Prospector Identifies Second Gold Bearing Structural Corridor, Savant Project, Ontario: Bedrock Grab Samples Yield Values up to 99.6 g/t Au at the Snowbird-Shoal Deformation Zone

August 15, 2022

Vancouver, BC – August 15, 2022, Prospector Metals Corp. (“Prospector” or the “Company”) (TSXV: PPP; OTCQB: ETHOF; Frankfurt: 1ET) is pleased to provide an update on its fully funded exploration program at the Savant Project in northwestern Ontario.  Prospector mobilized field crews to the Savant Project in May, completing a thorough prospecting and sampling Phase 1 exploration program which included ground truthing key target areas to be followed up by drilling. A total of 594 grab samples were collected during the Phase 1 program for which all assays have now been received.

Key Points

  • Prospector defined a second, previously unrecognized, structural corridor called the Snowbird-Shoal Deformation Zone which is host to numerous gold occurrences including the Snowbird and Horseshoe occurrences (Figure 1). New sampling in previously unsampled areas around the Snowbird and Horseshoe prospects returned assays of 99.6, 60.0, 20.9, 13.25, 8.39, and 5.63 g/t Au, increasing the known mineralized strike length to 520m.  Follow up check metallic screen analysis of the four highest assays pending.
  • Prospector field crews previously successfully traced a significant, first-order deformation zone named the Wiggle Deformation Zone (“WDZ”), a key control in gold mineralization on the property.  The zone extends for at least 10km and is characterized by strongly sheared and altered iron formation and greywacke. The Wiggle Creek prospect represents a strike length of 1.3km of known gold bearing structure which remains open in all directions.
  • Assays from the Wiggle Creek prospect (Figure 1) confirm the presence of a gold bearing shear zone (6.72 and 6.13 g/t Au) characterized by sheared and silicified iron formation and related metasediments with abundant quartz veining, chloritization, and sulphide mineralization. Rock grabs, 300m and 800m along strike from the Wiggle Creek prospect assayed 2.34, 68.6, 26.5, and 4.3 g/t Au (see press release dated June 28, 2022).  Follow up check metallic screen analysis of the two highest assays have now been received and returned 56.2 and 25.7 g/t Au. The check metallic screen analysis shows consistent and repeatable gold mineralization in both the coarse and fine fractions.
  • A new LiDar survey was completed in June 2022 and data is currently being processed.

Dr. Rob Carpenter, Co-Chairman stated: “We continue to be encouraged by these early results at Savant with the recognition of two gold bearing structural corridors that appear to be important conduits for gold mineralisation. The extent of these structural corridors highlight the district scale potential at Savant and we look forward to exploring further.”

Historical Savant Project Drill Program Highlights:

  • High grade gold mineralization at surface and in historical diamond drilling occurs over 10 x 10 km area and is summarized in the table below and in Figure 1:



Best Historical Surface Sample Assay (g/t Au)

Best Historical Drillhole Intercept


Iron Formation


Never drilled

Wiggle Creek

Iron Formation


15.55 g/t Au over 0.4m1


Iron Formation


1.87 g/t Au over 0.6m1

One Pine

Iron Formation


23.6 g/t Au over 0.5m1


Iron Formation


Never drilled


Iron Formation


Never drilled

Stillar Bay

Sheared Iron Formation


3.26 g/t Au over 1.22m1

Big Sandy

Sheared Volcanics


Never drilled

1 Historical assay values have not been independently verified by the Company and a potential investor should not place undue reliance on historical results when making an investment decision, nor should they be used as the sole criterion for making investment decisions. There is no assurance that the Company can reproduce such results or that the historical results described therein will be realized. 2 “Best surface samples” are grab / select samples and not necessarily representative of mineralization hosted on the property.


  • Geologic mapping and magnetic data suggest there are multiple untested gold favourable sites (fold hinges) in iron formation; believed to be important structural controls related to the concentration of gold mineralization, as illustrated at the past producing Lupin and Homestake mines.
  • In the fall of 2020 Prospector conducted a high-resolution airborne magnetic survey to aid in mapping zones of folding and structure within the iron formation prospective for gold mineralization. The product of this survey provided much greater detail than any previous survey greatly facilitating the targeting work.

Figure 1. Savant Project, Ontario


Savant Property Overview

Prospector acquired a 70% option on the 229 km2 Savant Project in Ontario from Capella Minerals Ltd.  There is an estimated 60 km in strike length of prospective gold bearing iron formation on the property.  High grade gold mineralization at surface and in historical diamond drilling occurs over an approximately 10 km x 10 km area representing a district scale opportunity in a region that has seen little systematic exploration.  Geologic mapping and magnetic data suggest there are multiple untested gold favourable sites (fold hinges) in iron formation; important structural controls at the past producing Lupin and Homestake mines.

In the fall of 2020, Prospector conducted a high-resolution airborne magnetic survey to aimed at mapping zones of folding and structure within the iron formation prospective for gold mineralization. The product of this survey provided much greater detail than any previous survey greatly facilitating the targeting work. Comprehensive historical data compilation along with geological and geophysical reinterpretation is ongoing. 


Analytical Procedures

All grab samples were sent to ALS Canada Ltd. (ALS) in Thunder Bay, ON, for preparation and analysis. ALS meets all requirements of International Standards ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO 9001:2015 for analytical procedures. Samples were analyzed using ALS’s Au by fire assay and AAS, 50 g nominal sample weight or Au by fire assay and gravimetric finish, 50 g nominal sample weight, and by a 48-element four acid ICP-MS analysis (ME-ICP61). Check samples were analysed by metallic screen.


Qualified Person

The technical content disclosed in this press release was reviewed and approved by Jo Price, P.Geo., M.Sc., VP Exploration of Prospector, and a Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument NI 43-101 (“NI 43-101”). 

Warrant Extension

Prospector also announces that the Company has applied to the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”) to extend the term of 3,699,628 common share purchase warrants currently set to expire on September 3, 2022 (the “Warrants”) to September 3, 2023. The Warrants were originally issued pursuant to a private placement of units completed by the Company on September 3, 2020. The exercise prices of the Warrants will remain the same (on a post consolidated basis) being CAD$0.60, $0.66, $0.72 and $0.84 per common share.

The amendment to extend the expiry date of the Warrants to September 3, 2023, is subject to the approval of the TSXV.

About Prospector Metals Corp.

Prospector Metals Corp. is a Discovery Group Company with a business model focussed on district scale, early-stage exploration of gold and base metal prospects and create shareholder value through new discoveries.  The Company’s focus is to identify underexplored or overlooked mineral districts which display important structural and mineralogical similarities with well-endowed mining camps. The majority of the projects acquired by Prospector occur in Ontario, Canada, which is a tier-1 mining jurisdiction with abundant overlooked geological regions with high mineral potential. Prospector engages proactively with local and Indigenous rightsholders and seeks to develop relationships and agreements that are mutually beneficial to all stakeholders.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Prospector Metals Corp.

Alex Heath, CFA

President & CEO


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