Barsele Presents Final VMS and Gold Zone Drill Results from the 2019 Exploration Campaign

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Avan regional drilling (AVA19007) indicates a 600-metre northwesterly extension of the Gold Zone.

  • AVA19005 yields 21.55 metres grading 0.18% Zn, 2.50 g/t Ag (Regional VMS).
  • AVA19007 yields 1.00 metre grading 6.57 g/t Au (NW Extension of CAS Zone).
  • NOR19018 yields 6.90 metres grading 0.16% Zn, 7.41 g/t Ag, 0.08% Cu (Regional VMS).
  • NOR19022 yields 0.80 metre grading 3.89 g/t Au, 0.12% Zn (Expansion VMS).
  • STO 19002 yields 2.00 metres grading 0.25% Zn, 58.82 g/t Ag, 0.27% Pb (Regional VMS).

VANCOUVER, Jan. 10, 2020 /CNW/ – Barsele Minerals Corp. – (TSXV: BME) (“Barsele“) is pleased to report the final 2019 operational update in relation to the ongoing exploration program within the Barsele Gold-VMS Project area in Västerbottens Län, Northern Sweden (the “Barsele Project“). The exploration program is being operated by joint venture partner Agnico Eagle Mines Limited – (TSX, NYSE: AEM) (“Agnico Eagle“). Ownership in the Barsele Project is 55% Agnico Eagle and 45% Barsele. Agnico Eagle can earn an additional 15% in the Barsele Project through the completion of a pre-feasibility study. There is no cash outlay requirement by Barsele until a pre-feasibility study is completed.

Barsele Minerals Corp (CNW Group/Barsele Minerals Corp.)

Diamond drilling for the 2019 year totaled 12,310 metres in 56 completed core holes. Since late 2015, a total of 147,452 metres of overburden penetration and core collection has been tabulated from a total of 367 drill holes. Results from 39 drill holes are presented in this news release.

The pursuit of volcanogenic massive sulphide (“VMS”) mineralization within the Barsele Project area was the principal focus in 2019, with Agnico Eagle applying a combination of geological, structural, geochemical and geophysical techniques to facilitate the pursuit to discovery. Each hole drilled has added to the knowledge-base. Drill core observations and analytical results, have assisted the vectoring toward the eventuality of a new discovery.

Additionally, there was some minor drill testing along the extensive Avan-Central-Skiråsen (CAS) gold system. The gold intercept in hole AVA19007 extends the mineralization roughly 600 metres to the northwest for a known strike length approaching 3.6 kilometres.

The 2019 drilling results included in this news release have been principally focused on “Regional VMS Targets” along with some “Orogenic Gold” target testing throughout the 50,800-hectare property. Nine regional holes were drilled at Avan (AVA19004 through AVA19012). Four regional holes were drilled at Skirliden (SKL19001, SKL19002, SKL19003 (abandoned), SKL19003B). Seventeen holes were drilled in the Norra area, with nine being regional (NOR19011, 19014 through NOR19021, plus NOR19025 through NOR19029). Infill/Expansion holes include (NOR19022 through 19024). At Risberget three regional holes were drilled (RIS19001, RIS19002, RIS19003). At Stortrasket, four regional holes were drilled (STO19001 through STO19004). Finally, regional holes ESB19001 and ASP19001 were VMS tests.

Regional drill hole AVA19005 yielded 21.55 metres core length, (estimated 16.20 metres true thickness) grading 0.18% Zn, 2.50 g/t Ag, at a midpoint depth of 35 metres below surface.

Regional hole AVA19006 delivered 20.00 metres core length, (estimated 15.00 metres true thickness) grading 0.18% Zn, 1.98 g/t Ag, at a midpoint depth of 55 metres below surface.

Regional drill hole AVA19007 yielded 4.00 metres core length, (estimated 3.00 metres true thickness) grading 1.90 g/t Au, including 1.00 metre core length, (estimated 0.80 metre true thickness) grading 6.57 g/t Au, at a midpoint depth of 360 metres below surface.

Regional hole AVA19008 delivered 5.00 metres core length, (estimated 3.75 metres true thickness) grading 0.14% Zn, at a midpoint depth of 135 metres below surface.

Regional hole AVA19009 cut 4.00 metres core length, (estimated 3.00 metres true thickness) grading 0.57% Zn, at a midpoint depth of 135 metres below surface.

Regional hole NOR19018 yielded 6.90 metres core length, (estimated 5.17 metres true thickness) grading 0.16% Zn, 7.41 g/t Ag, 0.08% Cu, at a midpoint depth of 375 metres below surface.

Regional hole NOR19020 yielded 1.00 metre core length, (estimated 0.75 metre true thickness) grading 1.55 g/t Au, at a midpoint depth of 160 metres below surface.

Regional hole NOR19021 yielded 1.00 metre core length, (estimated 0.75 metre true thickness) grading 1.57 g/t Au, at a midpoint depth of 70 metres below surface.

Expansion drill hole NOR19022 yielded 6.00 metres core length, (estimated 4.50 metres true thickness) grading 0.84 g/t Au, 0.30% Zn, including 0.80 metre core length, (estimated 0.60 metre true thickness) grading 3.89 g/t Au, 0.12% Zn, at a midpoint depth of 120 metres below surface.

Expansion drill hole NOR19023 yielded 3.30 metres core length, (estimated 2.48 metres true thickness) grading 0.99 g/t Au, including 0.60 metre core length, (estimated 0.45 metre true thickness) grading 3.94 g/t Au, at a midpoint depth of 145 metres below surface, plus 2.20 metres core length, (estimated 1.65 metres true thickness), grading 1.28 g/t Au, 0.12% Zn, at a midpoint depth of 155 metres below surface.

Infill/Expansion drill hole NOR19024 yielded 5.00 metres core length, (estimated 3.75 metres true thickness) grading 0.49% Zn, at a midpoint depth of 160 metres below surface.

Regional drill hole STO19002 cut 2.00 metres core length, (estimated 1.50 metres true thickness) grading 0.25% Zn, 58.82 g/t Ag, 0.27% Pb, at a midpoint depth of 7.00 metres below surface.

Barsele’s President, Gary Cope states; “The pursuit of Norra-style VMS deposits was the principal exploration focus in 2019. These final results with significant gold, zinc, copper and silver values, suggest proximity to higher grade VMS mineralization. We look forward to working with our Agnico Eagle partners in 2020.”

July through December Drilling Summary 2019

Hole ID

Easting

Northing

Az

Dip

DDH
Length

From (m)

To
(m)

CL

(m)

TL

(m)

Au

(g/t)

Top
Cut
(g/t)

AVA19004

617951.00

7215558.98

32

-45

122.70

           

Regional

no anomalous gold/base metals

                 
                       

AVA19005

618049.81

7215530.75

210

-45

74.30

42.00

63.55

21.55

16.2

   

Regional

         

2.50g/t Ag

 

0.18%Zn

     
                       

AVA19006

618050.05

7215531.18

211

-55

86.40

56.00

76.00

20.00

15.0

   

Regional

         

1.98g/t Ag

 

0.18%Zn

     
                       

AVA19007

616385.32

7216183.56

158

-49

701.30

665.00

669.00

4.00

3.00

1.90

 

Regional

       

Incl.

668.00

669.00

1.00

0.80

6.57

 
                       

AVA19008

616384.16

7216185.45

51

-55

266.60

160.00

165.00

5.00

3.75

   

Regional

             

0.14%Zn

     
                       

AVA19009

617513.08

7215987.14

360

-55

227.40

178.00

182.00

4.00

3.00

   

Regional

             

0.57%Zn

     
                       

AVA19010

617513.75

7215986.68

73

-55

107.60

           

Regional

no anomalous gold/base metals

                 
                       

AVA19011

617710.83

7215787.47

1

-45

56.70

           

Regional

no anomalous gold/base metals

                 
                       

AVA19012

617710.80

7215787.26

1

-55

180.40

           

Regional

no anomalous gold/base metals

                 
                       

SKL19001

620415.73

7216052.33

170

-47

215.25

           

Regional

no anomalous gold/base metals

                 
                       

SKL19002

622167.40

7215472.87

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179

-53

221.05

           

Regional

no anomalous gold/base metals

                 
                       

SKL19003

620098.47

7217593.45

175

-45

46.20

           

Regional

abandoned

                   
                       

SKL19003B

620098.29

7217594.96

177

-45

230.20

           

Regional

no anomalous gold/base metals

                 
                       

NOR19011

617167.21

7216819.02

43

-42

150.50

           

Regional

no anomalous gold/base metals

                 
                       

NOR19014

616953.77

7217018.64

69

-69

225.10

           

Regional

no anomalous gold/base metals

                 
                       

NOR19015

617389.61

7216641.29

47

-45

289.30

           

Regional

no anomalous gold/base metals

                 
                       

NOR19016

618010.157

7216223.393

39

-45

470.20

           

Regional

no anomalous gold/base metals

                 
                       

NOR19017

617874.123

7216313.294

53

-50

341.20

           

Regional

no anomalous gold/base metals

                 
                       

NOR19018

618001.09

7216928.58

225

-45

503.0

435.10

442.00

6.90

5.17

   

Regional

         

7.41 g/t Ag

0.08%Cu

 

0.16%
Zn

   
                       

NOR19019

617995.942

7216924.172

40

-45

351.00

           

Regional

no anomalous gold/base metals

                 
                       

NOR19020

618686.151

7216681.409

199

-50

554.90

286.00

287.00

1.00

0.75

1.55

 

Regional

                     
                       

NOR19021

619207.86

7216560.26

21

-45

293.40

106.00

107.00

1.00

0.75

1.57

 

Regional

                     
                       

NOR19022

617045.61

7216880.47

223

-59

195.20

114.00

120.00

6.00

4.50

0.84

 

Expansion

               

0.30
%Zn

   
         

Incl.

117.85

118.65

0.80

0.60

3.89

 
                 

0.12
%Zn

   
                       

NOR19023

617045.74

7216880.63

223

-67

186.00

116.70

120.00

3.30

2.48

0.99

 

Expansion

       

incl.

116.70

117.30

0.60

0.45

3.94

 
         

plus

129.00

131.20

2.20

1.65

1.28

 
                 

0.12
%Zn

   
                       

NOR19024

617017.11

7216921.42

217

-61

198.20

153.00

158.00

5.00

3.75

   

Infill/Expansion

               

0.49
%Zn

   
                       

NOR19025

617017.01

7216921.27

217

-55

201

           

Infill/Expansion

no anomalous gold/base metals

                 
                       

NOR19026

617016.36

7216920.67

240

-60

243.0

           

Infill/Expansion

no anomalous gold/base metals

                 
                       

NOR19027

617018.56

7216923.52

32

-57

116.30

           

Infill/Expansion

no anomalous gold/base metals

                 
                       

NOR19028

616964.94

7216911.93

25

-45

129.50

           

Infill/Expansion

no anomalous gold/base metals

                 
                       

NOR19029

617243.41

7216793.52

174

-68

345.30

           

Infill/Expansion

no anomalous gold/base metals

                 
                       

RIS19001

622790.37

7213912.37

302

-47

275.40

           

Regional

no anomalous gold/base metals

                 
                       

RIS19002

621853.51

7213515.60

50

-47

326.30

           

Regional

no anomalous gold/base metals

                 
                       

RIS19003

623100.76

7213708.58

120

-40

176.20

           

Regional

no anomalous gold/base metals

                 
                       

STO19001

622947.19

7210621.17

70.92

-47

110.00

           

Regional

no anomalous gold/base metals

                 
                       

STO19002

623105.33

7210909.92

89.53

-47

100.10

10.00

12.00

2.00

1.50

   

Regional

         

58.82 g/t Ag

 

0.27%Pb

0.25
%Zn

   
                       

STO19003

622398.55

7211629.34

178.12

-45

65.00

           

Regional

no anomalous gold/base metals

                 
                       

STO19004

621274.09

7210973.79

329.15

-47

76.40

           

Regional

no anomalous gold/base metals

                 
                       

ESB19001

617411.63

7222512.50

126

-45

73.70

           

Regional

no anomalous gold/base metals

                 
                       

ASP19001

619134.54

7225632.75

98

-45

139.90

           

Regional

no anomalous gold/base metals

                 
                       

Az = Compass Bearing      Dip = Degrees Inclined       CL = Core Length       TL = Est. True Length       Top Cut varies 40-18 g/t Au (A-C-S)

 

The technical information in this news release was verified by way of a site visit in October of 2019 by the Qualified Person, wherein the data was discussed with the site management and the technical staff and the database was reviewed and drill core was examined. Agnico Eagle maintains comprehensive quality control/quality assurance protocols.

All samples referred to in this table were tested at independent MS Analytical Service, wherein core cutting and sample preparation is carried out in Storuman, Sweden and the analyses of both Au and multi-element analysis of AES samples is completed in Canada. The assay method is SWED-Edh-6, which comprises:  FAS-121, Au fire assay-AA on 50 gram-above 3 ppm Au fire assay-gravimetric;  FAS-425, Au by fire assay and gravimetric finish-50 gram nominal sample weight; IMS-230, 48 element four-acid digestion ICP-MS;  ICF-6Xx, default over limit methods for ICF-6Ag, ICF-6As, ICF-6Cu, ICF-6Pb, ICF-6Zn, SPM-210 (S);  FAS-418, Ag by fire assay and gravimetric finish for Ag above 1,000 ppm.  For semi-massive to massive sulphide rock, ICP-130 aqua regia is used for multi element analysis, instead of the four-acid digestion.

As project operator, Agnico Eagle has developed a community relations program to engage the various stakeholders in the Barsele Project area. Basic environmental assessment and surface water characterization, species studies and hydrogeology studies are ongoing.

About the Barsele Gold Project

The Barsele Project is located on the western end of the Proterozoic “Skellefte Trend”, a prolific volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits belt, that intersects with the “Gold Line” in Northern Sweden. Both polymetallic “VMS” deposits and intrusive hosted “Orogenic gold” deposits are present in this region and on this property. Current and past producers in the region include Boliden, Kristineberg, Bjorkdal, Svartliden and Storliden.

Pre-2019, drilling was mainly focused on verifying, defining and expanding the “Orogenic gold” mineral resources within and along the Avan, Central and Skiråsen zones and more recently, the Risberget Zone and the Skirliden area.

The main gold-bearing system remains open in all directions. The structurally-linked mineralized zones occur within granodioritic-volcanic-sedimentary host rocks and vary in width from 10’s of metres to 700 metres and have been traced over a strike length exceeding 8.0 kilometres and to a depth approaching 1.0 kilometre. Gold is generally associated with arsenopyrite and low base metal content, but also occurs as native metal.

Since January 2019, drilling has been focused on the pursuit of massive sulphide mineralization that is hosted in rocks of volcanic and sedimentary composition, partitioned by post mineral intrusive dykes and sills.

Art Freeze, P.Geo. is the Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101 and takes responsibility for the technical disclosure contained within this news release.

About Barsele Minerals Corp.

Barsele is a Canadian-based junior exploration company managed by the Belcarra Group, comprised of highly qualified mining professionals. Barsele’s main property is the Barsele Gold Project in Västerbottens Län, Sweden, a joint venture with Agnico Eagle. An updated NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Barsele Project with an effective date of February 16th, 2018, was filed on SEDAR on April 12th, 2018.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Gary Cope
President

This News Release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements and Barsele undertakes no obligation to update such statements, except as required by law.

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SOURCE Barsele Minerals Corp.

 

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