VANCOUVER, BC, Aug. 24, 2021 /CNW/ - Sable Resources Ltd. ("Sable" or the "Company") (TSXV: SAE) (OTCQB: SBLRF) is pleased to provide drilling and surface results from the Lagunitas vein system, the latest discovery within El Fierro Project in San Juan, Argentina. In early February, Sable started the first drill campaign ever conducted at the Project. Surface samples and drill holes included in previous press releases reported multiple high-grade Ag-Au (Pb-Zn) results within a vein field that extends for over an area of 8.6 x 6.2 km.
- Trenching and mapping of a few small outcrops define the new vein system for over 1,500m, remaining open in all directions. None of the high-grade veins released today were outcropping.
- Samples results from trenching returned high-grade values from at least three different veins within the Lagunitas vein system. Highlighted results from these veins include:
- 1,031 g/t AgEq (127 g/t Ag; 0.75% Cu; 12.35% Pb; 10.01% Zn) over 1.0
- 156.69 g/t AgEq (53.07 g/t Ag; 0.1% Cu; 1.28% Pb; 1.19% Zn) over 12.
- 1,101.74 g/t AgEq (289 g/t Ag; 2.67 g/t Au; 0.94% Cu; 8.26% Pb; 5.13% Zn) over 1.0m
- 689 g/t AgEq (605 g/t Ag; 0.13 g/t Au; 0.84% Pb; 1.08% Zn) over 1.4m
- 538.31 g/t AgEq (11.5 g/t Ag; 0.1% Cu; 0.2% Pb; 12.15% Zn) over 0.25m
- Drill hole LV-DH-21-19 was collared targeting a subcropping quartz vein in a highly covered zone. The hole intercepted 356.30 g/t AgEq (237.54 g/t Ag; 2.21% Pb; 1.11% Zn) over 2.40m within a wide fault zone that includes multiple veins, veinlets, and fault breccias returning 87.31 g/t AgEq (35.27 g/t Ag; 0.71% Pb; 0.68% Zn) over 40.6m.
"The definition of the 1,500+m along strike extension of a new vein system largely covered by thin Quaternary gravels is proof of the discovery potential at the El Fierro Vein Field," stated Dr. Ruben Padilla, Sable's President and CEO, who added, "The combination of high-grade veins within wider lower-grade intervals, the 400m higher elevation of Lagunitas to La Verde as well as the mineralogy and textures suggest that we're still above the bonanza zone of the system. These well developed and subparallel vein systems of La Verde and Lagunitas will be an integral part of our next exploration campaign."
Lagunitas is located 2 km north of La Verde zone (Figure 1). Mineralization at Lagunitas is hosted within a Miocene rhyolite dome and is characterized by silica-clay alteration, quartz-barite veins with pyrite, chalcopyrite, galena, and sphalerite. Most of the structures were entirely concealed beneath 1 or 2 metres of Quaternary gravels and did not have any mining workings associated. The Lagunitas system as known today extends for over 1.5 km in an east-northeast direction and remains open in all directions. Drill holes LV-DH-21-19 and LV-DH-21-20 were the only holes drilled in this structural zone, with Hole 19 returning a wide mineralized intercept and Hole 20 also returning several anomalous intercepts. Known individual veins within the Lagunitas vein system include the Lavanda, Caramelo, Violeta, and the Canela veins (Figures 3 and 4).
A full list of drill intercepts from Lagunitas' drillholes is presented below:
Drill holes are planned perpendicular to known structures and in some cases, the drill holes intercept additional structures for which true width is not necessarily known. Trenches are excavated to a depth of up to 5m, until reaching the bedrock, then systematically mapped and sampled in channels of maximum 2m; most of the trenches are excavated perpendicular to the structures representing true width. In a few cases, trenches are slightly oblique to the structures representing around 60% true width. Channel samples on outcrops and adits are taken perpendicular to structures and represent true width. Results tables associated with this press release will be available on Sable's website (www.sableresources.com). Silver equivalent (AgEq) is calculated based on 100% recovery and prices of USD 18.0 per oz for silver; USD 1,500 per oz for gold; USD 0.85 per pound for lead; USD 1.10 per pound for zinc; and USD 3.0 per pound for copper. Cu, Pb, Zn values lower than 0.1%, and Au values lower than 0.1 g/t have not been considered within the AgEq calculation.
ABOUT EL FIERRO PROJECT
The El Fierro Project is located 250 km northwest of San Juan, Argentina and 120 km north of Sable's Don Julio Project in one of the best-known historical mining districts in the San Juan province. The El Fierro Project consists of four main known mineralized areas - Fierro Alto, Fierro Bajo, La Verde, and Lagunitas over an area of 8.6 km x 6.2 km. Three of the four areas host a number of old artisanal mining workings where silver, lead and zinc were intermittently mined since the late 1800's until the 1960s. Prior to Sable's 2021 drill program, the Property had never been drilled before. Sable currently controls 46,391 hectares covering all the historically mineralized areas and additional highly prospective ground over a large magnetic anomaly.
ABOUT SABLE RESOURCES LTD.
Sable is a well-funded junior grassroots explorer focused on the discovery of new precious metal projects through systematic exploration in endowed terranes located in favorable, established mining jurisdictions. Sable's main focus is developing its large portfolio of new greenfields projects to resource level. Sable is actively exploring the San Juan Regional Program (128,992 ha) incorporating the Don Julio, El Fierro, La Poncha, and los Pumas Projects in San Juan Province, Argentina; and the Mexico Regional Program (1.16Mha in application, 39,000ha titled) incorporating the Vinata and El Escarpe projects.
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SAMPLE PREPARATION AND QA/QC
Sample preparation for projects in Argentina is carried out by ALS Chemex Argentina, a subsidiary of ALS Minerals, at its facility located in Mendoza, Argentina. Analyses are carried out at their laboratory in Lima, Peru. Sample preparation includes drying in an oven at a maximum temperature of 60°C, fine crushing of the sample to at least 70% passing less than 2 mm, sample splitting using a riffle splitter, and pulverizing a 250 g split to at least 85% passing 75 microns (code PREP-31).
Gold was analyzed by fire assay of a 30 g sample split with detection by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometer (ICP-AES); multi-elements were analyzed by an aqua regia digestion of a 1 gram sub-sample with detection by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometer (ICP-AES) for 35 elements (Ag, Al, As, B, Ba, Be, Bi, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Ga, Hg, K, La, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, P, Pb, S, Sb, Sc, Sr, Th, Ti, Tl, U, V, W, Zn) (codes Au-ICP21 and ME-ICP41). This digestion method dissolves most minerals but not all elements are quantitatively extracted in some sample matrices. Over limit Ag, Cu, Pb, Zn OG46 analyses are conducted when samples exceed the upper detection limits; this method includes Aqua Regia digestion and ICP-AES finish. For Pb>20%, and Zn>30%, tritration method is applied (Pb-VOL70, Zn-VOL50). Method Ag-GRA22 which includes Fire Assay with gravimetric finish is applied when Ag exceeds 1500 g/t. Control samples (standards, blanks, and duplicates) are inserted systematically and their results evaluated according to the Company protocols.
Luis Arteaga M.Sc. P.Geo., Vice President Exploration is the Company's Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. He has reviewed and approved the technical information in this news release.
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