Montreal, Quebec, December 21, 2021 – Kintavar Exploration Inc. (the “Corporation” or “Kintavar”) (TSX-V: KTR), is very pleased to announce that it has completed its initial drilling
program on the Wabash Copper project. A total of 3,207 meters was drilled in 21 drill holes.
The drilling program focused on the main mineralized showings identified to date including:
Cloutier, GB1-PP16, Lapointe (Marco to Lara), Indiana and Cooper (see Figure 1). Drill holes in
each of the investigated areas tested and successfully intersected the mineralization at depth. In
addition, new mineralized zones have been intersected in the extension of some of the drill holes.
Mineralization is hosted in marble and paragneiss units and is mainly composed of chalcopyrite
and bornite with traces of chalcocite and sphalerite. Galena was observed in the drill holes from
the Indiana area, like on surface where the highest silver results were found. The drilling program
also demonstrated that iron sulfides (pyrrhotite and pyrite) are more present in the sedimentary
units than what was observed on surface, which is very positive to the overall interpretation of the
The holes drilled in the Cloutier area intersected the mineralized units at depth over 1.0 km northsouth, while from the Lapointe area to the Indiana area, they intersected them, at depth, over 1.5
km, NE-SW. The middle zone, GB1-PP16, that gave high grade samples at surface, was also
investigated by several drill holes that successfully intersected the mineralization. This area
presented the hardest access and some of the targets could not be tested due to delay in winter
conditions. The area will be investigated in a future campaign. Currently, the GB1-PP16 high grade
zone has a geophysical signature expanding over 1.5 km north-south. Additional work is planned
for the next campaign in the entire area.
Approximately 80% of the core was logged, and 60% sampled and sent to the laboratory. The rest
will be processed in early January. Initial results are expected towards the end of January or early
“We are very pleased with this first drilling program on Wabash. We were able to get the
mineralization on surface and to get their extension at depth. The collected information as well
provides stratigraphic and structural data which will be critical in developing an overall geological
model for the Wabash project.” commented Kiril Mugerman, President & CEO of Kintavar
2021 Surface Results
The exploration team continued to treat the data from the summer and fall exploration programs.
Figure 1 below presents the final results from the 2021 surface exploration program which
includes highlight results from Lara, Marco and Cooper. The results are concordant with those
observed on the property to date and show a clear trend of over 6 km that stretches from Indiana
to Cooper and remains open both North and South.
“The Wabash project shows a consistent mineralization pattern that is lithologically and
structurally controlled. The drilling program together with the recently acquired geophysical data
will be interpreted and the next stage of the exploration program will be planned accordingly. The
Wabash project has started to unfold its full potential and it will keep us very busy in 2022.” added
Mugerman. “As we finish up our activities for this year, I would like to wish everyone Happy
Holidays and all the best for the upcoming year.”
All samples have been sent and prepared (PREP-31) by ALS Global laboratory in Val-d’Or. Gold is
analysed in Val d’Or using fire assay method (AU-AA25) with gravimetric finish (Au-GRA21) for
samples higher than 0.5 ppm Au. For base metals and silver, the pulp was sent to ALS Global
laboratory in Vancouver for multi-elemental analysis by four acid digestion (ME-ICP61) with ICPAES finish. Samples with assays higher than 10,000 ppm Cu, Zn or Pb, or 100 ppm Ag were
reanalyzed with over limits methods (CU-OG62, ZN-OG62, PB-OG62, or AG-OG62) at the ALS
Global Vancouver laboratory. Quality controls include systematic addition of blank samples and
certified copper standards to each batch of samples sent to the laboratory.
Grab samples are selected samples and not necessarily representative of the mineralization
hosted on the property.
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: Wabash property – Main Mineralized zones(pdf)
Change of Auditors
The Corporation also announces it has changed its auditors from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
(“Former Auditor“) to MNP LLP (“Successor Auditor“) effective December 14, 2021.
There were no reservations in the Former Auditor’s audit reports for any financial period during
which the Former Auditor was the Corporation’s auditor. There are no “reportable events” (as the
term is defined in National Instrument 51-102 – Continuous Disclosure Obligations) between the
Corporation and the Former Auditor.
In accordance with National Instrument 51-102, the Notice of Change of Auditor, together with
the required letters from the Former Auditor and the Successor Auditor, have been reviewed by
the Corporation’s Audit Committee and will be filed on SEDAR accordingly.
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.
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