TORONTO — May 04, 2023 — Trigon Metals Inc. (TSX-V: TM; OTCQB: PNTZF) (“Trigon” or the “Company”) announces results from the drilling of new mineralization targets at its Kombat Mine in Namibia (the “Project”) with key highlights from the drilling campaign. The reported results are from the Kavango West area, 150 metres west of the Main Kavango Pit, discussed in recent press releases, the implications being a favourable confirmation of the Kombat trend mineralization.
Highlights of the Drill Results
Hole 3 (180 azimuth, -76.4 dip)
– 10m, 2.07%Cu, from 53m
– 3m, 1.24%Cu, from 71m
Hole 4 (180 azimuth, -58 dip)
– 6m, 2.65%Cu, from 57m
Hole 9 (0 azimuth, -55 dip)
– 9m, 2.59%Cu, from 60m
Hole 15 (351 azimuth, -55 dip)
– 6m, 2.93%Cu, from 61m
The holes reported are from drilling testing gaps in the known mineralization previously thought to be barren. Holes 3, 4, 9 and 15 are verification holes testing continuity between areas previously drilled. The results are some of the longest intercepts drilled from surface.
Kavango West is a direct extension of the main body of the mineralization lying just west of the planned Kavango Pit closer to the mill and main shaft. The mineralization is proving to be higher grade but deeper than Kavango and Kavango North. From historical drilling, this connects to even larger bodies at depth and is close to underground workings. This area has been incorporated into the Company’s underground mine plan.
Jed Richardson, Trigon’s President and CEO, commented, “I am very pleased with the progress made by the Trigon team. The work has exceeded our initial expectations and we are ahead of schedule. Crews have moved to the open pit. Free dig material around the pit is already being moved. Holes are being drilled and charges are being set for Tuesday, May 9, 2023, a week ahead of the previously projected first blast of May 16, 2023.”
The assays have been prepared and classified by Trigon Mining (Namibia)(Pty) Ltd in accordance with the reporting guidelines as set out in National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) as required by the Canadian Securities Administrators.
Table of Drilling Highlights
|Hole ID||X||Y||Depth||Azimuth||Dip||Significant and Selected Intersections|
|KVW0001||74,415||253,342||73.6||0||-45||1m, 1.48%Cu, 7.5g/t Ag, from 69m|
|KVN0003||74,425||253,404||76.4||180||-59||10m, 2.07%Cu, from 53m 3m, 1.24%Cu, from 71m|
|KVW0004||74,465||253,405||67.1||180||-58||6m, 2.65%Cu, from 57m|
|KVW0005||74,450||253,415||82.7||181||-51||2m, 1.28%Cu, from 57m 3m, 8.30%Cu, from 67m|
|KVW0006||74,433||253,400||70.8||172||-62||4m, 2.83%Cu, from 64m|
|KVW0008||74,423||253,343||85.7||0||-55||7m, 1.58%Cu, from 59m|
|KVW0009||74,434||253,344||79.7||0||-62||9m, 2.59%Cu, from 60m|
|KVW0014||74,453||253,342||76.4||12||-56||1m, 1.92%Cu, from 65m|
|KVW0015||74,465||253,340||73.4||351||-55||6m, 2.93%Cu, from 61m|
|KVW0016||74,473||253,338||74.1||2||-51||3m, 1.29%Cu, from 62m|
|KVW0017||74,482||253,336||77.1||337||-45||3m, 1.52%Cu, from 67m|
|KVW0017B||74,485||253,336||83.1||5||-44||1m, 3.22%Cu, from 65m|
|KVW0021||74,500||253,370||76.5||6||-56||3m, 1.52%Cu, 5.7g/tAg, from 43m|
Quality Assurance & Quality Control (QA/QC):
All sample assay results have been monitored through the Company’s quality assurance / quality control (QA / QC) program following E2941 − 21 Standard Practices for Extraction of Elements from Ores and Related Metallurgical Materials by 4 acid Digestion with ICPOES finish. Drill core was sent to an independent laboratory, African Laboratory Specialists Namibia (“ALS”), for analysis. ALS is an independent laboratory, located in Kombat, Namibia. Core samples were prepared using the ASTM procedures. Sample size: 3 kg, crushed split to 250g weighed sample (+/- 0.5000g).
The technical information presented in this press release has been reviewed and approved for disclosure by Fanie Müller, P.Eng, VP Operations of Trigon, who is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.
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Trigon will be participating in a live Virtual Non-Deal Roadshow session Thursday, May 4, 2023. Trigon welcomes stakeholders, investors, and other individual followers to register and attend this live event.
Jed Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Aidan Sullivan, Vice-President, Investor Relations will walk viewers through the latest investor presentation followed by a live Q&A. Investors interested in participating in this event will need to register using the link below. As a reminder, registration for the live event may be limited but access to the replay after the event will be on the Trigon website.
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Trigon Metals Inc.
Trigon is a publicly traded Canadian exploration and development company with its core business focused on copper and silver holdings in mine-friendly African jurisdictions. Currently, the company has operations in Namibia and Morocco. In Namibia, the Company holds an 80% interest in five mining licences in the Otavi Mountainlands, an area of Namibia widely recognized for its high-grade copper deposits, where the Company is focused on exploration and re-development of the previously producing Kombat Mine. In Morocco, the Company is the holder of the Silver Hill project, a highly prospective copper and silver exploration project.
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