– Maiden 1,500M drill program at Val D’Or has commenced nearby recent M&A in the district
– Drilling the western extension of the “Vein Zone” area being explored by Eldorado Gold Corporation
March 17, 2021 – TheNewswire – Timmins, Ontario – Melkior Resources Inc. (“ Melkior ” or the “ Company ”) (TSXV:MKR) (OTC:MKRIF) is pleased to announce that drilling on selected targets of the Val-d’Or Property has commenced. Following the completion of an IP survey on the western strike extension of the Bruell showing (located 240m east of the Property) and an airborne high resolution MAG survey, the Company has defined multiple targets for its maiden drill program that target a source of the previously defined till anomalies.
The drill cross-section is over the Bruell’s western extension, where historical drill holes returned anomalous gold values up to 3.6g/t Au over 0.30m, 0.6g/t Au over 0.50m, 0.6g/t Au over 0.70m and 1.0g/t Au over 1.00m. Part of the current program will target IP and/or MAG anomalies ( see news release dated January 20th, 2021 ) located around those anomalous intersections, which were drilled between 1946 and 1988. The Company believes that technological advancement allows us to target rich mineralization close to the historical intersects that have previously gone undetected.
Fourteen (14) diamond drill holes (DDH) have been planned over the IP grid. They are positioned to intersect magnetic highs and lows, strong gradients, historical anomalies, and chargeable or conductive anomalies. The Company expects to drill approximately up to 1,500m and will modify its planning depending on the field observations. Table 1 presents the geophysical targets.
Figure 1: Planned Drill holes and Historical Results
A review of historical drilling on the Property identified at least seven anomalous drill hole sections. To the north of the IP grid, three historical sections reported 210ppb Au over 0.70m, 230ppb Au over 0.40m, and 3,900ppb Au over 0.30m (Perron & Guay, 1988). They are all located at the edge of magnetic highs. Their lateral extensions will be surveyed by holes VDE-21-01, VDE-21-02, VDE-21-08, and VDE-21-14.
In the central part of the IP grid are three intersections grading 600ppb Au over 0.50m, 600 ppb over 0.70m (Paterson et al, 1946), and 1000ppb Au over 1.00m (Perron & Guay, 1988). Their lateral extensions are tested by holes VDE-21-06, VDE-21-07, and VDE-21-09, respectively located 65m, 130m, and 115m from the historical showing.
On the southern part of the IP grid are two anomalies grading 450ppb Au over 0.65m and 940ppb Au over 0.56m (Perron & Guay, 1988). Those two won’t be subject to drilling during this maiden drill program.
This press release was prepared by Steven Lauzier, VP Exploration for Quebec, P.Geo,OGQ and by Pierre-Alexandre Pelletier, P.Geo OGQ, who are qualified persons as defined under National Instrument 43-101, and who reviewed and approved the geological information provided in this news release.
About Melkior Resources
Melkior Resources is an exploration stage resource company with strong partners in world-class mining jurisdictions. Melkior’s flagship Carscallen Project is being advanced by Kirkland Lake Gold through a $110M option/joint venture agreement. Barrick Gold is advancing Melkior’s White Lake Project through a $4M option/joint venture agreement. Melkior under 100% ownership is focused on advancing its Val D’Or and Maseres Projects in Quebec. Kirkland Lake Gold currently owns approximately 6% of the Company.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Jonathon Deluce, CEO
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