Metanor Resources Inc. (TSX-V:MTO) is pleased to announce that underground exploration drilling at it’s Bachelor Mine has successfully extended the Moroy veins to depth by over 100 vertical metres. This new drilling is located at a recently completed exploration drill bay on the new development at 11 level extended from the Bachelor mine towards the Moroy zone. Highlights include significant intercepts such as 7 g/t Au over 3.9 metres and 7.4 g/t Au over 2.7 metres.
Greg Gibson, CEO stated “The Moroy Zone adds a completely new dimension to the Bachelor Mine as these new zones extend continuously from surface to depth below 600 metres as these recent results are demonstrating. Our emphasis on providing new access from underground for exploration is paying off, especially as these new zones get nearer to the existing Bachelor Mine workings with depth. New undeveloped zones such as Moroy as well as our encouraging results at Barry bode well for the future of the Bachelor operations, especially in combination with our potential plans for mill expansion. It is important to note that the Bachelor operation has the only permitted, operating mill with potential for expansion within the extremely busy Urban Barry camp that is proving new high grade deposits on multiple fronts.”
The drill hole results to date in the Moroy sector are presented in the table below:
The drilling at Moroy will continue moving forward from the existing drill bay with a focus to define the extension of Moroy at depth and along strike. In addition, a second drill bay has been excavated in the exploration drift and drilling has commenced with a second drill rig to accelerate the exploration program within the Moroy veins and structures. The development of the exploration drift is also continuing south, towards Moroy’s main zones to soon be able to access the new high grade ore. As of today, the exploration drift is 30 metres from the structures. The drift development is expected to reach the new veins by late January – early February 2018, as planned, and the development team will verify the lateral extension, and continuity of the structures.
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Quality Control and Reporting Protocols
Metanor estimates that the mineralized intercepts true thicknesses are 85% to 90% of the drill core intercepts reported in the Moroy veins. Grades were uncapped at Moroy. The Company employs a rigorous, industry-standard, QA/QC program. The samples were assayed by fire-assay at the Metanor assay lab. Blanks, duplicates and certified reference standards are inserted into the sample stream to monitor laboratory performance. The quality control program of the assay results (QA/QC) adopted by Metanor includes a minimum of 10% of controlled assays being conducted as well as verification by an independent ALS-certified assay laboratory in Val-d’Or, Québec. Results of the spot checks were consistent with those reported.
About The Bachelor Mine
The Bachelor mine extracts gold from a series of sub-vertical narrow veins using an underground long-hole mining method with access through conventional track drifts from a vertical shaft, and the new sector below level 14 is accessed from a ramp system. The ore is processed on site in a mill using carbon in pulp to separate the gold from the ore. All the lodging facilities are on site, connected to the power grid, and accessible from a paved highway.
Pascal Hamelin, P. Eng., President and COO, is the Qualified Person under NI 43-101, responsible for reviewing and approving the technical information contained in this news release.
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