CARLYLE COMMODITIES CORP. (CSE:CCC, FSE:1OZA, OTC:DLRYF) (“Carlyle” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has completed an updated National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects(“NI 43-101”) pit constrained inferred mineral resource calculation (the “Newton Resource Calculation”) on its 100% owned Newton Project located in the Clinton Mining Division of the Province of British Columbia (the “Newton Project”) held through its wholly-owned subsidiary Isaac Newton Mining Corp.
To complete the Updated Newton Resource Calculation, an updated pit-constrained resource estimation, the Company engaged RockRidge Consulting (“RockRidge”). RockRidge is located in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada and consults in Canada, USA, Africa, Asia, Oceania and Europe. The RockRidge team has a broad range of geological experience, knowledge, expertise and completes or assists in projects ranging from early-stage exploration through to development and operations.
The Updated Newton Resource Calculation utilizes optimized pit shell constraints to fulfil the requirement for “reasonable prospects for eventual economic extraction.” The inferred mineral resource estimate respectively contains 861,400 t. oz of Au, and 4,678,000 t. oz of Ag with an average grade of 0.63 g/t Au, a cut-off of 0.25 g/t Au throughout 42,396,600 tonnes. The inferred mineral resource estimate is summarized below.
Morgan Good, President and Chief Executive Officer of Carlyle, commented: “The Carlyle team is very pleased with the outcome of this new inferred resource estimate which has increased the average grade to 0.63 g/t Au with a cut-off of 0.25 g/t Au, providing 861,400 oz of gold. These types of figures are encouraging in this market and provide a positive path forward for Carlyle to increase shareholder value through further exploration at the Newton Project.”
Jeremy Hanson, Director and VP Exploration of Carlyle, stated: “We believe the Newton Project to be a great mineral system, one geologically analogous to the Blackwater deposit owned by Artemis Gold Inc. (TSXV:ARTG). This resource estimate gives us a great stepping off point as the hydrothermal system remains open in multiple directions and the project contains numerous high priority exploration targets.”
The Newton Project contained a historical non-pit constrained estimated mineral resource of 1.6 million ounces gold and 7.7 million ounces silver, at the inferred confidence level as reported in a NI 43-101 technical report dated effective December 19, 2012, entitled “Technical Report on the Initial Mineral Resource Estimate for the New Project, Central British Columbia, Canada”, prepared by Reno Pressacco, M.Sc.(A), P.Geo., of Roscoe Postle and Associates Ltd. (the “Newton Technical Report”). The Updated Newton Resource Calculation utilizes optimized pit shell constraints to fulfil the requirement for “reasonable prospects for eventual economic extraction”. The inferred mineral resource contains 861,400 oz of Au, and 4,678,000 oz of Ag with an average grade of 0.63 g/t Au, a cut off of 0.25 g/t Au throughout 42,396,600 tonnes.
The Newton Project deposit remains open in multiple directions with potential for increased size, grade, and additional mineralized areas. The current and historic inferred mineral resources occupy only 7% of the area of an underling broad induced polarization (“IP”) anomaly. Immediate areas for follow up include south and southwest of the current inferred mineral resource, where historic drilling has intercepted mineralized volcanics, which are not part of the Updated Newton Resource Calculation, as well as down dip to the southwest, where the mineralization remains open.Much of the large Newton Project sulphide-bearing alteration zone, as defined by Amarc Resources Ltd.’s (“Amarc”) 2010 IP survey, has not been thoroughly explored. The Newton Project gold deposit lies within a northwest trending total field magnetic low that extends approximately 500 m to the northwest beyond the deposit as defined by the densest drilling, to an area where the few exploration holes returned geologically important intersections of greater than 100 ppb (0.1 g/t) Au, such as hole 92-03 that returned 54 m grading 0.50 g/t Au including 30 m grading 0.70 g/t Au, and hole 10023 that returned 39 m at 1.21 Au, indicating potential to host additional resources. In addition, to the north, mineralization in hole 12076 has not been fully explored and in the south, the mineralized intervals in hole 12086 are indicative of resource potential in this vicinity.
Future work at the Newton Project may include exploration drilling at these additional targets within the 7 km2hydrothermal system, as well as infill drilling to improve the grade definition and upgrade the resource classification.
- The Newton Project is a large, bulk tonnage, low – to intermediate-sulphidation, epithermal gold deposit with nearly 30,000 m of drilling exploring and developing the historical resource, primarily between 2009-2012.
- Updated inferred pit-constrained mineral resource contains 861,400 oz of Au, and 4,678,000 oz of Ag with an average grade of 0.63 g/t Au, a cut off of 0.25 g/t Au throughout 42,396,600 tonnes.
- The Newton Project encompasses more than 24,000 ha and contains an historical resource of 1.6 million oz Au & 7.7 million oz Ag estimated at the inferred confidence level. Carlyle believes the Newton Project represents an outstanding development project (see the Newton Technical Report).
- Mineralization occurs within an 800 x 400 m area defined by drilling to depths of 560 m, with majority of holes not exceeding 300 m depth.
- Underlying the deposit, a large IP anomaly measures 4 km x 2 km and covers an area greater than 7 km2 – yet the historical inferred mineral resource occupies slightly over 0.5 km2 or just 7% of the anomaly.
- Gold and associated base metal mineralization precipitated in extensive zones of strong quartz-sericite alteration as well as in mafic volcanic and clastic sedimentary rocks and along fault and fracture zones.
- The alteration assemblages and metal associations at the Newton Project are similar the Blackwater gold project deposit of Artemis Gold Inc. (“Artemis”) The Blackwater gold project, which is in construction phase, is located approximately 185 km northeast of Newton, where it is one of Canada’s largest open-pit gold deposits and one of the world’s largest environmental assessment approved gold development projects. Blackwater has a measured + indicated resource estimated at 11.7 million ounces Au and 122 million ounces of Ag (see Artemis’ “Blackwater Gold Project British Columbia NI 43-101 Technical Report on Pre-Feasibility Study”, authored by Sue Bird, Daniel Fontaine, Tracy Meintjes, Marc Schulte and John Thomas, August 26, 2020; www.artemisgoldinc.com).
A copy of the Company’s NI 43-101 compliant “Technical Report on the Updated Mineral Resources Estimate for the Newton Project, British Columbia, Canada” dated June 13, 2022 authored by Michael F. O’Brien, P.Geo., and Douglas Turnbull, P.Geo., which contains the Updated Newton Resource Calculation, is available under Carlyle’s profile on SEDAR.
Michael F. O’Brien, M.Sc., P.Geo. a Qualified Person, as such term is defined by NI 43-101, has reviewed the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for this news release and has approved the disclosure herein. Historical information contained in this news release cannot be relied upon Mr. O’Brien has not prepared nor verified the historical information.
Carlyle is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral resource properties. Carlyle owns 100% of the Newton Project in the Clinton Mining Division of B.C. and is listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”) under the symbol “CCC”.
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CARLYLE COMMODITIES CORP.
Chief Executive Officer
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Historical Information Disclaimer
The Newton Technical Report historic inferred mineral resource estimate was prepared by Amarc. Accordingly, historical information contained in this news release and within the Newton Technical Report cannot be relied upon, as no Qualified Person working for the Company has done sufficient work to classify the historic estimate as a current mineral resource, and the Company is treating the estimate as an historical mineral resource.
Adjacent Property Disclaimer
This news release contains information about adjacent properties on which Carlyle does not have the right to explore or mine. Investors are cautioned that mineral deposits on adjacent properties are not indicative of mineral deposits on the Company’s properties. The Company does not imply that information or results from the Newton Project, either at present or in the future, will be similar to that of Artemis’ Blackwater project or other large epithermal projects.
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