Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 18, 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.
Highlights Include: (Grades uncut; lengths measured along hole, Table 1):
- 93 Holes Remain Pending;
- DDH PB-22-336 returned 1.69 g/t Au over 35.6 metres from 26.5 to 62.1 metres including 3.06 g/t Au over 13.0 metres from 30.0 to 43.0 metres, and including 4.77 g/t Au over 2.0 metres from 51.0 to 53.0 metres;
- DDH PB-22-327A returned 2.58 g/t Au over 7.0 metres from 490.3 to 497.3 metres and 1.70 g/t Au over 13.6 metres from 511.2 to 524.8 metres including 4.36 g/t Au over 2.4 meters from 516.9 to 519.3 metres;
- DDH PB-22-335 returned 0.85 g/t Au over 39.3 metres from 15.7 to 55.0 metres including 1.1 g/t Au over 13.0 metres from 15.7 to 28.7 metres and including 1.00 g/t Au over 16.3 metres from 39.7 to 55.0 metres;
- DDH PB-22-348 returned 0.87 g/t Au over 24.5 metres from 67.5 to 92.0 including 1.64 g/t Au over 7.0 metres from 85.0 to 92.0 metres;
- DDH PB-22-337A returned 0.95 g/t Au over 19.0 metres from 30.4 to 49.4 metres including 1.55 g/t Au over 4.6 metres from 43.8 to 48.4 metres;
- DDH PB-22-344 returned 0.66 g/t Au over 21.8 metres from 71.1 to 92.9 metres including 0.92 g/t Au over 13.3 metres from 71.1 to 84.4 metres; and
- DDH PB-22-364 returned 1.10 g/t Au over 13.0 metres from 102.5 to 115.5 metres;
Simon Marcotte, President and CEO of Royal Fox, commented: “Rarely are we presented with such an opportunity to begin an exploration venture with over 60,000 metres of drilling already completed and more than $10,000,000 already spent in advanced exploration while retaining such blue-sky potential. Additionally, we now have to look at this historical data through a completely different lens. Not only a different gold price environment is prevailing, but the recent discovery of the Nelligan Project greatly increases the likelihood of milling capacity in the immediate area and has transformed the Philibert Project as a potential pillar in this rapidly emerging gold camp. The results announced today include meaningful grades and widths intersected at the Red Fox Zone at surface and at depth which continue to demonstrate continuity of the mineralization system along strike and down dip. 93 holes from the 2022 campaign remain pending and, as we continue to receive results, special attention is paid to the continuity of the mineralisation which matters even more than grade for a deposit of this nature. The results from the nearly 16,000 metres completed this year will be added to the historical drilling and incorporated in our first resource calculation later this summer. Royal Fox has retained GoldMinds Geoservices Inc. to complete the resource calculation.”
2022 Drill Program
Royal Fox is reporting today the complete results for 12 drill holes which tested the Red Fox Zone over a 650-metre strike length and up to 400 metres vertical depth within the footwall of the Philibert trend. Those results include three holes drilled near surface along the southern most trend of the Red Fox zone over an 80-metre strike length that returned some compelling grade and width intersections including hole PB-22-336 returning 1.69 g/t Au over 35.6 metres from 26.5 to 62.1 metres and from 120 metres down dip in hole PB-22-364 returning 1.10 g/t Au over 13.3 metres from 102.5 to 115.5 metres.
Hole PB-22-327A drilled over 120 metres northwest of PB-22-336 at a vertical depth of 400 metres intersected 1.7 g/t Au over 13.6 metres from 511.2 to 524.8 metres including 4.36 g/t Au over 2.4 metres from 516.9 to 519.3 metres.
Hole PB-22-348, drilled 240 metres northwest of hole PB-22-336, intersected 0.87 g/t Au over 24.5 metres from 67.5 to 92.0 metres including 1.64 g/t over 7.0 metre from 85.0 to 92.0 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. See Table 2 below for complete results and Figures 1 and 2.
Table 2: Complete results for the Red Fox Zone from the 2022 diamond drill program
|Drill Hole||From (m)||To (m)||Interval (m)||Au (g/t)||Metal Factor||Zone||Press Release|
|PB-22-323B||372.0||400.0||28.0||1.45||41||Red Fox||Reported 11-Mar-22|
|including||372.0||382.0||10.0||2.01||20||Red Fox||Reported 11-Mar-22|
|and||454.0||454.6||0.6||2.59||2||Red Fox||Reported 11-Mar-22|
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 Red Fox Zone
Figure 2: Looking Northeast 30 degrees– 2022 diamond drill results Red Fox Zone
Figure 3: Photo of PB-22-336 Red Fox Zone – 3.06 g/t Au over 13.0 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.
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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