Metallum Resources commences NI 43-101 Feasibility Study for the Superior Lake Zinc Project, Ontario
Vancouver, Canada – TheNewswire - May 4, 2021 - Metallum Resources Inc. (TSXV:MZN) is pleased to announce that it has engaged the services of DRA Global of Toronto, Ontario to lead the preparation of an NI 43-101 Feasibility Study of the Company’s Superior Lake Zinc Project. DRA Global will be supported by well-established independent engineering and consulting firms, selected on the basis of their extensive regional and global technical experience.
In late 2020 Metallum contracted Dr. Abzalov of Massa Geoservices to complete a Mineral Resource Estimation of the Pick Lake and Winston Lake properties that form the Superior Lake project. The Resources of the project, estimated at a 3% Zn cut-off grade are listed below:
--------------------------------------------------------- |Classification|Tonnes (Mt.)|Zn(%)|Cu(%)|Au(g/t)|Ag(g/t)| |-------------------------------------------------------| |Indicated |2.07 |17.9 |0.8 |0.4 |33.6 | |-------------------------------------------------------| |Inferred |0.27 |16.2 |1.0 |0.3 |37.2 | ---------------------------------------------------------
Notes to Accompany Mineral Resource Table:
1. There has been insufficient exploration to define the inferred resources tabulated above as an indicated or measured mineral resource, however, it is reasonably expected that the majority of the Inferred Mineral Resources could be upgraded to Indicated Mineral Resources with continued exploration.
2. Mineral resources which are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.
3. There is no guarantee that any part of the mineral resources discussed herein will be converted into a mineral reserve in the future. The estimate of mineral resources may be materially affected by metallurgical, commercial, environmental, permitting, legal, marketing or other relevant issues
On April 1, 2021, Metallum closed the acquisition of the Superior Lake project.
Kerem Usenmez, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We look forward to the completion of a feasibility study on this high grade resource. This past producing zinc project, located 20km from the main Trans-Canada Highway and 150km west of Thunder Bay, benefits from established infrastructure, including electrical sub-stations, tailings dam, and all the underground developments. The exceptionally high grade deposit also has historic zinc concentrate at an average of 56%*. Once we have receipt of the Feasibility Report, we will be able to plan for the Development phase of the Superior Lake Zinc Project.”
* Concentrate recoveries are considered as historic in nature and have not been verified by the Company
All scientific or technical information contained in this news release was reviewed and approved by Robert Middleton, P.Eng., who is a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101.
Metallum Resources is a zinc focused, base metal resource company run by a Canadian-based management team with extensive experience in the acquisition, exploration and development of resource properties. The Company is developing its flagship Superior Lake Zinc Project located in Ontario, Canada.
For further details about the Company and the Superior Lake Project, please visit the Company’s website at metallumzinc.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
For further information, contact:
Kerem Usenmez, President & CEO
Tel: 604-688-5288; Fax: 604-682-1514
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