Toronto, Ontario – August 18, 2021 | Conquest Resources Limited (TSX-V: “CQR”) (“Conquest”) has resumed drilling on the Belfast-TeckMag Project following a scheduled two-week break for drill crews. Thirteen holes were completed in the initial six weeks which tested 13 of the 33 geophysical targets generated from the recently completed VTEM Max EM and magnetic surveys along with ground gravity surveys performed during the past winter and spring (fig 1).
Sulphide mineralization was encountered in most of the holes close to or at projected target depth. Three of the holes intersected semi-massive to massive sulphides comprised of pyrrhotite, pyrite, and minor chalcopyrite in the form of disseminations, sulphidic horizons, and breccia units representing conductors in six of the exploration holes. Two holes contained conductive metasediments, while another two targets tested remain unexplained as to the source of the anomaly. Assay laboratories have been backed up and turnaround time remains at 6 weeks or more. Bore hole EM may be performed on holes of interest when full assays are received and rock chemistry is available. A more detailed description of drill holes will be released when all data is collected.
|Actual DDH||Depth (m)|
|A – BC21-03||297|
|B – BC21-02||306|
|C – BC21-04||321|
|D – BC21-05||249|
|E – BC21-06||351|
|F – BC21-13||150|
|G – BC21-12||150|
|H – BC21-10||231|
|I – BC21-11||270|
|J – BC21-07||201|
|K – BC21-08||225|
|L – BC21-09||378|
|N – BC21-14||650|
Airborne MobileMT Survey
A 155-line kilometer Airborne Mobile Magnetotelluric survey was completed in conjunction with Inventus Mining Corp. to assess ground resistivity on a 64 square kilometer block of claims which included Conquest’s recent acquisition of DGC leases from Teck Resources (fig 2). The area is the central location of the Temagami magnetic and gravity anomaly. The color contoured image of the deep regional resistivity distribution from the Mobile MT survey reveals a large low resistivity region or “footprint” in the central part of Afton Township. This location coincides with the gravity high and trend exhibited in the regional gravity station data as illustrated by the gravity contours (1-7 mgals).
To the south of the DGC leases, both the deep resistivity structure and the gravity contours deflect further south and trend to enclose a smaller 2×2 km area in the south part of Afton Township. Prior to the Mobile MT survey, this local gravity anomaly was targeted with a dense grid of ground gravity/mag stations. The color contoured results on the Afton gravity grid are shown on the inset of fig 2. The ground gravity survey also identified a distinct linear gravity low trending NE to SW on the west side of the ground grid which may represent a large fault zone. The gravity anomaly known as BC-32, will be drill tested this fall.
The Afton Township area is blanketed by Nipissing gabbro and Huronian sediments, which is of varying thickness but mostly covering the Temagami Greenstone Belt (TGB) of VMS exploration potential, as exhibited by the presence of abundant copper and gold occurrences and as yet undrilled VTEM responses east of Emerald Lake (BC 16, 17,31). The large spatial extent of this deep low resistivity footprint not only includes the central portions of the strongest Temagami magnetic and gravity responses, but also trends to the south away from the main magnetic/gravity sources. Conquest will undertake a drill program to assess the area of low resistivity in the TGB as the company continues to prioritize the abundance of geophysical anomalies associated with VMS Copper base metal deposits in the region.
Conquest’s Chief Geophysicist commented, “The MobileMT survey has gone a long way to uncover the secrets of the Temagami Anomaly. We can more clearly understand the distribution of shallow to deep sources that may be contributing to the magnetic and gravity measurements. This in turn will help us explore closer to the surface. The discovery of this large area of low resistivity south of the DGC leases and away from the main Iron Formation trends is encouraging for exploration for both Archean VMS and mafic intrusive deposits.”
The technical content of this News Release has been reviewed and approved by Joerg Kleinboeck, P.Geo., a qualified person as defined in NI 43-10.
Conquest Resources Limited, incorporated in 1945, is a mineral exploration company that is exploring for base metals and gold on mineral properties in Ontario.
Conquest holds a 100% interest in the Belfast – Teck Mag Project, located in the Temagami Mining Camp at Emerald Lake, approximately 65 kilometers northeast of Sudbury, Ontario, which hosts the former Golden Rose Gold Mine and is underlain by highly prospective Abitibi greenstone geology along a strike length of seventeen (17) kilometers.
In October 2020, Conquest completed the acquisition of Canadian Continental Exploration Corp. which holds an extensive package of mining claims which surround Conquest’s Golden Rose Mine, and subsequently doubled its land holdings in the Temagami Mining Camp through the staking of 588 mining cells, encompassing approximately 93 sq km., centered on Belfast Township, on the edge of the Temagami Magnetic Anomaly.
Conquest now controls over 300 sq km of underexplored territory, including the past producing Golden Rose Mine at Emerald Lake, situated in the Temagami Mining Camp.
Conquest also holds a 100% interest in the Alexander Gold Property located immediately east of the Red Lake and Campbell mines in the heart of the Red Lake Gold Camp on the important “Mine Trend” regional structure. Conquest’s property is almost entirely surrounded by Evolution Mining land holdings.
In addition, Conquest owns a 100% interest in the Smith Lake Gold Property of six patented claims and 181 staked mining claims to the north, west and south of the former Renabie Gold Mine in Rennie Township in northern Ontario, operated by Corona and Barrick that had reported gold production of over 1,000,000 ounces between 1947 and 1991 (Northern Miner March 4, 1991).
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