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Nexus Gold reports initial results from drilling at the Mckenzie Project near Red Lake

Feb 10, 2022

Nexus Gold Corp. is reporting initial assay results from its second round of phase two diamond drilling on its 100% owned McKenzie Gold Project located at Red Lake.

This second round of drilling, completed in December 2021, was designed to test gold anomalies occurring in and around historic trenches identified earlier in the fall by prospecting teams employed by the Company. The program was also testing the potential strike extension of mineralization identified in the first round of phase two drilling in the spring of 2021. The program consisted of eight drill holes totaling 2000 meters.

Significant mineralization was encountered in three of the first four holes from the December drill program, which also substantially expanded the strike length of the mineralized zone. Highlights from the first four holes received include:

  • MK-21-024 which assayed 22 meters ("m") of 2.19 grams-per-tonne ("g/t") gold ("Au"), which includes 1m of 21 g/t Au at 65m depth, and 1.5m of 24.5 g/t Au at 70.5m depth.

  • MK-21-027 returned 23m of .59 g/t Au, including 1m of 2.76 g/t Au and 1m of 6.31 g/t Au.

  • MK-21-030 returned multiple mineralized intercepts, including 3m of 1.41 g/t Au, 6m of 1.07 g/t Au, 6m of 1.17 g/t Au, and 2m of 2.41 g/t Au. These higher-grade results were contained within lengthier sub-1 gram intercepts, including 25m of .52 g/t Au, 10m of .58 g/t Au, 22m of .52 g/t Au, and 12m of .63 g/t Au.

All drill holes were collared in the Dome Stock and successfully cored through granitic rock displaying zones of potassic ("K") alteration with zones of silica and sericitic alteration; sulphide mineralization consisting primarily of pyrite with lesser chalcopyrite; and occasional molybdenite and sphalerite hosted in quartz carbonate stringers and veins, which was reported occurring in both alteration styles but in greater amounts in the siliceous sericitically altered granite.

"We're pleased with these results so far, we were definitely successful in expanding the footprint of the mineralized zone," said president and CEO, Alex Klenman. "It appears that we have a kink in the mineralized trend towards the northwest, which is an intriguing development. We'll look to continue to chase the mineralization in that direction as there's a lot of ground up there to work. We're also encouraged with the mix of higher grade intervals and extended sub and near 1-gram intercepts. These results, as in previous drilling, continue to indicate similarity to the mineralization style over at the Hasaga project, located several kilometers to the east of us," continued Mr. Klenman.

"This round of drilling was a little more challenging as the mineralization we encountered in the north of Perch Lake displayed a varying degree of alteration to what we've been observing in the holes south of the lake," said VP Exploration, Warren Robb. "Holes drilled out under Perch Lake, on the other hand, resulted in intersecting similar alteration and mineralization as we encountered in holes 18 and 19 to the south," continued Mr. Robb.

With the mineralization encountered in holes MK-21-027 and MK-21-030, extension of the strike of the gold bearing zone now extends over 450 meters in length. Additional assays from the remaining four holes are expected sometime in the next two weeks.

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