Montreal, Quebec – January 18, 2017 Sama Resources Inc. (“Sama” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: SME) announces that the Company has delineated two very strong conductors at the Samapleu and Grata properties using down-hole geophysical surveys (“DHTEM”) in Ivory Coast, West-Africa.
The geophysical testing was completed on December 19, 2016 by Abitibi Geophysics of Val D’Or, Canada and tested the 620 meter (“m”) SM34-564718 drill hole at the Samapleu main deposit and the recently drilled 342 m GR72-787708 drill hole at the Grata property.
The company’s exploration objective is to delineate massive sulphide reservoirs that could be the source of high grade nickel (“Ni”) copper (“Cu”) palladium (“Pd”) lenses intercepted in shallower drill holes at the Samapleu deposits.
At Samapleu, drill hole SM34-564718 tested a pipe-like intrusion at depth and intercepted more than 200 meters of ultramafic layers with disseminated sulphide (420 m – 620 m) and terminated within the ultramafic complex. The drill hole is located 150m from another hole (SM44-693140b) which intercepted 91 m of ultramafic sequence (with mineralization up to 6.55% Cu) and included 3.4 m of 1.12% Ni, 0.50% Cu and 1.61gpt Pd (intercepted at the bottom of the drill hole which suggested that the mineralization may continue at depth).
The DHTEM at SM34-564718 suggests the presence of two high intensity conductors (refer to table below).
The Grata Permit is located adjacent to the north-eastern boundary of the Samapleu exploration permit (PR 123). Sama believes that ultramafic sequences of the recently outlined large Yacouba Layered Complex which hosts the Samapleu nickel-copper-palladium deposits, are extending within the Grata Permit and as such represent a prime target for nickel-copper-palladium mineralization. The drill hole GR72-787708 terminated at 342 m and intersected the Yacouba complex sequence including fractured pyroxenite and gabbro with sulphide mineralization as fractures filling between 180 and 187 meters.
The DHTEM at GR72-787708 suggests the presence of a high intensity off-hole conductor just below the drill hole (refer to table below).
The Table below summarizes the DHTEM results and conductors outlined.
These rare Pipe Like intrusions host the world’s largest nickel-copper deposits like Jinchuan, 515 million tonnes (“Mt”) at 1.06% nickel; Voisey Bay, 137Mt at 1.68% nickel; Kabanga, 52Mt at 2.65% nickel; Eagle, 4.5Mt at 3.33% nickel; Eagle Nest, 20Mt at 1.68% nickel; Kalatongke, 24Mt at 0.68% nickel and N’komati 2.8Mt at 2.08% nickel.
The technical information in this release has been reviewed and approved by Dr. Marc-Antoine Audet, P.Geo and President and CEO of Sama, and a ‘qualified person’, as defined by National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
Stock Options Granted
The Company is pleased to announce that, pursuant to its Stock Option Plan and subject to regulatory acceptance, it has granted an aggregate total of 1,875,000 incentive stock options to certain directors, officers, employees and consultants of the Company, subject to certain vesting provisions. These options will be exercisable at a price of $0.085 per common share and will expire on January 17, 2027.
Sama is a Canadian‑based mineral exploration and development company with projects in West Africa. For more information about Sama, please visit Sama’s website at
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