White Metal Resources $WHM Partner Noronex Commences 10,000 M #Drilling Program at the DorWit #Copper-Silver Project, #Namibia

Thunder Bay, Ontario, September 9, 2021: White Metal Resources Corp. (TSXV: WHM) (FRA: CGK1) (OTCMKTS: TNMLF) (“White Metal” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update from its Australian joint venture partner Noronex Limited (ASX: NRX) (“Noronex”). Noronex has informed White Metal that it has commenced a 10,000 metre drilling program at the DorWit Copper-Silver Project (the “Property” or “Project”) in Namibia (see Noronex news release dated 17 August 2021). The Namibian Project comprises three Exclusive Prospecting Licences (EPLs) that cover 78,000 hectares, referred to as the Witvlei (EPL 7028 and EPL 7029) and Dordabis (EPL 7030) properties. The Project is prospective for sedimentary-hosted Cu-Ag mineralization within the prolific Kalahari Copper Belt that spans Namibia and Botswana. The focus of the current exploration efforts will be on the Witvlei project that comprises EPL 7028 and 7029 (Figure 1).

Highlights of the Drilling Program:

 Drilling has commenced in Namibia at Witvlei Project at the Otjiwaru Prospect (Figure 2).

  • Program of drilling will test five high-priority targets with 10,000 m of Reverse Circulation (RC) holes
  • Geophysical crew has completed the Dipole-Dipole IP survey at Gemboksvlei and is currently underway at
  • Known mineralization is confirmed to have a strong chargeability IP anomaly and a number of new chargeable zones are defined associated with anomalous copper geochemistry.
  • Drilling is expected to continue for three-to-four months across the five high-priority targets that have been identified:
    • sub-cropping copper at Dalheim with two-kilometre strike
    • chargeability IP anomalies at Gemboksvlei on a one-kilometre-long copper soil
    • outcropping copper at Otjiwaru over an 800-m-wide
    • a 5 km by 1.2 km copper-in-soil anomaly in an altered structural zone south of Okasewa.
    • unexplained copper soil anomalies at Christiadore

Michael Stares, President & CEO of White Metal, stated, “This is great news that Noronex has started their drill program and it indicates that they are truly committed to advancing the DorWit Property. I look forward to receiving updates and reporting the results of the drilling to our shareholders. I should add that the Company has been successful in securing three JV Partners including Noronex to advance other projects that the Company owns. This includes the Startrek Property, optioned by Leocor Gold, that is located in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, near New Found Gold’s Queensway Property. Leocor Gold is currently starting work on the Startrek Property. The other JV is with Benton Resources who is advancing the Far Lake Copper-Silver Property, located about 90 minutes west of Thunder Bay.”

Figure 1. Map showing Witvlei project areas in the Kalahari Copper Belt (White Metal / Noronex JV).

Drilling

The drill rig and crew are on site and have commenced drilling at the Otjiwaru Prospect. Contractor, FerroDrill, Namibia will complete the initial planned 10,000 metres of RC drilling (Figures 2 and 3).

Figure 2. FerroDrill on site drilling at Otjiwaru, targeting sub-cropping malachite mineralization.

The rig is completing a fence of seven 200-m-deep holes that will cover a 700 m width across the broad 2.5-km-long soil anomaly (Figure 3). The zone targeted has sub-cropping malachite mineralization hosted in fine sediments along strike from a regional EM conductor in a zone of complex structures.

Figure 3. Planned RC drill holes plotted on soil geochemistry anomalies at the Otjiwaru Prospect with regional structural interpretations.

Highly-ranked priority targets are being finalised for the program and will be tested in an order dependent upon access condition and geophysical survey results.

Diamond drilling is expected to follow-up on these regional RC hole fences to define the style and character of the geology and mineralization.

IP Survey

 The geophysical crew has completed collecting high-quality IP data at the Gemboksvlei project and are currently collecting three lines across the Okasewa Prospect (Figure 4).

The survey has commenced with 3 km lines running NNW at 800 m spacing with 100-m-spaced Dipole-Dipole lines. The lines cover known mineralization at the Okasewa resource to determine its IP response. Lines are designed to cover the known mineralization and untested soil geochemical anomalies along strike from EM conductors identified with the airborne EM survey (Figure 4).

Figure 4. Mineral mapping from remote sensing data highlighting chlorite-carbonate alteration (green zones) between Christiadore, Otjiwaru and Okasewa. Soil sample points coloured by copper. Planned drill traverses and IP lines.

Qualified Person

Technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Dr. Scott Jobin-Bevans (P.Geo.), Vice President Exploration and a Director of White Metal, who is a Qualified Person under the definitions established by NI 43-101.

About White Metal Resources Corp.:

White Metal Resources Corp. is a junior exploration company exploring in Canada and southern Africa. The Company’s two key properties are the Flagship Tower Stock Gold Project in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada and the Okohongo Copper-Silver Project in Namibia, Africa. For more information about the Company please visit www.whitemetalres.com.

White Metal $WHM Announces New Mineral Resource Estimate Containing 7.7Mt at 1.82% CuEq, Using a 0.30% Cu Cut-off, Taranis (Okohongo) #Copper-Silver #Project, #Namibia

White Metal Resources Corp. (TSXV: WHM) (FRA: CGK1) (OTCMKTS: TNMLF) (“White Metal” or the “Company”) today announced a new Mineral Resource Estimate on the Okohongo Cu-Ag Deposit located within it 95% owned Taranis (Okohongo) Cu-Ag Project (the “Project” or “Property”), as defined by Exclusive Prospecting Licence (“EPL”) 7071 which covers about 19,850 hectares and is located in the Kaoko Copperbelt, northwestern Namibia.

Michael Stares, President & CEO of White Metal, stated, “We believe the results from the new Mineral Resource Estimate demonstrate core value of the Okohongo and this resource, coupled with the more recent exploration work showing very positive copper and silver results both north and south of the Okohongo, really outline the incredible upside to this Project. We believe there is significant opportunity to expand the Okohongo along strike, which at this stage of exploration shows potential along a prospective horizon of more than 20 kilometres. Although White Metal remains focussed on progressing its flagship project, the Tower Stock Gold Project in Ontario, Canada, the Company will continue to advance the Okohongo Copper-Silver Project as one of its primary assets.”

Mineral Resource Estimate

White Metal is very pleased to announce a new Mineral Resource Estimate (“MRE”) for the Taranis (Okohongo) Cu-Ag Project. A total of 3,226 metres of Reverse Circulation (“RC”) drilling in 28 drill holes (518 chip samples in resource) and 781.70 metres of historical diamond drill core in 4 holes (63 core samples in resource) were used to calculate the Mineral Resources in the Inferred category (Table 1). The area covered by the resource is about 740 m (east-west) and 720 m (north-south). Using a cut-off grade of 0.30% Cu and assuming 10% geological loss, the study reported approximately 7.7 million tonnes grading 1.55% Cu and 26.77 g/t Ag with a calculated copper equivalent (CuEq) of 1.82% Cu. A grade-tonnage sensitivity analysis is provided in Table 2. Example cross-sections/ block model views of the MRE are provided in Figures 1 and 2, and 3D image of the conceptual open pit and resource is provided in Figure 1.

The MRE was prepared by Caracle Creek International Consulting MINRES (Pty) Ltd. (“CCIC MINRES”), South Africa, in accordance with current CIM Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Reserves. A Technical Report in support of the MRE will be filed on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) within 45 days of this news release. The MRE is effective as at August 11, 2021.

Table 1. Mineral Resource Estimate Statement for the Okohongo Cu-Ag Deposit, Namibia (0.30% Cu cut-off).

Classification Tonnes5 Cu (%) Ag (g/t) CuEq3 Cu (t) Ag (oz) CuEq (t)
Inferred 7,706,732 1.55 26.77 1.82 119,256 6,634,133 139,891
  1. The independent Qualified Person for the Mineral Resource Estimate, as defined by NI 43-101, is Mr. Sivanesan (Desmond) Subramani (Pri. Sci. Nat – 400184/06), Caracle Creek International Consulting MINRES (Pty) Ltd. (CCIC MINRES), South Africa. The effective date of the Mineral Resource Estimate is August 11, 2021.
  2. These Mineral Resources are not Mineral Reserves as they do not have demonstrated economic viability. The quantity and grade of reported Inferred Resources in this Mineral Resource Estimate are uncertain in nature and there has been insufficient exploration to define these Inferred Resources as Indicated or Measured, however it is reasonably expected that the majority of Inferred Mineral Resources could be upgraded to Indicated Mineral Resources with continued exploration.
  3. Copper equivalent (CuEq) was calculated using a copper price of US$3.75/lb and a silver price of US$25.00/oz and applying the formula: CuEq = Cu% + (Ag g/t * 0.01).
  4. A cut-off grade of 0.30% Cu was used for the low- and high-grade domains. The cut-off grade was determined on the basis of core assay geostatistics and drill core lithologies for the deposit, and by comparison to analogous deposit types.
  5. Tonnages are reported applying a geological loss of 10%, to account for unknown geological discontinuities; 10% is based on experience of other deposits in similar geological settings.
  6. Geological and block models for the Mineral Resource Estimate used data from a total of 24 surface reverse circulation drill holes, completed by White Metal in January-February 2021, and four re-sampled historical diamond drill holes (completed by Teck in 2008 and INV Metals in 2011). The drill hole database was validated prior to resource estimation and QA/QC checks were made using industry-standard control charts for blanks, RC chips sample duplicates, and commercial certified reference material (standards and blanks) inserted into assay batches by White Metal and by comparison of umpire RC chip sample assays performed at a second laboratory.
  7. Estimates in Table 1 have been rounded to two significant figures.
  8. The Inferred Mineral Resources were constrained by a Lerchs-Grossmann conceptual open pit envelope that was developed using the following optimization parameters: i) metal prices of US$3.75/lb copper and $25/oz silver; ii) an overall pit slope of 55 degrees; iii) bulk mining costs of US$2/t (ore) and US$1/t (waste), derived from other comparative copper projects in African copper belts; iv) processing costs and G&A estimated at US$7.80/t; and v) plant recoveries assumed to be 80% copper and 80% silver.
  9. The Mineral Resource Estimate was prepared following the CIM Estimation of Mineral Resources & Mineral Reserves Best Practice Guidelines (November 29, 2019).
  10. The geological model as applied to the Mineral Resource Estimate comprises eight Individual wireframes that were created for each grade domain.
  11. The block model was prepared using Datamine Studio RM software. A 50 m x 50 m x 5 m block model was created and samples were composited at 1.0 m intervals. Grade estimation from drill hole data was carried out for Cu and Ag using the Ordinary Kriging interpolation method.
  12. Grade estimation was validated by comparison of input and output statistics, swath plot analysis, and by visual inspection of the assay data, block model, and grade shells in cross-sections.
  13. The applied average specific gravity (2.45 t/m3) was determined on the basis of CCIC MINRES’s in-house library of SG and bulk density measurements from similar deposits in the African copper belts.

Table 2. Grade-Tonnage sensitivity analysis for the Okohongo Cu-Ag Deposit, Namibia.

Cut-off
(%Cu)
Original
Tonnes
 Adjusted
Tonnes5
SG  Cu
(%)
 Ag
(g/t)
 CuEq3 Cu Metal
(t)
Ag Metal
(oz)
CuEq
Metal (t)
0.0 8,647,675 7,782,908 2.45 1.53 26.54 1.80 119,459 6,641,266 140,115
0.1 8,647,675 7,782,908 2.45 1.53 26.54 1.80 119,459 6,641,266 140,115
0.2 8,647,675 7,782,908 2.45 1.53 26.54 1.80 119,459 6,641,266 140,115
0.3 8,563,035 7,706,732 2.45 1.55 26.77 1.82 119,256 6,634,133 139,891
0.4 7,729,289 6,956,360 2.45 1.68 29.09 1.97 116,681 6,506,902 136,920
0.5 7,631,602 6,868,442 2.45 1.69 29.40 1.99 116,320 6,491,169 136,510
0.6 7,602,738 6,842,464 2.45 1.70 29.44 1.99 116,182 6,476,379 136,326
0.7 7,435,124 6,691,612 2.45 1.72 29.71 2.02 115,197 6,392,448 135,080
0.8 7,083,401 6,375,061 2.45 1.77 30.31 2.07 112,772 6,212,486 132,095

Figure 1: Cross-section (looking north) through the middle region of the Okohongo Cu-Ag Deposit (see inset plan map) showing the copper grade distribution in the block model and locations of five RC drill holes completed by the Company (OK20 series) and one re-sampled historical diamond drill hole (TCD series) (coordinate system: WGS84 Z33S).

Figure 2: Cross-section (looking east) through the middle region of the Okohongo Cu-Ag Deposit (see inset plan map) showing the copper grade distribution in the block model and locations of four RC drill holes completed by the Company (OK20 series) (coordinate system: WGS84 Z33S).

Figure 3: Lerchs-Grossmann conceptual pit shell (shaded orange) constraining the Inferred Mineral Resource Estimate (oblique section looking down and north-northwest). The conceptual pit shell opening is about 950 m in length, 615 m in width, and extends to a depth of about 200 m below surface. The deeper, down-dip mineral resources that fall outside of the pit envelope amount to approximately 3% of the total mineral resources inventory calculated.

Additional figures and information about the Mineral Resource Estimate and recent results from the copper exploration programs at Okohongo can be viewed on the Company’s website (https://www.whitemetalres.com/taranis-okohongo-cu-ag.html).

Assays, Quality Assurance/Quality Control and Assay Procedures

Mr. Nico Scholtz was responsible a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101 (Pri. Sci. Nat – 400299/07), was responsible for the RC drilling and sampling program, including quality assurance (“QA”) and quality control (“QC”). The RC chip samples were collected from drill using a 3 tier riffle splitter, to split the sample and represented chip samples were collected and logged on site. Samples were taken at 1 metre intervals. Samples were securely transported to the Activation Laboratories Ltd. (“Actlabs”) preparation lab in Windhoek, Namibia.

A Quality Control/Quality Assurance (“QA/QC”) program consisting of the regular insertion of Certified Reference Material (“CRM”) copper standards and blanks into the sample stream by the Company was in place as was the industry standard internal QA/QC practices used by Actlabs. A CRM copper standard was inserted approx. every 20 samples, a control blank was inserted every 15 samples and a duplicate taken every 30 samples. A total of 24 duplicate chip samples were analysed at referee lab ALS Global, an ISO/IEC 7025 accredited lab, based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Once prepared, Actlabs in Windhoek, Namibia sent the sample pulps directly to Actlabs in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada for analyses. Actlabs is an ISO/IEC 7025 accredited lab and is independent of White Metal. The samples were first analysed with 4-Acid “Near Total” Digestion (1F2) with ICP-OES finish for Ag, Cu and a suite of 33 other elements. Subsequently, samples with Ag greater than 100 ppm (above Ag upper detection limit) were analysed with Fire Assay Gravimetric (8-Ag) and Cu greater than 10,000 ppm (above Cu upper detection limit) were analysed with sodium peroxide fusion with ICP-OES finish (8-Peroxide ICP). Wet sample was transported to the lab without splitting, dried at the Actlabs facility in Windhoek and split afterwards.

Qualified Persons and Data Verification

The independent Qualified Person for the Mineral Resource Estimate, as defined by NI 43-101, is Mr. Sivanesan (Desmond) Subramani (Pri. Sci. Nat – 400184/06), Caracle Creek International Consulting MINRES (Pty) Ltd. (CCIC MINRES), South Africa. Dr. Scott Jobin-Bevans (P.Geo., APGO #0183), a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101 and a Director and VP Exploration for White Metal, has reviewed and approved all of the scientific and technical content of this news release.

White Metal $WHM #Resources Partner @Noronex Provides Update on #Exploration #Program

White Metal Resources Corp. (TSXV: WHM) (FRA: CGK1) (OTCMKTS: TNMLF) (“White Metal” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update from its Australian joint venture partner Noronex Limited (ASX: NRX) (“Noronex”) on their current exploration program at the DorWit Copper-Silver Project (the “Property” or “Project”) in Namibia (see Noronex ASX news release dated 8 July 2021). The Namibian Project comprises three Exclusive Prospecting Licences (EPLs) that cover 78,000 hectares, referred to as the Witvlei (EPL 7028 and EPL 7029) and Dordabis (EPL 7030) properties. The Project is prospective for sedimentary hosted Cu-Ag mineralisation within the prolific Kalahari Copper Belt that spans Namibia and Botswana.

Michael Stares, President & CEO of White Metal, stated, “This is great news for our shareholders and I am very pleased to have Noronex as a partner. They continue to demonstrate that they are very committed to moving the DorWit copper-silver project forward and have outlined some exceptional copper targets for drilling. I look forward to receiving the results from the upcoming drilling program.”

Highlights

  • Field visits by the Noronex team were undertaken in May and June to finalise drill planning.  The visits confirmed sub-cropping copper mineralisation at geochemistry soil targets.
  • Five high priority prospects defined for drill testing for large scale sediment hosted copper deposit including:
    • sub-cropping copper at Dalheim with two-kilometre strike extent.
    • gossan float at Gemboksvlei on a one-kilometre-long copper soil anomaly.
    • outcropping copper at Otjiwaru over an 800 m wide zone.
    • a 2.5 by 1.2 km copper-in-soil anomaly in an altered structural zone south of Okasewa.
    • unexplained copper soil anomalies at the Christiadore prospect.
  • Access agreements have been signed with landowners for the commencement of drilling, and a contract with a suitable drilling contractor is currently being finalised.
  • A program of over fifty holes is being planned to test these targets.
  • Trial IP survey is also planned at Gemboksvlei and Okasewa to define their IP signature.
  • Meetings were held in-country with the Ministry of Mines, consultants appointed, and a subsidiary company and bank accounts established.

For additional information on the DorWit copper-silver project, please click the following link:  https://www.whitemetalres.com/dorwit-cu-ag.html

White Metal Resources $WHM Partner Noronex Outlines Wide-Spread Copper Targets, DorWit Copper-Silver Project, Namibia

Thunder Bay, Ontario, 26 May 2021: White Metal Resources Corp. (TSXV: WHM) (FRA: CGK1) (OTCMKTS: TNMLF) (“White Metal” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update from its Australian joint venture partner Noronex Limited (ASX: NRX) (“Noronex”) on their current exploration program at the DorWit Copper-Silver Project (the “Property” or “Project”) in Namibia. The Namibian Project comprises three Exclusive Prospecting Licences (EPLs) that cover 78,000 hectares, referred to as the Witvlei (EPL 7028 and EPL 7029) and Dordabis (EPL 7030) properties. The Project is prospective for sedimentary hosted Cu-Ag mineralisation within the prolific Kalahari Copper Belt that spans Namibia and Botswana.

Highlights from the Noronex exploration program (see Noronex ASX news release 12 May 2021) include:

  • Final data received from the airborne electromagnetic (EM) survey.
  • High priority targets now identified for a large scale sediment hosted copper deposit that have never been drill tested, including:
    • a 2.5 by 1.2 km copper in soil anomaly in an altered structural zone south of Okasewa.
    • a 1.0 x 0.7 km copper in soil anomaly west of historical drill intercepts at Gemboksvlei.
    • a new area at Otjiwaru with a 1.5 km strike soil anomaly.
    • new zones at Dalheim, Okasundu and Christiadore prospect regions.
  • Trial IP survey is planned at the known deposit of Okasewa to define its signature, determine the nature of the EM anomalies and to cover large untested copper soil anomalies.
  • Historical multi-element geochemical surveys, including over seven thousand soil samples completed in 2009, have been compiled and interpreted. This sampling post-dated all previous drilling and geochemical anomalies were never followed up.
  • A GIS database has now been prepared incorporating results of all historic work and recent geophysical surveys with satellite interpretation and structural mapping.
  • A program of over fifty holes is being planned in July/August to test these targets.
  • First JORC Code (JORC 2012) Mineral Resource Estimates on the Company’s four deposits in the Namibian DorWit Project; Malachite Pan, Okasewa, Christiadore and Koperberg (see Noronex ASX news release dated 8 March 2021).

Click link for complete news release:   White Metal Resources Partner Noronex Outlines Wide-Spread Copper Targets, DorWit Copper-Silver Project, Namibia

White Metal Resources $WHM Reports 23 M of 2.31% Cu, 46.3 g/t Ag Including 4 M of 4.74% Cu, 65.1 g/t Ag, Taranis #Copper – #Silver Project, #Namibia

Thunder Bay, Ontario, 18 May 2021: White Metal Resources Corp. (TSXV:WHM) (FRA: CGK1) (“White Metal” or the “Company”) is pleased report that it has received the final batch of assay results from the remaining 15 reverse circulation (“RC”) drill holes from its January-February 2021 drilling program (28 drill holes totalling 3,226 m) (Table 1). The Company previously announced results from 13 drill holes (see Company news releases 23 March 2021 and 8 April 2021). All drill holes from the current program targeted the area of the historical Okohongo Cu-Ag Deposit (“Okohongo”). The 95% owned Taranis Copper-Silver Project (the “Project” or “Property”), which includes the historical Okohongo Copper-Silver Deposit, is located in northwestern Namibia and is defined by Exclusive Prospecting Licence (“EPL”) 7071, covering about 19,850 hectares.

Michael Stares, President & CEO of the Company stated, “We see again that the RC drill holes from Okohongo are confirming the historical results and we look forward to completing a current NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate and technical report very soon. Strong copper and silver prices have given this project a robust valuation and we look forward to receiving our Property renewal in the coming months. We will be working aggressively to maximise the value of our Namibian copper projects, while maintaining our focus on our flagship property, the Tower Stock Gold Property, located in northwestern Ontario, Canada.”

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White Metal Resources (TSX.V:WHM) (FRA:CGK1) (OTCMKTS:TNMLF) Reports 23 M of 2.31% Cu, 46.3 g/t Ag Including 4 M of 4.74% Cu, 65.1 g/t Ag from Final RC Drilling Results, Taranis Copper-Silver Project, Namibia

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