Montreal, Quebec, December 08, 2022 – Kintavar Exploration Inc. (the “Corporation” or “Kintavar”) (TSX-V: KTR), is pleased to announce that the infill drilling program has been successfully completed at the Sherlock Zone, Mitchi project. The drilling will serve to complete a maiden resource estimate on the project which will be performed by InnovExplo. The Corporation also announces that it will extend 2,706,250 share purchase warrants (the “Warrants”) coming due on December 11, 2022 for 3 years.
The drilling program included 16 drill holes for a total of 1,780 meters. Logging and sampling is currently ongoing and should be completed in the coming weeks. Various other tests are being conducted on the core which will be required for the resource estimate while some samples are being selected for metallurgical testwork.
The objectives of the drilling program were to improve the information on mineralization in the top 100 meters from surface within the area targeted for an open pit and, to extends the limits of these horizons to the East, West and to the North where limited drilling was completed to date. The drilling successfully intercepted all the horizons that were being targeted while new horizons were intersected which can be integrated in the geological model.
Assays are expected in January and February 2023 while the maiden 43-101 resource estimated is expected around April 2023 if no delays are encountered.
“The Sherlock zone geology is now better understood which increases our confidence in targeting the various horizons. As we are increasing the density of drill holes in the Sherlock area, we are getting both confirmations of modelized mineralized zones but as well additional information on the folding and deformation complexity which helps increase the thickness of the horizons that we are targeting. We are looking forward to the results from this drilling program which will pave the way to the maiden resource estimate in the Mitchi-Wabash copper silver district.” commented Kiril Mugerman, President & CEO of Kintavar Exploration.
The Corporation has decided to extend 2,706,250 share purchase warrants coming due on December 11, 2022. These Warrants are exercisable into one common share of the Corporation at a price of $0.15. The original expiry date of the Warrants has now been extended for an additional period of 36 months up to December 11, 2025. There are no other proposed changes to the terms of the Warrants. This extension is conditional to the approval from the TSX Venture Exchange.
Alain Cayer, P.Geo., MSc., Vice-President Exploration of Kintavar, is Qualified Person under NI 43‐101 guidelines who supervised and approved the preparation of the technical information in this news release.
Figure 1: Sherlock zone with main intercepts from previous drillholes and the location of the infill drill hole collars from November 2022 campaign (pdf)
About Kintavar Exploration & the Mitchi – Wabash Properties
Kintavar Exploration is a Canadian mineral exploration Corporation engaged in the acquisition, assessment, exploration and development of gold and base metal mineral properties. Its flagship project is the Mitchi – Wabash copper-silver district (approx. 39 000 hectares, 100% owned) located 100 km north of the town of Mont-Laurier and 15 km East of the town of Parent in Quebec. Both properties cover an area of more than 300 km2 accessible by a network of logging and gravel roads with access to hydro-electric power already on site, major regional roads including railroad and a spur. The properties are located in the north-western portion of the central metasedimentary belt of the Grenville geological province. The projects primarily focus on sediment-hosted stratiform copper type mineralization (SSC) but include Iron Oxide Copper Gold (IOCG) and skarn type targets. Osisko holds a 2% NSR on 27 claims of the southern portion of the Mitchi property, outside of the sedimentary basin. Kintavar also has exposure in the gold greenstones of Quebec by advancing the Anik Gold Project in a partnership with IAMGOLD and several early-stage projects that were optioned by Gitennes Exploration.
Kintavar supports local development in the Mitchi-Wabash region where it owns and operates the Fer à Cheval outfitter (www.feracheval.ca), a profitable and cashflow generating operation where it employs local workforce. It as well works with local First Nations to provide training and employment.
For further information contact:
Kiril Mugerman, President and CEO
Phone: +1 450 641 5119 #5653
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