Demonstrates Continuity Of Eastern Trend Mineralisation In Central Newfoundland
Sokoman Minerals Corp. (TSXV:SIC) has intersected additional high-grade gold with multiple holes reporting visible gold mineralisation in ongoing Phase 6 drilling at the 100% owned Moosehead Property in central Newfoundland.
“Drilling continues to confirm high-grade gold at Moosehead and provide insights into the complex geological controls on the high-grade mineralisation,” President, Tim Froude said.
“Our methodical approach is paying off as we continue to intersect and extend the interpreted high-grade shoots that lie within the larger envelope of gold mineralisation.
“With high-grade gold existing in all known zones within an area at least 700 m in strike, up to 200 m in width, and at least 250 m vertical: the potential to link these zones as well as expand the footprint of the Moosehead system is high.
“Drilling will continue with two rigs and arrival of the barge rig on the property is expected to be two – three weeks.
“The barge is ready and will be mobilised immediately on receipt of the Water Resources permit, which is the only permit outstanding. We will be posting all Phase 6 drill hole summaries on our website as soon as compilation and updating of sections and plans are complete.”
While waiting on assays for South Pond the drill was relocated to the 75 Zone to assess the southern extension of the Eastern Trend.
Borehole MH-19-75 was originally drilled in the fall of 2019 and returned a 5.80 m intersection (core length) grading 6.93 g/t Au starting at 87.50 m downhole, including two visible gold-bearing veins that assayed 30.42 g/t Au over 0.30 m (from 88.95 m), and 32.99 g/t Au over 0.80 m (from 92.50 m).
The initial follow-up programme around MH-19-75 was based on 25 m step outs which the Company has determined to be less than ideal for evaluating these complex shear systems. MH-21-203 returned 13.67 g/t Au over 2.85 m from 98.15 m downhole – a 10 m step out to the south from MH-19-75. MH-21-205 – a 15 m step out from MH-19-75 (and up-dip from MH-21-203) intersected four veins with visible gold, returning 2.88 g/t Au over 4.25 m including 7.89 g/t Au over 1.25 m. Given these results the drill will continue at the 75 Zone.
At South Pond, ongoing drilling has defined a steeply-plunging, high-grade core within the moderately to steeply east-northeast dipping mineralized zone. Modelling of the area suggests that South Pond is possibly a splay off the Eastern Trend structure to the east, with many similar characteristics to the original
Footwall Splay at North Pond. This interpretation bodes well for continued exploration between South Pond and Western Trend (approximately 250 m corridor) not only for gold mineralization on the main structures but for repeating splays as well.
Drill holes MH-21-193, 198 and 200 all focused on the Lower Eastern Trend between vertical depths of 150 to 200 m and were follow-up to previous drilled holes MH-19-62 (7.20 m @ 22.35 g/t Au and MH-19-81 (6.40 m @ 17.34 g/t Au). The results have confirmed continuity of gold mineralisation in the Lower Eastern Trend and drilling will continue in this area for the foreseeable future.
Previous drilling in the Eastern Trend intersected gold mineralization on structures both above and below the main mineralised envelope. Ongoing close-spaced drilling of the Lower Eastern Trend indicates that there is more regularity and predictability to these intersections. The upcoming barge-based programme will be key to assessing the up-plunge potential and whether these structures prove to be additional high-grade splays and or parallel structures.
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