Vancouver, British Columbia, October 7, 2021 - Searchlight Resources Inc. (“Searchlight” or the “Company”) (TSXV: SCLT, US: CNYCF, FSE: 2CC2) is pleased to announce the results of outcrop samples collected during preliminary field work visits to the Robinson Creek Gold Project, located approximately 15 kilometres west of Creighton, Saskatchewan, in the historic Flin Flon mining camp.
- Outcrop samples verify high gold values in surface outcrops
- Greater than 10 g/t Au from Quartz, Bleiler and Vein zones
- 40% of outcrop samples greater than 0.5 g/t Au
During the 2021 summer field season, a geological team completed an initial site visit to the Robinson Creek project to sample and confirm the surface locations of the Vein, Bleiler, and Quartz Zones. During the program, a total of 60 outcrop samples and 12 soil samples were collected. Selected outcrop samples are shown in Table 1. Results show multiple samples with greater than 10 g/t Au from all three zones, and over 40% of outcrop samples with greater than 0.5 g/t Au (Map 1).
“These are excellent first results from our new Robinson Creek project indicating high grade gold from surface outcrops from all known zones”, stated Stephen Wallace, Searchlight’s CEO. “These results will assist future mapping, trenching and drill planning”.
Concurrent with the field work, Airborne Triaxial Magnetic Gradiometer and Lidar surveys were carried out over the entire Robinson Creek property. The results of these airborne surveys along with further results from the field work are expected to be received in October. In addition, detailed compilation of the 70 drill holes at Robinson Creek is underway, and will be used along with the geophysical data for drill planning on this project.
Table 1. Gold Assays from Selected Outcrop Samples from the Robinson Creek Mineralized Zones
The samples in Table 1 can be described as Grab samples, chipped from outcrops exposed at or near the surface. These samples were collected based on visible mineralization, geology and structure, and so the resulting metal concentrations should not be considered representative of the overall mineralization on the property. Grab samples are indicators to help define further exploration work.
Map 1. Gold Assays (g/t) from Outcrop Samples from the Robinson Creek Mineralized Zones
The Robinson Creek Gold Project consists of 7 claim blocks covering 1.84 square kilometres, located approximately 15 kilometres northwest of Searchlight’s Bootleg Lake claims. The Robinson Creek target area lies within a structurally controlled mesothermal lode gold system, with considerable historical exploration which includes geologic mapping, trenching, soil surveys, airborne and ground geophysical surveys, and over 70 diamond drill holes. The Robinson Creek target comprises three gold zones - the Vein, Bleiler, and Quartz Zones - over a strike length of approximately 600 metres (Map 1).
Samples were collected by geologists from the Axiom Geological Group, and transported directly to TSL Laboratories Inc. in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The samples were analysed with Fire Assay Package FA/ Gravimetric – 30 gram and Multi Element Package ICP-MS – Aqua digest.
Stephen Wallace, P.Geo., is Searchlight's Qualified Person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release.
About Searchlight Resources Inc.
Searchlight Resources Inc. (TSX.V:SCLT; US:CYNCF) is a Canadian mineral exploration and development company focused on Saskatchewan, Canada, which has been ranked as the top location for mining investment in Canada by the Fraser Institute. Exploration focus is on gold and battery minerals throughout the Province, concentrating on projects with road access.
Searchlight holds a 427.6 square kilometre land position within the gold and base metal rich Flin Flon - Snow Lake Greenstone Belt. The Company is currently advancing its Bootleg Lake Gold Project located in Saskatchewan, less than 10 km from Flin Flon, Manitoba, and which hosts four past-producing high-grade gold mines.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
Stephen Wallace, President, CEO and Director
SEARCHLIGHT RESOURCES INC.
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