Temex Announces Exceptional Near Surface Drill Results on Whitney Gold Project, Timmins, Ontario Including 49.53 g/t gold over 6.00 metres and 48.09 g/t gold over 4.50 metres
TORONTO, May 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Temex Resources Corp. (TSX-V: TME, FWB: TQ1) ("Temex" or "the Company") announces initial results from the definition drill campaign on the Whitney Gold Project (the "Property") located in Timmins, Ontario. The Property is held under a joint venture in which Temex owns 60% and is the operator, and Goldcorp Canada Ltd. ("Goldcorp", as manager and on behalf of the Porcupine Joint Venture, a joint venture between Goldcorp Inc. and Goldcorp Canada Ltd.) owns 40%.
Highlights (see Table 1 for downhole depths of significant intersections and Table 2 for details on drillhole locations)
- TW14-329: 49.53 g/t gold over 6.00 metres including 288.00 g/t gold over 1.00 metre (10.70 g/t gold over 6.00 metres using a capped grade of 55.00 g/t gold) commencing at the overburden/bedrock interface (28.00 to 34.00 metres downhole)
- TW14-340: 48.09 g/t gold over 4.50 metres including 208.00 g/t gold over 1.00 metre (14.09 g/t gold over 4.50 metres using a capped grade of 55.00 g/t gold) (19.70 to 24.20 metres downhole)
- TW14-341: 11.13 g/t gold over 2.00 metres including 21.80 g/t gold over 1.00 metre (28.80 to 30.80 metres downhole)
- TW14-333: 5.04 g/t gold over 8.20 metres including 31.50 g/t gold over 0.80 metres (17.20 to 25.40 metres downhole)
- TW14-339: 3.24 g/t gold over 17.60 metres including 4.88 g/t gold over 5.70 metres (30.00 to 47.60 metres downhole)
- TW14-336: 2.78 g/t gold over 8.40 metres including 9.53 g/t gold over 2.10 metres (27.50 to 35.90 metres downhole)
- TW14-327: 2.46 g/t gold over 8.10 metres including 3.75 g/t gold over 3.20 metres (51.00 to 59.10 metres downhole)
- TW14-330: 1.44 g/t gold over 26.00 metres including 3.12 g/t gold over 6.00 metres (15.00 to 41.00 metres downhole)
Commented Ian Campbell, President and CEO of Temex Resources Corp., "These results are highly encouraging as they confirm our expectations as to the continuity of the eastern portion of the 110 Zone, targeted as the initial start-up for our advanced exploration program. We are particularly excited to have near surface high grade mineralization which gives rise to the opportunity for a low capital expenditure/early start-up opportunity which is further enhanced by accessibility at the bedrock surface and the premier location in the heart of the Timmins gold camp."
The current program is focussed on the 110 Zone, located on the eastern part of the Property, which was selected as optimal for advanced exploration bulk sampling through a small open pit and due to anticipated low capital and operating costs based on ease of access, surface exposure and shallow dip. The purpose of the drilling is to further define the geometry of the structure to a vertical depth of 50 metres in order to facilitate detailed engineering and geotechnical work.
Twelve of the fourteen drill holes announced today intersected the 110 Zone quartz vein structure demonstrating excellent continuity of the zone over the 110 metres of strike length tested. Holes TW14-327 to TW14-330 intersected the zone east of the proposed pit and have successfully extended the mineralization a further 50 metres to the east starting at bedrock 12 metres below surface to a vertical depth of 45 metres where it remains open. Eight of the fourteen holes intersected visible gold (Table 1) which is considered a high hit ratio for the Timmins gold camp.
The 110 Zone, typical of mineralogy historically mined at the Hallnor Mine, is comprised of sheeted extension vein stockworks accompanied by quartz, sericite and disseminated pyrite alteration haloes. It is ideally suited to open pit extraction due to its unique shallow 40 degree north dipping structure and shallow exposure at the bedrock surface.
Drilling is ongoing and additional holes will be reported as results are available.
A 325 kg composite sample of drill core samples representative of the Upper Hallnor high grade gold mineralization was prepared and shipped to SGS Canada Inc. of Lakefield, Ontario for a comprehensive series of metallurgical tests. The work will complement the studies required for permitting and toll milling options under consideration. Previous metallurgical work completed by SGS on lower grade material yielded between 94% to 97% recoveries on gravity concentrate with gravity tail cyanide leaching on calculated head grades ranging between 0.94 to 2.32 g/t gold respectively (news release February 27, 2013).
Whitney Joint Venture
Goldcorp has informed the Company that they will not be contributing to the 2014 Work Program budgeted at $3.5 M. The program was unanimously approved at a meeting of the management committee of the joint venture in late January, and described in the Company's news release dated April 8, 2014. As a result, Temex has elected to make cover payments for Goldcorp's portion to date but may also now effect a modification to the current program. Goldcorp's interest in the joint venture may be reduced in accordance with the terms of the agreement.
Kim Tyler, P.Geo. Project Manager and Karen Rees, P.Geo., Vice President, Exploration of Temex Resources Corp., are the designated qualified persons responsible for the preparation of this news release.
Table 1. Significant results from drill holes reported in this release
|Hole||From (m)||To (m)||Core Length (m)||
55 g/t Au
*Denotes visible gold in core.
Temex has implemented a quality control (QA/QC) program that includes insertion of blanks, commercial standards and duplicate core samples in order to ensure best practice in sampling and analysis. Drill core samples are cut at Temex on-site facilities using a diamond saw with the samples transported by Temex personnel in securely sealed bags directly to Activation Laboratories (Actlabs) facilities in Timmins, Ontario for preparation and analysis. Core samples are analyzed for gold using fire assay on a 30 gram split with an ICP finish. Where initial results exceed 3 g/t gold, a second assay is completed on another 30 gram split using fire assay with a gravimetric finish. As part of in-house QA/QC Actlabs inserts certified gold standards, blanks and pulp duplicate samples. Random additional repeats are also analyzed as required. Additionally Temex routinely inserts its own internal certified gold standards and blanks. Results from all internal QC samples and repeats are reported. Intervals reported are core lengths. True widths are unknown at this time.
Table 2. Location details for drill holes reported in this release
About Temex Resources Corp.
Temex is a Canadian based exploration company focusing on its portfolio of precious metals properties in the world class mining district of northeastern Ontario. Temex (60% interest) is advancing the Timmins Whitney Gold Project, in partnership with Goldcorp Canada Ltd. (40% joint venture interest; no back-in rights), and exploring the Juby Gold Project (100% Temex).
The Whitney Property has a NI 43-101 compliant resources on the Upper Whitney of 0.97 million tonnes at a grade of 7.02 g/t gold for 218,100 ounces of gold in the Measured category plus 2.3 million tonnes at a grade of 6.77 g/t gold for 490,500 ounces of gold in the Indicated category and 1.0 million tonnes at a grade of 5.34 g/t gold for 170,700 ounces of gold in the Inferred category at a cut-off grade of 3.0 g/t gold (Note 1).
The Juby Gold Project has NI 43-101 compliant resources of 26.6 million tonnes at a grade of 1.28 g/t gold for 1,090,400 ounces of gold in the Indicated category and 96.2 million tonnes at a grade of 0.94 g/t gold for 2,908,800 ounces of gold in the Inferred category, both at a cut-off grade of 0.40 g/t gold (Note 2).
Temex also has a NI 43-101 compliant resource for tailings material on its Gowganda Silver Project. The tailings piles contain a NI 43-101 compliant resource of 1.94 million tonnes grading 47.5 g/t silver for a contained resource of 2.96 million ounces of silver in the Indicated category (Note 3).
- Information regarding the mineral resource estimate on the Upper Whitney is in the Company's news release dated January 14, 2014 and the technical report filed on SEDAR on February 27, 2014. The Mineral Resource Statement was prepared for Temex by P&E Mining Consultants Inc. of Brampton, Ontario in accordance with NI 43-101 by Richard Sutcliffe, PhD, P.Geo., Eugene Puritch, P.Eng., David Burga, P.Geo., Yungang Wu, P.Geo., Tracy Armstrong, P.Geo., and Antoine Yassa, P.Geo., "independent qualified persons" as defined by NI 43-101.
- Information regarding the mineral resource estimate on the Juby Gold Project is in the Company's news releases dated April 29, 2013 and January 15, 2014 and the technical report filed on SEDAR February 26, 2014. The Mineral Resource Statement was prepared for Temex by GeoVector Management Inc., Ottawa, Ontario in accordance with NI 43-101 by Joe Campbell, BSc, P.Geo., Alan Sexton, MSc, P.Geo., and Duncan Studd, MSc, P.Geo., "independent qualified persons" as defined by NI 43-101.
- Information regarding the mineral resource estimate in the tailings piles located on the Gowganda Silver Project is in the Company's news release dated June 8, 2011 and the technical report filed on SEDAR July 21, 2011. The Mineral Resource Statement was prepared for Temex by GeoVector Management Inc., Ottawa, Ontario in accordance with NI 43-101 by Allan Armitage, PhD, P.Geol., Alan Sexton, MSc, P.Geo., and Joe Campbell, BSc, P.Geo., "independent qualified persons" as defined by NI 43-101.
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