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Sirios intersects up to 2.65 g/t Au over 11 m at surface and extends the mineralization of the Cheechoo deposit by 400 m to the east into the metasediments

Sirios Resources Inc.
Sirios Resources Inc.

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MONTREAL, Nov. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The management of Sirios Resources Inc. (TSX-V: SOI) is pleased to report assay results from channel samples collected last summer (Figure 1), which included 2.65 g/t Au over 11.0 m (Figure 2). This confirms the extension of gold mineralization beyond the tonalite and into the meta-greywackes (“metasediments”) outside of the conceptual pit of the 2020 mineral resource estimate (MRE) of the Cheechoo project. These results highlight a new type of gold mineralization hosted in metasediments, more typical of the Eleonore mine.

In August and September, Sirios carried out mechanized trenching and channel sampling of three areas in the metasediments to the east of the conceptual pit of the Cheechoo gold deposit. A total of 218 samples from 216 meters of channels were sent to the ALS laboratory in Val-d'Or for analysis.

Significant results from these three trenches (2022-A, B and C) are presented below:

Trench

Channel

Sample

Length (m)

Grade (Au g/t)

Significant Intervals

2022-A

CHRN22-401

Y092346

1

2.86

1.61 g/t Au / 2 m

2022-A

CHRN22-401

Y092347

1

0.36

2022-A

CHRN22-401

Y092441

1

0.26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2022-B

CHRN22-416

Y092075

1

0.33

0.33 g/t Au / 4 m

2022-B

CHRN22-416

Y092076

1

0.33

2022-B

CHRN22-416

Y092077

1

0.16

2022-B

CHRN22-416

Y092079

1

0.51

2022-B

CHRN22-416

Y092080

1

0.18

 

 

 

 

 

 

2022-B

CHRN22-417

Y092081

1

0.85

2.65 g/t Au / 11 m


2022-B

CHRN22-417

Y092082

1

0.44

2022-B

CHRN22-417

Y092083

1

0.57

2022-B

CHRN22-417

Y092084

1

10.9

2022-B

CHRN22-417

Y092085

1

4.68

2022-B

CHRN22-417

Y092086

1

1.06

2022-B

CHRN22-417

Y092087

1

0.72

2022-B

CHRN22-417

Y092089

1

4.93

2022-B

CHRN22-417

Y092090

1

1.11

2022-B

CHRN22-417

Y092091

1

2.85

2022-B

CHRN22-417

Y092092

1

1.05

2022-B

CHRN22-417

Y092094

1

0.17

 

2022-B

CHRN22-417

Y092095

1

0.23

 

2022-B

CHRN22-417

Y092496

1

0.15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2022-B

CHRN22-418

Y092097

1

2.59

1.33 g/t Au / 2.7 m

2022-B

CHRN22-418

Y092099

1

0.81

2022-B

CHRN22-418

Y092100

0.7

0.27

 

 

 

 

 

 

2022-B

CHRN22-419

E0000001

1

0.31

0.39 g/t Au / 3 m

2022-B

CHRN22-419

E0000002

1

0.22

2022-B

CHRN22-419

E0000003

1

0.64

 

 

 

 

 

 

2022-B

CHRN22-422

E0000010

0.7

0.27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2022-B

CHRN22-423

E0000012

1

0.44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2022-C

CHRN22-402

Y092443

1

0.39

0.63 g/t Au / 3 m

2022-C

CHRN22-402

Y092444

1

1.13

2022-C

CHRN22-402

Y092445

1

0.37

2022-C

CHRN22-402

Y092447

1

1.28

 

2022-C

CHRN22-402

Y092368

1

0.22

 

2022-C

CHRN22-402

Y092375

1

0.27

 

2022-C

CHRN22-402

Y092377

1

0.24

0.37 g/t Au / 8 m

2022-C

CHRN22-402

Y092379

1

0.55

2022-C

CHRN22-402

Y092380

1

0.72

2022-C

CHRN22-402

Y092381

1

0.4

2022-C

CHRN22-402

Y092382

1

0.21

2022-C

CHRN22-402

Y092383

1

0.05

2022-C

CHRN22-402

Y092384

1

0.15

2022-C

CHRN22-402

Y092385

1

0.61

2022-C

CHRN22-402

Y092391

1

0.22

0.19 g/t Au / 4 m

2022-C

CHRN22-402

Y092392

1

0.04

2022-C

CHRN22-402

Y092393

1

0.29

2022-C

CHRN22-402

Y092394

1

0.19

2022-C

CHRN22-402

Y092399

1

0.21

 


Figure 1: Location of the three trenches completed in 2022 within the metasediments.
https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/8f578808-3354-48ca-8dde-d043b07fa421

Figure 2: Central part of Trench 2022-B.
https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/e32e558b-574c-4bee-99fe-20915cfb836b

A new geological setting for the gold mineralization of the Cheechoo deposit

The high-grade gold results obtained during this program are hosted in metasediments with 2-3% pyrrhotite and arsenopyrite, as well as millimetric quartz-feldspar veinlets (Figure 3), which represents a new geological context for gold mineralization for the Cheechoo deposit.

Figure 3: Channel sample Y092084 (10.9 g/t Au over 1.0 m). Metasediments (meta-greywacke) with 3% pyrrhotite, 3% arsenopyrite and 5% millimetric quartz-feldspar veinlets.
https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/4e7f542e-0b80-4b7f-8f17-f5a99e2db007

Intrusive rocks (tonalite and pegmatite) were previously thought to be the only host rocks for gold mineralization at Cheechoo. The discovery of these new high-grade gold zones in the metasediments now confirms the presence of gold mineralization more than 400 meters outside of the tonalite.

Dominique Doucet, President and CEO of Sirios said: “We are delighted with the exceptional results obtained for the first time at surface within the metasediments. This poorly explored geological unit adds major exploration potential to the Cheechoo project, as it represents a new sector favourable for gold mineralization that extends several hundred meters to the east.”

“Our summer campaign proved to be a great success thanks to the results of these new trenches, which seem to be aligned along a northwest-southeast axis, along with the gold-bearing zone intersected in the 2021 drilling, which notably intersected an interval of 0.9 g/t Au over 15.7 m (ref. press release of 12/14/2021). This news is very encouraging and follow-up work (additional trenching and drilling) will therefore be conducted in the metasediments in 2023.”

Assay Quality Control

The channel sampling was carried out, described and sampled by Sirios personnel. Following a strict assay quality assurance and control program, blanks and certified reference materials were incorporated into the sampling sequence. Samples were assayed for gold by fire assay with an atomic absorption finish by ALS laboratories.

About the Cheechoo Property

The Cheechoo gold property is 100% owned by Sirios and consists of 225 claims covering an area of 118 km2, divided into three non-contiguous blocks. It is located in Eeyou Istchee James Bay, Quebec, less than 9 km from Newmont’s Eleonore gold mine and is easily accessible by all-season roads. The project’s most recent resource estimate (October 2020) delineated inferred resources of 2.0 million ounces of gold contained in 93.0 million tonnes at 0.65 g/t Au, with significant potential to increase this resource (BBA, P-L. Richard, P. Geo.; J. Torrealba, P. Eng.; D. Evangelista, P. Eng., NI 43-101 Technical Report, Mineral Resource Estimate Update for The Cheechoo Project, 31/10/2020).

The scientific and technical content of this press release has been reviewed and approved by Jordi Turcotte, P.Geo., Dominique Doucet, P.Eng, Guillaume Doucet, P.Geo. and Alexandra Blanchette, P.Geo., qualified persons under National Instrument 43-101.

About Sirios

Sirios Resources Inc. is a Canadian-based mining exploration company focused on developing its portfolio of high-potential gold properties in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay region of Quebec.

Contact :
Dominique Doucet, P.Eng., President, CEO
Tel.: (514) 918-2867
ddoucet@sirios.com

Website : www.sirios.com

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