In a December 3, 2018 press release, Goldstar Minerals Inc. announced assay results from prospecting at its Victoria Lake Property in southwestern New Brunswick. Altered granitic grab samples (240) were collected from outcrop and subcrop over an area of approximately 5 km by 2 km. Twenty-six samples returned above background assay results that ranged between 0.05% and 0.35% Sn. One sample returned an above background assay of 0.15% Bi.
In a December 20, 2018 press release, Puma Exploration reported on field activities at its Turgeon Copper-Zinc project in northern New Brunswick. Mapping identified mineralization associated with a north-trending alteration pipe with a silicified cap. Since November 2018, twelve trenches totalling of 600 m have been excavated in the area. Sulphide mineralization was discovered on the western side of the Dragon Zone. EM surveys were conducted in four boreholes located in the Dragon Lens area; interpretation is in progress. An approximately 2,000 m drilling program commenced on December 3, 2018.
In a December 5, 2018 press release, X-Terra Resources Inc. announced assay results from grab samples collected from the Grog Brook and Northwest properties in northern New Brunswick. The work was completed as due diligence for an exploration and option agreement. Fifteen samples were collected on the Northwest property and twenty-eight on the Grog Brook property. Assay results from the Northwest property include: 111.55 g/t Au, 149.97 g/t Au, and 155.34 g/t Au from the Bonanza vein; 32.88 g/t Au and 50.61 g/t Au from the Dome vein, 9 samples ranging from 4.53 g/t to 1,205.06 g/t Au collected over 19.9 m of the Rim vein. Assay results from Grog Brook range from 0.01 g/t Au to 2.94 g/t Au.
In a December 13, 2018 press release, Callinex Mines Inc. announced results of the 2018 drilling at its Nash Creek Project in the Bathurst Mining District in northern New Brunswick. Drill holes NC18-301 and NC18-302 tested the Central Zone that was identified using the IP survey. The lithology, alteration, and mineralization encountered in these boreholes was similar to that observed in the Hickey Zone. NC18-301 intersected 6.0 m that assayed 1.18% Zn, 0.25% Pb, and 7.00 g/t Ag, and NC18-302 intersected 4.0 m that assayed 0.13% Zn, 1.92% Pb, and 5.75 g/t Ag. Mineralization was identified west and east of the Hickey Zone with drill holes NC18-281 and NC18-293. NC18-281 intersected 3.0 m that assayed 10.91% Zn, 1.19% Pb, and 23.33 g/t Ag, and NC 18-293 intersected 9.0 m that assayed 2.25% Zn, 0.40% Pb, and 5.89 g/t Ag. Drilling also encountered mineralization northwest of the Hayes Zone. Based on the drilling results IP appears to be the most effective method to identify near-surface mineralization in the project area.