The Project contains three areas of interest, the Western, Central and Eastern zones. More than 50 gold occurrences have been discovered on the Property through historical trenching and grab samples:
- Western Zone: gold mineralization over a strike length of 2 km, with grab samples** up to 3.5 g/t Au and averaging 437 ppb Au, in quartz stock work, with veins featuring epithermal characteristics, arsenopyrite and minor stibnite.
- Eastern Zone: traced over a strike length of 2 km and displays characteristics of hydrothermal alteration, with silicification, albite, and tourmaline. Assays range from 12 ppb to 3.5 ppb Au and average 96 ppb Au.
- Central Zone: trenching by Rubicon Minerals, which focused on gold showings in epithermal veining, reported highly anomalous concentrations of gold, arsenic and antimony, and sampling by White Metal returned grab samples** up to 41 g/t Au. The average of grabs and channels in the zone is approximately 300 ppb Au.
**grab samples by their nature are selective and not necessarily representative of the mineralization hosted on the Property.
Leocor will be working with GroundTruth Exploration Inc. (“GroundTruth” or “GT”) on the program, which will unify the three areas with a common soil database, and holistically define what we expect to be a significant mineralized footprint. The GroundTruth method breaks down the exploration process into phases, typically defined as follows:
- Soil survey with 100 m line separation and 25 m sample separation.
- Aeromagnetic and VLF-EM geophysical survey.
- Lidar survey.
- Ground magnetic survey.
- GT Probe drilling (around areas of interest constituting potential targets).
- Induced Polarization geophysical surveys across potential drill targets.
- GT RAB drilling (typically 60 m holes in fences across shallow targets).
- Diamond or Reverse Circulation drilling (once structure and orientation of targets are well defined).
The overall recommended distribution of soils is illustrated in Figure 1. In the north of the Property area, a series of northwest trending lines cover license 027531M and part of the adjacent 026779M license. These samples cover immediate work requirements and for 026779M and are designed to look for mineralization associated with several gold-bearing float samples, the best of which is sample 18027 where smoky quartz and sulphide are reported with 1106 ppb Au. The soil lines here are oriented northwest across the general structural fabric of the district.
In the south end of the Property, a further series of northwest-trending lines cover license 027282M. These samples more than cover the small work requirement on that Property and look to define mineralization around sample 235662 that reported 558 ppb Au in epithermal textured float.
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 Resources Corp. is a junior exploration company exploring in Canada and southern Africa. The Company’s two key properties are the Flagship Tower Stock Gold Project in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada and the Okohongo Copper-Silver Project in Namibia, Africa. For more information about the Company please visit www.whitemetalres.com.
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