Sun Summit Minerals Corp. [SMN-TSXV; SMREF-OTCQB] reported initial drill results from its winter 2022 exploration drill program and has discovered new zones of bulk-tonnage-style gold-silver-zinc mineralization on its 100%-optioned Buck property, near Houston, central British Columbia.
New zones discovered of strong gold-silver-zinc mineralization included westernmost step-out holes that intersected numerous zones of strong mineralization in a previously untested area. Drill hole BK22-070 returned 1.09 g/t gold equivalent (AuEq) over 73.5 metres, including 2.20 g/t AuEq over 10.3 metres and 1.50 g/t AuEq over 17.0 metres within 0.84 g/t AuEq over 117.7 metres.
BK22-071 returned 1.31 g/t AuEq over 18.0 metres within 0.75 g/t AuEq over 47.7 metres; 1.40 g/t AuEq over 12.0 metres, including 2.63 g/t AuEq over 6.0 metres; 1.44 g/t AuEq over 13.0 metres, including 11.37 g/t AuEq 0.8 metres; 1.65 g/t AuEq over 7.6 metres, including 9.57 g/t AuEq over 1.1 metres.
BK22-072 returned 1.12 g/t AuEq over 23.0 metres, including 12.03 g/t AuEq over 1.5 metres; 6.53 g/t AuEq over 1.5 metres; 1.36 g/t AuEq over 12.8 metres and 0.97 g/t AuEq 51.4 metres within 0.68 g/t AuEq over 145.0 metres; 1.66 g/t AuEq over 10.9 metres within 0.81 g/t over 36.8 metres.
The drilling opens exploration potential significantly to the west, south and at depth of Buck Main. Cumulative grade thickness through all zones of mineralization in new holes compares favourably with other holes drilled some 500 metres to the east. A systematic follow-up drill program is currently being planned to fully evaluate the scale and potential of this new discovery. The results of the remaining six holes are pending.
Sharyn Alexander, President, stated: “These western step-out holes at Buck have significantly expanded our exploration footprint and provided us with a compelling priority target for systematic follow-up drilling. The style, polymetallic nature and grade of the new discovery zone are very similar to what is found in the Horseshoe zone 500 metres to the east. These holes strongly confirm our belief that we are just beginning to scratch the surface of the Buck Main system, where the limits of mineralization are still unconstrained.
“We await the results from six more holes currently in the lab. Once all results have been reported, we will compile the data, generate an updated geological model and design a systematic follow-up drill program testing these new zones of mineralization as well as previously discovered targets.”
Sun Summit is engaging with First Nations on whose territory the Buck Property is located and is discussing their interests and identifying contract and work opportunities, as well as opportunities to support community initiatives.