2.28% Copper with 0.8 grams/tonne Gold on Sego Resources's Miner Mountain Project
In addition to drilling, Sego excavated 100 meters of trenching during the programme, and exposed a new important zone approximately 500 metres west of the known Cuba Zone. This new zone was originally defined by combined soil and geophysical anomalies. The trenches exposed approximately 40 metres of copper mineralization, including malachite, azurite, and chalcopyrite, with 26 metres of particularly elevated grade.
The elevated grades including the two above-detection level were fire assayed last week and anticipated results have now been received from MSA Labs located in Langley, B.C. The two highest assays were 1.63 % copper, 0.24 grams/tonne gold and 2.28% copper, 0.8 grams/tonne gold. (See Table below and accompanying Map).
The Phase 2 2018 drilling and trenching programme was developed as the beginning of a much larger scale exploration programme designed to expand and enhance mineralization at Sego's Miner Mountain Project. The results of the recent trenching are being utilized by comparing geochemical and geophysical anomalies and alteration strengths on the newly discovered zone to determine future targets property-wide. As a result of this data, several of Sego's known targets have been upgraded to a much higher priority.
A mapping study by Ron Britten, PhD., P.Eng., has indicated that all of Sego's target areas are a confluence of multiple overlapping features consistent with copper-gold alkaline porphyrys in British Columbia.
Diamond drill results on the Phase 2 2018 programme are pending and Sego expects to receive these assays within the next two weeks.
Assays Trench 103 Contiguous Samples Taken Over Two-Metre Intervals
Sample Trench Copper Gold PPM or Silver PPM or
# # % grams/tonne grams/tonne
A0024089 103 0.69% 0.18 3.07
A0024090 103 0.95% 0.20 4.21
A0024091 103 1.64% 0.24 7.93
A0024092 103 0.7% 0.21 3.04
A0024093 103 0.59% 0.280 1.64
A0024094 103 0.03% 0.02 0.15
A0024095 103 0.99% 0.54 4.04
A0024098 103 2.28% 0.80 9.19
A0024099 103 0.80% 0.30 3.19
A0024100 103 0.18% 0.08 0.72
A0024351 103 0.02% 0.01 0.19
A0024352 103 0.22% 0.024 0.48
A0024353 103 0.12% 0.033 0.56
J Paul Stevenson, CEO, stated: "The fire assays from the previously announced elevated rock geochemistry are very exciting. The assays reveal 26 metres of an average grade of 0.7% copper, 0.22 grams/tonne gold, including, 18 metres of 0.96% copper, 0.3 grams/tonne gold. We look forward to the further exploration of this zone and our other targets in the 2019 programme."
This news release was reviewed and approved by Selina Tribe, Ph.D., P.Geo., a Qualified Person under NI 43-101.
Sego is 100% owner of the Miner Mountain project, an alkalic copper-gold porphyry exploration project near Princeton, British Columbia. The property is 2,056 hectares in size and is located 15 kilometres north of the Copper Mountain Mine operated by Copper Mountain Mining Corporation and Mitsubishi Copper. Sego has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Upper Similkameen Indian Band on whose Traditional Territory the Miner Mountain project is situated. Sego has received an Award of Excellence for its reclamation work at Miner Mountain.
J. Paul Stevenson, CEO
Sego Resources Inc.
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