TORONTO, May 29, 2023 – Hemlo Explorers Inc. (the “Company”) (TSXV: HMLO) is pleased to announce that it has received its exploration permit for Project Idaho from the Ontario Ministry of Mines. The Company would like to recognize the Biigtigong Nishnaabeg First Nation for their cooperation and support of the permitting process.
The Company, after a very productive 2022 exploration season, will begin a drill program in late June 2023. Exploration results from airborne VTEM geophysics, prospecting, mapping, geochemical soil sampling, grab sampling, and rare-earth element geochemical analysis combined to inform an extensive targeting exercise. Soil and rock geochemistry from 2022 field surveys align with geophysical signatures, VTEM and a north to south linear magnetic low, which is analogous to the Marathon PF-Cu Deposit setting. A Coldwell Complex-Archean boundary is interpreted along this magnetic low trend favourable for gabbroic Pd-Cu deposition.
Phase 1 of the drill program for 2023 will focus on the priority targets along the north-south trending VTEM anomaly on the western side of Project Idaho, within the boundary of the Coldwell Complex and proximal to Generation Mining’s Marathon Pd-Cu project.
The Company also intends to begin a prospecting and mapping program on the eastern side of Project Idaho where further VTEM anomalies were identified in 2022. The program will initially consist of prospecting, grab sampling, and mapping.
Mr. Brian Howlett, CEO of the Company commented, “We are very fortunate to be working in between the long-lived Hemlo gold mine and an exciting new mine development at Generation Mining’s Pd-Cu project. We consider our package of about 31,000 hectares of claims to contain some of the most prospective geology in the area, as it is the transition area between the Coldwell Complex and the gold-rich Archean, where many regional faults criss-cross. We are very excited to begin our maiden drill program to test the western VTEM targets that represent an analog to nearby Generation Mining’s Marathon Pd-Cu project.”
Dr. Lesley Rose, P.Geo., Senior Exploration Geologist for the Company, is the “Qualified Person” as defined by National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, responsible for the accuracy of technical information contained in this news release.
About Hemlo Explorers Inc.
Hemlo Explorers is a Canadian-based mineral exploration company with a portfolio of properties in Ontario and Nunavut. We are focused on generating shareholder value through the advancement of Project Idaho and our Pic Project option with Barrick Gold Inc.
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Brian Howlett, President & CEO
Hemlo Explorers Inc.
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