Signature Resources Ltd. (TSXV:SGU, OTCQB:SGGTF) (“Signature” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that drill hole 18-03 targeting the North Zone of mineralization at Lingman Lake has intersected two sections of variably altered and sheared rock.
Signature Resources Ltd. (TSXV:SGU, OTCQB:SGGTF) (“Signature” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that drill hole 18-03 targeting the North Zone of mineralization at Lingman Lake has intersected two sections of variably altered and sheared rock. Visual examination of the core reveals that the zones are a bleached, moderately to highly silicified and carbonatized, variably pyritic and highly foliated rock. The foliation is the result of high shear strain, which is an environment conducive to fluid movement and possible gold mineralization.
“As our drill program continues, initial core observations reveal numerous characteristics which are typically associated with gold and which have historically been reported with identified zones. Hole 18-03 is just one example, we are very excited as the observed alteration and deformation of the rocks indicate widespread and active plumbing and deformation events which are conducive to gold mineralization.”, commented Walter Hanych, President and CEO of Signature Resources.”
Mr. Hanych continued, “We have completed 8 holes of our 12 hole program and are on schedule to complete the drill program by mid-month The core is being processed and upon completion selected half cut core samples will transported to SGS’s Laboratory in Red Lake, Ontario for assaying.”
The following intersections have been observed: Meterage is measured down hole and reflects core interval. The hole was drilled at an azimuth of 360 degrees, (true north) and at a -45 degree dip angle to intersect steeply south dipping (70-80 degree) east-west striking lithological-deformational trends.
The main rock types are massive mafic volcanics with some intermediate (composition) feldspar porphyry. These volcanics have been strongly altered (variably silicified, chloritized, carbonatized +/- epidote) and variably sheared in the following zones:
44.35 – 53.55 meters (9.20-meter length); with up to 5% pyrite in the upper and lower 2 to 3-meter shoulders of the section. See image below of this intercept.
64.47 – 77.23 (12.76-meter length); very chloritic with pervasive carbonate and brecciated appearance with 5% pyrite in upper <1 meter of the intersection.
Image of core run for hole 18-03 showing intersection of North Zone between 44.35 and 53.55 meters down the hole. See description above. Photo taken on site at Lingman Lake mine, September 8th, 2018.
The drill hole pierced the North Zone about 10 to 16 meters below the 150 Level drift (46-meter depth, east-west underground tunnel) of the mine. The intercept is below a 41-meter length of this drift, which historical records indicate averaged 15.4 grams of gold per tonne.
The scientific and technical content of this press release has been prepared, reviewed and approved by John Siriunas, P.Eng., Associate Independent Consultant with Caracle Creek International Consulting Ltd., and is the program site geologist, and by Walter Hanych, P.Geo., President-CEO of Signature Resources. Both are Qualified Persons as defined in National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
The Lingman Lake gold property consists of four free-hold patented claims and 762 single-cell staked claims, comprising a total of 15,096.3 hectares. The property hosts an historical estimate of 234,684 oz of gold* (1,063,904 tonnes grading 6.86 g Au/t at a 2.73 g Au/t cut-off) and includes what has historically been referred to as the Lingman Lake Gold Mine, an underground substructure consisting of a 126.5-meter shaft and three levels of development at depths of 46 m (150 Level), 84 m (275 Level) and 122 m (400 Level).
*This historical resource estimate is based on prior data and reports obtained and prepared by previous operators, and information provided by governmental authorities. A Qualified Person has not done sufficient work to verify the classification of the mineral resource estimates in accordance with current CIM categories. The Company is not treating the historical estimate as a current NI 43-101-compliant mineral resource estimate. Establishing a current mineral resource estimate on the Lingman Lake deposit will require further evaluation, which the Company and its consultants intend to complete in due course. Additional information regarding historical resource estimates is available in the technical report entitled, “Technical Report on the Lingman Lake Property” dated December 20, 2013, prepared by Walter Hanych, P.Geo., and Frank Racicot, P.Geo., available on the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com
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