Montréal, February 27, 2019 – Sphinx Resources Ltd. (“Sphinx” or the “Corporation”)
(TSX-V: SFX) and its partner SOQUEM are pleased to announce the analytical results of of the first three drill holes, out of a total of 29 holes drilled in January along the 1,500 m- long zinciferous zone recognized in the fall of 2018 (see press release of 15 November 2018).
Hole CS-19-11 intersected 12.8% zinc over 1.0 metre included 2.2% zinc over 10 metres.
Recognition of fold repeated zinc-rich horizons in a dolomitic marble sequence as a result of a significantly expanded diamond drill program from 2,400 metres to 3,500 metres (see press release of February 4, 2019).
The drilling results reveal two (2) zinciferous horizons located near the surface whereas the surface work revealed only one in the fall. Tight folds observed in this drilling explain this repetition of the layers and the thickening of these compared to the field observations of the fall of 2018 and observations in the drill holes in the Sonny deposit drill holes in 2018 (see the press release of March 20, 2018).
The significant drill results for these three (3) holes are presented in Table 1 below; including Figure 1 and information on quality assurance and quality control. The true thickness is estimated at 100% of the mineralized intersection length in all drill holes.
The analytical results of the 26 other drill holes performed in January 2019 are expected in the coming weeks.
Table 1 – 2018 analytical results from drillholes.
Composites weighted by sample length.
Samples were analyzed by ALS in Val-d’Or, Quebec. The analytical process consisted of crushing, splitting and assaying using sodium peroxide digest finish with ICP AES finish. Sphinx applies industry-standard QA/QC procedures to the program.
Supervision and Qualified Person
The January 2019 drilling campaign is carried out under the supervision of Mr. Jeremie Ryan and under the direction of Mr. Michel Gauthier, Ph.D. (géo, and Board member of the Corporation) and Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101. This press release was prepared by Normand Champigny, (Eng., director and Qualified Person of the Corporation).
SOQUEM, a subsidiary of Ressources Québec, is a leading player in mineral exploration in Québec. Its mission is to explore, discover and develop mining properties in Québec. SOQUEM has participated in more than 350 exploration projects and contributed to major discoveries of gold, diamonds, lithium and other minerals.
Sphinx is a mineral exploration company that focuses its activities in southwestern Quebec in search of deposits of base metals (zinc, copper, lead) and precious metals (palladium, platinum, gold and silver). Sphinx is particularly active in the MRC Pontiac where its President and Chief Executive Officer resides. It has a strong local shareholding that contributes towards social acceptability.
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