In a November 9, 2017 press release, Goldstar Minerals Inc. announced results from their trenching program on their Lake George property in central New Brunswick. In Trench LG-T-17-27, a 4.5 m channel sample yielded 1.0 g/t Au. This trench was excavated near a sample from outcrop that ran 0.8 g/t Au and consisted of strongly altered metasedimentary rocks with finely disseminated sulphides in a sericitized and hematized matrix. Samples from Trench LG-T-17-01-bis averaged 6.8 g/t Au over 1.5 m, which are the highest grade samples found on surface to date in the project area. This trench was located in the vicinity of drill hole LG-16-06 that yielded 1.1 g/t Au over 1.0 m. Trench LT-T-17-10 was excavated in the area of drill hole LG-16-03 that yielded tungsten and gold values. A channel sample of strongly chloritized, sericitized, and hematized breccia vein material with finely disseminated sulphides yielded 1.1 g/t Au over 1.5 m. Results from additional trenches and prospecting are still pending.
In a November 9, 2017 press release, Puma Exploration Inc. reported the results of holes MB17-02 and MB17-03 drilled on their Murray Brook property in northern New Brunswick. Three holes were drilled totaling 774 m that included one deep hole and two shallow holes. The first hole was designed to test the mineralization at depth whereas the last two holes were drilled to test the continuity of the Caribou Horizon near the known deposit. Drill hole MB17-02 collared in the south part of the West Zone and the best intercept was 0.42 g/t Au, 0.96% Pb+Zn over 2.7 m. Drill hole MB17-03 was located at the western boundary of the West Zone. It intersected a zinc and copper rich zone at surface grading 6.6% Zn, 1.70% Pb, 0.53 g/t Au, 71 g/t Ag, and 1.15% Cu over 10 metres and a new copper stringer zone grading 1.02% Cu over 26 m.
In a November 15, 2017 press release, Osisko Metals Inc. released the initial results of drilling on their Gilmour South Project located in northern New Brunswick. Drill hole GS-00-22W1 was drilled to confirm the grades of previously discovered massive sulphides that were intersected in drill hole GS-99-22 that yielded 9.61% Zn, 1.02% Pb, 0.20% Cu, and 32.28 g/t Ag over 7.98 m. Drill hole GS-00-22W1 intersected 11.31% Zn, 2.10% Pb, 0.16% Cu, 20.95 g/t Ag, and 0.21 g/t Au over 7.55 m. Drill hole GS-17-02 was drilled 59 m south of GS-99-22W1and intersected 12.0 m of massive sulphide mineralization that contained sphalerite, galena, and pyrite. Drill hole GS-17-03 was drilled 70 m up-dip from GS-99-22W1 and intersected stringer and disseminated sulphides at the target horizon. The results of assays from these two holes are still pending.
In a November 16, 2017 press release, Callinex Mines Inc. provided an update on their Superjack property in northern New Brunswick. Drilling at the newly discovered D Zone intersected 1.9 m of massive sulphides grading 8.0% zinc equivalent (6.1% Zn, 1.0% Pb, 0.1% Cu, and 35 g/t Ag) in hole SJ17-88. This intersection is located approximately 100 m vertically below the discovery hole at the D Zone that yielded 2.7 m of massive sulphides grading 6.2% Zn Eq (4.4% Zn, 0.9% Pb, 0.3% Cu and 18 g/t Ag). A 44 km long electromagnetic survey in the area suggests that there is potential expansion of the mineralization at depth and along strike. Drill hole SJ17-88 also intersected 2.9 m of massive sulphides grading 5.6% Zn Eq (3.9% Zn, 0.8% Pb, 0.2% Cu and 24 g/t Ag) at the B Zone. Drill hole SJ17-87 intersected 3.5 m grading 5.3% Zn Eq (3.4% Zn, 0.9% Pb, 0.3% Cu and 20 g/t Ag) and expanded the A Zone at depth by approximately 20 m. Additional holes are being drilled in the area to confirm previous drill intersections and to possibly expand the deposit.
In a November 28, 2017 press release, Puma Exploration Inc. provided an update on their exploration program at the Murray Brook deposit in northern New Brunswick. Eleven trenches were excavated totaling 803 metres to test high priority targets based on their stratigraphic location, their proximity to the deposit, and along prominent geophysical anomalies. Black shale units containing disseminated sulphides and small veinlets of sulphide were located along the western side of the Murray Brook deposit. They were located over strong chargeability and gravity anomalies.
In a November 30, 2017 press release, Goldstar Minerals Inc. reported the results of sampling at the Waterloo Lake Fault (WLF) Zone on their Lake George property in central New Brunswick. Sixteen samples collected from an area 100 m long by 25 m wide consisted of strongly altered metasedimentary rocks with finely disseminated sulphides in a sericitized and hematized matrix. Assays ranged between 0.3 g/t Au and 1.9 g.t Au, with an average gold grade in the WLF Zone of 1.0 g/t Au. This zone remains open in all directions.