Macarthur’s Joint Venture Partner Fe Limited Releases Initial Assay Results on the Hillside Project
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Macarthur Minerals Limited (TSX-V: MMS, OTCQB: MMSDF) (the “Company” or “Macarthur”) is pleased to announce that its Joint Venture Partner Fe Limited (“FEL”), has released assay results from a recent field trip to the Hillside Gold and Copper Project in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia.
Macarthur Lithium Pty Ltd (“MLi”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Macarthur entered into an exclusive option agreement (“Option Agreement”) with FEL as announced on May 14, 2019.
Samples collected by FEL’s geological team during a recent site visit to the Hillside tenements were submitted to the laboratory for analysis in early August. Three of the assays received so far have returned strongly anomalous grades for base metals and gold from different locations. Sample locations and results are shown in Tables 1 and 2.
The base metals results from the gossan outcrop shows similar copper grades to a historical rock chip from a gossan outcrop directly south along strike approximately 6 kilometres away. Both outcrops lie within a strong magnetic anomaly identified in the SkyTEM electromagnetic survey conducted by MLi in 2018 (Figure 1).
This gossan will be a high priority drilling target in coming months.
Cameron McCall, Executive Chairman of Macarthur Minerals commented;
“The Hillside Gold and Copper Project has been a priority area for exploration, and I am pleased Fe Limited has achieved some encouraging early exploration results. Macarthur will watch with keen interest as the exploration and drilling campaign to be undertaken by Fe Limited progresses.”
Table 1 – Sample Locations
|HILLSIDE SAMPLE LOCATIONS|
|HS001||21°49'55.83"S||119°39'10.06"E||Quartz vein rock chip in situ||Au, Cu (other base metals?)|
|HS002||21°49'55.83"S||119°39'10.06"E||Qtz vein within weathered schist||Au, Cu (other base metals?)|
|HS003||21°49'16.33"S||119°40'48.36"E||Qtz scree from stream bed||Au, Cu (other base metals?)|
|HS004||21°48'7.82"S||119°39'43.91"E||Stream bed float||Au, base metals|
|HS005||21°48'11.27"S||119°39'51.32"E||stream bed rock chip float||Au, base metals|
|HS006||21°47'30.15"S||119°39'45.89"E||Qtz samples||Au, Cu|
|HS007||21°47'29.89"S||119°39'50.00"E||Oxidised Qtz reef||Au, base metals|
|HS008||21°45'4.92"S||119°39'52.07"E||Gossan with malachite||Au, base metals|
|HS009||21°41'5.57"S||119°39'25.53"E||Qtz reef||Au, multi|
|HS010||21°44'3.30"S||119°40'41.79"E||Qtz reef||Au, multi|
|HS011||21°44'3.50"S||119°40'44.86"E||Quartz reef||Au, multi|
Table 2 – Assay results
|Rock Chip Assay Results|
About Fe Limited
FE Limited (ASX: FEL) is a listed mineral exploration Company that holds or has rights or interests in various projects and tenements prospective for battery metals, copper, iron ore, gold and base metals located in Australia. The Company is focused on the exploration of battery metal projects. In March 2019, FEL entered into an agreement to acquire the Pippingarra Lithium Project and the Marble Bar Lithium Project (Project) from Mercury Resources Group Pty Ltd. These areas complement the tenement portfolio of Macarthur Minerals, establishing an 1800 square kilometre exploration footprint in the important Lithium and Gold region of Western Australia.
On May 14, 2019 Macarthur announced it had entered into an exclusive option agreement with FE Limited (ASX: FEL), for FEL to acquire an interest of up to 75% in the tenements held by Macarthur’s wholly owned subsidiary Macarthur Lithium Pty Ltd (“MLi”)
Macarthur also announces that it has terminated its investors relations agreement with Investor Cubed Inc. Macarthur thanks Investor Cubed for its services as the Company’s investor relations firm.
ABOUT MACARTHUR MINERALS LIMITED (TSX-V: MMS, OTCQB: MMSDF)
Macarthur is an iron ore development, gold and lithium exploration company that is focused on bringing to production its Western Australia iron ore projects. The Lake Giles Iron Ore Project includes the 80 million tonne Ularring hematite resource (approved for development) and the 710 million tonne Moonshine magnetite resource. Macarthur has prominent (~1,281 square kilometer tenement area) gold, lithium and nickel exploration interests in Pilbara region of Western Australia. In addition, Macarthur has lithium brine Claims in the emerging Railroad Valley region in Nevada, USA.
Mr Ian S Cooper, B.Sc., A.R.S.M., F.G.S. FAusIMM, a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (membership number 107348), is a consultant of Macarthur and is a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101. Mr Cooper has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
MACARTHUR MINERALS LIMITED
Cameron McCall, Executive Chairman
Joe Phillips, CEO and Director
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