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Wallbridge Intersects 2.55 g/t Gold Over 20.01 Metres Confirming Continuity of Gold-Bearing Structure at Beschefer

 

 

 

 

 

Wallbridge Mining Company Limited (TSX:WM) (FWB:WC7) is pleased to announce positive results from its initial drill program at the recently-optioned Beschefer gold property in Quebec.

 

Highlights

 

  • The majority of assays from the Company’s first drill program at the Beschefer Project, consisting of five drill holes for a total of approximately 1,600 metres, have now been received.
  • All holes intersected significant gold mineralization in the B-14 shear zone, proving excellent geological continuity of this gold-bearing structure:

 

BE-18-048:      2.55 g/t gold over 20.01 metres, including 3.47 g/t gold over 10.28 metres and
5.90 g/t gold over 2.16 metres  
   
BE-18-049:     0.93 g/t gold over 20.25 metres, including 2.05 g/t gold over 5.17 metres
   
BE-18-050:  1.28 g/t gold over 8.15 metres
   
BE-18-051: 3.40 g/t gold over 2.29 metres
   
BE-18-052:    1.45 g/t gold over 6.42 metres and 0.84 g/t gold over 10.20 metres 
  • Drill hole BE-18-049 also intersected a narrow, high-grade shear zone above the B-14, assaying 20.22 g/t Au over 0.50 metres. Further sampling of secondary shear zones above the B-14 is currently underway.

 

“We are pleased with the assay results of our initial drill program confirming the presence of a very continuous, up to 20 m wide, gold-bearing structure,” stated Attila Péntek, Vice-President, Exploration of Wallbridge. “Even though we did not intersect high-grade domains in this structure like some of the historic drilling, we certainly achieved our goal of proving the continuity and predictability of the B-14 structure. As a next step, we are working on an updated 3D geological model of the project to better understand the controls on gold deposition and are planning a more substantial drill program to outline the high-grade domains and establish an initial resource.”   

 

About the Beschefer Project

 

The Beschefer Project covers 647 hectares and is located in the Northern Abitibi Greenstone Belt, 14 km east of the past-producing polymetallic Selbaie Mine, 45 km northeast of the Casa Berardi Mine and 28 km from Wallbridge’s Fenelon Gold Property. Historically, the area has mainly been explored for volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits similar to the Matagami camp and the Selbaie Mine.

 

Gold mineralization was discovered in the B-14 Zone in 1995 by Billiton Canada Inc. but the property saw very limited exploration before the involvement of Excellon between 2011 and 2013. Excellon completed approximately 17,000 metres of drilling, extending the B-14 mineralization down to almost 600 metres vertical depth, discovering the upper shear zone and intersecting the highest-grade intersections on the property, including 55.63 g/t gold over 5.57 metres and 13.07 g/t gold over 8.75 metres. Excellon’s primary focus is on production and exploration at its Platosa Mine and Miguel Auza Property in Mexico. Up to Wallbridge’s current program there has been no exploration at Beschefer since 2013.

 

Wallbridge entered into an option agreement to acquire 100% of Beschefer as part of its strategy of building a gold production pipeline in the emerging Sunday Lake-Selbaie Belt (see Wallbridge press release dated October 17, 2018).

 

A summary of the 2018 drill hole results is reported in the tables and figures below.

 

 

Table 1. Wallbridge Beschefer Property 2018 Surface Drill Assay Highlights
Drill Hole From To From To Length True
Width
Au Zone
  (m) (m) (m) (m) (m) (m) (g/t)  
BE18-048 203.62 223.63     20.01 19.57 2.55 B-14
  Including… 203.62 213.9 10.28 10.05 3.47 B-14
  Which includes… 204.86 205.97 1.11 1.09 14.33 B-14
  And… 221.47 223.63 2.16 2.12 5.90 B-14
BE-18-049 170.39 170.89     0.50 0.49 20.22 New Zone
BE-18-049 202.88 223.13     20.25 19.97 0.93 B-14
  Including… 202.88 208.05 5.17 5.10 2.05 B-14
BE-18-050 314.85 323.00     8.15 8.15 1.28 B-14
BE-18-051 319.88 322.17     2.29 2.27 3.40 B-14
BE-18-052 320.65 327.07     6.42 6.05 1.45 B-14 
BE-18-052 340.29 350.49     10.20 9.61 0.84 B-14 

 

 

 

Table 2. Wallbridge Beschefer Property 2018 drill hole information
Drill Hole ID   UTM E UTM N Elevation Length
(m)
Azimuth Dip Note
BE18-048 660630 5516088 280 249 353 -58  
BE18-049 660630 5516088 280 249 348 -51 Further assays pending
BE18-050 660880 5516000 280 354 335 -51  
BE18-051 660880 5516000 280 363 339 -59  
BE18-052 660880 5516000 280 384 343 -71  
         

 

 

The Qualified Persons responsible for the technical content of this press release are Marz Kord, P. Eng., M. Sc., MBA, President & CEO and Attila Péntek, P.Geo., Ph.D., Vice-President, Exploration for Wallbridge Mining Company Limited.

 

About Wallbridge Mining

 

Wallbridge is establishing a pipeline of projects that will support sustainable production and revenue as well as organic growth through exploration and scalability.

 

Wallbridge is currently developing its 100%-owned high-grade Fenelon Gold property in Quebec with ongoing exploration and a 35,000-tonne bulk sample. Wallbridge is also pursuing additional advanced-stage projects which would add to the Company’s near-term project pipeline. These discussions benefit from the operating capabilities Wallbridge demonstrated by safely and efficiently mining the Broken Hammer deposit in Sudbury, which was completed in October 2015. As part of this strategy, the Company recently optioned the Beschefer Project, an advanced gold property with proven size and grade-potential near Fenelon Gold. Wallbridge is also continuing partner-funded exploration on its large portfolio of nickel, copper, and PGM projects in Sudbury, Ontario, with a focus on its high-grade Parkin project.

 

Wallbridge also has exposure to exploration for copper and gold in Jamaica and British Columbia through its 11.3% ownership of Carube Copper Corp. (CUC:TSX-V, formerly Miocene Resources Limited, a Wallbridge spin-out of its BC assets).

 

Posted March 13, 2019

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