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Metals Creek outlines gold anomalies at Ogden Gold Project near Timmins

Feb 22, 2021

Metals Creek Resources Corp. has received encouraging results from it's Spatiotemporal Geochemical Hydrocarbon ("SGH") Gold survey conducted in September, 2020 at its Ogden Gold property in the heart of the Timmins Gold Camp. 

During Phase 1 of the SGH program, Metals Creeks collected 235 samples spread over two separate areas, targeting the Porcupine Destor Fault stratigraphy East and West of the Thomas Ogden Gold (TOG) zone. This program was initiated to determine if SGH could be used as an exploration tool to identify gold targets below the extensive overburden coverage on the Ogden property. As shown on the attached pathfinder class maps (Figure 1 Ogden SGH Anomalies), this survey was very successful in delineating buried gold targets over prospective stratigraphy. 

SGH is a deep penetrating geochemistry that involves testing for specific hydrocarbons which are a result from the decomposition of bacteria and microbes that feed on the target commodities as they require inorganic elements to catalyze the reactions necessary to develop hydrocarbons. These residues subsequently migrated to the surface as a flux of different classes of hydrocarbons. (ActLabs Ogden Report).

The subjective SGH signature rating for Ogden East and West are as follows:

  • Ogden East - a rating of 4.5 on a scale of 6.0 for Gold
  • Ogden West - a rating of 5.0 on a scale of 6.0 for Gold

Phase 2 sampling planned

Metals Creek is in the process of planning for additional sampling based on the success of this initial program. Phase 2 will continue to complete the gaps between TOG and South Zone, as well as the western property boundary and TOG, and east of South Zone to the eastern property boundary. With greater than 97% of the project covered by overburden, SGH can greatly expedite the target generation process; potentially resulting in substantial cost savings when evaluating and ultimately delineating these potential targets. Samples will be collected on 100m spaced grid lines with sample spacings of 25m like that of phase 1.

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