(Vancouver, May 24, 2018) Balmoral Resources Ltd. (“Balmoral” or the “Company”) (TSX: BAR; OTCQX: BALMF) today provided details on several new gold targets and highlighted the discovery of a new ultramafic intrusion with nickel-copper-cobalt-PGE potential on its Martiniere Property which forms part of the Detour Gold Trend Project in Quebec. Recently completed drilling and geophysical programs continue to emphasize the gold discovery potential within the Martiniere gold system, including the potential for the discovery of the offset northern segment of the Bug gold deposit.
The Bug gold deposit is currently terminated at its northern end by the Lac du Doigt fault zone. Drilling by the Company in conjunction with the recently completed winter geophysical program in the largely untested LdD/LAM corridor, north of the deposit (see Figure 1), has confirmed the presence of certain geological markers and several NNW trending (Bug gold deposit-parallel) I.P. anomalies located approximately 2.0 kilometres west of the northern termination of the Bug gold deposit. These anomalies have not been drill tested, but given their orientation and setting could represent the offset continuation of the Bug gold deposit or similar gold mineralized structural zones. Gold mineralization is known in the bounding structures to the north and south (see Figure 1 and Figure 2) of these newly outlined anomalies. These new targets are high priorities for testing, and ground work in preparation for drilling is anticipated to begin in June.
In addition, the winter geophysical program has mapped an extensive anomaly within the recently identified Niquet ultramafic intrusion (top of Figure 1 and Figure 2) on the northern portion of the Martiniere Property. A very limited surface mapping program in the fall of 2017 confirmed the presence of ultramafic rocks in association with a 2,500 metre long N-S trending magnetic high. Widely spaced I.P. lines across this newly identified ultramafic intrusion have outlined a series of chargeability anomalies which span much of the length of the complex which are similar to the geophysical footprint of the Company’s Grasset nickel-copper-cobalt-PGE deposit located 40 kilometres to the east.Neither the anomalies nor the Niquet intrusion have ever been tested by drilling. Follow up work in preparation for potential drill testing will be included in the summer program at Martiniere. As at Grasset the Company controls the entirety of the newly identified intrusion.
“The winter geophysical program at Martiniere has outlined some exciting new targets in the largely untested area north of the Bug and Martiniere West gold deposits, including the potential for both gold and nickel-copper-cobalt-PGE discoveries,” said Darin Wagner, President and CEO of Balmoral. “Crews will mobilize to the field in June to begin the follow-up on these targets in preparation for drilling, in addition to planned field work and drill testing on our other properties in the area.”
Mr. Darin Wagner (P.Geo.- B.C., Ont., Res. Permit Que.), President and CEO of the Company, is the non-independent qualified person for the technical disclosure contained in this news release. Mr. Wagner has supervised the work programs on the Martiniere property since inception, visited the property on multiple occasions, and has discussed and reviewed the data contained in today’s release.
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Balmoral is a well-funded, Canadian-based exploration company. Balmoral’s 1,000 km2 Detour Gold Trend Project is home to the resource-stage Bug and Martiniere West Gold and Grasset Ni-Cu-Co-PGE deposits and numerous other gold and base metal discoveries. Employing a drill focused exploration strategy in one of the world’s preeminent mining jurisdictions, Balmoral is following an established formula with a goal of maximizing shareholder value through discovery and definition of high-grade, Canadian gold and base metal assets.
On behalf of the board of directors of
BALMORAL RESOURCES LTD.
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