StrategX Elements Developing Drill Targets on Nagvaak

2022-07-28 06:03:08

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – July 28, 2022) – StrategX Elements Corp. (CSE: STGX) (“StrategX” or the “Company”), is developing drill targets on its 100%-owned Nagvaak property located on the Melville Peninsula, Nunavut. The Company applied modern exploration concepts in its evaluation of historical exploration data to define new targets having the potential for a major discovery in energy transition metals. Past exploration included geophysical surveys that identified strong electromagnetic (EM) conductive zones in areas of the surface geochemical anomalies. These zones correlate well with rock samples showing high values in nickel, vanadium, molybdenum, copper, zinc, silver, and PGEs (see news release dated February 22, 2022).

Highlights

  • 2,000m drill program planned in September 2022
  • Large conductive zones in a 6,000m by 400m mineralized corridor
  • Targeting nickel equivalent (NiEq) grades >1%
  • Mineralized zones outlined by 100 of 144 rock samples averaging 1% NiEq, including 0.42% vanadium pentoxide, 510ppm molybdenum, 0.2% copper, and 1% zinc (see table below)
  • Potential also exists for precious metals including platinum group metals, silver, and gold

The drill targets at Nagvaak are in areas where surface rock samples returned results greater than 1% NiEq in high conductivity zones. The target areas are described as 5% outcrop exposure with significant sub-crop, frost heave, and float boulders also seen throughout much of the zones. The mineralized host rock is predominantly black shale-hosted graphitic schist with intervening layers of quartzite, and locally the zones containing pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite and sphalerite are coincident with the strongest conductors observed. Photos taken in target areas 1, 4 and 7 and the location of these sites can be referenced on the Nagvaak Target map as follows.

Photos taken in Target Areas 1, 4, and 7 – click photos to enlarge viewJunior Mining Network

Junior Mining Network

Junior Mining Network

 

Nagvaak Targets Map – click map to enlarge view  Junior Mining Network

Historical Exploration

Nagvaak was originally discovered by Aquitaine Minerals in 1972 from a regional airborne geophysical survey which identified very large coincident conductivity and magnetic anomalies. These anomalies correlate with zones of mineralization defined on surface and were previously tested by shallow drilling (<30m depth) in two target areas (#1 and 4) indicating mineralized zones >20m in width and spaced over 2.5km apart. The focus of this exploration was for zinc deposit potential and did not consider the other commodities at the time.

During the 1990’s, BHP completed a ground magnetic and gravity geophysical survey also exploring for zinc. A follow-up drill program by BHP targeted the central part of the highest gravity anomaly located on section L7200E (refer to the Nagvaak Targets map). The results of this drilling appear to indicate potential at depth to host significant metal concentrations in nickel, vanadium, molybdenum, copper, zinc, silver, and PGEs. Assay results for these drill holes have not been obtained yet.

Polymetallic Deposit Analogs

StrategX is interpreting the Nagvaak mineral system to possibly be classified in the hyper-enriched black shale (HEBS) deposit category, also referred to as polymetallic metalliferous shales. Parallels can also be drawn with the Kuperscheifer deposit in Europe and Central African Copperbelt in the DRC and Zambia. A previously acknowledged analogy by the Company is the highly metalliferous black shales of the Talvivaara deposit in eastern Finland containing 2,053 Mt of black shale ore averaging 0.22% Ni, 0.49% Zn, 0.13% Cu and 0.02% Co (as defined under JORC code; Talvivaara Mining Company, 2013) and is one of the world’s largest black shale-hosted polymetallic deposits. Nagvaak has the potential to provide a resource that rivals the above-mentioned large tonnage polymetallic sedimentary-hosted deposit types.

Planned Exploration Program

  • Additional prospecting, rock sampling, geological mapping, and ground geophysical surveys to define and prioritize drill targets.
  • A first phase 2,000m drill program targeting mineralization at depth in the graphitic schist and quartzite zones coincident with the geophysical conductors to discover a potential near surface economic resource in energy transition metals.
  • Down-hole surveys to test for conductors at depth and define dimensions of the mineralized zones.

Qualified Person & QA/QC

Samples were flown directly from the site to ALS Canada Ltd.’s preparatory laboratory in Yellowknife, NT. ALS Yellowknife prepares a pulp from each sample and sends the pulps directly to its analytical laboratory in North Vancouver, Canada for analysis. A QA/QC program was implemented at the laboratory by ALS by inserting standards and blanks into the sample stream. ALS Global is accredited by the recognized International Standard ISO/IEC 17025. The sample preparation in 2021 included crushing the entire sample and using a riffle splitter and then pulverizing up to 250g whereby 85% < 75um. Pulverizing QC Tests were performed on every 20 samples. The pulverized material was then analyzed using ALS’s ME-MS61 48 Element four acid ICP-MS. The geological and technical data contained in this news release about the Nagvaak Project was reviewed and approved by Uwe Naeher, PGeol (NAPEG), a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

About StrategX

StrategX is a new Canadian-based exploration company on a mission to be a significant contributor to the natural resources sector and sustainable energy economy. The Company is currently focused on the discovery of cobalt and associated energy transition metals in northern Canada. The Company’s property portfolio is in two underexplored regions: Project 939 and EA South situated on the East Arm of the Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories, and Project Mel, Nagvaak and Tasijuaq located on the Melville Peninsula, Nunavut. Click here to check out our 30-second video clip on StrategX.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

Darren G. Bahrey
CEO, President & Director

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Project Nagvaak – 100 Rock Samples
SAMPLE SAMPLE Nickel  V V2O5 Cu Zn Mo Ag Pd+Pt+Au Total 
# # % % % % % % g/t ppb % NiEq
14 14 0.21 0.23 0.41 0.71 0.06 0.163 28.70 na 1.27
40 40 0.16 0.32 0.57 0.10 0.27 0.034 1.15 109.20 0.85
41 41 0.03 0.24 0.43 0.05 0.33 0.046 1.01 50.00 0.61
42 42 0.26 0.17 0.30 0.17 2.23 0.021 2.17 127.90 1.02
43 43 0.03 0.32 0.57 0.28 0.01 0.066 8.10 118.00 0.83
44 44 0.37 0.28 0.50 0.08 3.12 0.019 1.42 64.60 1.41
45 45 0.28 0.26 0.46 0.14 0.08 0.043 2.25 70.90 0.87
46 46 0.23 0.24 0.42 0.17 0.02 0.021 1.27 170.90 0.75
47 47 0.25 0.29 0.51 0.09 0.01 0.044 0.76 90.00 0.87
48 48 0.13 0.13 0.24 0.16 1.50 0.026 5.91 93.90 0.72
49 49 0.09 0.18 0.33 0.07 1.28 0.044 3.97 68.10 0.73
51 51 0.20 0.23 0.40 0.19 0.04 0.046 5.30 84.50 0.77
52 52 0.15 0.20 0.36 0.19 0.02 0.037 7.46 98.70 0.65
54 54 0.06 0.23 0.40 0.04 0.02 0.015 2.50 51.30 0.49
55 55 0.10 0.29 0.52 0.56 3.10 0.024 21.70 198.90 1.40
56 56 0.17 0.25 0.44 0.05 0.25 0.051 3.41 188.10 0.76
57 57 0.08 0.37 0.67 0.06 0.31 0.087 7.74 616.60 0.97
58 58 0.05 0.35 0.62 0.10 0.02 0.022 6.85 163.30 0.74
59 59 0.23 0.28 0.50 0.11 0.01 0.004 2.03 173.60 0.76
60 60 0.18 0.29 0.52 0.13 1.07 0.034 4.04 110.70 0.98
61 61 0.26 0.32 0.57 0.13 0.02 0.122 4.84 135.00 1.11
62 62 0.36 0.14 0.26 0.08 0.03 0.007 2.78 41.50 0.67
63 63 0.13 0.30 0.54 0.46 0.03 0.028 14.60 144.30 0.92
64 64 0.36 0.29 0.52 0.42 0.11 0.028 16.60 280.00 1.12
65 65 0.01 0.26 0.47 0.44 0.06 0.054 34.80 153.60 0.79
67 67 0.31 0.22 0.38 0.15 0.87 0.035 8.10 100.30 0.96
68 68 0.06 0.42 0.74 0.14 0.04 0.058 8.78 71.30 0.97
69 69 0.18 0.43 0.77 0.10 0.05 0.142 3.04 138.50 1.25
70 70 0.16 0.19 0.34 0.12 0.12 0.009 3.68 78.30 0.57
71 71 0.14 0.22 0.39 0.10 0.01 0.031 1.89 126.70 0.62
72 72 0.21 0.26 0.46 0.14 0.02 0.028 2.63 129.70 0.78
73 73 0.18 0.29 0.52 0.07 0.02 0.061 2.37 107.80 0.84
76 76 0.32 0.13 0.24 0.12 0.01 0.016 5.53 135.60 0.64
78 78 0.07 0.34 0.61 0.05 0.09 0.074 4.89 102.80 0.84
79 79 0.02 0.26 0.46 0.09 9.09 0.105 4.29 34.40 2.15
80 80 0.52 0.27 0.49 0.04 0.02 0.071 2.73 114.10 1.15
81 81 0.27 0.17 0.31 0.18 0.09 0.017 6.56 50.70 0.70
82 82 0.19 0.10 0.18 0.09 0.02 0.074 4.17 51.80 0.55
83 83 0.43 0.30 0.54 0.22 2.02 0.054 9.44 121.60 1.48
84 84 0.22 0.13 0.24 0.11 1.65 0.018 7.48 138.80 0.80
85 85 0.33 0.23 0.42 0.55 5.88 0.035 27.60 92.40 2.00
86 86 0.40 0.13 0.24 0.14 0.05 0.157 6.91 58.20 1.01
87 87 0.47 0.17 0.30 0.15 0.01 0.465 7.21 105.00 1.75
88 88 0.03 0.35 0.62 0.06 0.82 0.026 5.74 122.80 0.84
89 89 0.54 0.13 0.23 0.03 0.01 0.337 3.16 33.70 1.46
98 98 0.03 0.23 0.41 0.03 1.75 0.057 3.36 84.90 0.82
99 99 0.06 0.38 0.68 0.06 0.02 0.114 5.39 59.60 0.97
101 101 0.10 0.23 0.41 0.12 0.01 0.043 7.94 50.10 0.63
102 102 0.36 0.21 0.38 0.14 0.31 0.022 9.30 116.70 0.88
103 103 0.27 0.29 0.52 0.23 0.78 0.023 20.60 94.40 1.06
104 104 0.52 0.04 0.07 0.04 0.02 0.030 2.07 35.00 0.67
105 105 0.17 0.21 0.38 0.08 0.01 0.056 1.63 233.20 0.69
107 107 0.05 0.16 0.29 0.10 0.67 0.018 10.40 59.00 0.52
108 108 0.50 0.18 0.32 0.09 1.27 0.017 8.98 232.40 1.09
109 109 0.27 0.19 0.34 0.16 0.40 0.026 14.10 160.00 0.79
110 110 0.19 0.28 0.50 0.24 0.04 0.031 12.00 117.00 0.85
118 118 0.03 0.27 0.48 0.04 0.06 0.047 1.98 53.80 0.60
121 121 0.09 0.25 0.44 0.08 0.12 0.041 2.50 40.10 0.65
123 123 0.04 0.19 0.34 0.04 4.81 0.008 2.82 41.50 1.17
124 124 0.00 0.24 0.44 0.02 0.04 0.042 7.66 102.60 0.53
126 126 0.13 0.40 0.71 0.16 1.07 0.048 7.79 200.60 1.15
127 127 0.02 0.22 0.40 0.26 0.04 0.012 12.05 157.00 0.55
128 128 0.02 0.29 0.52 0.04 0.99 0.057 3.05 13.70 0.81
130 130 0.16 0.21 0.37 0.07 0.01 0.030 1.00 149.10 0.61
131 131 0.04 0.34 0.61 0.08 0.01 0.140 6.80 102.70 0.94
135 135 0.04 0.43 0.77 0.11 0.03 0.082 8.04 104.50 1.00
136 136 0.51 0.23 0.41 0.35 0.01 0.047 8.04 110.70 1.16
137 137 0.53 0.20 0.35 0.14 0.02 0.032 2.18 85.70 1.00
138 138 0.26 0.27 0.48 0.36 0.02 0.084 7.35 110.30 1.06
139 139 0.42 0.15 0.26 0.32 2.31 0.027 5.68 119.80 1.23
140 140 0.39 0.19 0.34 0.25 1.96 0.028 6.13 85.10 1.19
142 142 0.26 0.24 0.43 0.07 1.41 0.032 1.76 55.10 0.98
143 143 0.25 0.26 0.47 0.11 0.02 0.074 1.76 74.30 0.89
144 144 0.15 0.19 0.34 0.26 0.33 0.050 3.95 177.00 0.75
145 145 0.33 0.33 0.60 0.53 0.03 0.046 14.75 135.30 1.24
146 146 0.31 0.18 0.32 0.12 0.51 0.033 3.45 125.20 0.82
B06 B06 0.28 0.17 0.30 0.19 3.48 0.032 3.70 na 1.27
B11 B11 0.27 0.17 0.30 0.40 1.13 0.021 5.20 na 0.95
B12 B12 0.14 0.20 0.36 0.12 0.62 0.039 15.20 na 0.74
B13 B13 0.25 0.30 0.54 0.10 0.11 0.059 3.10 na 0.95
B16 B16 0.15 0.22 0.40 0.68 0.96 0.048 24.40 na 1.10
B22 B22 0.23 0.43 0.77 0.12 0.02 0.059 2.00 na 1.14
B23 B23 0.22 0.22 0.38 0.09 2.20 0.023 3.30 na 1.02
B26 B26 0.16 0.17 0.30 0.43 1.71 0.023 48.30 na 0.99
B28 B28 0.13 0.20 0.35 0.21 0.90 0.022 10.20 na 0.76
B29 B29 0.38 0.18 0.32 0.21 1.55 0.030 7.40 na 1.09
B31 B31 0.19 0.15 0.26 0.07 3.82 0.016 2.40 na 1.11
B32 B32 0.34 0.13 0.23 0.32 7.54 0.019 3.30 na 1.94
B33 B33 0.23 0.22 0.39 0.19 0.82 0.042 2.10 na 0.90
B43 B43 0.20 0.23 0.41 0.06 5.79 0.041 1.10 na 1.62
B46 B46 0.33 0.17 0.31 0.13 4.88 0.035 2.70 na 1.53
B48 B48 0.18 0.29 0.51 1.68 0.11 0.083 16.80 na 1.59
B50 B50 0.27 0.07 0.13 0.15 4.46 0.025 4.60 na 1.22
B8 B8 0.13 0.22 0.40 1.21 0.07 0.031 28.70 na 1.13
B9 B9 0.11 0.53 0.94 0.15 0.16 0.046 0.70 na 1.19
H33 H33 0.20 0.17 0.30 0.17 0.54 0.020 2.40 95.00 0.68
H34 H34 0.27 0.18 0.32 0.08 1.00 0.030 -0.20 111.00 0.83
H35 H35 0.46 0.13 0.24 0.13 0.02 0.011 3.60 175.00 0.77
H37 H37 0.35 0.04 0.07 0.13 0.19 0.030 0.70 283.00 0.56
H38 H38 0.27 0.03 0.06 0.15 1.00 0.021 1.30 422.00 0.60
    Ni% V% V2O5% Cu% Zn% Mo ppm Ag g/t Pd+Pt+Au NiEq%
    0.22 0.23 0.42 0.20 0.97 510 7.15 123 ppb 0.96​

*Note: PGE’s + Au are not included in the NiEq* calculation. Includes nickel price of US$22,000/tonne, V2O5 price of US$21,000/tonne, Cu price of US$9,500/tonne, Zn price of US$3,500/tonne, Mo price of US$44,000/tonne, and Ag price of US$23/oz. NiEq* formula uses the following formula: NiEq* = Ni % + (V205% X 0.9545) + (Cu % X 0.4318) + (Zn % X 0.1591) + (Mo % X 2.000) + (Ag Oz X 0.0010). The NiEq* calculation will be lower if the metallurgical recovery of the metals is below 100% and will be determined when a resource deposit is defined. Note: Sample #’s beginning with B were taken by BHP Minerals in 1996, and #’s without a letter and beginning with A are by StrategX

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