FireFox Gold Corp. (TSXV: FFOX) (OTCQB: FFOXF) (“FireFox” or the “Firm”) has accomplished the expanded 11 gap Section 4 diamond drill program (2,364 metres) at its 100%-owned Mustajärvi Challenge within the Central Lapland Greenstone Belt of Finland . At the moment the Firm stories assay outcomes for the primary three holes of this system. Gap 21MJ001 is a major spotlight yielding 1.35m averaging 93.88 gt gold, together with 0.65m at 129.5 gt gold . This interval was beforehand reported to host seen gold in a quartz-carbonate-tourmaline (QCT) vein with ample pyrite (see Firm information launch dated April. 15, 2021). With the 2 extra high-grade gold intervals of 5.27 gt and 26.9 gt, this drill gap included a complete of greater than 150 gram metres of gold.
Close to floor high-grade intervals had been encountered in each of the primary two holes of this system, as proven in Desk 1. These drill holes prolong high-grade gold within the Northeast Goal by an extra 150 metres alongside strike to the northeast (See Determine 1: https://bit.ly/3cLi1OX ). This newly found veining and alteration happens at depths lower than 200m beneath floor and stays open down dip and to the northeast (See Determine 2: https://bit.ly/3pZvCYi ). The FireFox crew is anxious to observe up with carefully spaced drilling to check this new high-grade zone, the richest but found at Mustajärvi.
“Since 2018 we have now methodically constructed up our data of the geology and construction, vectoring in the direction of the guts of this high-grade gold at Mustajärvi. Our modeling is clearly paying off, and we’re thrilled that the preliminary gap within the 2021 drill program has resulted within the first 100-gram-metre interval on the undertaking. The Northeast Goal is proving to be very thrilling, and we sit up for outcomes from the remaining two holes on this space, in addition to the step-outs farther northeast alongside the shear zone,” commented Carl Löfberg, President and CEO of FireFox .
Desk 1: Abstract of Important Excessive-Grade (>4.0 g/t Au) Drill Intercepts
* Drilling is believed to be perpendicular to the dip of the mineralization, nevertheless true widths usually are not but recognized and will likely be confirmed with extra drilling and geological modeling.
** Primarily based on the presence of seen gold within the drill core, these intervals had been subjected to a 1,000 gram display fireplace assay protocol designed to seize coarse gold.
Upon completion of this 11-hole drill program, FireFox has now drilled roughly 6,250 metres at Mustajärvi, emphasizing the still-early stage of technical work on this undertaking that has persistently yielded near-surface intercepts of gold above 10 g/t. The Central Zone was the location of roughly 700 metres of shallow drilling by Outokumpu within the Nineties, which yielded quite a few historic intercepts of greater than 10 g/t (See the Firm’s NI 43-101 technical report on Mustajärvi at www.firefoxgold.com or on SEDAR). There was additionally very small-scale exploitation of gold from a pit within the Central Zone. FireFox reported rock chip outcomes from the pit space that included 10 samples assaying greater than 10 g/t gold, together with one pattern with 140.5 g/t gold (See Firm information launch dated Jan 3 , 2019).
The strongest mineralization alongside the Mustajärvi Shear Zone may be proven to plunge gently to the northeast from the floor outcrop within the Central Zone. The system has not but been examined beneath 200 metres vertically beneath floor. Gold mineralization is believed to happen in zones of dilatancy alongside host buildings and/or topic to different controls on gold precipitation. FireFox’s evolving structural mannequin, mixed with the rising database of geological particulars and multielement geochemistry, is enhancing the crew’s understanding of the veins and alteration zones. Essential subsequent steps will embrace tight step-out holes round this new 150 gram-metre drill gap.
Mustajärvi Challenge and Drill Program Particulars
The Mustajärvi Challenge lies alongside the freeway between the cities of Kittilä and Sodankylä, roughly 17 kilometers east of Kittilä. The property straddles the Mustajärvi Shear Zone (MSZ), a significant right-lateral shear zone that has related second and third-order buildings which additional dissect the undertaking into separate structural zones. FireFox has developed a structural mannequin that has recognized dilatant zones alongside the foremost construction the place greater grade gold is concentrated (See Determine 3: https://bit.ly/3cM1NoL ).
Throughout the 2019 and 2020 seasons, exploration drilling on the undertaking superior to the northeast from the Central Zone to the Northeast Goal, greater than 500 metres alongside the shear zone, based mostly on geophysical knowledge and gold in bottom-of-till (BOT) sampling. These zones host high-grade (>4 g/t) gold in slim quartz veins alongside greater than 1.5 kilometres of the hydrothermally altered shear zone from the southwest to northeast. The Northeast Goal returned one of the best intercepts in each the 2019 and 2020 drill packages. Holes 21MJ001 to 21MJ003, reported right here, are within the Northeast Goal space.
The Section 4 program focused the brittle altered metasediments within the footwall of the shear zone. The person veins seem to have variable continuity, however some have been intersected alongside strike for greater than 70 metres. The best-grade vein intercepted in 21MJ001 seems to have been intercepted in 21MJ010 (for which assays are pending), and the vein stays open to depth and alongside strike (See Determine 2). These veins appear to happen in clusters with potential for growth alongside strike and at depth. Analytical outcomes and geological interpretations are pending for eight extra holes, 21MJ004 to 21MJ011.
Drill holes 21MJ001 and 21MJ002 had been deliberate to check the continuation of the vein system intercepted in drill gap 20MJ009, which returned 2.0m at 33.25 g/t Au (see Firm information launch dated Jan. 27, 2021 ). Drill gap 21MJ001 is 155 metres ENE from 20MJ009 and drill gap 21MJ002 is roughly halfway between the 2 holes ( 83m ENE from 20MJ009). Drill gap 21MJ003 was aimed on the western facet of the Northeast Goal space and didn’t intersect important veining or gold mineralization (See Desk 2).
Desk 2: Collar Data (coordinates introduced in EPSG:3067)
Closing Depth (m)
Every of the drill holes reported right here handed by the Savukoski Group ultramafic-mafic volcanics and throughout the contact into strongly altered Sodankylä Group metasediments and metavolcanics. The strongest mineralization so far at Mustajärvi has occurred within the footwall Sodankylä Group rocks, that are to the north of the shear zone. On this space, the Sodankylä Group contains metamorphosed sedimentary and volcaniclastic rocks. Alongside the alteration zone related to the shear zone, these rocks have been made brittle by pre-gold pervasive alteration, together with albite, silica, and sericite. The place these altered rocks are shattered, brecciated, and veined, excessive grade veins have been reported.
In drill gap 21MJ001, the focused volcano-sedimentary sequence was encountered at roughly 104m down gap and continued to the termination of the outlet at 292.6m . This part of rocks is pervasively altered with reasonable to excessive depth of albite, silica, and sericite. The altered rock sequence is lower all through its width by QCT veins, quartz tourmaline, and quartz veins that include semi-massive to large zones of pyrite over slim widths. There are extra sulfide, or presumably tellurium and bismuth-bearing minerals (not but confirmed), which can be widespread in probably the most intensely mineralized rocks. Gold correlates strongly with the presence of pyrite and different sulfide, sulfosalt, or bismuth-tellurium bearing minerals. Intense sericitic alteration with disseminated pyrite and slim quartz tourmaline veins (as much as 1cm) may be noticed deeper within the gap. All of the high-grade gold intercepts on this space are low in arsenic however excessive in bismuth and tellurium.
Drill gap 21MJ001 intersected a number of gold mineralized intervals, with the highest-grade interval occurring at 184.5 metres downhole depth in a pyrite wealthy, brecciated and sophisticated quartz-tourmaline pyrite vein. Seen gold was noticed inside this quartz-tourmaline-carbonate vein at 185.4- 185.5 m . (see Determine 2). It needs to be famous that a number of zones of low-grade anomalous gold happen all through the altered rocks on this gap, generally spanning 10 to 12m and together with a single interval of 1.68 g/t gold.
The very best interval in gap 21MJ002 occurred at 161.9 metres downhole, grading 1.7m averaging 11.16 g/t gold. This intercept was hosted inside strongly albitized metasediments, which had been brecciated by a number of quartz-tourmaline-pyrite veins. There may be one other slim high-grade interval at 139.5m depth, which contained 1.0m at 13.27 g/t gold. The bigger of those two mineralized veins seem to align with the best grade intercept in 21MJ001 and should point out continuity of the veining over that 72m intervening distance. 21MJ002 additionally included a number of zones of low-grade anomalous gold over 15 to 20m and together with remoted samples of 1.35 and three.3 g/t gold.
High quality Assurance
The core was transported from the rig to the Firm´s core storage facility in Sodankylä, the place FireFox’s exploration crew performed the geological and geotechnical logging and chosen the assay intervals. Assay intervals had been typically 1 metre however in some circumstances had been modified based on lithological boundaries and different components. FireFox geologists maintained chain of custody and sampling procedures based on finest trade observe and with due consideration to high quality assurance and high quality management, together with sampling discipline duplicates and insertion of licensed normal and clean samples.
FireFox crew members transported the samples to an ALS pattern prep lab in Sodankylä. The samples had been first crushed to -2 mm, break up and pulverized into 1kg pulps, earlier than being shipped to the ALS facility in Rosia Montana , Romania for gold by fireplace assay of fifty gm aliquots with AAS end (technique Au-AA24). Gold values which exceeded 10 ppm had been assayed in triplicate by fireplace assay with a gravimetric end (technique Au-GRA22, Au-GRA22d and Au-GRA22t). Chosen samples had been assayed with a 1,000 gram Au- SCR24 technique (display fireplace assays) based mostly on the presence of seen gold. Different components, altogether 48, had been measured after four-acid digestion by ICP-AES and ICP-MS (technique ME-MS61) on the ALS facility situated in Loughrea, Eire .
ALS Laboratories is a number one worldwide supplier of assay and analytical knowledge to the mining trade. All ALS geochemical hub laboratories, together with the Irish facility, are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for particular analytical procedures. The Firefox QA/QC program consists of insertion of certificated normal materials and blanks inserted by Firefox into the analytical batches didn’t present deviations from beneficial values.
Patrick Highsmith , Licensed Skilled Geologist (AIPG CPG # 11702) and director of the Firm, is a certified individual as outlined by Nationwide Instrument 43-101. Mr. Highsmith has helped put together, reviewed and accepted the technical data on this information launch.
About FireFox Gold Corp.
FireFox Gold Corp is listed on the TSX Enterprise inventory change below the ticker image FFOX. FireFox additionally trades on the OTCQB Enterprise Market Trade within the US below the ticker image FFOXF. The Firm has been exploring for gold in Finland since 2017 the place it holds a undertaking portfolio that features over 80,000 hectares of potential floor.
Finland is likely one of the prime mining funding jurisdictions on the planet as indicated by its a number of top-10 rankings in latest Fraser Institute Surveys of Mining Firms. Having a powerful mining regulation and lengthy mining custom, Finland stays underexplored for gold. Latest exploration ends in the nation have highlighted its prospectivity, and FireFox is proud to have a Finland based mostly CEO and technical crew.
For extra data, please seek advice from the Firm’s web site and profile on the SEDAR web site at www.sedar.com .
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Ahead Trying Statements
The data herein incorporates ahead wanting statements which can be topic to numerous recognized and unknown dangers, uncertainties and different components which will trigger precise outcomes to vary materially from these anticipated in our forward-looking statements. Components that would trigger such variations embrace: the receipt of the assay outcomes, adjustments in world commodity markets, fairness markets, the extent of labor stoppage and financial impacts which will consequence from the COVID 19 virus, prices and provide of supplies related to the mining trade, change in authorities and adjustments to laws affecting the mining trade.
Ahead-looking statements on this launch might embrace statements relating to: the intent to conduct follow-up drilling across the new intercepts; the expectation for receipt of assays on drill holes already accomplished, sampled, and submitted to the lab; plans to assessment the long run modeling and exploration program in gentle of the outcomes disclosed herein; the idea as to the placement of probably the most potential gold targets; the placement of potential new targets for the following drill program; the present and future work program, together with the extent and nature of exploration to be performed in 2021; and the potential growth of the identical and the importance of probably the most intense mineralization occurring at depths beneath earlier drilling on the Northeast Goal. Though we imagine the expectations mirrored in our forward-looking statements are cheap, outcomes might range.
The forward-looking statements contained herein symbolize the expectations of FireFox as of the date of dissemination and, accordingly, are topic to vary after such date. Readers shouldn’t place undue significance on forward-looking statements and shouldn’t depend upon this data as of some other date. FireFox doesn’t undertake to replace this data at any specific time besides as required in accordance with relevant legal guidelines.
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