December 8, 2015
December 8, 2015 - Troymet Exploration Corp. (TSXV: TYE) (“Troymet” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that it has identified additional drill targets on its Wildcat gold-silver project in Utah. The new target (“Rattler”) is located ~400 metres northwest of the Rattler Breccia (see Location Map). The Rattler and Rattler Breccia targets appear to be parts of a larger zone and both lie within the Southeast (SE) target area adjacent to a large recessive zone along the margin of the Thomas Caldera. The Rattler anomaly is developed in carbonate rocks immediately adjacent to the Joy Fault in contrast to the Rattler Breccia which is developed in a structurally complex location on the Joy Fault. There is potential for gold and silver mineralization in veins, stockworks, breccias and bulk-tonnage deposits in structural/stratigraphic hosts in Cambrian carbonate rocks in both areas. Neither target has been previously drilled.
The Rattler comprises a 300 metre long soil anomaly parallel to the Joy Fault averaging approximately 0.3 ppm tellurium, with mercury and gold concentrations of up to 4.9 ppm and 0.122 ppm, respectively (news release dated July 27, 2015). The target contains strong pathfinder element anomalies and is interpreted to be “leakage” from mineralization in more favourable host rocks at depth (<100 metres) or from mineralization in hydrothermal breccias associated with the Joy Fault. Jasperoid is scarce at the Rattler; however, rounded clasts of probable Prospect Mountain Quartzite similar to those found in the Rattler Breccia, and indicating significant hydrothermal transport (>300 metres), have been identified. This strongly suggests that hydrothermal breccias similar to the Rattler Breccia likely occur in the area and have not yet been identified.
Kieran Downes, President and CEO of Troymet, comments: “The Rattler and Rattler Breccia are two related expressions of mineralization in what appears to be a much larger zone that is open in several directions. This is a new discovery that has yet to be drilled.”
Detailed geological and structural mapping, prospecting, hand trenching and detailed bi-directional ground magnetic and EM surveys have identified bedrock sources for the Rattler anomaly in carbonate beds of the Light-colored member of the Cambrian Orr Formation in the footwall of the Joy Fault.Specific sources of the soil anomalies are decalcified and variably iron-oxide-mineralized limestone beds.Tellurium (Te) concentrations in ten samples (Table 1) range from 0.17 to 272 ppm (median 0.71 ppm) and mercury (Hg) from 0.07 to 32 ppm (median 2.8 ppm).Other anomalous elements include gold (Au) (peak value 0.135 ppm) and antimony (Sb) (up to 71 ppm) and arsenic (As) (up to 247ppm). Sulphur values are also elevated suggesting the likely presence of primary sulphides. These rocks are not silicified or obviously brecciated. Mineralization is considered to have been introduced via hydrothermal fluids preferentially flowing along sub-horizontal, permeable beds of the Light-colored member.Silty, sandy units of the Big Horse member, which stratigraphically underlies the Light-coloured member, are the most favourable host rocks for gold mineralization. Based on geological and structural mapping these units are projected to occur at shallow depths (<100 meters). The presence of Au and Te in the mineralization indicates similarities with the mineralization on High Grade hill in the Core target area approximately 2,300 metres to the northwest (news release dated November 17, 2015).
Troymet’s rock and soil samples are analyzed by ALS Global in Reno, Nevada, an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited facility.
||Sanded carbonate, strong FeOx
||Sanded carbonate, strong FeOx
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||Sanded carbonate, minor FeOx
||2.1 m chip channel
||1.8 m chip
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||Carbonate replaced by dense FeOx
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All technical data, as disclosed in this press release, has been
verified by the Company’s President & CEO, Kieran Downes, Ph.D.,
PGeo, and professional geologist, Mark Coolbaugh, Ph.D., CPG, both
qualified persons as defined by National Instrument 43-10.
Grant of Options
Troymet has granted 600,000 options to purchase common
shares of Troymet to directors and officers of Troymet in accordance with
Troymet’s stock option plan. All of the
options have an exercise price of $0.05 per share, vest immediately and expire
10 years from the date of issuance.
Troymet has determined that exemptions from the various requirements of
the TSX Venture Exchange Policy 5.9 and Multilateral Instrument 61-101 are
available for the issuance of the options to the directors and officers of Troymet
(Formal Valuation - Issuer Not Listed on Specified Markets; Minority Approval -
Fair Market Value Not More Than 25% of Market Capitalization).
Investment Conference 2016
Troymet will be presenting data for its projects at the Vancouver
Resources Investment Conference which will be held from January 24-25, 2016 at
the Vancouver Convention Centre West, Booth #531.
About Troymet Exploration Corp.
Troymet Exploration Corp. is a junior exploration company with a solid
treasury and with projects in British Columbia (Redhill and Golden
Eagle), Manitoba (McClarty Lake) and Utah (Wildcat). Troymet operates
the Wildcat, Redhill and Golden Eagle projects. Hudbay Minerals Inc. is
the operator of the McClarty Lake joint venture and must contribute
$1,151,052 in joint venture expenditures before Troymet is required to
fund its participating interest. Troymet retains a 2% net smelter
returns royalty (NSR) on the Key property, British Columbia, which was
sold to New Gold Inc. in 2013.
Troymet is continuing to evaluate mineral properties for
TROYMET EXPLORATION CORP.
Kieran Downes, Ph.D., P.Geo.
President, CEO & Director
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information in respect of: the Wildcat Project, including the
exploration potential and analogous deposit potential of the Wildcat
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the Wildcat Project; and exploration targets and the potential of such
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prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ
materially from those anticipated in such information. This
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limited to: the current share price of Troymet’s common shares and the
ability to raise future equity financing, if needed, at prices
acceptable to Troymet; Troymet’s current and initial understanding and
analysis of the Wildcat Project; the ability of Troymet to discover
viable exploration targets and the results of exploration on the Wildcat
Project; Troymet’s general and administrative costs remaining constant;
and the market acceptance of Troymet’s business
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