(24.3 Ounces Gold per Ton over 5.6 feet)
MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwire – Jan. 19, 2011) – The directors of SIRIOS RESOURCES INC. (TSX VENTURE:SOI) are pleased to report results from recent drilling on the Aquilon Project, James Bay, Quebec. A program of 1,926 metres of surface drilling has been completed in 35 short vertical drill holes targeting the Lingo (10), Moman (14), Fleur De Lys (11) and Muscovite showings. Drilling confirms that very high grade gold mineralization typically occurs in the hinges of folded quartz veins in shallow-plunging, pencil-like mineralized shoots.
Best results include:
- 834.4 g/T Au over 1.71 metres (m) (Moman Vein) including 3,527.4 g/T Au over 0.40 m
- 116.48 g/T Au over 2.25 m (Moman Vein);
- 425.33g/T Au over 0.60 m (Moman Vein);
- 133.67 g/T Au over 0.82 m (Fleur de Lys Vein); and
- 26.70 g/T Au over 0.40 m (Muscovite Vein).
Significant results grading over 5.0 grams per tonne (g/T Au) are presented in Table 1. All reported assay values are uncut and true widths are estimated to be between 80-85% of the core lengths reported.
Holes were spaced 3 to 4 metres apart and arrayed on sections across the plunge of the narrow pencil-like gold shoots; or, at approximately 5 to 15 meter intervals down plunge along the trend of mineralization, Drilling intersected veins at the expected targeted depths and encountered additional, previously unknown gold-bearing quartz veins in some areas, noticeably in the footwall to the Lingo Vein. Assays from the Lingo footwall include 6.72 g/T Au over 0.40 m and 7.59 g/T Au over 2.03 m.
The four vein-occurrences characterize mineralization within the Wolf Lake Shear, a major shear zone up to 300 metres wide which trends ENE across the property. Up to 10 known high grade gold showings occur along a strike length of over 2 kilometers within the shear. The showings are typically folded gold-bearing quartz veins which dip 20 to 35 degrees to the north. Native gold occurs in very tight pencil-like fold closures that have a shallow plunge to the NNE. Gold grades can be locally spectacular and be measured in percentage ranges (See Press Releases: June 26, 2008; May 6, 2009).
Fourteen drill holes for 378 metres of drilling were completed on the Moman showing. No prior drilling had been undertaken in the area, however, previous trenching on the showing returned up to 287.4 g/t Au over 2.3 metres within a folded quartz vein. Eleven drill holes intersected the extension of the vein, nine of which contained visible gold. The elongated half-pipe-shaped folded vein has a cross-section of approximately 3 to 4 metres by 5 metres and plunges 30°-35° to the NNE. The vein was intersected for over 79 metres down plunge, to a 44 metre vertical depth.
Ten drill holes targeted the extension to depth of the high-grade gold shoot which was tested over a plunge length of 100 metres during drilling in 2009 (See Press Release: May 6, 2009). All new holes intersected the extension of the vein up to 245 metres down plunge of the surface expression of the zone and at a vertical depth of 120 metres. Moreover, additional pluri-centimetric to pluri-decimetric wide gold-bearing quartz veins were intersected above and below the Lingo vein, returning values varying from 8.00 g/t Au over 0.30 m to 7.59 g/T Au over 2.03 m, Table 1.
Fleur de Lys Showing
Eleven drill holes for 378 metres of drilling were completed on the Fleur de Lys showing, a strongly deformed quartz vein, which had previously returned up to 110.2 g/t in gold over 3.49 metres and 521 g/t Au over 1.80 metres in surface trenching. Seven of the holes intersected visible gold. The folded vein has a cross-section varying from 5.5 to 7 m with a 35 degree plunge oriented NNE. It was intersected for some 40 metres down plunge to a 25 metre vertical depth.
The AQUILON property is located 450km east of Radisson, Quebec and is serviced by all weather gravel roads from the LG3 Hydro-electric Dam. The program was funded by SIRIOS in agreements that will result in ownership of the property being held in joint venture by Golden Tag Resources Ltd. (50%) and SIRIOS(50%). Golden Tag will be operator and will have a casting vote in management decisions. SOQUEM will retain an NSR on the property (See News Release: November 4th, 2010).
More detailed information on the Aquilon project is available at the Company’s website at www.sirios.com.
Golden Tag and Sirios are developing a program of trenching and bulk sampling on the Lingo Occurrence in 2011/2012. Metallurgical sampling and testing on core samples from prior drilling, planning and engineering are in progress in preparation of the planned program. The program will be designed to evaluate the potential of the Lingo Showing to bare extremely high grade pods of gold mineralization. The planned program is expected to be undertaken after Golden Tag vests in a 60% interest in the property under the current Golden Tag-Sirios-SOQUEM earn-in agreement.
Assay Method and Quality Control
A total of 980 half drill core samples were collected, split in half, and one half sent to a commercial laboratory for analysis and other half retained for future reference. A strict QA/QC program was followed which included mineralized standards and blanks for each batch of samples. Analytical services were provided by ALS-Chemex, Val d’Or, Quebec. Significant assay results were also duplicated at the laboratory. Samples were prepared using standard preparation procedures used by ALS-Chemex. Samples were assayed by fire assay with atomic absorption spectrometry finish on a 50 grams nominal sample weight. Samples showing visible gold were analyzed with metallic screen assays and fire assay methods with pulverization and screening on the entire sample. One sample with very significant mineralization was assayed using a gold concentrate method.
The diamond drilling program was conducted on behalf of Golden Tag Resources Ltd. under the supervision of its CEO, Mr David Rigg, P.Geo. and Mr. Roger Moar, Consulting Geologist, P.Geo.; Qualified Persons (QP’s) under National Instrument 43-101 guidelines. The press release has been prepared and reviewed by these QP’s and Dominique Doucet, Eng., President of the Company.
SIRIOS is an exploration leader of precious metals in James Bay Area, Quebec, one of the most renowned places for exploration in the world.
SOQUEM is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Société générale de financement du Québec (“SGF”). SGF, is the Québec government’s main industrial and financial development corporation. Its mission is to undertake economic development projects in the industrial sector in cooperation with partners and in compliance with the economic development policies of the Government of Québec.
Statements in the release that are “forward-looking statements” are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially. We undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statements to actual results or changes in our expectations.
Table 1: SIGNIFICANT ASSAY RESULTS GREATER THAN 5 G/T AU
AQUILON PROPERTY, JAMES BAY, QC – 2010 DIAMOND DRILLING
|AQ-10-102||12.88||13.18||0.30||8.00||New, HW of
|and||116.56||116.87||0.31||10.05||New, FW of Lingo vein|
|and||118.72||119.02||0.30||12.40||New, FW of Lingo vein|
|and||109.38||111.41||2.03||7.59||New, FW of Lingo vein|
|and||104.29||104.69||0.40||6.72||New, FW of Lingo vein|
|AQ-10-99||115.24||115.74||0.50||6.94||New, FW of Lingo vein|
|FDL-10-01||9.24||10.65||1.41||21.33||Fleur de Lys Vein|
|All reported assay values are uncut. True widths are estimated between 80-85% of the core lengths.|
|Abbreviations: FW – Footwall; HW – Hangingwall|
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For more information:
Dominique Doucet, CEO