Gold Intercepts Show Potential at 40 Mile Camp

Panther Metals PLC
30 October 2023




("Panther" or the "Company")

(Incorporated in the Isle of Man with company number 009753V)

30 October 2023

Australia: Gold Intercepts Show Potential at 40 Mile Camp

Panther Metals PLC (LSE:PALM) the company focused on mineral exploration in Canada, is pleased to note the Panther Metals Ltd ("Panther Australia") Australian Securities Exchange ("ASX") announcement detailing significant gold intercepts from a 1,800m aircore drilling campaign undertaken over the Ridge Target within the 40 Mile Camp Prospect in the Laverton Goldfields of Western Australia.


The Picnic Ridge work comprised the first drilling campaign within the 40 Mile Camp prospect which covers an area of 25km2. The 50m by 100m grid  drilling programme, with 60m deep 60° inclined drillholes, was designed to systematically test the first of many anomalous targets generated from exploration of the greater area by Panther Australia.


Drilling successfully intercepted highly anomalous zones of gold mineralisation over a 550m long strike length, which remains open at depth and along strike, indicating potential to further grow Picnic Ridge. The drill intercepts also validate the need to follow-up on the deeper three-dimensional geophysics inversion targets in the area and provide significant confidence to the wider exploration model for the 40 Mile Camp and 40 Mile Camp East prospect areas.


Panther Metals Plc hold 23.54% of the outstanding shares in Panther Metals Ltd (ASX:PNT).


Further details, illustrative figures and maps are available to view in the ASX Announcement via the Panther Australia website:



Darren Hazelwood, Chief Executive Officer, commented:


"The maiden drilling campaign at the 40 Mile Camp prospect has provided very encouraging gold intercepts over the Picnic Ridge target and the team in Australia are planning a follow-up drilling programme to extend the target along strike and to test the gold mineralisation at depth.

These results provide a solid foundation for the team to build something exciting at 40 Mile Camp which is located within the highly productive Laverton Goldfields area of Western Australia."



Announcement Highlights


•     Inaugural aircore drill campaign within the expansive 25km2 40 Mile Camp area hits significant gold intercepts; the new "Picnic Ridge" target area had previously never been drilled.


•     Historic holes in the vicinity had a maximum depth of 3.6m; too shallow to test any of the targets identified by the Company's recent regional exploration.


•     Potential for growth of a new gold province in the Laverton Goldfields gains further momentum; modelling identifies strong correlations between geological trends, geophysical anomalies, the latest drilling results, and surface geochemistry.


•     Drilling indicates that the target is open along strike over 550m; further drilling now planned to test the area at depth and along strike.


•     Best shallow aircore drilling downhole intercepts:


1m @ 1.29g/t Au from 7m

3m @ 0.41g/t Au from 32m

2m @ 0.37g/t Au from 40m

2m @ 0.31g/t Au from 43m



For further information please contact:



Panther Metals PLC:

Darren Hazelwood, Chief Executive Officer:            +44 (0)1462 429 743

                                                                       +44 (0)7971 957 685

Mitchell Smith, Chief Operating Officer:         +1 (604) 209 6678


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Notes to Editors

Panther Metals PLC is an exploration company listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. Panther is focussed on the discovery of commercially viable mineral deposits. The Company's operational focus is on established mining jurisdictions with the capacity for project scalability. Drill targets are assessed rapidly utilising a combination of advanced technologies and extensive geological data to decipher potential commercial viability and act accordingly. Panther's current geological portfolio comprises of three highly prospective properties in Ontario, Canada while the developing investment wing focuses on the targeting of nickel and gold in Australia.

Obonga Project

Panther Metals acquired the Obonga Greenstone Belt in July 2021 and have already identified five prospective primary targets: Wishbone, Awkward, Survey, Ottertooth and Silver Rim. A successful Phase 1 drilling campaign at Wishbone in Autumn 2021 revealed the presence of significant VMS-style mineralised systems on the property - the first such discovery across the entire greenstone belt. Intercepts include 27.3m of massive sulphide in hole one, and 51m of sulphide-dominated mineralisation in hole two. Both drill holes contained multiple lenses. Anomalous high-grade copper in lake sediment close to the target area has also been identified, increasing confidence in the prospectivity of the location.

Awkward is a highly anomalous magnetic target, interpreted to be a layered mafic intrusion and magmatic conduit based on mapped geology and airborne geophysics. Historic sampling in the area returned anomalous platinum and palladium (Pt, Pd) values, while historic drilling on the periphery of the target intersected non-assayed massive sulphide and copper (assumed to be chalcopyrite), non-assayed disseminated pyrite and chalcopyrite in coarse gabbro, and non-assayed 'marble cake' gabbro (matching the description of the Lac des Iles Mine varitexture gabbro ore zone).

Two additional named targets, Survey and Ottertooth, both displays further coincident magnetic and electromagnetic anomalies and are adjacent to the contact between intrusive and extrusive mafic rocks. Historic drilling at Survey intersected several meters of massive sulphides in multiple intersections (main parts of the anomaly remain untested) while Ottertooth remains untested in its entirety.

Dotted Lake Project

Panther Metals acquired the Dotted Lake Project in July 2020, it is situated approximately 16km from Barrick Gold's renowned Hemlo Gold Mine. An extensive soil programme conducted in 2021 identified numerous gold and base metal targets, all within the same geological footprint. Following the installation of a new trail providing direct access to the target location, an initial drilling programme in Autumn 2021 confirmed the presence of gold mineralisation within this system with anomalous gold continuing along strike and present within the surrounding area.

Manitou Lakes Project

The Manitou Lakes gold project is located approximately 300km's east of Thunder Bay, Ontario and covers a total area of around 98sq km's.

There are over 200 known gold occurrences on the Manitou Lakes project area with the wider Eagle/Manitou Lakes greenstone belt hosting numerous historic gold producers and is prospective for Archean age orogenic gold and associated base metal deposits.

Exploration work conducted by Shear Gold on the Project to date has identified numerous gold bearing structures and favourable geological host rocks through early-stage mapping and surface sampling. The work has focussed on two target areas, being the West Limb Gold Property and the Glass Reef Gold Property, both of which host historic gold mines which have never been systematically explored using modern techniques or drill tested

Fulcrum Metals Plc

Fulcrum Metals PLC (LON: FMET) is an AIM listed exploration company which finances and manages exploration projects focused on Canada, widely recognised as a top mining jurisdiction.


FMET currently holds a beneficial 100% interest in highly prospective gold and base metals projects in Ontario and Uranium projects in Saskatchewan.


Fulcrum's strategy is to focus on discovery and commercialisation of its Projects through targeted exploration programmes. The primary focus is to make an economic discovery on the flagship Schreiber-Hemlo Properties and establishing the prospectivity of its wider Ontario and Saskatchewan portfolio with a view to securing potential joint venture and/or acquisition interest.


Panther Metals Plc own 20% of the issued share capital of Fulcrum Metals Plc and a 2% NSR on the Big Bear project.

Panther Metals Australia

Following the listing of Panther Metals' Australian assets on the Australian Securities Exchange ("ASX") in December 2021. The ASX listing has provided the Australian projects with the necessary capital to advance drill-ready targets focused on nickel and gold (within the Tier 1 Mining Districts of Laverton WA and in the NT). Through this spin-out Panther holds an attractive investment prospect, without any disruption to the Company's capital structure and without any financial obligations.


Panther Metals understand that the commercial realities of building an exploration company requires expertise in geology, finance, and the markets within which they operate. The Company's extensive network of industry leaders allows it to meet these objectives. Ultimately however, drilling success is the only route to discovery: the fundamental objective of any exploration company. Once Panther's world-class geological team identify the anomalies, they work hard to get drilling. The drill hole is the only place where substantial and sustained capital growth originates and it's with that operational focus Panther Metals will continue to advance.


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