TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2021 /CNW/ - Superior Gold Inc. ("Superior Gold" or the "Company") (TSXV: SGI) (OTCQX:SUPGF) is pleased to announce additional high-grade drill results from its ongoing underground diamond drill program at its 100%-owned Plutonic Gold mine in Western Australia. 

Plutonic is a world-class Archean lode-style gold mineralized system that has produced close to six million ounces of gold over 32 years of continuous operation and encompasses a Measured and Indicated Mineral Resource of 1.89 million ounces together with an Inferred Mineral Resource of 3.07 million ounces.  The Company's continuous exploration effort underpins a commitment to reserve and resource growth.

Results are provided for 23 underground exploration drill holes, drilled through to October 2021, for a total of 3,935 metres of drilling.  Drilling was focused on extending and infilling known mineralization in the Indian Access area, located between the existing Caribbean and Indian mining areas at Plutonic.  The Indian Access mining area is under-explored and remains open along strike and both up and down dip as it is yet to be fully drill tested. The Indian Access mining area increased in priority following a reinterpretation of mineralization controls particularly given its proximity to existing infrastructure and surface. This area of interest represents a footprint of approximately 400m by 200m between existing development and a potential new mining front that is separate from the previously announced Western Mining Front.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Drill hole UDD24725 intersected 20.4 g/t gold over 3.5 metres
  • Drill hole UDD24555 intersected 11.9 g/t gold over 4.3 metres
  • Drill hole UDD24574 intersected 8.2 g/t gold over 5.6 metres

The results announced today expand the Caribbean and Indian zones, directly adjacent to existing underground infrastructure, which should require minimal capital to develop. The location of this drilling is shown in Figures 1 to 5 below. The intersections are shown in Table 1 below.  Reported intersections are over a minimum downhole length of 0.30 metres ( approximately.20 metres true width).

Chris Jordaan, President and CEO of Superior Gold stated: "These drill results continue to support the Company's strategy of re-interpreting and re-evaluating historical areas of Plutonic to support  future production with new mining fronts and reducing our reliance on remnant mining areas.

These results announced today give us further confidence that high grade extensions of the Plutonic orebody can be systematically targeted.  Results such as hole UDD24725 which intersected 20.4 g/t gold over 3.5 metres, and hole UDD24555 which intersected 11.9 g/t gold over 4.3 metres indicate significant mineralization can still be discovered. Our investment on re-interpreting historical data, with this recent success as an example, will further assist our strategy to extend Plutonic's mine life.

Of particular interest is the close proximity and ease of access to this area. It is currently expected that mining will commence in this area in the next 18-24 months, pending the completion of the Life of Mine plan in the first quarter of 2022.

Drilling results from 2021 have not been reflected in Mineral Resource estimates and it is the Company's intention to incorporate this drilling into the 2021 Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource estimate due to be released in the first quarter of 2022."

INDIAN ACCESS

The Indian Access intercepts of 20.4 g/t gold over 3.5 metres in hole UDD24725, 29.7 g/t gold over 0.9 metres in hole UDD24538B and 11.9g/t gold over 4.3 metres in hole UDD24555 demonstrates great potential in an under-explored area of the mine. These targets have been identified through careful re-interpretation of late crosscutting dykes and earlier Northwest faults. The grade intercepts are down dip extensions of known mineralization and also a "new" zone approximately 100 metres from existing mining infrastructure. These high grade zones are interpreted to coincide with a similar northwest control on stacked lodes that extend throughout the entire mine from surface through to the Baltic Extension area.

Figure 1: Mineralized Zones at Plutonic Underground with (Plan View) (CNW Group/Superior Gold)

Figure 2: Significant Intercepts and Drill Hole Locations for Indian Access Area (Plan View) (CNW Group/Superior Gold)

Figure 3: Plan view of Indian Access Significant Intercept Locations (* = UDD24) (CNW Group/Superior Gold)

Figure 4: Cross Section A-A’ in Indian Access (Looking to South East) of drill results (CNW Group/Superior Gold)

Figure 5: Plutonic Historical Significant Intercepts and Targeted Indian Access Area (Plan View) (CNW Group/Superior Gold)


Table 1: Drill Results from Indian Access area 

Drill Hole #

Easting (Mine Grid)

Northing (Mine Grid)

Drill hole collar RL (Mine Grid)

Dip (degrees)

Azimuth (degrees, Mine Grid)

End of hole depth (m)

Downhole From (m)

Downhole To (m)

Downhole Intersection (m)

Au (gpt) uncut

Est True Thickness

UDD24212

4604

11332

1230

12

232

204

No Significant Intercept

UDD24215

4519

11267

1216

6

190

150

11.0

12.0

1.0

5.2

0.7

47.1

47.5

0.4

7.9

0.3

UDD24218

4566

11316

1226

40

285

150

40.5

41.1

0.6

11.1

0.4

UDD24220

4604

11332

1231

32

220

126

No Significant Intercept

UDD24221

4566

11317

1225

15

298

80

54.4

57.8

3.4

6.9

2.4

UDD24536

4599

11337

1229

0

194

239

110.2

111.6

1.3

2.6

0.9

159.7

164.7

5.0

2.1

3.5

168.7

170.7

2.0

1.8

1.4

176.7

177.7

1.0

1.5

0.7

227.5

231.9

4.5

2.9

3.1

UDD24537

4599

11337

1229

0

194

231

175.6

177.2

1.6

2.1

1.1

203.7

205.0

1.3

3.3

0.9

218.9

219.6

0.7

2.4

0.5

UDD24538B

4599

11337

1229

-7

207

231

164.7

165.7

1.0

1.4

0.7

190.8

193.3

2.5

4.3

1.8

206.8

207.7

0.9

29.7

0.6

UDD24539

4597

11336

1229

-15

185

266

239.9

240.9

1.0

4.6

0.7

UDD24540B

4597

11336

1229

-26

181

264

No Significant Intercept

UDD24554

4597

11348

1230

5

294

123

No Significant Intercept

UDD24555

4559

11309

1223

10

313

130

63.9

68.2

4.3

11.9

3.0

UDD24556

4675

11435

1307

3

242

135

3.9

5.4

1.5

1.3

1.1

21.9

22.9

1.0

1.1

0.7

UDD24557

4675

11435

1307

4

230

108

3.1

5.1

2.0

2.9

1.4

UDD24558

4678

11433

1307

-7

211

159

54.3

54.9

0.6

7.7

0.4


61.7

62.3

0.6

6.7

0.4

64.7

65.4

0.7

4.3

0.5

76.9

78.8

1.9

1.4

1.3

88.2

92.1

3.9

4.3

2.7

148.0

148.4

0.4

4.4

0.3

UDD24559

4677

11433

1307

6

207

195

1.0

2.4

1.4

2.9

0.9

55.3

58.3

3.0

1.7

2.1

81.5

87.0

5.5

1.2

3.9

91.0

96.0

5.0

2.9

3.5

111.7

113.7

2.0

3.7

1.4

142.0

142.3

0.3

4.6

0.2

UDD24724

4599

11336

1219

-16

265

231

180.9

182.8

2.0

3.1

1.4

186.1

187.0

0.9

12.6

0.6

196.9

1973.9

1.0

1.9

0.7

UDD24725

4599

11337

1229

-12

207

210

147.0

148.0

1.0

1.2

0.7

182.7

186.2

3.5

20.4

2.5

including

1.6

41.6

1.1

UDD24774

4738

11278

1335

-16

265

118

0.7

6.3

5.6

8.2

3.9

23.6

31.3

7.7

4.6

5.4

51.3

56.9

5.6

3.7

3.9

59.9

62.1

2.2

4.4

1.5

72.5

73.8

1.3

1.3

0.9

81.1

82.7

1.6

5.8

1.1

101.2

103.0

1.8

5.8

1.2

UDD24775

4739

11280

1335

-17

282

162

119.0

120.0

1.0

1.2

0.7

UDD24776

4739

11282

1334

-20

302

165

No Significant Intercept

UDD24777

4740

11282

1334

-32

319

108

No Significant Intercept

UDD24778

4739

11277

1334

-24

239

150

0.0

1.6

1.6

19.9

1.1

7.1

10.7

3.6

2.5

2.5

Mineral Resource and Technical Report

The technical report supporting the mineral resources identified in this press release is entitled, "2020 Mineral Resource and Reserve Estimate for the Plutonic Gold Operations Including Main Open Cut Pit Area", is dated December 30, 2020, is effective December 31, 2019 and is available under Superior Gold's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.superior-gold.com.

Qualified Person

Scientific and technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Ettienne Du Plessis, who is a "qualified person" as defined by NI 43-101. Mr. Du Plessis is not independent of the Company within the meaning of NI 43-101.

Quality Control Protocols

Drilling is completed with NQ2 core diameter (50.7 mm) and samples are completed with combination of whole core and half core. Gold results were determined by ALS Minerals (Perth) and/or Plutonic laboratory using fire assay fusion. Standards, blanks and duplicates are included in approximately every 20 samples for Quality Assurance/Quality Control purposes by the Company as well as the laboratory.

About Superior Gold

Superior Gold is a Canadian based gold producer that owns 100% of the Plutonic Gold Operations located in Western Australia. The Plutonic Gold Operations include the Plutonic underground gold mine and central mill, numerous open pit projects including the Plutonic Main Pit push-back project, the Hermes open pit projects and an interest in the Bryah Basin joint venture. Superior Gold is focused on expanding production at the Plutonic Gold Operations and building an intermediate gold producer with superior returns for shareholders.

Forward Looking Information

This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws that is intended to be covered by the safe harbours created by those laws. "Forward-looking information" includes statements that use forward-looking terminology such as "may", "will", "expect", "anticipate", "believe", "continue", "potential" or the negative thereof or other variations thereof or comparable terminology. Forward-looking information includes information with respect to guidance as to projections, outlook, guidance, forecasts, estimates, and other statements regarding future or estimated financial and operational performance, gold production and sales, revenues and cash flows, and capital costs (sustaining and non-sustaining), including projected cash operating costs and all-in sustaining costs) as well as statements with respect to the mine-plan, exploration, drilling, operating and organizational matters and activities relating to the Plutonic Gold Operations and the Company generally, including its liquidity and capital requirements and financial results. By identifying such information in this manner, the Company is alerting the reader that such information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information.

Forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and is based upon a number of estimates and assumptions of management at the date the statements are made. Furthermore, such forward-looking information involves a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual plans, intentions, activities, results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future plans, intentions, activities, results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Readers are encouraged to refer to the Annual Information Form of the Company for a discussion of other risks including outbreaks or threats of outbreaks of viruses, other infectious diseases or other similar health threats, such as the novel coronavirus outbreak, which could have a material adverse effect on the Company by causing operational and supply chain delays and disruptions, labour shortages, shutdowns, inflationary pressures on operating or capital costs, the inability to sell gold, capital markets volatility or other unknown but potentially significant impacts. The Company cannot accurately predict what effects these conditions will have on the Plutonic Gold Operations or the financial results of the Company, including uncertainties relating to travel restrictions to the Plutonic Gold Operations or otherwise and business closures that have been or may be imposed by governments. If an outbreak or threat of an outbreak of a virus or other infectious disease or other public health emergency occurs, it could have a material adverse effect on the Company's business, financial condition and results of operations.

The Company cautions that there can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information as no assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking information will transpire or occur, and if any of them do so, what benefits the Company will derive therefrom. Except as required by law, the Company does not assume any obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking information contained in this news release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange not its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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