APEX Resources Reports Commencement of a 2,000 Metre Drill Program on Daylight Property, BC
October 24, 2017
October 24, 2017, Vancouver, BC - Apex Resources Inc. ("Apex") (TSXV: APX) is pleased to report that its Joint Venture partner, Prize Mining Corp ("Prize or the "Company") (TSX-V: PRZ) has commenced a sizeable diamond drilling and trenching program to test 11 targets on the Daylight Property, located near Nelson in southeastern British Columbia.
Following a successful expanded summer exploration program, a compilation of all historical and newly acquired data has been put together for the first time. The combined data was used by the Terralogic's exploration team to produce 11 highly prospective target areas (please see attached map).
Feisal Somji, Prize's chief executive officer commented: "A focus of the drilling and trenching program will be on the 4 historical mines which returned high grade results up to 37 g/t gold. Recent surface exploration results taken from the same areas confirmed high grade soil samples up to 8 g/t gold as well as rock samples up to 9 g/t gold. This is a very exciting time for the Company as we embark on our fully funded discovery focused drill program."
In conjunction with the new targets, historical areas will also be revisited.
- Great Eastern Mine area with historical grades* of 37.53 g/t gold and 52.2 g/t silver (BC Minfile 082FSW172) and Phase I grab rock sample near the Great Eastern Adit returning 6.25g/t Au, 5.74 g/t Ag (see press release dated September 6, 2017) and multiple Au>100ppb soil anomalies.
- Starlight Mine area with historical grades* of 28 g/t gold and 140 g/t silver (BC Minfile 082FSW174)
- the Daylight Mine area with historical grades* of 27 g/t gold and 15 g/t silver (BC Minfile 082FSW175)
- Victoria Mine area with grades* reported of 28.9 g/t silver, 2.56% copper (BC Minfile 082FSW173) and Phase I rock sample returning 5.28g/t Au and 2.85 g/t Ag (see press release dated September 6, 2017)
*NOTE: historic mining took place in the early 1900s and cannot be verified. It can be assumed that hand sorting of ore took place and that actual grades may vary. The data is non NI 43-101 compliant.
Targets were generated utilizing the following parameters.
- Strength of soil geochemical anomalies for gold, silver-molybdenum, or copper-lead-zinc
- Contrast, features and prospectivity of Induced Polarization chargeabilities and resistivities, plus detailed ground Magnetic signatures
- Favourable analytical results from rock samples collected in target areas
- Targets' proximity to important structures and lithological contacts
Terralogic Exploration Inc. of Cranbrook, BC is overseeing the Daylight exploration programs. Diamond drilling has been contracted to Lucky Drilling Ltd. of Castlegar, BC and excavator trenching will be conducted by Wade Critchlow Enterprises Ltd. of Salmo, BC. A total of approximately 2000 metres for diamond drilling and 1500 metres of trenching will be completed in this Phase II exploration program on the Daylight Property alone.
This Phase II exploration program is anticipated to be completed over the next month with initial assay results can be expected before the end of 2017.
Jarrod Brown, P.Geo., a Qualified Person under NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information in this news release.
Prize Mining Corp has an option to acquire an 80% interest in Apex's Kena and Daylight properties. To exercise its option and earn its 80% interest in the project, Prize will make annual cash and share option payments over 36 months totally $1,250,000 and issue 1,500,000 shares and complete $3,000,000 in Kena Project related exploration expenditures over four years.
For further information on the Company's projects, visit www.apxresources.com.
Arthur G. Troup, P.Eng., Geological
President and CEO
For further information please contact:
Marc Lee, Investor and Corporate Communications
Tel: (604) 628-0519 Fax: (604) 628-0446
Email: moc.secruoserxpa@eelm or moc.secruoserxpa@ofni
This release was prepared by Apex's management. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as the term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements." All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address future production, reserve potential, exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that Apex expects are forward-looking statements. Although Apex believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, and continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and those actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on Apex, investors should review Apex's filings that are available at www.sedar.com or Apex's website at www.apxresources.com.