Auryn Resources Inc. ("Auryn" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the initiation of the spring mobilization and exploration program at the Committee Bay gold project ("Committee Bay") located in Nunavut, Canada. The spring mobilization is well underway to stage fuel and exploration supplies in support of the upcoming belt wide summer exploration program.
Shawn Wallace President and CEO stated: "With the recently completed financing, the company is in an excellent position to deliver significant value to shareholders as we embark on a $10 million dollar discovery based exploration program on our Committee Bay Asset."
Auryn is conducting 6,000 line kilometres of high-resolution airborne electro-magnetic & magnetic geophysical surveys over the Three Bluffs and Anuri corridor target areas of the belt (Figure 1). These geophysical surveys are designed to advance multiple high-grade targets to drill stage for 2016 and 2017. In addition, Auryn is conducting 800 line kilometres of ground-based magnetic surveys over areas in the vicinity of the Three Bluffs deposit with the aim of delivering new drill targets that could expand upon the deposit along strike and at depth (Figure 2).
The focus of the summer program is to make a second major discovery, continue our innovative exploration approach belt wide and to further delineate the most prospective drill targets identified to date. The exploration program will be comprised of approximately 10,000 metres of rotary air blast ("RAB") drilling utilizing a light weight mobile drill in the SW part of the belt, 5,000 square kilometres of aerial drone imagery and a till sampling program consisting of 6,000 samples across the central and northeast regions of the belt (Figure 3).
The RAB drill program will test the continuation at depth and along strike of high-grade mineralization at West Plains and will also target the largest gold-in-till anomalies within the 20 kilometre long gold bearing Anuri corridor.
Michael Henrichsen Chief Geologist and COO of Auryn stated, "Excellent progress has been made with our world class multi-disciplined exploration team to develop the highest probability of success drill targets in the SW region of the belt and in the immediate vicinity of the Three Bluffs deposit. Our approach, in combination with the belt wide reconnaissance exploration will be to put Auyrn in a solid position for the potential discovery of multiple high-grade gold deposits.
On Behalf of the Board
Shawn Wallace, President, CEO and Director