Kingfisher Reports Drill Results from Western Boundary of Cloud Drifter Trend

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, January 10, 2023 – Kingfisher Metals Corp. (TSX-V: KFR) (FSE: 970) (OTCQB: KGFMF) (“Kingfisher” or the “Company”) announces drill results from the 100% owned 511 km2 Goldrange Project. Goldrange is located approximately 25 km south of the town of Tatla Lake in the Chilcotin region of Southwest British Columbia.

Highlights

  • The Western Target Area has limited surface exploration due to steep terrain and returned up to 2 m of 4.4 g/t Au
  • The highest concentration and grade of intercepts in the Western Target Area appear to vector to the Pad 400 Target Area, with a more than 200 m gap in drilling
  • Similar to other drilled regions of the Cloud Drifter Trend, broad anomalous gold was intercepted often centered on focused high-grade structures

Dustin Perry, CEO states “Drilling of the Western Target Area returned anomalous gold mineralisation that increases in strength towards the center of the soil anomaly where our best results have come to date.  We await results from the Eastern Target Area, the Langara Zone, and the four final holes of the program drilled near the highlight intercept of 2.9 g/t Au over 40 m in GR22-018.”

The Goldrange Project covers a significant deformation zone with numerous precious metal veins across the project. Mineralization at Goldrange occurs within the orogenic Yalakom Gold Belt, which is host to the Bridge River District that includes the past-producing Bralorne Mine. Several areas of historical hand mining are located within the project that date back to the 1930s.

The 2022 drill program (Figure 1) at the Goldrange Project was designed to follow up on the initial 2021 program as well as test a much broader area across the Cloud Drifter Trend. The five drill holes of the 2022 program (Tables 1 and 2) included within this release are located at the western boundary of the Cloud Drifter Trend soil anomaly. Remaining drill hole results from the Cloud Drifter and Langara zones are pending.  

Western Target Area

Drill holes at the Western Target Area, located 200-400 m west of the Pad 400 Target Area, focused on domains of high multi-element soil geochemical anomaly coupled with a coincident conductivity and chargeability anomaly. Geological mapping in 2020 identified an Fe-oxide alteration body uphill of this soil anomaly that contains Fe-oxide veins interpreted to reflect the reaction of sulfide minerals with meteoric water and air. The Western Target Area has seen little exploration to date due to the steep nature of the terrain.

Highlight intercepts from the Western Target Area are listed in Table 1 and plotted on Figure 2.

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Figure 1: Diamond Drill Hole and Section Locations in the Cloud Drifter Zone

HoleFrom (m)To (m)Interval (m)Au g/t
GR22-02384.586.521.36
GR22-023131.3131.80.51.57
GR22-02464.575.5110.34
GR22-02489.594.550.52
GR22-0254767200.30
GR22-02521321850.41
GR22-026787912.49
GR22-02611211421.34
GR22-02624624712.15
GR22-02631531830.91
GR22-0263503577.11.55
incl.35035224.37
GR22-027no significant intervals

­*True widths are not known at this time. All widths reported are drilled widths.

Table 1: Highlight Drill Intercepts, Western Target Area

HoleEasting (m)Northing (m)Elevation (m)Depth (m)AzimuthDip
GR22-0233881855705655157225235457
GR22-0243882575705646158328533354
GR22-0253882575705646158334833374
GR22-026388122570548117005023056
GR22-0273881225705481170049830055

Table 2: Diamond Drill Collars (NAD 83 – Zone 10)

Figure 2: Sections from Western Target Area

Exploration Update

A total of 29 diamond drill holes, over 7,545 m, have been completed in the Cloud Drifter Trend. Drilling at the Western Target Area included 5 holes over 1,884 meters and drilling at the Eastern Target Area included ten holes over 1,986 meters. Drilling at the Pad 400 Target Area included 2,082 m over 10 holes. Four drill holes at the Langara Zone have been completed over 1,594 meters. Results are pending for the Eastern Target Area, the Langara Zone, and four remaining holes at the Pad 400 Target Area.

Deep penetrating induced polarization (IP) geophysical surveys were completed at the Eastern Target Area at the Cloud Drifter Zone as well as at the Day Trip Zone. These surveys expand both the lateral and depth extents from previous survey coverage. Geophysical and RAB drill results will be released once final data is received.

Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QAQC)

All drillholes in this release are NQ sized (47.6 mm diameter). A continuous series of one-metre-long half-split core samples was taken down the entire length of each drill hole. Sample lengths were reduced to a minimum of half a meter to avoid crossing lithologic contacts or other features deemed important by Kingfisher’s geologists.

Unlabelled certified reference materials (CRM) were inserted systematically throughout the sample sequence along with blanks and duplicate samples. In addition to the systematic insertion of duplicates, duplicates were also collected from conspicuously mineralized samples. Half-split core samples for duplicates were further split into quarter core samples before submission for analysis. Upon receipt of duplicate analyses, the results from each of the quarter cores were averaged before integration into the assay database. The total number of blanks, duplicates and CRM samples equals approximately 5% of the total samples taken.

Core samples were shipped to MSALABS, located in Langley, British Columbia for preparation and analysis. MSALABS is an ISO17025 and ISO9001 accredited laboratory and is independent of Kingfisher and its Qualified Person. Samples were prepped using the SPL430, CRU-220 and analyzed for 48 major and trace elements with ICP-MS after a four-acid digestion (method code IMS-230). Following sample preparation, a 500 g split from each sample was sent to MSALABS Val-D’Or location for Au analysis using Chrysos PhotonAssayTM (method code CPA-Au1). Selected samples were also subjected to Au fire assay and gravimetric check assays. A 30 g split from each check assay sample was analyzed for Au using a lead collection fire assay fusion that was digested and analyzed using AA (method code FAS-111). A 30g split from the check assay samples that assayed >10 ppm Au was analyzed using a lead collection fire assay fusion with a gravimetric finish (method code FAS-415).

Qualified Person

Dustin Perry, P.Geo., Kingfisher’s CEO, is the Company’s Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, and has prepared the technical information presented in this release.

About Kingfisher Metals Corp.

Kingfisher Metals Corp. (https://kingfishermetals.com/) is a Canadian based exploration company focused on underexplored district-scale projects in British Columbia. Kingfisher has three 100% owned district-scale projects that offer potential exposure to high-grade gold, copper, silver, and zinc. The Company currently has 103,057,272 shares outstanding.

For further information, please contact:

Dustin Perry, P.Geo.

CEO and Director

Phone: +1 778 606 2507

E-Mail: info@kingfishermetals.com   

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