MONTREAL, March 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sphinx Resources Ltd. (“Sphinx” or the “Corporation”) (TSX-V:SFX) and its partner SOQUEM are pleased to announce the results from the remaining nine (9) holes from the 11-hole diamond drilling program completed earlier this year on the Calumet-Sud project in Quebec. The results include 13.1% zinc over 1.0 m in hole CS-18-02 within a stratiform and shallow-dipping mineralized horizon that graded 3.8% zinc over a 5.0 m length beginning at a depth of 15 metres. This is in addition to hole CS-18-07 that returned 6.6% zinc over 1.4 m within 3.0% zinc over a 6.8 m length beginning at a depth of 18 m and to hole CS-18-06 that returned 9.0% zinc over 1 m within 3.1% zinc over a 6.4 m length beginning at a depth of 15.6 m (see press releases of February 22 and March 6, 2018).
Tables 1 and 2 (below) present the summary results and mineralized intervals. Figure 1 provides the geographical information including the 2014 and 2017 surface sampling results from trenches and stripped areas for the Sonny Zone. At the Sonny West Zone, hole CS-18-09 intersected the mineralized horizon that graded 1.7 % zinc over 2.7 m length beginning at a depth of 15 metres. The other two (2) holes intersected a karstic barren breccia that truncates the mineralized horizon. Based on outcrop measurements taken on the mineralized bands and drill holes orientation, the true thickness is estimated to range from 91% to 100% of the drilled length.
Beyond the area of this drilling, the horizons can be traced over a 1.5 km strike length on the basis of strongly anomalous zinc values in soils and limited drilling conducted by Sphinx and SOQUEM in 2017 (see press releases dated July 13, 2017, February 22, 2017 and December 20, 2016).
Table 1 - 2018 Drill hole assay results. Length weighted composite intervals.
|Drilled width |
|CS-18-10||No significant mineralization, barren karstic breccia||Sonny West|
|CS-18-11||No significant mineralization, barren karstic breccia||Sonny West|
|* Previously reported|
The zinc-bearing horizon is defined by the presence of massive sphalerite bands ranging from one centimetre to several centimetres in thickness, as well as disseminated sphalerite, pyrite and pyrrhotite, all hosted in dolomitic marble. The drill hole results suggest that the shallow dipping mineralized horizon trends northwest-southeast and remains open in both directions of the drilled area. Sphinx and SOQUEM are planning a follow-up exploration program that will focus on drilling the mineralized horizon to further establish its continuity and mineral resource potential. The program is likely to begin in the spring.
Samples were analyzed by ALS in Val-d’Or, Quebec. The analytical process consisted of crushing, splitting and assaying using sodium peroxide digest finish with ICP AES finish. Sphinx applies industry-standard QA/QC procedures to the program.
The drilling program was managed by Sphinx under the supervision of Normand Champigny and under the field direction of Michel Gauthier, Ph.D. (géo, and Board member of the Corporation) who are Qualified Persons under National Instrument 43-101. This press release was prepared by Normand Champigny, Qualified Person for Sphinx.
SOQUEM, a subsidiary of Ressources Québec, is a leading player in mineral exploration in Québec. Its mission is to explore, discover and develop mining properties in Québec. SOQUEM has participated in more than 350 exploration projects and contributed to major discoveries of gold, diamonds, lithium and other minerals.
About Québec and Sphinx
Quebec has established itself as one of the world’s most attractive mining jurisdictions, ranking 6th globally (Fraser Institute press release, February 22 2018). The Quebec government has created market confidence by following a proactive approach to mining policy. Quebec’s mining sector has also been encouraged by the clarity and certainty of the legal and regulatory framework adopted by its government. Sphinx is engaged in the generation and acquisition of exploration projects in Québec.
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Table 2 - 2018 Drill hole location information
|* Previously reported|