Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - November 9, 2022) - McFarlane Lake Mining Limited (NEO: MLM) (OTCQB: MLMLF) ("McFarlane Lake" or "McFarlane" or "the Company"), a Canadian gold exploration and development company, today announced that it has commenced an exploration program involving ground geophysics and diamond drilling at the Company's High Lake property in Ontario, three kilometres from the Trans Canada Highway near the Ontario-Manitoba border (see Figure 1).
The High Lake property, like McFarlane's West Hawk Lake property, has historical gold resources listed in Table 1 below, these resources are non-compliant under National Instrument 43-101. Use the following link for the disclosure statement, which is located on the Company's website: mcfarlanelakemining.com/historic-resource-disclosure.
Table 1 - Historical Resources
|High Lake Historical Resources|
|Zone||Tonnes||Grade (g/t)||Troy oz.||Estimated By||Date of Estimate|
|Electrum P||9,000||9.94||2,876||Calnor Resource||1987|
|Electrum R||23,000||15.77||11,661||Calnor Resource||1987|
|Electrum W||11,000||5.49||1,942||Calnor Resource||1987|
"The Exploration Program will commence this week and consist of ground geophysical data collection and its interpretation, accompanied by an 8,000 to 10,000-metre program of diamond drilling," said Bob Kusins, VP of Geology of McFarlane Lake. "A key focus will be the Purdex Zone at the property, which has only been tested to a depth of 100 metres and has significant potential for adding compliant gold ounces. We expect the drilling campaign to be complete in the new year, with initial assay results being released in the coming weeks."
Figure 2 shows some of the historical intercepts on the High Lake Property, they stretch across the span of the claims, which cover over 584.3 hectares or 1,444.2 acres. Over the last few months, McFarlane has added claims to its complement at High Lake. Of high interest are the claims added immediately to the Northeast of the Purdex Zone, with geology indicating the potential for the mineralization to dip towards the newly added claims.
Figure 1 - McFarlane Lake Mining property location - High Lake and West Hawk Lake Properties
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Figure 2: The High Lake Property - Plan View - Historical sampling highlighted, see the following reports for referenced assays: 1. NI43-101 Report High Lake/Electrum Lake Property by Seymour Sears, December 10, 2009, 2. Consolidated Jalna Resources report, February 28, 1989, 3. Report by Barrier Reef Resources Ltd., January 5, 1984, 4. Calnor Resources Assessment Report, March 31, 1986.
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"High Lake is the most prospective property in our portfolio, with attractive mineralization identified during the previous exploration. In 2006, a 10-metre panel sample from a surface trench in the Purdex Zone was found to have averaged 9.84 grams per tonne of gold," said Mark Trevisiol, Chief Executive Officer of McFarlane Lake. "The exploration indicated that the mineralization starts at surface, and is open at depth and along strike. Opportunities exist at other gold mineralized zones at High Lake, the D Zone has had soil samples up to 12.2 grams per tonne of gold. We're excited to be starting this program and look forward to defining an economic resource here."
A technical report prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") with respect to the West Hawk Lake and High Lake properties is available under the Company's profile on SEDAR at https://sedar.com and on the Company's website at https://mcfarlanelakemining.com.
The technical contents of this news release have been reviewed and approved by Mark Trevisiol, Chief Executive Officer of McFarlane Lake, and Robert Kusins, Vice President of Geology of McFarlane Lake. Mr. Trevisiol and Mr. Kusins are qualified people as defined by NI 43-101. However, Mr. Trevisiol and Mr. Kusins are not independent of the Company by virtue of their positions.
About McFarlane Lake Mining
McFarlane Lake is a Canadian gold exploration and development company with six gold properties with historic mineralization; two straddling the Ontario-Manitoba border, which is geologically similar to a number of significant gold deposits in Ontario and an additional two west of Sudbury in a region consistently on the top gold exploration opportunities as identified by the Ontario Geological Survey (reports of 2011 and 2018). The two remaining properties are located in the historic Timmins area along the prolific Porcupine Destor fault, home to dozens of mines over the last century and several currently producing mines. Three of the properties are past producers of gold, and all six properties are near infrastructure (roads, power), significant population bases and in a geopolitically stable environment.
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Additional information on McFarlane Lake can be found by reviewing its profile on SEDAR at https://sedar.com.
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