Toronto, Ontario–(March 4, 2019) – Currie Rose Resources Inc. (TSXV: CUI) (“Currie Rose” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide shareholders with an activities update on the Rossland Gold Project (the “Project”) located in central southern British Columbia (Figure 1).
- A Drone Magnetic Survey over the northern sector of the Project (Figure 2) was completed covering a total 164.82 line km. The resulting data has identified strong anomalies in line with expectations and will assist drill targeting and geological mapping;
- Historic VLF-EM geophysical data covering the Mascot and Gertrude Prospects (Figure 3) has been re-processed and the results have confirmed the original interpretation which identified extensions to mined disseminated or semi-massive accumulations of sulphide minerals that host gold mineralisation;
- Exploration commitments to the Vendor have been extended by 3 months to July 12, 2019;
Figure 1 – Rossland Gold Project Location Map
Michael Griffiths, Currie’s President and CEO, commented; “The Drone magnetic survey and the reprocessed VLF-EM have provided strong overlapping evidence of the potential for extension to the mineralisation mined early last century and we are very encouraged by these results as they provide greater confidence to our approach.
“We are very pleased our vendor group has agreed to extend our first year exploration expenditure period to July 2019 and look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”
Geophysics – Magnetics
A 25m spaced, 164.82 line km Drone Magnetic Survey (UAV-MAGTM) was flown by Pioneer Aerial Surveys Ltd. using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) covering the norther sector of the Project (Figure 2). The survey was designed to cover two segments the northern half of the project area and additional processing of the data was completed by Southern Geosciences in Perth, Australia.
Figure 2 – Drone Magnetic Survey
Historical geophysical surveys indicated that gold mineralisation within the Rossland Camp was often associated with iron sulphide (pyrrhotite) and that there was some opportunity to identify coincident surface mapped gold bearing veins with geophysical methods.
The recent survey has successfully identified a number of anomalies that coincide with surface mapping, historical drilling and the re-processed VLF-EM anomalies adding further confidence to planned first pass drilling.
Figure 3 – Gertrude Project
Drone Magnetic Survey with VLF-EM Overlay
Geophysics – VLF-EM
Data from previous explorers has been identified and has undergone reprocessing by Southern Geoscience, Perth, Australia.
A VLF-EM receiver, EM 16, manufactured by Geonics Limited of Mississauga Ontario, was used for the VLF electromagnetic survey. This instrument is designed to measure the electromagnetic component of the very low frequency field (VLF-EM). The source of the primary field used was the U.S. navy submarine transmitter at Seattle, Washington which transmits at a frequency of 18.6 kHz.
The VLF-EM raw field results were reduced for plotting by applying the Fraser filter method.
Figure 4 – Mascot Prospect
Drone Magnetic Survey with VLF-EM Overlay
The Gertrude data was extracted from Assessment Report 13527 lodged with the British Columbia Geological Survey 20 May, 2010 and was completed February 2010 with a total of 3.5 line km (Figure 3).
The Mascot data has been compiled from 3 surveys:
- Assessment Report 31127 lodged with the British Columbia Geological Survey 1 October, 2009,
- Assessment Report 32424 lodged with the British Columbia Geological Survey 22 September, 2011 and
- Assessment Report 33304 lodged with the British Columbia Geological Survey 1 October, 2012
- The combined survey has a total of 12.8 line Km of data (Figure 4).
VLF-EM has been a very successful geophysical tool in the Rossland area and has identified strong, coincident anomalies to mapped surface expressions of the high grade gold veins extending from the historic Le Roi and War-Eagle veins that produced over 2.7mozs gold.
The anomalies have been interpreted to reflect disseminated or semi-massive accumulations of sulphide minerals and these results have confirmed the Company’s original interpretation and confirmed the potential for extensions to the mineralisation on claims previously mined.
The Rossland Gold Project is situated 10km west from the Trail Zinc Smelter in south-central British Columbia. The Rossland Mining Camp produced more than 2.7 million ounces of gold, 3.5 million ounces of silver and 71 tonnes of copper between 1894 and 1941 and ranks as the third largest lode gold camp in British Columbia.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IN RESPECT OF CURRIE ROSE, PLEASE CONTACT:
Mike Griffiths, CEO
Catherine Beckett, Manager Corporate Affairs
About Currie Rose Resources Inc.
Currie Rose is a precious metal explorer focused on identifying high value assets in Canada. Our current projects span British Columbia and Ontario with our immediate focus on the Rossland Project in BC.
Please visit our website located at www.currierose.com
All exploration on the project was supervised by Currie Rose Resources Inc (“Currie”) CEO Michael Griffiths FAusIMM, who is the Qualified Person under NI 43-101. Currie applies industry standard exploration sampling methodologies and techniques.
The Currie Rose scientific and technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 (Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects) and reviewed and approved on behalf Currie Rose Resources by Michael Griffiths, FAusIMM, President & CEO for Currie Rose Resources, a Qualified Person.
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