Drilling Highlights include:
104.72* g/t Au over an estimated true width of 2.8m
15.77 g/t Au over an estimated true width of 3.2m
9.53 g/t Au over an estimated true width of 7.5m
Toronto, Canada, September 13, 2022 – Jaguar Mining Inc. ("Jaguar" or the "Company") (TSX:JAG; OTCQX:JAGGF) is pleased to announce results from recent in-mine diamond drilling and plans for deep drilling which will target additional Life of Mine Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources at its Pilar Mine Complex, located in the Iron Quadrangle in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
In-mine diamond drilling at Pilar in 2022 has targeted extensions to the mine´s principle and subordinate mineralized structures which are accessible from current mine development throughout the mine, and importantly, down plunge extensions to depth beyond current production areas below level 13. Drilling at shallow levels is aimed at adding production areas while deeper drilling is primarily aimed at adding to the Life of Mineand will inform long-term capital planning.
Drill intersections show results consistent with the mine´s current published Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource in terms of both grade and width and include several important intersections with a grade x thickness (GT) greater than 20 (please refer to Table 1 and Figure 1). Mining development and drilling in the lowermost levels of the mine continue to demonstrate consistency in the ounces per vertical metre profile of > 2000 Oz/ Vm and in the case of Level 15 show an increase in Oz/Vm to around 2500 Oz/Vm.
A directional drilling program is planned to start in Q3 2022 which will target the projected depth extensions located down plunge of the principle mineralized structures. Drilling will target mineralization below level 17 down to level 25, representing a vertical interval of approximately 400m.
Vern Baker, President, and CEO of Jaguar Mining stated: “Drilling and development at Pilar Mine has validated our expectation of continuing economic mineralization at depth. Our drilling on level 15 (currently being developed) has indicated that the ounce per vertical meter mineral resource has increased in comparison to the level 12 mineral resource. This and good intercepts below level 15 indicating continuity of economic mineralization have us encouraged to initiate a deeper drill program which can extend our resources to depth by multiple hundreds of vertical meters. Over the next year we expect to develop the next two levels (16 and 17) while building the resource base to go significantly deeper. Having some intersections with excellent grade and one very anomalous grade intercept have brought excitement to our team working on this resource extension.”
Figure 1 – Pilar Mine Long Section showing 2022 drilling intersections with grade x thickness (GT) > 20
Down Hole Interval (m)
Estimated True Width (m)
Gold Grade (g/t Au)
Figure 2 – Pilar Mine Long Section showing the Mineral Resource by classification (Measured – Indicated and Inferred), and the area targeted for down plunge extension diamond drilling from level 17 to level 25.
Scientific and technical information contained in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Jonathan Victor Hill, BSc (Hons) (Economic Geology - UCT), FAUSIMM, Vice President Geology and Exploration, who is also an employee of Jaguar Mining Inc., and is a "qualified person" as defined by National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101").
The Iron Quadrangle
The Iron Quadrangle has been an area of mineral exploration dating back to the 16th century. The discovery in 1699–1701 of gold contaminated with iron and platinum-group metals in the southeastern corner of the Iron Quadrangle gave rise to the name of the town Ouro Preto (Black Gold). The Iron Quadrangle contains world-class multi-million-ounce gold deposits such as Morro Velho, Cuiabá, and São Bento. Jaguar holds the third largest gold land position in the Iron Quadrangle with over 50,000 hectares.
About Jaguar Mining Inc.
Jaguar Mining Inc. is a Canadian-listed junior gold mining, development, and exploration company operating in Brazil with three gold mining complexes and a large land package with significant upside exploration potential from mineral claims. The Company's principal operating assets are located in the Iron Quadrangle, a prolific greenstone belt in the state of Minas Gerais and include the Turmalina Gold Mine Complex and Caeté Mining Complex (Pilar and Roça Grande Mines, and Caeté Plant). The Company also owns the Paciência Gold Mine Complex, which has been on care and maintenance since 2012. The Roça Grande Mine has been on temporary care and maintenance since April 2019. Additional information is available on the Company's website at www.jaguarmining.com.
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