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Torr identifies 6 new gold-bearing structures on Filion Project near Kapuskasing

Jan 15, 2024

"These are fantastic results from our preliminary reconnaissance work that is a proof of concept to our exploration model; supporting our interpretation that the geological setting of the Filion Fault is similar to other well-known gold-endowed regional structures that are host to major deposits in northern Ontario," Malcolm Dorsey, President and CEO said.  "We are very encouraged by the apparent robust nature of the mineralization where multiple paralleling shear structures are more concentrated along the Filion Fault, providing an excellent exploration target with scalability adjacent to the Trans-Canada Highway. This is a rare ground-floor opportunity for major new discovery potential, which we will be excitedly looking to further advance with drilling in 2024."

Torr Metals Inc. is pleased to announce the identification of multiple new gold (Au) anomalies in humus soil sampling with assays yielding up to 1.32 g/t Au that have never been drill tested. The soil anomalies occur coincident with six kilometre-scale VLF-EM (very low frequency electromagnetic) conductors interpreted as significant shear structures with northeast-southwest and east-west orientations that occur within a >7 kilometre (km) dilational bend of the Filion Fault, defined by a break in the linear east-west trending high magnetic signature associated with magnetically susceptible stratigraphy (Figure 1, Figure 2). Fieldwork in 2023 also confirmed in localized outcrop that VLF-EM conductors and soil anomalies occur coincident with highly prospective stratigraphic contact zones for gold endowment, including mafic volcanics and quartz-feldspar porphyry that account for the underlying linear moderate to high and flanking low magnetic anomalies respectively (Figure 2). 

Within the regional greenstone belts of northern Ontario early syn-volcanic aged gold deposits (Figure 3; including Hemlo, Greenstone, Casa Berardi, Detour Lake) are commonly found within major east-west trending deformation zones with a similar setting to the Filion Fault with chief emplacement controls for gold consisting of dilational bends as well as competency contrasts along major stratigraphic contacts. Both of these characteristics have now been identified on the Filion Project together with coincident VLF-EM conductors and gold soil anomalies that remain open in all directions and untested by drilling.

The 100% owned Filion Gold Project (the "Project") is located within a prolific region of northern Ontario that hosts a number of major gold mine producers with deposits occurring in comparable geological settings (Figure 3). The Project is ideally situated adjacent to excellent infrastructure with the town of Kapuskasing located ~30 km to the southeast and direct road access 4 km from the Trans-Canada Highway, regional railway, and provincial power grid.

Highlights Include:

  • 2023 humus soil samples detected multiple gold (Au) soil anomalies coincident with 6 historical VLF-EM conductors across a structural corridor measuring greater than 2.5 km in width. Of 318 humus soil samples collected 39 yielded >10 ppb Au, with 13 samples >20 ppb Au up to 1,320 ppb Au. The 1,320 ppb Au soil sample was collected in proximity to a historical trench where historical channel sampling reportedly yielded 91.4 g/t Au over 0.3 metres (m)1 (Figure 2). 
  • Humus soil sampling along the interpreted Filion Fault indicates anomalous gold along a ~1200 metre strike-length along-trend of the Oscar occurrence, where a historical rock grab sample assayed 9.1 g/t Au2These results define a significant extension to this portion of the mineralizing system that now measures 2.5 km in strike-length (Figure 2). 
  • No soil anomalies >20 ppb Au have ever been drill tested and more than 75% of the highly prospective 28 conductors located within the >7 km dilational bend in the Filion Fault remain untested by humus soil sampling (Figure 2).
  • Mineralization becomes more robust in grade and distribution where east-west trending conductors (numbered 4-6, Figure 2) are concentrated along the interpreted Filion Fault; where significant shear systems were observed in outcrop together with extensive arsenopyrite-pyrite mineralization within quartz-carbonate stockwork and veining that is also host to chlorite-sericite-silica-fuchsite alteration, characteristics that in other regions of Ontario yield significant gold deposits. Torr is currently in the process of applying for a drill permit to test these targets in 2024.


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