Ubique optioned four Mineral Licenses aggregating, 42 units and 10 square kilometres in February 2019 which cover the core of the area occupied by the former Daniel’s Harbour Zinc Mine which operated from 1975 to 1990 under the ownership of Newfoundland Zinc Corporation which was majority owned by Teck Resources Ltd. Newfoundland Zinc mined multiple separate discrete ore zones, (labelled alphabetically A – T), some of which were close enough to surface to be mined as open pits, others which were started as open pits and continued by underground methods access by ramps from the pit bottoms and some which were entirely underground mined accessed from ramps. Historic exploration drilling showed several holes with zinc intersections suggestive of zinc deposits within the mine area that were not fully defined or mined.

Ubique has identified several of these exploration targets and has begun locating, verifying and expanding them. Drilling in 2019 tested for the Nose, 1386 and N Zones and was successful in locating and confirming the Nose and 1386 Zones. Drilling in 2020 tested for the 2160 Zone and expanded the extent of the Nose Zone. Details follow:

NOSE ZONE

This zone was suggested by three historic drill holes on sections 75 metres apart. The three holes defined a linear zone which paralleled the mined out L Zone and is about 300 metres to the northeast and at the same depth and in the same host rocks. Drilling in 2019 confirmed the existence, location and grade of the zone by duplicating two of the historical holes. Hole UM-30 twinned historic hole T1311 and UM-31 twinned T1135. In 2020 drilling stepped out to the northeast and drilled holes UM-44, UM-45 and UM-46.  All three intersected extensions of the zone and added 75 metres to its strike length, bringing the total defined length to more than 225 metres.

1386 ZONE

This zone was suggested by two historic drill holes which defined a zone trending parallel to the Nose Zone and 400 metres northeast of it.  Drilling in 2019 of one hole, UM-29, confirmed the existence, location and grade of the zone by duplicating one of the historical holes, T1386. The table shows results of twinning holes in the Nose and 1386 Zones.

 

Hole #

From

To

Width

% zinc

UM29

161.05m

169.45m

8.4m

7.86

T1386

168.22m

173.95m

5.73m

8.96

UM30

143.1m

146.75m

3.65m

4.34

T1311

140.85m

147.40m

6.55m

6.79

UM31

133.1m

137.4m

4.30m

8.80

T1135

134.23m

139.17m

4.94m

5.91

 

2160 ZONE

This zone was suggested as being an extension of the former open pit mined 2160 zone that might have been offset by faulting.  A series of drill holes (UM-38 to UM-43) in a section across the area with potential intersected the hosting pseudobreccia with zinc mineralization in five of the six holes drilled. One hole had a very high grade intercept at a depth of only 4 metres suggestive of potential for mining by open pit.  This discovery is only 50 metres off one of the former mine roads.

The plan shows the relative locations of the Nose, 2160 and 1386 Zones and their proximity to former mine openings and the sections show results of drilling in the various zones.

N ZONE

Three historic drill hole collars in the area of the presumed N Zone were located but not the fourth which was the one that had had the zinc intersection.  Based on the positions of these three a position for a new test hole was projected and hole UM-32 was drilled but failed to intersect zinc mineralization, although it did intersect the appropriate rock sequence.  This area is located 400 – 500 metres northwest of the 1386 Zone. More drilling is needed.

 

 

 

 


LONGITUDINAL SECTION NORTHEASTERLY ALONG NOSE ZONE

 

 

Zone

Drill hole

From (metres)

To (metres)

Interval (metres)

Zinc %

1386 Zone

UM-29

161.05

169.45

8.4

7.86

 

T1386

168.22

173.95

5.73

8.96

2160 Zone

UM-38

 

 

 

No significant values

 

UM-39

9.07

9.32

0.25

1.69

 

 

11.23

11.59

0.36

6.86

 

 

13.16

13.38

0.22

1.23

 

UM-40

10.67

11.45

0.78

2.71

 

 

11.45

12.40

0.95

2.47

 

 

14.72

14.92

0.20

5.37

 

UM-41

9.15

9.45

0.30

0.37

 

UM-42

4.10

4.88

0.78

3.56

 

 

6.60

7.10

0.50

1.92

 

 

7.75

8.35

0.60

6.19

 

UM-43

4.00

4.75

0.75

34.6

N Zone

UM-32

 

 

 

No significant values

Nose Zone

UM-30

143.1

146.75

3.65

4.34

 

T1311

140.85

147.40

6.55

6.79

 

UM-31

133.1

137.40

4.30

8.80

 

T1135

134.23

139.17

4.94

5.91

 

UM-44

131.23

137.00

5.77

8.62

 

Including

131.23

131.94

0.71

5.86

 

 

133.21

134.00

0.79

24.0

 

 

135.06

135.69

0.63

24.7

 

 

135.69

137.00

1.31

5.64

 

UM-45

123.10

124.54

1.44

3.45

 

 

129.70

136.04

6.34

5.15

 

Including

131.10

131.65

0.55

21.40

 

 

132.60

133.65

1.05

5.27

 

 

134.76

135.19

0.43

13.20

 

 

135.19

136.04

0.85

5.82

 

UM-46

130.38

134.35

3.97

6.57

 

Including

133.02

133.82

0.80

18.90

 

 

133.82

134.35

0.53

11.40

 

All drill holes are vertical holes except for UM-46 which was drilled at -75° towards 040°.

 

All assays were undertaken by Eastern Analytical Ltd of Springdale, Newfoundland and Labrador. Eastern Analytical is I.S.O. 17025 Accredited in Fire Assay Au, as well as in multi-acid ore grade assays in Cu, Pb, Zn, Ag, Fe and Co. Standards and blanks were inserted by the company and the laboratory and all reported within acceptable limits.

 

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