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Landore Resources Limited: Soil Sampling Establishes Significant Anomolous Gold Along Strike From the BAM Gold Project Junior Lake Property

LONDON, Jan. 14, 2021 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --

This announcement contains inside information as defined in Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation No 596/2014

(AIM Ticker: LND.L)

Landore Resources Limited (AIM: LND) ("Landore Resources" or "the Company") is pleased to report on the results of the 2020 soil sampling program carried out along strike to the east and west of its BAM Gold Project ('BAM Gold'), Junior Lake Property, Ontario, Canada.


    --  In 2020 Landore completed a new soil-till sampling campaign
        covering 2.0 kilometres along strike to the east of BAM Gold.
        The 2020 campaign successfully established the presence of
        widespread anomalous gold and indicated multiple gold trends.
        The area covered recorded the highest soil-till assay results
        to date in both of the 2019/20 soil till campaigns completed on
        the Junior Lake property and supports extending the resource
        drilling from BAM Gold.

    --  In addition, an infill soil-till sampling programme was
        completed over the 2.1 kilometres strike length to the
        immediate west of BAM Gold, with the results confirming the
        prospectivity of this area and its potential to contain
        extensions of BAM Gold. Drilling has commenced in this area and
        has intersected similar geological lithology and mineralisation
        to BAM Gold.

Commenting on this report, Chief Executive Officer of Landore Resources, Bill Humphries, said:

"The highly successful soil sampling programmes, completed in 2020 and in 2019, has established the presence of widespread anomalous gold and multiple gold trends along strike to the east and west of BAM Gold for a total length of 8 kilometres. These programmes have identified numerous new drill targets which have the potential of being advanced into additional resources to continue the rapid growth of the BAM Gold Project.

Drilling Update: The drilling programme for 2020-21 at the BAM Gold Deposit is progressing as planned with a total of 6,518 metres of HQ diamond core, comprising 30 drill holes, completed to date. All drill holes have successfully intersected prospective mineralised zones associated with the BAM Gold Deposit. The drill core has been logged, processed and sent to ALS Minerals of Thunder Bay for analysis to date. Assay results are pending and will be reported once received and collated. The drilling programme is expected to complete in April 2021.


Landore Resources' geological team completed an extensive exploration campaign during the summer of 2020 which included the establishment of a cut grid and soil sampling, westwards along strike for 2.1 kilometres and eastwards along strike for 2 kilometres from the existing BAM Gold Project, successfully establishing the presence of widespread anomalous gold and multiple gold trends.

A full report on the 2020 soil sampling programme has been prepared by the Company (the "2020 Report"), with the key information from the 2020 Report summarised below. The 2020 Report containing maps and charts titled '2020 Soil Sampling Programme, Junior Lake property' and dated January 11 2020 can be viewed on Landore's website


The Junior Lake property is located approximately 230 kilometres north-northeast of Thunder Bay, ON. The property contains three NI43-101 compliant mineral resources, two of which are predominately nickel (B4-7 and VW) and one which is gold (BAM Gold).

During the summer of 2020 soil sampling was conducted on the Junior Lake property aimed at infilling and extending the 2019 soil sampling program (see soil report dated 30 November 2019). A total of 1013 samples, inclusive of QAQC samples were collected. Soil sampling consisted of collection of the B horizon at a nominal spacing of 25m. Numerous areas were unable to be sampled due to swampy conditions or signs of disturbance from past forestry operations.

Soil data has indicated exploration targets prospective for further significant gold mineralization to the east and west of the currently-defined BAM Gold deposit. Numerous anomalous gold trends were noted, of which four priority areas are:

  1. Continuation of the BAM Gold trend an additional 1.5 km to the
     west of which follow up drilling along a portion has had
     encouraging results,
  2. Anomalous gold values associated with iron formation between Juno
     Lake and Boras Lake that are open to the west, towards the known
     Lamaune Gold occurrence,
  3. Anomalous gold values continuing west towards Juno Lake along the
     projected metasedimentary sequence of the BAM gold and the
     possibility of a southwest splay from this trend passing just
     south of Juno Lake, and
  4. The gold trend east of the BAM Gold Deposit has been extended for
     a further 2.0km. Gold anomalies continue eastward beyond the
     surveyed grid.

The soil sampling program was deemed a successful, low cost tool for gold exploration and should be expanded to cover the width of the property.


The sampled portions of the grid spanned three separate areas:

  1. The Eastern section of the existing Felix Lake soils grid from
     700W to 2000W. Infilling to obtain coverage at 100 metre centres
     along strike (1.3km x 1.7km wide).
  2. Extending the existing Junior lake soils grid to the west from
     400E to 600W at 100 metre centres (1km X 1.7km wide).
  3. Completing a new soils grid to the East of the BAM Gold deposit
     from 3000E to 5000E at 100 metre centres (2km x 1.2km)

A total of 1,013 samples, including 121 reference samples, were analyzed.

Samples were collected from the B horizon at a nominal distance of 25m using a Dutch auger. Samples had their location recorded using a handheld GPS as well as the grid reference. Each sample also had the depth it was taken and description of colour and composition noted.

The area was extensively logged ~20 years ago. As a result, areas with obviously disturbed soil, with thick organics or A horizons >2m, the limit of the soil auger, or conversely no developed soil profile, were not sampled.

Property Description and Location

The Junior Lake property is located ~230km north-northeast of Thunder Bay, ON and ~75km east-northeast of the village of Armstrong, Ontario. The property is accessible by heading east along gravel logging roads from the village of Armstrong.The property consists of 1,158 mineral claims and six mining leases.

Regional Geology

The Junior Lake property is located within the Caribou Lake - O'Sullivan greenstone belt of the East Wabigoon Subprovince of the Superior Province. The greenstone belt ranges from 3.5 - 15 km in width, north-south, and extends for 80 - 100 km, east-west (MacDonald, 2006). To the south it is bordered by the Robinson Lake Batholith of the Lamaune Batholitic Complex and to the north by a roughly east-west trending fault zone. Northeast of the property the belt is intruded by the tonalitic to quartz dioritic Summit Lake Batholith. Nipigon diabase sills and cross-cutting dykes intrude the western portion of the greenstone belt.

Regional deformation is west to west-northwest trending and sub-vertical to steeply north dipping foliation and small scale folding. Metamorphism is generally greenshist, increasing to amphibolite near the contact of the batholiths.

BAM Gold Deposit

From 2015 to 2020 Landore has explored for gold on the property conducting multiple drill programs as well as ground geophysics, soil sampling and geological mapping.

The Junior Lake property is host to the BAM Gold deposit reporting 31,083,000 tonnes (t) at 1.02 grams/tonne (g/t) for 1,015,000 ounces of gold including 21,930,000t at 1.06g/t for 747,000 ounces gold in the Indicated category (7 January 2020 Mineral Resource Estimate, National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") compliant).

2020 Soil Sampling

The sampled portions of the grid spanned three separate areas:

  1. The Eastern section of the existing Felix Lake soils grid from
     700W to 2000W. Infilling to obtain coverage at 100 metre centres
     along strike (1.3km x 1.7km wide).
  2. Extending the existing Junior lake soils grid to the west from
     400E to 600W at 100 metre centres (1km X 1.7km wide).
  3. Completing a new soils grid to the East of the BAM Gold deposit
     from 3000E to 5000E at 100 metre centres (2km x 1.2km)

A total of 1,013 samples, including 121 reference samples, were analyzed.

Samples were collected every 25m using a 4 cm Dutch auger and placed in clean, brown paper bags specifically designed for this type of material. Samples had their depth of collection noted as well as a general description of the sample itself (see Appendix II). In areas of poor soil development composite samples, when possible, were taken using multiple holes. Once collected, samples were dried in camp before shipment to the laboratory.

Duplicate samples were taken (4% of samples) and silica blanks were inserted (4% of samples). Replicate samples were taken at thirteen separate locations. The replicate samples consisted of three or four samples taken on an approximately 1 m x 1 m grid, where possible.

A total of 1,013 soil samples were submitted to ALS Global Ltd. of Vancouver for analysis. The samples were analyzed for low level gold in soils and sediments. The analytical package used was 'Prep-41, Au Me-ST 43' which involves drying at <60(o)C and sieving to -180 micron followed by aqua regia digestion and ICP-MS finish for analysis of gold and 42 other elements. The samples submitted consisted of 893 individual soils, 49 duplicate soils, 24 replicate samples and 48 silica blanks.


The duplicate samples taken correspond well. The majority of elements have 70-90% within +/-20% of the duplicate values, that increases to >90% of the values when the range is expanded to +/-30%. The outliers may in part be attributed to the sample sites. Numerous locations had thin B horizons which resulted in composite samples being taken. It is likely this contributed to the variation in duplicates.

The replicate samples were taken at eight separate locations and consist of three to four samples on an approximate one meter by one meter square. Of the replicant samples, four of the sites had one sample of the replicant set with values greater than double the remaining samples while the other samples were within 20%. Three of the replicant sets had one sample >20% of the other samples. One set of replicant samples was within 20% for all samples. The variability may be a result of a different medium being sampled as often the sample description is different on the outlier sample.

After review and consideration, the combined 2019-2020 data set was used for interpretive purposes.

Soil Sampling Results

To remove anomalous samples, they were screened based on their description. Samples described as organic rich, black or grey in colour or clay were considered suspect and may not be representative of the B horizon. The remaining samples were used for the calculation of the background value of each element. The background value is the average of the lower 25% quartile, listed in Table 2.

Table 1: Select elements' calculated background values.



        Background Value   0.261 ppb
       0.013 ppm   1.06 ppm   3.78 ppm   5.29 ppm


The response ratios (RR) were calculated for all elements by taking the background value and dividing it into the analytical value. This was also done for the suspect samples. RRs are rounded and values of >=5 considered anomalous.

A correlation matrix was also generated for the samples taken. Gold (Au) showed only a very weak correlation with bismuth, and chromium. As a result, it was determined that use of the correlation matrix was not helpful at this time.

An examination of the gold RR showed there were 103 samples with anomalous values (RR>=5). Of these samples 40 had values of 10-30 while 13 had RR >30. In order to help prioritize them a criterion of Au+As+Cu RR>5 was used. This criterion was previously established in 2019 as a signature of the gold mineralization of the BAM deposit. Seventeen samples were determined to have the same signature as the BAM deposit. Maps showing the anomalous sites for Au, As, Ag, Cu, Au+As+Cu are in Appendix I. As well a map illustrating the trend of the gold within the soil samples is in Appendix I.

In order to assist in correlating anomalies across lines, the regional fabric of the area was used. Within the area there is a general fabric that strikes 105-115(o), this is highlighted by completed geophysics (VLF, MaxMin). The geophysics highlights formation sulphide zones within the area and is used as both marker horizons and to illustrate the fabric within an area. It is important to note that there are cross cutting structures within the area. These structures may play an important role in the gold mineralization, acting both as pathways and aiding in concentrating the auriferous fluids. As such they will require additional investigation and follow-up in the future.

To determine significant anomalies several elements with RR>=5 were examined, in particular Au, Ag, As, and Cu, with these elements often being closely associated with gold deposits. Criterion developed in 2019 established the combination of Au+As+Cu as being characteristic of the BAM deposit. Using this criteria, locations with coincident Au+As+Cu, and to a lesser extent Ag, anomalies were considered to have the same characteristics as the BAM occurrence and examined in detail. Seventeen sites were found with coincident Au+As+Cu anomalies, as well as thirteen additional sites with Au RR>30 of which selected locations are listed in Table 2.

Table 2: Samples containing anomalous Au+As+Cu and select samples with anomalous Au. Location and RR values given. A) Felix Lake Grid. B) Junior Lake Grid. C) Junior Lake East Grid.

A) Felix Lake Grid

              Station              Response Ratio


              Au          As                       Cu                Ag


                              Samples are along trend with
                                                                                           additional Au and Au and Cu
                                                                                         anomalies from the 2019 survey.
                                                                                         Trend is traceable for 800m and
                                                                                       may extend for an additional 700m
              100S         6     66       27     1                 to the west.


              150S        52      1        4     3


              250S        42      2        1     1


              275S        51      1       10     2      High Au value within previously
                                                                                       defined 800m trend of poor sample


                      5          Samples within swampy region, trend
                                                                                         can be correlated to W or SSW.
                                                                                        Trend ~800m in length and can be
                                                                                            linked to existing BAM Au
                                                                                          mineralization and 2019 soil
              375N         8             16     4                   samples.


              450N        32      3        5     2


              475N        14     18        7     3


B) Junior Lake Grid

              Station                 Response Ratio


         As                Cu                 Ag


                       9         Locations are part of a large zone of
                                                                                         anomalous Cu, As and Au values
                                                                                    surrounding an E-W swampy area south of
                                                                                         the BAM Gold trend. Samples may
                                                                                       represent a separate, sub-parallel
              N300         7       14              3                       shear.


              N350       142       20        2      1


              N375         8       16       10      2


              N375         6       18       32      6


              N450        12       21       12      1


              N325         5       60       10      5


              N525         5       10        9      2


              N400         7       28       14      4


              N600         9      140       96      7    Locations above and north of the BAM Gold
                                                                                      metasedimentary sequence. Connects to
                                                                                    anomalous As and Au to the E and to the
                                                                                                 BAM occurrence.


              N650        53       25        7      2


C) Junior Lake East

              Station           Response Ratio


              Cu                 Ag


                               Samples define a corridor 100-200m
                                                                                         wide and approximately 1.9km E-W.
                                                                                         corridor is along strike from the
                                                                                            known BAM Au mineralization.
                                                                                          Centered within the corridor are
                                                                                         exploration drill holes with gold
                                                                                         mineralization as well as surface
                                                                                         samples with anomalous Au values.
                                                                                             Trend is a continuation of
              175S        101  16       32    16       anomalous values found in 2019.


              225S         41   3        3     3


              187.5S        18  12        9     2


              175S        218   8        5     3


              200S         79   1        1     1


              300S          7   5        9     3


              400S          8  17       10     3


              450S         15  24       12     5


              400S         23 303      137     5


              450S         22   7        5     5


              375S        506   1        2     1


                              Samples located south of the BAM Au
                                                                                        trend and can be loosely correlated
                                                                                        together. They may represent small
                                                                                        offshoots or ballooning of the BAM
              250S         56   5        4     4                mineralization.


              625S         43   3        1     2


                              Samples are located north of the BAM
                                                                                           Au trend. Numerous additional
                                                                                        samples with elevated As, Cu or Ag
                                                                                        occur. Northern most samples along
                                                                                           surveyed lines show a weak E-W
                                                                                          correlation and may represent an
              L025N        33   2        2     4             additional Au trend.


              100S         28  14        9     2


              100N          6  58        7     2


              075N         16  32        9    13


              200S         10  28       18     5


              375S        506   1        2     1



Gold appears to respond well to the sampling programs conducted in both 2019 and 2020. It is possible to link together anomaly trends across 100s of meters. It is important to not just rely on the intensity of the RR but to also use a multi-element classification. This is highlighted when the BAM occurrence is examined where multiple gram surface samples generate an Au RR of 5-6 in the immediate samples. This criterion is not meant to exclude single element Au anomalies.

Through use of the soil data the BAM Gold trend was extended 1.1km to the west. Some exploratory diamond drilling has been conducted on a portion of this extension during fall 2020 and indicates the gold mineralization continues. Additional anomalies continue for ~1.5km and indicate that the trend may not only continue but indicates the presence of possible parallel, untested trends.

To the east of the BAM Gold Deposit the trend has been extended for a further 2.0km. A portion of this area has already been sparsely drilled with encouraging results. Two parallel areas of interest, to the north and south, indicate the possible presence of addition gold horizons. These horizons may correlate to some of the anomalous trends to the west of the BAM Gold mineralization, indicating a possible second and third, untested mineralized horizon to the north and south of the BAM Gold deposit.

Conclusions and Recommendations

The 2020 soil sampling program was successful in generating several anomalies of interest as well as expanding on previously-generated anomalies. Exploration targets to the east and west of the currently-defined BAM Gold deposit are prospective for further significant gold mineralization. Gold is shown to respond well to the low-cost survey which has strong potential for future exploration.


                          Survey lines should be conducted in
                           areas of interest and to expand on
                           observed trends. These lines can
                           be done quickly via GPS and do not
                           require a cut line. Initial line
                           spacing of 200m is acceptable with
                           the line spacing being reduced to
                           100m spaced lines with samples
                           every 25m in areas being infilled.
                           The length of the infill line
                           should extend a minimum of 100m
                           above and below the interpreted

                          Intensive prospecting to be
                           conducted along anomalous gold
                           trends. Previous work has
                           indicated that unassuming, weakly
                           sheared surface samples can return
                           significant gold values. Sampling
                           of all outcrops, where they occur,
                           needs to be conducted in high
                           priority areas.  Ideally samples
                           perpendicular to the trend should
                           be spaced 10m while sampling along
                           the strike of the anomaly <50m.

                          Property scale exploration to be
                           done using 500m spaced lines
                           across areas of interest both east
                           and west.

                          Test lines should be done over the
                           Lamaune Gold occurrence to
                           determine its characteristics and
                           once characterized, additional
                           iron formations on the project

From the soil sampling program there are four areas identified as priority targets:

  1. Gold anomaly trend west of Juno Lake, adjacent to the interpreted
     BAM Gold metasedimentary sequence. The presence of anomalous gold
     values along this trend gives additional strength to the
     continuation of gold mineralization along this horizon. The
     possibility of a southwest auriferous splay occurring and passing
     just south of Juno Lake needs to be evaluated.
  2. Follow up on the multiple anomalous trends between Juno Lake and
     Boras Lake associated with the iron formations. Unfortunately,
     terrain may prove to be a problem as much of the area has thick
     overburden. Identification of a fingerprint for the Lamaune Gold
     occurrence to the west may assist in narrowing down the targets.
  3. Extend surveyed lines to the north and south of the BAM Gold
     deposit to test for possible parallel trends. Evidence of possible
     multiple mineralized shears can be interpreted from the soil
  4. The eastern extension of the Junior Lake grid contains numerous
     anomalies including the highest Au RR's (506, 218 and 101) of the
     survey. Work in the area includes five exploration diamond drill
     holes conducted in 2018. These exploration diamond drill holes
     intersected elevated gold values. The 2020 sampling shows a
     continuous soil anomaly along the interpreted BAM Gold
     mineralization as well as possible additional anomalies to the
     north and south. Recommendations in the area consist of:
       1. Drilling along the defined trend.
       2. Detailed prospecting along the possible anomalous trends to
          the north and south.
       3. Extension of the soil sampling grid to the east to follow
          along the anomalous values and guide exploration."

End of Extracts

Drilling Update-BAM Gold. The drilling programme on the BAM Gold Deposit, consisting of 14,000 metres of HQ diamond core, commenced on schedule in October 2020 and is aimed at further infilling and extending the defined resource of 1,015,000 ounces of gold and to test the depth potential of the previously delineated mineralisation. The drilling programme is expected to complete in April 2021.

To date, 30 drill holes have been completed for a total of 6,518 metres, with:

  1. 9 holes for 1,425 metres drilled to the immediate west of BAM Gold
     extending the existing mineralisation for a further 500 metres.
     Drilling has intersected similar geological lithology to BAM Gold.
  2. 16 holes for 3,464 metres drilled beneath the west defined pit
     shell to test for possible depth extension. All holes intersected
     typical BAM Gold lithology and mineralisation, including some with
     visible gold. Results are pending.
  3. 5 holes for 1,629 metres drilled beneath the deepest part of the
     east defined pit shell to test for potential underground mining
     potential. All holes intersected typical BAM Gold lithology and
     mineralisation, including some with visible gold. Results are

Considerable delays in receiving assay results are being experienced in the exploration industry world-wide due to the significant increase in drilling activity brought upon by the increase in metal prices, particularly gold. Consequently, ALS Minerals, one of the leading laboratories, has advised that a period of 7-8 weeks, from delivery of samples to the laboratory, is currently required for completion of full analysis.

Drilling will recommence during the next week and is scheduled to complete in April.

Planning: At the conclusion of the 2020/21 drilling campaign an updated Mineral Resource Estimate ("MRE") and Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") will be prepared on the BAM Gold Deposit.

BAM GOLD DEPOSIT: The BAM Gold Deposit extends for 3,700 metres from 400E to 4100E and remains open down dip and along strike to the east and the west. The BAM Gold Deposit is located approximately mid-way along a highly prospective Archean greenstone belt which traverses the Junior Lake Property from east to west for approximately 31 kilometres. The favorable greenstone belt ranges from 0.5 to 1.5 kilometres wide and hosts multiple known gold occurrences including the Lamaune Gold Prospect.

Mineral Resource Estimate: The current MRE for the BAM Gold Deposit (details of which were notified on 7(th) January 2020) reported: 31,083,000 tonnes (t) at 1.02 grams/tonne (g/t) for 1,015,000 ounces of gold including 21,930,000t at 1.06g/t for 747,000 ounces gold in the Indicated category.

BAM Gold Resource and PEA: A Technical Report and PEA of the BAM Gold Project was released on 20(th) February 2019. The PEA is in compliance with the requirements of the Canadian National Instruments 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101").

The Junior Lake Property: The Junior Lake Property, 100% owned by Landore Resources, together with the contiguous Lamaune Iron property (90.2% owned) (jointly the "Junior Lake Property"), consisting of 30,507 hectares, is located in the province of Ontario, Canada, approximately 235 kilometres north-northeast of Thunder Bay and is host to: The BAM Gold Deposit; the B4-7 Nickel-Copper-Cobalt-Platinum-Palladium-Gold Deposit; the VW Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Deposit; Lamaune Gold Prospect and numerous other precious and base metal occurrences.

Covid-19The Company is following Government Covid-19 guidelines in its operations in Canada.

Michele Tuomi, (P.Geo., BSc. Geology), Director/VP Exploration of Landore Resources Canada Inc. and a Qualified Person as defined in the Canadian National Instrument 43-101 and the AIM Rules for Companies, has reviewed and verified all scientific or technical mining disclosure contained in this announcement.

About Landore Resources Landore Resources is an exploration company that seeks to grow shareholder value through the acquisition, exploration and development of precious and base metal projects in eastern Canada. The Company is primarily focused on the development of the Junior Lake Project. Landore Resources has mineral rights to 5 properties in eastern Canada. The Company is headquartered in Guernsey, with an exploration office located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

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Director, Tel: 07730 420318; Landore Resources Limited,; Derrick Lee
/ Peter Lynch, Tel: 0131 220 6939, Cenkos Securities plc, Nominated Advisor and
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