A summary of results from the higher-grade gold intersections for the first three holes from Phase 2 is provided in Table 1. Hole TM-21-100, drilled 25 m northwest of TM-21-94, confirmed the northwest strike-extension of the Ellen Zone, returning anomalous to high-grade gold between 23 m and 113 m that range from 77 ppb to 19,900 ppb Au (60 samples). The weighted average of this 90 m interval is 1.23 g/t Au, including 3.68 g/t Au over 10.5 m (from 23 m).
Michael Stares, President and CEO of White Metal, commented, “Again, we have shown that the Tower Stock Gold Property has great potential to host a significant gold deposit. We are pleased to announce that because of these new positive assay results, we will extend the current drilling program to further test the Ellen Zone along strike to the northwest. We also look forward to reporting the results of all drill hole assays as they become available. The Tower Stock Gold Property is unique because of its location, great infrastructure and excellent geology that delivered exceptional gold grades over wide intervals.”
Hole TM-21-98, drilled 20 m southwest of and on section with TM-21-94, confirmed the down-dip extension of the Ellen Zone, returning anomalous to high-grade gold between 72.5 m and 107 m that range from 61 ppb to 5,800 ppb Au (23 samples). The weighted average of this 34.5 m interval is 1.11 g/t Au, including 2.01 g/t Au over 9 m (from 86 m).
Hole TM-21-99, drilled 25 m to the southeast of TM-21-94, was designed to test the southeast strike-extension of the Ellen Zone but returned minor gold mineralization ranging from 6 ppb to 1,300 ppb Au in 129 samples.
Figure 1: Cross Section of TM-21-94 & TM-21-98 with TM-21-100 in plan view
Ellen Zone gold mineralization is hosted within sub-greenschist, chlorite-altered metavolcanic rocks and is associated with secondary semi-pervasive and intense sericite + pyrite (phyllic) alteration with locally-developed hydrothermal brecciation. Due to the excellent results from the Ellen Zone, the drilling program will now be extended to further test the down-dip and strike potential of the Ellen Zone.
The Tower Stock Property is located approximately 40 km west-northwest of the port city of Thunder Bay, Ontario and covers approximately 1,968 hectares. A more detailed description of the Project and the latest diamond drilling and exploration programs can be viewed on the Company’s website (https://www.whitemetalres.com/tower-stock-au.html).
The Company has completed a total of 2,285.5 metres of the 3,000-metre Phase 2 drilling program on four different zones. To date, 11 drill holes have been completed and samples from the first 10 holes have been submitted to Activation Laboratories in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Half core samples and Company QA/QC standards and blanks were submitted for analysis by Activation Laboratories Ltd. (Actlabs) in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Samples were transported under the direct supervision of senior White Metal personnel and delivered from the Property to the laboratory receiving facilities. Samples were analyzed for Au by Fire Assay with an AA finish and Au – Fire Assay with Gravimetric finish. Actlabs is an independent commercial laboratory that is ISO 9001 certified and ISO 17025 accredited.
Technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Dr. Scott Jobin-Bevans (P.Geo.), Vice President Exploration and a Director of White Metal, who is a Qualified Person under the definitions established by NI 43-101.
About White Metal Resources Corp.:
White Metal is a junior exploration company exploring in Canada and southern Africa. The Company’s two key properties are the flagship Tower Stock Gold Project near Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada and the Taranis (Okohongo deposit) Copper-Silver Project in Namibia, Africa. For more information about the Company please visit www.whitemetalres.com.
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