VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / May 10, 2022 / Lucky Minerals Inc. (TSXV:LKY),(OTC PINK:LKMNF)(FRA:LKY) ('Lucky' or the 'Company') is pleased to announce it continues with the trenching program for the upcoming drill program at the Wayka epithermal gold discovery at its 100% owned Fortuna Property ('Fortuna') in southern Ecuador.
Wall Zone trenching identifies additional altered mineralized structures that will be tested in upcoming drilling
Trenching in the Wall Zone (trenches T-22, T-23 and C-7) in weakly altered meta granites returned anomalous gold. The foliation in trench T-22 strikes 118 degrees and dips 38 degrees SE.
Kelly Zone trenching returns 1.21 g/t gold over 10 metres and also identifies anomalous altered structures
Trenching in the Kelly Zone which includes trench T-12 located approximately 700 metres north of trench T-5 (Discovery Zone) returned an average of 1.21 g/t gold over 10 metres (Please see news release October 25, 2021). Mineralization in this area is mainly of sericite-quartz type in contrast to that of mainly strong silicification found in the Discovery Zone trenches T-5 and T-6. Other trenches in the Kelly Zone, T-24 and T-25 are in silicified hydrothermal breccias and returned anomalous gold. Trench T-26 in silicified schists also returned anomalous gold.
First prospecting effort in area of significant soil anomaly yields 7.8 g/t gold over 1 metre
Approximately 1 km ENE of the Wall Zone a massive lens of magnetite with pyrite veinlets and disseminations was identified hosted in a leucocratic coarse-grained granite. The magnetite lens strikes northwest and has a vertical dip. A sample taken across one metre returned 7.81 g/t gold. The lens lies approximately 1.2 km east of the El Buitre porphyry prospect. See map below.
Map showing trench and channel locations by zones
Map showing Wall Zone trenches and location of magnetite lens
Francois Perron, CEO stated, 'Field work continues to add information about the alteration systems at Wayka. The upcoming drilling campaign, slated to begin in June, will start to expand this knowledge to depth as we follow up our trenches in the Discovery Zone. Hopefully by understanding the intensity of alteration in all of these structures we will better understand how to direct our exploration efforts towards higher potential areas. The new sample from a magnetite vein located 1 km east of our current trenching efforts adds a new avenue of exploration as this type of mineralization is distinct from what we have encountered thus far.
Wayka - Next Steps
- Mobilization for drilling campaign (underway)
- Drilling (June)
- Trenching (ongoing)
- Prospecting in other areas to deepen our understanding of overall Wayka area (ongoing).
All exploration work is completed following QA/QC protocols and include the insertion of a coarse blank, a standard and duplicate sample on every batch of 25 samples.
Samples are submitted to ALS Chemex Labs in Quito for preparation work, and the analytical work is completed at their lab facility in Lima, Peru. ALS Chemex is an ISO certified and accredited laboratory.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Chief Executive Officer
Lucky is an exploration and development company targeting large-scale mineral systems in proven districts with the potential to host world class deposits. Lucky owns a 100% interest in the Fortuna Property.
The Company's Fortuna Project is comprised of twelve contiguous, 550 km2 (55,000 Hectares, or 136,000 Acres) exploration concessions. Fortuna is located in a highly prospective, yet underexplored, gold belt in southern Ecuador.
Covid-19 Safety Protocols
Lucky has strict rules in place for all workers arriving to and from field sites. All personnel are tested upon arriving and leaving and are tested every two weeks. All personnel are following COVID protocols with permanent disinfection procedures in place and are following correspondent social distancing while being isolated from the surrounding communities.
Victor Jaramillo, M.Sc.A., P.Geo., Lucky's Exploration Manager and a qualified person in accordance with National Instrument 43-101, is responsible for supervising the exploration
program at the Fortuna Project for Lucky Minerals and has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release.
Further information on Lucky can be found on the Company's website at www.luckyminerals.com and at www.sedar.com, or by contacting François Perron, President and CEO, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (866) 924 6484.
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This news release contains forward-looking statements relating to the future operations of the Company and other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are often identified by terms such as 'will', 'may', 'should', 'anticipate', 'expects' and similar expressions. All statements other than statements of historical fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding the future plans and objectives of the Company are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: uncertainties related to exploration and development; the ability to raise sufficient capital to fund exploration and development; changes in economic conditions or financial markets; increases in input costs; litigation, legislative, environmental and other judicial, regulatory, political and competitive developments; technological or operational difficulties or inability to obtain permits encountered in connection with exploration activities; and labor relations matters. This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect the Company's forward-looking information. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations also include risks detailed from time to time in the filings made by the Company with securities regulators.
The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of any forward-looking information may prove to be incorrect. Events or circumstances may cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted, as a result of numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking information. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and the Company will not update or revise publicly any of the included forward-looking statements unless required by Canadian securities law.
SOURCE: Lucky Minerals Inc.
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