ValOre Reports Trench and Trado® Auger PGE Assay Results from Nambi and São Francisco Targets, Pedra Branca Project, Brazil
September 29, 2022
Vancouver, B.C. ValOre Metals Corp. (“ValOre”; TSX‐V: VO; OTCQB: KVLQF; Frankfurt: KEQ0, “the Company”) today reported trench assay results from the Nambi (“Nambi”) and Trado® auger from the São Francisco (“São Francisco”) pipeline targets at ValOre’s 100%-owned Pedra Branca Platinum Group Elements (“PGE”, “2PGE+Au”) Project (“Pedra Branca”) in northeastern Brazil.
“We are very encouraged with the potential of both the Nambi and São Francisco targets, as they evolve into excellent drill targets for Q1, 2023,” stated ValOre’s VP of Exploration, Colin Smith. “Results at both targets indicate palladium-platinum mineralization at scale with opportunities for expansion. At Nambi, mineralization along 1.2 kilometres of geological trend remains open at depth, and at São Francisco, trenching is in progress to follow-up encouraging assay results from 14 Trado® auger holes received to date.”
Nambi Trenching PGE Assay Highlights:
- 17 metres (“m”) grading 0.80 grams per tonne palladium + platinum + gold (“g/t 2PGE+Au”), incl. 6.0 m grading 1.65 g/t 2PGE+Au – Trench TR22NB03;
- 6.0 m grading 1.28 g/t 2PGE+Au, incl. 4.0 m grading 1.77 g/t 2PGE+Au – Trench TR22NB02;
- 10 m grading 0.84 g/t 2PGE+Au, incl. 3.0 m grading 1.65 g/t 2PGE+Au – Trench TR22NB01.
São Francisco Trado® Auger PGE Assay Highlights:
- 2.5 m grading 1.05 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface – Trado® hole AD22SF02;
- 5.0 m grading 0.66 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface – Trado® hole AD22SF03;
- 1.5 m grading 0.89 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface – Trado® hole AD22SF012;
- 2.5 m grading 0.65 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface – Trado® hole AD22SF09.
Exploration Update Summary
Nambi and São Francisco represent pipeline targets under evaluation by ValOre’s sequential exploration methodology, which assesses the near-surface PGE potential of showings throughout the Pedra Branca district. CLICK HERE for São Francisco news release dated September 12, 2022, and CLICK HERE for Nambi news release dated September 14, 2022.
At Nambi, 4 trenches totaling 108 m all exposed target ultramafic (“UM”) rocks, establishing an in situ geological trend of approximately 1.2 km. PGE assays are reported herein for trenches TR22NB01 to TR22BB03 (Table 1) and 31 sample results are pending for the final trench (TR22NB004 – 31 m in length), which intercepted 21 m of UMs.
At São Francisco, a total of 73 m in 20 Trado® auger holes have been drilled, with UMs encountered in all holes (61 m total). Assays are reported herein for 14 holes (Table 2) and are pending for 6 holes. Follow-up trenching is in progress, with 182 m in 4 trenches excavated thus far, and an aggregate of 123 m of UMs encountered in all trenches.
Trado® end of hole (“EOH”) depths typically represent that the auger has entered impenetrable bedrock, so mineralization and UM rocks present at EOH remain open at depth and require follow-up core or RC drilling.
Follow-up field exploration campaigns are in progress to assess prospectivity along trends at Nambi and São Francisco. To date, both targets meet the criteria of zones which warrant further testing by core and/or RC drilling.
Table 1: Trench Channel Sample Assay Highlights for Nambi Target.
|2PGE+Au Interval Summary*|
|Nambi||TR22NB01||16||26||10||0.84||10 m grading 0.84 g/t 2PGE+Au|
|22||25||3||1.65||incl. 3 m grading 1.65 g/t 2PGE+Au|
|Nambi||TR22NB02||10||16||6||1.28||6 m grading 1.28 g/t 2PGE+Au|
|12||16||4||1.77||incl. 4 m grading 1.77 g/t 2PGE+Au|
|Nambi||TR22NB03||3||20||17||0.8||17 m grading 0.80 g/t 2PGE+Au|
|9||15||6||1.65||incl. 6 m grading 1.65 g/t 2PGE+Au|
*Reported trench assay interval lengths are channel samples and estimated to represent 85-90% true width.
Table 2: Trado® Auger Drilling Highlights for São Francisco Target.
|2PGE+Au Interval Summary|
|São Francisco||AD22SF01||0||7||7||0.29||7 m grading 0.29 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
|São Francisco||AD22SF02||0||2.5||2.5||1.05||2.5 m grading 1.05 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
|0||1||1||2.14||incl. 1 m grading 2.14 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
|São Francisco||AD22SF03||0||5||5||0.66||5 m grading 0.66 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
|São Francisco||AD22SF05||0||4||4||0.22||4 m grading 0.22 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
|São Francisco||AD22SF06||0||4||4||0.27||4 m grading 0.27 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
|São Francisco||AD22SF07||0||2||2||0.26||2 m grading 0.26 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
|São Francisco||AD22SF08||0||2||2||0.13||2 m grading 0.13 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
|São Francisco||AD22SF09||0||2.5||2.5||0.65||2.5 m grading 0.65 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
|1||2||1||1.11||incl. 1 m grading 1.11 g/t 2PGE+Au from 1 m|
|São Francisco||AD22SF10||0||10||10||0.22||10 m grading 0.22 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
|São Francisco||AD22SF11||1||2||1||0.13||1 m grading 0.13 g/t 2PGE+Au from 1 m|
|São Francisco||AD22SF12||0||1.5||1.5||0.89||1.5 m grading 0.89 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
|São Francisco||AD22SF13||0||1.7||1.7||0.19||1.7 m grading 0.19 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
|São Francisco||AD22SF14||0||3||3||0.24||3 m grading 0.24 g/t 2PGE+Au from surface|
Figure 1: Plan map of the Nambi target, locating 2022 trenches excavated along the main mineralized trend.
Figure 2: Plan map of the São Francisco target, locating Trado® auger holes drilled along the main mineralized trend.
About the Trado® Auger and Trenching Methodology
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Quality Control/Quality Assurance (“QA/QC”) and Grade Interval Reporting
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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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