11 May 2017

Dunnedin Announces Gold Exploration Plans and Spinout Record Date

Dunnedin Announces Gold Exploration Plans and Spinout Record Date

 

May 11, 2017 – Vancouver, BC, Canada. – Dunnedin Ventures Inc. (the “Company” or “Dunnedin”) (TSX-V: DVI) today reported that the date of record for a Plan of Arrangement to spin out rights to gold mineralization at its Kahuna project, Nunavut, will be June 30, 2017.

 

The Company also announces its exploration plans to define drill targets across its Kannuqa gold belt, an approximately 300 square kilometre folded greenstone belt that has sourced widespread gold-in-tills, gold-in-bedrock, and gold in drill core, and is surrounded by Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.’s (TSE: AEM; “Agnico”) Meliadine project to the north, west and south.

 

 

Figure 1: Exploration blocks at the Kannuqa belt, one of four gold belts at Kahuna.  Adjacent gold projects shown in inset; Agnico’s Meliadine project and NxGold Ltd.’s (TSX-V: NXN) Kuulu project.

The Kannuqa belt is one of four gold-bearing metasediment belts have been explored at Kahuna.  Details of the other gold belts will be made available as results of last summer’s exploration are received. The Kannuqa belt covers approximately 300 km2 (30,000 Ha), and has been divided for exploration purposes into 11 blocks averaging 25 square kilometres each.  All blocks contain gold occurrences as follows.

 

Table 1: Kannuqa Gold Belt sample results combined from historic data and Dunnedin’s 2015 till survey.

Block  

Approx.

Area

(km2)

Number of Till Samples Total Gold Grains Avg. Grains Per Sample Total Pristine Grains Bedrock

Has Been Sampled for Gold

Has Been Drilled for Gold
1 22 10 61 6 6 Yes Yes
2 25 8 70 9 7 Yes Yes
3 33 12 97 8 9 No No
4 33 9 136 15 12 No No
5 21 11 348 32 59 No No
6 20 4 96 24 17 No No
7 15 2 29 15 4 No No
8 25 13 296 23 56 No No
9 30 22 522 24 68 No No
10 25 12 179 15 19 No No
11 20 2 50 25 6 No No
TOTAL 269 105 1884 18 263

 

“We’ve identified more than 50 areas with concentrated gold-in-tills that include pristine, locally derived gold grains.  These were deposited down-ice from nearby bedrock sources that appear to lie within the Kannuqa gold belt,” said Chris Taylor, CEO of Dunnedin. “While gold is widespread in tills throughout the belt, it is concentrated near bedrock fold hinges in a pattern similar to that published at Meliadine.  As the Kannuqa belt begins less than 15 kilometres from the Meliadine mine site, it is a near-term priority for Dunnedin’s exploration efforts and has excellent potential to host new gold discoveries.”

 

Dunnedin confirmed historical gold-in-till results through recovery of proximally-sourced gold grains from Block 1 as disclosed on October 17, 2016.  Dunnedin expects to soon receive gold results from till samples collected across the Kahuna project in 2016.  These will include new results from the Kannuqa gold belt, which will direct upcoming exploration.

 

Field crews are expected to mobilize in early June 2017, when ground conditions allow.  The Company will expand its gold-in-till sampling grid across each of the 11 defined exploration blocks, including higher density sampling around high historical grain counts, and will undertake a geological prospecting and mapping program that will define drill targets at each block.  Drilling will be planned and implemented based on results received from this work.

 

As previously disclosed, a property-wide diamond exploration program will be concurrently undertaken, including drill testing of a number of high priority diamond indicator mineral sources, and collection of diamondiferous kimberlite bulk samples for diamond valuation purposes.  All till sampling conducted across the property will be screened for both indicator mineral and gold content, as Dunnedin has observed gold grains and kimberlite indicator minerals occur together in the majority of samples.

 

As disclosed on May 1 2017, Dunnedin has accelerated its 100 percent earn-in of the Kahuna project and is proceeding with its intention to spin out rights to gold mineralization at the Kahuna project.  The project and rights will be spun out into a wholly-owned subsidiary pursuant to a Plan of Arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia).  The Arrangement will also include an agreed upon working capital amount to facilitate exploration activities at these projects.

Shareholders of record on June 30 2017 will be entitled to receive a distribution of shares in a new gold entity that will be listed on a Canadian stock exchange.  Additional details regarding the Arrangement will be provided as they become available.

Mr. R. Bob Singh, P.Geo, Exploration Manager, is the qualified person responsible for the technical content of this news release.

For further information please contact Mr. Knox Henderson, Investor Relations, at 604-551-2360.

 

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Dunnedin Ventures Inc.

 

Chris Taylor

Chief Executive Officer

 

About the Kahuna Project

Kahuna is an advanced stage high grade diamond project located near Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.  Dunnedin is now recovering diamonds and indicator minerals from a series of kimberlite and till samples collected in from two seasons of field work.  An Inferred Resource released by Dunnedin showed over 4 million carats of macrodiamonds (+0.85 mm) at a grade of 1.01 carats per tonne had been defined along the partial strike length of the Kahuna and Notch kimberlite dikes through shallow drilling.  The largest diamond recovered was a 5.43 carat stone from the Kahuna dike which was a piece of a larger diamond that had been broken during the sample preparation process and was reconstructed as having an original size of 13.42 carats.  Recent results include a 0.82 tonne sample of the PST kimberlite dike which returned 96 macrodiamonds totalling 5.34 carats (+0.85 mm) and a 2.36 tonne sample of the Notch kimberlite which returned 89 macrodiamonds totalling 2.38 carats (+0.85 mm).

 

The Kahuna project is located adjacent to the development-stage Meliadine gold project of Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. Meliadine has approximately 14.5 million tonnes of Proven and Probable Reserves grading 7.32 g/t gold, containing 3.4 million ounces of gold as of December 31, 2015.   There is an additional Indicated Resource of 20.7 million tonnes grading 4.95 g/t gold containing 3.3 million ounces of gold, and an additional Inferred Resource of 14.7 million tonnes grading 7.51 g/t gold containing 3.5 million ounces of gold (source: www.agnicoeagle.com).

 

 

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

 

Statements included in this announcement, including statements concerning our plans, intentions and expectations, which are not historical in nature are intended to be, and are hereby identified as, “forward-looking statements”.  Forward-looking statements may be identified by words including “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “expects” and similar expressions. The Company cautions readers that forward-looking statements, including without limitation those relating to the Company’s future operations and business prospects, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements.

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27 Mar 2017

Strong Gold Results and New Targets At Dunnedin’s Trapper Project

March 27, 2017 – Vancouver, BC, Canada. – Dunnedin Ventures Inc. (the “Company” or “Dunnedin”) (TSX-V: DVI) today announced results from exploration undertaken in October of 2016 designed to find additional gold zones at its 100% owned Trapper property.  Trapper is a copper-gold porphyry project in northern British Columbia with results that include high grade visible gold flanking copper-mineralized porphyry in drill core, and gold drilled across 2.2 kilometres.  Highlights of the current survey include:

 

  • 62 heavy mineral concentrate samples collected across 40 km2 of the project returned an average of 2.31 g/t (2,310 ppb) gold, with a range of 0 to 32.1 g/t (32,100 ppb) gold
  • High gold values occur upslope from previously drilled gold zones, defining new gold targets or significant step-outs to known zones

 

“We’ve now identified two main areas of gold mineralization at Trapper,” said Chris Taylor, Dunnedin’s President and CEO. “The first contains high gold values across more than three kilometres, with most samples originating upslope from past drilling and containing gold that must originate from new, untested targets.  This area generated strong gold values where drilled, and these new results suggest significant expansion potential.  A second area has also now been identified with consistently high gold values across two kilometres.  A drill hole completed within 500 metres of this target hit sulphide-rich porphyry style alteration, and the area was identified at that time as a priority for follow-up exploration.”

 

Table 1: Gold results from neutron activation testing of heavy mineral concentrates

Sample Gold (ppb) Sample Gold (ppb) Sample Gold (ppb) Sample Gold (ppb)
KB001 715 KB016 < 5 KB031 1420 KB048 6410
KB002 1110 KB017 < 5 KB032 6080 KB049 11700
KB003 1000 KB018 104 KB033 6100 KB050 1500
KB004 6670 KB019 137 KB034 174 KB051 3080
KB005 < 5 KB020 792 KB035 676 KB052 689
KB006 9580 KB021 181 KB036 446 KB053 2140
KB007 179 KB022 < 5 KB037 6670 KB054 32100
KB008 12000 KB023 74 KB038 3940 KB055 705
KB009 538 KB024 583 KB039 < 5 KB056 302
KB010 144 KB025 747 KB040 721 KB057 7970
KB011 1850 KB026 238 KB041 92 KB058 170
KB012 < 5 KB027 109 KB042 < 5 KB059 378
KB013 109 KB028 111 KB045 < 5 KB060 < 5
KB014 225 KB029 279 KB046 1780 KB061 6690
KB015 237 KB030 1980 KB047 46 KB062 107

Figure 1: Terrain map showing gold results, past drilling and primary target areas

DVI_NR_MAR27_gold-results

 

Table 2: Highlighted gold results from drill collar locations provided in Figure 1.


Drill Hole
From

(m)

To

(m)

Width* (m) Au (g/t)
TG-11-001 37.50 38.52 1.02 2.04
TG-11-004 105.41 117.00 11.59 1.18
TG-11-005 36.15 38.08 1.93 4.23
TG-11-006 27.74 37.86 10.12 1.09
TG-11-011 106.89 141.00 34.11 1.71
including 106.89 107.30 0.41 92.80
including 114.65 118.04 3.39 3.90
TG-11-013 250.03 255.03 5.00 1.39
TG-11-014 196.35 206.35 10.00 1.08
TG-11-018 88.00 93.00 5.00 1.78
TG-11-020 5.00 7.50 2.50 4.13
TG-11-038 122.50 137.50 15.00 1.68
including 132.50 136.73 4.23 5.08
and including 136.11 136.73 0.62 21.80
TG-11-039 67.50 97.50 30.00 1.01
including 70.00 72.50 2.50 2.19
including 77.50 80.00 2.50 2.98
including 82.66 85.00 2.34 2.64
TG-11-040 132.50 160.00 27.50 1.19
137.50 140.00 2.50 11.15

*Width represents core length and is not intended to reflect true width.

 

Two styles of mineralization have been drilled and mapped at Trapper.  The first is gold-rich semi-massive sulphide stockwork that was the focus of drilling in 2011.  This type of intermediate-sulphidation precious and base metal stockwork mineralization has been reported at many major porphyry deposits worldwide, typically overlying or flanking the primary copper porphyry centres.  Intervals at Trapper include 34.11 m of 1.71 g/t gold, including 0.41 m of 92.80 g/t gold, and 27.50 m of 1.19 g/t gold, including 2.50 m of 11.15 g/t gold.

 

The second style of mineralization is copper-mineralized alkalic porphyry.  Samples returning up to 0.57% copper in bedrock and 2.5% copper in float have been collected at Trapper including both bornite-chalcopyrite copper sulphide mineralization, and azurite-malachite copper oxide mineralization.  These targets have not yet been directly targeted by drilling at Trapper, although copper-mineralized porphyry diking has been intersected in drill core, along with high-energy porphyry style hydrothermal breccias and porphyry style alteration.

 

The Company will next asses the gold grain content and mineralogy of the heavy mineral concentrates to characterize proximity to gold sources, and to map porphyry alteration and base metal zonation across the project.  This will allow sample areas to be prioritized for follow-up exploration.  Results will be released as work is completed.

 

During the 2016 program, gravel, sand and silt were collected from stream and talus sources across the project, and sieved to -20 mesh to produce a 10 kilogram concentrate from each sample site.  Samples were further processed using various density and magnetic separation techniques at CF Mineral Research Ltd. of Kelowna, British Columbia, to produce heavy mineral concentrates.  Each concentrate was partitioned into a sample sent for neutron activation assaying of gold content at Activation Laboratories Ltd. (“ActLabs”) of Ancaster, Ontario, from which the results in this release are provided, and a sample kept by the Company for further gold grain and mineral analysis.

 

The Company has also granted an aggregate of 325,000 stock options to consultants of the Company, exercisable at $0.37 per share for a period of five years.

 

Mr. R. Bob Singh, P.Geo., Exploration Manager, is the qualified person responsible for the technical content of this news release.

 

For further information please contact Mr. Knox Henderson, Investor Relations, at 604-551-2360.

 

On behalf of the Board of Directors

 

Dunnedin Ventures Inc.

Chris Taylor

Chief Executive Officer

 

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

 

Statements included in this announcement, including statements concerning our plans, intentions and expectations, which are not historical in nature are intended to be, and are hereby identified as, “forward-looking statements”.  Forward-looking statements may be identified by words including “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “expects” and similar expressions. The Company cautions readers that forward-looking statements, including without limitation those relating to the Company’s future operations and business prospects, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements.

 

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