Mega Discovers Significant Mineralization within the Proposed Open Pit at the Monument Bay Gold Camp

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Mega Discovers Significant Mineralization within the Proposed Open Pit at the Monument Bay Gold Camp

THUNDER BAY, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mega Precious Metals Inc. (MGP:TSX-V) ("Mega") is pleased to announce the discovery of additional gold mineralization from 12 diamond drill holes totaling 5,378 m as part of its ongoing old core assay program (OCAP).

The OCAP program has been designed to assay previously unassayed mineralized core intervals from a library of over 75,000 m of historical core as the previous operators were testing only for narrow high grade veins. Material previously classified as waste is being converted into economic mineralization, subsequently increasing resource material and potentially grade within the proposed open pit. As such, each of these drill holes continues to enhance the open pit potential of this large gold bearing system and each of the zones remains open along strike and down dip.


Results from this OCAP program have not been included in the NI 43-101 resource which was released in February 2012 estimated to contain a NI 43-101 compliant Measured Resource of 1.4M tonnes grading 3.3 g/tonne for 143,785 ounces, plus an Indicated Resource of 11.6M tonnes grading 2.43 g/tonne for 902,225 ounces plus Inferred Resources of 14.2M tonnes grading 3.78 g/tonne for 1,726,674 ounces. Mega plans to continue the OCAP program by testing the remaining 70,000 m of core throughout 2012 and 2013 followed by an updated NI 43-101.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • TL 11-369 pre OCAPintersected, 1.0metres at 6.34 g/t gold
    • Post OCAP intersected, 22.0metres at 0.71 g/t gold, 16.0 metres at 0.99 g/t gold
  • TL 11- 376 pre OCAP intersected, 15.0 metres at 2.06 g/t gold
    • Post OCAP intersected, 37.0 metres at 1.04 g/t gold
  • TL 11- 383 pre OCAP intersected 1.9metres at 5.00 g/t gold
    • Post OCAP intersected, 30.8 metres at 0.93 g/t gold, 27.7 metres at 0.94 g/t gold
  • TL 11-384 pre OCAP intersected No significant values
    • Post OCAP intersected, 67.0 metres at 0.45 g/t gold

  • TL 11-385 pre OCAP intersected 11.0 metres at 1.90 g/t gold
    • Post OCAP intersected 3 mineralized zones:
      • 15.0 metres at 0.47 g/t gold
      • 29.0 metres at 1.04 g/t gold
      • 3.31 metres at .87 g/t gold
  • TL 11-387 pre OCAP intersected 5.0metres at 2.29 g/t gold
    • Post OCAP intersected, 70.0 metres at 0.82 g/t gold
  • TL 11-389 preOCAPintersected, 10.0metres at 2.06 g/t gold
    • Post OCAP intersected, 49.4 metres at 0.83 g/t gold

A summary of the OCAP results are listed below.

Monument Bay Pre-OCAP
(as of February 2012)
  Monument Bay Post-OCAP
(as of September 2012)
HOLE#  

FROM

(m)

 

TO

(m)

 

INTERCEPT

(m)

 

Au

Grade

(g/t)

 

FROM

(m)

 

TO

(m)

 

INTERCEPT

(m)

 

Au

Grade

(g/t)

TL-11-367  288.5  319.5  31.0  1.29  273  328.9  55.9  0.95
               211  217  6.0  0.91
               361.4  374.4  13.0  0.30
                         
TL-11-369  335  336  1.0  6.34  335  357  22.0  0.71
               414  430  16.0  0.99
                         
TL-11-370  139  144  5.0  1.78  139  144  5.0  2.19
   280.7  282.2  1.5  4.08  180  195  15.0  1.15
   296.7  301.1  4.4  2.99  279  282.2  3.2  2.34
               299  302  3.0  2.35
                         
TL-11-373  498  513  15.0  1.94  450  453  3.0  1.94
               483  520  37.0  0.92
               537  548  11.0  0.45
                     .   
TL-11-376  275  290  15.0  2.06  257  294  37.0  1.04
                         
TL-11-382  474  478  4.0  4.63  410.5  483  72.5  0.69
                         
TL-11-383  447.7  449.6  1.9  5.00  433.2  464  30.8  0.93
               543  570.7  27.7  0.94
                         
TL-11-384           NSV  91  158  67.0  0.45
                         
                         
TL-11-385  473  484  11.0  1.90  415.9  430.9  15.0  0.47
               471  500  29.0  1.04
               566.7  570  3.3  1.87
                         
TL-11-387  69  74  5.0  2.29  48  118  70.0  0.82
                         
TL-11-389  109.7  119.7  10.0  2.06  108  157.4  49.4  0.83
                         
TL-11-390  72  87  15.0  3.27  65  109.9  44.9  2.11
   97.3  106  8.7  4.32      Read Full Story

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