Sokoman Minerals Corp. (TSX-V:SIC) (OTCQB:SICNF) is pleased to announce that ongoing Phase 6 drilling at the 100% owned Moosehead Property in central Newfoundland has intersected additional high-grade gold with multiple holes reporting visible gold mineralization.
Tim Froude, President and CEO of Sokoman, says: “Drilling continues to confirm high-grade gold at Moosehead and provide insights into the complex geological controls on the high-grade mineralization. Our methodical approach is paying off as we continue to intersect and extend the interpreted high-grade shoots that lie within the larger envelope of gold mineralization. With high-grade gold existing in all known zones within an area at least 700 m in strike, up to 200 m in width, and at least 250 m vertical: the potential to link these zones as well as expand the footprint of the Moosehead system is high. Drilling will continue with two rigs and arrival of the barge rig on the property is expected to be two – three weeks. The barge is ready and will be mobilized immediately on receipt of the Water Resources permit, which is the only permit outstanding. We will be posting all Phase 6 drill hole summaries on our website as soon as compilation and updating of sections and plans are complete.”
While waiting on assays for South Pond the drill was relocated to the 75 Zone to assess the southern extension of the Eastern Trend. Borehole MH-19-75 was originally drilled in the fall of 2019 and returned a 5.80 m intersection (core length) grading 6.93 g/t Au starting at 87.50 m downhole, including two visible gold-bearing veins that assayed 30.42 g/t Au over 0.30 m (from 88.95 m), and 32.99 g/t Au over 0.80 m (from 92.50 m). The initial follow-up program around MH-19-75 was based on 25 m step outs which the Company has determined to be less than ideal for evaluating these complex shear systems. MH-21-203 returned 13.67 g/t Au over 2.85 m from 98.15 m downhole – a 10 m step out to the south from MH-19-75. MH-21-205 – a 15 m step out from MH-19-75 (and up-dip from MH-21-203) intersected four veins with visible gold, returning 2.88 g/t Au over 4.25 m including 7.89 g/t Au over 1.25 m. Given these results the drill will continue at the 75 Zone.
At South Pond, ongoing drilling has defined a steeply-plunging, high-grade core within the moderately to steeply east-northeast dipping mineralized zone. Modeling of the area suggests that South Pond is possibly a splay off the Eastern Trend structure to the east, with many similar characteristics to the original Footwall Splay at North Pond. This interpretation bodes well for continued exploration between South Pond and Western Trend (approximately 250 m corridor) not only for gold mineralization on the main structures but for repeating splays as well.
Drill holes MH-21-193, 198 and 200 all focused on the Lower Eastern Trend between vertical depths of 150 to 200 m and were follow-up to previous drilled holes MH-19-62 (7.20 m @ 22.35 g/t Au and MH-19-81 (6.40 m @ 17.34 g/t Au). The results have confirmed continuity of gold mineralization in the Lower Eastern Trend and drilling will continue in this area for the foreseeable future.
Previous drilling in the Eastern Trend intersected gold mineralization on structures both above and below the main mineralized envelope. Ongoing close-spaced drilling of the Lower Eastern Trend indicates that there is more regularity and predictability to these intersections. The upcoming barge-based program will be key to assessing the up-plunge potential and whether these structures prove to be additional high-grade splays and or parallel structures.
About the Moosehead Gold Project
The 100%-owned Moosehead Gold Project is located along the Trans-Canada Highway in north central Newfoundland, on the same structural trend as the advanced Valentine Lake Project (Marathon Gold), and adjacent to New Found Gold’s Queensway Project. Both the Moosehead and Queensway projects are targeting high-grade, turbidite-hosted, Fosterville-type gold mineralization. At least five zones of significant gold bearing mineralization have been identified to date at Moosehead and multiple high-priority targets independent of the known zones remain to be tested. In Phases 1 to 5 the Company completed 23,378 m (106 holes). In Phase 6 the Company has completed 22,326 m to-date to hole MH-21-228 (120 holes in this Phase) of the 50,000 m drill program at Moosehead.
This news release has been reviewed and approved by Timothy Froude, P.Geo., a “Qualified Person” under National Instrument 43-101 and President and CEO of Sokoman Minerals Corp.
To ensure a working environment that protects the health and safety of the staff and contractors, Sokoman is operating under federally and provincially mandated and recommended guidelines during the current COVID-19 alert level.
Analytical Techniques / QA/QC
All core samples submitted for assay were saw cut by Sokoman personnel with one-half submitted for assay and one-half retained for reference. Samples were delivered in sealed bags directly to the lab by Sokoman personnel. Samples, including duplicates, blanks and standards, were submitted to Eastern Analytical Ltd. in Springdale, Newfoundland for gold analysis. Eastern Analytical Ltd. is an accredited assay lab that conforms to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. Samples with possible visible gold were submitted for total pulp metallics and gravimetric finish. All other samples were analyzed by standard fire assay methods. Total pulp metallic analysis includes: the whole sample is crushed to -10 mesh; then pulverized to 95% -150 mesh. The total sample is weighed and screened 150 mesh; the +150 mesh fraction is fire assayed for Au, and a 30 g subsample of the -150 mesh fraction is fire assayed for Au; with a calculated weighted average of total Au in the sample reported as well. One blank and one industry approved standard for every twenty samples submitted, is included in the sample stream. Random duplicates of selected samples are analyzed in addition to the in-house standard and duplicate policies of Eastern Analytical. All reported assays are uncut.
About Sokoman Minerals Corp.
Sokoman Minerals Corp. is a discovery-oriented company with gold projects in Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada. The Company’s primary focus is its portfolio of gold projects including the 100%-owned, high-grade, Fosterville-style Moosehead Project, and the Crippleback Lake (optioned to Trans Canada Gold Corp.), and East Alder (optioned to Canterra Minerals Corporation) Projects, all of which lie along the Central Newfoundland Gold Belt, as well as the 100%-owned, district-scale Fleur de Lys project in northwestern Newfoundland, which is targeting Dalradian-type gold mineralization similar to the Curraghinalt and Cavanacaw deposits in Northern Ireland. The Company also recently entered into a strategic alliance with Benton Resources Inc. through three large scale joint venture properties including Grey River, Golden Hope and Kepenkeck in Newfoundland.
Sokoman now controls independently, and through the Benton Alliance, over 150,000 hectares (>6,000 claims – 1500 sq. km), making it one of the largest landholders in Newfoundland, Canada’s newest and rapidly emerging gold districts. The Company also retains an interest in an early-stage antimony/gold project (Startrek) in Newfoundland, optioned to White Metal Resources Inc., and in Labrador, the Company has a 100% interest in the Iron Horse (Fe) project which has Direct Shipping Ore (DSO) potential.
Mineralization hosted on adjacent and/or nearby properties is not necessarily indicative of mineralization hosted on the Company’s property.
The Company would like to thank the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for financial support of the Moosehead Project through the Junior Exploration Assistance Program.
Moosehead Project – South Pond & 75 Zone
Moosehead Project – East Trend
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