- Hole YE32-418407A intersected 40 meters of mineralized pyroxenite including 22.0 meters grading 0.42% nickel and 0.23% copper with 4.4 meters of combined lenses of semi-massive (30% to 70%) sulphide mineralization 1.13% nickel.
- Hole YE32-390423 intersected a total of 44 meters of mineralized pyroxenite grading 0.26% nickel including 1.5 meters of combined lenses of semi-massive (40% to 80%) sulphide mineralization grading 1.11% nickel.
- These mineralized intercepts are part of a 2.8 kilometer long by 0.6 to 0.8 kilometer wide sub-horizontal mineralised layer in which sixteen holes were drilled so far for a total of 2,564 meters.
- Yepleu deposit is located 18 kilometers southwest of the Samapleu Nickel-Copper-Palladium Deposits.
- Drilling continues at the Yepleu Project.
Vancouver, BC, January 14, 2014 – (TSX Venture: SME). Sama Resources Inc./Ressources Sama Inc. (“Sama” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce the assay results from six holes drilled at the newly discovered “Yepleu” nickel-copper deposit in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. Drill hole YE32-418407A intersected 22 metres (“m“) grading 0.42% nickel (“Ni“), 0.23% copper (“Cu“). The mineralized interval includes several semi-massive high grade sulphide lenses for a total of 4.4m averaging 1.13% Ni.
The Yepleu Project is located 18 kilometers (“km“) southwest of the Samapleu nickel-copper-palladium deposits at the southwest boundary of the Samapleu Project in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. A total of 16 core boreholes were drilled since the beginning of November 2013 defining a sub-horizontal mineralized horizon of 2.8km long by 600 to 800m large and outcropping at northeastern edge. Sama’s target is to find pocket of high grade nickel-copper and palladium within this very large mineralized system.
Detailed geophysical interpretation of the airborne HTEM Survey has identified more than 20 high priority targets for nickel-copper-palladium exploration. Strong HTEM survey conductors were identified at depth at the Samapleu Main and Samapleu Extension 1 nickel-copper-palladium deposits as well as along a corridor of more than 25 km oriented northeast-southwest. The Yepleu Project is just one of them.
The HTEM Survey clearly demonstrates the discovery potential for additional nickel-copper sulphide deposits within Sama’s properties.
The table set out below shows the details for mineralized intercepts. Intercepts were defined using 0.1% nickel cut-off grades.
The disseminated mineralization is typically characterised by fine isolated grains to large granular aggregates of nickel, copper and iron sulphides. Sulphide phases observed so far include pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite, pentlandite and minor pyrite. Pentlandite occurs as inclusions in pyrrhotite. Disseminated sulphide occurs as fine grains of 0.5 to 1 millimetre in diameter, showing a high ratio of pyrrhotite versus chalcopyrite. Sulphide veinlets and fine filaments are also present. Composite grains of sulphide material are dominant, forming sulphide masses of odd shapes ranging from a few millimetres up to several centimetres in any one dimension. The semi-massive mineralization lenses show between 30% to 70% sulphide minerals.
Drilling continues at the Yepleu Project using Sama’s 100% owned Coretech CSD 1300G drill rigs.
Core logging and sampling was performed at Sama’s facility in Yorodougou village. Sample preparations for the nickel-copper sulphide exploration program were performed at Société de Développement de Gouessesso’s sample preparation facility in Gouessesso village under Sama’s supervision. Sample pulps will be delivered to Bureau Veritas Mineral Laboratory’s facility in Abidjan (“BVML”) for dispatch by BVML directly to their assay laboratory, Ultra Trace Pty, in Perth, Australia. All samples will be assayed for Ni, Cu, Co, Pt, Pd and Au.
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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