Gungnir Adds to its Swedish Property Portfolio, Includes 11 km Long Gabbro-Ultramafic Intrusion
Surrey, BC – April 7, 2022 - Gungnir Resources Inc. (GUG: TSX-V, ASWRF: OTCPK) (“Gungnir” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that it has added the Hemberget Property to its package of polymetallic projects in northern Sweden. The 29.4 sq. km property was acquired by staking in order to evaluate potential for intrusion hosted copper-nickel and volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) mineralization. Please see accompanying maps (see Figures 1-3).
“The Hemberget area has been on our radar for a few years now after we made new copper-nickel and VMS discoveries on our Knaften project, which was previously regarded as a gold-only area,” commented Jari Paakki, CEO of Gungnir. “The striking feature on the newly acquired Hemberget permit is an impressive, 11-km long magnetic anomaly which maps out a gabbro-ultramafic intrusion similar to much smaller bodies on the Knaften project that we now know are copper-nickel mineralized. In addition to potential copper-nickel mineralization, the property covers some text-book VMS geology which adds further potential at Hemberget.”
Location, Geology and 2022 Work Plans:
Hemberget is located approximately 6 km north of Gungnir’s Knaften project in the Vasterbotten region of northern Sweden hosting the prolific Skellefte VMS-gold belt, “Gold Line” and “Nickel Line”. Hemberget is situated with the broader Gold Line along with Knaften and the Company’s two nickel deposit, Lappvattnet and Rormyrberget which collectively containing 177 million pounds of nickel (see below), are located along the Nickel Line to the east.
The property covers the northern part of the Knaften greenstone belt, covering a thick package of dacite and rhyolite volcanics, including fragmentals, along side mafic pillow lavas, straddling the large magnetic anomaly which corresponds to the “Hemberget” gabbro-ultramafic intrusion. Please refer to accompanying Figures 1-3 for maps and references.
The Company plans detailed compilation work as well as initial prospecting and mapping at Hemberget. Based on information on hand, including the SGU (Swedish Geological Survey) website, the property has seen minimal exploration. The bulk of the Company’s 2022 exploration program will be devoted to drilling nickel projects as well as our new, large gold target at Knaften (see news release March 1, 2022).
The Company has also granted, in compliance with the Company's stock option plan, 2,539,778 incentive stock options to purchase common shares of the Company at $0.14 per share for five (5) years to the directors and a consultant of the Company.
Gungnir’s nickel sulphide resources in Sweden include Lappvattnet and Rormyrberget. In 2020, the Company updated both resources which collectively total 177 million pounds of nickel. The properties are accessible year-round with good transportation and industrial infrastructure including shipping facilities and are located about an hour drive from Boliden’s mill complex.
- Lappvattnet: Inferred Resource of 780,000 tonnes grading 1.35% nickel for 23.1 million lbs (10.5 million kg) of nickel.
- Rormyrberget: Inferred Resource of 36,800,000 tonnes grading 0.19% nickel for 154 million lbs (70 million kg) of nickel.
The NI 43-101 Technical Report entitled “TECHNICAL REPORT on the LAPPVATTNET and RORMYRBERGET
DEPOSITS, NORTHERN SWEDEN” was prepared by Reddick Consulting Inc. Qualified Persons are John Reddick, M.Sc., P.Geo., and Thomas Lindholm, M.Sc., Fellow AusIMM. The Effective Date is November 17, 2020.
The technical information in this news release has been prepared and approved by Jari Paakki, P.Geo., CEO, and a director of the Company. Mr. Paakki is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101.
About Gungnir Resources
Gungnir Resources Inc. is a Canadian-based TSX-V listed mineral exploration company (GUG: TSX-V, ASWRF: OTCPK) with gold and base metal projects in northern Sweden. Gungnir’s assets include two nickel-copper-cobalt deposits, Lappvattnet and Rormyrberget, both with updated nickel resources, and the Knaften project which hosts a developing intrusion-hosted gold system, and VMS (zinc-copper) and copper-nickel targets, all of which are open for expansion and further discovery. Further information about the Company and its properties may be found at www.gungnirresources.com or at www.sedar.com.
On behalf of the Board,
Jari Paakki, CEO and Director
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Jari Paakki, CEO
Chris Robbins, CFO
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