Tectonic Launches Mapping and Prospecting Programs at Tibbs and Mt. Harper Projects
VANCOUVER, B.C., July 29, 2021 – Tectonic Metals Inc. (TECT: TSX-V; TETOF: OTCQB; T15B: FSE) (the "Company" or "Tectonic") today announced the completion of a comprehensive geological mapping and prospecting program at the Company’s Tibbs Gold Project (“Tibbs”), with a specific focus on Doyon Limited (“Doyon”) Native owned lands in the southern extent of the property. The Company is also pleased to announce that a second mapping and prospecting program has commenced at the Mt. Harper Polymetallic Project (“Mt. Harper”), located 25 kilometers (“km”) east of Tibbs and comprised of 49,800 acres of underexplored Doyon lands, the first comprehensive mapping and prospecting programs on either project in over 20 years. The objective of the programs is to obtain geological control on the various styles of mineralization observed on the respective properties to date and advance select targets to the drill-ready stage.
Areas of Focus
Tibbs (Jorts and Jeans Prospects) – Tectonic completed a detailed mapping and prospecting program over the entirety of the southern half of Tibbs, on land acquired last year. Work was focused on both the Jorts Prospect (“Jorts”) and Jeans Ridge Prospect (“Jeans”) located in the southwest corner of Tibbs where Tectonic’s mapping and prospecting work in 2020 identified sheeted quartz veins within granodiorite, which produced a rock grab sample from the Jorts prospect grading 27.9 g/t Au and containing visible gold. Similar mineralization was found 1.3 kilometres (“km”) to the northeast at the Jeans Ridge prospect, with grab samples found adjacent to a northeast-trending topographical lineament returning values from trace to 2.5 g/t Au.
Both Jorts and Jeans are located on the same northeastern trend that hosts Northern Star Resources’ (ASX: NST) Brink Prospect (“Brink”), which borders Tibbs and where drilling at Brink in 2013 returned a highlight intercept of 0.427g/t Au over 514.4m. The sheeted quartz vein mineralization at Tibbs received little to no historical work prior to Tectonic. Mapping work at the Jorts and Jeans targets focused on bringing the targets to drill-ready status by verifying and defining the known areas of mineralization and determining key structural controls.
For a detailed map of Jorts and Jeans please click here. In addition, pictures taken at Jorts in 2020 depicting visible gold and other mineralization may be found here.
Detailed maps, cross sections and historic drill data relating to Tibbs may be found on Tectonic’s website here. For further information regarding the Carrie Creek property (now amalgamated with Tibbs) please see Tectonic’s previous news release announcing the acquisition of the property here.
Mt. Harper – The Company is also pleased to announce that a second mapping and prospecting program commenced at Mt. Harper, located 25km east of Tibbs. Mt. Harper is comprised of 49,800 acres of underexplored land, which hosts at least three styles of mineralization: copper-tungsten-silver (“Cu”, “W”, “Ag”) skarn, stockwork gold-molybdenum (“Au”, “Mo”) quartz veining, and quartz vein breccia-hosted gold-silver-bismuth (“Bi”). While the property was historically explored for tungsten and possible base metal mineralization, limited sampling by Tectonic in 2020 identified previously unknown gold mineralization, including a sample of quartz vein breccia grading 1.26 g/t Au at the Section 21 prospect.
Mapping and prospecting will focus on defining the extent of alteration and the varied mineralization at Section 21, which consists of a large zone of quartz-sericite+/-pyrite alteration in granodiorite. Mineralization observed at the prospect includes stockwork quartz veins with molybdenite, massive grey-white quartz veins with centimetre (“cm”)-scale wolframite crystals, and newly identified quartz vein breccias with associated gold-silver-bismuth mineralization. A large, 8 x 6km donut-shaped magnetic anomaly underlies the prospect. Based on the observed geology, alteration, mineralization, and geophysical signature, Section 21 likely represents a porphyry-type system.
To learn more about Mt. Harper, please click here.
Eric Buitenhuis, VP Exploration, commented, “We acquired the southern Tibbs and Mt. Harper properties late in the 2020 field season and immediately began our initial reconnaissance work. That work identified some very interesting exploration targets such as the Jorts prospect, which returned grab samples up to 27.9 g/t Au with visible gold. This season, our mapping team has covered all high priority targets at Tibbs safely and efficiently, providing excellent geological context for known mineralization and identifying additional areas for follow up. We eagerly await the assay results from this first phase of prospecting.”
Additional mapping and prospecting have been completed in the northern portion of Tibbs to refine the geological and structural controls on mineralization found at high-priority exploration targets in the western half of Tectonic’s tenure such as the West Trench, Galosh, Johnson Saddle, Gray Lead West, and Beluga prospects.
A detailed map of these targets may be found on Tectonic’s website here.
Correction to News Release dated June 24, 2021
The Company wishes to supplement its earlier news release dated June 24, 2021 announcing its non-brokered private placement financing of 71,760,560 units of the Company (the “Units”) at a price of C$0.10 per Unit, for aggregate gross proceeds of C$7,176,056, closed June 23, 2021 (the “Offering”).
In connection with the Offering and in accordance with the policies of the TSXV, the Company will pay Mezzo Consulting S.A. (“Mezzo”) a cash finders’ fee of C$49,758 and issue to Mezzo 248,790 non-transferable common share purchase warrants (each, a “Finder’s Warrant”). Each Finder’s Warrant issued to Mezzo will have the same terms as those Finder’s Warrants previously announced, entitling the holder thereof to purchase one additional common share of the Company until June 23, 2023, at an exercise price of $0.17 per Finders’ Warrant.
Payment of the finder’s fee and issuance of Finder’s Warrants to Mezzo is subject to the final approval of the TSXV.
Qualified Person & QA/QC
Tectonic’s disclosure of a technical or scientific nature in this press release has been reviewed, verified and approved by Eric Buitenhuis, M.Sc., P.Geo., Tectonic’s Vice President Exploration, who serves as a Qualified Person under the definition of National Instrument 43-101.
On behalf of Tectonic Metals Inc.,
President and Chief Executive Officer
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