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  • Nine Mile Metals (NINE) informs of drilling update at flagship Nine Mile Book VMS Project
  • An 18-hole high-priority drill target has been proposed to intersect a variety of high chargeable, conductive, resistive, and magnetic anomalies
  • Nine Mile is working with a technology partner to create an interactive 3D model of the Nine Mile Brook Project
  • The result was the IP Chargeability of the Willett Lens drill core, which yielded a high signature that challenged the EM conductivity response
  • Nine Mile Metals (NINE) is trading at C$0.28 at 2 pm EST

Nine Mile Metals (NINE) announced that 18 high-priority drill holes have been proposed to intersect various magnetic anomalies.

Following data analysis and interpretation of a 21-line kilometre Induced Polarization survey conducted over the Lens, Islands, and Hinge A target areas by EarthEX Geophysical Solutions, a total of eighteen high-priority drill holes have been proposed to intersect a variety of high chargeable, conductive, resistive, and magnetic anomalies.

This was the direct result of the orientation grid conducted last October that compared IP vs EM designed surveys.

Surprisingly, the IP Chargeability of the Willett Lens drill core yielded an extremely high signature that challenged the EM conductivity response.

Before drilling, EarthEX recommended we conduct a 21-line km IP survey for target definition.

This was chosen to identify the copper-gold component of additional Lens’ and the source deposits.

The Lantech drill team commenced the program on December 4, 2022, completing three Lens Area target holes totalling 521 meters.

The initial drill hole T03-A was collared approximately 70 meters northwest of the lens and drilled due east at a dip of – 60 degrees to 229 meters to test an I.P. chargeability target at around 200 meters.

The drill hole intersected various sheared and faulted sediments with local, disseminated sulphides.

Drill hole T04-A was collared approximately 150 to the north of T03-A and drilled due east at a dip of – 60 degrees to a depth of 262 meters again, targeting an I.P. response at approximately 225 meters along the same north/south trending chargeable horizon.

A 25-meter section of siliceous, pyritic breccia/rhyolite, including massive sulphides, was intersected in the upper portion of the drill hole in addition to graphitic sediments.

The drill holes confirm a coherent conductive trend, suggesting the lens mineralization has undergone minimal transport and is from a more local source.

During the holiday break, the Technical Team analyzed and interpreted the initial holes drill program data, geology and samples.

The drill logs and sampling data were forwarded to EarthEX for integration into the live 3D model. 

“After just getting started before the holiday break, we have had the luxury of a nice pause to update our exploration model, analyze the geology, integrate all the 18 high-priority targets and add a few new strong deeper signatures identified after the three drilled Lens Area Targets,” said Gary Lohman, B.Sc., P. Geo., Director, VP Exploration.

The drill hole NM2208 lens was collared on the north edge of the outcrop that hosts the VMS bearing lens drilled last Spring.

The hole was drilled to the south at a dip of – 50 degrees for 30 meters, intersecting a section of the lens target, including pyritized rhyolite and VMS mineralization.

Due to environmental concerns, including snow runoff and potential water contamination, this hole was not accessible in the Spring.

The information and samples for the work have been forwarded for ongoing metallurgical bulk sample analysis. 

Patrick J. Cruickshank, MBA, CEO & Director, added, “We are pleased with the initial phase of our Nine Mile Brook stage 2 drill program. Integrating an enclosed, more powerful drill rig, capable of staying on a plane at depth, will be highly advantageous as we enter the next phase of the drill program at the high-priority folded nose & formation at the ‘Hinge A target area.'”

“We look forward to further updates on our 5000 m Nine Mile Brook drill program,” concluded Cruickshank.

Nine Mile Metals is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on VMS (Cu, Pb, Zn, Ag and Au) exploration in New Brunswick.

Nine Mile Metals (NINE) is trading at C$0.28 at 2 pm EST.

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