VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NINE MILE METALS LTD. (CSE: NINE, OTCQB: VMSXF, FSE: KQ9) (the “Company” or “Nine Mile”) is pleased to announce the XRF results for VMS mineralization collected from the Wedge mine site in the world-famous Bathurst Mining Camp, located in New Brunswick, Canada. Discovered in 1956, Cominco operated the mine between 1962 to 1968, producing 1.5 million tonnes of predominantly copper ore. Despite a long exploration and operating history, technical data regarding the mine was not required to be reported to the New Brunswick Department of Energy and Mines, including drill logs, assay certificates, production figures and underground mine plans, however, Nine Mile Metals has acquired significant historical work and data.
- High Grade XRF Lab Results: 29.58% Cu, 10.19% combined Pb-Zn, (Silver & Gold - TBD).
- Samples were fine-grained massive VMS (Cu-Pb-Zn) mineralization collected at the Wedge mine site and the ore pile.
- The samples were either Cu rich with minor (Pb/Zn) or (Pb/Zn) rich with minor Cu.
- Most samples consisted of 90% sulphides with minor quartz / accessory minerals.
- Property re-processed geophysics and AI stage 1 analysis completed.
- Upcoming Wedge Project drill program designed and permitted.
** NINE MILE METALS XRF Labs Assay Results
Patrick J. Cruickshank, MBA, CEO & Director stated, “These new XRF results continue to demonstrate the high-grade Cu potential at the historic Wedge Mine. These are actual ore grade samples, taken from the Ore Site, not chip or boulder surface samples demonstrating the true quality of the ore from the mine below. There is a very high-grade Copper lens component and a high-grade Zinc component. We look forward to testing this site at depth and along the newly identified trend. We also have the proposed drill targets from Cominco that were never tested. We look forward to releasing the Wedge Project Drill Program very shortly.”
Discover more about the Wedge Project through the videos linked below:
Sample 23W01-B (XRF Results: 20.29% Cu, 0.02% Pb, 0.22% Zn, 0.24% Zn+Pb)
Sample 23W04-D (XRF Results: 29.58% Cu, 0.19% Pb, 4.58% Zn, 4.77% Zn+Pb)
Sample 23W14 (XRF Results: 0.09% Cu, 2.48% Pb, 7.71% Zn, 10.19% (Pb+Zn)
Sample Ore Collection Zone (Wedge Project) BMC
The disclosure of technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) and reviewed and approved by Gary Lohman, B.Sc., P. Geo., Director who acts as the Company’s Qualified Person, and is not independent of the Company.
About Nine Mile Metals Ltd.:
Nine Mile Metals Ltd. is a Canadian public mineral exploration company focused on Critical Minerals Exploration (CME) VMS (Cu, Pb, Zn, Ag and Au) exploration in the world-famous Bathurst Mining Camp, New Brunswick, Canada. The Company’s primary business objective is to explore its four VMS Projects: Nine Mile Brook VMS; California Lake VMS; Canoe Landing Lake (East–West) VMS and the new Wedge VMS Projects. The Company is focused on Critical Minerals Exploration (CME), positioning for the boom in EV and green technologies requiring Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc with a hedge with Gold.
ON BEHALF OF NINE MILE METALS LTD.
“Patrick J. Cruickshank, MBA”
CEO and Director
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