- PFN’s property acquisition increases strike length of mineralization from 12 km to 16 km
- Mineralized drill core, surface grab samples and historic showings
- Surface grab samples grading up to 10 g/t Platinum Group Metals (PGM)
- Drill core samples grading up to 2.2 g/t PGM over 4.5m from 60.5m downhole
- PFN’s property position at River Valley increased to a total of 64 km2 or 16,000 acres
- Summer Surface Exploration Program underway to guide planned Fall Drill Program
- PFN’s River Valley Project is Canada’s Largest Undeveloped Primary Platinum Group Metal Project, with 2.5 Moz PGM, in near-surface Measured and Indicated Resources, within 100 km of Sudbury
- Excellent Infrastructure Support, with Year-Round Road Access and nearby Rail, Power and Communities and 100 km from Sudbury Metallurgical Complex
- New 100% owned Lithium Division, with Pegmatite Projects in Manitoba and Brine Projects in Nevada and Summer/Fall Exploration Programs In Progress
August 4th, 2016 Vancouver, British Columbia — Pacific North West Capital Corp. (“PFN”) (TSXV: PFN OTCQB: PAWEF FSE: P7J) announces that it has signed an agreement with Mustang Minerals Corp. (TSXV: MUM) to acquire 100% interest in 6, Strategic, Mineralized Claims, of Mustang’s River Valley Platinum Group Metal (PGM) property, near Sudbury, Ontario (Figure 1). The River Valley PGM Extension Claims are adjacent to, and south of, PFN’s current
River Valley PGM Project mining leases. The acquisition increases the size of PFN’s project footprint to more than 64 km2 (16,000 acres), mainly on the highly PGM mineralized River Valley Intrusion. The six acquired claims overlay a 4 km long PGM mineralized trend, which is the southward continuation of the River Valley PGM Deposit, on PFN’s mining leases to the north. With the acquisition, the total strike length of the River Valley PGM Deposit increases to 16 km, on PFN’s property. Mustang’s work on the property included Mapping, Prospecting, Geophysical Surveys and Diamond Drilling. Surface grab samples returned assays of up to 10 g/t PGM. A total of 57 diamond holes were drilled, for more than 16,000m. Highlights of the drilling include: 1.42 g/t PGM over 9.0m in hole MR02-59, 4.0 g/t PGM over 2.1m in hole MR02-62, and 2.2 g/t PGM over 4.5m in hole MR02-64. The Main Mineralized Zone remains open at depth. Ground Geophysical Survey Results and Structural Geology Interpretation of the property, reveal Priority Exploration Targets, in under-explored areas, which resemble the high-grade T2 Discovery and other similar targets on the adjacent PFN mining leases (Figures 2 & 3) (see PFN press release dated March 11, 2015).
The recently announced Surface Exploration Program for PFN’s River Valley PGM Project (see PFN press release dated June 15th, 2016), will be expanded to cover the newly acquired claims from Mustang Minerals Corp.
The six claims were acquired from Mustang Minerals Corp., for $50,000 cash and shares of PFN. The shares are subject to a regulatory hold of 4 months and 1 day, and TSX Venture Exchange approval of the Transaction. Mustang Minerals Corp. retains a 1% Net Smelter Return (NSR) on any production from the six claims. The NSR can be purchased by PFN at any time for $500,000. The six claims were acquired from Mustang Minerals Corp. for $50,000 cash and shares of PFN.
Figure 1: Geological map showing the location of the PGM exploration property acquired from Mustang Minerals Corp. The acquired property is south and adjacent to PFN’s Mining Leases, covering the River Valley PGM Project. The acquisition increases the strike length of the PGM deposit, to 16 km, 64 km2, or 16,000 acres, on PFN property.
Figure 2: River Valley location (inset) and Property Geology Maps, showing the position of the Target T2 Discovery, at the north end of the PGM Deposit, between the Dana North Zone to the east and the Pardo Zone to the north. Note location of the Spade Zone, discovered in 2012 but never followed up.
Figure 3: Map showing location of three T2-like Drill Targets, at the north end of the River Valley PGM Deposit, on PFN’s Mining Leases.
About the company’s Platinum Group Metals Division
River Valley is Canada’s Largest Undeveloped Primary PGM Deposit.
Achievements to date and future plans for River Valley are outlined below as follows:
- PFN currently has 100% ownership in the River Valley Project, subject to a 3% NSR, with options to buy down;
- Completed Exploration and Development Programs, on the River Valley property: Include more than 600 holes drilled since year 2000 and several mineral resource estimates and metallurgical studies;
- Results for the current (2012) Mineral Resource Estimate are below;
- 2015 drill program confirms new high grade T2 discovery
- Exploration and Development Plans outlined for 2016
- Ongoing strategic partner search for River Valley project
- Results for the most recent Metallurgical Testwork Study are summarized below:
- Prepared by Tetra Tech (Wardrop)
- High Confidence: Measured plus Indicated = 72% of total
- Reported on PdEq basis: Pd=40% & Pt=20% of the payable metals
- Pd to Pt ratio = 2.5:1; Cu to Ni ratio = 3:1
- High Grade potential, particularly in the north part of River Valley deposit
- Resources under evaluation for development potential as open pit mining operation
- Mineral prospecting and geological mapping on surface
- Drill Programs targeted to add more, higher grade: Drilling Slated for Fall 2016
- Geological interpretation and 2D/3D modelling of all drill and surface results
- Ongoing Strategic Partner Search for River Valley
About PFN’s Lithium Division
The Company’s new Lithium Division will focus on the Discovery, Acquisition, Exploration and Development of Lithium Projects in Canada. In the United States, the Company will use its wholly owned U.S.A subsidiary to Acquire and Develop Projects, in Active Mining Camps, in Nevada, Arizona and California.
Management believes that these New Age Metals, Lithium, PGMs and Rare Earths, have robust macro trends with Surging Demands and Limited Supply. Going forward, this New Division will Explore for the minerals needed to fuel the demand for Energy Storage and other core 21st Century Technologies.
The Company has a growing portfolio of Lithium Projects: The Clayton Valley Forks Li Project in Nevada is a recent Lithium Brine Project Acquired by the Company (see PFN News Releases April 25th, 2016 and May 9th, 2016).
The Company also has Hard Rock Lithium projects in Canada: To date the company has Acquired 4 Hard Rock Lithium Projects, in the Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field, in Southeast Manitoba (see PFN News Releases: April 21st, 2016, May 24th, 2016, July 5th, 2016 and July 21st, 2016). This Pegmatite Field hosts the giant Tanco Pegmatite that has been mined for Tantalum, Cesium and Spodumene (one of the primary Lithium ore minerals) in varying capacities, since 1969. Today, the Tanco Mine is focused on the Mining and Production of Cesium Formate, a completion fluid for the petroleum industry. PFN’s Li Projects are strategically situated to further Explore this Pegmatite Field.
Presently, the company is the Largest Claim Holder in the Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field.
Lithium and Platinum Group Metal Prices have improved drastically, in recent months. Lithium supplies remain in deficit, relative to their demand. Both Metals Groups are used for the expanding worldwide automobile industry (conventional and electric). In the case of PGM’s, demand is increasing for Autocatalysts, a key component for reducing toxic emissions, for automotive, gasoline and diesel engines. Regarding Lithium, there is an ever-increasing demand for batteries in cellphones, laptops, electric cars, solar storage, wireless charging and renewable energy products.
The contents contained herein that relates to Exploration Results or Mineral Resources is based on information compiled, reviewed or prepared by Dr. Bill Stone, Principal Consulting Geoscientist for Pacific Northwest Capital. Dr. Stone is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical content.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Harry G. Barr
Chairman and CEO
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