SKRR Exploration Inc. [TSXV: SKRR, OTC: SKKRF, FRE:B04Q] (“SKRR” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that a Level 2 Exploration Permit has been received from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment authorizing work on the Leland gold project (the “Leland Property”). The Leland Property is located 23 kilometers southwest of SSR Mining’s Seabee Gold Operation, within the Trans Hudson Corridor of east-central Saskatchewan. Under the terms of the option agreement with Taiga Gold Corp. (“Taiga”), SKRR may earn up to a 75% interest in the Property.
” With SKRR’s large and strategically positioned land package in the most important gold producing area of Saskatchewan, we are pleased to begin this phase of exploration,” stated Sherman Dahl, CEO. “The Leland property has similar geology and shear zone style of gold mineralization that hosts the nearby SSR Mining’s deposits at Seabee and Santoy and the recent high-grade drill hole discoveries at Taiga’s Fisher property.”
The permit includes provisions for construction of a UTV trail to improve access to the Irving/Simon Lake area from the camp, as well as diamond drilling. The field work component will include detailed prospecting and mapping, infill soil geochemical sampling, channel sampling of trenches and ground truthing of EM anomalies generated by a 2019 drone survey. Results from the 2020 program will be integrated with historical data to identify targets for diamond drill testing. Taiga and SKRR have retained Terralogic Exploration Services to carry out the 2020 program.
Work by Taiga Gold
In 2019 Taiga completed a three-phase geological and geophysical program at the Leland Property. Highlights from the program include:
- Gold mineralization grading up to 5.4 g/t Au over 0.65 m within 2.1 g/t Au over 3.22 m (channel sample) from the Irving trench along the Simon-Irving Trend.
- Discovery of 5 new gold-mineralized occurrences along the Simon-Irving trend grading between 113 ppb Au and 3.5g/t Au.
- Soil geochemical results proximal to the Leland showing (SMDI-2390) support samples collected in 2015 and delineate a new zone of anomalous soils to the west of the Leland Showing and northeast of the Simon Showing (SMDI-2388) that are targets for future follow up work.
- Recent staking by Taiga included claims overlying the Duck Lake Occurrence (SMDI 1731) covers two quartz stockwork zones within a shear with the Main Zone traced on surface for 180m. Limited historical grab sampling returned values up to 3.2 g/t Au.
- Drone magnetic survey defines association of Simon-Irving mineralization with a magnetic low linear feature.
Some of the above results were taken directly from the Saskatchewan Mineral Deposit Index (SMDI) descriptions. SKRR cautions that some of the historical results were collected and reported by past operators and have not been verified nor confirmed by a Qualified Person, but form a basis for ongoing work in the Leland Property area. Rock grab samples are selective samples by nature and as such are not necessarily representative of the mineralization hosted across the property.
Leland Property History
The 10,761 ha Leland Property hosts several zones of orogenic gold mineralization with good exploration potential. Historic work in the western part of the Leland Property has identified numerous gold-bearing quartz veins with notable grades including the Leland Lake South Zone, which hosts grab samples ranging from trace values to up to 32.8 g/t Au and 8.6 g/t Au; and the Simon/Irving Lake Zone, which returned up to 60 g/t Au and 53 g/t Au from within a 2km x 600m shear zone centered along an open- ended contact between mafic volcanic and intrusive rocks. Near the new eastern limit of the property, known vein-hosted mineralization at the Sun Zone returned values ranging from trace quantities to up to 8 g/t Au. Gold-bearing shear zones at this location are proximal to mafic volcanic and intrusive rock units that also contain VMS-style base metal mineralization. None of the showing areas have been drill-tested but trenching indicates they contain structurally-controlled mineralization and are open along strike. The presence of amphibolite-grade meta-volcanic and associated meta-intrusive rocks hosting well-defined shear zones are considered positive indicators for the presence of orogenic gold deposits. The mineralization, host rocks and structural framework are similar to gold deposits in the region such as the nearby Seabee Gold Operation. Additionally, this prospective geology is considered to be underexplored for 30 km of strike length within the current Leland property boundaries. SKRR cautions that past results or discoveries on proximate lands are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be achieved on the Leland property.
The scientific and technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Ross McElroy P.Geol, a director of the Company and a “Qualified Person” as defined in National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. Mr. McElroy verified the data disclosed (unless indicated otherwise) which includes a review of the sampling, analytical and test data underlying the information and opinions contained therein.
About SKRR Exploration Inc.:
SKRR is a Canadian-based precious metal explorer with properties in Saskatchewan – one of the world’s highest ranked mining jurisdictions. The primary exploration focus is on the Trans-Hudson Corridor in Saskatchewan in search of world class precious metal deposits. The Trans-Hudson Orogen – although extremely well known in geological terms has been significantly under-explored in Saskatchewan. SKRR is committed to all stakeholders including shareholders, all its partners and the environment in which it operates.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
President & CEO
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