Moneta Porcupine Mines Inc. (TSX:ME) (OTC:MPUCF) (XETRA:MOP) is pleased to announce the results from six diamond drill holes completed on the “55” Deposit located within the Company’s Golden Highway Project (located 110 km east of Timmins, Ontario, see Figure 1).
Drilling at “55” successfully in confirmed all seven (7) vein structures and located new veins
|•||“D” Vein||MGH17-052 intersected 1.74 m @ 7.04 g/t Au including 0.85 m @ 12.15 g/t Au. MGH17-050 returned 2.00 m @ 3.60 g/t Au including 1.00 m @ 5.12 g/t Au|
|•||“B” Vein||Drill hole MGH17-050 intersected 2.00 m @ 3.03 g/t Au and hole MGH17-052 assayed 1.00 m @ 3.24 g/t Au|
|•||“J” Vein||Drill hole MGH17-055 intersected 10.00 m @ 1.78 g/t Au including 2.00 m @ 4.11 g/t Au|
|•||“I” Vein||Drill hole MGH17-057A intersected 6.00 m @ 2.19 g/t Au including 1.00 m @ 4.46 g/t Au|
|•||“K” Vein||MGH17-055 intersected 2.70 m @ 1.68 g/t Au including 0.90 m @ 3.58 g/t Au|
|•||“G” Vein||MGH17-061 intersected 11.20 m @ 0.92 g/t Au including 1.00 m @ 2.60 g/t Au|
|•||New Veins||MGH17-061 intersected a new vein assaying 0.80 m @ 7.34 g/t Au. MGH17-055 intersected an additional new vein returning 2.00 m @ 2.27 g/t Au including 1.00 m @ 3.31 g/t Au|
Gary O’Connor, CEO & Chief Geologist commented, “We are encouraged with the latest drill results from the “55” deposit, confirming all seven (7) vein structures tested on the current program. The area represents an additional target area in a similar geological setting to the South West deposit where we are confident of adding new higher-grade structural zones to our resource base.”
The latest assay results are from six (6) drill holes totalling 1,467.0 m of drilling at “55” that were designed to confirm 7 of the 12 higher-grade structural vein targets identified to date. Hole MGH17-057 was a re-drill of hole MGH17-057A which could not be completed. The drill program at “55” concludes the previously announced exploration drill program undertaken by the Company in late 2017 and early 2018 for a total of 39,300 m in 66 drill holes on the Golden Highway Project.
The “55” area occurs approximately 2 kilometres (km) west of the South West Deposit (“South West”), the target of most of the 2017/2018 drill program. Gold mineralization occurs in a similar geological setting and style to South West also hosted within Timiskaming age clastic sediments in contact with predominantly Banded Iron Formation (BIF) units to the north in fault contact with ultramafic rocks. The fault is one of the main splays of the regional Destor-Porcupine Fault Zone. BIF units also bound the mineralization to the south.
A total of twelve NNW trending vein structures and one stockwork zone have been interpreted to date. The veins have been traced up to 250 m in strike length and drilled to depths of 300 m. The drill program was designed to drill confirm 7 of the vein structures interpreted from historical drilling consisting of 70 drill holes for 20,356 m of drilling at “55”. The main veins have an average width of approximately 2.50 m and are spaced 30 m to 35 m apart. The stockwork zone “shoot” occurs up to 50 m long and 25 m wide along the sheared BIF contact within the clastic sediments. The shoot has been drilled to depths of 300 m and plunges steeply at ~70° to the west. The mineralized shoot was not tested in this program.
Gold mineralization is associated with quartz-pyrite veining within structural corridors associated with ankerite-sericite-silica-pyrite alteration hosted within the clastic sediments.
“55” Drill Results
Drill hole MGH17-050 was drilled to test the “B” vein structures within the western structural corridor at “55”. The hole intercepted the “B” vein and returned 4.00 m @ 2.40 g/t Au including 1.00 m @ 5.12 g/t Au.
Drill hole MGH17-052 was drilled south of MGH17-050 to test the “C” and “D” vein structures from the western structural corridor. The hole returned 1.75 m @ 7.04 g/t Au including 0.85 m @ 12.15 g/t Au from the “D” vein at 75.85 m down hole depth and 1.00m @ 3.24 g/t Au from the “C” vein.
MGH17-055 was drilled to test the “J” and “K” vein structures from the eastern structural corridor. The hole intersected both veins and returned 10.00 m @ 1.78 g/t Au including 2.00 m @ 4.11 g/t Au from the “J” vein.
Drill holes MGH17-057 and MGH17-057A were drilled to test the “I” and “J” structures from the eastern structural corridor. MGH17-057 intersected both veins and assayed 5.00 m @ 1.60 g/t Au including 1.00 m @ 2.91 g/t Au from the “J” vein at a depth of 122.00 m. MGH17-057A intersected the “I” vein returning 6.00 m @ 2.19 g/t Au including 1.00 m @ 4.46 g/t Au at a depth of 47.00 m.
Diamond drill hole MGH17-061 was drilled to test the “G”, “I” and “J” vein structures. The hole intercepted 1.30 m @ 4.52 g/t Au including 0.60 m @ 6.38 g/t Au from the “G” vein at 75.50 m down hole depth. The hole also intersected 0.80 m @ 7.34 g/t Au from a new vein and 1.00 m @ 3.01 g/t Au from the “I” vein.
Table 1: “55”: Selective Significant Drill Results
|MGH17-050||177.00||179.00||2.00||2.47*||B Vein splay|
|includes||177.00||178.00||1.00||3.28||B Vein splay|
|MGH17-050||202.50||208.30||5.80||1.97*||B Vein splay|
|includes||203.50||205.50||2.00||3.03||B Vein splay|
|MGH17-061||75.70||77.00||1.30||4.52||G Vein Splay|
|includes||76.40||77.00||0.60||6.38||G Vein Splay|
|MGH18-061||347.00||348.00||1.00||4.26||J Vein Splay|
Intercepts are calculated using a 2.0 g/t Au cut-off unless noted (*), maximum of 2m internal waste and no top cap. All intercepts are reported as drill widths and estimated to be 70% to 85% of true widths.
Please click below for Figure 1: “55” Location Map – Golden Highway Project
Please click below for Figure 2: “55” Geology and Drill Location Map
Please click below for Figure 3: “55” Schematic Cross Section
Table 2: Drill Hole Details
All core drilling conducted by Moneta is oriented. Drill core is sawn and half is sent ALS Canada Inc. for drying and crushing to -2 mm, with a 1.00 kg split pulverized to -75 µm (200#). A 50 g charge is Fire Assayed and analyzed using a AAS finish for Gold. Samples above 10.00 g/t Au are analyzed by Fire Assay with a gravimetric finish and selected samples with visible gold or high-grade mineralization are assayed by Metallic Screen Fire Assay on a 1.00 kg sample. Moneta inserts independent certified reference material and blanks with the samples and assays routine pulp repeats and coarse reject sample duplicates with the samples, as well as completing third-party check assays at Activation Laboratories Ltd. Gary O’Connor, FAusIMM is a qualified person under NI 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the contents of this press release.
The Company holds a 100% interest in 5 core gold projects strategically located along the Destor-Porcupine Fault Zone in the Timmins Gold Camp with over 85 million ounces of past gold production. The projects consist of the Golden Highway, North Tisdale, Nighthawk Lake, Kayorum and Denton projects. The Golden Highway Project covers 12 kilometres of prospective ultramafic/mafic volcanic/sedimentary rocks along the DPFZ hosting a NI 43-101 indicated resource estimate of 1,091,000 ounces (31.1 Mt at 1.09 g/t Au) and 3,204,000 ounces inferred (83.3 Mt at 1.20 g/t Au), clustered within four kilometres.
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