FIREWEED ZINC LTD. (TSX-V: FWZ) is pleased to announce that significant widths of near-surface zinc-lead mineralization have been discovered at a new target west of Boundary Zone. Six core holes have been drilled at Boundary Zone and area, and six RC holes have been drilled at Tom. All three rigs remain drilling on the property.
Brandon Macdonald, CEO, stated “We are very pleased to see early indications that Boundary Zone style mineralization could be far more extensive than originally thought. Whether this new zone discovered is an extension of Boundary Zone, a fault offset, or a new zone, we don’t know yet. Further drilling will tell. Being able to move so quickly from a gravity survey to drilling the resulting anomaly really highlights the agility and ability of our technical team. With mineralization demonstrated west of Boundary, we now eagerly await assay results.”
Two drill holes, NB20-004 and NB20-007, have intersected significant widths of pyrite-sphalerite-galena mineralization approximately 360 m to the west of Boundary Zone. The holes were drilled within the previously untested gravity high anomaly that was defined earlier this summer. Mineral identification in logging has been corroborated by portable XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence) results but no estimates of grade have been made. Drilling continues in this area.
Infill and step-out drilling at the heart of Boundary Zone has successfully encountered wide zones of mineralization, significantly extending the known footprint of the mineralized zone and confirming consistent mineralization in holes of different orientations.
Fireweed also plans to drill the 240 Mile Target later this season, marked by a large gravity anomaly that may indicate buried mineralization between the Tom and Jason deposits (see Fireweed news release dated June 11, 2020 for details of other targets).
Assays pending for all holes.
Three infill holes in Tom West have been successfully drilled, demonstrating the potential to use RC drilling as a low-cost alternative to diamond drilling for upgrading resource categories at shallow depths. Further infill and twin holes are planned at the Jason Main deposit.
Qualified Person Statement
Technical information in this news release has been approved by Gilles Dessureau, P.Geo, Vice President Exploration and a ‘Qualified Person’ as defined under Canadian National Instrument 43-101.
About Fireweed Zinc Ltd.:
Fireweed Zinc is a public mineral exploration company focused on zinc and managed by a veteran team of mining industry professionals. The Company is advancing its district-scale 544 km2 Macmillan Pass Project in Yukon, Canada, which is host to the 100% owned Tom and Jason zinc-lead-silver deposits with current Mineral Resources and a PEA economic study (see Fireweed news releases dated January 10, 2018, and May 23, 2018, respectively, and reports filed on www.sedar.com for details) as well as the Boundary Zone, Tom North Zone and End Zone which have significant zinc-lead-silver mineralization drilled but not yet classified as mineral resources. The project also includes large blocks of adjacent claims (MAC, MC, MP, Jerry, BR, and NS) which cover exploration targets in the district where previous and recent work identified zinc, lead and silver prospects, and geophysical and geochemical anomalies in prospective host geology.
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