VANCOUVER, BC, July 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Metallis Resources Inc. (TSX-V: MTS) (OTCQB: MTLFF) (FSE: 0CVM) (the "Company" or "Metallis") is pleased to announce details of its upcoming Phase 1 - 2020 Exploration Program (the "Program") at its 100%-owned Kirkham Property (the "Property"). The Property is situated within the prolific Eskay camp of the Golden Triangle in northwest British Columbia, a district known for the past producing Eskay Creek and Snip gold mines, Seabridge's KSM porphyry deposits and Pretium's Brucejack gold mine.
The Program objective at the Cole and Cliff porphyry systems (the "Cliff" and "Cole") is to expand both the high-grade gold and deep copper-gold potassic zones in order to identify solid drill targets for the upcoming Phase 2 drilling program, planned for mid-August. Recent GIS work has confirmed a very strong structural control of mineralization along the northerly trending Adam fault which sits on the western margin of the Hawilson Monzonite and has a strike-length of ~7.5 km. The gold-rich mineralization ranges from 3 to 137 g/t Au and is concentrated along the hanging wall of the Adam fault. Both the Cliff and Cole share many similarities with other porphyry deposits in the Golden Triangle such as the Red Chris, Saddle-North and Kerr deposits where the volume and copper-gold grades increase with depth.
Based on comprehensive 3D modelling, data analysis and the observed distribution of high-grade gold zones at the Cliff and Cole porphyry systems, the Company has designed an integrated exploration program which includes extensive field mapping, drill core re-logging, short-wave-length infrared ("SWIR") analysis and Induced Polarization ("IP") surveys over multiple targets (Cole, Cliff, King East and K9).
The Program also includes work to continue the evaluation of the Nickel-Copper potential of the K-9 target at the base of Nickel Mountain, located along the northern border of the Property, south-west of Garibaldi Resources' E&L Nickel Project (Click here to view image). The IP Survey will include two lines over the K9 Target (Click here to view map).
Exploration Program Highlights
Metallis Chief Geologist, Dr. Razique stated "We have made remarkable progress in understanding the complex geological history of the Cliff and Cole porphyry systems". He added "the structural setting and dimensions of the Monzonite together with higher fluid-rock ratio along faults suggest the potential of a very large porphyry system at deeper levels".
Fiore Aliperti, Metallis President and CEO commented, "COVID19 has presented the company with many added challenges this year prior to our exploration program kick off. Those challenges have been overcome and we're now set for our most important program at Kirkham to date". He added "This season we welcome back Steven Wetherup and Dr. Bouzari to the exploration field team, and their input along with the IP Survey will be integral to our success in identifying the most impactful drill targets for the upcoming Phase 2 drill program".
David G. Dupre, P.Geo., Vice President, Exploration for Metallis Resources Inc., and a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101, has reviewed, and approved the technical information in this press release.
About the Kirkham Property
The 106 sq. km Kirkham Property is located about 65 km north of Stewart, B.C., in the heart of the Golden Triangle's prolific Eskay Camp. The Property is 100% owned by the Company and is prospective for multiple mineral deposit types. The property is located along a strategic geological boundary – the "Red-line" exposed on the western margin of the Eskay Rift system in the Golden Triangle, northwestern British Columbia.
The northern border of Kirkham is contiguous to Garibaldi Resources' E&L Nickel Mountain Project. The northeast corner of Kirkham is within 12 km of the Eskay Creek mine while the eastern border is within 15 - 20 km of Seabridge Gold's KSM deposits and Pretium Resources' Brucejack mine.
Metallis Resources Inc. is a Vancouver-based company focused on the exploration of gold, copper, nickel, and silver at its 100%-owned Kirkham Property situated in northwest British Columbia's Golden Triangle. Metallis trades under the symbol MTS on the TSX Venture Exchange and currently has 36,155,767 shares issued and outstanding.
On behalf of the Board of Directors:
/s/ "Fiore Aliperti"
Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
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