TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / August 4, 2021 / Fury Gold Mines Limited (TSX:FURY)(NYSE American:FURY) ('Fury' or the 'Company') is pleased to provide results for eight core drill holes at the Eau Claire project located in the Eeyou Istchee Territory in the James Bay region of Quebec, including results from the Company's deposit drilling and initial results from the western extension targets. Three of the drill holes focused on the previously untested Hinge target at the western limit of the Eau Claire deposit. Significant intercepts included 1.0 metre (m) of 12.81 g/t gold and 8.0m of 1.18 g/t gold, demonstrating that the Hinge target has both high-grade veins and broader zones of mineralization. All three holes encountered stacked zones of quartz tourmaline veining and associated amphibole-biotite alteration in the same iron rich basalt that hosts the current Eau Claire resource (Figure 1).
'We strongly believe that Eau Claire has the potential to expand considerably at the Hinge and Limb target areas, and through drilling along the Snake Lake structure. We are also very excited about our ongoing drill program at the 8km Raven shear zone at Committee Bay, with results expected in September,' commented Mike Timmins, President and CEO of Fury. 'With four drill rigs turning in Quebec and Nunavut, we are looking forward to a robust second half of the year, with a lot more ounces to be discovered through exploration.'
Exploration Program Update
The first phase of the Eau Claire exploration program was primarily focused on deposit drilling and testing areas of potential resource expansion east and west of the deposit. This first phase of drilling is now complete, whereupon as planned, we are continuing drilling focused on areas with the highest growth potential. Fury is currently drilling to explore and expand upon the Snake Lake mineralized system, where the Company has been successful at delineating high-grade mineralization on step outs of up to 850m where 0.5m of 94.1 g/t gold was intersected (see Fury's news release dated May 18, 2021). The second drill is currently testing the western Limb extension target where the Company is drilling veining and alteration consistent with that found within the Eau Claire resource. There is also the potential to add a third drill rig later in the year to focus on the expansion of mineralization at Percival and to test additional regional targets that are currently being groomed for winter drilling.
Resource Expansion Drilling
Fury is also pleased to report results from two resource expansion drill holes on the western Limb target, where eight stacked zones of mineralization were intersected in hole 21EC-026 and four stacked zones were encountered in hole 21EC-028 (Figure 2). Drill results from both holes meet the minimum mining width of 2m above the resource cut-off grade of 2.5 g/t gold1. Results from the western Limb resource expansion holes are presented below (Table 1). Mineralization in both drill holes is characterized by quartz-tourmaline veins and associated amphibole-biotite alteration that is spatially associated with quartz-feldspar porphyry dykes over a 150m width. Fury is highly encouraged by the presence of multiple stacked zones of mineralization and the potential to expand the resource in this area. The Company is currently drilling 250m step-out holes from the known resource based on strong geologic vectors encountered in drill holes 21EC-026 and 21EC-028 (Figure 2).
In addition, two resource expansion holes targeting the high-grade eastern area of the deposit and outside of the current resource blocks, have intersected 1.29m of 14.27 g/t gold from drill hole 21EC-030 and 1.33m of 9.37 g/t gold from drill hole 21EC-025 (Figure 3). The Company's resource expansion drill program has consistently expanded the deposit footprint to the east where the Company is currently focused on a 250m extension of the high-grade 204,000-ounce portion of the resource at 11.81 g/t gold (2.5 g/t cut-off grade)1.
Currently, there are four completed holes pending assay results from the Western Limb extension target, one hole from the Snake Lake target, and one 150-metre step out hole testing the eastern down plunge extension from the Eau Claire project (Figure 4). The Company anticipates results from these holes to be released during September and October.
'The initial drill holes targeting the western extensions of the deposit are highly encouraging as both the Hinge and Limb targets have yielded multiple stacked zones of gold mineralization within zones of quartz-tourmaline veining that clearly demonstrate an expanding deposit footprint. Fury's technical team believes that further drilling on the Hinge and Limb targets is fully warranted to target the system where grade and width coalesce,' stated Michael Henrichsen, SVP, Exploration of Fury.
Table 1: Eau Claire Drill Results
Figure 1: Illustrates the Hinge target initial exploration drill holes which targeted the contact between magnesium and iron rich basalts that is the stratigraphic position hosting the bulk of the 450 zone resource at the Eau Claire deposit. Multiple stacked zones of quartz-tourmaline veining and broad zones of alteration were encountered in all three drill holes.
Figure 2: Illustrates the resource expansion intercepts at the western Limb target at the Eau Claire deposit as highlighted by the orange dashed ovals.
Figure 3: Eau Claire Deposit long section depicting the resource block model and location of recent resource expansion drill holes
Figure 4: Illustrates the long section of the Eau Claire deposit and Snake Lake target with drill holes highlighted with assays pending
Analytical samples for the Resource Expansion Drill Program were taken by sawing NQ and HQ diameter core into equal halves on site and sent one of the halves to Bureau Veritas (BV) lab in Timmins, ON (ISO/IEC 17025 accredited facility) for preparation and analysis. Preparation included crashing core sample to 90% < 2mm and pulverizing 1000g of crushed material to better than 85% < 75 microns. All samples are assayed using 50 g nominal weight fire assay with atomic absorption finish (BV code FA450) and multi-element four acid digest ICP-AES/ICP-MS method (BV code MA200). Where FA450 results are greater than 5 ppm Au the assay is repeated with 50 g nominal weight fire assay with gravimetric finish (FA550-Au). QA/QC programs using internal and lab standard and blank samples, field and lab duplicates and re-assay indicate good overall accuracy and precision.
2002-2015 historical drill samples were taken by sawing NQ or HQ diameter core into equal halves on site with one half being sent to ALS Chemex in Sudbury, ON for preparation and analysis. All samples were assayed using a 50 g nominal weight fire assay with inductively coupled plasma - atomic emission spectrometry finish (Au-ICP22) and multi-element four acid digest ICP-AES/ICP-MS method (ME-MS61). Where Au-ICP22 results were greater than 0.5 ppm Au the assay was repeated with a 50 g nominal weight fire assay with atomic absorption finish (Au-AA24). Samples containing more than 5 ppm by Au-AA24 were re-assayed with 50 g nominal weight fire assay with gravimetric finish (Au-GRA22). QA/QC programs using internal standard samples, field and lab duplicates and blanks indicate good overall accuracy and precision.
2016-2019 historical drill samples were taken by sawing NQ or HQ diameter core into equal halves on site with one half being sent to ALS Chemex in Sudbury, ON for preparation and analysis. All samples were assayed using a 50 g nominal weight fire assay with atomic absorption finish (Au-AA24) and multi-element four acid digest ICP-AES/ICP-MS method (ME-MS61). Where Au-AA24 results were greater than 5 ppm Au, the assay was repeated with 50 g nominal weight fire assay with gravimetric finish (Au-GRA22). QA/QC programs using internal standard samples, field and lab duplicates and blanks indicate good overall accuracy and precision.
1 See the technical report entitled 'Technical Report, Updated Mineral Resource Estimate and Preliminary Economic Assessment on the Eau Claire Gold Deposit, Clearwater Property, Quebec, Canada' (the 'Eau Claire Report') dated effective February 4, 2018, prepared by Eugene Puritch, P.Eng., FEC, CET, Antoine Yassa, P.Geo., Andrew Bradfield, P.Eng., Allan Armitage, Ph.D., P.Geo., which can be found on the Company's profile at www.sedar.com.
David Rivard, P.Geo, Exploration Manager at Fury, is a 'qualified person' within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical disclosures in this press release.
About Fury Gold Mines Limited
Fury Gold Mines Limited is a Canadian-focused exploration and development company positioned in three prolific mining regions across the country. Led by a management team and board of directors with proven success in financing and developing mining assets, Fury will aggressively grow and advance its multi-million-ounce gold platform through project development and potential new discoveries. Fury is committed to upholding the highest industry standards for corporate governance, environmental stewardship, community engagement and sustainable mining. For more information on Fury Gold Mines, visit www.furygoldmines.com.
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