Thor Explorations Announces Positive Drill Results At Its Douta Gold Project, Senegal Including An Intersection Of 9.5 Metres True Width @ 8.1 g/t Tau


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Thor Explorations Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: THX) (“Thor” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce positive results of its recently completed 2,000 metre RC drill program (“The 2017 RC Program”) on its Douta Gold Project, Senegal.

The 2017 RC Program has identified a number of wide, near-surface significant intersects on the Makosa Prospect in the Douta Project, notably 9.5 metres at 8.1g/tAu including 6.9 metres at 10.9g/tAu.

Highlights

  • Near-surface gold mineralisation
  • 9.5 metres true width at 8.1 g/tAu including 6.9 metres true width at 10.9g/tAu.
  • 18.9 metres true width at 2.0 g/tAu including 10.3 metres true width at 2.8 g/tAu
  • 12.9 metres true width at 2.1 g/tAu
  • A number of holes ended in mineralisation, indicating potential for further mineralisation below drilled horizon

The Douta Gold Project, Senegal (“Douta”) is located in the prospective, gold-endowed Birimian Greenstone belt in south east Senegal, West Africa. Douta lies within 5 kilometres of Randgold’s 3.6Moz Massawa resource and is controlled by the Main Transcurrent Shear Zone (MTZ).

To date, diamond and RC drilling have been used to delineate gold mineralisation at the Douta Project in Senegal. A total of 13 diamond holes for 1,531m and 24 RC drillholes for 2,000m have been completed over a strike length of approximately 2.1km.

The 2017 RC Program has defined several mineralised zones up to 35 metres true width with mineral resource potential. Based on the current data, the mineralization appears to be open along strike and down dip and at depth.

Thor is reviewing all technical data to develop and prioritise an exploration plan which includes further drilling and is scheduled to commence at the end of the rainy season, in November 2017.

Segun Lawson, President & CEO, stated " We are extremely excited by these drill results on our Douta Project which clearly follows up on our previous exploration success and are directly comparable with results of other deposits in the region. The drilling campaign has been a success and these results so early on and at such shallow depths comfirm management’s belief in the prosepectivity of the Douta Project. Thor is looking forward to adding to its to its resource inventory in addition to the advanced Segilola Gold Project in Nigeria .”

A further drill program is being designed to test the deposit at depth and in both directions along strike and down dip.

Table 1: Significant Intersections, Douta Project, September 2107

HOLE IDEastingNorthingRLTotal Depth (m)AzimuthDipFrom (m)To (m)Downhole Interval (m)True Thickness (m)Average Grade (Aug/t)
DTRC003175402143606516760130-5019341512.92.1
DTRC0041753771436070165100130-5037592218.92.0
includes45571210.32.8
DTRC006175479143608417454130-503171412.01.4
DTRC0071754621436097172108130-504262218.91.4
includes4201613.81.6
and6979108.62.5
DTRC0191757871436546183126130-50889797.72.8
includes889243.45.6
DTRC023175875143659518366130-50011119.58.1
includes21086.910.9
  • intersections and grades calculated at 0.5g/tAu cut off, 2m maximum internal dilution
  • included intervals calculated at 1.0g/tAu cut off with maximum 2m internal dilution
  • Complete set of results are included in Appendix I

Figure 1: Regional Location Map showing Existing Resources in the Area

Figure 2: Plan View of 2017 RC Drilling Program with Selected Results

Figure 3: Cross Section 1

Figure 4: Cross Section 2

Figure 5: Thor Douta Project – Located in a Local Gold Endowed Environment

QUALIFIED PERSON

The above information has been prepared under the supervision of Alfred Gillman (Fellow AusIMM, CP), who is designated as a “qualified person” under National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approves the content of this news release. He has also reviewed QA/QC, sampling, analytical and test data underlying the information.

About Thor

Thor Explorations Ltd. is a Canadian mineral exploration company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties located in Nigeria, Senegal and Burkina Faso. Thor holds a 100% interest in the Segilola Gold Project located in Osun State Nigeria, a 70% interest in the Douta Gold Project located in south-eastern Senegal, and a 49% interest in the Bongui and Legue gold permits located in Houndé greenstone belt, south west Burkina Faso. Thor trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "THX".

THOR EXPLORATIONS LTD.

Per: “Segun Lawson”
President & CEO

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Forward-Looking Information

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All forward-looking information herein is qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement, and the Company disclaims any obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking information or to publicly announce the result of any revisions to any of the forward-looking information contained herein to reflect future results, events or developments, except as required by law.

APPENDIX I: Table of Results RC Drilling Program

HOLE IDEastingNorthingRLTotal Depth (m)AzimuthDipFrom (m)To (m)Downhole Interval (m)True Thickness (m)Average Grade (Aug/t)
DTRC001175367143602016460130-50202665.20.8
DTRC003175402143606516760130-5019341512.92.1
includes20341412.02.2
and38571916.30.7
DTRC0041753771436070165100130-5037592218.92.0
includes45571210.32.8
626643.42.2
DTRC005175420143609016590130-50283354.33.6
includes283354.33.6
and374365.21.9
and536297.71.2
DTRC006175479143608417454130-503171412.01.4
717108.61.8
DTRC0071754621436097172108130-504262218.91.4
includes4201613.81.6
and3141108.61.3
DTRC008175510143612117560130-508211311.21.0
DTRC0091754721436151172120130-50253165.21.8
and66821613.81.8
includes6979108.62.5
DTRC010175545143616017760130-50324086.91.1
DTRC0111755111436189175120130-50253497.71.6
includes253386.91.7
DTRC012175685143629917760130-5022371512.91.1
DTRC013175664143631417880130-50373810.91.5
DTRC0141756451436329178108130-50243065.22.7
includes242954.33.1
DTRC015175618143622318160130-50272921.71.3
DTRC016175599143624017980130-50222976.01.4
DTRC017175579143625617684130-5057711412.00.8
DTRC018175812143652518390130-50111432.61.5
DTRC0191757871436546183126130-50889797.72.8
includes889243.45.6
DTRC020175844143655618372130-50818108.61.2
DTRC021175716143641017884130-50495343.42.4
DTRC0221758211436575185110130-5069841512.91.0
DTRC023175875143659518366130-50011119.58.1
includes21086.910.9
and15311613.80.8
DTRC0241758521436613182108130-50434410.92.7
  • intersections and grades calculated at 0.5g/tAu cut off, 2m maximum internal dilution
  • included intervals calculated at 1.0g/tAu cut off with maximum 2m internal dilution

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