New gold discovery for Stelmine in the eastern James Bay region
Québec, April 11, 2018– Stelmine Canada (« Stelmine ») (STH-TSXV). Stelmine announces a new gold discovery on its Trieste property and follows its commitment to acquire properties within the more prospective gold-bearing terranes exposed in Quebec near the boundary between the La Grande and Opinica subprovinces. The Company has nearly doubled the area of its Trieste property following the positive results obtained on its Courcy flagship property in conjunction with the analytical results received in 2017 on the Trieste property which indicate gold mineralization representing a new discovery.
« Despite a short one day excursion completed by helicopter on Trieste, we were pleasantly surprised to discover gold-bearing iron formations. It became clear to us it was imperative to preserve this potential asset for Stelmine and increase its area » says Stelmine’s president, Isabelle Proulx.
The Company has acquired 81 new claims encompassing slivers of greenstone belts located in the eastern La Grande subprovince in the James Bay region. The Trieste property now spans an area of 66.6 km2 distributed in 129 claims.
A visit to the Trieste property by our geologists allowed the identification of folded bands of magnetic iron formations (oxide facies) intercalated with metasediments and mafic metavolcanic layers. The iron formations contain magnetite and sulphides (pyrite, pyrrhotite, arsenopyrite and chalcopyrite) and is crosscut by sulphide-bearing quartz veins. A composite sample of mineralized wallrocks near the banded iron formations revealed gold and arsenic values of 1.10 g/t and 8350 ppm respectively.
« The results coming from the Trieste property integrated with those from the Courcy project open great perspectives relative to the development of a new zone with strong gold potential in Quebec. Stelmines strives to become the leader in this new exploration sector. » reiterates Isabelle Proulx.
Stelmine will implement a more thorough exploration campaign of the entire Trieste property during the summer 2018, including geological and structural mapping and rock sampling.
The technical contents of this release were approved by Michel Boily, PhD, geo; a Qualified Person (QP) as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
Stelmine is a junior mining exploration company which concentrates its activities in the Province of Québec. Stelmine holds 838 claims spanning 583 km2 on the eastern part of the Opinaca metasedimentary basin, which contains zones with a high potential for gold deposit discovery in geological contexts similar to the one leading to discovery of the Éléonore Mine. Its capital stock consists of 23,680,645 issued and outstanding shares for a current market capitalization of $3.9 million.
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