High Grade Gold Results From Flint Lake Sampling Program
VANCOUVER – Manning Ventures Inc. reported results from a ground exploration program at the Flint Lake gold project, located in Ontario, Canada. The Flint Lake property is subject to an option agreement with Metals Creek Resources. Geologists conducted a sampling program focused on modest sized rock piles representing “stockpiles” from historic underground excavations at the Flint Lake Mine (Thomas Edison Occurrence) as well as prospecting and soil sampling within the Flint Lake claim block. The program was designed to sample and test the gold grades of the ‘underground rock stockpiles’ that remain at the west end of the historic mine. Three separate piles of broken quartz/carbonate material were sampled. A fourth pile of material is composed mainly of host chlorite schist from trenching in 2016 and was not sampled in this program.
Ten (10) random, unbiased samples were grabbed from each of the three quartz/carbonate piles with an additional five samples collected from loose muck lying on the ground for a total of thirty-five samples. Samples were bagged and labelled individually for assay and sent to Actlabs in Thunder Bay for gold analysis. The stockpile sampling program resulted in assays from detection limit (<5 ppb) to 350.0 grams-per-tonne (“g/t”) gold (“Au”). The piles are considered to be well mixed and therefore the random sampling from each is considered to represent approximate grades of each. Based upon the assay results and type of material the gold is hosted in, it appears the gold is coarser free gold that should be amenable to extraction via normal milling methods.
Based upon the analytical evidence, it appears the gold is coarser free gold, as gold grades increased with gravimetrics and furthermore by metallic analysis. The results show an average increase in gravimetric grade of 3.7% over fire assay results. When comparing gravimetric results of samples >5 g/t Au to the pulp metallic analysis, the average gold grade increases by 13%.
Prospecting took place along strike of the historic mine (trench) by traversing in a zipper pattern; back and forth across what is thought to be the extension of the high-grade quartz/carbonate veining. There is a coincident and fairly moderate northwest striking magnetic low along strike that is interpreted to be the deformation zone hosting the quartz/carbonate veining. The traverse was entirely in thick cedar swamp with no knobs of outcrop.