Superior Gold Intersects 83.2 g/t Gold Over 3.2 Metres As It Opens The 1.6-Kilometre-Long Western Mining Front At Plutonic

April 27, 2022

TORONTO, April 27, 2022 - Superior Gold Inc. ("Superior Gold" or the "Company") (TSXV: SGI) (OTC: SUPGF) is pleased to announce additional high-grade drill results from its ongoing underground diamond drill program at its 100%-owned Plutonic Gold mine in Western Australia. 

Plutonic is a world-class Archean lode-style gold mineralized system that has produced close to six million ounces of gold over 32 years of continuous operation and encompasses a Measured and Indicated Mineral Resource of 1.89 million ounces together with an Inferred Mineral Resource of 3.07 million ounces. The Company's expanding exploration effort underpins a commitment to resource growth.

Results are provided for 9 underground exploration drill holes, drilled from November 2021 to January 2022, for a total of 1,662metres of drilling. This drilling was focused on extending and infilling the Western Mining Front, which includes the Baltic West and Baltic West Extension Zones as shown in Figure 1. The Western Mining Front is yet to be fully drill tested and remains open along strike and both up and down dip.

HIGHLIGHTS (all from the Baltic West Extension Zone)
  • Drill hole UDD24885 intersected 83.2 g/t gold over 3.2 metres, including 208.7 g/t over 1.0 metre
  • Drill hole UDD25060 intersected 203 g/t gold over 1.0 metre
  • Drill hole UDD25059 intersected 4.3 g/t gold over 11.9 metres

The results announced today to expand the Western Mining Front by a further 130 metres, are directly adjacent to existing underground infrastructure, thus requiring minimal capital to develop the area.

The location of this drilling is shown in Figures 1 to 5 below. The intersections are shown in Table 1 below.  Reported intersections are over a minimum downhole length of 0.30 metres (~0.20 metres true width).

Chris Jordaan, President, and CEO of Superior Gold stated: "Today's drill results continue to support the Company's strategy of opening new high-grade mining fronts at Plutonic.

During 2021, the Company has provided a number of exploration updates on drilling along the Western Mining Front and Baltic Gap. The targeted drilling is consistent with the Company's stated growth strategy to accelerate exploration and identify new mining fronts in order to further improve mining grades, increase productivity, extend mine life and reduce remnant mining in 2022 and beyond.

When combined with the latest drilling results released in the third quarter of 2021, today's results show continued extensions of the western edge of the Plutonic deposit for an additional 130 meters along the entire Western Mining Front.  Today's results give us further confidence that high-grade extensions of the Plutonic orebody can be systematically targeted. They are located in the Baltic West Extension Zone and build upon previous results such as drill hole UDD24141 in the Caspian Zone, which intersected 42.2 g/t gold over 5.6 metres, and hole UDD24589A in the Baltic Extension Zone, which intersected 11.9 g/t gold over 7.6 metres1,2.

The expansion into new mining fronts is a key component of our current strategy to extend Plutonic's mine life and increase production by improving our mining grades and efficiencies. Our ongoing drill programs will continue to infill the Western Mining Front and other proximal targets to focus on reserve and resource expansion as drill platforms become available".

1 Refer to the News Release "Superior Gold Reports on Continued Significant Intersects as it Continues to Open the 1.6km Long Western Mining Front at Plutonic" dated November 29, 2021.
2 Refer to the News Release "Superior Gold Intersects 42.2 g/t over 5.6 metres and 17.7 g/t over 6.4 metres as it opens 1.6km Long Western Mining Front At Plutonic" dated August 17, 2021.

 

EXTENSION OF THE WESTERN MINING FRONT

Superior Gold's mine exploration program is designed to open new mining fronts by targeting extensions of high-grade mineralization that are close to existing infrastructure but outside of the current Mineral Resources.  Numerous significant historical high-grade intercepts, both throughout and peripheral to the large mineralized Plutonic system, have yet to be followed up. The immediate focus is on expanding key areas to open new mining fronts in the Western Mining Front (which includes the Caspian, Indian Baltic and Baltic Extension Zones).

The Western Mining Front extends approximately 1.6 kilometres along the western edge of the Caspian, Indian, Baltic and now Baltic Extension Zones of the Plutonic underground mine. It remains open, with several historic high-grade intercepts confirming mineralization outside of Mineral Resources, as shown in Figure 5. 

Today's near-mine exploration drill results extend from the Caspian Zone and Baltic Zones to the Baltic Extension Zone – covering approximately 300 metres of the northwest extension of the Western Mining Front.  Results are clustered in two general areas: Baltic West and Baltic Extension Zones, as shown in Figures 2, 3 and 4.

The Western Mining Front Zone results include 83.2 g/t gold over 3.2 metres, including 208.7 g/t over 1.0 metres intersected in hole UDD24885, which is approximately 130 metres, and 4.3 g/t gold over 11.9 metres, in hole UDD25059 located approximately 30 metres from current existing mining infrastructure respectively. Another high-grade intercept of 203 g/t gold over 1.0 metres in hole UDD25060 was sampled approximately 30 metres from the existing development.

Figure 1: Mineralized Zones at Plutonic Underground with Q4, 2021 Drill Hole Locations (Plan View) (CNW Group/Superior Gold)

Figure 2: Significant Intercepts and Drill Hole Locations for Western Mining Front Extension Areas during Fourth Quarter 2021 (Plan View) (CNW Group/Superior Gold)

Figure 3: Plan view of Baltic Western Front Extension Significant Intercept Locations (* = UDD) (CNW Group/Superior Gold)

Figure 4: Cross Section A-A’ in Baltic West Extension drill results (Looking North) (CNW Group/Superior Gold)

Figure 5: Plutonic Historical Significant Intercepts and Targeted New Mining Fronts (Plan View) (CNW Group/Superior Gold)

Table 1: Highlights of Expansion Drill Results from Baltic West

Drill Hole #

Easting
(Mine Grid)

Northing
(Mine Grid)

Drill hole
collar RL
(Mine Grid)

Dip (degrees)

Azimuth
(degrees,
Mine Grid)

End of
hole
depth (m)

Downhole
From (m)

Downhole
To (m)

Downhole
Intersection (m)

Au (gpt)
uncut

Est True
Thickness

UDD24885

3608

11695

914

-8

258

380

27.2

27.5

0.3

10.6

0.2

34.3

35.3

1.0

3.4

0.7

45.7

46.0

0.3

35.3

0.2

62.0

63.3

1.3

2.4

0.9

126.2

129.4

3.2

83.2

2.2

Including 

1.0

208.7

0.7

UDD24886

3608

11694

914

-10

250

384

198.6

199.6

1.0

3.1

0.7

UDD24887

3607

11695

914

-3

257

309

No Significant Intercept

UDD24888

3608

11693

914

-5

244

273

53.6

54.6

1.0

3.0

0.7

UDD25058

3611

11692

914

-2

185

75

51.9

59.9

8.0

2.9

5.6

UDD25059

3610

11692

914

-7

195

75

44.9

56.8

11.9

4.3

8.3

UDD25060

3607

11697

914

-12

287

57

27.9

28.9

1.0

203.0

0.7

43.1

44.6

1.5

7.9

1.1

UDD25061

3607

11697

914

-14

294

52

37.8

39.8

2.0

1.4

1.4

UDD25062

3607

11697

914

-12

301

57

No Significant Intercept

 

Mineral Resource and Technical Report

The technical report supporting the mineral resources identified in this press release is entitled, "2020 Mineral Resource and Reserve Estimate for the Plutonic Gold Operations Including Main Open Cut Pit Area", is dated December 30, 2020, is effective December 31, 2019, and is available under Superior Gold's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.superior-gold.com.

Qualified Person

The scientific and technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Ettienne Du Plessis, who is a "qualified person" as defined by NI 43-101. Mr. Du Plessis is not independent of the Company within the meaning of NI 43-101.

Quality Control Protocols

Drilling is completed with NQ2 core diameter (50.7 mm) and samples are completed with a combination of whole core and half core. Gold results were determined by Aurum Laboratories (Perth) and/or Plutonic laboratory using fire assay fusion. Standards, blanks, and duplicates are included in approximately every 20 samples for Quality Assurance/Quality Control purposes by the Company as well as the laboratory.

About Superior Gold

Superior Gold is a Canadian-based gold producer that owns 100% of the Plutonic Gold Operations located in Western Australia. The Plutonic Gold Operations include the Plutonic underground gold mine and central mill, numerous open-pit projects including the Plutonic Main Pit push-back project, the Hermes open pit projects, and an interest in the Bryah Basin joint venture. Superior Gold is focused on expanding production at the Plutonic Gold Operations and building an intermediate gold producer with superior returns for shareholders.

Superior Gold Inc., Mike McAllister, CPIR, Vice President Investor Relations, investor@superior-gold.com, Tel: 647-925-1293

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