McEwen Mining: Exploration @ Fox

2021-12-20 17:09:22

TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — McEwen Mining Inc. (NYSE: MUX) (TSX: MUX) is pleased to announce that drilling continues to deliver good widths and grades at the Fox Complex, both from exploration at Stock and delineation at Froome.

Highlights include:

  • Assay results show the potential of the Stock mineralized zones to extend to depth and down plunge. What has been outlined to date will contribute to our immediate growth plans.
  • Drilling is planned for 2022 to investigate the intercept in hole S21-202, which encountered 21 meters (m) of 4.29 g/t gold. If this intercept connects to mineralization at Stock West, it will materially enlarge the boundaries of the Stock West system.
  • Assay results are starting to arrive from our exploration on Stock Main (the historic Stock mine). Visible gold has been noted in several drill cores, such as in hole SM21-024 that returned 9.1 m of 7.43 g/t gold including 2.6 m of 23.72 g/t gold, within 25 m of surface.

Stock West & Main

Drill results from holes S21-202 (released on Nov. 3, 2021) and S19-95 (released on Sep. 4, 2019 – 7.0 m (core length) of 27.2 g/t gold) confirm that mineralization remains open to depth and the east (see Figure 1). The intercept in S21-202 is an over 200 m step-out along a prominent shallow eastern plunge from mineralization at Stock West. The current geologic interpretation suggests a possible connection of a further 250 m to the intercept in hole S19-95.

The host lithology of the Stock West mineralization, which also occurs in hole S21-202, was recently intersected in the footwall of the Stock mine. These observations support our confidence that the property is early in its discovery phase of development.

Forty-six surface drill holes were completed at Stock West (see Table 1) and Stock Main (see Table 2) since the last exploration update in May 2021.

Progress made at the Stock Property in 2021 will be reflected in the pending Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for the Fox Complex, which is currently being finalized for publication.

Figure 1

Froome Mine

The best new result is 20 m (true width) of 7.43 g/t gold – Hole 200-F085-14

Three hundred and seventeen underground drill holes were completed for delineating the Froome orebody during 2021 (see Table 3). The Froome mine, while only a short distance from the Black Fox mine, is different in important ways that offer several advantages, such as a straighter, shorter, and more efficient underground haulage route, and wider more consistent mineralization that is amenable to lower-cost bulk mining methods. Mining started earlier this year and has been meeting expectations on key ore quality indicators such as gold grade, dilution, and total ounces produced.

Delineation drilling has expanded the deposit further to the west than previously designed, giving the Fox Complex team confidence that the Froome mine life will be extended. 2022 diamond drilling will focus on resource expansion at depth to extend the Froome mine life (see Figure 2).

Figure 2

Table 1 – Stock West selected highlight drill intercepts
































Hole-ID From (m) To (m) Core Length
(m)
True Width
(m)
Au
(g/t)
S21-167 533.0 537.2 4.2 3.6 11.77
S21-168 582.0 604.0 22.0 19.2 1.63
S21-169 620.0 626.0 6.0 5.3 5.38
S21-171 507.0 527.0 20.0 19.0 4.87
S21-173 631.0 643.0 12.0 11.2 3.43
S21-174 603.0 614.0 11.0 8.8 3.37
  622.0 637.0 15.0 12.0 2.83
including 628.0 633.0 5.0 4.0 6.27
S21-174W1 578.5 628.0 49.5 42.2 2.90
including  589.6 597.3 7.7 6.6 5.11
  601.9 609.2 7.3 6.3 7.37
S21-175A 661.0 675.0 14.0 12.6 3.22
S21-176 474.0 484.0 10.0 8.5 4.51
including 475.0 480.0 5.0 4.2 7.28
S21-178A 602.0 605.0 3.0 2.4 9.36
including 602.0 602.9 0.9 0.7 26.30
S21-179 451.6 464.0 12.4 11.5 2.08
S21-180 645.9 656.1 10.2 9.8 2.70
S21-181A 450.4 480.6 30.3 25.2 3.84
including 450.4 471.0 20.7 17.2 5.26
S21-182A 511.7 522.0 10.3 8.8 4.35
  539.8 543.0 3.2 2.7 12.09
including 539.8 540.5 0.7 0.6 44.50
S21-185 487.1 499.0 12.0 10.2 2.99
S21-191 458.2 477.0 18.8 17.1 3.27
S21-192 638.0 643.3 5.3 5.0 7.92
including 640.0 641.0 1.0 0.9 23.90
S21-202 763.2 787.0 23.8 21.0 4.29

Table 2 – Stock Main selected highlight drill intercepts















Hole-ID From (m) To (m) Core Length
(m)
True Width
(m)
Au (g/t)
SM21-001 530.8 534.9 4.1 3.5 5.60
including 530.8 531.8 1.0 0.9 18.90
SM21-002W1 521.0 531.0 10.0 8.4 4.07
including 528.0 528.9 0.9 0.8 32.00
SM21-007A 520.8 522.9 2.1 1.8 17.76
including 520.8 522.0 1.2 1.0 27.80
SM21-008 465.0 478.0 13.0 9.1 3.29
SM21-016W1 287.0 290.0 3.0 2.2 14.92
including 288.0 289.0 1.0 0.7 41.50
SM21-024 22.9 33.9 11.0 9.1 7.43
including 23.9 27.0 3.1 2.6 23.72

Table 3 – Froome Mine selected highlight drill intercepts




































Hole-ID From (m) To (m) Core Length
(m)
True Width
(m)
Au (g/t)
20PR-G349 224.1 244.7 20.6 15.8 6.19
  255.0 275.0 20.0 15.5 6.46
195-L160-13 82.9 97.3 14.4 11.6 9.03
including 84.0 86.0 2.0 1.6 22.78
195-L160-17 81.0 91.0 10.0 8.1 6.45
200-F023-25 27.0 30.6 3.6 3.0 6.49
200-F023-26 26.9 33.1 6.2 5.7 4.78
200-F025-20 27.5 54.0 26.5 18.5 7.92
including 46.0 52.0 6.0 4.2 17.42
200-F025-21 37.0 54.0 17.0 14.1 5.44
200-F026-03 22.0 49.0 27.0 7.7 4.02
  52.3 62.1 9.8 2.8 4.46
200-F026-04 20.7 38.0 17.3 4.0 4.81
  41.6 60.4 18.8 4.5 5.46
200-F026-08 23.5 50.3 26.8 18.7 3.91
200-F026-13 28.6 42.0 13.4 8.4 6.37
200-F026-15 52.0 55.7 3.7 3.1 34.62
200-F060-01 15.0 29.7 14.7 4.9 5.39
  35.0 61.0 25.9 8.9 6.18
200-F060-02 17.0 40.0 23.0 10.5 6.22
  50.0 57.0 7.0 3.2 11.13
200-F060-04 36.0 54.0 18.0 10.5 5.33
200-F085-04 53.6 71.4 17.8 5.2 9.67
200-F085-06 45.8 70.0 24.2 8.2 8.62
200-F085-09 42.2 64.9 22.7 9.4 7.65
200-F085-11 38.7 62.0 23.3 10.6 7.57
200-F085-13 36.6 60.9 24.3 11.9 6.12
200-F085-14 22.0 54.2 32.2 20.0 7.43
200-F085-15 31.6 46.3 14.7 11.2 4.86
200-F085-16 5.0 20.4 15.4 13.3 5.21
  30.7 52.6 21.9 19.0 5.90
200-F992-08 46.0 58.0 12.0 8.7 5.80

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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Technical information pertaining to the Stock Property contained in this news release has been prepared under the supervision of Ken Tylee, P.Geo., a Qualified Person as defined by Canadian Securities Administrators National Instrument 43-101 “Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.”

Technical information pertaining to the Froome Mine contained in this news release has been prepared under the supervision of Robert Glover, P.Geo. Mr. Glover is a Qualified Person as defined by Canadian Securities Administrators National Instrument 43-101 “Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.”

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