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Moneta intercepts 7.90 m @ 8.09 g/t gold including 0.95 m @ 34.40 g/t gold at Windjammer South and 54.00 m @ 1.04 g/t gold including 2.00 m @ 6.23 g/t gold at South West

TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2018 /CNW/ - Moneta Porcupine Mines Inc. (TSX:ME) (OTC:MPUCF) (XETRA:MOP) ("Moneta" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the results from three drill holes completed on the South West ("South West") and Windjammer South Deposits ("Windjammer South") as part of the recently completed summer 2018 drill program, which will be incorporated into the 43-101 resource estimate update anticipated later this year. South West and Windjammer South are located within the Company's Golden Highway Project located 110 km east of Timmins, Ontario (see Figure 1).

Highlights:

Drilling results have confirmed the setting of gold mineralization at Windjammer South with the discovery of a new mineralized shoot at SW-8 and 4 new vein structures.  At South West the drilling intersected the targeted SW-6 and new SW-7 mineralized stockwork shoots.  

Mineralized Shoots

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SW-6

Drill hole MGH18-106 intersected the SW-6 mineralized shoot returning 54.00 metres ("m") @ 1.04 grams per tonne gold ("g/t Au") including 2.00 m @ 6.23 g/t Au at South West

 

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SW-7

At South West drill hole MGH18-107 intersected the new SW-7 shoot returning 22.50 m @ 1.52 g/t Au

 

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SW-8

 

Drill hole MGH18-108 intersected the new SW-8 mineralized shoot at Windjammer South returning 44.30 m @ 1.55 g/t Au including 3.85 m @ 4.81 g/t Au

Vein Structures

 

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WJS vein #2

Drill hole MGH18-108 intersected the new WJS vein #2 at Windjammer South returning 7.90 m @ 8.09 g/t Au including 0.95 m @ 34.40 g/t Au

 

WJS vein #2 splay

Drill hole MGH18-108 intersected the new WJS vein #2 vein splay at Windjammer South returning 4.70 m @ 4.39 g/t Au including 1.10 m @ 11.10 g/t Au

 

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WJS vein #3

Drill hole MGH18-108 intersected the new WJS vein #4 at Windjammer South returning 4.25 m @ 5.70 g/t Au including 2.45 m @ 8.40 g/t Au including 0.65 m @ 23.10 g/t Au

Gary O'Connor, CEO & Chief Geologist commented, "We are encouraged that the latest drill results confirmed the setting of high gold mineralization at Windjammer South is similar to that at the South West, Gap and "55" deposit areas. The new drilling at Windjammer South and South West was part of the 2018 summer drill program and has confirmed the new SW-8 stockwork zone and 4 new vein structures at Windjammer South. The positive results at Windjammer South will enable the stock-work zones and mineralized vein structures at Windjammer South to be included in the pending resource update. The new drill holes also confirmed the SW-6 and the new SW-7 mineralized shoots at South West. The latest holes at South West were drilled to enable the SW-6 and SW-7 mineralized stock-work zones and associated vein structures to be included in the resource estimate update scheduled for later this year."    

The latest assay results are from three (3) drill holes totalling 1,238.60 m from a total of 3,550.70 m drilled in eight (8) drill holes this past summer. The new results form part of the drill program undertaken by the company at South West and Windjammer South during the summer of 2018. The drill program was conducted to define the new mineralized stock-work zones ("shoots") identified during the 2017/2018 drill program in preparation for the new resource update.

South West and Windjammer South Deposits

The summer 2018 drill program was designed to define the SW-6 and the new SW-7 mineralized shoots at South West and the new SW-8 and four (4) new vein structures at Windjammer South identified during the 2017/2018 drill program in preparation for the pending resource estimate update. The drill programs have now been successful in confirming the existence of eleven (11) mineralized shoots and twenty-one (21) vein structures on the project. Additional veins and stock-work zones have been intersected and are also currently being modelled.

The mineralized shoots occur within Timiskaming age clastic sediments located along the sheared contact with a Banded Iron Formation ("BIF") unit to the north. The shoots occur up to 50 m long, 25 m wide and plunge ~65° to ~75° to the south-west and have been confirmed to depths of 1,200 m.

The associated vein structures trend NW and dip steeply to the SW at ~70° and occur south of the BIF also within the clastic sediments. The first six modelled veins have an average width of approximately 2.90 m and are spaced 25 m to 30 m apart. The vein structures can now be traced for up to 400 m in strike length and have been historically drilled to vertical depths of up to 1,200 m.

The mineralized veins and stock-work veining within the shoots occur as quartz-pyrite veins within an ankerite-sericite-silica-pyrite alteration halo. The eleven (11) mineralized shoots and twenty-one (21) vein corridors have now been successfully traced along a width of over 2,200 m between South West and Windjammer South.

South West and Windjammer South Drill Results

Drill hole MGH18-106 confirmed the new SW-7 mineralized stock work zone at South West located to the immediate east of SW-6 returning 54.00 m @ 1.04 g/t Au including 2.00 m @ 6.23 g/t Au including 1.00 m @ 9.43 g/t Au. The hole also intersected the up-dip extensions of the Yew vein assaying 2.00 m @ 3.90 g/t Au at a down hole depth of 128.00 m.

Table 1: South West and Windjammer South: Selective Significant Drill Results

Target

Hole

From

To

Length

Au

Vein

Name

#

(m)

(m)

(m)

(g/t)

Name

South West

MGH18-106

128.00

130.00

2.00

3.90

Yew

 

includes

128.00

129.00

1.00

5.42

Yew

South West

MGH18-106

272.00

326.00

54.00

1.04*

SW-7

 

includes

301.00

305.00

4.00

3.59

SW-7

 

includes

301.00

303.00

2.00

6.23

SW-7

 

Includes

301.00

302.00

1.00

9.43

SW-7

 

and

308.00

326.00

18.00

1.45*

SW-7

 

includes

315.00

321.00

6.00

1.99

SW-7

 

and

324.00

325.00

1.00

2.19

SW-7

South West

MGH18-107

134.00

146.00

12.00

1.05*

SW-6

 

includes

141.13

142.25

1.12

2.62

SW-6

South West

MGH18-107

174.00

196.50

22.50

1.52*

SW-6

 

includes

174.00

175.00

1.00

2.03

SW-6

 

and

180.00

181.00

1.00

3.40

SW-6

 

and

184.00

185.00

1.00

2.97

SW-6

South West

MGH18-107

230.40

232.40

2.00

2.29

SW-7

WJS

MGH18-108

113.20

118.30

5.10

2.08

WJS vein #1

 

includes

113.20

113.75

0.55

12.65

WJS vein #1

WJS

MGH18-108

213.00

220.90

7.90

8.09

WJS vein #2

 

includes

218.50

220.90

2.40

15.93

WJS vein #2

 

includes

219.95

220.90

0.95

34.40

WJS vein #2

WJS

MGH18-108

267.00

273.35

6.35

3.94

WJS #2 splay

 

includes

268.00

272.70

4.70

4.39

WJS #2 splay

 

includes

268.00

269.10

1.10

11.10

WJS #2 splay

 

and

270.70

273.35

2.00

3.26

WJS #2 splay

WJS

MGH18-108

425.00

435.30

10.30

2.69

WJS vein #3

 

includes

429.00

434.80

4.25

5.70

WJS vein #3

 

includes

430.55

433.00

2.45

8.40

WJS vein #3

 

includes

430.55

431.20

0.65

23.10

WJS vein #3

WJS

MGH18-108

449.00

456.00

8.00

1.12*

WJS vein #4

 

includes

449.00

449.50

0.50

3.71

WJS vein #4

 

and

453.00

454.00

1.00

2.17

WJS vein #4

WJS

MGH18-108

462.70

507.00

44.30

1.55*

SW-8

 

includes

478.50

494.75

16.25

1.91

SW-8

 

includes

478.50

483.35

4.85

2.32

SW-8

 

includes

483.00

483.35

0.35

5.34

SW-8

 

and

502.60

506.45

3.85

4.81

SW-8

 

includes

502.60

504.50

1.90

5.93

SW-8

Intercepts are calculated using a 2.0 g/t Au cut-off unless noted (*), a maximum of 2m internal dilution and no top cap applied. All intercepts are reported as drill widths and estimated to be 65% to 100% of true width.

Diamond drill hole MGH18-107 was drilled to confirm the up-plunge extensions of the SW-6 mineralized shoot and intercepted 22.50 m @ 1.52 g/t Au at a down hole depth of 174.00 m. The drill hole confirmed new extensions of the SW-7 mineralized stock-work zone located to the immediate east of SW-6 assaying 2.00 m @ 2.29 g/t Au.  

Drill hole MGH18-108 was drilled to confirm mineralized veins and stock-work zones intersected in previous drill campaigns at Windjammer South. This hole intersected four (4) vein structures and one (1) stockwork zone;

  • SW-8 mineralized shoot: 44.30 m @ 1.55 g/t Au, including 4.85 m @ 2.32 g/t Au and 3.85 m @ 4.81 g/t Au
  • WJS vein #1: 5.10 m @ 2.08 g/t Au, including 0.55 m @ 12.65 g/t Au
  • WJS vein #2: 7.90 m @ 8.09 g/t Au, including 2.40 m @ 15.93 g/t Au, including 0.95 m @ 34.40 g/t Au
  • WJS vein #2 splay: 4.70 m @ 4.39 g/t Au including 1.10 m @ 11.10 g/t Au
  • WJS vein #3: 10.30 m @ 2.69 g/t Au, including 4.25 m @ 5.70 g/t Au, including 0.65 m @ 23.10 g/t Au
  • WJS vein #4: 8.00 m @ 1.12 g/t Au including 0.50 m @ 3.71 g/t Au

Drilling at Windjammer South will enable the newly interpreted mineralized zones to be included in the pending resource update. 

Figure 1: South West and Windjammer South Location Map – Golden Highway Project

Figure 2: South West and Windjammer South: Geology and Drill Location Map

Figure 3: South West and Windjammer South: Schematic Cross Section

Table 2: Drill Hole Details

Hole

Easting

Northing

Elevation

Azimuth

Inclination

Depth

(#)

(mE)

(mN)

(masl)

(°)

(°)

(m)

MGH18-106

571663

5370203

327

268

-55

351.0

MGH18-107

571812

5370127

327

8

-55

239.6

MGH18-108

572368

5370243

331

281

-60

648.0

QA/QC Procedures
All core drilling conducted by Moneta is oriented. Half sawn drill core is sent to ALS Canada Inc. for drying and crushing to -2 mm, with a 1.00 kg split pulverized to -75 µm (200#). A 50 g charge is Fire Assayed and analyzed using a AAS finish for Gold. Samples above 10.00 g/t Au are analyzed by Fire Assay with a gravimetric finish and selected samples with visible gold or high-grade mineralization are assayed by Metallic Screen Fire Assay on a 1.00 kg sample. Moneta inserts independent certified reference material and blanks with the samples, and assays routine pulp repeats and coarse reject sample duplicates with the samples, as well as completing third-party check assays at Activation Laboratories Ltd. Gary O'Connor, FAusIMM is a qualified person under NI 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the contents of this press release.  

About Moneta
The Company holds a 100% interest in 5 core gold projects strategically located along the Destor-Porcupine Fault Zone in the Timmins Gold Camp with over 85 million ounces of past gold production. The projects consist of the Golden Highway, North Tisdale, Nighthawk Lake, Kayorum and Denton projects. The Golden Highway Project covers 12 kilometres of prospective ultramafic/mafic volcanic/sedimentary rocks along the DPFZ hosting a NI 43-101 indicated resource estimate of 1,091,000 ounces (31.1 Mt at 1.09 g/t Au) and 3,204,000 ounces inferred (83.3 Mt at 1.20 g/t Au), clustered within four kilometres.

The Company's public documents may be accessed at www.sedar.com. For further information on the Company, please visit our website at www.monetaporcupine.com or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This news release includes certain forward-looking information and forward-looking statements, collectively "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements are frequently identified by such words as "may", "will", "plan", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "intend" and similar words referring to future events and results. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to information with respect to the future performance of the business, its operations and financial performance and condition such as the Company's drilling program and the timing and results thereof; and the ability of the Company to finance and carry out its anticipated goals and objectives.

Forward-looking statements are based on the current opinions and expectations of management. All forward-looking information is inherently uncertain and subject to a variety of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, including the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development, fluctuating commodity prices, competitive risks and the availability of financing, as described in more detail in our recent securities filings available at www.sedar.com. Actual events or results may differ materially from those projected in the forward looking-statements and we caution against placing undue reliance thereon. We assume no obligation to revise or update these forward-looking statements.

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