Mountain Boy Minerals Ltd. (Mountain Boy) has been informed by its joint venture partner, Great Bear Resources Ltd., on initial BA property trench sampling results. The property which is in the Stewart area of the Golden Triangle district of British Columbia is 50 percent owned by Mountain Boy with Great Bear as operator. At the BA project, the BA zone represents the surface exposure of a large VMS system that has been previously drilled-tested over 1.5 kilometres of strike. The zone is located between 2.5 and 4 kilometres from paved highway 37A, the main access route to Stewart, British Columbia, and remains open to extension.
Highlights of the work program results received to date include:
- Trench "C2" - 12.0 m of 5.09% Zn, 1.81% Pb and 20 g/t Ag within 39.0 m of 3.76% Zn, 2.26% Pb and 30 g/t Ag
- Trench "C" - 1.5 m of 6.64% Zn, 2.71% Pb and 21 g/t Ag within 19.5 m of 3.92 % Zn, 1.55% Pb and 44 g/t Ag
- Trench "D" - 12.0 m of 5.24% Zn, 1.59% Pb and 30 g/t Ag within 19.5 m of 3.96% Zn, 1.05% Pb and 20 g/t Ag.
- Glacial retreat since 2010 has exposed strike extensions of the zone which have now been sampled
- Re-logging of historical drill core has revealed a high-grade sulphide-carbonate overprint of the stacked volcanogenic massive sulphide system (VMS), comprising a core of enhanced grade that is traceable along strike at surface.
Channel samples reported herein are from surface exposures of semi-massive to massive sulphide that are traceable at surface along the exposed length of the zone.
Samples from four additional trenches as well as re-sampled drill core are currently in the lab for processing. Once the company has received all results, a comprehensive 3D geological model will be created to assist with planning for the 2017 exploration program at the BA project.
The channel sampling program targeted prospective zones of zinc-silver-lead VMS bearing stratigraphy. The work included a comprehensive re-logging and sampling program of historical drill core as well as re-interpretation of the geological model. The new modeling confirms the presence of a "stacked" VMS system along with significant zones of higher grade sulphide-carbonate enrichment, generally containing several percent combined zinc and lead plus associated silver. Sampling has also identified strike extensions of the mineralized zones into areas where glacial cover has melted since the last drilling on the project which was completed in 2010.
The BA zone is part of a horizon identified over a strike length of at least 30 km, stretching from the BA property to the headwaters of Surprise Creek.
E Kruchkowski, P.Geo, president for Mountain Boy, is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 responsible for the accuracy of technical information contained in this news release