Vancouver, BC – August 31, 2022 – Metallis Resources Inc. (TSX-V: MTS; OTCQB: MTLFF) (the “Company” or “Metallis”) is pleased to announce the commencement of the Company’s 2022 drill program (the “Program”) at its 100%-owned Kirkham Property situated in the prolific Eskay Camp of the Golden Triangle, northwestern British Columbia, a district known worldwide for the past producing Eskay Creek and Snip gold mines, Seabridge’s KSM porphyry deposits, and Newcrest Mining’s producing Brucejack gold mine.
Dave Dupre P. Geo., Metallis’ Vice President of Exploration stated “Our recently developed 3-dimensional geological model has provided the team powerful new insights into the distribution of Porphyry Copper-Gold mineralization within the very extensive Hawilson Monzonite Complex. This work shows that the best mineralization encountered to date is concentrated in the hanging wall of the Adam Fault at lower levels within the system.” He went on to add “With only the upper 150 meters (“m”) being tested to date in the South Cliff area, the drill program will test and evaluate the depth extensions of these zones. We are really looking forward to the results of this year’s campaign.”
During the past three weeks, the field crew has carried out core re-logging, differential GPS surveys, detailed mapping, and drill pad building. The initial 3,000m drill program has now begun – focusing on the South Cliff part of the Cliff-Miles porphyry corridor which forms a 4 km section of the longer 7 km Hawilson Monzonite Complex. The targeted and cost-efficient program has been designed to test for high-grade extensions of copper and gold mineralization beneath well mineralized drill intersections (e.g., drill holes KH17-08 cut 145.8m grading 0.34 g/t Au and 0.22% Cu (0.71 g/t AuEq*) and KH18-16 cut 141.3m grading 0.40 g/t Au and 0.23% Cu (0.75 g/t AuEq)*. The Company is under cutting these previous holes as, typically, alkaline porphyry copper/gold systems in the Golden Triangle exhibit a small surface footprint but display increasing grade downward that can continue for more than 1,000m. (Click Here to View News August 10th, 2022).
*Gold Equivalent Formula: Au g/t+(Cu%*1.27) Metal Prices Used: Gold – US$ 1470/oz / Copper – US$ 2.75/lb
Following the completion of the initial drill program, the company anticipates step out holes within the immediate area to the north as its next focus. The near-term goal of the Company is to demonstrate the true scale and grade of the system.
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The Company also announces that, pursuant to the terms of the Company’s stock option plan, the Board of Directors has approved the grant of an aggregate of 1,800,000 incentive stock options (“Options”) to certain directors, officers, and consultants, at an exercise price of $0.20 per share, exercisable for a period of five years. The Options are subject to regulatory approval from the TSX Venture Exchange. Along with previously granted stock options that remain outstanding and exercisable, the Company now has 5,545,000 outstanding stock options, representing 9.16% of the 60,544,312 outstanding shares of the Company.
David Dupre, P.Geo, Vice President – Exploration and the Qualified Person, as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed, and approved the technical information contained in this release.
About the Kirkham Property
The wholly owned, 106 sq. km Kirkham Property is located about 65 km north of Stewart, B.C., in the heart of the Golden Triangle’s prolific Eskay (Sulphurets) Camp. The Property is prospective for multiple mineral deposit types and is located along a strategic geological boundary – the “Red-line” exposed on the western margin of the Eskay Rift system in the Golden Triangle, northwestern British Columbia.
The Kirkham Property is contiguous to Garibaldi Resources Corp.’s E&L Nickel Mountain Project in the north and Eskay Mining Corp. to the east. Eskay Mining Corp has been discovering new precious metals-rich VMS deposits in Hazelton Group rocks exposed in multiple fault blocks on their adjoining property to the east. Eskay’s property is within 12 km of the Eskay Creek mine while the eastern border is within 12 – 20 km of Seabridge Gold’s KSM deposits and Newcrest Mining’s producing Brucejack mine.
Metallis Resources Inc. is a Vancouver-based company focused on the exploration of gold, copper, nickel, and silver at its 100%-owned Kirkham Property situated in northwest British Columbia’s Golden Triangle. The Property is prospective for multiple mineral deposit types and is located along a strategic geological boundary – the “Red-line” exposed on the Western margin of the Eskay Rift system in the Golden Triangle, Northwestern British Columbia.
Metallis trades under the symbols MTS on the TSX Venture Exchange, MTLFF on the OTCQB Exchange, and 0CVM on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
On behalf of the Board of Directors:
/s/ “Fiore Aliperti”
Chief Executive Officer, President, and Director
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