Geochemical Survey at Canasil’s Vega Property Identifies New Targets, Expands Others
October 24, 2019
Vancouver, October 24, 2019 - Canasil Resources Inc. (TSX-V: CLZ, DB Frankfurt: 3CC, “Canasil” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has received analytical results from the 2019 soil geochemical and rock sampling work done at its 100%-owned Vega copper-gold property located in north-central British Columbia, Canada. The field work encompassed a detailed “base-of-slope” sampling programme on 100m spacings within a core area that is approximately 6.5 by 7.5 kilometres in size. The area selected is within the western half of the Vega Property and was intended to complete “first-pass” coverage of a prospective tract characterized by several copper, gold and silver showings and intense rock alteration that maybe related to magnetic anomalies and porphyritic intrusive rocks. In recent years Canasil has undertaken a sequence of surveys at Vega that include a detailed airborne magnetic survey, airborne LiDAR and satellite-based alteration studies.
The results from over 300 soil samples collected along 30 line-kilometres of contour soil survey lines are particularly encouraging and identify anomalous and often high-contrast copper, gold and molybdenum assays that may be associated with strong magnetic anomalies. Three large cluster anomalies are evident, outlined in the figures below:
- Anomaly 1 suggests that significant extensions to the Pluto showing may exist up to 2,000 metres north from the original showing. This extension has not been previously mapped or prospected.
- Anomaly 2 is downslope from a new 2019 mapping/prospecting discovery of outcropping copper mineralization associated within an area of magnetite-epidote (propylitic) veining in quartz diorite intrusive. A grab sample from this area returned 2.26% copper and 0.145 g/t gold.
- Anomaly 3 occurs on both flanks of Thane Creek close to the possible contact of Hogem Batholith units with Triassic-aged volcanic rocks. This area is reported to have several (poorly located) RGS Minfile showings recording anomalous copper and gold values. Prospecting and mapping along Thane Creek identified abundant quartz-sericite-pyrite and potassic feldspar+biotite+hematite -altered quartz diorite float as well as localized fracture-controlled quartz+pyrite+mica veinlets with trace chalcopyrite.
- Additional anomalies are present within the survey area.
The 2019 field work has already added significantly to the understanding of the mineral potential within the Vega project area. Areas of silicification, sericite-pyrite and feldspar-hematite alteration were encountered that are very encouraging signs of a hydrothermal environment for hosting porphyry style copper-gold mineralization. The extensive soil sampling in areas identified by airborne magnetics signatures have identified excellent targets for further exploration and ultimately drill testing.
Exploration interest in the region of the Vega Project has increased significantly in 2019. Several property option agreements have been signed by other companies, staking has increased, and numerous exploration initiatives are underway in the area.
Bahman Yamini, President of Canasil, commented: “The 2019 field work results at Vega are very positive and have identified multiple high priority targets for future follow up, confirming areas of interest outlined by the prior airborne magnetic and LiDAR surveys. We are also particularly impressed by the quality of work performed by our field geological consultants, Tripoint Geological Services.”
2019 Canasil Vega Project, Western Area
Magnetic and Soil Anomalies Confirm High Priority Copper-Gold Targets
About the Vega copper-gold project:
The 100%-owned Vega claims cover 9,125 hectares located between the Osilinka and Mesilinka river systems in the Omineca Mining Division of British Columbia, 300 km northwest of Prince George. The property is in a well-recognized copper-gold porphyry district. Access to the property, which lies at an elevation of 1,100 – 1,600 metres, is via the Omineca Mines Access Road and local logging roads. The property lies on a north-northwest trending fault structure in Takla Group Volcanic rocks of Upper Triassic to Jurassic age. This volcanic sequence has been intruded by syenite, monzonite and diorite stocks, dykes and sills possibly related to the Hogem Batholith. Intrusive volcano-sedimentary contacts typically parallel the regional northwest structural trend. The Vega project is located between the Mt. Milligan Mine (145 km southeast) and the Kemess Project (145 km northwest) and is approximately 70 km north north-west of the Kwanika deposit (65% Serengeti Resources Inc., 35% Posco International Corp.), 65 km from Sun Metals Corp. Stardust project, and 40 km from the Lorraine deposit (51% Teck Resources Ltd, 49% Sun Metals Corp.).
Geological mapping and sampling field work was carried out by Tripoint Geological Services Ltd. under the direction of Wade Barnes, P. Geo., President. Soil and Rock samples were delivered directly to ALS Canada Ltd. laboratories in North Vancouver, BC. Soil samples were assayed by aqua regia digestion with ICP finish (Au-TL43 and b ME-MS41) and rock samples were assayed by four acid digestion with 33 elements with ICP-AES finish (ME-ICP61) and gold with a 30g FA-AA finish (Au-AA23).
The technical information herein has been reviewed and approved by J. Blackwell (P. Geo.), a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Blackwell is a technical advisor to Canasil.
Canasil is a Canadian mineral exploration company with a strong portfolio of 100% owned silver-gold-copper-lead-zinc projects in Durango and Zacatecas States, Mexico, and in British Columbia, Canada. The Company’s directors and management include industry professionals with a track record of identifying and advancing successful mineral exploration projects through to discovery and further development. The Company is actively engaged in the exploration of its mineral properties, and maintains an operating subsidiary in Durango, Mexico, with full time geological and support staff for its operations in Mexico.
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Canasil Resources Inc.
Tel: 604-709 0109
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