SOKOMAN IRON COMMENCES PHASE II DRILLING ON CLARKS BROOK GOLD PROPERTY, CENTRAL NEWFOUNDLAND
Puslinch, Ontario – (FSCwire – February 7, 2018) – Sokoman Iron Corp (Sokoman) (TSX-V: SIC) today announced that it has commenced Phase II drilling on the Clarks Brook Gold Property, located in central Newfoundland. The road accessible Clarks Brook prospect was staked by Metals Creek Resources Corporation (MEK) in late 2016 and subsequently optioned by Sokoman in late 2017 (see News Release August 23, 2017).
The Clarks Brook prospect consists of a number of large (up to 1-2 m square) angular boulders from which previous operators had returned grab sample gold values ranging from 2.98 to 24.5 g/t gold (Altius Minerals Corp. (ALS) in 2004), and from the property vendor Metals Creek Resources (MEK) in 2016, where thirteen (13) of the large angular blocks were grab sampled and yielded assays ranging from 0.24 g/t to 10.4 g/t gold. In addition, a single outcrop of bedrock mineralization of similar style to that of the boulders, returned a grab sample assay of 19.24 g/t gold.
Note: The historical assay results mentioned in this news release were grab samples which are selective by nature and are unlikely to represent average grades of the property.
Sokoman’s four hole, 515 m Phase I program, with hole depths ranging from 105 to 143 m (-40 to -52 degree dips), was the first drilling to be completed on the property and all four holes intersected a variably mineralized structural zone carrying widespread and locally significant gold grades. Based on the four holes completed, the mineralization remains open along strike and to depth.
Selected Phase I highlights include (true thicknesses are believed to be 70% – 80% of reported widths):
CB-17-1 1.65 g/t Au over 2.40 m (from 100.84 – 103.25 m)
CB-17-2 3.37 g/t Au over3.00 m (from 127.75 – 130.75 m)
incl. 4.63 g/t Au over1.65 m (from 127.75 – 129.40 m)
incl. 26.9 g/t Au over0.25 m (from 127.75 – 128.00 m)
CB-17-4 2.34 g/t Au over 1.55 m (from 117.00 – 118.55 m)
The Phase II program will test the mineralization along strike to the northeast, as well as a coincidental magnetic and IP chargeability anomaly 100 m east of the area drilled in Phase I, and similar in strength to the anomaly tested by Phase I (see attached map).
Timothy Froude, P. Geo., Interim CEO states; “Phase I verified the existence of locally significant in situ gold mineralization at Clarks Brook, the first holes to be completed on the property. The geophysical signature of the known mineralization appears to extend for several hundred metres to the edge of the surveyed area, and quite possibly beyond, and we have only tested 100 metres of the structure to date.”
This news release has been reviewed and approved by Timothy Froude, P. Geo., a “Qualified Person” under National Instrument 43-101 and Interim CEO for Sokoman Iron Corp.
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