oronto, Ontario -- June 19, 2017 - Wallbridge Mining Company Limited (TSX:WM, FWB: WC7) ("Wallbridge") is pleased to announce that ongoing partner-funded exploration drilling continues to expand the high-grade polymetallic nickel, copper, and platinum group metal ("Ni-Cu-PGM") mineralization at shallow depths on the Parkin properties ("Parkin") in Sudbury, Ontario.
"Exploration drilling on our Parkin properties in Sudbury, Ontario, is successfully expanding the near surface Ni-Cu-PGM mineralization while also testing for larger targets along the entire Parkin Offset dyke," stated Marz Kord, President and CEO of Wallbridge, "Exploration drilling on our Fenelon Gold property in Quebec is also progressing well and we look forward to releasing an update on that program once initial assay results are available".
Both drill holes WMP-211 and WMP-212 successfully tested conductive borehole geophysics anomalies within a significant gap in the drilling at about 180 metres depth from surface. Previous drill hole P-58 was also drilled in this area and intersected 1.02% nickel, 1.90% copper, 2.18 g/t platinum, 1.55 g/t palladium, and 1.14 g/t Au over 1.65 metres from 344.00 metres down-hole. All three intersections are interpreted to occur within the same east-dipping flexure in the Parkin Offset dyke.
Figure 1. Composite Long Section of Parkin:
Figure 2. Composite Long Section of Parkin (detail):
|Table 1. Ni-Cu-PGM Drill Assay Results at Parkin|
|WMP-207||Weakly mineralized IQD, no significant assays|
|WMP-208||Weakly mineralized IQD, no significant assays|
|WMP-136||Gold assays shown below|
|WMP-210||Weakly mineralized IQD, gold assays shown below|
|*Drill core length, true width is approximately 70-90% of drill core length.|
|** Total precious Metals ("TPM") equals Pt + Pd + Au|
In addition to the Ni-Cu-PGM mineralization, Wallbridge continues to find high-grade gold mineralization associated with quartz-carbonate-sulfide veins cutting the Archean volcanic rocks adjacent to the Parkin Offset dyke. To date, 24 drill intersections have returned between 0.92 and 44.00 g/t gold at Parkin. Highlights from the most recent drilling include:
Samples were prepared at ALS Chemex Ltd. laboratories in Sudbury and then shipped to their analytical facilities in Vancouver. Samples were analyzed for Au, Pt, and Pd by standard lead oxide collection fire assay fusion with an atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES) finish. Samples were analyzed for base metals, silver and trace elements using a four acid (HCIO4-HNO3-HF and HCI) near total digestion and a combination of ICP-MS and ICP-AES finish. Cu and Ni over-limits or samples submitted as ore grade were analyzed using HNO3-HClO4-HF-HCl acid digestion, HCl leach and ICP-AES (some conditions require an AA finish). Sulphur over-limits were analyzed using Total Sulphur by LECO.
The Qualified Person responsible for the technical content of this press release is Joshua Bailey, P.Geo., M.Sc., MBA, Vice President Exploration for Wallbridge Mining Company Limited. Mr. Bailey has prepared, supervised and approved the scientific and technical disclosures in this press release.
About Wallbridge Mining
Wallbridge is establishing a pipeline of projects that will support sustainable production and revenue as well as organic growth through exploration and scalability.
Wallbridge is currently preparing to develop its 100%-owned high-grade gold Fenelon Gold Property in Quebec with exploration underway and a bulk sample and production decision targeted for 2017. Wallbridge is also in discussions regarding several other advanced stage projects which could become the Company's next mines. These discussions benefit from the operating capabilities Wallbridge demonstrated by safely and efficiently mining the Broken Hammer deposit in Sudbury, which was completed in October 2015. Wallbridge is also continuing active partner-funded exploration on its large portfolio of nickel, copper, and PGM projects in Sudbury, Ontario. Currently, Wallbridge is completing a 20,000 metre fully partner-funded drilling program on its high-grade Parkin nickel-copper-PGM project.
Wallbridge also has exposure to active exploration for copper and gold in Jamaica and British Columbia through its 11.2% ownership of Carube Copper Corp. (CUC:TSX-V, formerly Miocene Resources Limited).
For Further Information
Please visit the Company's website at www.wallbridgemining.com, or contact:
Wallbridge Mining Company Limited
Joshua Bailey, P.Geo., M.Sc., MBA
Vice President Exploration
Tel: (705) 682-9297 ext. 240
Vice President Corporate Communications
Tel: (705) 682-9297 ext. 263
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