Gungnir Granted Knaften Gold Project Expansion Permits
Surrey, BC – January 12, 2021 - Gungnir Resources Inc. (GUG: TSX-V, ASWRF: OTCPK) (“Gungnir” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has received final approvals from Sweden’s Inspector of Mines for new exploration permits which expand the size of the Knaften property by over 75%. Please click HERE for maps.
- The expanded Knaften gold project comprises 4,887 hectares (or nearly 50 sq. km) and significantly adds to the potential of Gungnir’s Knaften intrusion-hosted gold target;
- Project now covers the entire prospective intrusion (4 x 5 km) which is comparable in size to that hosting Agnico Eagle’s Barsele gold deposit located to the north along the same gold corridor;
- The intrusion has only been drill-tested along its very northern edge resulting in discovery of the Knaften 300 gold zone (“Knaften 300”), results include:
- 14.07 g/t Au over 4.25 m (from 138.75 to 143.00 m) in hole KN19-06
- includes 59.6 g/t Au over 1.00 m
- 5.39 g/t Au over 2.00 m (from 98.00 to 100.00 m) in hole KN19-09
- 3.45 g/t Au over 10.75 m (from 67.05 to 77.80 m) in hole 96009
- 3.20 g/t Au over 10.00 m (from 83.50 to 93.50 m) in hole 200707
- 2.92 g/t Au over 13.00 m (from 81.5 to 94.50 m) in re-sample 200707
- 3.11 g/t Au over 8.00 m (from 135.80 to 143.80 m) in hole 200714
- 2.13 g/t Au over 14.45 m (from 55.00 to 69.45 m) in hole KNA01001
- 2.01 g/t Au over 6.70 m (from 190.50 to 197.20 m) in hole 200710
- 2.89 g/t Au over 5.00 m (from 118.80 to 123.80 m) in hole 200715
The Gold Target
The target is the bedrock source(s) of the large Knaften gold-in-till anomaly (“Knaften anomaly”), one of the largest in Sweden. The bedrock source is believed to be partially identified at Knaften 300, but based on the sheer size of the Knaften anomaly it is reasonable to expect more gold to be found in situ. Other gold-in-till anomalies in the region cover either current and past-producing gold mines or known gold resources, including the Barsele intrusive-hosted gold deposit (Agnico Eagle/Barsele JV with more than 2 million ounces of gold (1)) and the Boliden/Bjorkdal gold deposit area with more than 5 million ounces of gold produced (2).
Plans and On-Going Work
The Company is prioritizing targets with exploration work planned to re-start in Q2 2021. The work plan will include geophysics, drilling to test for structural extensions of Knaften 300 and initial scout drilling on the newly acquired permits which are essentially untouched. Drilling is also being planned at the Company’s Lappvattnet and Rormyrberget nickel deposits which collectively contain 177 million lbs of nickel based on new resource estimates tabled by Gungnir in 2020 (see news release dated November 25, 2020). Also of particular interest is grade and distribution of PGEs (platinum-palladium-gold) at Lappvattnet where Gungnir core sampling returned up to 50.91 g/t PGEs over 0.45 metres (see news release dated March 30, 2020).
Notes: (1) Barsele Minerals, February 21, 2019 Technical Report. Combined Pit and Underground Resources: Indicated 324,000 ozs Au @ 1.81 g/t Au + Inferred 2,086,000 ozs Au @ 2.54 g/t Au (based on 349 drill holes). (2) Swedish Geological Survey (SGU) and Mandalay Resources website site and Technical Report.
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 permits in northern Sweden. Gungnir’s key project, Knaften, 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. 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
For further information contact:
Head Office/Investor Relations
Jari Paakki, CEO
Chris Robbins, CFO
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