Troymet Exploration Corp. ("Troymet") is pleased to update progress on its exploration program on the Redhill copper-gold-zinc-silver volcanogenic massive sulphide ("VMS") project in British Columbia. Troymet retained Frontier Geosciences Inc. of Vancouver to review the results of a Transient EM (TEM) survey conducted on the Alpha zone in 2005.
This survey consisted of approximately 16 km of TEM surface coverage, as well as downhole TEM testing in three boreholes. The surface TEM coverage identified a number of conductors that vary in depth and quality along strike. It is believed that the target sulphides are associated with prospective volcanic sequences that dip steeply to the southwest (view map). Historically, three stacked prospective sequences are recognized, dipping steeply to the west. Stacked mineralized horizons are a common feature in VMS mining camps world-wide. Within a camp, deposits may occur laterally at a discrete time - stratigraphic interval or vertically stacked through hundreds of metres of volcanic stratigraphy. The distribution of TEM conductors in the Alpha zone indicates there are additional prospective sequences that have not yet been mapped/recognized. Historical drill testing is concentrated in the centre of the TEM grid; however, the stronger TEM responses occur in the southeastern and northwestern areas of the grid. These stronger TEM responses have not yet been drilled, they continue to the limits of the survey grid, and remain open.
The primary purpose of Frontier's review was to determine why the TEM survey shows only a shallow (~50 metres) EM conductor in the area of diamond drill holes 84-1, RH05-23 and RH06-25, whereas holes RH05-23 and RH06-25 intersected deeper mineralization (~145 metres) that was the target of downhole TEM testing. Frontier's conclusion is that the shallow TEM conductor and the deeper mineralization intersected in holes RH05-23 and RH06-25 are two separate zones; "The deeper mineralization is likely not detected from the southwest loop (Loop 2) due to null coupling to the southwest dipping horizon". Consequently, the gold-rich, high grade copper intercepts in holes RH05-23 and RH06-25 may be part of a deeper, high grade zone(s) of VMS mineralization. Additional drilling is required to test for a significant zone of mineralization in this area.
Troymet is in the process of permitting a diamond drilling program on the Alpha and Beta zones which will test the prospective TEM conductors, and other targets. Additional EM surveys may be required on the Alpha zone, prior to drilling, to test for extensions to the prospective TEM conductors and to follow-up soil geochemical anomalies. As previously reported, Troymet has completed a soil sampling program on the Alpha zone (News Release dated September 16, 2015) and results will be released once received, assessed and evaluated.
Kieran Downes, P. Geo., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and verified the technical information provided in this release.
About Troymet Exploration Corp.
Troymet Exploration Corp. is a junior exploration company with a solid treasury and with projects in British Columbia (Redhill and Golden Eagle), Manitoba (McClarty Lake) and Utah (Wildcat). Troymet operates the Wildcat, Redhill and Golden Eagle projects. Hudbay Minerals Inc. is the operator of the McClarty Lake joint venture and must contribute $1,151,052 in joint venture expenditures before Troymet is required to fund its participating interest. Troymet retains a 2% net smelter returns royalty (NSR) on the Key property, British Columbia, which was sold to New Gold Inc. in 2013. Troymet is continuing to evaluate mineral properties for acquisition.
TROYMET EXPLORATION CORP.
Kieran Downes, Ph.D., P.Geo., President, CEO & Director