Table 1: NB21-002 drill hole results
1True widths of stratiform, laminated mineralization, and semi-massive or massive sulphide mineralization are estimated to be approximately 30 to 50% of intersected widths. Vein-hosted mineralization is interpreted to be a stockwork style, similar to Boundary Main, with an undetermined true thickness.
A zone of vein-hosted zinc mineralization intersected at shallow depths (75 to 100 m vertically from surface) graded 4.57% zinc, 0.02% lead, and 7.9 g/t silver over 40.24 m including an intersection of 9.99% zinc, 0.06% lead, and 17.4 g/t silver over 13.40 m. The vein-hosted mineralization comprises pyrite-sphalerite veins cutting chert pebble conglomerate accompanied by flooding of the conglomerate matrix by siderite and minor replacement of the clasts and matrix by sphalerite with minor galena.
A total of 5% assay standards or blanks and 5% core duplicates are included in the sample stream as a quality control measure and are reviewed after analyses are received. Standards and blanks in 2021 drill results to date have been approved as acceptable. Duplicate data add to the long-term estimates of precision for assay data on the project and precision for drill results reported is deemed to be within acceptable levels. Samples were sent to the Bureau Veritas preparation laboratory in Whitehorse, Yukon, where the samples were crushed and a 500 g split was sent to the Bureau Veritas laboratory in Vancouver, B.C to be pulverized to 85% passing 200 mesh size pulps. Clean crush material was passed through the crusher and clean silica was pulverized between each sample. The pulps were analyzed by 1:1:1 Aqua Regia digestion followed by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-ES/ICP-MS) multi-element analyses (BV Code AQ270). All samples were also analyzed for multiple elements by lithium borate fusion and X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF) finish (BV Code LF725). Over-limit Pb (>25.0%) and Zn (>24.0%) were analyzed by lithium borate fusion with XRF finish (BV Code LF726). Silver is reported in this news release by method AQ270, and zinc and lead are reported by LF725 or LF726. Bureau Veritas (Vancouver) is an independent, international ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited laboratory.
Results in this news release are length and bulk-density weighted averages as would be used in a Mineral Resource estimate. Readers are cautioned that in Fireweed news releases prior to 2020, only length weighted assay averages were reported which may result in slightly lower (under-reported) average values. Length and bulk-density weighted averages have been reported as these most accurately represent the average metal-content of the intersections.
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Technical information in this news release has been approved by Jack Milton, P.Geo., Ph.D., Chief Geologist and a ‘Qualified Person’ as defined under Canadian National Instrument 43101.
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Map 1: Location of Macmillan Pass deposits and exploration targets.
Map 2: Boundary Zone 2021 drilling and location of cross section B-B’.
Cross Section 1: Boundary West geology and assay results.
Map 3: Tom East 2021 drilling.
Table 3: 2021 drill collar details
*UTM Zone 9 NAD83. Final RTK GPS surveyed.
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