Sokoman Minerals Corp. is pleased to report the first results from the barge-based drilling on North Pond on the 100%-owned Moosehead Project in the Central Newfoundland Gold Belt.
MH-21-291: 4.95 m of 27.70 g/t Au from 41.55 m downhole
MH-21-283: 4.20 m of 14.72 g/t Au within 9.80 m of 6.65 g/t Au from 53.00 m downhole
The results confirm shallow, high-grade, gold-bearing quartz veins which are extensions to the Upper Eastern Trend and the Footwall Splay mineralized zones (plan map attached). The reported holes were drilled on a 10 m to 15 m grid spacing south of MH-20-115, which gave significant intercepts of 4.60 m of 47.20 g/t Au from the Footwall Splay, and further downhole, 8.10 m of 68.70 g/t Au from the Upper Eastern Trend (November 19, 2020 NR).
The new holes are on trend towards the 75 Zone, located approximately 150 m further south, and from where recent results include MH-21-234 that returned 4.80 m of 17.56 g/t Au (September 28, 2021 NR).
The following table summarizes the rush metallics assay results from the first five drill holes from this program:
Tim Froude, President and CEO of Sokoman, says: "We are extremely pleased with the early results from the North Pond, barge-based, drilling. We have been stressing the importance of this program for several months and it is very rewarding to see our expectations met with these strong results. The barge program to date consists of 20 holes with mineralized veins encountered in the majority of the holes. Some holes tested both the Upper Eastern Trend and the Footwall Splay zones with the table above reporting both intersections. The barge program will continue as long as conditions allow. Winter conditions, mainly freezing, are expected in late November to mid-December, at which point the barge will be pulled from the pond and mothballed until spring 2022. We are also pleased to announce that the current 50,000 m program has been increased to 100,000 m with drilling to continue with occasional breaks through 2022. We see growth potential in all areas of the known mineralized corridors as well as discovery potential on our numerous regional targets."
This news release has been reviewed and approved by Timothy Froude, P.Geo., a "Qualified Person" under National Instrument 43-101 and President and CEO of Sokoman Minerals Corp.
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Analytical Techniques / QA/QC
Samples, including duplicates, blanks and standards, were submitted to Eastern Analytical Ltd. in Springdale, Newfoundland for gold analysis. All core samples submitted for assay were saw cut by Sokoman personnel with one-half submitted for assay and one-half retained for reference. Samples were delivered in sealed bags directly to the lab by Sokoman personnel. Eastern Analytical Ltd. is an accredited assay lab that conforms to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. Samples with possible visible gold were submitted for total pulp metallics and gravimetric finish. All other samples were analyzed by standard fire assay methods.
Total pulp metallic analysis includes: the whole sample is crushed to -10 mesh; then pulverized to 95% -150 mesh. The total sample is weighed and screened to 150 mesh; the +150 mesh fraction is fire assayed for Au, and a 30 g subsample of the -150 mesh fraction is fire assayed for Au; with a calculated weighted average of total Au in the sample reported as well. One blank and one industry approved standard for every twenty samples submitted, is included in the sample stream. Random duplicates of selected samples are analyzed in addition to the in-house standard and duplicate policies of Eastern Analytical Ltd. All reported assays are uncut.