March 19, 2019 (Source) — CBLT Inc. (TSXV: CBLT) (“CBLT”) is very pleased to announce it has closed on its previously announced purchase of a portfolio of Canadian mining assets (the “Assets”) from GTA Financecorp Inc.(“GTA”) (formerly known as GTA Resources and Mining Inc.). See CBLT’s press release of January 21, 2019 for details of the terms of the purchase. The Assets are all located in Canada and all have been explored to some degree.
“There was much talk at PDAC2019 about the gold market moving higher this year,” said Peter M. Clausi, CEO. “Commodities run through cycles. We are fortunate to be able to position CBLT to benefit should that gold move happen soon, and if it takes longer, the Assets can be maintained at relatively low cost until a better market develops. These are strong additions to CBLT’s balance sheet.”
CBLT has no immediate intention to carry out field work on any of the Assets.
Northshore Gold and Recent Assay Results
One of the Assets, Northshore Gold in the world famous Hemlo Gold Camp, boasts a NI43-101 mineral resource estimate from June, 2014, using a cutoff grade of 0.50 grams gold per tonne, showing:
- Indicated Category: 391,000 ounces gold in 12,360,000 tonnes at a grade of 0.99 g/t gold
- Inferred Category: 824,000 ounces gold in 29,580,000 tonnes at a grade of 0.87 g/t gold
- All resources appear to be open for expansion
See GTA’s press release of June 10, 2014 and its subsequent other public disclosure for further details on Northshore’s mineral resource estimate.
In 2018 GTA carried out a diamond drill program at Northshore Gold and based on information from GTA CBLT disclosed the assay results from the program on February 26, 2019. CBLT believes this was a very successful program.
The program included two long holes that expanded the Afric Gold Deposit, leaving it open for additional delineation at depth, particularly to the east and northeast. The Afric Gold Deposit demonstrated significant widths to depth highlighted by an intercept of 124.50 metres grading 1.05 g/t gold (0.86 g/t gold “cut”) in hole WB-18-54.
This broad mineralized envelope included a high-grade core, which returned 7.00 metres grading 11.15 g/t gold (7.65 g/t gold “cut”), including 1.00 metre grading 56.50 g/t gold. This intercept extended the high-grade core of the Afric Gold Deposit by approximately 125 vertical metres in the area tested, and may support a northeast plunge to the high grade gold mineralization.
The sketch below provided by GTA shows the interpreted relationship between the deep hole WB-18-54, the high-grade core, and the mineralized envelope.
Figure 1: Northshore Property – Afric Gold Deposit
Cross-Section Hole WB-18-54
To view an enhanced version of Figure 1, please visit:
Big Duck Lake
Big Duck Lake is also in the Hemlo Gold Camp, roughly 25 km north of Northshore Gold. Strategically, it is 4 km west of the past-producing polymetallic Winston Lake Zinc Mine.
The Winston Lake Zinc Mine produced 2.68 million tonnes of 12.05% zinc, 1.05% copper, 1.07 g/t gold and 31.37 g/t silver. The current optionee of the Winston Lake Zinc Mine recently released an updated resource estimate which estimates the remaining resource as .3 Mt, with 10.4% zinc, .7% copper, .88 g/t gold and 18 g/t silver (https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20190307/pdf/4438rt0jptj9pp.pdf).
Big Duck Lake covers six kilometres of prospective geology containing numerous gold and base metal showings. One of the showings is the Coco-Estelle Deposit, which hosts a historic resource of 53,700 tonnes grading 10.7 g/t gold. (The Coco-Estelle resource estimate was calculated by third parties, is not NI43-101 compliant, and cannot be relied upon without further confirmatory work.)
Initial field work at Big Duck Lake by GTA included four diamond drill holes on Coco-Estelle in Nov-Dec, 2017. The program was successful with three of the four holes intersecting significant gold grades and widths including:
- 823.1 g/t (26.339 oz/ton) gold over 0.5 m, within a larger section of 1.3 m grading 320.1 gold g/t
- 5.89 g/t gold over 5.0 m within a wider zone of 1.96 g/t over 11.0 m
- 1.65 g/t over 44 m
Burnt Pond Zinc and Auden Property
Also included in the Assets are the Burnt Pond Property, a 28.5 sq km claim group on the Tally Pond volcanic belt in Newfoundland, within 10 km along strike of Teck Resources Limited’s former producing copper-zinc mine at Duck Pond, and the Auden Property, a grassroots polymetallic property in northern Ontario, proximate to Zenyatta Ventures Ltd.’s Albany Graphite Project, which is a large high-purity graphite deposit.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors
“Peter M. Clausi
CEO and Director
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