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AbraSilver Continues to Extend Shallow Mineralization in Broad Intercepts Northeast and West of the Main Oculto Zone; 39.5m at 234 g/t AgEq (3.12 g/t AuEq)

Near-Surface, High-Grade Oxide Intercepts Include 6 meters at 709 g/t Ag, 1.14 g/t Au (795 g/t AgEq)

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Near-Surface, High-Grade Oxide Intercepts Include 6 meters at 709 g/t Ag, 1.14 g/t Au (795 g/t AgEq)

Toronto – TheNewswire – October 13, 2021: AbraSilver Resource Corp. (TSXV:ABRA) (OTC:ABBRF) (“AbraSilver” or the “Company”)  is pleased to announce additional significant drill results from the latest diamond drill holes of the Company’s ongoing Phase II drill program, on its wholly-owned Diablillos property in Salta Province, Argentina.

The latest assay result highlights are summarized in Table 1 below. Hole DDH 21-046 was drilled to test the northeastern extension of the Oculto system beyond the existing open pit boundary.  Holes DDH 21-047 and DDH 21-048 were drilled to test the western extension of shallow mineralization, and hole DDH 21-049 tested the depth extent of the northern margin of the Oculto system.  

Table 1 – Drill Results of Highlight Holes

(Intercepts greater than 2,000 gram-meter AgEq shown in bold text):

Drill Hole

 

From (m)

To (m)

Type

Interval (m)

Ag

 g/t

Au g/t

Cu

%

AgEq1 g/t

AuEq1 g/t

DDH-21-046

 

84.5

124

Oxides

39.5

200.5

0.45

234.3

3.12

DDH-21-046

Including

106

112

Oxides

6.0

709.0

1.14

794.5

10.59

DDH-21-046

 

141

150

Oxides

9.0

21.3

1.43

128.6

1.71

DDH-21-046

Including

148

150

Oxides

2.0

39.0

3.23

281.3

3.75

DDH-21-046

 

157

158

Oxides

1.0

26.4

1.13

111.2

1.48

DDH-21-046

 

186.5

198

Oxides

11.5

22.6

2.00

172.6

2.30

DDH-21-046

Including

187.5

192

Oxides

4.5

34.1

3.69

310.9

4.14

DDH-21-046

 

209

215

Oxides

6.0

26.5

2.32

200.5

2.67

DDH-21-046

 

235.5

241.5

Oxides

6.0

28.4

3.24

271.4

3.62

DDH-21-047

 

1

10

Oxides

9.0

74.3

0.09

81.1

1.08

DDH-21-048

 

42.5

85.5

Oxides

43.0

76.7

1.07

157.0

2.09

DDH-21-048

Including

53.5

69

Oxides

15.5

128.1

2.09

284.9

3.80

DDH-21-048

 

113

132

Oxides

19.0

60.3

0.15

71.6

0.95

DDH-21-049

 

157

189.5

Oxides

32.5

52.9

0.14

63.4

0.85

DDH-21-049

 

260

277.5

Oxides

17.5

25.3

2.64

223.3

2.98

DDH-21-049

Including

268

274

Oxides

6.0

25.8

4.82

387.3

5.16

Note:  All results in this news release are rounded. Assays are uncut and undiluted. Widths are drilled widths, not true widths. True widths are estimated to be approximately 80% of the interval widths.

1 AgEq & AuEq calculations for reported drill results are based on USD $20.00/oz Ag, $1,500/oz Au and $3.00/lb Cu. The calculations assume 100% metallurgical recovery and are indicative of gross in-situ metal value at the indicated metal prices. Refer to Technical Notes below for additional information.

John Miniotis, President and CEO, commented, “We are excited with today’s results which continue to demonstrate the excellent exploration upside potential at Diablillos.  Holes DDH 21-046, DDH 21-047 and DDH 21-048 continue to extend the shallow mineralisation zones both towards the northeast and towards the west. Moreover, hole DDH 21-049 intercepted high-grade gold mineralisation beyond the northern margin of the main Oculto mineralised zone, which will be followed-up by additional drilling.”  

 

Figure 1 – Drill Hole Location Map


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Discussion of Drill Hole Results

Hole DDH 21-046 was drilled to test the northeastern extension of the Oculto system beyond the existing open pit boundary. The hole successfully intersected numerous zones of oxide mineralisation, with an intercept of 39.5 meters grading 200.5 g/t silver and 0.45 g/t gold from 84.5 to 124 meters, including 6 meters grading 709.0 g/t silver and 1.14 g/t gold from 106 to 112 meters. The hole also intersected several deeper oxide intercepts including 4.5 meters grading 34.1 g/t silver and 3.69 g/t gold from 187.5 to 192 meters.

 

Holes DDH 21-047 and DDH 21-048 were drilled to test the western extension of shallow mineralisation and intersected separate zones.   Hole DDH 21-048 intersected a broad, near-surface interval of 43 meters grading 76.7 g/t silver and 1.07 g/t gold from 42.5 to 85.5 meters, including 15.5 meters grading 128.1 g/t silver and 2.09 g/t gold from 53.5 to 69.0 meters.

Hole DDH 21-049 tested the depth extent of the northern margin of the Oculto system and successfully intersected several mineralised zones in oxides, with 17.5 meters grading 25.3 g/t silver and 2.64 g/t gold from 260 to 277.5 meters, including 6 meters at 25.8 g/t silver and 4.82 g/t gold.

       

Figure 2 – Cross Section (Looking East) with Highlighted intercepts in Hole DDH 21-046


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Figure 3 – Cross Section (Looking East) with Highlighted intercepts in Holes DDH 21-047 and DDH 21-048  


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Figure 4 – Cross Section (Looking East) with Highlighted intercepts in Hole DDH 21-049


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 Collar Data

Hole Number

UTM Coordinates

Elevation

Azimuth

Dip

Depth

DDH 21-046

E720337

N7199750

4,250

180

-60

260

DDH 21-047

E720065

N7199316

4,227

0

-60

50

DDH 21-048

E720050

N7199416

4,228

0

-60

161

DDH 21-049

E720238

N7199471

4,275

0

-60

290.5

 

About Diablillos

The 80 km2 Diablillos property is located in the Argentine Puna region – the southern extension of the Altiplano of southern Peru, Bolivia, and northern Chile – and was acquired from SSR Mining Inc. by the Company in 2016.  There are several known mineral zones on the Diablillos property, with the Oculto zone being the most advanced with approximately 90,000 meters drilled to date.  Oculto is a high-sulphidation epithermal silver-gold deposit derived from remnant hot springs activity following Tertiarty-age local magmatic and volcanic activity. Comparatively nearby examples of high sulphidation epithermal deposits include: Yanacocha (Peru); El Indio (Chile); Lagunas Nortes/Alto Chicama (Peru) Veladero (Argentina); and Filo del Sol (Argentina).

 

Table 3 – 2021 Mineral Resource Estimate for the Oculto Deposit, Diablillos Project

Category

Tonnage

(000 t)

Ag

(g/t)

Au

(g/t)

Contained Ag

(000 oz Ag)

Contained Au

(000 oz Au)

Measured

8,235

124

0.98

32,701

259

Indicated

32,958

54

0.70

57,464

744

Measured & Indicated

41,193

68

0.76

90,165

1,002

Inferred

2,884

34

0.7

3,181

66

 

Effective September 8, 2021. The resource estimate is N.I. 43-101 compliant. Full details of the Mineral Resources are available in a Company news release dated September 15, 2021.  The full technical report, which is being prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI-43-101”) by Mining Plus, will be available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) under the Company’s issuer profile within 45 days of the news release dated September 15, 2021.

QA/QC and Core Sampling Protocols

AbraSilver applies industry standard exploration methodologies and techniques, and all drill core samples are collected under the supervision of the Company’s geologists in accordance with industry practices. Drill core is transported from the drill platform to the logging facility where drill data is compared and verified with the core in the trays. Thereafter, it is logged, photographed, and split by diamond saw prior to being sampled. Samples are then bagged, and quality control materials are inserted at regular intervals; these include blanks and certified reference materials as well as duplicate core samples which are collected in order to measure sample representivity. Groups of samples are then placed in large bags which are sealed with numbered tags in order to maintain a chain-of-custody during the transport of the samples from the project site to the laboratory.

 

All samples are received by the SGS offices in Salta who then dispatch the samples to the SGS preparation facility in San Juan. From there, the prepared samples are sent to the SGS laboratory in Lima, Peru where they are analyzed. All samples are analyzed using a multi-element technique consisting of a four acid digestion followed by ICP/AES detection, and gold is analyzed by 50g Fire Assay with an AAS finish. Silver results greater than 100g/t are reanalyzed using four acid digestion with an ore grade AAS finish.

Qualified Persons

David O’Connor P.Geo., Chief Geologist for AbraSilver, is the qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information in this news release.

 

Technical Notes

All results in this news release are rounded. Assays are uncut and undiluted. Intervals are drilled widths, not true widths. AgEq calculations for reported drill results are based on USD $20.00/oz Ag, $1,500/oz Au and $3.00/lb Cu. The calculations assume 100% metallurgical recovery and are indicative of gross in-situ metal value at the indicated metal prices.  No metallurgical testwork has yet been completed on the recovery of copper.

 

About AbraSilver

AbraSilver is a well-funded silver-gold focused advanced-stage exploration company. The Company is rapidly advancing its 100%-owned Diablillos silver-gold project in the mining-friendly Salta province of Argentina, which has a Measured and Indicated resource base of over 160Moz on a silver-equivalent basis or 2.3Moz on a gold-equivalent basis.  The Company is led by an experienced management team and has long-term supportive shareholders including Mr. Eric Sprott and SSR Mining.  In addition, AbraSilver owns a portfolio of earlier-stage copper-gold projects, including the Arcas project in Chile where Rio Tinto has an option to earn up to a 75% interest by funding up to US$25 million in exploration.  AbraSilver is listed on the TSX-V under the symbol “ABRA” and in the U.S. under the symbol “ABBRF”.

 

For further information please visit the AbraSilver Resource website at www.abrasilver.com, our LinkedIn page at AbraSilver Resource Corp., and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/abrasilver

Alternatively please contact:

 

John Miniotis, President and CEO

[email protected]

Tel: +1 416-306-8334

   

Cautionary Statements

This news release includes certain “forward-looking statements” under applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements that address future plans, activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur are forward-looking information. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

The Diablillos resource estimate is N.I. 43-101 compliant. Full details of the Mineral Resources are available in a Company news release dated September 15, 2021.  The full technical report, which is being prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI-43-101”) by Mining Plus, will be available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) under the Company’s issuer profile within 45 days of the news release dated September 15, 2021.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release

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Klondike Gold Closes First Tranche Raising $2,242,851

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / October 25, 2021 / Klondike Gold Corp. (TSXV:KG)(FRA:LBDP)(OTC PINK:KDKGF) ("Klondike Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to…

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NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / October 25, 2021 / Klondike Gold Corp. (TSXV:KG)(FRA:LBDP)(OTC PINK:KDKGF) (“Klondike Gold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that further to its news release of September 30, 2021, the Company has closed the first tranche (the “First Tranche”) of its non-brokered private placement financing, raising $2,242,851.25 of which $1,935,000 is flow through funds. The Company anticipates to close the balance of the financing in the coming weeks.

In closing the First Tranche, the Company issued 9,675,000 flow-through units at the price of $0.20 per unit, comprising of 9,675,000 common shares which are “flow through” shares for Canadian income tax purposes and 4,837,500 warrants. The Company further issued 1,759,150 non-flow-through units at a price of $0.175 per unit, comprising of 1,759,150 common shares and 879,575 warrants.

All warrants issued in the First Tranche of the financing are exercisable at a price of $0.25 per share until October 22, 2023.

All securities issued in connection with the First Tranche are subject to a four month and one day statutory hold period expiring on February 23, 2022, in accordance with applicable securities laws and the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.

The Company intends to use the proceeds from the financing to continue exploration and development of the Company’s Yukon properties, as well as for general working capital.

ABOUT KLONDIKE GOLD CORP.

Klondike Gold Corp. is a Vancouver based gold exploration company advancing its 100%-owned Klondike District Gold Project located at Dawson City, Yukon Territory, one of the top mining jurisdictions in the world. The Klondike District Gold Project targets gold associated with district scale orogenic faults along the 55-kilometer length of the famous Klondike Goldfields placer district. To date, multi-kilometer gold mineralization has been identified at both the Lone Star Zone and Stander Zone, among other targets. The Company is focused on exploration and development of its 586 square kilometer property accessible by scheduled airline and government-maintained roads located on the outskirts of Dawson City, YT within the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation traditional territory.

ON BEHALF OF KLONDIKE GOLD CORP.

“Peter Tallman”
President and CEO
(604) 609-6138
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.klondikegoldcorp.com

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Risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to vary include but are not limited to the availability of financing; fluctuations in commodity prices; changes to and compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including environmental laws and obtaining requisite permits; political, economic and other risks; as well as other risks and uncertainties which are more fully described in our annual and quarterly Management’s Discussion and Analysis and in other filings made by us with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and available at www.sedar.com. Klondike disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information or statements except as may be required.”

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Discovery Harbour Announces Results from First of Five Drill Holes on Caldera Gold Property, Nevada

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – October 25, 2021) – Discovery Harbour Resources Corp. (TSXV: DHR) (OTC Pink: DCHRF) (FSE: 4GW) (the "Company"…

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Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – October 25, 2021) – Discovery Harbour Resources Corp. (TSXV: DHR) (OTC Pink: DCHRF) (FSE: 4GW) (the “Company” or “Discovery Harbour“) announces that the first of five drill holes results have been received from the Company’s Caldera drill program. Selected core from each of the five holes has been sent for analysis, with the next results expected in late November. The initial drill hole, CP21-01, has anomalous gold results up to 324 parts per billion gold over 1.4 metres. The drillhole intersected primarily volcanic tuffs, moderate to strong propylitic and argillic / sericitic alteration as well as multiple fault zones.

The Company completed drilling a total of slightly over 1900 metres, testing five low sulphidation epithermal gold targets (see map below) on the Caldera Property. Each hole was deeper than any previous drilling on Caldera and each site was selected to test the boiling zone, typically found at approximately 300+ metres below the paleo-surface, where precious metals are concentrated. The Caldera gold property lies in a fertile gold region at the intersection of the Walker Lane and Northumberland Gold Belts northwest of Tonopah, Nevada.

Caldera Gold Project, Completed Drill Holes

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Alan Morris, CPG, is the Qualified Person for Discovery Harbour as defined in NI 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical contents of this news release.

About Discovery Harbour
Discovery Harbour is focused on sourcing, exploring and developing mineral properties in mining-friendly jurisdictions. Its current primary focus is the drill program on Caldera, a low sulphidation epithermal gold project in Nevada. Additionally, Discovery Harbour has an agreement with Newcrest Mining Limited on its Fortuity 89 property in Nevada.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DISCOVERY HARBOUR RESOURCES CORP.

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Mark Fields, B. Sc. (Geology), B.Comm.(Hon.)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Discovery Harbour Resources Corp.
Tel: (604) 681-3170
Fax: (604) 681-3552

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Taranis Discovers New Zone at Thor, Extending Deposit Under Thor’s Ridge with Thor-220 (6.42% Combined Cu+Pb+Zn, 253.8 g/t Ag, 0.61 g/t Au Over 3.96 m)

 

Estes Park, Colorado – TheNewswire – October 25th, 2021 – Taranis Resources Inc. (“Taranis) (TSXV:TRO) (OTC:TNREF) is excited to report on exploration…

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Estes Park, Colorado – TheNewswire – October 25th, 2021 Taranis Resources Inc. (“Taranis) (TSXV:TRO) (OTC:TNREF) is excited to report on exploration progress at its 100%-owned “Thor” silver, gold, zinc, and copper polymetallic deposit located near Trout Lake in southeastern British Columbia. In summer 2021, Taranis drilled a total of ten holes testing the Ridge Target; only the first three (Thor-218, 219 and 220) are discussed here. Details of the remaining drill holes will be discussed as assay results become available to the company.

 

A new discovery was made testing the Ridge Target (henceforth referred to as the Thunder Zone), located north and east of the Blue Bell Zone. The Thunder Zone was discovered on the south side of Thor’s Ridge, underneath a paleo-landslide which has detached a portion of Thor’s Ridge. This paleo-landslide was not a recognized aspect of the area’s geomorphology until 2021 due to its concealment under undisturbed forest growth in the area.

 

Lead-up to Discovery Hole Thor-220

 

Drilling on Thor’s Ridge is a challenging process because of steep terrain and technicalities of the overburden resulting from the paleo-landslide.

 

The 2021 season’s inaugural drill hole (Thor-218, -450) on the Ridge Target was abandoned at a depth of 48.8m due to excessive bit wear. An assessment of the difficult ground conditions indicated that a landslide, clearly visible on Lidar imagery, was responsible for the difficult ground conditions. Subsequent deep penetrating electrical tomography mapping of the area confirmed the presence of a large conductive landslide that ranged in thickness from 30-35 m, fully concealing bedrock at the base of the landslide.

 

Once drilling methods were modified, a drill hole (Thor-219, -600) penetrated through the landslide and reached bedrock at a depth of 29.6 m. This hole intersected a new weakly mineralized quartz vein from 56.54 to 59.77 m (0.01% Cu, 0.16 % Pb, 0.57% Zn, 5.72 g/t Ag and 0.37 g/t Au). Of note was a fault on top of the quartz vein that contained slickensided pyrite. The hole emitted a pungent smell of hydrogen sulfide gas, and it is this geological teaser that led to the eventual discovery of the Thunder Zone under the paleo-landslide in hole Thor-220.

 

Despite intersecting only weak mineralization in the Ridge Target, Thor-219 was continued further into the underlying Blue Bell Zone, encountering it at 157.01–157.20 m. Historical underground sampling and previous Taranis drilling had already shown that the Blue Bell Zone “pinched-out” in this area. The assay results from the Blue Bell interval showed the characteristic high-grade of this zone (0.20% Cu, 0.55% Pb, 5.66% Zn, 118g/t Ag, and 0.67 g/t Au/0.19 m). This intercept demonstrates that despite a diminished environment for the hosting of a wide zone of mineralization in the northern terminus of Blue Bell, the metal-bearing hydrothermal fluids that deposited the metals did not wane during deposition.

 

Discovery of a New Zone at Thor (Thor-220)

 

Thor-220 (-900) was cased down through the landslide and entered bedrock at a depth of 30.78 m from the same setup as Thor-219. Shortly after entering bedrock the drill hole intersected Jowett Formation volcanic rocks (48.95–74.52 m) that exhibited prolific quartz veining accompanied by tetrahedrite, sphalerite, galena, and pyrite mineralization. This mineralization was the source of the hydrogen sulfide gas that was noted in Thor-219.

 

Analytical results from Thor-220 show that it has both a deeper high-grade zone but is also encapsulated within lower-grade mineralization that is potentially bulk mineable. The higher-grade mineralization occurs from 68.13-72.09 m with analytical results shown below:

 

Thor-220 Analytical Results

From (m)

To (m)

Thickness (m)

% Cu

% Pb

% Zn

% Combined Cu+Pb+Zn

Silver (g/t)

Gold (g/t)

68.13

72.09

3.96

0.15

2.63

3.63

6.42

253.8

0.61

 

The encapsulating lower-grade interval included 10.30 m (62.49-72.79 m) of 0.07% Cu, 1.07% Pb, 2.13% Zn, 103.42 g/t Ag and 0.35 g/t Au. Taranis has posted a picture of the drill core from this intercept as well as some general images of the landslide on the website at www.taranisresources.com.

 

Implications of the Thunder Zone for Increasing Thor’s Mineral Resource

 

Moving from southeast to northwest, the Thor deposit is comprised of large en-echelon stacked zones known as Broadview, Great Northern, True Fissure and Blue Bell that obliquely transect the Silver Cup Anticline. The Silver Cup Anticline is a large, regional structure which hosts many other silver deposits in the Silver Cup Mining camp. Prior to the discovery of the Thunder Zone, all known zones at Thor were located only on the south side of the Silver Cup Anticline, extending 2.5 km south of the Silver Cup Anticline exposed in Fissure Creek. The Thunder Zone is the first zone to be found at Thor on the north side of the Silver Cup Anticline.

 

Taranis is confident that the Thunder Zone will be comparable to True Fissure, Great Northern, or Blue Bell, and that it is part of a repeating pattern that continues to the north-northwest. The Thunder Zone is a completely blind zone hidden under steep topography and an overlying paleo-landslide. Now that these features relative to the zone have been identified and mapped, following the Thunder zone and any subsequent zones in the sequence will be greatly simplified.

 

The Thor-220 intercept bears close resemblance to other drill holes in the existing deposit in terms of tenor, thickness, and mineralogy. It also establishes a repetitious pattern of mineralization which will simplify discovery of additional zones as exploration activities move under Thor’s Ridge. Thor-220 is the northernmost drill hole that was completed in the Thunder Zone, and also the northernmost drill hole ever drilled at Thor. Testing this zone moving further to the northwest is a high priority for future drilling.

 

While much exploration work remains in order to follow the Thunder Zone under Thor’s Ridge, there are indications the Thunder Zone extends for a considerable distance to the north-northwest. Previous surface sampling by Taranis at a location called ‘SIF North’ (located over 1 km to the northwest of the Thunder Zone) obtained gold values up to 0.60 g/t Au. Westmin Resources, who formerly explored in the vicinity of SIF North, also obtained gold values in trenching up to 3.85 g/t Au in the early 1980s. This gives Taranis high confidence that there is still a substantial amount of mineralization to be found under Thor’s Ridge and on the north side of the Silver Cup Anticline. In this area, the targets are hidden below surface under barren lithocap rocks of the Broadview Formation, and this would explain why they have not been previously discovered.

 

CEO’s Comment

 

John Gardiner, President and CEO of Taranis states, “Thor is a large hydrothermal system that extends for upwards of 2.5 km in strike length, and it is now suspected to have all three parts of an intact hydrothermal system. Since acquiring this deposit in 2006, we have drilled over 250 holes and developed a good understanding of the ore controls and its genesis.

 

The Source is most likely a large intrusive body found under Broadview Creek, the Conduit is the Thor Fault Zone which obliquely crosscuts the Silver Cup Anticline, and finally the Trap is a lithology called the Jowett Formation lying under the Broadview Formation that is a tight caprock. While the Source part of this model remains to be tested with drilling for porphyry-type mineralization, it was the subject of further exploration activity in 2021 including ground geophysical surveys and surface sampling. This area, in addition to the newly discovered Thunder Zone, remain the prime areas of exploration that will contribute to Resource growth in 2022. Taranis is planning a new NI 43-101 Resource Estimate that will replace and significantly expand on its outdated 2013 maiden Resource estimate.

 

The Silver Cup Anticline hosts other deposits in the area, but what makes Thor so interesting is its elevated gold content within the main polymetallic sulfide deposit but also in high-grade monometallic gold zones such as SIF. We now know that the Thor deposit occurs at the junction of a major NNW-trending shear zone and the Silver Cup Anticline. It appears that an underlying buried intrusive Source body has emplaced precious and base metals at that structural junction.

 

Taranis has a unique approach to exploration. First and foremost, permitting and other factors necessitate that exploration in British Columbia be ‘surgical’ in its approach. Key to this approach is a reliable geological model that is testable. Ensuring that each and every drill hole counts towards an expanded Resource pays dividends to our shareholders through cost-conscious discovery with a high success rate. This approach by necessity weighs heavily on experience, long-term planning, and state-of-the-art exploration methods.”

   

Qualified Person and Quality Control

 

Exploration activities at Thor were overseen by John Gardiner (P. Geol.) who is a Qualified Person under the meaning of Canadian National Instrument 43-101. Drill core is logged and sawed onsite, and one-half is retained for reference and further analytical work including specific gravity determinations. The remaining half core is delivered by Taranis via courier to Bureau Veritas Commodities Canada Ltd. (“Bureau Veritas”) in Vancouver, British Columbia. Bureau Veritas is an ISO 9001 certified analytical laboratory. Taranis inserts standards every 10th sample for quality control in addition to the stringent internal checks completed at Bureau Veritas. Samples are dried, crushed, split and pulverized at the Vancouver location, and analyzed for silver, copper, lead, zinc and related trace elements done by modified aqua regia digestion with ICP finish. Gold is analyzed using a 30-gram fire assay with ICP finish.

 

About Taranis Resources Inc.

 

For additional information on Taranis or its 100%-owned Thor project in British Columbia, visit www.taranisresources.com

 

Taranis currently has 78,328,424 shares issued and outstanding (88,907,190 shares on a fully-diluted basis).

 

TARANIS RESOURCES INC.

Per:        John J. Gardiner (P. Geol.),

President and CEO

 

For further information contact:

 

John J. Gardiner

681 Conifer Lane

Estes Park, Colorado

80517

Phone: (303) 716-5922

Cell: (720) 209-3049

[email protected]

 

 

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