Serengeti Identifies Mineralized Porphyry System at East Niv
Vancouver, B.C., August 14, 2019. Serengeti Resources Inc. (SIR: TSX-V) (“Serengeti” or “the Company”) is pleased to report recent results from field work completed at the Company’s wholly-owned East Niv property. East Niv is located approximately 15km northwest of the Sustut Copper prospect and 40km south-southwest of the Kemess mine.
Serengeti geologists recently completed a 14-day grid mapping and sampling program at East Niv and collected a total of 85 rock samples, 110 soil samples and 56 stream sediment samples on 250m grid and sample spacings. Highlights of the sampling program include:
David Moore, President and CEO of Serengeti Resources stated: “Since we started this year’s program at East Niv, we’ve more than tripled the size of the land package based on what we’ve seen on the ground. Our current exploration has identified a 6 square kilometre area containing numerous copper-gold showings and strongly anomalous geochemistry, which we believe may indicate the presence of multiple porphyry centers. Prior to our work, there were no known mineral occurrences on the property. The next steps are to run a follow-up IP program over target areas identified to date with additional mapping, sampling and prospecting. This work will be completed between now and the end of the field season.”
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East Niv lies within Mesozoic volcanic rocks of the Stikine Terrane along the unconformity between the Upper Triassic Takla and Early Jurassic Hazelton Groups. Serengeti staked East Niv in early 2018 and has subsequently expanded the land position to cover a total of 6,405 hectares. The company has now identified three (3) target areas on the property.
Intrusive, Target A. This is a strongly potassic (K-feldspar-silica-magnetite) altered monzodiorite, bearing disseminated and vein-hosted chalcopyrite. Sampling returned assays from trace up to 0.82% Cu and 1.14 g/t Au (see Table 1, above). The monzodiorite outcrops on a south-facing slope over an area roughly 150m east–west by 170m north–south. It appears to be open to the south and west but is covered by valley fill and vegetation.
The mineralized potassic zone is flanked to the east by a weakly potassic altered monzodiorite, and a subsequent quartz-sericite-pyrite (phyllic) zone, which together define a prograding porphyry alteration sequence from east to west over a strike length of roughly 1,000m. The system lies along the significant Takla – Hazelton unconformity zone, a similar setting to other porphyry systems in northwestern BC.
Mag Plug, Target B. In 2011 a 2-line Induced-Polarization (“IP”) survey was completed over a highly magnetic circular feature in the valley, approximately 1,200m down slope of Target A. The survey defined a strong coincident chargeability and resistivity anomaly. Subsequent soil and stream sediment sampling completed by Serengeti over the IP grid show strongly anomalous Cu, Au, Ag, Zn and Mo results. The coincident IP, magnetic and geochemical anomalies defining this target may indicate a magnetite-bearing intrusive stock beneath valley cover, possibly associated with Cu and Au mineralization.
South Valley, Target C. This target lies across a wide valley south of Targets A and B. Samples of narrow high-grade quartz-pyrite-chalcopyrite-sulphosalt veins returned assays from trace up to 13.7% Cu, 8.6 g/t Au and 183.1 g/t Ag. The veins occur within red-maroon crystal tuff volcanics which appear to stratigraphically overlie mafic volcanic units.
At East Niv, Serengeti has identified a swarm of mineralized veins, including the South Valley Target C, which are peripheral to the potassically altered and mineralized intrusives at Targets A and B. The setting may indicate the presence of a large hydrothermal porphyry system centered on Targets A and B. Furthermore, regional aeromagnetic data suggests the mineralized trend at East Niv may be related to a regional strike-slip fault and related pull-apart basin bearing similarities to the geological setting at Serengeti’s Kwanika copper-gold deposit.
Since the conclusion of the 2019 East Niv field program, Serengeti has staked an additional 4,750 hectares and expanded the land package to 6,405 hectares.
The field program is being supervised by Serengeti Resources staff and the technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in National Instrument 43-101, and reviewed by the company’s qualified person, David W. Moore, P.Geo., President and CEO of Serengeti Resources, who has supervised the preparation of, and approved, the scientific and technical information in the news release.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
David W. Moore, P. Geo.
President, CEO and Director
About Serengeti Resources Inc.
Serengeti is a mineral exploration company managed by an experienced team of professionals with a solid track record of exploration success. The Company is currently advancing its Kwanika copper-gold project in partnership with Posco International and exploring its extensive portfolio of properties in north-central British Columbia. A number of these other projects are available for option or joint venture and additional information can be found on the Company’s website at www.serengetiresources.com.
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