Labrador Gold Corp. has raised $2.94-million from the exercise of share purchase warrants with a strike price of 30 cents and 35 cents. The warrant exercise increases the company’s cash position to $12.37-million.
“These additional funds allow us to advance our growth strategy by continuing to aggressively explore our Kingsway project. We are now fully funded for our anticipated 2021 exploration program,” said Dr. Roger Moss, president and chief executive officer. “We look forward to a significant diamond drill program early in the new year on the quartz vein containing visible gold, exploring it along strike to the northeast and southwest, following up on the excellent work completed by our LabGold team to date.”
The company gratefully acknowledges the Newfoundland and Labrador Ministry of Natural Resources’ Junior Exploration Assistance (JEA) program for its financial support for exploration of the Kingsway property.
About Labrador Gold Corp.
Labrador Gold is a Canadian-based mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition and exploration of prospective gold projects in Eastern Canada.
In early March, 2020, Labrador Gold acquired the option to earn a 100-per-cent interest in the Kingsway project in the Gander area of Newfoundland. The property is along strike to the northeast of New Found Gold’s discovery of 92.86 grams per tonne gold over 19.0 metres on its Queensway property. (Note that mineralization hosted on adjacent or nearby properties is not necessarily indicative of mineralization hosted on the company’s property.) In early July, 2020, the company signed an option agreement to acquire a third licence to add to the property package, which now covers approximately 77 square kilometres. The three licences comprising the Kingsway project cover approximately 16 kilometres of the Appleton fault zone, which is associated with gold occurrences in the region, including the New Found Gold discovery. Historical work over the area covered by the Kingsway licences shows evidence of gold in till, vegetation, soil, stream sediments, lake sediments and float. Infrastructure in the area is excellent, located just 18 kilometres from the town of Gander with road access to the project, nearby electricity and abundant local water.
The Hopedale property covers much of the Hunt River and Florence Lake greenstone belts that stretch over 80 kilometres. The belts are typical of greenstone belts around the world but have been underexplored by comparison. Initial work by Labrador Gold during 2017 shows gold anomalies in soils and lake sediments over a three-kilometre section of the northern portion of the Florence Lake greenstone belt in the vicinity of the known Thurber Dog gold showing, where grab samples assayed up to 7.8 grams per tonne gold. In addition, anomalous gold in soil and lake sediment samples occur over approximately 40 kilometres along the southern section of the greenstone belt (see news release dated Jan. 25, 2018, for more details). Labrador Gold now controls an approximately 57-kilometre strike length of the Florence Lake greenstone belt.
The Ashuanipi gold project is located just 35 kilometres from the historical iron ore mining community of Schefferville, which is linked by rail to the port of Sept-Iles, Que., in the south. The claim blocks cover large lake sediment gold anomalies that, with the exception of local prospecting, have not seen a systematic modern-day exploration program. Results of the 2017 reconnaissance exploration program following up the lake sediment anomalies show gold anomalies in soils and lake sediments over a 15-kilometre-long by two-to-six-kilometre-wide north-south trend and over a 14-kilometre-long by two-to-four-kilometre-wide east-west trend. The anomalies appear to be broadly associated with magnetic highs and do not show any correlation with specific rock types on a regional scale (see news release dated Jan. 18, 2018). This suggests a possible structural control on the localization of the gold anomalies. Historical work 30 kilometres north on the Quebec side led to gold intersections of up to 2.23 grams per tonne gold over 19.55 metres (not true width) (source: IOS Services Geoscientifiques, 2012, exploration and geological reconnaissance work in the Goodwood River area, Sheffor project, summer field season 2011). Gold in both areas appears to be associated with similar rock types.
Dr. Roger Moss, PhD, PGeo, is the qualified person responsible for all technical information in this release.
The company has 110,487,104 common shares issued and outstanding and trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol LAB.
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