Fury Drills High-Grade Gold Extending Snake Lake Structure 840 Metres and Identifies New Mineralized Horizon
Toronto, Canada – May 18, 2021 –Fury Gold Mines Limited (TSX: FURY, NYSE American: FURY) (“Fury” or the “Company” - https://www.commodity-tv.com/ondemand/companies/profil/fury-gold-mines-ltd/) is pleased to announce the results from four out of five drill holes into the Snake Lake structure one kilometre (km) east of the known resource at the Eau Claire deposit located in the Eeyou Istchee Territory in the James Bay region of Quebec. Drill hole 21EC-018 intersected 94.1 g/t gold (Au) over0.5m, extending high-grade mineralization 840 metres (m) down dip and drill hole 21SL-001 intersected 7.51 g/t goldover2m, representing a 150m step-out from historical high-grade drill holes (Figure 1).
In addition, a new mineralized horizon between the Eau Claire and Snake Lake structures was identified in the volcanic package where intervals of 19.6 g/t gold over0.5m and 2.85 g/t gold over 5m (21SL-001) were intersected. These intercepts are located in an area where quartz-feldspar porphyry dykes are associated with abundant quartz-tourmaline veining (Figure 2). This geological setting and style of mineralization is similar to the Eau Claire deposit. Results from the four exploration holes are listed below (Table 1).
“We are very pleased with these drill results, as they clearly indicate high-grade mineralization and the potential scale of the Snake Lake structure. The identification of a third horizon of mineralization significantly enhances this area’s ounce profile,” commented Mike Timmins, President and CEO of Fury. “We believe we are still in the early stages of revealing significant discovery opportunities at Eau Claire, our high hit rate and the presence of visible gold in the Snake Lake holes and in the current western extension drilling demonstrate the robustness of the project and prospectivity of the targets on trend.”
Table 1: Snake Lake Area Drill Results1
No Significant Intersections
Lengths are drill indicated core length, as insufficient drilling has been undertaken to determine true widths at this time. Main intervals - Au grade*thickness no less than 2 g/t*m with grade is no less than 1 g/t, maximum consecutive dilution 2m
1. These results include two Panel C holes (21EC-016 and 21EC-018).
Three of the four reported drill holes and a pending drill hole from the Snake Lake structure have observed coarse grained visible gold associated with veining and alteration (Figures 3 and 4). In addition, recent resource expansion drilling at the Eau Claire deposit has intersected visible gold. Given the consistent presence of visible gold in core drilled this year, Fury has made the decision to switch to a larger diameter (HQ) drill core that will result in a 25% larger sample size. As well as switching to HQ drill core, the Company is directing the assay laboratories to adjust sample preparation to better account for the variability of coarse-grained gold analysis.
Snake Lake Exploration Drilling - Geology
The reported intercepts, located along the volcanic-sediment contact that characterizes the Snake Lake structure, of 94.10 g/t gold over 0.5m (21EC-018) and 6.43 g/t gold over 1.5m of (21EC-010) (previously reported – see news release dated March, 30, 2021), have increased the potential area of mineralization along the Snake Lake structure by 840m and 1,100m, respectively (Figure 1). Fury’s technical team is encouraged at the scale across which high-grade mineralization has been observed and believes the Snake Lake structure has the potential to deliver a potential discovery within 2km of Eau Claire.
The newly identified zone of mineralization is located 100m to 150m south of the Snake Lake structure and is hosted within mafic volcanic rocks with associated quartz-feldspar porphyry dykes and abundant quartz tourmaline veining over a 20m width, demonstrating a strong fluid pathway that has not been previously recognized. Fury’s technical team believes the identification of a third mineralized structure along the deposit trend at this early stage of the program suggests a high probability of discovering significant new zones of mineralization throughout the immediate project area.
“We are very impressed with our wide spaced first pass drill program along the Snake Lake structural corridor. The fact that we were able to expand the high-grade mineralized footprint with 1,100m and 840m step-outs clearly speaks to the mineral endowment of this area. The strength of the fluid pathways, in terms of alteration and vein intensity, and the consistently observed visible gold confirms our belief that significant ounces can be added to the project through continued exploration,” stated Michael Henrichsen, SVP Exploration of Fury.
Figure 1: Illustrates the long section of the Snake Lake structure showing gold intersections located 1km east of the Eau Claire deposit.
Figure 2: Illustrates a cross section of the Snake Lake structural corridor where new high-grade mineralization has been identified 840 metres down dip from historical drilling. Image also shows a new zone of mineralization, which has been identified 150 metres to south in the hanging wall of the Snake Lake structure.
Figure 3: Illustrates coarse visible gold intersected within a zone of quartz tourmaline veining in resource expansion drill hole 20EC-005, which intersected 11.56g/t gold over 6 metres.
Figure 4: Illustrates vein densities and observed visible gold within quartz-tourmaline veining in the Snake Lake drill holes that represent 150- to 300-metre step-outs from historical high-grade drilling.
Eau Claire Technical Disclosure
Analytical samples from the 2020 and 2021 program were taken by sawing NQ diameter core into equal halves on site with one half being sent to Actlabs in Val d’Or, QC for preparation and then to Actlabs in Thunder Bay, ON for analysis. All samples are assayed using 50 g nominal weight fire assay with atomic absorption finish (1A2B-50) and multi-element four acid digest ICP-AES/ICP-MS method (1F2). Where 1A2B-50 results were greater than 5 ppm Au the assay were repeated with 50 g nominal weight fire assay with gravimetric finish (1A3-50). QA/QC programs using internal standard samples, field and lab duplicates and blanks indicate good overall accuracy and precision.
Historical drill samples at Snake Lake were taken by sawing NQ diameter core into equal halves on site with one half being sent to ALS Chemex in Val D’or, QC for preparation and analysis. All samples were assayed using a 50 g nominal weight fire assay with atomic absorption finish (Au-AA24) and multi-element four acid digest ICP-AES/ICP-MS method (ME-MS61). Where Au-AA24 results were greater than 5 ppm Au the assay was repeated with 50 g nominal weight fire assay with gravimetric finish (Au-GRA22). QA/QC programs using internal standard samples, field and lab duplicates and blanks indicate good overall accuracy and precision.
David Rivard, P.Geo, Exploration Manager at Fury, is a "qualified person" within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical disclosures in this press release.
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Fury Gold Mines Limited is a Canadian-focused exploration and development company positioned in three prolific mining regions across the country. Led by a management team and board of directors with proven success in financing and developing mining assets, Fury will aggressively grow and advance its multi-million-ounce gold platform through project development and potential new discoveries. Fury is committed to upholding the highest industry standards for corporate governance, environmental stewardship, community engagement and sustainable mining. For more information on Fury, visit www.furygoldmines.com.
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