TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / January 13, 2021 / Fury Gold Mines Limited (TSX:FURY)(NYSE American:FURY) ("Fury" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on the ongoing 50,000-metre (m) drill program at the 100% owned Eau Claire project located in the Eeyou Istchee Territory in the James Bay region, Quebec. The drill program is focused on the one-kilometre (km) down plunge extension at Eau Claire (Targets A, B and C) (Figure 1), as well as infill drilling the inferred portions of the resource for resource conversion. A total of 3,646m in six holes has been drilled to date and results from the first set of infill drill holes and the first 600m of the step-out hole, 20EC-006, are expected in the coming weeks.
"2020 was an eventful year for the Company as we launched and immediately began to redefine the Eau Claire project and reveal further potential in the James Bay Gold Camp," commented Mike Timmins, President and CEO of Fury. "With drills turning and our first set of assays pending, we are anticipating a very active and exciting year as we continue drilling to add ounces and discover new areas of high-grade mineralization both at depth and at surface along the deposit trend.
"We will continue to apply our systematic exploration approach as we advance our entire project portfolio in 2021 and position our shareholders to also benefit from the large-scale exploration programs planned later in the year at Homestake Ridge and Committee Bay."
2021 Exploration Highlights
- Eau Claire, Quebec: expansion program of 50,000m+ well underway;
- Homestake Ridge, British Columbia: approximately 20,000m planned for summer 2021 in conversion and exploration drilling;
- Committee Bay, Nunavut: a minimum of 10,000m planned to expand the Three Bluffs deposit and drill test several exciting new targets for summer of 2021; and
- Éléonore South JV ("ESJV"), Quebec: proposed surface exploration campaign followed by drill testing between 3,000m and 5,000m at two undrilled target areas in Q4 2021.
"Fury has come together in a compressed time period during COVID and has been able to execute on all fronts, which is a testament to the quality of the management and technical teams," stated Ivan Bebek, Chair of Fury. "The Company has a unique opportunity to grow high-grade gold deposits and make world class discoveries. Shareholders can look forward to constant drill results and being well positioned for growth as we enter a robust bull market in gold."
Quebec Exploration Focused on Rescaling Eau Claire and Advancing the ESJV
The 50,000m+ drill program at Eau Claire aims to significantly expand the current resource base and realize the potential of the Eau Claire deposit. The infill program is focused on upgrading the easternmost area of the resource at depth, while the exploration drill program will focus on testing a 1km down plunge extension of the Eau Claire deposit as well as drilling untested targets within the 7km deposit trend with the aim of identifying new discoveries (Figure 1).
Figure 1: Illustrates newly defined structural intersections to the north of the Snake Lake mineralized structure as well the convergence of the Eau Claire and south tonalite structures. Together these structural intersections provide Fury with two new target zones.
At the ESJV, the Company is proposing a summer exploration program that will concentrate on advancing large scale gold-in-till anomalies to drill stage (Figure 2). Proposed exploration for the ESJV includes reprocessing and interpreting the existing airborne magnetic and electro-magnetic datasets to advance the structural and geologic framework, geochemical till surveying across the southern third of the property to complete property wide coverage and acquiring additional IP data over defined geochemical anomalies. A drill program will be proposed for Q4 2021 based upon the results of the summer exploration program.
Figure 2: Illustrates the two large-scale geochemical anomalies that represent the two target areas that Fury plans to advance to drill stage in 2021 and the location of the expanded geochemical survey in the southern third of the property.
Uniquely Positioned in Nunavut - One of Canada's Premier Mine Development Regions
Recent consolidation activity in the sector continues to demonstrate that Nunavut is a world-class mining and exploration jurisdiction and one of the few remaining areas in the world where exploration continues to discover and grow large, high-grade gold deposits. In 2020, the technical team refined the targeting for Committee Bay, outlining targets to expand the Three Bluffs resource in addition to several mature regional targets, each with the potential to be a new major discovery.
Figure 3: Illustrates the location of the Three Bluffs gold deposit and potential drill targets across the Committee Bay gold belt.
Further Development on the Homestake Trend
Homestake Ridge is a high-grade gold and silver resource located in the southern end of the Golden Triangle region in British Columbia, with excellent infrastructure and access to the property. Fury is planning a 20,000m drill program in the summer of 2021, focusing on: extending the known mineralization at both the Homestake Main and Homestake Silver zones; completing an infill drill program at Homestake Silver; and testing high priority geophysical and geochemical targets. In addition, surface exploration will be completed at several regional targets to advance to drill stage.
Figure 4: Highlights the south area of the Golden Triangle region in British Columbia where Fury's development-stage Homestake Ridge project is situated.
Fury Well-Positioned for Growth
The Company's fundamentals, which continue to strengthen as the portfolio is advanced, include:
- A growing million multi-ounce high-grade gold resource base positioned across three assets;
- Plans to drill 80,000m over the next 18 months;
- Aggressive exploration along the Eau Claire deposit trend and broader asset package to potentially support a long-term 150koz-200koz per year mining scenario in Quebec;
- Renewed exploration on the Éléonore South Joint Venture to demonstrate the potential of the James Bay Gold Camp;
- Aggressive exploration at the Homestake Ridge project to expand the resource and convert approximately 15% of the Homestake Silver resource from inferred to indicated category;
- A discovery focused drill program within the 300km long Committee Bay Gold Belt to advance toward the goal of a 5Moz+ resource base at Committee Bay; and
- A strong treasury to support 2021 activities.
These fundamentals along with the Company's aggressive growth strategies will support Fury's vision to create a premier gold development company with the aim of pouring gold by 2025.
David Rivard, P.Geo, Exploration Manager at Fury, is the Qualified Person who assumes responsibility for the technical disclosures in this press release.
Fury Gold Mines Limited is a Canadian-focused exploration and development company positioned in three prolific mining regions across the country. Led by a management team and board of directors with proven success in financing and developing mining assets, Fury will aggressively grow and advance its multi-million-ounce gold platform through project development and potential new discoveries. Fury is committed to upholding the highest industry standards for corporate governance, environmental stewardship, community engagement and sustainable mining. For more information on Fury Gold Mines, visit www.furygoldmines.com.
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