Zenyatta; Drilling on West Pipe Yields Significant New Graphite Results
September 4, 2013 (Source: Marketwire) — In-fill Drilling on East Pipe Continues to Intersect Wide Zones of Graphite Mineralization; Metallurgical Drill Hole Intersects Multiple Zones of Graphite Breccia Mineralization over 464 Metres
Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. (“Zenyatta” or “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:ZEN) is pleased to announce the following results from drilling on the East and West pipes of the 100% owned Albany (Hydrothermal) Graphite Deposit located in northern Ontario, Canada.
In reviewing the latest drill results, Aubrey Eveleigh, President and CEO stated, “We are very pleased to see initial drill holes on the West pipe confirming the existence of a second large graphite breccia body. The West pipe appears to be larger in diameter than the East pipe and closely reflects the circular conductivity anomaly defined by a ground EM (‘electromagnetic’) survey. Drilling to date on the West pipe has not yet identified the western limit of mineralization. Additional holes will be required before the overall dimension can be established.”
To date, 13 holes have been drilled on the West pipe and 25 holes have been drilled on East pipe. The current drill campaign contemplates an additional 8-10 definition holes on both pipes and 3 large-diameter (HQ) holes on the East pipe to recover a 5 tonne bulk sample for metallurgical test work. As of the date of this news release, the first metallurgical hole (M01) drilled on the East pipe had intersected multiple zones of graphite breccia mineralization over 464 metres (“m”). Once these holes are complete, the 2013 drilling campaign will conclude and a NI 43-101 resource statement will be prepared by independent consultants RPA Inc. A plan map of the current drilling program is available at www.zenyatta.ca.
The following graphitic carbon (‘Cg’) assay results were yielded from holes 25 – 32 drilled on the East and West Pipes:
- Hole 32 (West) yielded 100.3 m @ 3.7% Cg from 119.7 m to 220.0 m within a wider intersection of 260.7 m of graphite mineralization grading 2.1% Cg from 106.8 m to 367.5 m.
- Hole 31 (West) yielded 139.6 m @ 4.1% Cg from 65.0 m to 204.6 m within a wider intersection of 294.0 m of graphite mineralization grading 2.6% Cg from 65.0 m to 359.0 m.
- Hole 30 (West) yielded 129.0 m @ 3.4% Cg from 63.0 m to 192.0 m within a wider intersection of 229.2 m of graphite mineralization grading 2.6% Cg from 63.0 m to 292.2 m.
- Hole 29 (West) yielded 100.0 m @ 2.8% Cg from 61.0 m to 161.0 m within a wider intersection of 243.0 m of graphite mineralization grading 2.0% Cg from 60.0 m to 303.0 m.
- Hole 28 (East) yielded 115.5 m @ 6.9% Cg from 94.3 m to 209.8 m within a wider intersection of 269.0 m of graphite mineralization grading 3.3% Cg from 70.0 m to 339.0 m.
- Hole 27 (West) yielded 47.0 m @ 3.8% Cg from 248.0 m to 295.0 m within a wider intersection of 153.1 m of graphite mineralization grading 1.3% Cg from 183.0 m to 336.1 m. A gabbroic dyke displaced the graphite mineralization in this hole.
- Hole 26 (West) yielded 118.4 m @ 3.4% Cg from 100.6 m to 219.0 m within a wider intersection of 217.2 m of graphite mineralization grading 2.4% Cg from 100.6 m to 317.8 m. Second Zone: 26.1 m @ 3.3% Cg from 410.0 m to 436.1 m.
- Hole 25 (East) yielded 101.7 m @ 5.5% Cg from 62.3 m to 164.0 m within a wider intersection of 150.7 m of graphite mineralization grading 3.9% Cg from 62.3 m to 213.0 m. (All lengths reported are drill intersected core lengths and do not represent true widths).
The East Pipe graphite mineralization is oval-shaped with dimensions of approximately 150 metres (“m”) in a NE-SW direction by 300 m in a NW-SE direction and to a depth of 500 m. It is showing good vertical continuity and remains open at depth. The East Pipe consists of a higher grade core of graphite breccia which is typically surrounded by a broad halo of graphite overprinted granite.
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Holes 10-24 were previously announced and included here for reference:
- Hole 24 yielded 150.6 m @ 4.8% Cg from 61.0 m to 211.6 m within a wider intersection of 191.0 m of graphite mineralization grading 3.8% Cg from 61.0 m to 252.0 m.
- Hole 23 yielded 96.3 m @ 5.3% Cg from 83.0 m to 179.3 m within a wider intersection of 179.0 m of graphite mineralization grading 3.1% Cg from 62.0 m to 241.0 m.
- Hole 22 yielded 137.0 m @ 5.0% Cg from 63.0 m to 200.0 m within a wider intersection of 198.0 m of graphite mineralization grading 3.5% Cg from 63.0 m to 261.0 m.
- Hole 21 yielded 140.6 m @ 4.8% Cg from 89.0 m to 229.6 m within a wider intersection of 228.0 m of graphite mineralization grading 3.1% Cg from 63.0 m to 291.0 m.
- Hole 20 yielded 128.0 m @ 5.5% Cg from 61.0 m to 189.0 m within a wider intersection of 241.5 m of graphite mineralization grading 3.1% Cg from 61.0 m to 302.5 m.
- Hole 19 yielded 110.0 m @ 4.2% Cg from 66.0 m to 176.0 m within a wider intersection of 176.0 m of graphite mineralization grading 2.7% Cg from 66.0 m to 242.0 m.
- Hole 18 yielded 154.0 m @ 4.8% Cg from 133.0m to 287.0 m within a wider intersection of 258.0 m of graphite mineralization grading 3.1% Cg from 101.0 m to 359.0 m.
- Hole 17 yielded 67.2 m @ 3.0% Cg from 322.0 m to 389.2 m within a wider intersection of 192.4 m of graphite mineralization grading 1.7% Cg from 236.6 m to 429.0 m.
- Hole 16 yielded 62.3 m @ 4.2% Cg from 291.0 m to 353.3 m within a wider intersection of 135.3 m of graphite mineralization grading 2.3% Cg from 258.0 m to 393.3 m. (All lengths reported are drill intersected core lengths and do not represent true widths).
- Hole 15 yielded 125.0 m @ 4.6% Cg from 132.0 m – 257.0 m within a wider intersection of 300.0 m of graphite mineralization grading 2.2% Cg from 60.0 m to 360.0 m.
- Hole 14 yielded 186.0 m @ 4.9% Cg from 146.0 m – 332.0 m within a wider intersection of 426.0 m of graphite mineralization grading 3.0% Cg from 118.0 m to 544.0 m.
- Hole 13 yielded 177.0 m @ 5.3% Cg from 138.0 m – 315.0 m within a wider intersection of 219.9 m of graphite mineralization grading 4.5% Cg from 95.1 m to 315.0 m.
- Hole 12 yielded 146.0 m @ 5.2% Cg from 95.0 m – 241.0 m within a wider intersection of 195.0 m of graphite mineralization grading 4.0% Cg from 90.0 m to 285.0 m.
- Hole 11 yielded 84.9 m @ 5.2% Cg from 460.6 m to 545.5 m within a wider intersection of 203.0 m of graphite mineralization grading 3.0% Cg from 393.0 m to 596.0 m.
- Hole 10 yielded 360.8 m @ 5.1% Cg from 49.0 m to 409.8 m.
Graphitic carbon analyses for drill holes 33 through 38 and M01 will be released once received. The following table provides locational data for all holes drilled to date on the Albany graphite deposit.
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Samples of half core were packaged and shipped directly from Zenyatta’s core shack at the site to the ALS Minerals facility in Thunder Bay, Ontario, for sample preparation (ALS protocol PREP-31B). Each bagged core sample is dried, crushed to better than 70% passing 2mm and a 1000g split of the crushed material is pulverized to better than 85% passing 75 microns for assaying. The sample pulps were then shipped to the ALS Minerals laboratory in Vancouver, British Columbia for assay. ALS Minerals has ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 17025 Accreditation as per the Standards Council of Canada at all of its global laboratories. Graphite assays were obtained using the graphitic carbon by LECO method (ALS protocol C- IR18). A 0.1g sample is leached with dilute hydrochloric acid to remove inorganic carbon (carbonate). After filtering, washing and drying, the remaining sample residue is roasted at 425°C to remove any organic carbon. The roasted residue is finally analysed for graphitic carbon using a high temperature LECO furnace with infra-red detection. The samples were submitted with blanks and certified custom standards inserted into the sample stream to ensure lab integrity.
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