Vancouver, British Columbia: Calibre Mining Corp. (TSX-V: CXB) (the "Company" or "Calibre") is pleased to announce results for the first four holes of the planned 11 drill holes from the 2015 Diamond Drilling Program on the Company's 100% owned Montes de Oro Gold Project, Siuna District, Nicaragua.
- The Phase I 2015 drilling program at Montes de Oro is projected to consist of 2500 metres in 11 drill holes with nine holes totaling 1958 metres completed to date and assays being received for 4 drill holes.
- Drilling results to date from massive sulphide and disseminated sulphide zones include: 12.13 metres grading 2.42 g/t Au (including 7.32 metres grading 3.84 g/t Au) in drill hole MD15-007, 2.57 metres grading 5.71 g/t Au (MD15-003) and 1.72 metres grading 8.20 g/t Au (MD15-002).
- The higher gold grades received to date are closely related to an increase in overall sulphides and vein density and these zones are reflected in the strong Induced Polarization ("IP" ) geophysical anomaly measuring 300 metres by 500 metres which was outlined in the Q1 2015 program. The three remaining drill holes in the current program are targeting the core of the strong IP chargeability anomaly located in the northern portion of the area previously tested by trenching.
- Results have been received for four holes (MD15-001, MD15-002 MD15-003 and MD15-007) of the planned 11 hole drill program with highlights including;
Hole ID From m To m Length (m) Au g/t Ag g/t Cu ppm Pb ppm Zn ppm MD15-001 68.62 137.25 68.63 0.26 1.8 136 127 652 including 68.62 71.67 3.05 1.61 23.5 909 2,036 5,892 and 223.00 223.78 0.78 5.70 10.3 619 639 16,400 MD15-002 189.53 191.25 1.72 8.20 42.5 365 13,380 12,030 MD15-003 30.00 48.80 18.80 0.97 1.3 262 11 178 including 35.94 38.51 2.57 5.71 5.8 1,032 16 228 MD15-007 69.04 106.75 37.71 1.19 6.4 663 394 4,069 including 86.70 98.83 12.13 2.42 15.2 1,776 182 7,487 and 86.70 94.02 7.32 3.84 17.8 1,997 183 910
- Sampling has been completed for holes MD15-004, -005, and -006 with results pending and sampling is on-going for hole MD15-008. Logging and sampling are underway for MD15-009 and the rig is currently drilling MD15-010.
- Exploration continues on a number of additional high priority, 100% Calibre-owned gold targets within the Siuna District including; San Miguel, Roskilete, and Cerro Aza.
President and CEO, Greg Smith stated: "These initial results from the 2015 drilling program at Montes de Oro have confirmed the existence of gold mineralization associated with zones of massive sulphide mineralization as well as wide zones of disseminated sulphide mineralization. With assays being received for only four holes of a planned eleven hole drill program we are encouraged by the presence of wide-spread gold-bearing sulphide mineralization which correlates well with the 300 metre by 500 metre strong, IP geophysical anomaly on the Montes de Oro Project. We look forward to receiving results for the pending samples and completing the remaining drill holes in this Phase I drilling program."
Drilling at Montes de Oro has intersected wide spread gold and associated base metal mineralization. In general very broad low grade gold mineralization containing zones of higher gold grades is characteristic of the mineralized intervals discovered to date. The massive sulphide zone in drill hole MD15-007 returned 12.13 metres grading 2.42 g/t Au within the wider interval which includes veined and disseminated sulphides and averages 37.71 metres grading 1.19 g/t Au. The massive sulphide interval occurs between 86.7 and 98.8 metres down hole which due to the steep to moderate topography in the area is approximately 25 to 40 metres below surface.
The gold (and associated silver) is related with increased concentrations of sulphides within the host rocks including;
- massive sulphide zones, and
- veins, veinlets, disseminations, and replacements in fragments (especially within the coarse angular volcanic breccia),
- centimetre scale cross-cutting polymetallic quartz veinlets (+/- minor carbonate) containing a combination of sphalerite-galena-chalcopyrite-arsenopyrite-pyrrhotite-pyrite.
Sulphides consist of pyrrhotite and pyrite, sphalerite, chalcopyrite with lesser arsenopyrite and trace amounts of galena and stibnite. Higher grade gold values are especially closely related to increase in copper in the form of chalcopyrite notably in the massive sulphide zone in hole MD15-007 which averages 0.18% Cu over 12.13 metres.
The gold-bearing massive sulphide zones are concentrated at or near the contacts between andesite hornblende dykes and the calcareous sediments and reactive volcanics. Moderate gold values are also associated with blebby and disseminated sulphide (largely pyrrhotite and pyrite) and sulphide only veins found in the more permeable volcanic units most notable a coarse, angular, multi-lithic volcanic breccia. Additional gold mineralization occurs in cross-cutting polymetallic quartz and minor carbonate veinlets with abundant sphalerite, galena, chalcopyrite, arsenopyrite, with minor pyrrhotite and pyrite which appear to be the latest phase of mineralization.
The Siuna District is located in the south-west portion of the Borosi Concessions and contains the past producing La Luz Mine that produced 17.1 million tonnes of ore grading 4.14 g/t gold (2.3 million ozs gold). Approximately one kilometre south of the La Luz Mine, Calibre has defined an NI 43-101 Inferred Mineral Resource, at the Cerro Aeropuerto gold-silver deposit at a 0.6 g/t AuEq cutoff of 6.0 million tonnes grading 3.64 g/t gold and 16.16 g/t Ag containing 707,750 ozs gold and 3.1 million ozs silver (see Calibre News Release dated February 28, 2011). Montes de Oro is located 10 kilometres north of the La Luz Mine.
Updated maps detailing the current exploration programs will be posted on the Company's web site at www.ngchiwai.com.
Calibre is committed to best practice standards for all exploration, sampling and trenching activities. Analytical quality assurance and quality control procedures include the systematic insertion of blanks, standards and duplicates into the sample strings. Samples are placed in sealed bags and shipped directly to Acme Labs (a Bureau Veritas Group Company) in Managua, Nicaragua for sample preparation and then to Acme Labs in Vancouver, Canada for gold fire assay and ICP-MS multi element analyses.
The technical content in this news release was read and approved by Gregory Smith, P.Geo, President and CEO of the Company who is the Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.
About Calibre Mining Corp.
Calibre controls a 100% interest in 253 km2 of mineral concessions in the Mining Triangle of Northeast Nicaragua. Additionally the Company has an option agreement with IAMGOLD covering 176 km2 of concessions, joint venture exploration programs underway with B2Gold Corp. on 322.3 km2 of concessions which includes the Primavera gold-copper porphyry discovery and the Minnesota Gold Zone, and has optioned the 33.6 km2 Rosita gold-copper-silver project to Alder Resources Ltd. Major shareholders of Calibre include gold producer B2Gold Corp, Pierre Lassonde and Management.
Calibre Mining Corp.
Greg Smith, P.Geo.
President and CEO
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