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Sky Gold Acquires Horne and Laurie Properties in Northwestern Ontario

Apr 15, 2023

Sky Gold acquired the Horne and Laurie properties bordering on the Eureka Gold Zone currently being drilled by Delta Resources Ltd. 

The Eureka Gold Zone is in the Dawson Road Lots, straddling the Trans-Canada highway, approximately 50 kilometres west of the City of Thunder Bay, in northwestern Ontario.

Horne Property:
The Horne property is situated on a structural and stratigraphic trend, to the east of the Eureka Gold Zone. The eastern extension of the EGZ on the Delta-1 property to the west, strikes across the northern portion of the Horne property. This suggests potential for a similar style of precious-metal mineralization as seen at the EGZ, to occur on the Horne property.

Coincident with the magnetic low on the Horne property, is a sample site containing 13 gold grains in glacial till, yielded by the same Ontario Geological Survey (OGS) alluded to above. Given that till samples in the OGS survey were collected at sites 3 square kilometres apart, there is plenty of room to detail and expand upon this anomalous site, in a more detailed follow-up survey to be completed by Sky Gold Corp. this field season.

The Horne property comprises 26 mineral claims totalling 520 hectares and has seen minimal exploration work and no drilling.

Laurie Property:

The Laurie property is contiguous with the south boundary of the Delta-1 property, containing the Eureka Gold Zone. It lies along stratigraphic trend to the west of several gold showings, including the South, Creek, Kaspar and Wedge occurrences (see Map 1).

The property is cross-cut by several prominent ENE-trending structures (060 degrees). Such structures appear to be one of the primary controls on gold mineralization within the Shebandowan greenstone belt, including at the EGZ, where such structures intersect crustal-scale faults, trending to the east and east-southeast.

The Laurie property comprises 33 mineral claim units for a total of 660 hectares. As is the case with the Horne property, there is no known ground exploration or diamond drilling completed on the property.

To date, Delta Resources has traced the EGZ by diamond drilling over a minimum strike-length of 1.4 kilometres and to a vertical depth of approximately 220 metres. Gold is hosted in quartz-ankerite-pyrite veins and stock-work, within highly altered intermediate to mafic volcanic rocks, close to the contact with younger, Timiskaming-type sediments. The zone strikes east to east-southeast, dips steeply to the north and currently remains open along-strike and at depth.

The eastern extremity of the EGZ, as currently drill-tested, has returned the best results to date, with reported intercepts of 14.80 g/t gold over 11.9 metres (D1-22-18), 6.49 g/t gold over 10.0 metres (D1-22-24) as well as 130.00 g/t gold over 1.0 metre & 16.42 g/t gold over 1.5 metres (D1-22-25) (See Delta Resources Ltd. October 31st 2022 & March 21st 2023 News Releases). Visible gold has been observed in many drill holes completed to date.

Sky Gold cautions investors that drill results and mineralization hosted on nearby properties is not necessarily indicative of mineralization that may be hosted on the Horne and Laurie properties.

The EGZ is intimately associated with a prominent magnetic low that continues for an additional 2 kilometres along trend to the east-southeast, beyond the high-grade intervals documented in the above drill holes. The magnetic low is thought to reflect hydrothermal alteration associated with gold mineralization. This augurs well for extending the EGZ further to the east and expanding on the limits of known gold mineralization.

Discovery of the EGZ was made in follow-up work to an Ontario Geological Survey glacial till sampling program, completed in 1990. The survey delineated a clustering of sample sites over a large area yielding multiple pristine and modified gold grains, strongly suggesting a nearby bedrock source for such gold grains, in the immediate locale.

Qualified Person:

Sky Gold Corp's disclosure of a technical or scientific nature in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Donald Hoy, M. Sc., P. Geo., who serves as a Qualified Person under the definition of National Instrument 43-101.

Agreement Terms:

The agreement terms for each of the Horne and Laurie properties are identical. To acquire a 100% interest in each of the properties respectively, Sky Gold will issue cumulative totals of 1,000,000 shares, $225,000 in cash to the vendors and incur exploration expenditures of $500,000 over a 4-year period.

The Company will additionally grant a 2.0% Royalty to the vendors. Advance Royalty Payments of $20,000 are due annually to the vendors between years 7 and 10 of the agreement.

1.0% of the Royalty can be bought back from the vendors before the 5th anniversary for $500,000. The remaining 1.0% of the Royalty can be bought back before the 10th anniversary, for the sum of $2,500,000.

The transaction is subject to TSX Venture approval. Sky Gold Corp. is a junior mineral exploration company engaged in acquiring and advancing mineral properties in Canada and the USA. 

Mike England
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