TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Labrador Gold Corp. (TSX.V:LAB | OTCQX:NKOSF | FNR: 2N6) (“LabGold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce results from recent drilling targeting the prospective Appleton Fault Zone over a 12km strike length. The drilling is part of the Company’s ongoing 100,000 metre diamond drilling program at its 100% owned Kingsway Project.
Highlights of the drilling include an intersection of 30.67 g/t Au over 1.1 metres from 208.85 metres that included 99.31 g/t Au over 0. 3 metres in Hole K-22-190 from the north end of Big Vein. The intersection is approximately 75 metres north of the discovery outcrop and is downdip of Hole K-22-177 that intersected the longest interval yet of 2.02g/t Au over 32m (see news release dated October 7, 2022). Also at Big Vein, Hole K-22-194 intersected 1.27 g/t Au over 6.17 metres from 115 metres that included 2.3 g/t Au over 3m. At Big Vein Southwest, Hole K-22-184 intersected 4.67 g/t over 1.64m from 336.25m that included 8.97 g/t over 0.75m.
“We continue to have drilling success at the north end of Big Vein where several significant intercepts have now been received, including 6.07 g/t Au over 19m in hole K-21-111 and 2.02 g/t over 32m in Hole K-22-177 and now 30.67g/t Au in Hole K-22-190,” said Roger Moss, President and CEO. “The down dip mineralization in K-22-190 shows the high-grade prospectivity of this area which we are currently following up. Big Vein has been drilled over a strike length of approximately 520 metres and remains open both to the northeast and southwest. Two drill rigs are currently drilling at Big Vein to test for extensions of the mineralization in both directions.”
|Hole ID||From (m)||To (m)||Interval (m)||Au (g/t)||Zone|
|K-22-184||333||338.59||5.59||1.47||Big Vein SW|
Table 1. Summary of assay results. All intersections are downhole length as there is insufficient Information to calculate true width.
A total of 58,265 metres have been drilled to date out of the planned 100,000 metre program. Assays are pending for samples from approximately 3,100 metres of core (11.5% of the total submitted).
The Company has $21 million in cash and is well funded to carry out the remaining 42,000 metres of the planned drill program as well as further target generation on the property.
|Hole ID||Easting||Northing||Elevation (m)||Azimuth||Dip||Total Depth (m)|
Table 2. Drill hole collar details
Figure 1. Plan Map of Big Vein Target.
Figure 2. Big Vein Long Section.
Figure 3. Plan map of Kingsway Gold occurrences showing latest drill intersections.
True widths of the reported intersections have yet to be calculated. Assays are uncut. Samples of HQ split core are securely stored prior to shipping to Eastern Analytical Laboratory in Springdale, Newfoundland for assay. Eastern Analytical is an ISO/IEC17025 accredited laboratory. Samples are routinely analyzed for gold by standard 30g fire assay with atomic absorption finish as well as by ICP-OES for an additional 34 elements. Samples containing visible gold are assayed by metallic screen/fire assay, as are any samples with fire assay results greater than 1g/t Au. The company submits blanks and certified reference standards at a rate of approximately 5% of the total samples in each batch.
Roger Moss, PhD., P.Geo., President and CEO of LabGold, a Qualified Person in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in NI 43-101, has read and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained in this release.
The Company gratefully acknowledges the Newfoundland and Labrador Ministry of Natural Resources’ Junior Exploration Assistance (JEA) Program for its financial support for exploration of the Kingsway property.
About Labrador Gold
Labrador Gold is a Canadian based mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition and exploration of prospective gold projects in Eastern Canada.
Labrador Gold’s flagship property is the 100% owned Kingsway project in the Gander area of Newfoundland. The three licenses comprising the Kingsway project cover approximately 12km of the Appleton Fault Zone which is associated with gold occurrences in the region, including those of New Found Gold immediately to the south of Kingsway. Infrastructure in the area is excellent located just 18km from the town of Gander with road access to the project, nearby electricity and abundant local water. LabGold is drilling a projected 100,000 metres targeting high-grade epizonal gold mineralization along the Appleton Fault Zone with encouraging results. The Company has approximately $21 million in working capital and is well funded to carry out the planned program.
The Hopedale property covers much of the Florence Lake greenstone belt that stretches over 60 km. The belt is typical of greenstone belts around the world but has been underexplored by comparison. Work to date by Labrador Gold show gold anomalies in rocks, soils and lake sediments over a 3 kilometre section of the northern portion of the Florence Lake greenstone belt in the vicinity of the known Thurber Dog gold showing where grab samples assayed up to 7.8g/t gold. In addition, anomalous gold in soil and lake sediment samples occur over approximately 40 km along the southern section of the greenstone belt (see news release dated January 25th 2018 for more details). Labrador Gold now controls approximately 40km strike length of the Florence Lake Greenstone Belt.
The Company has 169,189,979 common shares issued and outstanding and trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol LAB.
For more information please contact:
Roger Moss, President and CEO Tel: 416-704-8291
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