Pistol Bay (TSX.V-PST) has signed Confidentiality Agreements (“CAs”) with two prospective partners who have expressed interest in farming in to part or all of the 42,000-acre Confederation Lake zinc-copper project east of Red Lake, Ontario. One CA has been signed by a mid-tier producer, and the other by a junior exploration group.
Pistol Bay has applied to the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (“MNDM”) for exploration permits covering the Garnet, Fredart, Moth and Fly claim groups. The MNDM circulated the applications to potentially affected First Nations and other aboriginal organizations on September 22, 2017, with no comments or concerns received to date. Exploration permits are normally issued within 50 days of the circulation date unless serious concerns have been raised by indigenous interests. The Company currently holds an exploration permit for the Dixie property.
Charles Desjardins, CEO of Pistol Bay, commented “The level of interest expressed by companies that have approached us about possible farm-ins and joint ventures is a testament to the quality of the Confederation Lake project. With zinc prices at a record high, there’s lots of demand for zinc and copper exploration projects. Not many companies can offer a belt-wide property base with proven VMS mineralization and a new airborne EM survey with multiple untested targets.”
Pistol Bay $PST has optioned two additional claim groups in the Confederation Lake greenstone belt, Ontario which brings their land position in this belt to approximately 9,450 ha over a 53 km length of favourable volcanic geology.
The two claim groups are called Lucky 7 and Moth groups. The Lucky 7 covers a number of mineralized zones which adjoin the Garnet Lake and Garnet East claim groups. A copper-gold sulphide zone, which apparently grades into a siliceous gold zone at its eastern end, was stripped and drill tested in 2002 by Kings Bay Gold Corp. A zone of massive to disseminated sulphides has been trenched but apparently never drilled.
The Moth group of 10 claims comprises 85 units over 1,360 ha and covers a 5.5 km length of favourable geology and its north boundary is only 2 km from former producing South Bay mine.The area was extensively explored between 1970 and the mid 1990s, with at least 14 diamond drill holes. Widespread hydrothermal alteration was noted and there were numerous indications of zinc and/or copper mineralization.
Pistol Bay Mining Inc. TSXV-PST announced that Jody Dahrouge, B.Sc., Sp.C., P.Geol., has joined their Advisory Board.
Mr. Dahrouge is a professional geologist with over 25 years of experience in Canada and internationally, and has a successful background in base metals, industrial minerals, rare metals and uranium exploration.
Since 1998, Mr. Dahrouge has been the President of Dahrouge Geological Consulting Ltd., a geological services company that provides consulting services to a broad range of public and private exploration and mining companies. He is a professional geologist (Alberta) and holds Bachelor of Science degrees in geology and computing science, both from the University of Alberta. Mr. Dahrouge has been involved in all aspects of mineral exploration and development for a wide variety of commodities worldwide.
Until September 2007, Mr. Dahrouge was President and COO of Fission Energy Corp. (“Fission”), and played a key role in the acquisition of several of Fission’s key exploration properties, including Waterbury Lake, Patterson Lake and Patterson Lake South (“PLS”). Two very significant uranium occurrences were eventually discovered at those projects, including the J-Zone at Waterbury Lake, and the Triple R uranium deposit at PLS. Mr. Dahrouge has been a director and VP Exploration of Commerce Resources Corp. since 2000.
Pistol Bay Mining (TSX.V-PST) has closed the first tranche of its financing previously announced October 25, 2016 and amended November 25, 2016.
2,710,000 non flow-through units at $0.07 for $189,700. One share and one full warrant priced at $0.12 for 18 months.
135,000 flow-through units at $0.09 for gross proceeds of $12,150. One share and one half warrant priced at $0.15 for 18 months.
The proceeds of the private placement will be used for general working capital and exploration on the company’s mineral properties.