October 8th, 2019 Rockport, Canada – New Age Metals Inc. (NAM) (TSX.V: NAM; OTCQB: NMTLF; FSE: P7J) Harry Barr, Chairman & CEO, stated; “We are pleased to announce that this summers exploration efforts have doubled the strike length of prospective mineralization at our road accessible Genesis PGE-Ni-Cu Project in Alaska. Our Alaskan geological consultant, Avalon Development, has outlined subsequent stages of exploration including reconnaissance level prospecting, geologic mapping and geochemical sampling for all of the newly identified PGE-Cu-Ni targets. Ground-based geophysics and/or closely spaced airborne magnetics and EM surveys should also be conducted to provide better three-dimensional control on mineralization. Following these efforts, prioritization of targets is recommended followed by first-ever scout drilling.”
Genesis Summer 2019 Exploration Program Results
Two independent contractor evaluations were conducted earlier this summer on the Genesis project. These evaluations included imagery processing and interpretation of ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) and associated LANDSAT8 satellite data to help map potential alteration targets to aid district-scale PGE-Cu-Ni sulfide exploration. This effort was conducted by Denver-based Image2Map Services, Inc. The second effort involved reinterpretation of 400m spaced airborne magnetic and resistivity surveys previously flown by the State of Alaska Div. of Geological and Geophysical Surveys and limited ground IP surveys conducted by a previous owner of the Genesis project. This effort was conducted by Denver-based Condor Geophysics.
Previous exploration on the Sheep Hill massif in the central part of the Genesis project revealed stratabound sulfides over an 800 metre strike length, with consistent PGE-Cu-Ni metal grades over multiple meter intervals, including 6 metres grading 804 ppb platinum and 1,018 ppb palladium, and 12 meters grading 5,938 ppm nickel. There has been no drilling on this district-scale project and the strike and depth extent of Ni-Cu-PGE mineralization remains open to expansion. The geophysical signature of the Sheep Hill mineralization is strongly magnetic and moderately conductive. The first-ever application of ASTER and LANDSAT8 imagery over Sheep Hill shows a remarkably consistent correlation between a distinctive strong iron oxide alteration signature and the geological and geophysical trace of the previously discovered PGE-Cu-Ni sulfide mineralization hosted by a dunite-lherzolite unit (Figure 1). ATSER and LANDSAT imagery revealed at least two other sub-parallel alteration zones adjacent to, and east of the known PGE-Cu-Ni mineralization at Sheep Hill. These two zones are separated from each other and the known Sheep Hill zone by talus fields composed of unaltered and unmineralized ultramafic rocks that lie upslope from the PGM-Cu-Ni mineralization. Combining ASTER and LANDSAT8 results with airborne magnetics and resistivity data indicate the total length of the stratabound PGE-Cu-Ni mineralization on Sheep Hill is at least 2,000m and open under alluvial cover in both strike directions.
Figure 1: Combined ASTER serpentine alteration thematics and LANDSAT iron oxide alteration thematics, Sheep Hill massif, Genesis project, Alaska. Location of previous geochemical sampling shown in red squares.
At the adjacent Bernard Mt. massif, centered about 7.5 kilometers west of Sheep Hill, ASTER and LANDSAT8 results combined with airborne magnetics and resistivity data indicate a well constrained northeast trending band of conductive and magnetic iron oxide alteration extending for at least 2,250 metres along the south flank of Bernard Mt. (Figure 2). The stratigraphic position, ASTER and LANDSAT8 alteration and airborne magnetic and resistivity signatures are identical to those at Sheep Hill. Unlike Sheep Hill, there has been virtually no prospecting, mapping or geochemical sampling along the prospective target horizon at Bernard Mt.
Figure 2: Landsat 8 iron oxide alteration thematics over the Bernard Mt. massif, Genesis project, Alaska. Location of previous geochemical sampling shown in red squares.
Based on previous geological and geochemical data combined with newly generated and/or interpreted ASTER, LANDSAT8, airborne magnetics and airborne resistivity data, a total of 23 exploration targets have been identified on the Genesis project. The most prospective targets include 7 separate zones on Bernard Mt. and an additional 9 zones on Sheep Hill. None of the targets on Bernard Mt. have been explored, even at the reconnaissance level, and only the western edge of one target zone, which return significant PGE-Cu-Ni mineralization, has been mapped and sampled at Sheep Hill. There has been no drilling on any of the targets identified on Sheep Hill or Bernard Mt.
NAM management is actively seeking an option/joint-venture partner for this road accessible PGE and Multiple Element Project using the Prospector Generator business model.
The Genesis project is a PGE-Cu-Ni property located in the northeastern Chugach Mountains, 75 paved road miles north of the all-season port city of Valdez, Alaska. The project is within 3 km of the all-season paved Richardson Highway and a high capacity electric power line. The project is covered by 4,144 hectares of State of Alaska mining claims owned 100% by New Age Metals. Past exploration has revealed the presence of chromite-associated platinum and palladium mineralization and stratabound Ni-Cu-PGE mineralization within magmatic layers of the Tonsina Ultramafic Complex. Pyrrhotite, pentlandite, and chalcopyrite occur in disseminations and net textured segregations associated with platinum and palladium sulfides. There has been limited exploration over the Genesis project and there has been no past exploration drilling on the project. NAM management is actively seeking an option/joint-venture partner for this road accessible PGE and Multiple Element Project using the Prospector Generator business model.
About NAM’s PGE Division
NAM’s flagship project is its 100% owned River Valley PGE Project (NAM Website – River Valley Project) in the Sudbury Mining District of Northern Ontario (100 km east of Sudbury, Ontario). Recently the Company announced the results of the first PEA (see News Release – June 27, 2019) completed on the River Valley Project. The PEA has been developed by various independent consultants – P&E Mining Consultants Inc. (P&E) was responsible for the open pit mining, surface infrastructure, tailings facility, and project economics; DRA Americas Inc. (“DRA”) was responsible for all metallurgical test work and processing aspects of the Project; and WSP Canada Inc. (“WSP”) was responsible for the Mineral Resource Estimate. The PEA is a preliminary report, however, it has demonstrated that there are potentially positive economics for a large-scale mining open pit operation, with 14 years of Palladium and Platinum production.
The contents contained herein that relate to Exploration Results or Mineral Resources is based on information compiled, reviewed or prepared by Curt Freeman, a consulting geoscientist for New Age Metals. Mr. Freeman is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is the owner of Avalon Development Corp. and Anglo Alaska Gold Corp, which is the vendor of the Genesis PGM Project. Mr. Freeman has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.
Stock Option Grant
In addition, the Company announces that it has granted 1,400,000 incentive stock options to directors, officers and consultants of the Company at an exercise price of $0.05 per share for a period of five (5) years from the date of grant in accordance with the Company’s Stock Option Plan. The Stock Options granted will be subject to vesting restrictions, acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange and will be subject to regulatory hold periods in accordance with applicable Canadian Securities Laws.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Harry G. Barr, Chairman and CEO
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