Moneta Continues to Expand Gold Mineralization at New Westaway Zone and West Block Deposit
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TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2020 /CNW/ - Moneta Porcupine Mines Inc. (TSX:ME) (OTC:MPUCF) (XETRA:MOP) ("Moneta" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the results from three (3) additional drill holes testing the extensions of gold mineralization at the new Westaway Target and the West Block deposit located outside of the updated November 2019 NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate. The drill holes are part of the recently expanded 2019/2020 winter drill program currently underway on the Company's Golden Highway Project, 110 km east of Timmins, Ontario (Figure 1).
"We are pleased to have confirmed the extensions of significant new gold mineralization located within veining at both the new Westaway Target and the extensions of West Block," commented CEO & Chief Geologist Gary O'Connor. "We continued to intersect the extensions of twelve (12) new gold mineralized veins at Westaway and we have confirmed three (3) new gold mineralized veins at West Block. The drill program has now successfully extended the gold mineralization over 1.0 km west of the South West deposit within a new target area. The expanded 2019/2020 winter drill program is continuing to expand the new gold veins at Westaway, as well as drill test the resource expansion potential at West Block (South West), 55 and Windjammer South deposits. The fully funded drill program is ongoing and will continue over the winter."
The latest assay results are from three (3) drill holes, MGH19-131, MGH19-133 and MGH-135 completed on the 2019/2020 winter drill program for a total of 1,556 m at the Westaway and West Block targets, west of the South West Deposit (Table 2). The drill holes were testing the extensions of new veins recently discovered at Westaway and West Block to the west of the West Block (South West) deposit.
Westaway and West Block Drill Results
Drill hole MGH19-133 was designed to test the southern extensions of the eastern Westaway veins (WA-1 and WA-2) as well as the western West Bock veins (WB-12 to WB-4) approximately 100 m south of drill hole MGH19-127 (see press release ME PR 03-2020 dated 16 January 2020: Drilling intersected 8.50 m @ 2.44 g/t Au, including 2.45 m @ 5.29 g/t Au from the new WA-2 vein). MGH19-133 intersected the southern extensions of two (2) new Westaway veins, WA-2 and WA-1 intersecting 9.03 m @ 4.75 g/t Au including 1.67 m @ 12.09 g/t Au from the WA-2 vein and 2.55 m @ 5.45 g/t including 1.74 m @ 7.26 g/t Au from the WA-1 vein. The drill hole successfully intersected the southern extensions of the West Block veins (WB-4 to WB-12) assaying up to 0.50 m @ 29.40 g/t Au from the WB-9 vein and 3.90 m @ 2.68 g/t Au from the WB-7 vein at West Block, extending these veins ~100 m to depth.
Drill hole MGH19-135 was drilled to test the northern extensions of the Westaway and West Block veins to the north of MGH19-127 (see press release ME PR 03-2020 dated 16 January 2020: Drilling intersected 11.75 m @ 1.32 g/t Au including 3.30 m @ 2.62 g/t Au, including 0.50 m @ 8.26 g/t) close to the BIF unit. The drill hole successfully intersected the WA-2 to WA-7 mineralized vein structures. The drill hole intersected the BIF unit prior to reaching WA-1. The drill hole intersected up to 2.50 m @ 2.61 g/t Au including 0.60 m @ 8.23 g/t Au from WA-4, 2.60 m @ 2.98 g/t Au including 0.80 m @ 5.36 g/t Au from a WA-2 splay vein and 2.40 m @ 4.94 g/t Au including 0.80 m @ 7.69 g/t Au from the WA-2 vein.
Table 1: Westaway and West Block: Selected Significant Drill Results
Westaway Target and West Block Deposit
The Westaway Target and West Block Deposit are located within a similar geological setting as the South West deposit located over 1.0 km to the east (Figure 1). Gold mineralization is seen to occur as a series of mineralized vein structures which occur adjacent to the regional Timiskaming age banded iron formation "A" unit ("BIF-A") and dominantly hosted within an overlying coarse grain sandstone. The mineralized quartz-pyrite veins occur as extensional vein structures associated with ankerite-sericite-silica-pyrite alteration haloes. The zones occur as steeply west dipping NNW-SSE oriented mineralized structures, the same as the main mineralization at South West (Figure 2). Drilling to date has confirmed the veins over a strike length of 250 m, widths averaging over 3.00 m and to depths of 500 m. Historical drill holes also intersected and confirmed the location of the veins.
Click here for Figure 1: Westaway Location Map- Golden Highway Project
Click here for Figure 2: Westaway and West Block Deposit: Schematic Geology Cross-Section
Table 2: Drill Hole Details
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SOURCE Moneta Porcupine Mines Inc.
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