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Jaxon Confirms Gold-Cobalt Mineralization Extension Along Both Strike and Dip of Backbone Tourmaline Breccia Zone at Red Springs

 

 

 

 

 

Jaxon Mining Inc. (TSX-V: JAX) (FSE: OU31) (OTC: JXMNF) is pleased to announce it has received the assay results from diamond drill holes BB18-04 and BB18-05, drilled from the same platform as BB18-03 but at different angles, azimuths and depths.

 

Five of ten planned drill holes were completed before weather conditions halted the program. All holes targeted the Backbone gold-cobalt tourmaline breccia mineralization zones along strike at Red Springs, located 9 km from Highway 16, on the Company’s 44,000 ha Hazelton property in the Skeena Arch area of North West British Columbia.

 

Assay results (Table 1) from BB18-03 to BB18-05 at the Backbone tourmaline breccia zone (Figure 1) confirm:

 

  • approximately a 40 m long and 2 to 3 m thick high-grade band strike extension at a gold equivalent grade from 2.40 g/t to 5.0 g/t within a 21 to 26 m wide mineralization zone
  • approximately a 100 m long and 1 to 2 m thick high-grade band dip extension at a gold equivalent grade from 2.14 g/t at BB18-04 to 15.28 g/t at surface trench Tr-D within approximately 20 m wide mineralization

 

Gold-cobalt mineralization intercepts from BB18-05 are highlighted below:

 

  • 21 m gold-cobalt tourmaline breccia mineralization of 0.58 g/t AuEq from down hole 66 m to 87 m, consisting of 0.41 g/t Au, 0.04% Cu and 0.01% Co including:
  • 2 m from down hole 66 m to 68 m at 3.64 g/t AuEq containing 2.62 g/t Au, 0.28% Cu, 0.04% Co and 0.03% Bi including:
  • 1 m 4.88 g/t AuEq containing 3.17 g/t Au, 0.55% Cu, 0.05% Co and 0.04% Bi
  • 7 m at 0.57 g/t AuEq containing 0.43 g/t Au, 0.01 % Co and 0.02% Cu from down hole 80 m to 87 m, including:
  • 1 m from down hole 80 to 81 m at 0.80 g/t AuEq containing 0.41 g/t Au and 0.14% Cu
  • 2 m from 85 to 87 m at 0.78 g/t AuEq containing 0.49 g/t Au and 0.02% Co

 

Gold-cobalt mineralization intercepts from BB18-04 are highlighted below:

 

  • 20 m gold-cobalt tourmaline breccia mineralization of 0.53 g/t AuEq from down hole 64 m to 84 m, consisting of 0.44 g/t Au and 0.01% Co including:
  • 1 m at 2.14 g/t AuEq containing 1.73 g/t Au, 0.02% Co, 0.05% Cu from down hole 64 m to 65 m
  • 1 m at 3.94 g/t AuEq containing 3.59 g/t Au, 0.02% Co and 0.02% Bi from down hole 71 m to 72 m
  • 5 m at 0.75 g/t AuEq containing 0.62 g/t Au and 0.01% Co from down hole 82 m to 87 m
  • 5.2 m gold-cobalt-bismuth tourmaline breccia mineralization of 0.32 g/t AuEq from down hole 111.8 m to 117 m, consisting of 0.20 g/t Au and 0.02 % Bi including:
  • 2 m at 0.45 g/t AuEq containing 0.27 g/t Au, 0.01% Co and 0.02% Bi

 

Significant assay results from BB18-03-05 are listed in Table 1 below:

 

Table 1 – Backbone Gold-Cobalt Tourmaline Breccia Mineralization Diamond Drill Intercepts Holes 3-5 1, 2

 

 

Sample ID Hole ID From_m To_m Au (PPM) Cu (PPM) Co (PPM) BI (PPM) EqAu (PPM)
A0010478 BB18-03 67 68 4.343 2226.2 198 129.2 5.00
A0010481 BB18-03 69 70 2.427 627.4 251 182.4 2.94
A0010482 BB18-03 70 71 0.593 100.1 125 56.9 0.81
A0010487 BB18-03 75 76 1.945 1266.4 144 82.9 2.37
A0010493 BB18-03 80 81 1.498 6.9 370 66 2.07
A0010494 BB18-03 81 82 0.679 7.7 255 30.9 1.07
A0010495 BB18-03 82 83 1.866 8.6 956 64.6 3.32
A0010496 BB18-03 83 84 0.234 13 135 34.9 0.45
A0010497 BB18-03 84 85 0.607 11.5 321 174.7 1.13
A0010498 BB18-03 85 86 1.191 15.6 224 35.4 1.54
A0010499 BB18-03 86 87 0.221 18.7 106 13.4 0.39
A0010501 BB18-03 87 88 0.149 14.2 140 10.1 0.36
A0010502 BB18-03 88 89 6.601 16.3 1000 421.1 8.20
A0010503 BB18-03 89 90 0.655 47.3 179 54.9 0.94
A0010504 BB18-03 90 92 1.784 41.8 512 60.4 2.57
A0010504 BB18-03 90 92 1.784 41.8 512 60.4 2.57
A0010505 BB18-03 92 93 0.36 39.6 208 19.8 0.68
A0010538 BB18-04 64 65 1.729 554.6 213 57.1 2.14
A0010544 BB18-04 71 72 3.593 5.2 198 244.2 3.94
A0010553 BB18-04 79 80 0.212 10.1 64 8.8 0.31
A0010554 BB18-04 80 81 0.151 20.8 28 5.7 0.20
A0010556 BB18-04 82 83 1.686 20.3 138 8.8 1.91
A0010557 BB18-04 83 84 1.039 113.9 154 46.9 1.30
A0010561 BB18-04 90.9 91.5 0.52 8.5 166 30.3 0.78
A0010577 BB18-04 111.8 113 0.209 6.9 149 194.9 0.48
A0010578 BB18-04 113 114 0.324 9.9 32 240.5 0.43
A0010581 BB18-04 114.9 117 0.202 36.4 33 270.7 0.32
A0010619 BB18-05 66 67 3.168 5471.9 542 376 4.88
A0010621 BB18-05 67 68 2.08 101.4 186 122.8 2.40
A0010635 BB18-05 78 79 0.406 1436.7 82 26.9 0.80
A0010637 BB18-05 82 83 0.605 8 75.9 0.5 0.63
A0010641 BB18-05 85 87 0.488 3.3 149 33.5 0.78

1 EqAu is calculated using long term prices for gold at $1250 USD per ounce, cobalt at $60K USD per tonne, copper at $6K USD per tonne and bismuth at $10K USD per tonne.
2 Assay results from BB18-03 are included in Table 1 as all three holes were drilled from the same pad.

 

Tony Guo, Jaxon’s COO, commented: “The assay results from BB18-04 and BB18-05 confirm the mineralization extensions along both strike and dip of the Backbone tourmaline breccia zone. The Company plans to drill more holes in 2019 along both mineralization strike and dip, especially to the North of the BB18-03 drill pad, in close proximity to the Backbone tourmaline breccia centre to test the strike extension and to the West of the current drill pad connection line to test the dip extension”. (Figure 2)

 

Figure 1: Cross Section Mineralization Map of BB18-03/04/05 and Surface Outcrop Trench D and E with Gold Grade Graph (UTM, Zone 9 Coordinates)

 

 

Figure 2: Location Map of BB18-01/02 and BB18-03/04/05 and Backbone Tourmaline Breccia Mineralization Zone and Tourmaline Breccia Centre

 

Sample Preparation and Analyses

 

Core samples were cut and collected in the core shack facility in Smithers, B.C. by an experienced, professional QP geologist. Numbered core sample tags were placed inside each bag, which were then securely closed for transport. The Vancouver laboratory of Bureau Veritas Commodities Canada received the Rice Bag shipments, after secure transport directly from Smithers. All samples have been prepared by crushing, grinding and pulverizing to a pulp with barren material washing between each sample at the crush and pulverizing stages. Then 30 g of pulp was used for the gold assay using Fire Assay code FA430, AAS finish in g/mt and over limit gold using code FA530, with gravimetric finish in g/mt. Tellurite assay using code MA270 (with Te turn on). Other elements assay used code MAQ270 (aqua regia digest with ICP_MS finish).

 

About the Red Springs Project

 

Located in North Western B.C., the Red Springs Project contains porphyry-related, sedimentary-hosted gold-cobalt tourmaline breccia mineralization with associated copper, bismuth and antimony (Figure 3). It is in a well-developed infrastructural area and only 10 km away from a major highway and 2 km from a local forest logging road. It is a new discovery for this type of mineralization in B.C.

 

Tourmaline breccia mineralization in the “Backbone” area of the Red Springs Project is partially controlled by a low angle thrust fault occurring as sill-like tourmaline-sulfide zones within the fault and along bedding planes and as discordant breccia zones in the hanging wall of the fault. Mineralized intervals display multiple phases of hydrothermal activity accompanied by strong silicification and tourmaline-sulfide mineralization.

 

Tourmaline-sulfide breccia zones and veins have been widely found in the Backbone, North Cirque and North West Cirque prospects. At Backbone, breccia mineralization extends over a strike length of 1000 m and is up to 15 to 50 m wide on surface (Figure 3). Gold grades from surface channel samples range from 1 g/t to 32 g/t Au, with cobalt and copper grades up to 0.36% and 8.33 % respectively.

 

The 2018 drilling program confirmed the continuity of mineralization over a strike length of 300 m from BB18-01/02 to BB18-03/04/05 and low angle (<30 degree) dip extent of over 100 m from surface channels to the West (Figure 1). Mineralized tourmaline-sulfide breccia zones in drill core extend discontinuously over lengths of more than 26 m at a gold equivalent grade of 1.44 g/t in BB18-03 at the down hole depth from 67 m to 93 m, 20 m at a gold equivalent grade of 0.53 g/t in BB18-04 at the down hole depth from 64 m to 84 m and 21 m at a gold equivalent grade of 0.58 g/t in BB18-05 at the down hole depth from 66 m to 87 m. The assay results also confirm a 2 to 3 m wide high grade band existing under the hanging wall within approximately a 20 m wide mineralization zone with a gold equivalent grade from 2.40 g/t to 15.0 g/t at the Backbone tourmaline breccia zone (Figure 1).

 

The Backbone tourmaline breccia zone consists of different phases of sedimentary breccia and tourmaline veins or metrics. The sulphide mineralization within the tourmaline breccia zone consists of pyrrhotite, arsenopyrite, chalcopyrite and pyrite. The most intense mineralization is associated with strong silicification and sulphidation alterations near the hanging wall. A set of late quartz-carbonate veins are concentrated within the tourmaline breccia mineralized zone and contain variable amounts of chalcopyrite and bismuthinite. The cobalt grade can be up to 0.36% on the surface outcrops and 0.10 % in the drill hole cores based on the current exploration data and is closely related to the gold, telluride and bismuth grade within tourmaline breccia mineralization in both surface outcrops samples and drill hole cores.

 

Based on the 2018 IP survey and drilling program, the Company has identified multiple high priority IP anomalies for sulfide mineralization. High priority IP anomalies extend from the Backbone to North Cirque and North West Cirque areas and cover a 2 km2 area at depths ranging from 350 m to 430 m. The IP survey also indicates the existence of a system of porphyritic anomalies located at the Red Springs Project area. Deeper drilling into these high priority IP anomalies is being planned for spring and summer of 2019.

 

The objective of the Phase One drilling program was to determine the widths, continuity and grade of gold-cobalt tourmaline breccia mineralization at depth and along the strike. In addition, the results added to the Company’s knowledge of the nature of the tourmaline breccia mineralization and its controls.

 

 

Figure 3: Outline Geology Map of Red Springs Project Area

 

Qualified Person

 

Yingting (Tony) Guo, P.Geo., COO for Jaxon Mining Inc., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and prepared the scientific and technical information and verified the data supporting such scientific and technical information contained in this news release.

 

 

Posted January 14, 2019

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