Blue Lagoon Encounters 11.02 gpt Au and 2.31% Cu Over 5.65 Meters within 5.49 gpt Au and 1.21% Cu Over 16.55 Meters in a Major Step-Out Hole on the Boulder Vein

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  • This intercept adds 250 meters of strike length to a previous deep intercept that is 200 meters below current resource
  • The vein system appears to become Au-Cu-rich to the east and at depth

Blue Lagoon Resources Inc. (the “Company“) (CSE:BLLG) (FSE:7BL) (OTCQB:BLAGF) is pleased to announce significant mineralized intercepts from the last of the 2022 Phase Two drill holes on its all year-round and road accessible Dome Mountain Gold Project, located a short 50-minute drive from Smithers, British Columbia. Drill results from diamond drill hole DM-22-273, a major step-out hole, include:

  • 11.02 g/t Au, 115.8 g/t Ag and 2.31% Cu over 5.65 meters within
  • 5.49 g/t Au, 80.9 g/t Ag and 1.21% Cu over 16.55 meters from the Boulder Vein.

Hole DM-22-273 is an aggressive step-out hole that tested continuation of mineralization in the Boulder Vein 200 meters below surface and 250 meters along strike to the east of previous deep intercepts (DM-22-229, -231) (Figure 2). The altered and mineralized intercept, encountered at a down hole depth of approximately 285 meters depth and persisting over 25 meters, is interpreted to be the structural zone hosting the Boulder Vein. The most recent modelling (2021) of the Boulder Vein did not extend this far east.

Significant mineralization within this zone extended over 16.55 meters returning 5.49 g/t Au, 80.9 g/t Ag and 1.21% Cu beginning at 291.45 meters and included a higher grade subinterval of 5.65 meters returning 11.02 gpt Au, 115.8 gpt Ag and 2.31% Cu beginning at 302.35 meters. The former intercept is the thickest mineralized core intercept across the Boulder Vein out of over 40,000 meters of previous drilling. True width of the intercept has yet to be fully confirmed but is estimated at approximately 75% of core length, or 12.41 meters wide.

“The high-grade gold intercept in hole DM-22-273 is one of the best Blue Lagoon has encountered on the Boulder Vein System to date,” said Bill Cronk, Chief Geologist for Blue Lagoon. “The thickness of this mineralized zone, approximately 12.41 meters true width, is a game changer for us. At least an additional 250 meters of strike length is demonstrated by this intercept at depth. We expect that we will be able to add considerable tonnage to the vein as we pursue further drilling downdip and along strike. We currently have a drill rig located at the same collar location as hole DM-22-273 and will begin follow up drilling as part of our 2023 Phase One drill program scheduled to begin this week.”

Phase One drilling in 2023 is anticipated to encompass approximately 5,000 meters of diamond core drilling.

Table 1: Significant intersections (>1 g/t Au), drill hole DM-22-273

Hole Intersection Grade
From To Length Au (g/t) Ag (g/t) Cu (%) Pb (%) Zn (%)
DM-22-273 267.80 268.45 0.65 7.72 13.3 0.074 0.005 0.043
DM-22-273 291.45 308.00 16.55 5.49 80.9 1.212 0.015 0.283
incl 294.00 295.50 1.50 9.51 79.7 0.764 0.011 0.077
and 296.08 296.75 0.67 14.00 70.2 1.260 0.036 0.102
and 302.35 308.00 5.65 11.02 115.8 2.312 0.031 0.433
DM-22-273 379.66 380.50 0.84 6.14 3.9 0.022 0.016 0.028
DM-22-273 449.00 451.50 2.50 2.62 20.6 0.116 0.012 0.123
incl 450.50 451.50 1.00 4.78 44.7 0.253 0.021 0.075

The 2022 Phase 2 drill program totalled 41 drill holes totaling 12,327 meters (Figure 1).

Figure 1: 2022 Phase 2 drilling plan map

Figure 2: Schematic vertical long section, Boulder Vein. Pierce point to pierce point from hole DM-20-139 to DM-22-273 is 387 meters

Boulder-Cabin Vein surface sampling and drilling

Recent drilling conducted by Blue Lagoon on the Boulder-Cabin Vein (the western extension of the Boulder Vein in an area historically referred to as the Cabin Vein) (Figure 4), extends potential quartz-carbonate vein mineralization approximately 650 meters west of the current modelled resource. Historic trenching and drilling along this structure demonstrates that the mineralized structure hosting the known Boulder Vein resources does continue, however it was thought to be spotty and limited in gold grade. A surface dump of the vein material from historical trenching was also sampled during the 2022 work program. Randomized composite grab samples from eight stations across the dump returned gold grades ranging from 1.49 to 14.50 g/t Au and 34.7 to 376 g/t Ag along with significant copper, lead and zinc concentrations (Table 2). It is not known from what trench(es) this material was sourced and are only a demonstration of the expected grades from this area.

Table 2: Surface sampling, Cabin Vein dump

Sample ID Description Au Ag As Cu Pb Zn
ppb ppm ppm ppm ppm ppm
74755 From Cabin Vein dump at Federal Creek crossing; White quartz with semi-massive clots of pyrite (40%), chalcopyrite within fractures and disseminated (<2%). Surface with strong orange Fe-oxide coating 2220 89.1 465 2630 1470 4860
74756 From Cabin Vein dump at Federal Creek crossing: White quartz with thin fracture filling sulfides – mostly pyrite but also unidentified grey sulphide or sulphosalt – likely some sphalerite and galena; overall 5-7% sulphide content 3520 77.0 1090 5000 2.22% 2.97%
74759 1+00, randomized grad samples across dump; samples for testing overall grade of Cabin dump area 1490 47.3 251 931 0.73% 2610
74760 2+00, randomized grab samples across dump 5440 92.0 306 2800 0.52% 8000
74761 3+00, randomized grab samples across dump; with some wallrock 11300 376.0 322 1.61% 1.31% 6050
74762 4+00, randomized grab samples across dump 3040 213.0 686 8620 2.49% 2.02%
74763 7+00, randomized grab samples across dump 3620 47.1 189 1230 1140 1950
74764 8+00, randomized grab samples across dump 14500 137.0 366 3580 1.90% 2.01%
74765 9+00, randomized sample of fines from under coarse dump material 4080 34.7 254 1140 2160 2670
74766 10+00, randomized grab samples across dump; with some wallrock 2310 44.6 219 1450 0.88% 8370
74767 “Baseline”, randomized grab samples across dump; sample line approx. 075° 6320 168.0 968 7250 1.02% 1.03%

Figure 3: Cabin Vein dump sampling

Partial results have been received for drill holes completed on the western extension of the Boulder Vein. Recent drilling targeted both near surface (50-100 meters) and at depth (up to 350 meters) in areas beyond the current resource model. Highlights from this area include shallow drill holes DM-22-263 (3.68 g/t Au and 37.4 g/t Ag over 6.44 meters and including 1.24 meters of 15.10 g/t Au and 103 g/t Ag) and DM-22-264 (7.76 g/t Au and 218.3 g/t Ag over 1.82 meters and including 0.89 meters of 13.80 g/t Au and 345 g/t Ag). Deeper drill holes thus far have demonstrated more spotty mineralization in the expected zones of mineralization. However, drill results from this area are still outstanding at this time.

Figure 4: Boulder-Cabin and Elk Vein Drilling

Table 3: Additional significant intercepts, Boulder Vein drilling (>1 g/t Au)

Hole Intersection (m) Grade
From To Length Au (g/t) Ag (g/t) Cu (%) Pb (%) Zn (%)
DM-22-263 8.00 8.53 0.53 5.35 4.2 0.262 0.006 0.003
DM-22-263 86.36 92.80 6.44 3.68 37.4 0.218 0.141 0.306
incl 86.36 87.60 1.24 15.10 103.0 0.600 0.291 0.262
DM-22-263 118.60 121.45 2.85 1.20 8.8 0.227 0.043 0.114
incl 121.20 121.45 0.25 7.71 22.3 0.136 0.432 0.447
DM-22-263 132.00 132.50 0.50 3.65 119.0 1.290 0.153 0.298
DM-22-264 68.26 70.08 1.82 7.76 218.3 0.858 0.677 1.013
incl 68.26 69.15 0.89 13.80 345.0 1.150 0.900 0.223
DM-22-265 Results pending
DM-22-266 90.15 90.50 0.35 3.46 51.2 0.432 0.035 0.008
DM-22-267 45.12 46.02 0.90 2.88 29.6 0.337 0.108 0.295
DM-22-267 47.82 50.64 2.82 2.64 29.4 0.308 0.220 0.299
DM-22-268 58.00 59.00 1.00 1.24 7.5 0.038 0.238 0.282
DM-22-271 Results pending
DM-22-272 Results pending
DM-22-274 166.38 167.50 1.12 6.95 18.6 0.153 0.059 0.283
incl 166.38 166.75 0.37 15.50 40.6 0.317 0.112 0.702
DM-22-274 329.35 329.93 0.58 1.74 11.2 0.128 0.025 0.026
DM-22-274 361.34 361.95 0.61 3.05 28.2 0.506 0.135 0.189
DM-22-274 410.5 411.23 0.73 1.96 12.2 0.069 0.048 0.102
DM-22-274 472.5 473.00 0.5 1.51 1.0 0.006 0.002 0.034
DM-22-274 500.1 500.5 0.4 12.20 9.8 0.480 0.003 6.350
DM-22-274 520.67 521.75 1.08 11.20 4.5 0.094 0.006 1.390
incl 74.13 74.33 0.2 2.66 22.2 0.239 0.036 0.044
DM-22-275 152.07 153.16 1.09 2.22 21.8 0.109 0.013 0.018
DM-22-275 207.83 208.79 0.96 1.01 1.5 0.008 0.002 0.038
DM-22-275 332.17 333.95 1.78 1.00 18.0 0.208 0.004 0.030
DM-22-276 Results pending
DM-22-277 Results pending
DM-22-278 Results pending
DM-22-280 Results pending
DM-22-281 Results pending
DM-22-282 Results pending
DM-22-283 Results pending
DM-22-284 Results pending

Chance Structural Zone / Flat Chance Vein

Two additional drill holes were completed in the Chance Structural Zone/Flat Chance Vein area following the news release of September 19, 2022 (Figure 5). Drill holes DM-22-254 and 255 were completed to test a preliminary IP target and the Flat Chance vein, respectively. No significant results were obtained from hole DM-22-254, while hole -255 encountered a narrow anomalous vein at the anticipated depth of the Flat Chance vein (0.98 g/t Au over 0.30 meters).

Figure 5: Chance Structural Zone drilling

Freegold Prospect

Drilling at Freegold (Figure 6) encountered multiple significant anomalous gold intercepts within the Freegold Intrusion. Narrow gold rich quartz carbonate veins cut the intrusion. Previous drilling in the Freegold intrusion identified the top end of a porphyry mineralized system with anomalous Mo (see press release dated Sept 19, 2021). Further drilling was warranted along the contact between the intrusion (monzonite) and country rock (Jurassic aged epidote-magnetite altered lithic tuff). Drill holes DM-22-256 and -257 were collared on the eastern limb of the intrusion and drilled southwesterly. Drilling encountered leucogranitic intrusive, including a later quartz-feldspar porphyry phase, and altered lithic and crystal tuffs. Results are summarized in Table 3.

Drill holes DM-22-259, -260 and -261 were sited on the eastern side of the intrusive. Hole DM-22-259 targeted surface mineralization encountered in some old exploration pits. This mineralization was intersected at depth returning 4.36 g/t Au over 2.00 metres (from 75 to 77 meters). Drill hole DM-22-260 tested for a possible on-strike extension from DM-22-259, as well as possible up-dip extension of mineralized veins in hole DM-21-176. Drill hole DM-22-261 attempted to drill back into the intrusive but it was not encountered. No significant results were returned from core sampling in these two holes.

Figure 6: Freegold drilling

Table 4: Significant intersections, Freegold area drilling (>1 g/t Au)

Hole Intersection (m) Grade
From To Length Au (g/t) Ag (g/t) Cu (%) Pb (%) Zn (%)
DM-22-256 58.00 59.50 1.50 1.23 3.7 0.004 0.017 0.016
DM-22-256 71.00 72.00 1.00 1.78 3.3 0.003 0.064 0.206
DM-22-256 240.00 242.00 2.00 9.92 10.0 0.010 0.066 0.237
DM-22-256 326.55 327.06 0.51 4.80 4.5 0.010 0.010 0.137
DM-22-256 334.70 335.00 0.30 5.96 5.4 0.014 0.028 0.075
DM-22-256 367.00 367.34 0.34 19.50 41.6 0.048 0.650 0.840
DM-22-256 402.00 402.23 0.23 13.40 98.0 0.253 0.056 0.085
DM-22-257 52.12 52.42 0.30 2.59 12.0 0.006 0.159 0.183
DM-22-257 308.00 311.00 3.00 1.83 2.1 0.010 0.010 0.240
incl 308.00 309.00 1.00 3.32 0.8 0.001 0.008 0.028
DM-22-257 385.44 386.15 0.71 1.56 3.3 0.008 0.006 0.012
DM-22-259 75.00 77.00 2.00 4.36 2.6 0.009 0.003 0.019
DM-22-259 173.30 173.77 0.47 3.13 24.6 0.041 0.143 0.023
DM-22-260 No significant intersections
DM-22-261 No significant intersections

Insufficient structural information is available to ascertain true widths.

Elk Vein

The Elk Vein is a quartz-carbonate sulphide vein located to the south of, and oriented parallel to sub-parallel to the Boulder Vein. Historical drilling had intersected precious metal mineralization of up to 9.83 g/t Au over 1.66 meters (drill hole RP88-22). Three drill holes were collared to test the continuity of the vein along strike (Figure 6). The Elk Vein was encountered in all drill holes and returned modest gold grades (<5 g/t Au) over narrow widths (< 2 meters core length). Another parallel but narrower vein was intersected in both drill holes DM-22-269 and -270 before intersecting the Elk Vein. Gold grades and were comparable to the Elk Vein proper.

Figure 7: Elk Vein drilling

Table 5: Significant intersections, Elk Vein drilling (>1 g/t Au)

Hole Intersection Grade
From To Length Au (g/t) Ag (g/t) Cu (%) Pb (%) Zn (%)
DM-22-269 53.30 53.90 0.60 2.36 27.6 0.219 0.031 0.010
123.50 125.00 1.50 1.88 2.7 0.036 0.002 0.021
DM-22-270 71.00 72.00 1.00 1.41 10.5 0.061 0.003 0.010
154.60 156.53 1.93 3.16 9.2 0.152 0.006 0.029
incl 154.60 155.70 1.10 4.99 13.3 0.209 0.008 0.036
DM-22-279 Results pending

Insufficient structural information is available to ascertain true widths.

The vein-hosting structure does appear continuous over some 250 metres of strike.

9800 Zone

Follow-up drilling was completed in the 9800 Zone area, attempting to test the strike and dip extent of a massive sulphide and vein horizon drilled in DM-22-241 (14.20 g/t Au and 92.9 g/t Ag over 1.02 metres), from the 2022 Phase 1 campaign. Historical airborne geophysics indicated the presence of two moderate to strong linear conductors in the vicinity of the mineralization. Two drill holes (DM-22-258, and -262) were completed but no comparable mineralization was encountered in either drill hole. Drill hole DM-22-262 did encounter anomalous mineralization near top-of-hole, related to the historical near-surface 9800 Zone mineralization. This is represented by graphitic limy sediments with pyrite, sphalerite, galena, arsenopyrite and chalcopyrite mineralization.

Figure 8: 9800 Zone drilling

Table 6: Significant Intersections, 9800 Zone area drilling

Hole Intersection Grade
From To Length Au (g/t) Ag (g/t) Cu (%) Pb (%) Zn (%)
DM-22-258 249.67 250.50 0.83 1.63 0.6 0.024 0.001 0.011
DM-22-258 300.20 300.50 0.30 1.34 26.8 2.660 <0.001 0.006
DM-22-262 17.00 19.00 2.00 1.40 22.6 0.015 0.218 0.500
DM-22-262 23.90 25.90 2.00 1.27 12.8 0.012 0.090 0.640
DM-22-262 299.00 299.70 0.70 0.69 0.2 0.010 <0.001 0.009

Insufficient structural information is available to ascertain true widths.

The massive sulphide horizon remains unexplained and does not appear to persist in any significant extent either in strike or dip based on the structural information collected to date and is not an immediate priority for follow-up drilling

Federal Clearcut Drilling

Diamond drilling was undertaken in the Federal Clearcut area to investigate a linear magnetic feature as well as an EM anomaly defined by the 2020 airborne geophysical survey (Figure 8).

Four drillholes (DM-21-192, -194, -196, and -198) were collared to test an EM/mag anomaly from the upper part of the clearcut (Federal EM target). The remaining holes were drilled to test the linear magnetic feature that roughly parallels Federal Creek (Federal Clearcut target). Federal Creek was interpreted to be a surface expression of a structural feature, likely a fault. A strong EM anomaly to the west was also evaluated by the westernmost hole, hole DM-21-202 (Figure 8)

Figure 9: Federal Clearcut drilling, 2021 Phase 2 program

In the area of drilling along Federal Creek, the geology drilled can broadly be divided into an upper package of volcaniclastics underlain by a distinctive, strongly sheared, graphitic argillites and mudstones, further underlain by additional courser grained siltstones to sandstones (likely of volcanic origin), and finally underlain by coarser volcaniclastics. Moderate to strong shearing is present through these other lithological units. Drilling to date suggests stratigraphy is shallow dipping toward the south.

Sulphide mineralization is prevalent through much of the entire drilled lithologies but is best developed in the graphitic argillites and attendant veins, and in brecciated lithic tuffs above the argillite, also cut by quartz-carbonate +/- sulphide veins. Pyrite is the dominant sulphide present.

The mineral assemblage and depositional environment suggest a sedimentary-exhalative environment. Position of a local intrusive and apparent widespread sulfide mineralization/alteration in the Federal area will remain a target for follow-up at a later date.

Table 6: Significant Intersections, Federal Clearcut drilling

Hole Intersection Grade
From To Length Au (g/t) Ag (g/t) Cu (%) Pb (%) Zn (%)
DM-21-197 114.97 116.00 1.03 1.60 <0.1 0.000 0.000 0.010
DM-21-197 171.40 171.56 0.16 0.83 103.2 0.030 0.680 0.600
DM-21-197 172.56 173.09 0.53 0.98 6.6 <0.001 0.110 0.110
DM-21-199 313.58 313.81 0.23 13.50 30.5 0.100 0.080 1.010
DM-21-199 320.82 321.18 0.36 3.53 10.7 0.070 0.040 1.010
DM-21-202 120.70 121.73 1.03 0.55 15.6 0.010 0.080 0.270
DM-21-202 125.36 125.80 0.44 0.50 20.8 0.010 0.310 0.360
DM-21-202 176.00 177.00 1.00 0.54 11.0 0.010 0.030 0.060
DM-21-205 379.90 380.77 0.87 1.08 9.2 0.010 0.060 1.010
DM-21-209 94.85 95.40 0.55 0.57 7.7 <0.001 0.030 0.090
DM-21-221 224.85 226.70 1.85 0.68 1.5 <0.001 0.010 0.030
DM-21-221 281.00 282.50 1.50 2.26 0.1 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
DM-21-221 403.00 404.00 1.00 0.73 1.1 <0.001 <0.001 0.010

QUALITY ASSURANCE AND CONTROL

Core selected for sampling was cut in half with a core saw or split with a hydraulic splitter with one half bagged for shipping. Strict chain of custody storing, and shipping protocol was maintained. All core preparation and analyses were completed by Activation Laboratories Ltd. located in Kamloops, BC. Core was crushed, split, and pulverized with 250 grams passing 200 mesh. Each sample was analyzed for gold by fire assay with ICP-OES finish (Act Labs Code 1A2-ICP) and for multi-elements by 4-acid total digestion ICP with OES finish. (Act Labs Code 1F2) Any gold overlimits (>30 ppm Au) were analyzed by gravimetric fire assay. Standards and blanks were inserted by Company staff. The drilling and sampling program was undertaken by Company personnel and under the direction of Ted Vanderwart, P.Geo.

The scientific and technical disclosure in this news release was approved by William Cronk, P.Geo, a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101 and a consultant to the Company.

For further information, please contact:

Rana Vig
President and Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: 604-218-4766
Email: rana@ranavig.com

The CSE has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information: This release includes certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements”. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address events or developments that Blue Lagoon Resources Inc. (the “Company”) expects to occur, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “projects”, “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “could” or “should” occur. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include results of exploration activities may not show quality and quantity necessary for further exploration or future exploitation of minerals deposits, volatility of gold and silver prices, and continued availability of capital and financing, permitting and other approvals, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company’s management on the date the statements are made. Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management’s beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.


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