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Benz announces new gold and copper discoveries at Eastmain Project

Jul 31, 2023

"These results are very encouraging and the new discovery of 4.85m of copper at 1.91% on the Michel prospect is particularly exciting," Benz Executive Chairman, Evan Cranston, said. "The drilling program targeted zones identified by EM and IP, followed the Eastmain Mine mineralised structure and has increased the potential of the Eastmain Project. 

Benz Mining Corp. is pleased to report a new copper and gold rich intersect on the Eastmain Project located in the Upper Eastmain Greenstone Belt, James Bay area of Quebec. 

45 diamond drill holes (DDH) were drilled for a total of 17,965m. The drilling program was designed to extend the gold deposit to the northern part of the property and to explore outside of the known mine area (Figure 1) and along the northwestern trend that includes the Suzanna, Michel and Julien prospects whilst the Company was waiting for assays from drilling done over the zones the subject of the recent resource upgrade.

The drilling program followed a strategy of targeting previously identified time domain electromagnetic (TDEM), borehole electromagnetic (BHEM) anomalies at the Eastmain Mine area and Induced Polarisation (IP) at the Julien, Suzanna and Michel prospect areas, to follow the best geophysical response, interpreted to be caused by sulphide rich gold mineralisation. 

Core samples from the Eastmain Project were submitted to two laboratories: ALS Global and MSALABS where gold was analysed by fire assay and PhotonAssay™- Chrysos Corporation and a multi element assay ICP suite.

"These discoveries have identified new mineralised zones over 10km along the mine trend and have substantially extended the known mineralised zones at Eastmain which currently hosts over 1 million ounces of gold all categories. We are focussed on expanding the existing mineral resource while testing for further new discoveries, including copper and lithium, on the Project."

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