SLAM Soil Samples Grade Up to 206 ppb Gold
MIRAMICHI, New Brunswick, Jan. 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SLAM Exploration Ltd. (“SLAM” or the “Company” on TSXV: SXL) is pleased to announce assay results ranging up to 0.206 g/t gold (206 ppb) collected in a geochemical survey on its wholly owned Menneval gold project in northwestern New Brunswick. Anomalous gold was detected in 72% of the samples in survey. Highlights include an untested 1800 m long trend (“Gold Trend A”) of anomalous gold values along strike from vein No. 18 and other recently discovered extensions to Zone 9. In a news release dated December 03, 2020, the Company reported 12 sites of visible gold in vein No. 18 with assay results grading 1.22 to 3,955 g/t gold over widths ranging from 0.04 to 0.12 m thick.
The geochemical survey comprises 616 soil samples collected at a sample spacing of 25 m on lines spaced 200 m apart. A total of 544 samples (72 %) contain anomalous gold ranging from 5 ppb to 206 ppb gold. These include 253 samples (41%) greater than 10 ppb and 57 samples (10%) greater than 20 ppb. Most of these anomalous samples occur in areas that have yet to be tested by trenching or drilling. The soil geochemical results are summarized in the following table:The Company combined the above noted sample data with an earlier batch of 281 samples to generate a contour map. The contours highlight an untested anomalous trend (“Gold Trend A”) ranging from 20 ppb to 206 ppb gold up to 150 m wide over a strike length of 1,800 m and located east of the No. 18 vein. Trend A extends to the eastern limit of the survey and is open eastward. A parallel untested trend (“Gold Trend B”) ranges from 16 to 49 ppb gold over a 600 m strike length located southeast of the Maisie gold vein. Gold Trend C is a 2-line long anomaly ranging from 46 ppb to 102 ppb gold with a strike length of 200 m located on the extreme south edge of the survey. In addition, there are a number of flanking anomalies and more isolated anomalies. Most of these anomalies, including gold trends A, B and C remain untested by trenching or drilling.The results noted above are comparable and generally exceed the results of the first soil survey which included samples ranging up to 57 ppb and one sample containing 683 ppb gold as reported by SLAM in a new release dated November 13, 2020. These were associated with known gold occurrences such as gold vein No. 18 and other newly discovered veins in the Zone 9 trench area. A soil anomaly defined by 5 samples ranging from 11 to 46 ppb gold occurs on one line adjacent to gold vein No. 18.Assays are pending on 15 samples collected from trenches M20-38 to 43 dug in the vicinity of Zone 9. Assays are also pending on an 17 additional samples collected from angular quartz boulders uncovered by trenches M20-44 to M20-48 in the vicinity of gold occurrence No. 11 where gold-bearing boulders had been reported previously by SLAM workers. These trenches and mineralized boulders are located near the east end and adjacent to the 1,800 m Gold trend A mentioned above.Pending the results of the remaining rock samples, the Company is planning the 2021 exploration program at Menneval. This program can be expected to include trenching and/or diamond drilling to test gold trends A, B and C as well as detailed testing of vein No. 18 and other gold-bearing veins discovered in the 2020 trenching program. The soil geochemical survey will be further expanded to determine the full scope of the Maisie gold system.The Menneval Project: Based on the geochemical results, the Company acquired an additional 92 claim units. The expanded Menneval Gold project is comprised of 572 mineral claim units covering 12,390 hectares located in northwestern New Brunswick. The Company holds a 100% interest in the Menneval claims with the exception of 4 claim units covering 105 hectares that are subject to a 1.5% NSR. The Company can buy down 0.5% of the NSR for $500,000 and it has the right of first refusal on the remaining 1% NSR. The 2020 Menneval exploration program was supported in part by a $30,000 contribution to the Menneval gold project under the New Brunswick Junior Mining Assistance Program.About SLAM Exploration Ltd: