Serengeti Resources Reports Regional Exploration Results from 2018: Including 57% Cu and 670 g/t Ag from Arjay, British Columbia
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Serengeti Resources Inc. (SIR: TSX-V) ("Serengeti" or "the Company") is pleased to report results from field work completed on eight of the Company’s wholly-owned early-stage exploration properties staked earlier in 2018. Following release of the Geoscience BC Search III survey data in January 2018, Serengeti staked the properties based on magnetic and radiometric data as well as a detailed compilation of government-available geological and geochemical information. See the news release dated March 1st, 2018 for details on Serengeti’s Search III projects.
“Results of 2018 field work are encouraging and show a good return for these early-stage, low-cost acquisitions. Three of the eight properties staked earlier this year definitely warrant further work which we plan to carry out in 2019”, stated Serengeti President & CEO, David W. Moore.
Arjay Porphyry Cu-Au
The Arjay property is located approximately 45 kilometres south-southeast of Centerra Gold’s Kemess project within the Omineca region of north-central British Columbia. The property occurs within a wedge of basaltic rocks of the Upper Triassic Takla Group intruded by Early Jurassic quartz-diorite plutons. Reconnaissance mapping and sampling yielded encouraging results, including three samples with locally highly elevated copper and silver from a quartz – copper-sulphide-oxide vein stockwork zone hosted within hematized mafic agglomerates of the upper Takla Group, likely representing the Takla – Hazelton unconformity zone. A disrupted highly magnetic zone occurs at Arjay which may represent hydrothermal alteration of magnetite-bearing volcanic host rocks, possibly associated with the observed mineralization.
Table 1: 2018 Arjay Rock Grab Sample Highlights
|SampleID||Cu (%)||Ag (g/t)||
Quartz – copper sulphide-oxide stockwork
zone over 250 metre strike length, one
metre in width within red hematite boulder
* Grades reported in selected samples from surface outcrop do not necessarily represent grades that may eventually be obtained from within an overall mineralized body.
East Niv Porphyry Cu-Au
The East Niv property lies along the boundary between the Upper Triassic Takla and Early Jurassic Hazelton Groups approximately 15 kilometres northwest of the Sustut Copper developed prospect and surrounding claims now owned by Freeport-McMoRan Inc. Geological mapping and sampling at East Niv in 2018 discovered a quartz-sericite-pyrite (“QSP”) alteration zone within a feldspar porphyry intrusive hosted by mafic flows of the Takla Group. The QSP zone covers an area approximately 1000 metres east – west and 1,200 metres north – south, which was subsequently staked by Serengeti following the field program. Stream sediment values from creeks draining the QSP zone yielded up to 953 ppm copper. A prior limited Induced-Polarization survey completed over the East Niv property in 2011 identified a strong coincident chargeability and resistivity anomaly within Takla Group rocks immediately below the Hazelton – Takla unconformity in the vicinity of the QSP zone. The QSP zone is worthy of detailed follow-up considering the potential association with copper mineralization.
TrUM Ultramafic-hosted Ni-Co
TrUM occurs within an area that has not had any previous exploration for ultramafic-hosted nickel-cobalt systems despite permissive geological features. The property lies approximately 65 kilometres northwest of the Kwanika property within ultramafic cumulates of Upper Triassic age. Outcrop grab and stream sediment sampling from the 2018 program yielded anomalous nickel, chromium and cobalt values associated with cumulate-textured ultramafic flows. Serengeti is currently completing further mineralogical test work to determine the nature of nickel and cobalt speciation. The TrUM property was staked based on highly anomalous nickel and cobalt geochemical values draining a prominent Late Paleozoic to Triassic ultramafic plug highlighted by the Search III magnetic dataset.
Table 2: 2018 TrUM Rock Grab Sample Highlights
|SampleID||Ni (%)||Cr (%)||Co (ppm)||
Ultramafic cumulate flow
|Outcrop/Grab||QH020||0.18||0.08||112||Banded ultramafic magnetite cumulate
|Outcrop/Grab||QH021||0.18||0.10||88||Banded ultramafic magnetite cumulate
Table 3: Serengeti Resources – 2018 Regional Exploration Highlights
2018 Summary / Staking Rationale
2018 Exploration Results
|Arjay||1,212||Strong copper mineralization within quartz-
stockwork zone hosted by boulder agglomerates near possible Takla –
Hazelton unconformity. Strong magnetic
anomaly with associated stream sediment
|East Niv||1,707||Identified QSP alteration zone near Takla –
Hazelton unconformity. Strong magnetic
anomaly with historical Induced-Polarization
|963 ppm Cu in
|TrUM||706||Ultramafic cumulates associated with
anomalous Ni, Co, Cr in rock outcrop and
stream sediment samples. Strong magnetic
122 ppm Co
Ni, Cr, Co in
|Far East -
|775||Coincident magnetic/radiometric anomaly in
valley with anomalous copper-silver stream
|1.08 g/t Ag
317 ppm Cu
|ET West||522||Notable defined magnetic response with
strong stream sediment copper anomaly
within Hogem Intrusive Suite.
0.126 g/t Au
Maps and figures of Serengeti’s Search III properties can be viewed here.
About Serengeti Resources Inc.
Serengeti is a mineral exploration company managed by an experienced team of professionals with a solid track record of exploration success. The Company is currently advancing its Kwanika copper-gold project in partnership with POSCO DAEWOO Corporation and exploring its extensive portfolio of properties in north-central British Columbia. A number of these other projects are available for option or joint venture and additional information can be found on the Company’s website at www.serengetiresources.com.
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Sample analysis for the 2018 exploration programs were completed at Bureau Veritas Minerals Laboratory in Vancouver, BC, which is ISO 9001:2015 and 17025 accredited. Copper, nickel, chromium, cobalt and silver analyses were determined by AQ 270 which is a combined ICP-ES/MS method following Aqua-Regia digestion and is capable of determining up to 100,000 ppm Cu and 1,000 ppm Ag; Au was determined by FA430, a lead collection, Fire Assay/AAS method using a 30-gram sub-sample and has an upper detection limit of 10 ppm Au. Copper over limit analysis was completed by Bureau Veritas method GC820 Cu titration with detection limits from 0.01 – 100% Cu. The field program was supervised by Serengeti Resources Inc. staff and the technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in National Instrument 43-101, and reviewed by the Company’s qualified person, David W. Moore, P. Geo., President and CEO of Serengeti Resources Inc, who has supervised the preparation of and approved, the scientific and technical information in this news release.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
David W. Moore, P. Geo.
President, CEO and Director
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