K9 Gold Provides Update on Stony Lake NL Drill Program; Discovers New Mineralized Zone at Jumper's Pond
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - October 5, 2021) - K9 Gold Corp. (TSXV: KNC) (OTC Pink: WDFCF) (FSE: 5GP) ("K9" or the "Company") is pleased to report that drilling has intersected a broad zone of low grade gold mineralization at its Stony Lake gold project in central Newfoundland. Full results have now been received from the first three holes, as well as partial results form hole JP21-012. Diamond drill hole JP21-012 intersected 1.03 g/t Au over a core width of 7.9 meters, along with over 8000 ppm As, in a zone of intense quartz veining and shearing. This hole was drilled on the Jumper's Pond target located immediately south of the Sokoman's Moosehead gold project.
Jeff Poloni, CEO of K9 Gold, commented, "Our 2021 program focussed on using a combination of mapping, sampling and airborne and ground geophysical surveys to locate auriferous leakage halos from buried hydrothermal centres in outcrop on which to focus our maiden drilling program. The program successfully located a number of mineralized re-activated structural zones within the Botwood Sediments. While these results are extremely encouraging, we eagerly await the balance of the analytical results from the phase 1 drilling and continue the compilation of results to vector toward the hydrothermal center."
Approval has been received from the NL Government Mineral Lands Division for an additional 25 drillholes (5000 m) in the Jumper's Pond area.
To date, drilling has been mainly in the Jumper's Pond area, and has been targeted to intersect several large, interpreted shear zones, cutting through the Lawrenceton volcanic assemblage into the overlying Botwood sediments, and associated with the presence of arsenopyrite. Interpretations of the airborne geophysical surveys and the recent IP survey indicate the presence of several significant cross cutting shear zones in this area, all extending for strike lengths of at least 2 km. Three holes have been drilled adjacent to the Deliverance trench and two on the Moonlight prospect.
Most of the Jumper's Pond holes have intersected significant shearing in both the Wigwam Fm. sandstones and the Lawrenceton Fm. volcanics. Several gabbroic dykes have also been noted. These shear zones, which can be up to 20 m wide, exhibit locally intense brecciation, with substantial amounts of quartz veining (with ginguro banding noted in JP21-008 and 012), and sulphide concentrations up to 20%, with both pyrite and arsenopyrite. Locally, intense sericite and chlorite alteration have been observed, along with intense silicification. Descriptions of work by other companies from area projects suggest that these features are strongly indicative of proximity to significant gold mineralization, which fits well with K9's exploration model. In holes JP21-001 and 002, the shearing was accompanied by moderate quartz veining with pyrite. Assays from these two holes indicate that JP21-001 was not drilled deep enough.
In hole JP21-012, a zone of intense quartz veining, and associated strong clay alteration, fault gouge, shearing, was encountered within a zone of volcanic breccias and intermediate volcanic flows. Up to 10% pyrite and arsenopyrite was observed, along with possible ginguro banding.
The samples returned an average grade of 1.03 g/t Au over a 7.9 m zone. In addition, the zone averaged 8032 ppm As, with elevated Sb. The gold values are almost exclusively in the fine fraction, and are consistent at about 1.0 g/t Au. The very high arsenic values, along with elevate antimony, are highly significant. A similar zone was noted in hole JP21-008. Results from other companies working in the area clearly indicate that this discovery is very similar to the high grade gold veins reported by other companies working in the Exploits Subzone Gold Belt. With a significant nugget effect, high grade intersections are typically flanked by wide zones of ±1.0 g/t Au.
Additionally, full analytical results have now been received for the first three holes in the program. Multiples zones of low grade gold mineralization were recorded from these holes. A summary of the intersections is in the following table:
* partial results
Hole locations are summarized in the following table:
The large soil sampling survey, covering much of the property, is almost complete, with a small area remaining. Analytical results have been received for approximately 95% of the samples submitted. The survey has lead to the identification of multiple new target areas, showing multi-element anomalies which include Au, As and Sb.
News Releases from other companies active in the Central Newfoundland Gold Belt continue to increase the profile of this newly emerging gold district. For example, on April 28, 2021 Sokoman Minerals announced a new discovery at South Pond on their Moosehead project, immediately adjacent to K9's Stony Lake property. On May 4, 2021, New Found Gold announced an intercept of 124.4 g/t Au over 17.7 m in hole NFGC-20-59 at their nearby Queensway property.
K9 Gold acknowledges the financial support of the Stony Lake project by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, through the Department of Industry, Energy and Technology Junior Exploration Assistance Program.
K9 Gold Corp employs a rigorous QA/QC protocol on samples submitted for analytical analysis including the insertion of blanks, reference standard and duplicated into its sample streams. Fourteen samples from hole JP21-012 were delivered, by commercial air, to MSA Labs in Langley, BC for rush analysis with the full screen metallics method. One kg of sample is screened to 106µm. The entire plus (+) fraction is assayed while the minus (-) fraction is assayed in duplicate. Both fractions use fire assay techniques with gravimetric or instrumental finish. MSA has ISO 17025 and 9001 quality accreditation. K9 also uses the services of Eastern Analytical in Springdale NL, using their fire assay and 34 element ICP package for sample analysis. Results are pending for subsequent holes.
About Stony Lake Project
The Stony Lake project is owned 100% by K9 Gold Corp. It lies within the Exploits Subzone Gold Belt of the Cape Ray/Valentine Lake structural trend in Central Newfoundland, lying parallel to that of New Found Gold's Queensway project, along the prolific Dog Bay Line. The project covers 13,625 ha and 27 kilometers of favorable trend between Sokoman's Moosehead discovery immediately to the northeast and Marathon's Valentine Lake deposit to the southwest. Excellent infrastructure exists on the project lands and in the surrounding area.
At Stony Lake, ground prospecting and sampling has led to the identification of seven broad areas of highly anomalous to low grade (up to 4.0 g/t Au) to high grade (>4.0 g/t Au) gold mineralization. Following up on the prospecting work, systematic exploration with property-wide airborne geophysical and extensive soil sampling, plus two large grids of IP ground geophysical survey, has led to the interpretation of about 100 anomalies, at least ten of which are rated as high priority drill targets.
About K9 Gold Corp
K9 Gold Corp has assembled a highly-experienced and dynamic team to explore its Stony Lake Project. The project has been acquired District Copper Corp by an option agreement, whereby K9 can earn up to a 100% interest in the project (see Company release dated July 30, 2020). The Company also owns a 100% interest in the Desert Eagle Vanadium-Uranium project located in the historic Henry Mountains Mining District in SE Utah. The area has seen extensive historic vanadium and uranium mining and is close to Anfield Energy Inc's Shootaring Canyon mill.
To ensure a safe workplace environment that protects the health and safety of employees and contractors, K 9 Gold follows all federally and provincially mandated and recommended guidelines regarding Covid 19.
Chris M. Healey, P.Geo, Chief Geologist and a Director of K9 Gold Corp., is the qualified person under NI 43-101 guidelines who is responsible for the technical content of this release, and consents to its release.
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