Nine Mile Metals Drills 134.0 Meters of Mineralization in Hole WD-24-02 and Submits All Samples to ALS Global for Certified Analysis

4 March 2024
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Nine Mile Metals Ltd.

CSE: NINE | OTCQB: VMSXF | FSE: KQ9)

Nine Mile Metals Ltd. announce it has drilled a mineralized zone covering 134.0m in WD-24-02 at its initial Phase 1 drill program on its Wedge VMS Project in the world-famous Bathurst Mining Camp, New Brunswick (“BMC“).

WD-24-02 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The hole was collared on the northeast flank of the Wedge Deposit and drilled at an azimuth of 160 degrees and a dip of – 50 degrees to a depth of 219 meters.
  • From recently acquired Cominco Data, the subsurface was not mined.
  • The main host is pyritic Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (VMS) with visible chalcopyrite.
  • Copper mineralization first appears at 39.6 meters and continued down the hole with numerous secondary zones of VMS mineralization identified.
  • High grade zinc (36.12% & 14.93%) was intersected in addition to copper. (see Table 1)
  • Nine Mile completed an XRF Analysis of a random zone of mineralization between 157.65 – 173.05 meters (15.4 meters) consisting of bands of mixed massive sulphides and massive sulphides (VMS) between 164.50 – 170.25 meters. (See table #1 below.) Entire mineralized zone of 134.0m has been sample cut and being shipped to ALS Global Labs for Certified Lab Analysis
  • The closest Cominco holes to the east are approximately 70 meters away with Drill hole WE-12 intersecting 5.76 meters assaying 1.06% Cu,1.59% Pb and 6.91% Zn and 1.26 ounces Ag.
  • We will continue to Drill to the east in Target Area #1 to confirm new extension of the Wedge Mine Ore Zone.
Massive VMS Mineralization: Drill Hole WD-24-02
Copper and Zinc Mineralization, Drill hole WD-24-02
Sample #From (m)To (m)Width (m)Cu %Pb (%)Zn (%)(Pb + Zn) %Ag (g/t)Au (g/t)
281627157.65158.500.851.480.040.400.44TBDTBD
281628158.50159.551.050.940.010.320.33TBDTBD
281629159.55160.500.954.160.020.370.39TBDTBD
281630160.50161.501.005.010.020.480.50TBDTBD
281631161.50162.501.006.630.041.061.10TBDTBD
281632162.50163.501.004.100.530.080.61TBDTBD
281633163.50164.501.002.170.050.690.74TBDTBD
281634164.50165.501.001.020.030.200.23TBDTBD
281635165.50166.501.002.760.1014.9315.03TBDTBD
281636166.50167.501.001.021.9336.1238.05TBDTBD
281637167.50168.501.001.301.898.2010.09TBDTBD
281638168.50169.400.900.410.962.283.24TBDTBD
281639169.40170.250.850.950.120.120.24TBDTBD
281640StdStdStdStdStdStdStdSTDSTD
281641170.25171.050.800.010.010.070.08TBDTBD
281642171.05172.051.002.190.731.782.51TBDTBD
281643
172.05173.051.001.490.824.385.20TBDTBD
TotalAve.15.402.230.434.54.93TBDTBD
Table 1: Random Section of 15.40m of Mineralized Core XRF Analyst. (157.65m – 173.05m)

“Hole WD-24-02 is significant for our program at the Wedge. One of our mandates was to prove the Target #1 Area extension to the historical mine. We wanted to prove up additional new mineralized economic ore in an area that could extend the deposit. After drill holes WD-24-01 & WD-24-02 have hit significant new mineralization, we will continue to concentrate on Target Area #1, heading east, before we test the depth of the Wedge Mine. Remember, the crown pillar collapsed, all the lower levels were never mined and there is complete uncertainty of the remaining deposit size & scale. As each VMS deposit in the camp has its own unique mineral makeup, this system seems to be a Copper & Zinc rich ore body, not necessarily together, with independent zones. We look forward to reporting our next hole in our program and continuing to prove out a larger deposit footprint than previously thought.”

Patrick J. Cruickshank, MBA, CEO & Director

“Drilling in this portion of the Wedge has confirmed that a large mineralized system is present on the eastern boundary with extensive copper mineralization as demonstrated by variable chalcopyrite mineralization and VMS banding from 39.00 to 173.00 (134.00 meters) in drill hole WD-24-02. In addition to drilling, the historic Cominco drill data is being prepared for 3D modeling. We look forward to receiving the multi-element and precious metal assays for the 56.29 meters from drillhole WD-24-01 and the 134.00 meters from drillhole WD-24-02 from ALS Global and adding that information to historic Wedge database”

Gary Lohman, PGO, VP Exploration & Director.
Figure 1: WD-24-01and WD-24-02 Drill Hole Locations
Figure 2: Plan View, Drill Hole Locations
Figure 3: VMS Mineralization / Locally Massive Chalcopyrite

The Company has completed its XRF analysis for the main VMS portion of the drill hole utilizing an Olympus Vanta 50 Portable XRF equipped with a 50Kv Workstation and Reflex XRF software. The XRF process included calibrating the machine and utilizing three standards in the sample stream (OREAS 502B, OREAS 622 and CDN-BL-10 Blank) at the beginning and end of the analytical sequence. Most samples consisted of a 1-meter section of cut drill core, and as such, the sample was not homogeneous. There were fifteen Sample Batches over 15.40 meters of mineralization. Each sample batch had approximately 15 -21 data points analyzed per meter. The core sample is placed cut face down, and the XRF gun takes a random unknown sample of the core. The operator has no knowledge of the laser point. The sum of the averages was divided by the number of pieces, the results of which are presented in Table 1 above.

The disclosure of technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) and reviewed and approved by Gary Lohman, B.Sc., PGO., VP Exploration and Director who acts as the Company’s Qualified Person, and is not independent of the Company.

About Nine Mile Metals Ltd.:

Nine Mile Metals Ltd. is a Canadian public mineral exploration company focused on VMS (Cu, Pb, Zn, Ag and Au) exploration in the world-famous Bathurst Mining Camp, New Brunswick, Canada. The Company’s primary business objective is to explore its three VMS Projects: Nine Mile Brook VMS Project; California Lake VMS Project; and the Canoe Landing Lake (East – West) VMS Project. The Company is focused on Critical Minerals Exploration, positioning for the boom in EV and green technologies requiring Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc with a hedge with Gold.

ON BEHALF OF NINE MILE METALS LTD.

“Patrick J. Cruickshank, MBA”
CEO and Director
T: 506-804-6117
E: [email protected]

Forward-Looking Information:

This press release may include forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation, concerning the business of Nine Mile. Forward-Looking information is based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the management of Nine Mile. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “will,” “may,” “would,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “seek,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” “likely,” “could” and variations of these terms and similar expressions, or the negative of these terms or similar expressions. Forward-Looking statements in this press release include that (a) we will continue to Drill to the east in Target Area #1 to confirm new extension of the Wedge Mine Ore Zone, (b) we will continue to concentrate on Target Area #1, heading east, before we test the depth of the Wedge Mine, (c) we wanted to prove up additional new mineralized economic ore in an area that could extend the Wedge deposit, (d) we look forward to receiving the multi-element and precious metal assays for the 56.29 meters from drillhole WD-24-01 and the 134.00 meters from drillhole WD-24-02 from ALS Global and adding that information to historic Wedge database, and (e) we look forward to reporting our next hole in our program and continuing to prove out a larger deposit footprint than previously thought. Although Nine Mile believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking information is based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking information because Nine Mile can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct.

The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of the contents of this release.

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