ValOre Soils and Trado® Auger Results Define Palladium-Platinum Anomalies of 3 Kilometres in Cumulative Length at Galante East Target, Pedra Branca
May 2, 2022
Vancouver, B.C. ValOre Metals Corp. (“ValOre”; TSX‐V: VO; OTC: KVLQF; Frankfurt: KEQ0, “the Company”) today announced soil geochemistry and Trado® auger assay results from the Galante East target area at ValOre’s 100%-owned Pedra Branca Platinum Group Elements (“PGE”, “2PGE+Au”) Project (“Pedra Branca”) in northeastern Brazil.
“Galante East represents the longest and most prospective undrilled trend at Pedra Branca, as evidenced by the 3-km-long cumulative palladium-platinum soil anomaly, and multiple high-grade Trado® auger holes from ValOre’s first phase of exploration,” stated ValOre’s VP of Exploration, Colin Smith. “Immediate follow-up work has commenced, including infill soil sampling, additional Trado® auger drilling, and trenching.”
Galante East Target Exploration Program Highlights:
- Three-kilometre-long (“km”) cumulative palladium-platinum soil anomaly with no historical or ValOre drill holes;
- Multiple PGE-mineralized Trado® auger holes, including:
- 5.0 metres (”m”) grading 1.48 grams per tonne palladium + platinum + gold (“g/t 2PGE+Au”) from surface
- 2.0 m grading 2.95 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface
- 3.8 m grading 1.18 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface
- 5.5 m grading 0.80 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface
- 6.0 m grading 0.53 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface;
- Exploration totals from the first phase at Galante East:
- 981 soil samples collected and assayed (20 km of soil lines)
- 92 Trado® auger holes (255 m) with 275 samples assayed;
- Follow-up exploration has commenced along the 3-km-long anomalous trend, including:
- Infill soil lines, interstitial to the 200-m-spaced ValOre lines
- Follow-up Trado® auger drilling
Galante East 2022 Exploration Program
The Galante East target is 3-km-long prospective geological corridor located 7 km south-southwest of Santo Amaro (153,000 oz 2PGE+Au grading 1.11 g/t in 4.3 Mt), and 10 km north-northeast of Curiu (150,000 oz 2PGE+Au grading 2.20 g/t in 2.1 Mt). Historical work at Galante East includes localized soil and rock sampling, geological mapping, and ground magnetics. A strong PGE deposit signature is evident throughout the compiled data.
ValOre initiated exploration at Galante East with a regional geological mapping and prospecting program, which corroborated and refined the historically mapped target ultramafic (“UM”) intrusions and supported the completion of a regional soil sampling and Trado® auger campaign. The soil survey covered a geological trend of 3.75 km, on 200-m-spaced lines, with a total of 981 samples collected. In addition, 92 Trado® auger holes (255 m) were drilled, targeting UM occurrences associated with the historical soil anomalies.
Soil assays defined palladium-platinum anomalies of approximately 3 km in cumulative length which is further supported by 19 mineralized Trado® auger holes. Three high-priority zones were defined within the undrilled 3-km-trend for immediate follow up soil sampling, augering and trenching and have the potential to further delineate drill targets. See Figure 1 below for a plan map of Galante East, and Table 1 for a summary of Trado® auger assay highlights.
The two southern zones extend along a geological trend of over 600 metres each (1.2 km total), with high-grade historical rock assays of up to 18.8 g/t 2PGE+Au, PGE-in-soils up to 900 ppb 2PGE+Au and high-grade Trado® holes, including the two highest-grade auger holes reported in this release:
- Trado® auger hole AD22GE35: 5 m grading 1.48 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface;
- Trado® auger hole AD22GE02: 2 m grading 2.95 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface.
Follow-up Trado® augering and trenching has commenced at the southern anomalies to further delineate the extent of near-surface PGE mineralization. The continuity of mineralization at depth is to be tested with the core and/or RC drill. Trado® end of hole depths typically represent that the auger has entered impenetrable unweathered to less weathered bedrock, so it is common that mineralization and UMs remain fully open at depth and require follow-up drilling.
The northern soil anomaly extends over a trend of 1.8 km, with continuous palladium and platinum mineralization returned in soils and Trado® holes. Follow-up soil sampling has commenced, with two additional soil lines infilling the 200-m-spaced lines from the regional survey.
Figure 1: Galante East target plan map with highlights of the first phase of geochemistry.
Table 1: Trado® Assay Highlights, Galante East Target
|Hole ID||From (m)||To (m)||Length (m)||2PGE+Au (g/t)||2PGE+Au Interval Summary|
|AD22GE02||0.00||2.00||2.00||2.95||2 m grading 2.95 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
|AD22GE04||0.00||1.00||1.00||0.23||1 m grading 0.23 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
|AD22GE14||2.00||3.00||1.00||0.67||1 m grading 0.67 g/t 2PGE+Au from 2 m|
|AD22GE16||0.00||5.50||5.50||0.80||5.5 m grading 0.80 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
|AD22GE17||0.00||6.00||6.00||0.53||6 m grading 0.53 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
|AD22GE18||0.00||6.00||6.00||0.32||6 m grading 0.32 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
|AD22GE20||1.00||2.00||1.00||0.34||1 m grading 0.34 g/t 2PGE+Au from 1 m|
|AD22GE28||0.00||1.00||1.00||0.37||1 m grading 0.37 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
|AD22GE29||0.00||2.00||2.00||0.59||2 m grading 0.59 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
|AD22GE35||0.00||5.00||5.00||1.48||5 m grading 1.48 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
|AD22GE39||0.00||1.00||1.00||0.35||1 m grading 0.35 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
|AD22GE41||0.00||3.40||3.40||0.37||3.4 m grading 0.37 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
|AD22GE43||0.00||1.80||1.80||0.29||1.8 m grading 0.29 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
|AD22GE59||1.00||4.00||3.00||0.41||3 m grading 0.41 g/t 2PGE+Au from 1 m|
|AD22GE63||1.00||5.00||4.00||0.22||4 m grading 0.22 g/t 2PGE+Au from 1 m|
|AD22GE68||0.00||3.00||3.00||0.55||3 m grading 0.55 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
|AD22GE77||0.00||4.00||4.00||0.40||4 m grading 0.40 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
|AD22GE84||0.00||3.80||3.80||1.18||3.8 m grading 1.18 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
|AD22GE85||0.00||6.00||6.00||0.17||6 m grading 0.17 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
About the Trado® Auger, Trenching and Soil Sampling Methodology
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Qualified Person (QP)
The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements set out in NI 43-101 and reviewed and approved by Colin Smith, P.Geo., ValOre’s QP and Vice President of Exploration.
About ValOre Metals Corp.
ValOre Metals Corp. (TSX‐V: VO) is a Canadian company with a portfolio of high‐quality exploration projects. ValOre’s team aims to deploy capital and knowledge on projects which benefit from substantial prior investment by previous owners, existence of high-value mineralization on a large scale, and the possibility of adding tangible value through exploration, process improvement, and innovation.
In May 2019, ValOre announced the acquisition of the Pedra Branca Platinum Group Elements (PGE) property, in Brazil, to bolster its existing Angilak uranium, Genesis/Hatchet uranium and Baffin gold projects in Canada.
The Pedra Branca PGE Project comprises 52 exploration licenses covering a total area of 56,852 hectares (140,484 acres) in northeastern Brazil. At Pedra Branca, 7 distinct PGE+Au deposit areas host, in aggregate, a 2022 NI 43-101 inferred resource of 2.198 Moz 2PGE+Au contained in 63.6 Mt grading 1.08 g/t 2PGE+Au (CLICK HERE for news release dated March 24, 2022). All the currently known Pedra Branca inferred PGE resources are potentially open pittable.
Comprehensive exploration programs have demonstrated the "District Scale" potential of ValOre’s Angilak Property in Nunavut Territory, Canada that hosts the Lac 50 Trend having a current Inferred Resource of 2,831,000 tonnes grading 0.69% U3O8, totaling 43.3 million pounds U3O8. For disclosure related to the inferred resource for the Lac 50 Trend uranium deposits, please CLICK HERE for ValOre's news release dated March 1, 2013.
ValOre’s team has forged strong relationships with sophisticated resource sector investors and partner Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) on both the Angilak and Baffin Gold Properties. ValOre was the first company to sign a comprehensive agreement to explore for uranium on Inuit Owned Lands in Nunavut Territory and is committed to building shareholder value while adhering to high levels of environmental and safety standards and proactive local community engagement.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
James R. Paterson, Chairman and CEO
ValOre Metals Corp.
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