Gungnir Drills 5.61% Nickel Over 0.85 Metres and 33.15 Metres Grading 0.98% Nickel
Surrey, BC – October 8, 2021 - Gungnir Resources Inc. (GUG: TSX-V, ASWRF: OTCPK) (“Gungnir” or the “Company”) is very pleased to report more nickel results at the Company’s Lappvattnet nickel deposit in Sweden. Lappvattnet is located approximately one hour south of the major industrial centres of Boliden and Skelleftea where mining and smelting are well established and where a new battery manufacturing plant is under construction. Today’s results are assays are for the remainder of hole LAP21-05 and hole LAP21-06.
- 33.15 metres grading 0.98% nickel including recently reported high-grade upper portion grading 2.62% nickel over 5.65 metres in hole LAP21-05 (see news release dated September 21, 2021)
- 5.61% nickel over 0.85 metres within 5.0 metre interval grading 1.5% nickel in hole LAP21-06
- Assays pending for 8 more drill holes
Holes LAP21-05 and -06 are part of the Company’s 15-hole phase one drill program covering a strike length of 140 metres across the Lappvattnet deposit. The goal of the program is to test the shallow western part of the deposit with a series of tight-spaced holes to better define the geometry of the mineralized zone. New drilling and assays are expected to be incorporated into future resource upgrades. The Lappvattnet deposit covers a strike length of about 700 metres. The sulphide zone dips steeply to the south and plunges shallowly to the east. The deepest vertical eastern part of the 2020 resource is less than 200 metres below surface. Drill density decreases considerably to the east. See accompanying link with maps and cross-sections 8E, 9E and 10E (view link).
Hole LAP21-05 was drilled on Section 9E, whereas LAP21-06 was drilled on Section 10E located 40 metres to the northeast. On Section 9E, LAP21-05 as well as LAP21-04 hit a thickened section of the host peridotite intrusion and expand nickel mineralization beyond the 2020 resource block. On Section 10E, LAP21-06 confirms continuity of the 2020 resource block. LAP21-07 was also drilled on Section 10E but over-shot mineralization. See news release dated September 21, 2021 for co-ordinates for hole LAP21-05. Holes LAP21-06 and LAP21-07 were drilled at an azimuth of 340 degrees at location 1,741,586mN and 7,165,186mE (RT90-2.5 co-ordinates). LAP21-06, a 76.4 metre hole, was drilled at a dip of -75 degrees, and LAP21-07 was drilled 49.7 metres at a dip of -45 degrees.
Drill core was logged and tagged for sampling at the Company’s core logging facility in Lycksele then shipped to ALS Minerals’ Core Services Laboratory in Mala. Core was sawed on site in Mala by ALS staff and prepped sample material was sent to ALS’s Lab in Ireland. Core was analyzed for multi-elements using code ME-MS41, Cu OG46 analysis for >10000 ppm Cu, NiOG46 analysis for >10000 ppm Ni, and Pt, Pd, and Au were analyzed using fire assay method PGM-ICP27. Blanks and certified standards are routinely included in sample batches for quality assurance and control.
Gungnir’s nickel resources in Sweden include Lappvattnet and Rormyrberget. In 2020, the Company updated both resources which collectively total 177 million pounds of nickel (see Technical Report with an effective date of November 17, 2020). 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 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) with gold and base metal projects in northern Sweden. Gungnir’s assets include 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. East of Knaften, the Company holds two nickel-copper-cobalt deposits, Lappvattnet and Rormyrberget, with updated nickel resources. 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
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