Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 5, 2022 – Royal Fox Gold Inc. (“Royal Fox” or the “Company”) (TSXV: FOXG) is pleased to report further assay results for the southern portion of the Arctic Fox zone from its 2022 campaign on the Philibert gold deposit, 60 kilometres southwest Chibougamau, Quebec.
Highlights Include: (Grades uncut; lengths measured along hole, Table 1):
- DDH PB-22-351 returned 4.57 g/t Au over 11.0 metres from 68.0 to 79.0 metres including 7.88 g/t Au over 6.0 metres from 72.0 to 78.0 metres;
- DDH PB-22-349 returned 2.75 g/t Au over 16.0 metres from 9.3 to 25.3 metres including 5.11 g/t Au over 2.7 metres from 9.3 to 12.0 metres and including 5.00 g/t Au over 5.3 metres from 20.0 to 25.3 metres, and 1.18 g/t Au over 13.0 metres from 41.0 to 54.0 meters including 8.20 g/t Au over 1.0 metre from 53.0 to 54.0 metres;
- DDH PB-22-346 returned 1.22 g/t Au over 18.0 metres from 34.5 to 52.5 metres including 2.26 g/t Au over 5.0 metres from 36.0 to 41.0 metres;
- DDH PB-22-356 returned 1.24 g/t Au over 16.0 metres from 117.0 to 133.0 metres;
- DDH PB-22-347 returned 2.87 g/t Au over 4.9 metres from 18.7 to 23.6 metres including 6.48 g/t Au over 1.0 metres from 21.8 to 22.8 metres;
Simon Marcotte, President and CEO of Royal Fox, commented: “The results released today continue to demonstrate clear continuity and consistency along strike and down dip as we report results for the 93 remaining holes. The higher-grade nature of the Arctic Fox Zone adds significant near-surface gold ounces to the overall gold resource. We are presented with an exceptional opportunity with the Philibert Project as we integrate the new results with the already realized historic drilling of 60,000 metres and re-envision this project as a pillar in this rapidly emerging gold camp. Re-modeling of higher-grade domains like the Arctic Fox is currently in progress, with the Fox team focused on expanding these higher-grade domains down dip and down plunge.”
2022 Drill Program
Royal Fox is reporting today the complete results for ten drill holes which tested the southern footwall of the Arctic Fox Zone over a 200-metre strike length and up to 330 metres vertical depth (Table 1 and Figures 1 to 2). Most holes reported today were drilled near surface with one-hole PB-22-349 collaring into mineralization, which returned 2.75 g/t Au over 16.0 metres from 9.3 to 25.3 metres. Hole PB-22-346 is the most western hole reported today, located at the edge of Arctic Fox and Red Fox, which returned 1.22 g/t Au over 18.0 metres from 34.5 to 52.5 metres, including 2.26 g/t Au over 5.0 metres from 36.0 to 41.0 metres.
Mineralization is associated to the Obatogamau Formation, quartz gabbro unit in contact with highly altered interbedded sediments with intense iron carbonate alteration, silicification and disseminated pyrite mineralization.
Table 1: Complete results for the Arctic Fox Zone from the 2022 diamond drill program
|Drill Hole||From (m)||To (m)||Interval (m)||Au (g/t)||metal factor||Zone|
|PB-22-333||419.6||422.6||3.0||1.13||3||Arctic Fox – south|
|PB-22-345||65.6||67.5||1.9||0.92||2||Arctic Fox – south|
|PB-22-346||34.5||52.5||18.0||1.22||22||Arctic Fox – south|
|including||36.0||41.0||5.0||2.26||11||Arctic Fox – south|
|PB-22-347||18.7||23.6||4.9||2.87||14||Arctic Fox – south|
|including||21.8||22.8||1.0||6.48||6||Arctic Fox – south|
|and||32.7||43.5||10.8||0.30||3||Arctic Fox – south|
|PB-22-349||9.3||25.3||16.0||2.75||44||Arctic Fox – south|
|including||9.3||12.0||2.7||5.11||14||Arctic Fox – south|
|including||20.0||25.3||5.3||5.00||27||Arctic Fox – south|
|and||41.0||54.0||13.0||1.18||15||Arctic Fox – south|
|including||53.0||54.0||1.0||8.20||8||Arctic Fox – south|
|PB-22-350||9.0||10.0||1.0||6.41||6||Arctic Fox – south|
|and||40.0||43.0||3.0||0.75||2||Arctic Fox – south|
|PB-22-351||68.0||79.0||11.0||4.57||50||Arctic Fox – south|
|including||72.0||78.0||6.0||7.88||47||Arctic Fox – south|
|and||108.0||112.0||4.0||0.85||3||Arctic Fox – south|
|PB-22-353||116.9||118.0||1.1||2.79||3||Arctic Fox – south|
|including||116.9||117.5||0.6||4.72||3||Arctic Fox – south|
|PB-22-356||117.0||133.0||16.0||1.24||20||Arctic Fox – south|
|including||117.0||127.5||10.5||1.73||18||Arctic Fox – south|
|PB-22-367A||107.6||109.6||2.0||0.57||1||Arctic Fox – south|
|and||167.0||170.5||3.5||1.09||4||Arctic Fox – south|
Note: drill results are presented uncapped; lengths represent core lengths. Metal Factor is calculated by multiplying gold grade Au g/t by core length in metres.
Figure 1: Plan view of 2022 Diamond Drilling highlighting intersections for the Arctic Fox Zone
Figure 2: Looking Northeast 30 degrees– 2022 diamond drill results Arctic Fox South
Figure 3: Photo of PB-22-351 – Arctic Fox Zone – 4.57 g/t Au over 11.0 metres from 68.0 to 79.0 metres
Sampling and Laboratory
True widths of the intercepts reported in this press release have yet to be determined but are estimated to be 60% to 70% of reported core lengths. All NQ-size split core assays reported for 2021 were obtained by fire assay with atomic absorption finish and samples returning values over 5 ppm Au are re-analyzed, utilizing standard Fire Assay-Gravimetric methods. Samples were shipped to AGAT Laboratories with sample preparation done in Val-d’Or, QC and sample analysis done in Mississauga, ON. For the 2022 program all samples are being analyzed by fire assay with atomic absorption finish and samples returning values over 10 ppm Au are re-analyzed, utilizing standard Fire Assay-Gravimetric methods. The quality assurance and quality control protocol include insertion of blank and standard every 25 samples on average, in addition to the regular insertion of blank, duplicate, and standard samples inserted by AGAT Laboratories during the analytical process.
The technical content and scientific aspects of this press release have been reviewed and approved by Mrs. Adree DeLazzer, P. Geo., a Qualified Person as defined by the National Instrument 43-101. Mrs. DeLazzer is Vice-President Exploration of Royal Fox Gold and is not considered independent.
About Royal Fox Gold Inc.
Royal Fox Gold Inc. is a mineral exploration company focused on the development of the Philibert Project near Chibougamau, Québec. The Philibert Project comprises 110 mineral titles having a total approximate area of 5,393 hectares of highly prospective ground, 9km from IAMGOLD’s Nelligan Gold project which was awarded the “Discovery of the Year” by the Quebec Mineral Exploration Association (AEMQ) in 2019.
To date, more than $10M (historical value) have been spent on the Philibert Project, with more than 60,000 metres of drilling completed. The Company is focused on de-risking the asset and releasing a maiden NI 43-101 resource estimate which will incorporate results from both brownfield and greenfield exploration, combined with extensive historical data. The Philibert Project is owned by SOQUEM. Royal Fox is currently undergoing an ownership option process, details of which can be found in the corporate presentation available on the Company’s website. More details are available in the corporate presentation of Royal Fox at: www.royalfoxgold.com.
SOQUEM, a subsidiary of Investissement Québec, is dedicated to promoting the exploration, discovery, and development of mining properties in Quebec. SOQUEM also contributes to maintaining strong local economies. Proud partner and ambassador for the development of Quebec’s mineral wealth, SOQUEM relies on innovation, research, and strategic minerals to be well-positioned for the future.
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“Simon Marcotte“, CFA
Simon Marcotte, President and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Fox Gold Inc.
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