SKRR Exploration Inc. Closes Acquisition of Manson Bay Mineral Claims in Saskatchewan
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - January 27, 2021) - SKRR Exploration Inc. (TSXV: SKRR) (FSE: B04Q) ("SKRR" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has received TSX Venture Exchange approval of the previously announced non-arm's length transaction to acquire a 100% interest in Edge Geological Consulting Inc.'s ("Edge") Manson Bay Property consisting of four (4) mineral claims comprising a total of 64.537 hectares. The Manson Bay Property is located in the Trans Hudson Corridor in east-central Saskatchewan, approximately 40km northwest of the historic mining center of Flin Flon, on the Manitoba border. SKRR previously acquired the Manson Bay South Property from Eagle Plains Resources Ltd. ("EPL") which consists of nine (9) mineral claims comprising a total of approximately 4,228 hectares and is contiguous to the Manson Bay Property (Figure 1).
Sherman Dahl, CEO of SKRR states:
"With the acquisition of the Manson Bay claims and the previous option of the Manson Bay South property from Eagle Plains, SKRR now holds an exceptional, contiguous land position that hosts a historic drill outlined high-grade gold zone including an intersection of 10.03m @ 15.39 g/t Au, and numerous high grade gold and base metal showings along the prolific Schott's Lake anticline. SKRR is eager to put its exploration expertise to work to advance this top-ranked property, located only 40km to the northwest of the historically significant Flin Flon mining camp".
The Manson Bay and Manson Bay South Property Highlights (see Figure 1 below)
- The Manson Bay Property covers 64.537 ha and covers all of the known drill holes outlining the historic Manson Bay Gold Zone.
- Manson Bay Gold Zone (SMDI #2280): Preliminary drilling on the Manson Bay Gold Zone was conducted in 1985 by HudBay Minerals (3 holes) and followed up in 1987-88 by Mingold Resources with a 44-hole, 4,607m program. Mingold estimated a historic resource of 660,000 tons grading 0.1 oz / ton (3.4 g/t) Au* to a depth of 122m down-dip (66,000 ounces gold) with good potential for expansion of depth and strike extent. This historical estimate used a classification scheme other than those set out in National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101"). SKRR is not treating the historical estimate as a current mineral resource estimate.
Highlights from drilling include:
- Hole MBO-15 intersected 15.39 g/t Au over 10.03m (85.98m to 96.01m) including
- 23.13 g/t Au over 6.40m (86.56m - 92.96m), including
- 219.02 g/t Au over 0.61m (87.29m - 87.90m)
- Hole MBO-37 intersected 2.91 g/t Au over 12.44m (from 84.16m to 96.59m) including 16.11 g/t Au over 0.24m.
- The 4,228 ha Manson Bay South Property surrounds and is contiguous with the Manson Bay Property and contains significant historic mineral showings including:
- Nest Group Gold-Silver-Copper-Zinc showing (SMDI #0319) located ~3km south-east of the Manson Bay Gold Zone. Four zones of mineralization encountered; The Showing, and A, B and C Zones. Three trenches totaling 286.5m were completed on The Showing, with Trench 1 including a 6.7m interval returning 0.93 g/t Au, 37.6 g/t Ag, 1.38% Cu and 7.6% Zn.
- MAN Claim Copper-Gold showing (SMDI #0318) located ~2km south-east of the Manson Bay Gold Zone where surface mineralization in a 30.5m x 4.6m gossan zone returned 1.0% Cu over 0.6m.
- Cunningham Lake located 2km south of Manson Bay Gold Zone where Homestake Mineral Development Company obtained a grab sample (Sample ID #15854) on the west side of Cunningham Lake, which returned an assay value of 5,680 ppb Au.
*SKRR considers these estimates to be historical in nature and cautions that a Qualified Person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimates as current mineral resources or mineral reserves in accordance with NI 43-101. SKRR is not treating the historical estimate as a current mineral resource estimate. The location of drill holes completed to produce these estimates have not been confirmed. These estimates do not comply with current definitions prescribed by NI 43-101 or the Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM), and are disclosed only as indications of the presence of mineralization and are considered to be a guide for additional work. The historical models and data sets used to prepare these historical estimates are not available to management, nor are any more recent resource estimates or drill information on the Manson Bay Property.
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Manson Bay Gold Zone Details
The mineral occurrence located on the Manson Bay Property referred to as the Manson Bay Gold Zone is documented in the Saskatchewan Mineral Deposit Index ("SMDI") as occurrence #2280. Staking and exploration on the Manson Bay and Manson Bay South properties dates back to 1953. Kay Lake Mines Ltd. acquired the property in 1955 and conducted an electromagnetic survey in 1955, and in 1956 followed up with a diamond drill program to test the anomalies along the northeast shore of Manson Bay. Hudson Bay Exploration optioned the property in 1983 and completed 3 drill holes. Drill holes MBO-1 and 2 intersected the mineralization described by this showing. Discovery drill hole MBO-1 encountered an 0.8 ft intersection that returned 0.04 oz./ton Au, 4.38 oz./ton Ag, 5.81% Cu and 0.60% Zn. Between 1987 and 1988, Mingold Resources Limited completed a further 43 drill holes (MBO-4 to MBO-46) to outline a gold-copper rich zone of mineralization. Mingold estimated reserves for this ore shoot of 660,000 tons grading 0.10 oz/ton (3.4 g/t) Au* to a depth of 400 feet (down dip) at the end of this drill program.
Geologically, the area straddles the transition zone between the highly metamorphosed (upper amphibolite facies) Amisk Group interlayered volcanics and metasediments to the south and the Kisseynew gneiss belt derived wackes (garnetiferous quartz-feldspar-biotite-hornblende gneiss, quartz-feldspar- hornblende-garnet± biotite gneiss, biotite migmatite, and sericitic quartz- feldspar-biotite schist) to the north and to the east. Pegmatite and calc-silicate gneiss are found in almost all drill holes.
Structurally, the showing area occupies the core of the Schotts Lake anticline. The host rocks have a northeast strike and dip 20°to 30°SE. Lineations indicate a plunge of 21° to 40°NE.
The Manson Bay Gold Zone showing consists of a silicified horizon within a northeast-trending shear zone. Mineralization has been traced over a strike length of 2400 ft (731.5 m) within this silicified shear zone. The mineralized horizon is a quartz-rich gneiss that contains hornblende-feldspar-biotite and locally chlorite and tourmaline crystals. Minerals present include trace to 15% pyrite, trace to 20% pyrrhotite, up to 10% graphite, trace to 12% chalcopyrite, trace to 10% sphalerite, trace galena and associated gold mineralization.
Delineation drilling, at 100 to 200 ft (30.5 to 61.0 m) centers, has outlined an area approximately 300 ft by 500 ft (91.4 m by 152.4 m) where an average 12 ft 3.65 m) width grades between 0.092 and 0.679 oz./ton Au (11 intersections). Other zones of less significant Cu-Au mineralization have been located along strike.
The above results were summarized from the SMDI descriptions and assessment reports filed with the Saskatchewan government. SKRR cautions that historical results were collected and reported by past operators and have not been verified nor confirmed by a Qualified Person, but form a basis for ongoing work in the Manson Lake and Manson Lake South property area. Further work (including drilling) is required by SKRR in order to verify the historical work on the Manson Bay Property. Management cautions that past results or discoveries on proximate land are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be achieved on the subject properties.
Terms of the Acquisition
SKRR issued 750,000 common shares and paid $10,000 in cash to Edge in return for the acquisition of the Manson Bay Property which also includes a 2% net smelter return royalty in favour of Edge (subject to a buy down to 1% for Cdn$1,000,000).
The common shares issued pursuant to the acquisition of the Manson Bay Property are subject to a four month hold period from the closing date in accordance with applicable securities laws and the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.
The acquisition agreement with Edge is not an "Arm's Length Transaction" as such term is defined in the Exchange's Policy 1.1 and therefore constituted a "related party transaction" as such term is defined in Multilateral Instrument 61-101 - Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101"). Ross McElroy is a director of SKRR and is also a director of Edge.
In respect of the requirements of MI 61-101 and Exchange Policy 5.9, SKRR relied on the exemptions from the formal valuation and minority approval required under MI 61-101. SKRR was exempt from the formal valuation requirement of MI 61-101 in reliance of sections 5.5(b) as no securities of the Company are listed on the specified markets outlined therein. Additionally, the Company was exempt from minority shareholder approval of MI 61-101 in reliance of section 5.7(1)(a) (fair market value not more than 25% of the Company's market capitalization).
The scientific and technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Ross McElroy P.Geo, a director of the Company and a "Qualified Person" as defined in NI 43-101. Mr. McElroy verified the data disclosed (unless indicated otherwise) which includes a review of the analytical and test data underlying the information and opinions contained therein.
About SKRR Exploration Inc.:
SKRR is a Canadian-based precious metal explorer with properties in Saskatchewan - one of the world's highest ranked mining jurisdictions. The primary exploration focus is on the Trans-Hudson Corridor in Saskatchewan in search of world class precious metal deposits. The Trans-Hudson Orogen - although extremely well known in geological terms has been significantly under-explored in Saskatchewan. SKRR is committed to all stakeholders including shareholders, all its partners and the environment in which it operates.
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