Velocity Announces Discovery of New Gold Zone and High-Grade Gold Drill Results from Obichnik Gold Project, Bulgaria

MINEX Forum | June 4, 2020 | Views: 70 | Source: Velocity Minerals Ltd.

Velocity Minerals Ltd. (TSX.V: VLC) (“Velocity” or the “Company”) announces that it has received results from 14 additional drill holes from its Obichnik gold project (“Obichnik”), Bulgaria.  Results include the first drill test of the Sivri Tepe target, located approximately 400m to the west of the established Durusu Tepe zone.  The Sivri Tepe discovery highlights the potential to significantly expand the extent of, near-surface, high-grade mineralization at Obichnik.  Additional drill holes are planned as near-term follow-up.

Highlights include:

  • Multiple intercepts from near surface at the Durusu zone including seven significant intercepts reported from drill hole ODD-038 indicating the presence of a robust gold rich system; highlights include 13.7m grading 7.48 g/t gold (top-cut1), including 9.6m grading 10.53 g/t gold (top cut1) (Figure 1, Table 2).
  • Discovery of gold mineralization at the Sivri Tepe target, located approximately 400m west of the Durusu zone.  The first drill hole (ODD-045) intersected mineralization from near surface; 3.6m grading 3.72 g/t gold (Table 1).
  • In ODD-039, drilling intersected 24.5m from surface, grading 4.53 g/t gold (top-cut1), including 9.0m grading 7.35 g/t gold (top-cut1) (Figure 2, Table 2).

Velocity has an option to earn a 70% interest in the Obichnik property, located approximately 25km southeast of the central gold processing plant, which forms a key part of the Company’s ‘hub & spoke’ development model.  Velocity aims to complete an initial NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate during 2020.

“Drilling at Obichnik continues to intersect high-grade, near-surface mineralization and this batch of results continues that trend with multiple high-grade intersections,” stated Keith Henderson, Velocity’s President and CEO. “It is especially encouraging that we have stepped-out approximately 400m to the west and have been able to discover new gold mineralization in excess of 3 g/t close to surface.  We look forward to testing additional anomalies in this area.”

Figure 1: Cross section at Durusu showing uncut results for drill holes ODD-035 and -038.

Figure 2: Cross section at Durusu showing uncut results for drill holes ODD-036, ODD-039, -040, and -043.

Drill hole IDFrom (m)To (m)Interval (m)Gold (g/t) Un-cutGold (g/t) 20g/t Top-cut
ODD-0455.89.43.63.72
ODD-04522.024.92.90.51

Table 1: New Sivri Tepe Target Drill Results at Obichnik Project
The drill intersections disclosed here have not yet been included in a resource model and true thickness of mineralization has not yet been determined.  Drill holes are designed to intersect mineralization perpendicular or close to perpendicular. Drill intersections in this news release are calculated using a top-cut of 20g/t gold, a 0.2g/t gold trigger, a minimum 0.5g/t gold composite, and a maximum of 3 metres consecutive waste.

Drill hole IDFrom (m)To (m)Interval (m)Gold (g/t) Un-cutGold (g/t) 20g/t Top-cut
ODD-03053.155.52.41.62
ODD-031No significant intercepts
ODD-03254.957.22.30.81
ODD-033Results pending
ODD-034No significant intercepts
ODD-03553.3111.458.11.44
including61.870.38.52.88
including92.497.65.23.41
ODD-0361.55.33.80.60
ODD-03611.525.313.80.50
ODD-03642.845.72.91.21
ODD-036114.6119.65.00.56
ODD-037Results pending
ODD-03812.051.939.92.07
including16.131.415.34.81
ODD-03871.682.611.00.57
ODD-03891.6105.313.79.477.48
including95.7105.39.614.0010.53
ODD-038109.3113.34.00.93
ODD-038125.3129.34.00.63
ODD-038144.1148.24.11.30
ODD-038166.5170.54.00.61
ODD-0390.825.324.55.194.53
including3.312.39.09.137.35
including16.322.36.06.52
ODD-03938.157.219.11.12
ODD-039121.2135.714.50.95
ODD-040118.0120.02.00.74
ODD-040126.0130.04.00.56
ODD-040146.4169.122.70.87
ODD-040173.0179.86.81.04
ODD-040193.3197.34.00.83
ODD-04148.550.72.20.93
ODD-04188.894.86.00.84
ODD-041112.8119.76.91.52
ODD-04268.280.212.04.332.66
including76.280.24.031.837.45
ODD-04298.0118.820.81.91
ODD-043152.8177.324.50.66
ODD-043193.2196.23.01.36
ODD-044No significant intercepts

Table 1: Durusu Target Drill Results at Obichnik Project
The drill intersections disclosed here have not yet been included in a resource model and true thickness of mineralization has not yet been determined.  Drill holes are designed to intersect mineralization perpendicular or close to perpendicular. Drill intersections in this news release are calculated using a top-cut of 20g/t gold, a 0.2g/t gold trigger, a minimum 0.5g/t gold composite, and a maximum of 3 metres consecutive waste.

Note 1.  Top cutting is applied when samples return analysis in excess of 20 g/t gold; in drill hole ODD038, 2 samples were top cut from grades of 22.7 g/t gold and 45.0 g/t gold.  In drill hole ODD-039, 2 samples were top cut from grades of 22.0 g/t gold and 34.0 g/t gold.  In drill hole ODD-42, 1 sample was top cut from a grade of 117.5 g/t gold.

Figure 3: Western portion of the Obichnik Project, highlighting exploration at the Durusu and Sivri Tepe targets.

Quality Assurance / Quality Control

Velocity have not assessed the Quality Assurance / Quality Control (QAQC) of historical results and as such historical results are not consistent with the standards of disclosure defined by NI 43-101 and may not necessarily be consistent with CIM best practice with respect to reporting.

The work program at Obichnik was designed and is supervised by Stuart A. Mills, CGeol, the Company’s Vice-President Exploration, who is responsible for all aspects of the work, including the quality control/quality assurance program.  On-site personnel at the project rigorously collect and track samples which are then security sealed and shipped to ALS Global laboratory in Romania.  Samples used for the results described herein are prepared and analyzed by fire assay using a 30-gram charge in compliance with industry standards at ALS’ Romanian laboratory. A sample split of the milled material is shipped to ALS’ Irish laboratory for multi-element analysis using an inductively coupled Mass Spectrometer.  Field duplicate samples, blanks and independent controlled reference material (standards) are added to every batch.  Drill intersections in this news release are calculated using a 0.2 g/t gold trigger, a minimum 0.5 g/t gold composite, and a maximum of 3 metres consecutive waste.

Qualified Person

The technical content of this release has been approved for disclosure by Stuart A. Mills, BSc, MSc, CGeol, a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101 and the Company’s Vice President Exploration.  Mr. Mills is not independent of the Company.

About Velocity Minerals Ltd.

Velocity is a gold exploration and development company focused on southeastern Bulgaria.  Velocity’s strategy is to develop a low cost centralized ‘Hub & Spoke’ operation whereby multiple projects within this emerging gold district produce gold concentrates for trucking to a central processing plant for production of doré.  The Company envisions staged open pit mining of satellite deposits and processing in a currently operating carbon-in-leach (CIL) plant.  Velocity has a 70% joint venture interest in the Tintyava prospecting licence, which includes the Rozino gold project, and has entered into option agreements to earn a 70% interest in the Obichnik, Makedontsi and Sedefche gold projects, with Gorubso, an established and respected mining company in Bulgaria. Velocity’s management and board includes mining industry professionals with combined experience spanning Europe, Asia, and the Americas as employees of major mining companies as well as founders and senior executives of junior to mid-tier public companies.  The team’s experience includes all aspects of mineral exploration, resource definition, feasibility, finance, mine construction and mine operation as well as a track record in managing publicly listed companies.

About Bulgaria

Bulgaria is a member of NATO (2004) and a member of the European Union (2007).  The local currency (BGN) has been tied to the Euro since 1999 (1.956 BGN/EUR).  The country is served by modern European infrastructure including an extensive network of paved roads.  Bulgaria boasts an exceptionally low corporate tax rate of only 10%.  The country’s education system is excellent with good availability of experienced mining professionals in a favourable cost environment.  Foreign mining companies are successfully operating in Bulgaria.  The country’s mining law was established in 1999 and updated in 2011. Mining royalties are low and compare favourably with more established mining countries.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

“Keith Henderson”

President & CEO

For further information, please contact:

Keith Henderson
Phone: +1-604-484-1233
E-mail: info@velocityminerals.com
Web: www.velocityminerals.com

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