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Exploits Announces New Gold Discovery at Bullseye with High-Grade Result Averaging 38.21 g/t over 2.80 m

 

 

 

 

 

Exploits Discovery Corp. (CSE: NFLD) (OTCQX: NFLDF) (FSE: 634) is pleased to announce assay results from four recent diamond drill holes at the newly discovered “Horseshoe” Gold Zone on its 100% owned Bullseye property along the Appleton Fault Zone. Of note, 55 grains of visible gold were observed within a network of quartz veins in drill hole BE-23-019, located approximately 450 metres north of New Found Gold’s recently reported high-grade intercepts at Everest in central Newfoundland.

 

Horseshoe Gold Zone Highlights:

  • BE-23-019 intersected 38.21 g/t Au over 2.80 m core-length, located at a vertical depth of approximately 145 m below surface, where 55 grains of visible gold were noted within a network of quartz veins.
    • Including 118.92 g/t Au contribution from a 0.85 m sample.
  • BE-23-015 intersected 4.65 g/t Au over 2.00 m core-length, located at a vertical depth of approximately 166 m below surface.
    • Including 8.90 g/t Au contribution from a 0.80 m sample.
  • Horseshoe Gold Zone remains open in all directions.
  • Diamond drilling totaling 11,292 m has been safely and cost-effectively completed over the 30-hole first phase evaluation at Bullseye.
  • Assay results from 18 of the 30 drill holes have been received and publicly reported to date. The results from the 12 remaining drill holes are pending.

 

Jeff Swinoga, President and CEO, comments, “We are thrilled to announce our first gold discovery called Horseshoe on our Bullseye property. Our first phase of drilling so far has intercepted visible gold in a half-dozen drill holes and generated several high-grade intercepts up to 118.92 g/t Au. Consistent with the high-grade intercepts that our peers are reporting just south of Bullseye, our geologists are seeing mineralization within a complex network of multi-stage quartz veins. I am very proud of our local team’s accomplishments during the first phase of our drilling campaign.”

 

Figure 1: Plan map displays Exploits’ Bullseye property with locations of drill holes including BE-23-015 to BE-23-017 and BE-23-019 shown within yellow dashed box.

 

 Figure 2: Plan map showing Exploits’ assay results from the 2023 diamond drilling program at Bullseye.

 

 Figure 3: Cross-section of the Horseshoe gold mineralized zone.

 

Horseshoe Interpretation:

 

Mineralization at the Bullseye property is hosted within a fold-thrust sequence of northeast-striking, steeply dipping, turbidite sequence. These rocks were deposited and deformed during the closure of the Iapetus Ocean and subsequent continent-continent collision. The Appleton Fault Zone is a regional scale deformation zone that developed during this period. The AFZ likely serves as a primary conduit for gold-bearing fluids. Brittle faults within the envelope surrounding the AFZ form a vast network of gold rich quartz veins.

 

Visible gold has been noted within 8 drill holes contributing to the locally high-grade intercepts. Several wide intervals of gold mineralization, in the 1.00 – 3.00 g/t range, are linked to quartz veining with elevated sulphide content. Notable sulphide minerals, such as pyrite, arsenopyrite, and boulangerite have been observed within the veins and in the surrounding host rocks. Within the Horseshoe zone, visible gold is found in brecciated and locally annealed vuggy quartz veins, features characteristic of epizonal gold deposits.

 

Photo 1: NQ core from drill hole BE-23-019 showing example of distribution of the 55 flecks of visible gold noted within the quartz veining.

 

 Photo 2: Example of free-gold observed in drill hole BE-23-019; Yellow marks on scale = 1 mm.

 

Bullseye Drilling – Tables of Selected Assays

 

Table 1: Selected drill assays

 

Bullseye Drilling 2023 – Selected Assays (Exceeding 1.00 g/t Au Value) from Sawn NQ Drill Core
 
Hole ID From (m) To (m) Sample Length (m) Vertical Depth (m) Below Surface Analysis Method Au Assay (ppb)* Au Assay (g/t) Comments Au – Weighted Average Grade (g/t)**
                   
BE-23-015 200.50 201.05 0.55 ~166m FA-AA 1,334.00 1.33 4.65 g/t Au over 2.00m
201.05 201.85 0.80 8,897.00 8.90
201.85 202.50 0.65 2,236.00 2.24
AND 206.20 207.20 1.00 ~170m FA-AA 1,582.00 1.58
AND 224.30 224.90 0.60 ~184m FA-AA 1,068.00 1.07
AND 373.30 373.70 0.40 ~309m Screen-Met 1,444.51 1.44
                   
BE-23-016 134.30 135.15 0.85 ~100m FA-AA 2,634.00 2.63
                   
BE-23-017 NSV
                   
BE-23-018 Assays Pending
                   
BE-23-019 46.00 46.45 0.45 ~45m FA-AA 1,608.00 1.61 2.21 g/t Au over 0.90m
46.45 46.90 0.45 2,803.00 2.80
AND 51.00 51.35 0.35 ~50m FA-AA 1,470.00 1.47
AND 56.60 57.00 0.40 ~53m FA-AA 1,067.00 1.07 1.94 g/t Au over 0.90m
57.00 57.50 0.50 2,643.00 2.64
AND 60.00 60.55 0.55 ~55m FA-AA 9,116.00 9.12
AND 106.00 107.00 1.00 ~82m FA-AA 2,024.00 2.02
AND 108.50 109.00 0.50 ~85m FA-AA 1,529.00 1.53 2.16 g/t Au over 0.95m
109.00 109.45 0.45 2,865.00 2.87
AND 190.60 191.05 0.45 ~140m Screen-Met 4,042.51 4.04
AND 195.20 195.55 0.35 ~145m Screen-Met 3,469.63 3.47 38.21 g/t Au over 2.80m
195.55 196.40 0.85 118,916.36 118.92 VG Noted
196.40 197.10 0.70 2,377.60 2.38
197.10 198.00 0.90 3,356.25 3.36
AND 199.00 199.80 0.80 ~147m Screen-Met 1,089.72 1.09 1.07 g/t Au over 1.15m
199.80 200.15 0.35 1,033.26 1.03
AND 205.45 206.70 1.25 ~153m Screen-Met 2,395.52 2.40
AND 220.00 221.00 1.00 ~162m FA-AA 1,355.00 1.36
AND 226.25 227.05 0.80 ~166m Screen-Met 1,755.33 1.76
AND 228.60 229.55 0.95 ~169m Screen-Met 1,848.86 1.85
AND 232.00 232.75 0.75 ~175m Screen-Met 1,607.62 1.61 2.41 g/t Au over 5.50m
232.75 233.20 0.45 2,084.22 2.08
233.20 233.65 0.45 4,234.04 4.23
233.65 234.05 0.40 3,944.97 3.94
234.05 234.50 0.45 1,913.15 1.91
234.50 235.00 0.50 1,579.64 1.58
235.00 235.55 0.55 978.98 0.98
235.55 235.90 0.35 2,068.13 2.07
235.90 236.75 0.85 3,054.97 3.05
236.75 237.50 0.75 2,816.64 2.82
AND 238.60 239.40 0.80 ~177m Screen-Met 1,116.69 1.12 5.64 g/t Au over 1.40m
239.40 240.00 0.60 11,662.32 11.66
AND 240.00 241.00 1.00 ~178m FA-AA 1,845.00 1.85
AND 381.80 382.20 0.40 ~281m FA-AA 1,459.00 1.46
 
*Assays reported direct from lab certificate. Screen-Met samples are ‘Weighted Averaged ppb’ as calculated from lab
**All intersections are core intervals and do not represent true thickness

 

 

Table 2: Drill Collar Data

 

Bullseye – Collar Information for Reported Drill Holes
 
Hole ID Easting Northing Elevation (m) Azimuth Dip Length (m)
BE-23-015 659589 5431022 38 195 -55 502
BE-23-016 659597 5431023 38 235 -45 409
BE-23-017 659595 5431021 38 70 -45 430
BE-23-019 659589 5430993 38 195 -45 400
 
Coordinates Reported in NAD-83

 

Bullseye Gold Property

 

The Bullseye claims were staked by Exploits in September 2022, and are contiguous to the very active targets currently being drilled by both New Found Gold and Labrador Gold. The claims are considered by the Company’s geologists to be highly prospective because they directly overlay a 1,200 by 400 metre segment of the Appleton Fault and its related splay structures. Over a dozen exploration drill rigs have been employed by the three companies operating within this structural-stratigraphic setting over the past two years.

 

Quality Assurance – Quality Control

 

All prospective NQ core is logged and delineated for sampling by an Exploits’ professional geologist. The core is subsequently halved by a diamond-bladed core saw by the Company’s technicians with one half being placed in a bag with a unique sample identification. The remaining half core is retained within the Company’s secure storage facility in Gander, NL. Sample bags are sealed and then shipped directly to Eastern Analytical Ltd. Certified standards and blanks are inserted at defined intervals following the Company’s QA/QC documented procedures, representing approximately 5% of all samples sent for assaying. All core samples are currently analyzed at Eastern Analytical Ltd. of 403 Little Bay Road, Springdale, NL, a commercial laboratory that is ISO/IEC 17025 accredited and completely independent of Exploits. Samples are analyzed using fire assay (30g) with AA finish (Au-FAA 30 ppb process) and/or a four-acid digestion followed by multi-element ICP-OES analysis. All samples with visible gold or assaying above 10.0 g/t Au are further assayed using metallic screen to mitigate the presence of the nugget effect of coarse gold. Metallic screen assays are reported as ‘Weighted Averaged ppb’ directly calculated from the lab.

 

National Instrument 43-101 Disclosure

 

Ken Tylee, P.Geo., VP of Exploration with Exploits, is a qualified person within the Provinces of Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador as defined by NI 43-101. Mr. Tylee has reviewed and approved the technical information presented herein.

 

About Exploits Discovery Corp.

 

Exploits is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition and development of mineral projects in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The Company is focused on discovering high-grade structurally hosted epizonal gold similar to New Found Gold’s success along the Appleton Fault zone and parallel structures within the Exploits Subzone.

 

Exploits is utilizing its experienced, talented local team and geologic understanding with the vision to become one of the most successful explorers in Canada.

 

Posted June 13, 2023

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