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TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2020 /CNW/ – Sable Resources (TSX.V: SAE) (the “Company” or “Sable”) is pleased to provide new surface sampling results from its Fermin skarn project located within the Don Julio cluster in San Juan, Argentina.  These samples confirm the discovery made in the 2018-2019 field season.

Figure 1: Fermin plan map with channel sample locations and pending sample locations (CNW Group/Sable Resources Ltd.)
Figure 1: Fermin plan map with channel sample locations and pending sample locations (CNW Group/Sable Resources Ltd.)
Figure 2: Fermin plan map with channel sample locations (CNW Group/Sable Resources Ltd.)
Figure 2: Fermin plan map with channel sample locations (CNW Group/Sable Resources Ltd.)

The Fermin skarn was discovered by the end of the 2018-2019 field season and preliminary results were released in June 2019 (See PR, June 20th 2019).  Detailed mapping and systematic channel sampling started last December and the company has received results from 78 samples; 99 additional samples are currently being analyzed.

Geological mapping has shown that the mineralization is hosted by a limestone unit interbedded within Permian ignimbrites. The calcareous unit is strongly deformed and altered to marble, and hornfels, with irregular zones of  garnet skarn. Mineralization consists of sphalerite, galena, chalcopyrite, and pyrite, normally with stratabound geometry, but also controlled by structures crosscutting the bedding or showing irregular geometries. The altered and mineralized calcareous unit outcrops for 1.9 km along strike.

Au is only weakly anomalous, whereas Zn, Pb, Ag and Cu show multiple elevated values. The mineralogy and characteristics of the alteration suggest that Fermin represents the distal zone of a concealed Cu-Au skarn/porphyry center located west of the outcropping mineralized area.

“The extension and geochemical expression of the  Fermin project  is similar to distal marble fronts associated to known Cu-Au skarn systems of the Central Andes. These results are highly encouraging to keep our exploration efforts looking for high grade skarn close to the causative porphyry intrusion commented Ruben Padilla, Sable’s VP of Exploration”

Due to the strong deformation, and outstanding strike continuity, the skarn mineralization has been intensely sampled in multiple sections with channel samples taken perpendicular to the limestone bedding, that can be considered true width.

Highlights

Section A

16.073% ZnEq over 2.5m  (10.02% Zn; 0.56% Pb; 0.27% Cu and 10.53 g/t Ag)

Including

9.2% Zn; 4.07% Pb and 99.3 g/t Ag over 1.5m (Sample E01950)

Section B

3.75% ZnEq over 8.2m (1.46% Zn; 0.99% Pb; 0.31% Cu; and 29.39 g/t Ag)

Including

1.11% Cu over 1.2m (Sample E01940)

1.92% Pb over 2.0m (Sample E01941)

2.60% Zn over 2.0m (Sample E01941)

51.29 g/t Ag over 3.2m (Samples E01940 and E01941)

Section C

1.55% ZnEq over 6.1m (0.90% Zn; 0.57% Pb; and 8.22 g/t Ag)

Including:

2.06% Zn and 1.20% Pb over 2.4m (Samples E01912 and E01915)

Section D

1.80% ZnEq over 14.1m (0.86% Zn; 0.63% Pb; 0.12% Cu; and 5.69 g/t Ag)

Including:

0.90% Cu over 1.7m (Sample E01937)

3.08% Pb and 4.1% Zn over 1.6m (Sample E01932)

Section E

1.22% ZnEq over 7.10m  (0.73% Zn; 0.55% Pb; and 2.33 g/t Ag)

Including

3.23% Zn; 2.54% Pb; and 13.1 g/t Ag over 1.1m (Sample E01954)

Section F

2.38% ZnEq over 10.8m (0.99% Zn; 0.56% Pb; 0.27% Cu and 10.53 g/t Ag)

Including

2.64% Zn and 1.58% Pb over 1.5m (Sample E13004)

1.27% Zn over 1.2m (Sample E01998)

1.56% Zn over 1.5m (Sample E01995)

1.25% Cu over 2.0m (Sample E02000)

Zinc equivalent is calculated considering a 100% recovery and based on prices of USD 1.08 per pound for Zinc; USD 17.89 per Oz for Silver; USD 0.86 per pound for Lead; and USD 2.80 per pound for Copper; Gold has not been incorporated in the calculation since the values are only sporadically anomalous.

Section A

16.073% ZnEq over 2.5m  (10.02% Zn; 0.56% Pb; 0.27% Cu and 10.53 g/t Ag)

SampleEastingNorthingSizeAg _PPMCu _PPMPb _PPMZn _ PPM
E01950662600424292171.599.302150.004070092200
E01949662600424292182.010.60667.003170056100

Section B

3.75% ZnEq over 8.2m (1.46% Zn; 0.99% Pb; 0.31% Cu; and 29.39 g/t Ag)

SampleEastingNorthingSizeAg _PPMCu _PPMPb _PPMZn _ PPM
E01942662606024292032.04.70144.008013160
E01941662606324292022.052.301630.001920026000
E01940662606824292031.249.6011100.00944015900
E01939662607124292031.55.201340.001135013850
E01938662607824292041.539.804640.00849014200

Section C

1.55% ZnEq over 6.1m (0.90% Zn; 0.57% Pb; and 8.22 g/t Ag)

SampleEastingNorthingSizeAg _PPMCu _PPMPb _PPMZn _ PPM
E01916662603624292401.20.7020.001680.002220
E01915662603724292391.43.0030.0016100.0028300
E01912662604024292381.027.702730.006390.009970
E01911662604124292380.919.0046.003740.002060
E01910662604324292381.60.206.00553.00708

Section D

1.80% ZnEq over 14.1m (0.86% Zn; 0.63% Pb; 0.12% Cu; and 5.69 g/t Ag)

SampleEastingNorthingSizeAg _PPMCu _PPMPb _PPMZn _ PPM
E01937662608624292401.7032.709070.001030016200
E01936662608924292421.803.0023.001160013050
E01935662608824292451.500.206.00182510
E01933662608624292492.000.603.00193364
E01932662608524292451.609.10138.003080041900
E01931662608424292461.500.5025.00114329
E01930662608324292471.600.1027.001577
E01929662608124292501.601.10372.00154520
E01928662608024292500.800.601150.0014108

Section E

1.22% ZnEq over 7.10m  (0.73% Zn; 0.55% Pb; and 2.33 g/t Ag)

SampleEastingNorthingSizeAg _PPMPb _PPMZn _ PPM
E01960662612524292122.00.4039105580
E01958662612424292140.51.7044107280
E01957662612424292151.50.2011301255
E01956662612324292172.00.102971
E01955662612224292181.113.102540032300

Section F

2.38% ZnEq over 10.8m (0.99% Zn; 0.56% Pb; 0.27% Cu and 10.53 g/t Ag)

SampleEastingNorthingSizeAg _PPMCu _PPMPb _PPMZn _ PPM
E13004662639824291781.516.00170.001585026400
E13003662639224291781.07.30346.0023005050
E02000662639124291762.014.1012500.009393430
E01999662639124291761.08.30593.0048806540
E01998662639124291781.28.7053.00962012750
E01997662639124291791.00.206.00161414
E01996662639124291801.64.3026.0042006330
E01995662639124291821.518.902360.00646015650

ABOUT DON JULIO PROJECT

The Don Julio project area contains 8 of the 19 known Sable’s identified anomalies within its San Juan exploration program (58000 hectares), located in the Cordillera Frontal of Argentina along the southern extension of the prolific Miocene El Indio-Pascua Belt. The Don Julio project area extends for approximately 12 x 10 km. The company has completed systematic geological mapping at 1:2,500 scale over all the known targets of the Don Julio cluster and recognizing mapping in areas located between the main alteration zones. The mapping work was complemented with 1,825 rock samples and 283 talus samples, in addition 8 drill holes were drilled (3101 m) at the Esperanza and Heaven Hill targets. The results of the extensive mapping and sampling carried out by Sable’s team identified various magmatic centers with associated large hydrothermal alteration and different styles of mineralization including Au-Cu porphyry; IS/HS epithermal; and skarn.

ABOUT SABLE RESOURCES LTD.

Sable is a well-funded junior grassroots explorer focused on the discovery of new precious metal projects through systematic exploration in endowed terranes located in favorable, established mining jurisdictions. Sable’s main focus is developing its large portfolio of new greenfields projects to resource stage utilizing their Upper Level Epithermal Strategy. Sable is actively exploring the San Juan Regional Program (58,000ha) incorporating the Don Julio Project in San Juan Province, Argentina; the Mexico Regional Program (1.16Mha in application, 39,000ha titled) incorporating the Margarita, Vinata and El Escarpe projects; and the Scorpius Project in Ayacucho, Peru.

Sample Preparation and QAQC

Sample preparation for the Don Julio Project is carried out by ALS Chemex Argentina, a subsidiary of ALS Minerals, at their facility located in Mendoza, Argentina. Analyses are carried out at their laboratory in Lima, Peru. Sample preparation includes drying in an oven at a maximum temperature of 60°C, fine crushing of the sample to at least 70% passing less than 2 mm, sample splitting using a riffle splitter, and pulverizing a 250 g split to at least 85% passing 75 microns (code PREP-31).

Gold was analyzed by fire assay of a 30 g sample split with detection by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometer (ICP-AES); multi-elements were analyzed by an aqua regia digestion of a 1 gram sub-sample with detection by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometer (ICP-AES) for 35 elements (Ag, Al, As, B, Ba, Be, Bi, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Ga, Hg, K, La, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, P, Pb, S, Sb, Sc, Sr, Th, Ti, Tl, U, V, W, Zn) (codes Au-ICP21 and ME-ICP41). This digestion method dissolves most minerals but not all elements are quantitatively extracted in some sample matrices. Control samples (standards, blanks, and duplicates) are inserted systematically and their results evaluated according to the Company protocols.

Qualified Person

Luis Arteaga M.Sc. P.Geo. Exploration Manager for Sable Resources and the Company’s Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101 has reviewed and approved the technical information in this news release.

We seek safe harbor

SOURCE Sable Resources Ltd.

For further information: Tom Obradovich, President & CEO, [email protected], Tel (416) 985-7140; Or visit sableresources.com

Original Article: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/sable-confirms-new-discovery-from-fermin-skarn-project-in-san-juan-argentina-861325209.html