Knick completes four drill holes at East-West
2016-11-08 07:38 ET - News Release
Mr. Jacques Brunelle reports
EAST-WEST GOLD PROPERTY DRILL PROGRAM PROGRESS
Four diamond drill holes totalling 630 metres have been completed to date on Knick Exploration Inc.'s East-West gold property. All four holes, chasing the surface projection of the West gold zone, have intersected the West zone mineralized structure which is inside the Marbenite deformation corridor. Drilling is continuing.
A minimum of 5,000 m of drilling is to be performed. The main goal of the program is to systematically test the resource potential of the West zone (see Knick press release dated Oct. 25, 2016).
The four holes were collared to test the updip extension of the West zone mineralization close to the bedrock interface. As projected and expected these holes intersected a weakly pyritized mafic unit sandwiched between ultramafic layers. The intersected zone consists of a network of quartz-carbonate veins with thicknesses up to 20 centimetres and hosting finely disseminated pyrite.
The drill holes targeted a bracketed downhole length of intersection between 50 m and 80 m. Hole EW-16-01 intersected the target for 18 metres downhole between 48 metres and 66 metres.
Logging and sampling are continuing.
Samples from hole EW-16-01 have been submitted to the ALS Mineral laboratory in Val d'Or, Que., for gold analysis and assay results are pending.
Knick's 100-per-cent-owned East-West property is located in the Val d'Or/Malartic mining camp of Quebec, Canada. The property is sandwiched between Osisko Royalties' Marban deposit property to the west and Wesdome Gold Mines' Kiena mine complex to the east. It is bound to the south by Agnico Eagle and Yamana Gold's Malartic Goldfields mine property, and recently Agnico Eagle acquired the ground adjacent to the north of the East-West property.
The East-West property is straddled by a 500-metre corridor encompassing mafic-ultramafic rocks which have been tightly folded and injected with quartz veins. Significant alteration halos of chlorite-carbonate and albite occur on Knick's property similar to what has been documented in its neighbour's deposits. Downdip extensions of known mineralization below 200 m on the East-West property have yet to be tested while the orebodies of the Val d'Or mining camp typically exceed 1,000 metres depth.
The company's East-West gold property drill program proposal and methodology and the currently updated National Instrument 43-101 technical report are posted on the company's website.
This information does not guarantee the presence of gold in the drill core; it simply indicates that the drill planning was effective in locating the position of the targeted structure.
Wesdome's Kiena mine complex latest discovery
Wesdome's Kiena mine complex is to the east of Knick's East-West property where continuing exploration work is returning positive results. Wesdome highlights include 94.35 grams per tonne (g/t) gold over 17.4 metres, 223.12 g/t gold over 14.25 metres (uncut and downhole widths) and George Mannard, vice-president, exploration, of Wesdome, in Wesdome's press release of Aug. 24, 2016, commented: "These early results exceed expectations, and these rich veins are unlike anything previously encountered at this property. Three holes have been completed to date hitting four high-grade intersections. More drilling is under way and is required to define the geometry, true widths and extent of this extraordinarily rich mineralized system."
Osisko Mining's Marban mine deposit area
The Marban property is reported to contain combined resources of 1,531,000 ounces of gold as of August, 2013 (reference -- NI 43-101, Section 14.16, page 151, Marban, block resources).
There is no guarantee that similar gold mineralization is present and/or will be found on the East-West property.
Gordon N. Henriksen, PGeo, vice-president of Knick Exploration, is the company's qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. He has reviewed and approved the contents of this press release.
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