Ivorian Department of Mines to extend Samapleu Exploration Permit until 2017
Vancouver, BC, April 20, 2015 – Sama Resources Inc./Ressources Sama Inc. (TSX-V: SME) (“Sama” or the “Company“) today announced the intersect of a combined 8.0 meters (“m“) of nickel-copper-palladium rich massive sulphide (57.65 m to 60.55 m and 62.90 m to 68.00 m) within a 54-meter mineralised pyroxenite intersect at the Company’s Samapleu Project, Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. The tip of this remarkable intercept area is situated just 11 m vertically below the surface.
- Hole SM44-428267 intersected 54 m of mineralized pyroxenite, grading 0.96% nickel, 0.76% copper and 0.74 g/t palladium, including a combined 8.0 m of massive sulphide grading 4.08% nickel, 2.43% copper and 2.92 g/t palladium at the Samapleu Main deposit.
- Ongoing infill drilling at the Samapleu Main and Extension 1 deposits using both of Sama’s 100% owned Coretech CSD 1300G drill rigs.
The current drilling program is part of a 3,000-to-4,000-meter infill-drilling program aimed at reducing drill spacing and increasing the strike length of the already known mineralisation at the Samapleu Main and Extension 1 deposits. An updated NI 43-101 technical report is provisionally scheduled to take place following completion of the proposed program, in the second half of 2015.
A second borehole SME25-133537 drilled at the Samapleu Extension 1 deposit intersected 33 m of mineralized pyroxenite with disseminated to semi-massive accumulations of chalcopyrite, pentlandite and pyrrhotite sulphides including a combined 5.05 m of semi-massive sulphide mineralization.
The massive sulphide mineralization is characterised by large granular aggregates of nickel, copper and iron sulphides, named pentlandite, chalcopyrite and pyrrhotite respectively. Pentlandite occurs together with pyrrhotite, while the chalcopyrite, being the third mineral of global abundance, appears either mixed with the pentlandite or as late sulfide centimetric veins crosscutting the pentlandite-pyrrhotite material.
Contacts between the massive sulphide lenses and the mineralised pyroxenite host are irregular, but sharp with brecciated textures, indicating that the massive sulphide material has intruded the pyroxenite host.
Hole SM44-428267 and SM25-133537 Assay Results (Intercepts were defined using 0.1% nickel cut‑off grades).
According to Sama’s geological model these holes were planned to intersect mineralization as perpendicular as possible to the general strike and dip. True widths are not known at this time.
Core logging and sampling was performed at Sama’s facility in Yorodougou village. Sample preparations were performed at the Bureau Veritas Mineral Laboratory’s facility in Abidjan. Sample pulps were delivered to Activation Laboratories Ltd, Ancaster, Thunder bay, Canada, for assaying. All samples were assayed for Ni, Cu, Co, Pt, Pd, Au, Fe and S.
Extension of Samapleu Exploration Permit (PR 123)
On March 5, 2014, Parliament of Côte d’Ivoire adopted a new mining code, which aims to update its mining legislation so as to render it consistent with current best practices and attract mining investment into its burgeoning mining sector, modernizing the mining sector and increasing transparency.
Accordingly, the mining ministry has agreed to authorise a two-year extension of Sama’s Samapleu exploration permit, until October 2017. Sodemi/Sama will submit a renewal request in due course, as per normal procedures.
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.
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