Thunder Bay, Ontario, 1 June 2021: White Metal Resources Corp. (TSXV: WHM) (FRA: CGK1) (OTCMKTS: TNMLF) (“White Metal” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that ongoing research by
the Company has uncovered historical percussion drilling that reported 27.0 m of 1.47% Cu and 11.7 g/t Ag at the Epunguwe Target area, located about 5 km north-northwest of the northern end of the Okohongo Cu-Ag Deposit, northwest Namibia. Details of the historical drilling results from the Epunguwe Target area are provided in Table 1.
Historical reporting describes the Epunguwe Target area as a northwest trending, roughly three kilometre by half kilometre area of soil geochemical anomalies, as well as copper mineralization exposed at surface and in trenches along a significant syn-sedimentary, basinal growth fault. Mineralization is described as structurally-controlled and hosted by conglomerates (sandstones) of the basal Nosib Group at or near the contact with overlying Ombombo Subgroup rocks; Lower Omao Formation siltstone and Lower Omao Formation dolostone also host mineralization (INV Metals Inc. Report, March 21, 2012, filed on SEDAR).
To the Company’s knowledge, no work has been completed in this area since 2012.
Table 1. Summary of historical drilling results from the Epunguwe Target area, EPL 7071, Namibia.
*Drill Hole From (m) To (m) **Interval (m) Cu (%) Ag (g/t) Length (m)
TCD-019 19.00 41.60 22.60 0.34 3.2 65.10
incl. 19.90 31.40 11.50 0.49 4.7
and 55.80 65.10 9.30 1.64 122.6
incl. 55.80 61.80 6.00 2.23 171.4
TCD-021 10.00 42.00 32.00 0.14 2.0 81.34
incl. 22.00 26.60 4.60 0.37 5.4
and 59.90 78.20 18.30 0.72 13.6
incl. 61.00 65.30 4.30 1.84 37.9
TCD-023 107.30 123.50 16.20 0.35 175.80
incl. 107.30 108.30 1.00 1.89 17.1
TCP-002 0.00 27.00 27.00 1.47 11.7 45.00
incl. 0.00 21.00 21.00 1.76 14.1
incl. 0.00 8.00 8.00 2.80 18.9
KAP-130 0.00 20.00 20.00 0.94 14.1 75.00
incl. 1.00 9.00 8.00 1.58 30.0
*TCD = diamond; TCP = percussion; KAP = percussion
**drill hole intervals are not considered true widths and are being treated as core lengths.
Michael Stares, President & CEO of the Company, stated, “I am extremely pleased to report this additional data and information from the Okohongo Copper-Silver Project, which gives me further assurance that there is still room to grow and find additional resources on the Property. Although there is sparse historical drilling north of the Okohongo Copper-Silver Deposit, these stratiform sedimentary hosted copper systems have a tendency to pinch and swell, and knowing from the historical data that there is a 3 km by half a km wide soil geochemical anomaly in the area of the Epunguwe Target area, leads me to think that there is still a lot of potential to find more copper silver mineralization. I should add that White Metal will remain focussed on progressing the Tower Stock Gold Property in Ontario Canada, but that the Okohongo Copper-Silver Property is still one of our key assets.”
Historically, exposed copper mineralization in the Epunguwe Target area attracted the attention of exploration groups since the 1970s. Previous work includes General Mining soil surveys from the 1970s, Mount Isa Mining (“MIM”) drilling in the late 1990s (KAP series holes), and Teck mapping, sampling, geophysics and drilling (TC series holes) in approximately 2006-2007. The primary target of surface work and historical drilling in the Epunguwe Target area has been the down-dip extension of copper-silver mineralization exposed in trenches that straddle the Nosib Group-Ombombo Subgroup contact (INV Metals Inc. Report, March 21, 2012, filed on SEDAR).
Copper mineralization at the Epunguwe Target area occurs in similar stratigraphy to that described at the Okohongo Cu-Ag Deposit. At Okohongo, mineralization is concentrated in a dark-grey to grey-green phyllitic siltstone-shale interbedded with dolomite of the Lower Omao Formation that is conformably sandwiched between the underlying red beds of the Nosib Group and overlying carbonates of the Lower and Upper Omao Formations, referred to colloquially as the Okohongo Horizon (INV Metals Inc. Report, March 21, 2012, filed on SEDAR).
The Company views this new data and information as significant in its continuous exploration efforts to trace copper-silver mineralization north and south from the Okohongo Cu-Ag Deposit. The Company has already initiated exploration work on the Property to evaluate the Epunguwe Target area and several other copper showings along the greater northern trend.
A qualified person has not done sufficient enough work to verify the historical assay results and technical information reported herein.
Technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Dr. Scott Jobin-Bevans (P.Geo.), Vice President Exploration and a Director of White Metal, who is a Qualified Person under the definitions established by the NI 43-101.
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