0.01

<0.01

MI21RC05

62

8

0.76

<0.01

<0.01

including

67

1

1.50

<0.01

<0.01

MI21RC05

75

4

0.29

<0.01

<0.01

MI21RC06*

1

5

0.29

<0.01

<0.01

MI21RC06*

11

13

0.32

0.01

<0.01

MI21RC07

59

1

0.21

0.01

<0.01

  

NOTE: 0.2% Cu cut-off, 3m maximum internal dilution unless indicated by *. * within 24m @0.29% Cu from 0m (with 5m <0.2% Cu). Co values > 0.2% listed outside Cu% cut-off ranges. All results reported are downhole intervals and interpreted 70-75% true width. MI21RC01-02 results previously reported on September 8, 2021.2

 

The Millennium Project

The Millennium Project is a significant advanced copper-cobalt-gold (Cu-Co-Au) project with a large defined zone of copper-cobalt mineralisation that remains open for expansion at depth and along strike. Copper-cobalt mineralisation is associated with shear zones hosted within a sequence of volcanic and sedimentary units.

 

The Millennium Project is strategically located on granted mining leases, less than 20 km from the Rocklands mine site and processing facility and within the economic and infrastructure hub of Mount Isa, Queensland.  

 

The Mt. Isa Mineral Province is recognized as a world-class mining region, with more than a quarter of the world’s lead and zinc reserves, 5% of the world’s silver resources and 1.5% of the world’s copper resources.

 

The Project presents as an excellent opportunity to acquire a copper-cobalt asset of significant size with potential to expand mineralisation. Processing solutions and excellent infrastructure exist within the Mount Isa region of Queensland.

 

Hammer Metals Ltd (ASX: HMX) (‘Hammer Metals’) announced a maiden JORC (2012) resource in 2016 on the Millennium Projecti completed by Haren Consulting, comprised of an Inferred Resource of 5.89 million tonnes @ 1.08 CuEq (using CuEq cutoff of 0.7%), summarised in Table 2 below. The copper equivalent (CuEq) calculation for the Resource was based solely on commodity prices using the following prices: Cu: US$4,600/t; Co: US$27,000/t; Au: US$1,330/oz; and Ag: US$20/oz.

 

Table 3: Millennium JORC (2012) Resource

Cu Eq Cut-off

Tonnes

CuEq (%)

Cu (%)

Co (%)

Au (ppm)

1.00%

3,070,000

1.29

0.35

0.14

0.12

0.70%

5,890,000

1.08

0.32

0.11

0.11

  

1HMX ASX Announcement dated 6 December 2016 “Millennium Mineral Resource Estimate”.

Copper equivalent (CuEq) calculation was based solely on commodity prices using prices as follows: Cu: US$4,600/t; Co: US$27,000/t; Au: US$1,330/oz; and Ag: US$20/oz

2GEMC News Release dated 8 September 2021

3GEMC News Release dated 19 June 2018

4GEMC News Releases dated 17 January 2018, 30 April 2018 , 31 May 2018 and 19 June 2018

5GEMC News Release dated 19 June 2018

6GEMC News Release dated 6 September 2018

 

Qualified Person

Mr. Paul Sarjeant, P. Geo., is the qualified person for this release as defined by National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

Global Energy Metals Corporation

(TSXV:GEMC | OTCQB:GBLEF | FSE:5GE1)

Global Energy Metals Corp. offers investment exposure to the growing rechargeable battery and electric vehicle market by building a diversified global portfolio of exploration and growth-stage battery mineral assets.

Global Energy Metals recognizes that the proliferation and growth of the electrified economy in the coming decades is underpinned by the availability of battery metals, including cobalt, nickel, copper, lithium and other raw materials. To be part of the solution and respond to this electrification movement, Global Energy Metals has taken a ‘consolidate, partner and invest’ approach and in doing so have assembled and are advancing a portfolio of strategically significant investments in battery metal resources.

As demonstrated with the Company’s current copper, nickel and cobalt projects in Canada, Australia, Norway and the United States, GEMC is investing-in, exploring and developing prospective, scaleable assets in established mining and processing jurisdictions in close proximity to end-use markets. Global Energy Metals is targeting projects with low logistics and processing risks, so that they can be fast tracked to enter the supply chain in this cycle.  The Company is also collaborating with industry peers to strengthen its exposure to these critical commodities and the associated technologies required for a cleaner future.

Securing exposure to these critical minerals powering the eMobility revolution is a generational investment opportunity. Global Energy Metals believe the the time to be part of this electrification movement.  

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Certain information in this release may constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws and necessarily involve risks associated with regulatory approvals and timelines. Although Global Energy Metals believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management’s beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.  

GEMC’s operations could be significantly adversely affected by the effects of a widespread global outbreak of a contagious disease, including the recent outbreak of illness caused by COVID-19. It is not possible to accurately predict the impact COVID-19 will have on operations and the ability of others to meet their obligations, including uncertainties relating to the ultimate geographic spread of the virus, the severity of the disease, the duration of the outbreak, and the length of travel and quarantine restrictions imposed by governments of affected countries. In addition, a significant outbreak of contagious diseases in the human population could result in a widespread health crisis that could adversely affect the economies and financial markets of many countries, resulting in an economic downturn that could further affect operations and the ability to finance its operations.

For more information on Global Energy and the risks and challenges of their businesses, investors should review the filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

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One World Lithium Announces DDH-4 Has Started at Its Salar del Diablo Lithium-Brine Project

 

VANCOUVER, BC – TheNewswire – September 23, 2021 – One World Lithium Inc. (CSE:OWLI) (OTC:OWRDF) (CNSX:OWLI.CN) (the “Company”) (“OWL”) announces…

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VANCOUVER, BC - TheNewswire – September 23, 2021 - One World Lithium Inc. (CSE:OWLI) (OTC:OWRDF) (CNSX:OWLI.CN) (the “Company”) (“OWL”) announces that DDH-4 (diamond drill hole) is drilling at a location 16 kilometers north of DDH-3 or 34 kilometers south of DDH-2.  DDH-4 is currently drilling the upper part of the borehole and preparing to drill to a depth of up to 600 meters in anticipation of encountering a suspected deep brine system. DDH-3 was abandoned at 230 meters due to difficulty accessing the hole location.

 

DDH-4’s location is recommended by OWL’s Operator, Montgomery & Associates. DDH-4 has a planned total depth of 600 meters. The Operator noted “The bore hole may intersect historic and current hydrothermal activity that are evident and is often a source of lithium, such as in the Lithium Triangle in Argentina and Chile”. DDH-4 may intersect hydrothermal activity at less than 600 meters.  If DDH-4 is successful OWL may elect to drill additional holes in the southern concessions.

 

DDH-4 is the fourth exploration borehole of a four borehole program designed to explore the Salar del Diablo lithium-brine project that covers 103,450 hectares located in the State of Baja California, Mexico.  OWL currently owns a 60% property interest and on completion of the program, it will have earned an additional 20% property interest and has an option to purchase a further 10% for a total of a 90% property interest.  

 

Lithium Industry Trend.

 

As reported by Fastmarkets on September 12, 2021, the spot price of lithium carbonate has risen 23% from the previous month average, going from $ 14,630 USD to $ 19,000 USD per metric ton1.  This has also been reflected in the share prices of both junior exploration and major producers alike.

 

Update on Critical Fluid Separation Technology

 

The Company has delayed the proof of concept testing program in order to review other patented processes in the same field of use with the intention to enter into a joint venture arrangement. 

  

Mike Rosko, SME Registered member and a Qualified Person as defined by the Canadian National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical disclosure contained in this news release.

       

On behalf of the Board of Directors of One World Lithium Inc.

“Douglas Fulcher”

President and Chief Executive Officer

For further information please visit www.oneworldlithium.com or email info@oneworldlithium.com  or call 1-604-564-2017 Extension-3.

 

Forward-Looking Information: This press release may include forward looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. Forward looking information is based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the management of the OWL, including the intention of OWL to proceed with the advancement of the Property or with the Separation Technology. Although OWL believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward looking information is based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking information because OWL can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Forward looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release. OWL disclaims any intent or obligation to update publically any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, other than as required by applicable securities laws. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from the those anticipated in such statements, important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the company’s expectations include: (I) inability of OWL to execute its business plan and raise the required financing (II) accuracy of mineral or resource exploration activity (III) continued access to mineral property (IV) risks and market fluctuations common to the mining industry and lithium sector in particular and (V) advancements in new separation technologies. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of any forward-looking information may prove to be incorrect. Events or circumstances may cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted, as a result of numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, some of which are beyond the control of the OWL. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking information contained in this press release.

Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Market Regulator (as that term is defined in the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

  1. 1.Figures taken from Lithium price spotlight – Weekly price updates -Fastmarkets (September 12, 2021) https:/www.fastmarkets.com/commodities/industrial-minerals/lithium-price-spotlight?utm_source=spotlight-alert&utm_medium=email-rketing&utm_campaign=lithium&mkt_tok=Mzc2LUtWVi0xNzcAAAF_fH_rb4X94xcmCmKtuDWs93-1T1cNnPgmFRDpGppMpTasbdFh_zkmIHVMb5QuyjSCxj_Gqjsf9_WVavAscV7Qr0eeEH4iTFICm4DNuUXeXw 

   

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Alianza Intersects Additional Silver at the West Fault Complex Extending Mineralization 50 m Further to the Northeast – Haldane Silver Project, Keno Hill District, Yukon Territory

– Nine holes now outline two productive fault splays at West Fault Complex

– Six holes completed to depth intersected breccia/fault/vein zone with siderite-galena-sphalerite…

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  • - Nine holes now outline two productive fault splays at West Fault Complex

    - Six holes completed to depth intersected breccia/fault/vein zone with siderite-galena-sphalerite mineralization

    - West Fault target remains open along strike in both directions and down dip, only 200 metres of the 1,100 metre-long structure having been tested

    - A possible southwest oriented high-grade silver high-grade shoot direction has now been revealed

 

Vancouver, BC - TheNewswire - September 23, 2021 - Alianza Minerals Ltd. (TSXV:ANZ) (OTC:TARSF) (“Alianza” or the “Company”) reports the final two holes from the 2021 drilling campaign at the Company’s wholly-owned Haldane high-grade silver property located in the historic Keno Hill Mining District of Yukon Territory. Drilling has focused on the West Fault Complex target where a strong vein-fault system with high-grade silver mineralization is being defined. Following up on the success in earlier holes, HLD21-26 and HLD21-27 have infilled and further extended the West Fault mineralization by 50 metres along strike to the northeast.

The 8,579 hectare Haldane Property is located in the western portion of the Keno Hill Silver District, 25 kilometres west of Keno City, YT. Exploration at Haldane is targeting extensions of historical high-grade silver production on the property as well as recently defined targets, such as the West Fault, in new areas of the property.

“In our two drilling campaigns over the past 12 months at Haldane, we have discovered and started to define high-grade silver bearing veins within the West Fault Complex,” stated Jason Weber, P.Geo, President and CEO of Alianza. “After the exceptional result from drilling late in 2020 in HLD20-19, our approach was to determine the orientation of high grade shoots of vein mineralization through a grid pattern of 50 metre step outs on strike and down dip. This approach was successful in extending mineralization to depth and identifying the likely orientation of high-grade silver mineralization. This drilling also indicates that the West Fault is a complex of structures and veining tends to be strongest in an upper structure (WF2) in the northeast and transitions to a lower structure (WF1) to the southwest. Although strong veining within the West Fault structure was seen in both HLD21-26 and HLD21-27, the overall width was slightly wider and the galena (and closely associated silver) content was lower in general which leads us to believe that the strongest, thickest and potentially highest grade mineralization may lie along strike to the southwest and down plunge. We look forward to our next phase of work which will target this extension.”

Table 1 – West Fault Target Drill Intercepts

Hole

From (m)

To    (m)

Interval

(m)

Est True Width (m)(1)

Silver

(g/t)

Gold

(g/t)

Lead

(%)

Zinc

(%)

Silver Eq.(2)

(g/t)

HLD21-26

270.41

275.5

5.09(3)

3.05

205

0.11

1.20

3.13

369

including

270.41

270.96

0.55

0.33

437

0.04

9.99

16.9

1383

                   

HLD21-27

225.00

233.00

8.00(3)

4.80

81.4

0.03

0.16

0.65

113

Including

225.00

225.62

0.62

0.37

342

0.06

0.37

0.49

376

  1. (1)True width of the vein and breccia mineralization is estimated to be 50-70% of the core length intersection. A value of 60% is used for the purposes of reporting HLD21-26, 27. 

  2. (2)Silver-equivalent values are calculated assuming 100% recovery using the formula: ((20 * silver (g/t) / 31.1035) + (1650 * gold (g/t) / 31.1035) + (0.90 * 2204 * lead %/100) + (1.10 * 2204 * zinc %/100)) *(31.1035 / 20). Metal price assumptions are US$20/oz silver, US$1650/oz gold, US$0.90/lb lead and US$1.10/lb zinc. 

  3. (3)Core recovery is estimated at 69% for HLD21-26 and 94% for HLD21-27 over the reported intervals.  

HLD21-26 intersected the West Fault structure at 268.43 m over a core length of 15.42 m (estimated true width of 9.25 m), exhibiting good strength and width. Strong siderite/sulphide breccia and veining was intersected at 270.41 m returning a 5.09 m (3.05 m estimated true width) intersection of 205 g/t silver (369 g/t silver-equivalent). The highest grade interval of 0.55 m (0.33 m estimated true width) of 437 g/t silver, 9.99% lead and 16.9% zinc (1,383 g/t silver-equivalent) consisted of very strong siderite-galena-sphalerite with trace tetrahedrite in veins and breccia. Siderite/sulphide veining is bounded on both sides by zones of clay-gouge with elevated silver content.

HLD21-27 intersected the West Fault structure at 222.40 m over a core length of 16.75m (estimated true width of 10.05 m). Strong siderite vein and vein breccia with banding open-space fill textures was intersected at 225.00 m, returning an 8.00 m (4.80 m estimated true width) intersection of weakly mineralized material grading 81.4 g/t silver (113 g/t silver-equivalent).  This intersection expanded vein mineralization at the West Fault 50 m to the northeast along strike from HLD20-19 that intersected 8.30 m (4.48 m estimated true width) of 444 g/t silver (554 g/t silver-equivalent).  Although the vein and vein breccia was wide and consisted of textures associated with productive mineralization, it was moderately to strongly oxidized with remnant sulphides occurring predominantly as disseminated blebs indicating a lower overall original galena and sphalerite content.

Holes HLD21-26 and -27 intersected the upper WF2 vein. Our current interpretation is that a “step over” from the WF1 vein to the WF2 occurs in the vicinity of the HLD21-24 and -25, where the width and grade of the vein is the strongest. The orientation of the step over is not definitive, but one possibility is that it plunges steeply to the southwest in the plane of the West Fault Complex and high-grade shoot geometries could also be aligned in this direction.

Our current level of understanding indicates that stepping out along strike to the southwest and down dip along the structure from HLD21-24 and -25, where our highest grades and thicknesses of veining to date have been intersected, is most prospective. However, the possibility still remains that stronger mineralization may redevelop along strike to the northeast of HLD21-26, and -27 where in excess of 350 m of structure remains open.

The West Fault Complex is traced for over 650 metres and can be interpreted to extend to 1.1 kilometres in length before merging with the 2.2 kilometre-long Main Zone structure.  Drill testing to date covers only a fraction of the West Fault Complex target. The current program systematically tested the structure in approximate 50 metre step-outs along strike and down dip of HLD2-19, the first hole at the West Fault to identify high grade silver mineralization over wide intervals, including 8.72 m (true width) averaging 311 g/t silver, 0.89 g/t gold and 1.13% lead with a higher grade interval of 1.78 metres of 818 g/t silver. Systematic step-outs resulted in additional high grade mineralization in HLD21-24 (3.14 m averaging 1,351 g/t silver, 2.43% lead, 2.91% zinc including 1.26 metres averaging 3,267 g/t silver, 5.80% lead, 7.02% zinc) and HLD21-25 (363 g/t silver, 1.73% lead and 2.80% zinc over a true width 4.27 metres with a high grade interval of 1,107 g/t silver, 6.98% lead and 3.97% zinc (over 1.00 metre). Silver mineralization has now been intersected in nine holes that pierce the WF1 and WF2 veins over 90 metres of dip direction and 100 metres of strike direction. The West Fault Complex is one of four high-priority silver-lead-zinc-bearing vein drill targets at Haldane.


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Fig 1. West Fault Complex Plan Map.

 


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Fig 2. Cross section – West Fault drill holes HLD20-19, HLD21-25 and HLD21-26.

 


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Fig 3. Cross section – West Fault drill hole HLD21-27.

 


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Fig 4. West Fault Inclined Long Section. Long-Section view looking southeast. Section cut in the plane of the West Fault.

Quality Assurance / Quality Control

All samples were analyzed by 33 element four acid digestion ICP-MS methods at ALS Canada Ltd. Sample preparation was completed in Whitehorse, Yukon and geochemical analyses were performed in Vancouver, British Columbia. Samples with over limit silver and gold were re-analyzed using a 30-gram fire assay fusion with a gravimetric finish. Over-limit lead and zinc samples were analyzed by four acid digestion and atomic absorption spectrometry. All results have passed the QA/QC screening by the lab Equity Exploration Consultants Ltd, of Vancouver BC is executing and managing the Haldane Project. Equity utilized a quality control and quality assurance protocol for the drill core sampling, including blank, duplicate, and standard reference samples.

About Alianza Minerals Ltd.

 

Alianza employs a hybrid business model of joint venture funding and self-funded projects to maximize opportunity for exploration success. The Company currently has gold, silver and base metal projects in Yukon Territory, British Columbia, Colorado, Nevada and Peru. Alianza currently has one project (Tim, Yukon Territory) optioned out to Coeur Mining, Inc. and is actively seeking partners on other projects.  

 

The Company is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “ANZ” and trades on the OTCQB market in the US under the symbol “TARSF”.

Mr. Jason Weber, P.Geo., President and CEO of Alianza Minerals Ltd. is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Weber supervised the preparation of the technical information contained in this release.

For further information, contact:       

Jason Weber, President and CEO

Sandrine Lam, Shareholder Communications

 

Tel:  (604) 807-7217                              

Fax: (888) 889-4874

 

Renmark Financial Communications Inc.

Scott Logan

slogan@renmarkfinancial.com

Tel: (416) 644-2020 or (212) 812-7680

www.renmarkfinancial.com

  

To learn more visit: www.alianzaminerals.com

       
 

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