Nuinsco Intersects Down‐Dip Extension to Historic Sunbeam Gold Mine
July 22, 2020
Toronto, July 22, 2020 – Nuinsco Resources Limited (“Nuinsco” or the “Company”) (CSE: NWI) today announced that recent diamond drilling at the Sunbeam Gold Property (the “Property”) near Atikokan in northwestern Ontario successfully intersected the down‐dip extension of the structure hosting gold mineralization at the pastproducing Sunbeam Mine, returning anomalous gold mineralization.
“The presence of gold mineralized rock at depth below the historic Sunbeam mine is very encouraging,” said Paul Jones, CEO. “In addition to the 15km strike length of gold mineralized structures at surface and known gold occurrences, the gold mineralization and host‐structure is now known to continue to depth below the historic work at the Sunbeam Mine. Technical issues resulted in only two holes being completed, however the results from those holes add to our knowledge of this extensive domain of little‐explored, favourable gold mineralized host rock that Nuinsco can explore going forward.”
Diamond drill holes NS‐20‐01 and 02 were collared to test for an extension of the northeast striking and approximately 50° northwest dipping host structure to gold mineralization of the historic Sunbeam mine. Both drill holes were collared at 625N on line 6770E, oriented at 135° and inclined at ‐70° and ‐80° respectively. The completed drill holes intersected the down‐dip extension of the mineralized structure hosting the Sunbeam Mine up to 30m below the maximum depth attained in the old mine workings. Due to technical issues it was not possible to test the interpreted trend of the mineralization occurring in the mine. DDH NS‐20‐01 intersected 3.75m (between 73.25m and 77.0m core‐length, estimated at 3.5m true‐width) of consistently anomalous gold mineralization, peaking at 1.1 g/t Au (between 74,65‐75.07m core‐length, estimated at 0.39m true width) in sulphide bearing quartz veins in altered chlorite schist and tronjhemite host rock. DDH NS‐20‐02 intersected 6.08m (between 80.12m and 86.2m core‐length, estimated at 5.1m true‐width) of deformed and altered rock hosting quartz‐veining and returned anomalous gold mineralization, peaking at 218 ppb Au (see tabulated analytical results below).
Previous work conducted by Nuinsco identified gold mineralization in mine waste dumps and vein material that suggests high‐grade gold mineralization is present at the Sunbeam mine site. Grab samples collected by Nuinsco from waste‐rock at the mine have returned assays as high as 122 g/t gold (refer to the Nuinsco news release dated 21 March 2019, grab samples are selected samples and are not representative of the mineralization hosted on the property); these findings concur with grades reported historic records and sampling results by previous workers.
The Sunbeam Mine is located on a northeast‐trending, mineralized lineament that traverses the property for 5.4km. Host mineralization at the Sunbeam Mine is a northeast striking, chloritized sheared zone of altered, schistose rock within which sulphide and gold bearing quartz veins occur. Historically at the Sunbeam Mine, pits and shafts were excavated to trace the quartz veining and schist along strike in excess of 300m.
As well as the Sunbeam mine, the 101 mining claims of the Property optioned by Nuinsco in 2017 encompass numerous other sites of gold mineralization including the historic Roy and Pettigrew deposits and a number of other gold showings located on the northeast‐striking, gold‐mineralized trends that traverse the Property.
The Sunbeam Gold Property is located in northwestern Ontario 27km northeast of the town of Atikokan and 12km southeast of Agnico Eagle’s Hammond Reef gold deposit. It is accessible via well‐maintained logging roads from Hwy 11.
P.L. Jones, P. Geo., is a qualified person as defined by NI 43‐101 and has reviewed and approved the technical contents of this press release regarding the Property.
Sample Analyses: all drill core was sawn and half or the core was submitted as samples for analysis to Activation Laboratories Ltd. through their Thunder Bay facility using the 1A‐2 analytical method of fire assay – atomic absorption with detection limits of between 5ppb and 5000ppb. Given the number of samples the laboratory QC methods were relied upon – this comprised insertion of four analytical standards, two analytical blanks and two sample duplicates.
|DDH||Sample number||From (m)||To (m)||Length (m)||Au
|NS‐20‐01||81751||27.58||27.93||0.35||< 5||QV / intrusion, py‐chl on fractures|
|NS‐20‐01||81752||43.3||43.61||0.31||< 5||QV, sulphide at lower contact|
|NS‐20‐01||81753||73.25||74.09||0.84||184||Trondhj, hem alt'd, fine diss sulphide in sericitic masses near lower contact w/ QV|
|NS‐20‐01||81754||74.09||74.65||0.56||82||Milky white to pale pink (hem alt'd) QV, hem fractures|
|NS‐20‐01||81755||74.65||75.07||0.42||1100||Trondhj, pale pink & green alt'd, 2‐3% fine diss to fine blebs py|
|NS‐20‐01||81756||75.07||75.95||0.88||16||Def zone, sharp UCT, chl schist, boudinaged QV, 5cm clay altered zone, slickensided fractures (chl)|
|NS‐20‐01||81757||75.95||76.5||0.55||588||Def zone, chl schist, boudinaged QV|
|NS‐20‐01||81758||76.5||77||0.5||44||QV, hem alt'd, chl‐clay‐hem filled fractures 1‐2cm wide, 5cm+ loss|
|NS‐20‐01||81759||77||77.25||0.25||< 5||Rubble, chl schist & hem alt'd QV|
|NS‐20‐01||81760||77.25||78||0.75||31||Hem alt'd trondhj, sulphide blebs at end|
|NS‐20‐01||81761||78||78.96||0.96||40||Hem alt'd trondhj, sulphide blebs noted|
|NS‐20‐02||81762||65.8||66.45||0.65||< 5||Trondhj w/ multiple QVs, py+/‐po|
|NS‐20‐02||81763||80.12||81||0.88||119||Trondhj, hem alt'd|
|NS‐20‐02||81764||81||81.3||0.3||173||Low angle QV, sulphide along fine fracture|
|NS‐20‐02||81765||81.3||81.85||0.55||5||Mixed QV, chl‐sericite schist|
|NS‐20‐02||81766||81.85||82.75||0.9||< 5||Chl‐schist w/ 1cm thick QVs, 5cm Bx/Fz|
|NS‐20‐02||81767||82.75||84||1.25||< 5||Chl schist|
|NS‐20‐02||81769||85.15||85.35||0.2||7||QV + chl‐hem schistose wall rock at ends|
|NS‐20‐02||81770||85.35||86.2||0.85||218||Trondhj, fg, hem alt'd, 1‐3% sulphide (py) blebs|
|NS‐20‐02||81771||90.07||90.3||0.23||< 5||QV ~10cm w/ coarse blebs py+/‐po+/‐cp|
chl = chlorite, hem = hematite. py = pyrite, po = pyrrhotite, cp = chalcopyrite, QV = quartz vein, bx = breccia, fz = fault zone, alt’d = altered, trondhj = trondhjemite, diss = disseminated
About Nuinsco Resources Limited
Nuinsco Resources has over 45 years of exploration success and is a growth‐oriented, multi‐commodity mineral exploration and development company focused on prospective opportunities in Canada and internationally. Currently the Company has two properties in Ontario – the high‐grade Sunbeam gold prospect near Atikokan and the large, multi‐commodity (rare‐earths, niobium, tantalum, phosphorus) Prairie Lake project near Terrace Bay. In addition, Nuinsco has completed an agreement to exploit the El Sid project in southeastern Egypt – this project requires little capital and can provide near‐term revenue to the Company; the Company is in the process of sourcing funding to commence the process of building a plant on‐site.
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