Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 12, 2022 – Royal Fox Gold Inc. (“Royal Fox” or the “Company”) (TSXV: FOXG) is pleased to report assay results for the 2022 campaign on the Philibert gold deposit, 60 kilometres southwest Chibougamau, Quebec. In addition, the Company announces remaining results for the 2021 diamond drilling campaign.
Highlights (Grades uncut; lengths measured along hole, Table 1):
- DDH PB-22-327A returned 0.89 g/t Au over 22.9 metres from 130.1 to 153.0 metres including 2.99 g/t Au over 4.1 metres from 143.0 to 147.1 metres;
- DDH PB-22-322B returned 1.01 g/t Au over 8.0 metres from 91.0 to 99.0 metres and 2.81 g/t Au over 6.1 metres from 119.9 to 126.0 metres;
- DDH PB-22-343 returned 1.21 g/t Au over 12.0 metres from 106.0 to 118.0 metres including 9.32 g/t Au over 1.0 metre and 1.72 g/t Au over 7.0 metres from 132.0 to 139.0 metres;
- DDH PB-22-333 returned 2.37 g/t Au over 3.9 metres from 117.0 to 120.9 metres including 6.87 g/t Au over 1 metre from 119.9 to 120.9 metres;
- DDH PB-22-324 returned 0.95 g/t Au over 9.0 metres from 98.0 to 107.0 metres;
- DDH PB-22-334 returned 4.10 g/t Au over 1.9 metres from 34.5 to 36.4 metres;
Simon Marcotte, President and CEO of Royal Fox, commented: “We are very pleased with the results received to date which continue to validate the size and potential of the Philibert deposit, as we work towards our maiden NI 43-101 resource later this year.”
2022 Drill Program
Three drill rigs completed 15,943 metres of diamond drilling in 120 drill holes to test the upper 200 metres of both the hanging wall and footwall zones of the three kilometres strike length of the Philibert deposit as well as deeper infill drilling and expansion. Today we are reporting the complete results for 13 drill holes which tested the Corsac Fox Zone over a 700-metre strike length within the hanging wall of the Philibert trend. Drilling targeted the zone from surface up to 120 metres vertical depth with hole PB-22-327A returning 0.89 g/t Au over 22.9 metres from 130.1 to 153.0 metres. The northwestern section of the Corsac Fox Zone returned significant gold intersections near surface and down dip along a 280-metre strike from hole PB-22-332 (reported March 1, 2022) to hole PB-22-343 (see Figure 2). Mineralization is associated to the Obatogamau Formation, quartz gabbro unit with intense sericite and iron carbonate alteration, disseminated pyrite mineralization, and extensional quartz-ankerite-tourmaline veining with sporadic visible gold. The Corsac Fox Zone is coincident to a magnetic linear anomaly which is largely untested for two kilometres along the Philibert trend and represents a high priority target to expand gold mineralization for the company in the future.
Table 1: 2022 Diamond Drill Results for Corsac Fox Zone
|Drill Hole||From (m)||To (m)||Interval (m)||Au (g/t)||Metal Factor||Press Release|
Note: drill results are presented uncapped; lengths represent core lengths. Metal Factor is calculated by multiplying gold grade in g/t by core length in metres.
Figure 1: Plan View of Philibert Trend geology and results reported for the Corsac Fox Zone
Figure 2: Longitudinal View of the Corsac Fox Zone. Pierce points in bold – 2022 results shown as metal factor (Au grade in g/t multiplied by core length in metres).
Figure 3: Looking North plunge 40 degrees along the dip direction – 2022 diamond drill results for the Corsac Fox Zone. Prefix removed (PB-22) from DDH labels.
Figure 4: Plan view with 2022 diamond drilling and labeled holes reported this release for the Corsac Fox Zone. Underlay high Resolution Magnetic Drone Survey – Second Vertical Derivative.
2021 DIAMOND DRILLING CAMPAIGN
The remaining 2021 results have been received and include hole PB-21-317, drilled to test the Arctic Fox zone, intersected 1.00 g/t Au over 16.5 metres from 37.5 to 54.0 metres.
Table 3: Highlights from the 2021 diamond drill program
|Drill Hole||From (m)||To (m)||Interval (m)||Au (g/t)||Zone||Press Release|
Note: drill results are presented uncapped; lengths represent core lengths.
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.
Qualified Person and Corporate Matters
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.
The Company has engaged OGIB Corporate Bulletin to provide investor awareness services for $200,000 plus applicable taxes. OGIB Corporate Bulletin is based in Vancouver, BC and operates under the direction of Mr. Keith Schaeffer.
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.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
“Simon Marcotte“, CFA
Simon Marcotte, President and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Fox Gold Inc.
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