Callinex Commences Drilling Campaign in the Bathurst Mining District of New Brunswick


  • 2019 Bathurst drilling campaign underway to complete up to 5,000m at the Nash Creek and Superjack projects;
  • Primary objective of the Campaign is to test IP and VTEM targets identified at the Nash Creek Project; and
  • Drilling at Superjack Project to follow up the newly discovered “D” zone.

Vancouver, British ColumbiaOctober 23, 2019Callinex Mines Inc. (the “Company” or “Callinex”) (TSXV: CNX) (OTC: CLLXF) is pleased to announce that it has commenced its 2019 Bathurst drilling campaign (the “Campaign”) to complete up to 5,000m at the Nash Creek and Superjack Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (“VMS”) projects located in the Bathurst Mining District of northern New Brunswick (See Figure 1). The Campaign at the Nash Creek Project is underway with one drill rig and plans to mobilize the rig to Superjack shortly after. The Company anticipates 15 to 20 drill holes will be completed at the Nash Creek Project, totaling 3,000 to 4,000m, and two drill holes at the Superjack Project, totaling 500 to 1,000m.

Max Porterfield, President and CEO, stated, “We are excited to test these newly generated targets at Nash Creek to show the district-scale potential of the Project. Additionally, we are eager to follow up on the high-grade zone discovered during our most recent exploration campaign at the Superjack Project. Making discoveries at both projects holds the potential to enhance the economics from the maiden Preliminary Economic Assessment published last year.”

Earlier this year, Callinex identified 14 target areas from its 156-line-km district-scale induced polarization (“IP”) survey that the Company will be drill testing during this exploration campaign (See Figure 2). In addition, the Company will be testing three target areas that were identified from a review of a regional 2006 airborne Versatile Time Domain Electromagnetic (“VTEM”) geophysical survey and confirmed through additional ground work (See Figure 3).

The Nash Creek Deposit consists of three near horizontal sulphide-rich lenses which have been defined over 2.1 km and hosted in an altered felsic-mafic volcanic sequence. Callinex’s exploration success, to date, has utilized a historical 2011 IP survey completed by previous operators. Recognizing the regional felsic-mafic sequence which hosts the three deposits extends an additional 20m south, Callinex recently completed an additional 156-line km IP survey to cover the area of interest. The Nash Creek Deposit IP signature is a lower resistivity coincident with an increase in chargeability relative to background.

The majority of priority targets identified during the recently completed IP survey that are being drill tested exhibit a low resistivity anomaly coincident with increased chargeability and are located along the favourable geological contact between mafic and felsic volcanic rock units. Additionally, a number of the targets are supported by historic mineral occurrences with surface sampling recording values of up to 5.5% Cu, 9.1% Zn and 10.3% Pb.

A total of six anomalies were identified after reviewing a historic regional 367-line-km airborne VTEM geophysical survey in the Nash Creek Area, completed in 2006 by Slam Exploration Ltd. Follow up work by Callinex’s technical team on the identified VTEM targets, which consisted of further ground electromagnetic and IP geophysical surveys, resulted in three target areas which warrant diamond drilling follow up.

Additionally, at the Superjack Project, Callinex plans to follow up on the newly discovered “D” zone where drill hole SJ17-88 intersected 1.9m of massive sulphides, grading 8.0% zinc equivalent (“Zn Eq.”) mineralization (6.1% Zn, 1.0% Pb, 0.1% Cu and 35 g/t Ag) and approximately 100m vertically above SJ17-88, drill hole SJ17-90 intersected 2.7m of massive sulphides, grading 6.2% Zn Eq. (4.4% Zn, 0.9% Pb, 0.3% Cu and 18 g/t Ag) at a down-hole depth of 40.4m (See News Release dated November 16, 2017).

The Company plans on drilling two holes totalling approximately 1,000m to test electromagnetic and magnetic geophysical anomalies coincident with Pb in soil anomalies (See Figure 4). These drill targets are located immediately east-northeast of the “D” zone. The newly interpreted “D” zone horizon is located between the previously discovered A,B, & C zones and remains untested along strike and depth.

J.J. O’Donnell, P.Geo, a qualified person under National Instrument 43-101 and a Consulting Geologist for Callinex, has reviewed and approved the technical information in this news release.

Figure 1: Bathurst Regional Overview

Figure 2: Nash Creek 2018/19 IP Drill Targets

Figure 3: Nash Creek 2006 VTEM Drill Targets

Figure 4: Superjack 2019 Drill Targets

About Callinex Mines Inc.

Callinex Mines Inc. (TSXV: CNX) (OTC: CLLXF) is advancing its portfolio of zinc rich deposits located in established Canadian mining jurisdictions. The portfolio is highlighted by its Nash Creek and Superjack deposits in the Bathurst Mining District of New Brunswick. A 2018 PEA outlined a mine plan that generates a strong economic return with a pre-tax IRR of 34.1% (25.2% post-tax) and NPV8% of $230 million ($128 million post-tax). The projects have significant exploration upside over a district-scale land package that encompasses several high-grade mineral occurrences along a 20km trend. Click here to view a video overview of the Nash Creek Project.

Callinex has a project portfolio that also includes projects within the Flin Flon Mining District of Manitoba that are located 25km to an operating processing facility that requires additional ore.

For additional information, please contact:

Callinex Mines Inc.

Max Porterfield, President and Chief Executive Officer

Phone: (604) 605-0885


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