TORONTO, July 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Signature Resources Ltd. (TSXV: SGU, OTCQB: SGGTF, FSE: 3S3) ("Signature" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the results of its 15-hole (3,260-metre) drill program at its 100% owned Lingman Lake Gold Project (“Project”). This initial step-out drill program was designed to test a strong alteration and structural deformation zone (West Zone) which in the past (see press release dated November 5, 2018) produced assays as high as 13.65 g/t gold over 5.0 metres and 12.15 g/t gold over 9.50 metres (drill holes 18-02 and 18-01, respectively). Drilling identified a 200-metre corridor that is interpreted to be similar to the Lingman Lake gold mineralization found to the east. A three-dimensional Induced Polarization (“IP”) survey is currently being conducted on the Project and is more than 70% compete. The results from this program will help fingerprint the mineralization and help vector H2/21 drilling (~10,000-metres) to trace the extent of the mineralized zone.
- The corridor characterized by a structural complex zone of brittle-ductile deformation, variable, quartz veining, sulphide mineralization and alteration of the West Zone was extended beyond the 150-metre depth to vertical depths exceeding 300-metres with variable gold mineralization contained throughout the wide spaced drilling.
- Step out drill hole intercepts, along strike and down dip of the host structure, appear to have defined a variably west plunging (60 to 75-degree) structural corridor up to 200-meters in width from surface to approximately 330-meter vertical depth.
- Depth potential of this corridor remains open.
- The corridor exhibits structural and alteration features that are consistent with the high-grade intercepts of past drilling above 150-metre vertical. Current drilling which delineated this corridor ended up testing less than 20% of this down plunge extent.
- A new zone (WEST SOUTH) located 20 to 30-metres south of the West Zone may have significant exploration potential.
- The Central Zone intersected in holes 21-03, 05 and 08, occurs over a 200-metre strike length west of the north-south striking dike.
- Drill hole 21-08 intersected 1.78 g/t gold over 8.0-metres, at a vertical depth of 280-metres in the West South Zone.
- Drill hole 21-09 intersected 2.00 g/t gold over 7.0-metres, at a vertical depth of 327-metres in the West Zone.
- Drill hole 21-18 intersected 1.34 g/t gold over 7.0-metres, at a vertical depth of 311.0-meteres in the West Zone.
- A property wide LIDAR survey has been completed. This survey will produce products that will enhance surface and bedrock features to assist in target selection for the summer’s prospecting program.
- A high resolution Magnetic and Matrix Very Low Frequency Electromagnetic (VLF) survey is scheduled to flown over the new claims this summer.
“The reconnaissance drill program has outlined a target area plunging 200-metre-wide in the West Zone. We are looking forward to the results of the 3D Induced Polarization survey which will further vector drilling expected to commence in the second half of 2021. Drilling is planned to be conducted with two diamond drill rigs.”
Walter Hanych – Head Geologist, and Director
**Cautionary note: The property hosts a historical estimate of 234,684 oz of gold* (1,063,904 tonnes grading 6.86 g/t with 2.73 gpt cut-off) inclusive of the West Zone containing a historical estimate of 109,215 tonnes grading 7.54 g/t. The quantity reported as Historical estimate is historic in nature. The issuer is not treating the Historical estimate as a current resource estimate. A qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the Historical estimate as a current resource estimate.
Geology and Diamond Drill hole Details (see Exhibits 1,2,3 and 4):
The West Zone occurs along a 450-metre strike length and is the continuation of the North Zone west of the north-south diabase dike. Overall, the combined zones occur along approximately 1,100-metres of strike. The current drill program tested a 290-metre strike portion of the West Zone, which is a complex structural-alteration zone of variable sulphide mineralization, silica and carbonate alteration, brittle-ductile deformation, and variable gold distribution. Thirty-two recent and historical drill intercept lengths within the plunging corridor range from 0.3 to 9.54-metres, the average being 5.0-metres, while grade composite intervals range from 0.2 to 22.6 g/t gold. Fifteen of these intervals are ≥5.0 g/t gold, and 6 are ≥10.0 g/t gold.
The plunging corridor above the 150-meter level has been intersected by 26-holes, and by 6 holes below this level. The target area below this level is outlined in Exhibit – 4.
Geophysical and LIDAR Survey:
To update on exploration; a 3D IP survey is 70% complete. The survey is designed to cover and test the response of the Lingman Lake gold zones to chargeability and resistivity. The survey covers the mine environment and beyond over a strike length of 2,400-metres. It will reach depths of 500-metres potentially capturing the fingerprint of the zones providing target vectoring for the next stage of drilling.
The property wide LIDAR survey has been completed, covering an area of approximately 27,113-hectares. This survey will enhance surface and bedrock features such as structure and folding to assist in target selection for this summer’s prospecting programs.
During the summer, the high resolution magnetic and Matrix VLF survey will be flown over the new ground acquired in 2020 and 2021. This survey, covering 17,602-hectares will tie into the 2018 survey and provide property wide Magnetic and VLF data. This data will compliment to the LIDAR survey to assist with target identification and selection for future follow-up programs.
The scientific and technical content of this press release has been prepared, reviewed and approved by Mr. Walter Hanych, P. Geo., who is a Qualified Person under NI 43-101 regulations and is a director of the Company.
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The Lingman Lake gold property consists of 1,434 staked claims, four free hold full 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-meter shaft, and 3-levels at 46-meters, 84-meters and 122-meters 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
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