November 3, 2021 (Source) — Signature Resources Ltd. (TSXV: SGU) (OTCQB: SGGTF) (FSE: 3S3) (“Signature” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has found historical near-surface (<100 metre depth) drill data from ongoing compilation work. The historical drilling has confirmed significant East strike extensions to the existing North and Central mineralized zones. This historical data compilation work underpins several of the six newly-identified drill targets identified at the 100%-owned Lingman Lake Project from the recently-completed magnetic and IP geophysical surveys (See Figure 1).
- historical shallow test drilling:
- 7.54 g/t over 0.5 metres
- 6.18 g/t over 0.6 metres
- Data essentially doubles the strike length of the existing North and Central gold zones
- Test drilling of these new zones to commence mid-November focused on:
- the new strike extensions to re-establish the existing zones on strike and thickness and
- the new gold zone targets to the north and south of the existing zones and their associated east strike extensions
“The plethora of historical regional and local data that the Signature’s exploration team is working through, continues to yield exceptional and valuable results. This data is highly important when combined with the new geophysical survey data sets, in the identification and verification of significant gold mineralization strike extensions and entirely new zone drill targets. The data implies that the existing gold zones that contain the 234,000 ounce historical high-grade gold resource* could be vastly expanded. Test drilling will commence at these new target areas around mid-November once the depth extension drilling is complete.”
Robert Vallis – President, CEO, and Director
North and Central Zone Extensions
Geophysical interpretation of the recently-completed detailed ground magnetic survey has extended the North and Central zones eastward past the Mud Lake fault for more than 500 metres (See Figure 1). Most of the shallow historical test drilling on the Lingman Lake gold zones occurred west of this fault. The detailed magnetic survey suggests that this fault cuts all the known gold zones with a right lateral displacement of 50 to 60 metres. The new magnetic survey linear targets associated with the Lingman Lake Gold zones continue eastward from this fault. This interpretation has been corroborated by the historical shallow drilling, the locations of which have only recently been established.
New North Targets
This is potentially a new zone which was intersected by several historical drill holes including 7.54 g/t over 0.5 metres and 6.18 g/t over 0.6 metres. These values span over a kilometre in strike length occurring along the north edge of the new magnetic survey linear target, a feature that also exists in the Lingman Mine area (Figure 1: Targets FNZ-1 and 2). Compilation of the historical drilling near the north area of the historical mine workings area is ongoing and will support test drilling of this target (located immediately north of the existing North zone).
New South Targets
A strong correlation of the Lingman Lake Gold zones with the edges of magnetic linears is evident, which provides for the targeting of new linear targets and potentially the discovery of new gold zones in the southeast quadrant of the map (Figure 1: FSZ-1, 2, 3, 4 and 5).
An aggressive drill program is being designed to test all the above targets along a 625-metre north-south fence. Approximately 5-6 holes totaling 1,000 metres will be drilled in the coming weeks.
New High-Grade Surface Sample Location
Ongoing geographic information system (“GIS”) compilation work has positioned the location of historical surface sampling including one of which assayed 6.86 g/t Au. The sample site is located 160 metres south of Base Lake and coincides with two new subparallel magnetic linear targets; the southern target correlating to a Very Low Frequency Electromagnetic (“VLF”) survey target that is over 1,000-metres in length (Figure 1: targets BL1 and BL2). Drill testing of this area is planned for early 2022, pending further interpretive data analysis.
Ongoing Depth Extension Drilling
Extension drilling (around the clock, seven days a week) beneath the existing underground workings and historical resource down to ~250-300 metres continues on schedule and drill results will continue to be published, as they become available, from the assay lab.
Figure 1. Compilation map. First vertical derivative of anomalous total filed showing magnetic linear targets.
To view an enhanced version of Figure 1, please visit:
The scientific and technical content of this press release has been prepared, reviewed, and approved by Walter Hanych, P. Geo., who is a Qualified Person under NI 43-101 regulations and is a director of the Company.
The Lingman Lake gold property consists of 1,434 staked claims, four freehold fully patented claims and 14 mineral rights patented claims totaling approximately 27,113 hectares. The property hosts an historical estimate of 234,684 oz of gold* (1,063,904 tonnes grading 6.86 g/t with 2.73 gpt cut-off) and includes what has historically been referred to as the Lingman Lake Gold Mine, an underground substructure consisting of a 126.5-metre shaft, and 3-levels at 46-metres, 84-metres and 122-metres depths.
*This historical resource estimate is based on prior data and reports obtained and prepared by previous operators, and information provided by governmental authorities. A Qualified Person has not done sufficient work to verify the classification of the mineral resource estimates in accordance with current CIM categories. The Company is not treating the historical estimate as a current NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate. Establishing a current mineral resource estimate on the Lingman Lake deposit will require further evaluation, which the Company and its consultants intend to complete in due course. Additional information regarding historical resource estimates is available in the technical report entitled, “Technical Report on the Lingman Lake Gold Property” dated January 31, 2020, prepared by John M. Siriunas, P.Eng. and Walter Hanych, P.Geo., available on the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com. To find out more about Signature Resources Limited, visit our website at www.signatureresources.ca, or contact:
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