TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / April 20, 2021 / Fury Gold Mines Limited (TSX:FURY)(NYSE American:FURY) ('Fury' or the 'Company') is pleased to announce additional results from its 25,000-metre (m) resource expansion drill program at the Eau Claire deposit located in the Eeyou Istchee Territory in the James Bay region of Quebec. The drill program, which is part of the larger 50,000m drill program at Eau Claire, is aimed at expanding the resource by testing outside of known resource blocks with 50m to 100m step outs in the lower eastern region of the deposit. Highlights from the eastern edge of the resource include 3m of 8.87 g/t Au (gold) and 1m of 59.3 g/t gold in drill hole 21EC-013 (Figure 1).
'Our deposit drilling continues to yield high-grade results as we intersect new areas of mineralization outside of the defined resource, demonstrating a strong potential to expand the resource east,' commented Mike Timmins, President and CEO of Fury. 'In addition to this progress, we are highly encouraged with the newly identified Snake Lake structure, where we have recently completed drilling and are eagerly awaiting assay results. Our ongoing exploration program will now focus on the western extensions of Eau Claire, the previously announced Fold Hinge and Limb target areas.'
Deposit drilling is focused on extending and upgrading the highest-grade and least explored area of the resource at the lower eastern margin of the deposit, which contains an inferred resource of 204,000 ounces grading 11.81 g/t gold at a 2.5 g/t cut-off grade1 (Figure 1). The results of the latest four deposit drill holes are presented below (Table 1).
Table 1: Resource Expansion Drill Program Results
'These high-grade results have excellent continuity to the east of the deposit moving down plunge towards the A panel target. We plan to drill test the 300 metres between these latest results and the A panel in the coming weeks, as we look to significantly expand the resource,' commented Michael Henrichsen, SVP, Exploration of Fury.
Figure 1: Eau Claire Deposit long section depicting the resource block model and location of resource expansion and deposit drill holes.
Eau Claire Deposit Drilling
Drill hole 21-EC-013 represents a 50m step out from the nearest drill hole in the resource and intersected significant high-grade mineralization within two separate vein horizons (3m of 8.87g/t gold and 1m of 59.3 g/t gold) over a 16m drill width at a vertical depth of approximately 550m. Notably, the 1m of 59.3 g/t gold in a quartz-tourmaline vein is part of a larger alteration package where an additional 5m of 1.1g/t gold was intersected immediately beneath the vein, indicating a strong fluid pathway.
Drill holes 21-EC-008, 21-EC-009 and 21-EC-012 were drilled between two prominent resource blocks in the easternmost region of the resource. Drill holes 21-EC-008 and 21-EC-012 returned stacked veins at the target horizon with intercepts of 1m of 5.85 g/t gold and 1m of 6.74 g/t gold, respectively. Drill hole 21-EC-009 intersected a single vein horizon of 1m of 4.80 g/t gold at target depth. Fury's technical team has interpreted the results from these three drill holes as collectively representing a zone between steeply plunging high-grade mineralized bodies.
Analytical samples were taken by sawing NQ diameter core into equal halves on site and sending one of the halves to ALS Lab in Val d'Or, QC (ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and ISO 9001:2015 accredited facility) for preparation and analysis. Preparation included crushing core samples to 90% < 2mm and pulverizing 1000g of the crushed material to better than 85% < 75 microns. All samples are assayed using 50 g nominal weight fire assay with atomic absorption finish (Au-AA24) and multi-element four acid digest ICP-AES/ICP-MS method (ME-MS61). Where Au-AA24 results are greater than 5 ppm Au the assay is repeated with 50 g nominal weight fire assay with gravimetric finish (Au-GRA22). QA/QC programs using internal and lab standard and blank samples, field and lab duplicates and re-assay indicate good overall accuracy and precision.
Eau Claire Technical Disclosure
- See the technical report entitled 'Technical Report, Updated Mineral Resource Estimate and Preliminary Economic Assessment on the Eau Claire Gold Deposit, Clearwater Property, Quebec, Canada' (the 'Eau Claire Report') dated effective February 4, 2018, prepared by Eugene Puritch, P.Eng., FEC, CET, Antoine Yassa, P.Geo., Andrew Bradfield, P.Eng., Allan Armitage, Ph.D., P.Geo., which can be found under the Company's profile at www.sedar.com.
- Eau Claire's underground cut-off grade of 2.5 g/t gold is based on a gold price of US$1,250 per ounce as per the Eau Claire Report, which can be found under the Company's profile at www.sedar.com.
- Linear grades (g/t*m) were calculated by multiplying the assay gold grade by the down hole interval length in metres.
David Rivard, P.Geo, Exploration Manager at Fury, is a 'qualified person' within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical disclosures in this press release.
About Fury Gold Mines Limited
Fury Gold Mines Limited is a Canadian-focused exploration and development company positioned in three prolific mining regions across the country. Led by a management team and board of directors with proven success in financing and developing mining assets, Fury intends to grow and advance its multi-million-ounce gold platform through project development and potential new discoveries. Fury is committed to upholding the highest industry standards for corporate governance, environmental stewardship, community engagement and sustainable mining. For more information on Fury Gold Mines, visit www.furygoldmines.com.
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