Inventus Stakes McCarthy Paleoplacer Gold Prospect and Provides Sudbury 2.0 and Pardo Project Updates
TORONTO, April 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Inventus Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE: IVS) (“Inventus” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired a 100% interest through staking 16 km2 of new claims in McCarthy Township, located 50 km northeast of Sudbury, Ontario. Exploration work is ongoing on the Sudbury 2.0 and Pardo Projects, and plans are in place for a busy field season.
McCarthy Paleoplacer ProspectThe new claims in McCarthy Township were staked around a 2014 drill hole, MC-14-01, that had several intersections of gold-bearing conglomerates with assays up to 7.5 g/t gold over 0.5 m, and 1.1 g/t gold over 0.4 m at a depth of 800 metres.The drill hole is located 17 km west-northwest of Inventus’ Pardo Paleoplacer Gold Project (see Figure 1). The conglomerates sampled in hole MC-14-01 appear equivalent to the conglomerates that occur at the Pardo Project. Inventus believes the McCarthy paleoplacer gold occurrence is a separate ancient river system that was depositing gold simultaneously with the Pardo conglomerates and is strong evidence that an extensive paleoplacer gold system occurs in the region. Surface prospecting will investigate whether the favourable gold-bearing conglomerates exist at surface in McCarthy, similar to the Pardo Project.Inventus has recovered the 2014 drill core and an examination of the core has revealed that significant intervals of Sudbury Breccia occur above the older sediments. The core is in good condition and will serve as an excellent starting point for exploration in the area.Geological mapping by Teck Corporation in the 1990’s identified extensive Sudbury Breccia on surface in the area. Inventus plans to prospect the area in search for Sudbury-type geology and alteration associated with the Temagami Anomaly.Old land claims (circa 1890’s) were identified within the new staked claims on the south shore of Harvey Lake (see Figure 1). Similar land claims that occur on the Sudbury 2.0 Property have led to the discovery of the Laura Creek Offset Dyke and the Big Valley Lake Occurrence in 2019.Sudbury 2.0 Winter Exploration UpdateDuring late-February and early-March, Abitibi Geophysics completed ground induced polarization (IP) surveys over the Laura Creek Offset Dyke and the Big Valley Lake targets. The preliminary IP survey results show several chargeability anomalies that suggest the presence of disseminated sulfides in both areas.Shortly after completion of the IP surveys, a five-hole core drilling program was initiated at Laura Creek targeting the newly defined IP anomalies and dyke below the surface. A total of 75 core samples from this program have been submitted for assay and will be reported on once results are returned. Visually the core intersected the inclusion-bearing quartz diorite (IQD) dyke within a halo of extensive Sudbury-type Meta-Breccia and alteration.Ground reconnaissance above the IP chargeability anomalies at Big Valley and Doon Lake is planned for later in the spring. Drilling at Big Valley is planned later in the year, once an exploration camp can be established in the area to facilitate logistics.Pardo Project UpdateInventus has submitted its permit application for a 50,000-tonne bulk sample on the Pardo Project. The plan is identical to what was pursued in 2018, but limited finances and mill availability did not allow the project to proceed at the time. We expect to move quickly through permitting and to be in a position to advance the first phase of bulk sampling in 2020.Click here for Figure 1: http://www.inventusmining.com/s/IVS-Apr-14-2020.pdfAbout Inventus Mining Corp.Inventus is a mineral exploration and development company focused on the world-class mining district of Sudbury, Ontario. Our principal assets are a 100% interest in the Pardo Paleoplacer Gold Project and the Sudbury 2.0 Project located northeast of Sudbury. Pardo is the first important paleoplacer gold discovery found in North America. Inventus has 122,701,069 common shares outstanding (145,925,289 shares on a fully diluted basis).For further information, please contact:Mr. Stefan Spears
Chairman and CEO
Inventus Mining Corp.
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