Troymet Exploration Corp. ("Troymet" or the Company") is pleased to update progress on its exploration projects. Troymet operates the Redhill and Golden Eagle projects in British Columbia and the Wildcat project located in Utah. Hudbay Minerals Inc. operates the McClarty Lake VMS project in Manitoba (Hudbay 60%; Troymet 40%).
Troymet plans drilling programs on the Redhill and Wildcat projects. Both are considered to have high discovery potential.
Troymet is fully funded (+$1,000,000) for its proposed drill programs on the Redhill and Wildcat projects.
Wildcat Project (Gold-Silver)
An application for a permit to conduct a 2016 drill program on the Wildcat project was submitted to the State of Utah and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in January 2016. Troymet is awaiting approval of the permit. Planning for a drill program is well advanced.
Troymet's 2015 field program successfully identified numerous prospective structural drill targets along the Joy Fault and in cross cutting structures. The Company has documented exploration progress on the Wildcat project in a series of news releases issued between November 10, 2015 and February 17, 2016. The news releases can be found on the Company's website at www.troymet.com/news/2016.
Troymet's exploration focus is gold and silver mineralization in veins, stockworks, breccias and bulk-tonnage deposits along the Joy Fault, and in structural/stratigraphic hosts in Cambrian carbonate rocks.
Redhill Project (Copper-Gold-Zinc-Silver VMS)
Troymet has received a British Columbia Mines Act multi-year permit for its proposed 2016 diamond drilling and geophysical program on the Alpha and Beta zones. The Company's 2015 field program identified several volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) targets associated with interflow horizons within a stacked sequence of felsic volcanics. The undrilled targets have associated electromagnetic (EM) conductors and copper- and zinc-in-soil anomalies.
Troymet's re-assay of an intersection in an hostoric drill hole (DDH RH06-25) returned 8.75% copper, 4.75% zinc, 1.22 g/t gold and 61.19 g/t silver over 2.04 metres. This intersection, which remains un-bracketed, confirms the prospectivity of the un-drilled VMS targets.
In addition, a new +1,000m trend of elevated to anomalous gold-in-soil values was identified.
Troymet plans a reconnaissance, induced polarization survey over the strongest EM anomalies, the high-grade intersection in hole RH06-25 and the new +1,000m gold soil anomaly to help in targeting prior to drilling.
Troymet has documented exploration progress on the Redhill project in a series of news releases issued between September 2, 2015 and December 1, 2015. The news releases can be found on the Company's website at www.troymet.com/news/2016.
Golden Eagle Project (Gold-Silver)
Troymet is continuing to monitor the potential to develop a significant and shallow gold-silver resource in the Skarn prospect, especially at this time of rising gold prices. Historic drilling in 1990 and 1997 was limited to an area 265 m long and intersections ranged from 2.12 g/t Au over 9.9 m to 7.64 g/t Au over 3.5m. Only visually obvious mineralization was assayed and no drill core exists today from this drilling. In 2011, Troymet drilled one hole (N11-06) to test the northern limit of the area of historic drilling. The hole collared in mineralization and cut a wide, structurally controlled zone comprising high-grade veining and lower-grade host rock:
- 1.27 g/t Au over 36.45m (open)
- incl. 4.13 g/t over 3.5 m
- and 6.0 g/t over 1.0 m
- 4.05 g/t Ag over 15.45 m (upper part of the gold zone)
- Mineralization outcrops and is open along strike and at depth
- Untested anomalous soils and rock chips over ~1,000m
This intersection demonstrated the potential for high-grade, sub-cropping, bulk-tonnage gold mineralization that was not recognized in the past. A compilation of the pertinent exploration data can be viewed at: Skarn Prospect.
McClarty Lake Project (Copper-Zinc-Gold VMS)
As previously announced (news release dated December 15, 2015), Hudbay Mining Inc., the Joint Venture operator, has advised Troymet that it plans to conduct ground geophysical surveys over newly staked targets once ice conditions permit.
Under the terms of the Joint Venture Agreement, Hudbay must contribute $1,151,052 in joint venture expenditures before Troymet is required to fund its participating interest.
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.