VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / December 1, 2022 / Lucky Minerals Inc.(TSXV:LKY)(OTC PINK:LKMNF)(FRA:LKY) ('Lucky' or the 'Company') is pleased to announce it continues geological mapping, trenching and channel sampling at the Wayka epithermal gold discovery at its 100% owned 55,000 hectare Fortuna Property ('Fortuna') in Ecuador.
Wayka lies along an elevated ridge that trends northeast with elevations ranging from approximately 3,600 metres to 3,700 metres above sea level and is bound to the East by the El Buitre Porphyry and to the West by the Emma Porphyry.
Kelly Zone (North Wayka) Channel 15 returns 0.19 g/t gold over 19 metres, including 0.23 g/t gold over 13 metres.
Channel 15 (C-15) has returned strong anomalous gold values within a silicified breccia zone comprised of subrounded to subangular fragments of dacite, meta-granite and schist. It lies within the Kelly Zone which is located approximately 950 metres north of trench T-5 (Discovery Zone). See C-15 assay table below.
Approximately 30 metres southeast of C-15 and at approximately 3,635 metres elevation lies trench 12 (T-12), which returned an average of 1.21 g/t gold over 10 metres (Please see news release October 25, 2021). Other channels in the Kelly Zone, C-24 and C-25 are in silicified hydrothermal breccias and returned anomalous gold.
Channel C-15 lies at approximately 3,623 metres elevation and includes a 19 metre long channel in silicified breccias hosted in meta-granites which are interpreted to be elongated and have a northeast trend which is similar to the structural orientations interpretated from surface work at the Discovery zone.
See table and maps below.
Channel 15 Sample Assay Table
Alteration Map showing location of Channel 15 and Trench 12 in the Kelly Zone (North Wayka)
Trench and Channel Location Map showing distance from the Discovery Zone to the Kelly Zone (700 metres) at Wayka
Francois Perron President and CEO states 'Recently the team has been working in the Kelly Zone where there is better outcrop exposure. The objective is to continue to identify mineralized feeders and to broaden our understanding of the structural controls. Channel 15 does exactly that. We have recently exposed another structure of scale. Given that we are high up in the system, every mineralized structure in this context is a strong target. With this work, the team is continuing to increase the number of surface confirmed mineralized targets.'
Fortuna - Next Steps
Current field work is focused on surface trenching around the Discovery and Kelly zones. There are another 31 assays pending from this ongoing field work.
All exploration work is completed following QA/QC protocols and include the insertion of a coarse blank, a standard and duplicate sample on every batch of 25 samples.
Samples are being submitted to ALS Chemex Labs in Quito for preparation work, and the analytical work is completed at their lab facility in Lima, Peru. ALS Chemex is an ISO certified and accredited laboratory. Results will be released as they are received.
Lucky is an exploration and development company targeting large-scale mineral systems in proven districts with the potential to host world class deposits. Lucky owns a 100% interest in the Fortuna Property.
The Company's Fortuna Project is comprised of twelve contiguous, 550 km2 (55,000 Hectares, or 136,000 Acres) exploration concessions. Fortuna is located in a highly prospective, yet underexplored, gold belt in southern Ecuador.
Covid-19 Safety Protocols
Lucky Minerals has strict rules in place for all workers arriving to and from field sites. All personnel are tested upon arriving and leaving and are tested every two weeks. All personnel are housed in separate and private accommodations and are isolated from the community.
Victor Jaramillo, M.Sc.A., P.Geo., Lucky's Exploration Manager and a qualified person in accordance with National Instrument 43-101, is responsible for supervising the exploration program at the Fortuna Project for Lucky Minerals and has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Chief Executive Officer
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The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of any forward-looking information may prove to be incorrect. Events or circumstances may cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted, as a result of numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking information. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and the Company will not update or revise publicly any of the included forward-looking statements as expressly required by Canadian securities law.
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