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Kenorland Announces 2022 Summer Exploration Results at Frotet Project, Quebec

Nov 14, 2022

Kenorland Minerals Ltd. is pleased to announce final drill results from the 2022 summer drill program at the Frotet Project, ("the Project"), located in northern Quebec and held under joint venture ("the Joint Venture") with Sumitomo Metal Mining Canada Ltd. ("SMMCL"). Assays from 23 drill holes (11,903 meters) completed at Regnault along with 8 drill holes (2,511 meters) completed at Cressida are reported herein. The Company is also pleased to provide an update on its plans for future exploration activities at the Project.

Drill Highlights:

  • 22RDD136: 20.55m at 2.80 g/t Au incl. 3.50m at 10.72 g/t Au at R6 (2022 discovery)
  • 22RDD141A: 20.79m at 2.78 g/t Au incl. 1.50m at 15.28 g/t Au at R7 (2022 discovery)
  • 22RDD144: 2.91m at 31.52 g/t Au incl. 0.34m at 253.50 g/t Au at R5 (2022 discovery)
  • 22RDD144: 1.85m at 31.75 g/t Au incl. 0.33m at 147.80 g/t Au at R6 (2022 discovery)
  • 22RDD149: 29.20m at 16.61 g/t Au incl. 9.85m at 44.89 g/t Au at R1 (Metallurgical drill hole, twinned 20RDD007)

Figure 1. Plan map of Regnault drilling including highlights from the 2022 summer drill program

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Zach Flood, President and CEO of Kenorland, commented, "the summer drill programs at the Frotet Project were a great success. At Regnault we have extended the R1 system over 100m to the east, for a total of over one kilometer of strike, remaining open. We have also begun to prove continuity along the recently discovered parallel vein structures, including R5, R6, R7, and R8, located just to the south of the R1. At the Cressida Target, our maiden drill program discovered gold mineralisation over three kilometers away and along strike from Troilus Gold's Southwest Zone. We anticipate the next phase of exploration in Q1 2023 to include up to 25,000m of drilling at Regnault which will be primarily focused on additional step-outs on the R1, R5, R6, R7, and R8 veins, as well as deeper drilling to test for additional parallel vein structures."

Regnault Summer Drill Program

11,903m of diamond drilling, including 23 drill holes, was completed at the Regnault discovery. Drilling was mainly concentrated along the eastern margin of the intrusive complex targeting step-outs along the R1 shear zone, the R4 veins, and the newly discovered vein corridors to the south of R1 including the R5, R6, R7 and R8 vein sets.

Along the R1 trend, highlights include hole 22RDD143 which stepped 200m to the east of 22RDD131 (2.90m at 4.75 g/t Au*) and intersected 5.40m at 4.16 g/t Au and 1.05m at 33.37 g/t Au. Hole 22RDD143 is one the deepest and most eastern drill holes completed to date along the R1 trend. The summer drill program has extended mineralisation at R1 over 100m to the east for a known strike length of 1050m and to depths of 400m, demonstrating the potential for continued extension of high-grade mineralised structures within the east dipping Regnault diorite intrusive. 

Figure 2. Cross section through R4, R1, R5, R6, R7 and R8 (220m section thickness; looking east) 

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Drilling confirmed the eastern continuity of the R5, R6, R7 and R8 shear related quartz-sulphide veins hosting high grade gold mineralisation, which were first discovered during the Winter 2022 drill program. Along the R5 veins, hole 22RDD144 which stepped 200m to the east and up dip of 22RDD121 (2.50m at 7.78 g/t Au**) intersected 2.91m at 31.52 g/t Au including 0.34m at 253.50 g/t Au. Along the R6 vein, hole 22RDD136 which stepped 100m to the east and down dip of 22RDD135 (2.70m at 8.63 g/t Au including 0.44m at 37.80 g/t Au*) intersected 20.55m at 2.80 g/t Au including 3.50m at 10.72 g/t Au. Hole 22RDD144 intersected the R6 vein 70m up dip and further towards the east from 22RDD136 and returned 1.85m at 31.75 g/t Au including 0.33m at 147.80 g/t Au.

Drilling also extended known high-grade mineralisation towards the west along the R7 and R8 vein sets. Along the R7 vein, hole 22RDD141A which stepped 250m to the west of 22RDD129 (20.20m at 0.99 g/t Au**) intersected 20.79m at 2.78 g/t Au including 1.50m at 15.28 g/t Au. Drilling completed during the 2022 summer drill program along the recently discovered R5, R6, R7 and R8 vein sets extend the strike length of the mineralised structures to 600m, and to depths greater than 600m, representing the deepest significant mineralisation intersected at Regnault to date, remaining open along strike and at depth. 

(* See press release dated July 11th 2022, ** See press release dated June 13th 2022) 

Gold mineralisation along R1, R5, R6, R7 and R8 is associated with multiple east-west trending and north-dipping shear zones. Mineralised structures transect both the multiphase Regnault intrusive complex and surrounding volcanic rocks and are defined by zones of moderate-strong strain, biotite-calcite ± silica-chlorite alteration and disseminated pyrite (locally ranging from 3-10%). High grade intercepts are characteristically shear-hosted laminated quartz-carbonate-pyrite veins, often haloed by variably deformed extensional stockwork quartz veining locally containing up to 20% pyrite along with trace chalcopyrite, Au ± Ag tellurides and visible gold.


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