TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / September 1, 2021 / see August 16, 2021 release) and SVT showings. The results from the prospecting program are considered a major success and indicate a strong likelihood that the HPM property hosts significant nickel-copper-cobalt mineralization outside of the Barre De Fer mineralized body. The prospecting program was only 13 days in length, leaving multiple prospective geophysical anomalies unexplored. Murchison anticipates completing additional prospecting programs combined with a 3,500 m drilling program on the 1.7-km-long PYC mineralized body.(“Murchison” or the “Company”) ( ) is pleased to announce the final assay results from its June prospecting program at the 100%-owned 138 km2 HPM property in Quebec. The assay results confirm the presence of surface nickel-copper-cobalt mineralization at the Syrah and 4048 targets, in addition to PYC and the newly discovered Dix (
The grab samples from the Syrah target assayed as high as 0.84% Nickel Equivalent or 1.70% Copper Equivalent (0.58% Ni, 0.24% Cu, 0.05% Co) from multiple short backpack drill holes collected at the southern point of a 600-metre-long electromagnetic conductor located using a Beep Mat. The mineralization consists of semi-massive pyrrhotite, like that of Barre de Fer and PYC, with observable chalcopyrite and inferred pentlandite that has been observed at Barre de Fer. The field crews only worked at Syrah for two days and were hindered by thick snow. The company plans to complete additional prospecting in the future to more fully define the surface mineralization. The Syrah target was discovered in 2008 with grab samples that assayed as high as 0.49% Ni, 0.40% Cu and 0.05% Co. Only one hole was drilled in 2008 at Syrah; based on recent geophysical interpretation, the 2008 hole missed the anomaly as it was drilled parallel to the geophysical target. Recent geophysical modelling by Condor Consulting Inc. indicates that both Syrah and Dix have a similar response to the nearby Barre de Fer mineralized body, which assayed as high as 1.74% Ni, 0.90% Cu and 904 ppm Co, over 43.15 metres from hole HPM-08-03. The Syrah target is located only 350 metres away from the Bar de Fer mineralized body and may represent satellite mineralization.
Grab samples collected during the June 2021 prospecting at the 4048 target assayed as high as 0.96% Nickel Equivalent or 1.94% Copper Equivalent (0.53% Ni, 0.36% Cu, 0.09% Co). The samples were collected from several large sulphide-rich angular boulders halfway up a large cliff, as well as a backpack drill hole into the cliff. The source of the mineralization appears to have originated from the side of the cliff. Historic grab samples from 4048 assayed as high as 0.83% Ni, 0.81% Cu, 0.14% Co. This area has never been drill tested and requires extensive follow up.
Murchison’s CEO and President, Jean-Charles Potvin, commented “The results we are seeing from HPM continue to exceed our expectations. We are very eager to commence drilling on the HPM project as the team strongly feels that we will see exceptional results.”
Murchison’s June prospecting program (see June 29, 2021 release) consisted of two field crews of two people, exploring recently identified VTEM conductor targets by utilizing a Beep Mat to locate near surface conductive material that was then exposed with hand tools and sampled using a backpack drill. Despite the prospecting at Syrah target being limited by abundant, deep snow, the HPM program successfully recovered multiple mineralized samples from the showings mentioned above.
Figure 1 – Map 2021 Prospecting results overlain on the 2021 EM Results
*Nickel and Copper Equivalent (NiEq, CuEq) values are based on the following metal prices from Aug 9th, 2021: $8.60/lb Ni, $4.24/lb Cu, and $23.76/lb Co. BP Core is an abbreviation for drill core collected using a backpack drill and is to be treated as grab samples.
Table 1 – HPM 2021 Prospecting Assay Highlights (excluding PYC)
Figure 2 – Map of Syrah geophysical anomaly with the 2021 prospecting results with conductor axis traces.
HPM Exploration Update
Murchison has applied for a permit to drill test the PYC mineralized body at HPM with a 3,550-metre helicopter supported program this October. It is estimated that the drill permit will arrive by mid-September. Murchison is currently in discussion with multiple contractors but has not yet awarded the drill contract for the upcoming program.
A metallurgical sample has been collected from the observed surface mineralization at PYC and was submitted to the Saskatchewan Research Council for mineral identification using QEMSCAN, and for preliminary flotation tests. The results of these preliminary tests are expected soon.
About the HPM Project
The HPM project is located east of the Manicouagan Crater, the site of a major meteorite impact estimated to be 215 million years old. The extensive water reservoir supports five hydro-power installations. The existing Quebec Cartier rail line, located 8 kilometres west of the PYC project area, links Labrador City to Port Cartier and Sept Iles, two major iron ore port facilities.
The project is within the Haut-Plateau de la Manicouagan area. The claims host prospective gabbroic, ultramafic and anorthositic bodies within the Manicouagan metamorphic complex and are associated with significant nickel-copper-cobalt mineralization identified by a total of 32 diamond drill holes (6,479 m) completed in 2001-2 and 2008-9.
The majority of the past drilling at HPM targeted the Barre de Fer geophysical conductor and confirmed the known nickel-copper-cobalt mineralization approximately 300 metres along strike and to a depth of about 280 metres. The mineralization remains open at depth and partially along strike.
Brabant Lake Project Update
The summer drill program at the Betty Zone was completed this August after drilling 877 metres. The drill core samples from the program have been submitted to the Saskatchewan Research Council Geoanalytical Lab and Murchison anticipates receiving results soon.
The foregoing scientific and technical disclosures on the HPM and Brabant Lake projects have been reviewed by John Shmyr, P.Geo., VP Exploration, a registered member of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan and current holder of a special authorization with the Ordre des Géologues du Québec. Mr. Shmyr is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
Murchison is a Canadian‐based exploration company focused on the exploration and development of its HPM nickel‐copper‐cobalt project in Quebec and its 100%-owned Brabant Lake zinc‐copper‐silver project in north‐central Saskatchewan. The Company holds an option to earn a 100%-interest in the Barraute VMS exploration project also located in Quebec, north of Val d’Or. Murchison currently has 108.9 million shares issued and outstanding.
Additional information about Murchison and its exploration projects can be found on the Company’s website at www.murchisonminerals.com.
For further information, please contact:
Jean‐Charles (JC) Potvin, President and CEO
Erik H Martin, CFO
Tel: (416) 350‐3776
CHF Capital Markets
Thomas Do, IR Manager
Tel: 416-868-1079 x 232
Certain information set forth in this news release may contain forward‐looking information that involves substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. This forward‐looking information is subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the control of the Company, including, but not limited to, the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, and dependence upon regulatory approvals. Readers are cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward‐looking information. The parties undertake no obligation to update forward‐looking information except as otherwise may be required by applicable securities law.
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Stellar Africagold Samples 3.40 G/T Au over 20 Metres Confirming Gold Discovery at Tichka Est Project, Morocco
Montreal, October 25, 2021– TheNewswire – J. François Lalonde, President and CEO of Stellar AfricaGold Inc., (TSXV:SPX) ("Stellar" or the "Company")…
Montreal, October 25, 2021– TheNewswire – J. François Lalonde, President and CEO of , ( ) (“Stellar” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the second trenching program on the Zones B and A gold structures of its Tichka Est project in the High Atlas region confirms that Stellar has a discovery in the High Atlas region of Morocco.
Summary of Results
Stellar successfully completed a second 10-trench surface sampling program extending the mineralized strike of both the Zones B and A gold structures on its 90% earn-in Tichka Est gold project in Morocco. The trenching program, which totalled 200 linear metres, yielded intervals in Zone B as high as 3.40 g/t Au over 20 meters including internals of 5.23 g/t Au over 11 meters and 8.14 g/t Au over 5 meters in Trench 7B, 4.64 g/t Au over 14 meters including 11.16 g/t Au over 5 meters in Trench 9B, and 3.4 g/t Au over 17 meters including 9.55 g/t Au over 4 meters in Trench 6B. This second trenching program builds upon Stellar’s previous program (see news release April 19, 2021) which yielded intervals up to 4.55 g/t Au over 15 meters including an internal of 7.47 g/t Au over 6.0 meters in Zone B, and 3.36 g/t Au over 10 meters including an interval of 8.73 g/t Au over 3.0 meters in Zone A.
The Zone B structure has been mapped at surface for a strike length of over 2 km of which 750 meters has been trenched and channel sampled. The Zone A structure has been mapped for over 500 meters along strike of which 450 meters has been trenched and channel sampled.
About the Tichka Est Project, Morocco
The Tichka Est property is comprised of three contiguous permits covering an area of 44.6 km2 within the High Atlas Western Domain approximately 100 km SSW of the city of Marrakech. The general area is accessible year-round by road via a national road to the village of Analghi located near the mineralized gold zone. Stellar is awaiting permits for construction of a heavy equipment access road to proposed drill sites at Zones B and A.
Details of the Second Trenching Program
This second trenching program was designed to provide a better understanding of the geological and structural nature of the Zone B and A structures and to confirm the lateral extension of the two previously identified highly metamorphosed gold mineralized shear zones. The trenches were dug to an average depth of 1.5 meters and over lengths of 15 to 25 meters depending upon the visible width of the structure at that point. Seven trenches were dug across the Zone B structure and two across the Zone A structure. One trench was dug in another area of interest outside of the Zones B and A structures.
Map 1 – Aerial View of the Zones B and A Trenching Program
A portion of the two-kilometer plus surface exposure of Zone B has now been investigated by two trenching programs. A total of 12 trenches were dug by teams using hand tools down to a depth of 1.5 meters. There, fresh rock exposures were channel sampled across one-meter intervals using a rock saw for a better conformity of the samples (See figure 1 below). In this recent trenching program, seven trenches were dug across the Zone B mineralized structure which extended the trenched gold-mineralized zone to over 750 meters of strike length trending Northeast to Southwest.
Figure 1 – Zone B – Oxidized gold mineralization in trench 7B
The Zone B gold mineralized structure is oriented N800 and located along the contact of a limestone and a schist. The contact is highly sheared and injected by quartz-ankerite-calcite veins and veinlets with trace of sulphide, pyrite, chalcopyrite and arsenopyrite to which the gold mineralization is closely associated. Within the 750-meter trenched mineralized zone the best results appear to be on the Northeastern end of Zone B. The highest assay results, which were obtained in trenches T6B, T7B and T9B, and are listed below.
Trench 6B – 3.4 g/t Au over 17 meters including 9.55 g/t Au over 4 meters.
Trench 7B – 3.40 g/t Au over 20 meters including 5.23 g/t Au over 11 meters and 8.14 g/t Au over 5 meters. Note also that Trench 7B is mineralised over its entire 20-meter length and that the width of the mineralised Zone B structure exceeds the trench length at that location.
Trench T9B – 4.64 g/t Au over 14 meters including 11.16 g/t Au over 5 meters
Zone A is a N3500 trending structure. During this program two new trenches were dug to confirm the northern extension of the structure. The two new trenches successfully confirmed the northern extension of the zone for an additional 125 meters increasing the confirmed gold-mineralized Zone A to approximately 450 meters along strike. In Zone A the mineralisation is in a shear zone at the contact of a dolerite dyke and a schist unit. The sheared zone is also injected by quartz-ankerite veins and veinlets.
Figure 3 – Zone A – Quartz and ankerite mineralization in trench 5A
The highest assay results in Zone A were obtained in trenches T5A and T6A are listed as follow.
T5A – 1.85 g/t Au over 8.0 meters including 3.55 g/t Au over 3 meters
T6A – 2.70 g/t Au over 5.0 meters including 3.71 g/t Au over 3 meters
Figure 4 – Zone A geological cross section of trench 5A
Technical Information and Quality Control Notes
The trenches were excavated across the Zones A and B structures using hand tools to an average depth of 1.5 metres. The trenches were mapped at a scale of 1:100 and channeled sampled at 1 metre intervals using a mechanical rock saw for a better sample accuracy as recommended in Stellar’s Technical Report of November 15, 2020.
Sample collection was done by two experienced senior local geologists under the supervision of Yassine Belakbir, Stellar’s Director in Morocco and by Dr. Ali Saquaque, Stellar’s Technical Advisor for Africa. The samples were bagged at the sampling site and stored in safe areas until being transported to African Laboratory for Mining and Environment (“Afrilab”) in Marrakech for analysis.
200 samples were sent to Afrilab for this program. In addition, for the purpose of quality control, 7 standard, 7 duplicate and 7 blank samples were added to the batch and, except for one duplicate that is showing a probable nugget effect, all standard analysis results fall within the tolerance range of the original samples. The blank sample values were all below the detection limit for gold.
In conclusion, the second Tichka Est trenching program of the Zone A and B structures extended the mineralized strike lengths of both zones and successfully outlined wider gold mineralization with some high-grade intersections of considerable widths confirming Stellar’s gold discovery in Morocco. The gold is associated with injected quartz-carbonate veins in highly brecciated sheared structures context. The results fully justify the drill program currently in preparation beginning on the Zone B structure and progressing to the Zone A structure thereafter.
Additionally, this program provided Stellar with valuable geological information which will facilitate the exploration of other areas of interest within the Tichka Est Permits area.
About Tichka Est Project
The Tichka Est property is comprised of three contiguous prospecting permits covering an area of 44.6 km2. The Tichka Est Property lies within the High Atlas Western Domain about 100 km SSW of the city of Marrakech. The area is accessible year-round by road via a national road to the village of Analghi located near the mineralized gold zone.
Stellar AfricaGold Inc. is a Canadian gold company with offices in Vancouver, BC and in Montreal, QC. Stellar President François Lalonde can be contacted at 514-992-0929 or by email at [email protected].
The technical content of this press release has been reviewed and approved by M. Yassine Belkabir, MScDIC, CEng, MIMMM, a Stellar director and a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101.
On Behalf of the Board
J. François Lalonde
President & CEO
This release contains certain “forward-looking information” under applicable Canadian securities laws concerning the Arrangement. Forward-looking information reflects the Company’s current internal expectations or beliefs and is based on information currently available to the Company. In some cases forward-looking information can be identified by terminology such as “may”, “will”, “should”, “expect”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “projects”, “potential”, “scheduled”, “forecast”, “budget” or the negative of those terms or other comparable terminology. Assumptions upon which such forward-looking information is based includes, among others, that the conditions to closing of the Arrangement will be satisfied and that the Arrangement will be completed on the terms set out in the definitive agreement. Many of these assumptions are based on factors and events that are not within the control of the Company, and there is no assurance they will prove to be correct or accurate. Risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted herein include, without limitation: that the remaining conditions to the Arrangement will not be satisfied; that the business prospects and opportunities of the Company will not proceed as anticipated; changes in the global prices for gold or certain other commodities (such as diesel, aluminum and electricity); changes in U.S. dollar and other currency exchange rates, interest rates or gold lease rates; risks arising from holding derivative instruments; the level of liquidity and capital resources; access to capital markets, financing and interest rates; mining tax regimes; ability to successfully integrate acquired assets; legislative, political or economic developments in the jurisdictions in which the Company carries on business; operating or technical difficulties in connection with mining or development activities; laws and regulations governing the protection of the environment; employee relations; availability and increasing costs associated with mining inputs and labour; the speculative nature of exploration and development; contests over title to properties, particularly title to undeveloped properties; and the risks involved in the exploration, development and mining business. Risks and unknowns inherent in all projects include the inaccuracy of estimated reserves and resources, metallurgical recoveries, capital and operating costs of such projects, and the future prices for the relevant minerals.
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West High Yield (W.H.Y.) Resources Ltd. Announces Grant of Stock Options
Calgary, Alberta–(Newsfile Corp. – October 22, 2021) – West High Yield (W.H.Y.) Resources Ltd. (TSXV: WHY) ("West High Yield" or the "Company") announces…
Calgary, Alberta–(Newsfile Corp. – October 22, 2021) –( ) (“West High Yield” or the “Company“) announces that its board of directors has approved and authorized the grant of 350,000 stock options (the “Options“) to a consultant of the Company effective October 21, 2021. The Options are granted in accordance with the terms of the stock option plan of the Company. All of the Options vest on their date of grant and every one (1) Option entitles the holder thereof to purchase one (1) common share of the Company at a price of CAD$0.34 per common share for a period of five (5) years from the Option grant date.
About West High Yield
West High Yield is a publicly traded junior mining exploration and development company focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral resource properties in Canada with a primary objective to develop its Record Ridge magnesium deposit using green processing techniques to minimize waste and CO2 emissions.
Frank Marasco, President and Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (403) 660-3488 Facsimile: (403) 206-7159
Email: [email protected]
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Information
This press release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. The forward-looking statements and information are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the Company. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking statements and information are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements and information because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct.
Forward-looking information is based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking information. Some of the risks and other factors that could cause the results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking information include, but are not limited to: general economic conditions in Canada and globally; industry conditions, including governmental regulation; failure to obtain industry partner and other third party consents and approvals, if and when required; the availability of capital on acceptable terms; the need to obtain required approvals from regulatory authorities; and other factors. Readers are cautioned that this list of risk factors should not be construed as exhaustive.
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on this forward-looking information, which is given as of the date hereof, and to not use such forward-looking information for anything other than its intended purpose. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in the United States. The securities of the Company will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act“) and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of U.S. persons except in certain transactions exempt from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act.
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Scorpio Gold – Arranges Short-Term Credit Facility with Board
VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 22, 2021 / Scorpio Gold Corporation ("Scorpio Gold" or the "Company") (TSX-V:SGN) reports that certain of the directors…
VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 22, 2021 /(“Scorpio Gold” or the “Company”) ( ) reports that certain of the directors of the Company have agreed to provide the Company with a short- term credit facility in order to maintain its operations over the short-term. The proceeds of the advances made under the credit facility will be used to bridge the Company’s activities until all Goldwedge assays have been announced so that an equity placement can be conducted later in the year.
As announced on September 29, 2021, the pending assays from the Goldwedge underground drill program will be announced upon receipt and analysis. The drill program was focused on defining the on-strike and down-dip continuity of mineralization intersected in the 2020 drilling program (July 27, 2020 news release) as well as testing new areas with the potential to define a mineral resource base.
Future drilling will test the Company’s structural interpretation that mineralization at Goldwedge could connect with mineralization in the West Pit area of the Company’s adjacent and proximal Manhattan Mine project. Goldwedge is a fully permitted underground mine and a 400 ton per day mill facility. The Manhattan Property includes 2 former producing mines, the Reliance Mine, which reportedly produced ~59,000 tons grading 0.435 oz/ton from 1932 to 1941, and the Manhattan Mine East and West pits, which produced ~236,000 oz. from 1974-1990. The deposits lie along the northwest-trending Reliance StructuralZone, which is considered the most predominant ore controlling structure in the region. The Reliance trend continues 4 km southeast to Scorpio Gold’s Keystone-Jumbo project area.
The credit facility is unsecured and interest free for US$500,000 to be drawn in advances at a minimum of US$100,000 over the next few months. All advances must be repaid within the earlier of Scorpio Gold closing a private placement more than C$1,000,000 and January 1, 2022.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Chief Executive Officer
Tel: (604) 889-2543
Email: [email protected]
Neither 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 release.
The Company relies on litigation protection for forward-looking statements. This news release contains forward-looking statements that are based on the Company’s current expectations and estimates. Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as “plan”, “expect”, “project”, “intend”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “suggest”, “indicate” and other similar words or statements that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur, and include, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s plans with respect to the exploration of its Goldwedge and Manhattan mines project. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from estimated or anticipated events or results implied or expressed in such forward-looking statements, including risks involved in mineral exploration programs and those risk factors outlined in the Company’s Management Discussion and Analysis as filed on SEDAR. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of future performance and accordingly undue reliance should not be put on such statements due to the inherent uncertainty thereof.
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