Samples 20.10 Meters Grading 0.34% Copper, And Values As High As 13.05% Copper On Neil Vein / Breccia
Fabled Copper (CSE: FABL; FSE: XZ7) announces the results of 2021 surface field work on it’s Muskwa Copper Project comprised of the Neil Property and the Toro Property in British Columbia. The Company also holds rights to the Bronson Property. See Figure 1 below.
Figure 1 – Location Map
Peter Hawley, President, CEO reports; A total of 19 specific areas were mapped and prospected during the 2021 field season and we have previously reporting our findings on the Lady Luck occurrence in the south end of the Neil Property, followed by the Mac; the 8A, Harris, the 2a and 2b, the Creek, Keays south, Belcher Creek, the Magnum Mine UAV Done Mission, the Magnum, the Neil Area UAV Drone Mission and now the Neil vein / breccia copper occurrence, see Figure 2 below.
Figure 2- Neil Property, Neil Copper Occurrence Location
The Neil copper occurrence hosts two styles of high-grade copper mineralization which is found in the Neil vein and the adjoining mineralized quartz sulfide breccias over 1,000 meters vertically and 1,500 meters along strike. Widths vary from a few meters to 30 meters in width. See Photo 1 below.
Coincident with the shear zone is a large diabase dike, forming a resistant spur. It dips steeply and is between 2 - 12 meters thick. Its contacts are sheared and altered, as is the adjacent slaty mudstone wall rock. The dyke and the shear zone are important as they host a discontinuous series of mineralized quartz-carbonate veins, occurring at or close to the dike's contacts in the shear zone.
Photo 1 – Surface Expression of Neil Vein, Neil Property
At the top of the Neil vein / breccia occurrence, two old bulldozed trenches at 2,350 meters elevation were found and a total of 48 chip, rubble, grab samples were collected at various locations across the quartz-carbonate veining & across the sediments to the northwest over 307 meters vertically. The veining is slightly mineralized with nil – 3% chalcopyrite and the received assayed copper content was generally low and less than 1%. See Table 1 below.
Photo 2 – Collected Chip Samples of Neil Vein / Breccia, 2,350 meters elevation
In the north, a 20.10 meter of contiguous chip sampling on a section, (samples D-723268 - 285) of sediments and veining, averaged 0.34% copper, See Table 1 and Photo 3 below.
Photo 3 – Neil Vein, 20.10 meters grading 0.34% copper
To the south, a 6.80 meter of contiguous chip sampling on a section across the veining averaged 0.87% Cu, containing a higher grade section (samples D-723284 & 285) grading of 1.26% copper across 2.6 meters, See Table 1 and Photo 4 below.
Photo 4 – Neil Vein, 6.80 meters grading 0.87% copper, including 1.26% copper / 2.60 meters
An additional three - six meters to the south, 2 sections of the veining assayed 0.70% Copper across 1.5 meters (sample D-723286) and 0.39% across 4.6 meters (samples D-723294 - 297), respectively, See Table 1 and Photo 5 below.
Photo 5 – Neil Vein – 0.70% copper / 1.50 meters
All other samples of veining collected further south, contained less than 1% copper. Rubble sample D-723358, with 5% pyrite, collected downslope at an elevation of 2,109 meters, assayed trace in copper, 0.01%. See Table 1 below.
Continuing downslope, southwest from the top of the occurrence, through an area containing old trenching eight chip, 1 grab and 2 rubble samples were collected at elevations of 2,248 - 2,043 meters.
Three sections of the quartz-carbonate veining, at elevations of 2,233 – 2,248 meters, were sampled. In the northern most section, the veining strikes 175 - 140 degrees and 2 chip samples (D-723367 & 368), containing nil - 5% chalcopyrite, were collected and the section reported an average of 0.76% Cu across 9.00 meters, with sample 367 assaying 1.68% copper across 0.40 meters, See Table 1 and Photo 6 below
Photo 6 – Neil Vein – 0.76% copper / 9.0 meters, including 1.68% copper / 0.40 meters
A grab sample (D-72366) of this vein, with 4% chalcopyrite, contained copper content of 1.13%. See Table 1 below.
An additional twenty-five meters to the south, veining is exposed striking 045 degrees, across a width of 1 meter with the footwall sheared sediments and veining averaging 0.25% Cu across 1.30 meters. See Table 1 below.
A further 25 meters to the southwest, brecciated veining is exposed across 0.8 meters and contains trace chalcopyrite and reported an assay of 0.33% copper across the 0.80 meters sampled (sample D-723363). The footwall shale is sheared with stockwork veining and the hanging wall sheared shale-siltstone. Chip sample D-723365 taken with no apparent sulphides contained the highest copper content reporting 0.47% over 0.50 meters. The entire section (D-723362, 363 and 365) across 2.90 meters averaged 0.18% copper, See Table 1 and Photo 7 below.
Photo 7 – Neil Vein – 0.18% copper / 2.90 meters, including 0.47% copper / 0.50 meters
Two rubble samples (D-723369 & 370) of mineralized quartz-carbonate were collected downslope at elevations of 2,109 and 2,043 m., respectively. Sample D-723369, with 1% chalcopyrite,
assayed 0.84% copper and sample D-723370, containing massive sulphide patches, assayed an impressive 13.05% copper. See Table 1 below.
The data generated from the UAV drone mission over the general area was used for in-field targeting of visual copper occurrences on the color orthophoto due to the 3 cm resolution, See Photo 8 below.
Photo 8 – Neil Vein – Orthomosaic Photo of Drone Mission Survey Area
This lead to field examination of the mineralized unit, to sampling of the Neil vein / breccia vein where various samples were collect as a first pass evaluation, See Photo 9 below.
Photo 9 – Neil Vein – Detailed Drone View
Sample locations were taken with GPS along with GPS enabled field cameras of photos of the sampled units. These have been plotted in a 3-D GIS system and layered over the locations. See Figures 10, below.
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Figure 10 – 2021 Neil Sample Locations Plotted On 3-D Tilt Digital, Yellow Line Vein Trace
In addition, the photos, sample locations and all assay data pertaining to the assay taken, (36 elements) were tagged in a geo tag format for plotting in .kml / .kmz GIS systems such as Google Earth. See Photo 11 below.
Photo 11 – Neil Vein Area– .kml / .kmz Geo Tags
Using the results of the data gathered by the UAV drone in the 2021 field season the field crew will sample in further detail and complete mapping the extensive Neil vein / breccia.
An additional release on the sampling and results of the Neil vein / breccia deposit will be forthcoming in the following weeks.
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