Vancouver, British Columbia - TheNewswire - July 24, 2020 - Leocor Ventures Inc. (the "Company" or "Leocor") is Leocor Ventures Inc. (the "Company" or "Leocor") (CSE:LECR) (CNSX:LECR.CN) is pleased to report field work has begun at the Dorset Gold Project, located in north central Newfoundland, Canada.
Company geologist Wilson Jacobs is overseeing the preliminary field work, with the initial focus directed at locating a number of historic trench sites from which high-grade gold assay results were reported by Noranda Exploration Co. Ltd, during 1997-1999.
A number of target areas have been delineated for follow-up, based on the historic work and these include:
Dorset - up to 408 grams-per-tonne ("g/t") gold ("Au") (grab samples), 41.6 g/t Au over 1.5m (channels) and 9.5 g/t Au over 1.3m in a diamond drill hole (ddh).
Dorset Extension - up to 56 g/t Au over 2.5m (channels) and 2.32 g/t Au over 0.5m (ddh).
Braz - up to 314 g/t Au & 40 g/t Au (grabs) and 5.8 g//t over 1.9m (channels).
Gunshot - up to 162 g/t Au (grabs), 18 g/t Au over 0.4m (channels) & 5.73 g/t over 0.55m (ddh).
CCZ - up to 5.5 g/t Au & 4.6 g/t Au (grabs) and 0.6 g/t Au over 5.5m (channels).
A complete outline of these targets is described below and locations are shown on fig.2.
Figure 1: Dorset Gold Project location, Newfoundland
Figure 2: Known mineralized zones at the Dorset Gold Project, Newfoundland
The gold occurrences are associated mainly with quartz vein systems cutting strongly altered gabbroic and mafic volcanic host rock. Considerable gold potential is indicated for the host rock as well, as represented by the Central Carbonate Zone (CCZ) which includes a 70m wide zone of iron-carbonate alteration with sporadic 1-2% pyrite and associated anomalous gold traceable over 700m (see gold results above).
With the exception of a small exposed section of quartz vein at the Dorset, the above trenches are heavily concealed by infilled debris and significant vegetation regrowth. The various trench prospects - formerly mapped and plotted in relation to the early Noranda (cut-line) grid - are presently being documented by GPS and positioned in relation to a newer (2013) grid constructed by Tenacity Gold Mining Co. Ltd.
A compilation of all historical data involving geology, soil geochemistry, trenches and drill holes will be transferred to the newer grid map. This will aid the exploration strategy designed to follow up on yet-untested, favourable, geological and gold-in-soil geochemical trends. The latter grid, which is fair to good condition, represents an excellent asset to the property by which a recommended Induced Polarization ("IP") survey can be implemented as well as follow-up soil geochemical surveys.
Exploration Approval for the Dorset showing has already been granted, and concurrent with the above work, an application for additional approvals was filed with government on July 14 to conduct retrenching of the remaining known sites. The trenching program is designed to confirm and expand on the earlier-reported gold-bearing zones.
"We're pleased to begin our work at Dorset," said CEO, Alex Klenman. "The recon program will re-establish the known mineralized zones and identify and investigate any potential new areas of interest. Our goal is to conduct a drill program in the near term, so this is critical work that will lead to prioritizing those initial drill locations," continued Mr. Klenman.
About the Dorset Gold Project
The Dorset Gold Project is a 275-ha gold exploration project, located south of the Pine Cove Gold Mine, in the Baie Verte Mining District, north central Newfoundland, Canada, with multiple zones of high-grade gold mineralization. The Main Dorset Zone includes three historic occurrences, with up to 408 grams-per-tonne g/t Au in grab samples, with channel sampling results of 177 g/t Au over 0.35 metre, 22 g/t Au over 1.5m, 17.2 g/t Au over 1.5m and 14.7 g/t Au over 1.5m. Historic drilling includes DDH 87-1, which intersected 9.5 g/t Au over 1.3m (MacDougall, 1990).
Historic select sampling at the Braz Zone returned values of 314 g/t Au, 40 g/t Au, 31.4 g/t Au, 21.2 g/t Au, 19.2 g/t Au and 14.8 g/t Au. Historic channel sampling across the vein returned 9.5 g/t Au over 0.4m, 5.7 g/t Au over 0.5m and 1.2 g/t Au over 0.65m. Weighted averages of historic rock sampling encompassing vein and mineralized wall rock returned values of 5.8 g/t Au over 1.9m, 3.1 g/t Au over 2m and 2.5 g/t Au over 1.5m (MacDougall, 1990).
Other zones include: The Albatross, where historic rock sampling of mineralized zones returned values up to 9.6 g/t Au and locally up to 30.3 g/t Au. Assay results from three 1987 diamond drill holes include 1.0 g/t Au over 7.3m, 1.81 g/t over 4.3m and 1.02 g/t over 2.2m; the Phoenix Zone, where grabs of altered gabbro assayed up to 5.8 g/t Au, 5.5 g/t Au and 3.3 g/t Au, and diamond drill hole intersection of 1.07 g/t Au over 5.45m; and the Gunshot Zone, where veins containing visible gold and pyrite returned grab samples that assayed up to 162 g/t Au and channel samples that assayed up to 18 g/t Au over 0.4m (MacDougall, 1989).
* Historic rock samples and grab samples mentioned in this release are selective by nature and are unlikely to represent average grades of the property
* The reported drill intercept is an intersected length and is not a true width
The data reported here is historic in nature and has not yet been verified by a Qualified Person. Leocor has relied on the information supplied in the Noranda assessment reports (quoted above) and from information found in MODS (Mineral Occurrence Data System) published by the Newfoundland Department of Natural Resources.
The Company is also pleased to announce that it intends to change its name from "Leocor Ventures Inc." to "Leocor Gold Inc." The Company will continue to trade under the same trading symbol of "LECR". The effective date of the name change is still to be confirmed and will be disclosed immediately upon confirmation.
In addition, the Company has granted an aggregate of 600,000 incentive stock options to certain directors and officers of the company under its incentive stock option plan. The options vest immediately and are exercisable at a price of 80 cents for a period of 60 months.
Wayne Reid, P. Geo., a qualified person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, is responsible for this release and supervised the preparation of the information forming the basis for this release.
About Leocor Ventures Inc.
Leocor is a British Columbia-based company involved in the acquisition and exploration of precious metal projects, with a focus in Canada. Leocor is a reporting issuer in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, and has its common shares listed for trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol "LECR".
Leocor Ventures Inc.
Alex Klenman, Chief Executive Officer
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