BURLINGTON, ON / ACCESSWIRE / May 6, 2021 / Murchison Minerals Ltd. ('Murchison' or the 'Company') (TSXV:MUR) announces that it has entered into an agreement ('the Agreement') with Gestion Aline Leclerc Inc. (the 'Optionor') granting Murchison an option to earn 100% interest in 75 mineral claims covering 2,377 hectares (the 'Property Package'), by making payments totaling $500,000 and property expenditures of $1,000,000 over a 6-year period. The Agreement is subject to Regulatory Approval. The first payment of $20,000 is due in 12 months from the effective date of the Agreement. The Optionor will retain a royalty of 1% of net smelter returns (NSR) on future production. The 1% NSR can be acquired anytime by the Company for $1,000,000 and is payable in cash, common shares or a combination of cash and common shares.
These claims, split into 4 blocks are located in the Barraute-Landrienne mining camp, approximately 60 km north of Val-d'Or, and about 4 km northwest of the municipality of Barraute in Quebec and were selected targeting new zinc-silver-gold deposits. These four blocks of claims are believed to host some of the best untested geological/geophysical base-metal targets in the area and are considered ready for drilling.
Figure 1, Location of Claim Blocks.
Exploration work completed throughout the past several years by the Optionor and others resulted in a new geological interpretation suggesting the correlation of the Abcourt-Barvue Mine stratigraphy within the Barraute property. Further west, the Landrienne property hosts several untested isolated Megatem geophysical anomalies, near felsic-mafic volcanic contacts.
The Barraute mining camp hosts several mineralized showings and polymetallic metal deposits including the substantial 15.7 Mt zinc-silver Abcourt-Barvue deposit located at only 2 km from the Barraute property.
Zinc-silver mineralization was discovered in the region in 1950. The Abcourt-Barvue deposit of Abcourt Mines Inc. was in operation during two periods: between 1952 and 1957 by Barvue Mines Limited and between 1985 and 1990 by Abcourt. In all 5,002,19 metric tonnes grading 38.74 g/t Ag and 2.98% Zn were mined from the Barvue open pit and 632,319 metric tonnes grading 131.65 g/t Ag and 5.04% Zn were mined from underground production.
These newly acquired properties are located near all needed infrastructure and human resources for exploration and possible future operations.
Figure 2, Location of the Barraute Claim Blocks.
Figure 3, Location of the Landrienne Claim Blocks and the EM anomalies.
In order to earn 100% interest in the Property Package Murchison will pay $100,000 in cash by the fourth anniversary and $400,000 in cash or common shares or any combination of cash and common shares (at the option of the Company) for the fifth and sixth anniversary payments. Murchison also needs to complete $1,000,000 in exploration work over the 6-year duration of the Agreement. The following table details the payments and exploration commitments on an annual basis.
Chief Executive Officer Jean-Charles Potvin comments: 'We are very pleased to add the Barraute-Landrienne property group to Murchison's Quebec property portfolio. With excellent road access, nearby infrastructure and very favourable geological setting being proximal to the large Abcourt-Barvue zinc-silver deposit right next door makes this acquisition fortuitous for Murchison. The ability to acquire this highly desirable, drill ready, land package in a historic mining district at reasonable cost enhances our opportunity for future discoveries and building value for our shareholders.'
The foregoing scientific and technical disclosures have been reviewed by Claude Britt, P. Geo., qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Britt is an independent consultant to Murchison and the Barraute project.
About Murchison Minerals Ltd. (TSXV: MUR)
Murchison is a Canadian‐based exploration company focused on the exploration and development of the 100% owned Brabant‐McKenzie zinc‐copper‐silver project in north‐central Saskatchewan. The Company also has a 100% interest in the HPM nickel‐copper‐cobalt project in Quebec. Murchison has 108.9 million shares issued and outstanding.
Additional information about Murchison and its exploration projects can be found on the Company's website at www.murchisonminerals.com.
For further information, please contact:
Jean‐Charles (JC) Potvin, President and CEO or Erik H Martin, CFO
Tel: (416) 350‐3776
CHF Capital Markets
Cathy Hume, CEO
Tel: 416-868-1079 x 251
Certain information set forth in this news release may contain forward‐looking information that involves substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. This forward‐looking information is subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the control of the Company, including, but not limited to, the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, and dependence upon regulatory approvals. Readers are cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward‐looking information. The parties undertake no obligation to update forward‐looking information except as otherwise may be required by applicable securities law.
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SOURCE: Murchison Minerals Ltd.
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