Fury Outlines First Regional Exploration Target at Eau Claire; Summer Plans to Explore the Percival Trend
Toronto, Canada – February 10, 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 provide an update on its regional exploration plans at the Eau Claire project located in the Eeyou Istchee Territory in the James Bay region of Quebec. This summer the Company plans to explore the Percival trend, which is located 14 kilometres (km) east of the Eau Claire deposit. Percival was the site of a 2018 discovery that included drill intercepts of 78.5 metres (m) of 1.46 g/t gold (Hole ER18-822) and 87m of 2.35 g/t gold (ER18-823) from surface (Figure 1). The mineralized footprint at Percival is 400m by 100m and is hosted within sulphidized and silicified breccias in a sedimentary sequence in multiple parallel stacked lenses (Figure 2). This represents a second style of mineralization at the Eau Claire project that Fury’s technical team believes is largely underexplored.
“Over the past six months our technical team has identified considerable opportunities to increase ounces at Eau Claire and expand upon past discoveries throughout the land position. At Percival we have significantly advanced the detection of surface mineralization under till cover using biogeochemistry. This opens up the entire property for new target development as we plan to explore the Percival, Serendipity and North Structure trends this summer,” stated Michael Henrichsen, SVP, Exploration of Fury.
Geochemistry Advancement at Percival
The Percival prospect did not provide a gold response from the historical till sampling data that covered the mineralization, leading the Company to conduct various orientation geochemical surveys over the zone in an attempt to obtain a direct high contrast gold response from the mineralized bedrock overlain by shallow tills. Fury was successful in detecting the gold mineralization at Percival through biogeochemistry sampling where spruce branches are collected, ashed and then assayed. Samples were collected every 50m on two lines spaced 100m apart and gold results showed a cluster of elevated values over the area of mineralization (Figure 3). These elevated results demonstrate the effectiveness of the technique and the Company plans to utilize it in select structural corridors across the Eau Claire property package to aid in the development of new drill targets (Figure 1).
2021 Regional Exploration Plans
Fury plans to conduct an extensive biogeochemistry program across the Eau Claire property with the goal of developing new drill targets in 2021. In conjunction with the geochemical surveys, ground-based induced polarization geophysical surveys are planned along the Percival trend to fingerprint the geophysical signature of the mineralization. The Company believes that the sulphide-rich silica breccia bodies at Percival will image well based on the high resistivity and chargeability responses and that there will be a high potential for similar responses along trend from the observed mineralization.
Figure 1: Eau Claire prospect map and 2021 biogeochemical sampling plan on reduced to pole magnetics.
Figure 2: Percival Prospect >0.5 g/t gold interpolant with historic drilling highlights.
Figure 3: Comparison of historic till geochemistry and 2020 biogeochemical sampling.
David Rivard, P.Geo, Exploration Manager at Fury, is the Qualified Person who assumes responsibility for the technical disclosures in this press release.
Biogeochemical samples were taken by collecting of approximately 200 grams of black spruce twigs and sent to ALS Lab in Vancouver, BC (ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and ISO 9001:2015 accredited facility) for preparation and analysis. Preparation included drying, separation needles from twigs and ashing of needles only at 475°C for 24 hours (VEG-ASH01). Ashed samples are analyzed for 65 elements using nitric/hydrochloric acid digestion with ICP-MS finish (ME-VEG41a). QA/QC programs using lab duplicates, standards and blanks indicate good accuracy.
About Fury Gold Mines Limited
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 Gold Mines, visit www.furygoldmines.com.
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Intervals are presented in core length; holes are generally planned to intersect mineralization as close to perpendicular to strike as possible with true widths are estimated to be 75% to 85% of downhole length when hole and dips of the mineralized horizons are considered. Assay presented is not capped. Intercept occurs within geological confines of major zones but have not been correlated to individual structures/horizons within these zones at this time. Vertical depths are 35m and 65m for ER18-822 and ER18-823, respectively, and they are measured from the surface to the mid-point of the reported interval. Refer to Eastmain Resources news release dated November 13, 2018 on www.sedar.com for more information.