Superior Gold Inc. Announces Underground Drilling Yields Very Encouraging Results

INTERSECTIONS INCLUDE 61 G AU/T OVER 3.30 METRES, 69.3 G AU/T OVER 2.85 METRES, AND 1525 G AU/T OVER 0.30 METRES

TORONTO, May 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Superior Gold Inc. ("Superior Gold" or the "Company") (TSX.V:SGI) is pleased to announce the results of the ongoing underground diamond drill program at its 100%-owned Plutonic Gold Mine in Western Australia.  The drilling has been conducted since the Company completed the acquisition of the Plutonic Gold Mine on October 12, 2016, until March 17, 2016.

Results are provided for 281 drill holes for a total of more than 21,000 metres. The drill holes were primarily completed for resource definition and grade control.  18 of these holes were conducted as part of the underground exploration program.  The costs of the program are included within Superior Gold's All in Sustaining Costs, and are separate from the Company's larger scale surface and underground exploration program currently being planned. Resource definition was designed to increase the confidence level of the resource in areas where drilling was limited. Grade control drilling was completed to provide additional information for stope design ahead of mining.  The exploration holes were completed to test previously undrilled areas, in the search for possible extensions of mineralization to potentially expand the overall resource. 

The drilling focussed on 8 zones – Area 134; Baltic; Caribbean; Caspian; Cortez; Indian; Pacific; and Timor.  Significant intersections were encountered in all zones. 

KEY FINDINGS

  • 330 intersections encountered more than 5g Au/t
  • 157 intersections encountered more than 10g Au/t
  • 63 intersections encountered more than 20g Au/t
  • Exploration intersections of up to 64.0g Au/t over 2.20 metres, 35.3g Au/t over 3.75 metres, and 19.7g Au/t over 4.60 metres were obtained
  • 90% of the exploration holes encountered intersections of more than 5g Au/t

The location of the most significant intersections are shown in Figure 1, and the details of all holes are summarized by zone in Table 3.

EXPLORATION HIGHLIGHTS

The Company's work to date has identified that prior work at the mine had tended to identify the mineralized zones as isolated, unconnected units.  As a result of the interpretive work by the Company's geological staff, underground exploration has begun to examine the potential link between the various zones.  This initial program was very successful with more than 35 intersections in excess of 5g Au/t.

Exploration drilling in the Baltic area was aimed at testing the gap between the Baltic and Caribbean Zones.  This initial work has identified at least 2 potential new lodes adjacent to the Caribbean resource zone, in addition to potential extensions of existing lodes.  Follow up work will be aimed at defining the mineralization in greater detail.

The drilling in the Pacific zone targeted an area outside the resource, which was thought to have potential for high grade, sub-vertical structures.  The program successfully intersected mineralization in two principal zones.  Work is being planned to develop a preliminary block model for both.

Graphical details of the mineralization identified in this initial underground exploration work will be provided as the work develops.

The most significant exploration intersections are highlighted in Table 1 below.

Table 1 – Key Exploration Intersections

Drill Hole
#

Easting

Northing

RL

Dip (deg)

Azimuth
(deg)

Depth
 (m)

From
(m)

To
(m)

Thickness
(m)

Au
(gpt
)












BALTIC











UDD19111

4306

11491

1123

-8

6

195

8.25

12

3.75

35.3








175.75

176.05

0.3

27.1

UDD19117

4323

11480

1125

27

23

180

136.8

139.1

2.3

11.5

UDD19119

4309

11490

1123

-4

18

190

6.55

8.8

2.25

27.1

UDD19120

4309

11490

1124

10

18

185

8.4

10.6

2.2

64.0

UDD19122

4329

11472

1125

17

31

201

24.2

28.8

4.6

19.7

PACIFIC











UDD18984

4676

12852

1192

-74

233

187

79.2

80.7

1.5

13.1








142.4

143.25

0.85

16.1








164.1

164.8

0.7

75.2

UDD18985

4676

12852

1192

-71

231

180

166.75

168.2

1.45

41.5

UDD19012

4735

12831

1186

-90

347

106

70

70.6

0.6

61.7

UDD19014

4764

12837

1182

-89

342

90

64.4

66.4

2

10.6

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF OTHER DRILLING

The most significant intersections from resource definition and grade control drilling are summarized in Table 2 below.

Table 2 – Key Resource Definition and Grade Control Intersections

Drill Hole
#

Easting

Northing

RL

Dip (deg)

Azimuth
(deg)

Depth
 (m)

From
(m)

To
(m)

Thickness
(m)

Au
(gpt
)












AREA 134











UDD18857

4763

12296

1070

83

26

104

66.80

67.55

0.75

43.6

UDD18864

4717

12306

1077

76

19

61

46.35

49.55

3.2

9.2







Incl.

49.1

49.55

0.45

43.2

BALTIC











UDD19118

4308

11490

1123

-18

18

144

4.5

13.15

8.65

18.7







and

7.6

9.8

2.2

48.9

UDD19121

4329

11472

1124

4

31

180

7.25

7.7

0.45

53.5

CARIBBEAN











UDD19055

4632

11877

1107

17

282

51

13.2

16.05

2.85

42.4

UDD19185

4431

11471

1203

51

302

15

0

2.9

2.9

23.4

UDD19059

4632

11876

1107

12

273

58

15.45

16.6

1.15

56.5

CASPIAN











UDD19098

4262

10872

1365

68

87

43

35.4

42.7

7.3

13.9







Incl.

35.4

37.4

2

38.6

UDD18946

4493

11188

1245

-38

234

74

43.55

44.6

1.05

50.1

UDD19079

4480

11208

1245

-20

31

35

12.6

16.25

3.65

21.7

CORTEZ











UDD18829

4953

12291

1135

59

111

116

21.65

22.4

0.75

704.0

UDD18818

4890

12300

1134

54

154

97

45.15

48.45

3.3

61.0

UDD18821

4891

12300

1132

40

166

97

88

89

1

121.0

UDD18827

4950

12293

1135

54

87

133

27.7

30.8

3.1

38.7

INDIAN











UDD18992

4310

11481

1122

-78

182

32

7.95

10.8

2.85

69.3

UDD19001

4338

11462

1123

-80

161

52

15.8

23.3

7.5

33.3

UDD18995

4328

11471

1122

-87

198

28

17.6

18.2

0.6

127.0

PACIFIC











UDD19040

4681

12849

1192

-72

66

119

103.5

110.95

7.45

13.9

UDD19038

4671

12873

1193

-53

84

122

87.5

90

2.5

14.0

TIMOR











UDD18904

4331

13073

1314

20

48

79

71.6

71.9

0.3

1525.0

UDD18945

4366

13115

1310

39

312

118

69.65

72.75

3.1

23.3

 

Chris Bradbrook, President and CEO of Superior Gold stated "These results demonstrate the strength of the mineralized system at the Plutonic Gold Mine.  The Resource Definition and Grade Control drilling provides greater confidence in the continuity of the mineralization, whilst the Exploration Drilling provides confidence in our ability to grow the resource.  We are extremely encouraged by these early drill results and continue to work towards increasing the confidence level in the resources, and expanding the overall resource.  One of our principal goals is to increase the level of underground reserves and therefore also the mine life". 

Qualified Person

Scientific and technical information in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Simon Lawson who is a member of the AusIMM and a "qualified person" within the meaning of NI 43-101.  Mr. Lawson is an employee of the Company and serves as the Chief Geologist.

Quality Control Protocols

Core is drilled BTW core diameter (42 mm).  Core intervals are whole core sampled.  All gold results were determined by ALS Minerals (Perth) using fire assay fusion (40g charge, lead collection method) with an ICP finish.  Drill program design, Quality Assurance/Quality Control and interpretation of results are performed by qualified persons employing a Quality Assurance/Quality Control program consistent with NI 43-101 and industry best practices.  Standards, blanks and duplicates are included in approximately every 20 samples for Quality Assurance/Quality Control purposes by the Company as well as the laboratory.  Approximately 5% of sample pulps are sent to secondary laboratories for check assays.

About Superior Gold

Superior Gold is a Canadian based gold producer that owns 100% of the Plutonic Gold Operations located in Western Australia. The Plutonic Gold Operations include the Plutonic Gold Mine, which is a producing underground operation with a central mill, the Hermes open pit development project and an interest in the Bryah Basin joint venture.  Superior Gold is focused on expanding production at the Plutonic Gold Operations and building an intermediate gold producer with superior returns for shareholders.

Forward Looking Information

This press release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws that is intended to be covered by the safe harbours created by those laws. "Forward-looking information" includes statements that use forward-looking terminology such as "may", "will", "expect", "anticipate", "believe", "continue", "potential" or the negative thereof or other variations thereof or comparable terminology. Forward looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, the Company's objectives, goals or future plans, and statements regarding exploration results and exploration plans.

Forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and is based upon a number of estimates and assumptions of management at the date the statements are made. Furthermore, such forward-looking information involves a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual plans, intentions, activities, results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future plans, intentions, activities, results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. See "Risk Factors" in the Company's prospectus dated February 15, 2017 filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com for a discussion of these risks.

The Company cautions that there can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Except as required by law, the Company does not assume any obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking information contained in this press release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

SOURCE Superior Gold

For further information: Superior Gold Inc., Chris Bradbrook, President, CEO & Director, investor@superior-gold.com, Tel: 416-716-8235


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