May 26, 2020 – TheNewswire – London, Ontario – Abitibi Metals Corp. (CSE:GSK) (CNSX:GSK.CN) (“Goldseek” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the addition of 8 cells (443.95 hectares) to the Southern Arm Property (the “Property”) acquired from Midland Exploration. These claims cover the source of a VTEM anomaly defined in February 2017 by Midland Exploration, which performed a VTEM survey with Geotech on the Bapst Fault and provides Goldseek will a near-term drill-ready target in the Fenelon Camp.
The VTEM conductor is 2.9 km long and more than 2.85km is now located on the Property, as shown in Figure 1 below.
Figure 1. New Addition on the Property and Location of the VTEM Anomaly
The EM anomaly was previously drilled by 4 holes between 1976 and 1995, and the results indicate that the conductor is formational and hosted in an assemblage of volcanic rocks. The conductor is explained by graphitic sediments that also host sulfide mineralization, which is one of the Goldseek exploration targets on the Property. The modeled conductor indicates that the top of the conductor is located between 50m and 500m depth.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the historical gold anomalies (up to 478 ppb Au over 0.5m) in the drill holes are proportional to the pyritic content of the graphitic exhalite horizon. The most anomalous result was drilled on an IP conductor located close to the formational conductor. In the same area, a shift in the magnetic signal can be found, which would relate to a different host rock or mineralization along that formation. Additionally, a reduction of the TAU anomaly is also found, which could indicate that minerals other than graphite explain the conductor anomaly. This area is considered a prime target for the Company due to the possible change of rock and mineral composition and the close-by gold anomaly.
The Company will be working on doing a comparison of the location of the anomalies and the local conductivity of its host rocks. This will provide additional targets for the Company to choose from to develop the Property to find additional and new mineralization.
The agreement for the Property acquisition goes as follows:
- The 8 claims in Fenelon were acquired through an Exchange of Properties Agreement with Midland Exploration Inc. whereby Goldseek exchanged its Quevillon North Property (in exchange for the Property). Goldseek granted to Midland a 2% NSR on the Property with a 1% buyback option for $1 Million. Midland agreed to assume the 2% NSR payable on the Quevillion North property, as described below.
- The Quevillon North Property was acquired by Goldseek on May 12, 2020. Pursuant to a definitive agreement, Goldseek acquired 100% interest, subject to a 2% net smelter returns royalty, in the Quevillon North property from two vendors which owned the property as to 50% each and one vendor was a company, Silverwater Capital Corp., controlled by Jonathon Deluce, a director of the Company. The terms of the purchase were as follows:
- Upon Canadian Securities Exchange acceptance, pay $1,000 in cash and issue 15,000 shares of Goldseek to Richard Lavoie.
- Goldseek can purchase 1% (or 1/2) of the net smelter returns royalty at any time for $1,000,000. The NSR holders are Richard Lavoie and Jonathon Deluce. This royalty was agreed to be assumed by Midland under the terms of the Exchange of Properties Agreement.
- Mr. Jonathon Deluce abstained from voting on all matters related to the Quevillion North acquisition and exchange of properties, because of his disclosed interest in Quevillion North.
The acquisition by Goldseek and subsequent exchange of the Quevillion North property for additional claims in the Southern Arm Property is considered a related party transaction as defined under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 (Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions). Because the Company’s shares trade only on the CSE, the issuance of securities is exempt from the formal valuation requirements of Section 5.4 of MI 61-101 pursuant to Subsection 5.5(b) of MI 61-101 and exempt from the minority approval requirements of Section 5.6 of MI 61-101 pursuant to Subsection 5.7(a).
This press release was prepared by Pierre-Alexandre Pelletier, P.Geo.OGQ, and Steven Lauzier, P.Geo,OGQ both of whom are qualified persons as defined under National Instrument 43-101, and have reviewed and approved the geological information provided in this news release.
About Abitibi Metals Corp.
Abitibi Metals Corp. is a Canadian exploration company with a portfolio of assets in Ontario and Quebec, Canada. By identifying three projects in world-class mining locations, Goldseek is poised to deliver shareholder value through rigorous exploration and development on these properties. Our mission is to find the next major discovery in the mining camps of Urban Barry and Detour Gold Trend in Quebec and the Hemlo Gold Camp in Ontario.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Chief Executive Officer
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