THUNDER BAY – Mining Now – Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. (TSXV : ZEN) are providing the following significant assay results from the current drilling campaign on the company’s Albany Graphite Deposit. Aubrey Eveleigh, President and CEO stated “Hole 5 intersected an incredible grade and width of graphite mineralization on the eastern portion of the geophysical anomaly. This is our best drill hole to date and confirms that Zenyatta has discovered an extensive and unique graphite-rich deposit. The Company is very excited with these remarkable results from a large step-out drill hole.”
Drill Hole #5 intersected a very large mineralized zone of graphitic breccia and veining, from 44.0 to 214.0 metres (‘m’) grading 6.6% C (graphite) over 170.0m. The upper graphite zone, from 44.0 to 132.0m, yielded 6.5% C over 88.0m while the lower graphite zone, from 138.0 to 214.0m graded 7.1% C over 76.0m. Individual samples assayed as high as 13.1% C.
Hole #5 (Z12-4F5) was collared 450 metres (‘m’) east of the original discovery drill hole (Z11-4F1) and drilled in a northerly direction at -65.
Drill hole #4 (Z12-4F4) was collared from the same setup as hole #5 but drilled in a southerly direction. From 47.0m to 61.8m the drill hole intersected a zone of graphitic veining and breccia followed by graphitic overprinting from 61.8m to 170.0m. At the 170.0m point, the drill encountered mechanical problems related to a detached drill string. The drill string could not be re-attached and the hole was subsequently abandoned. This particular area of the geophysical anomaly will be re-drilled at a later date. Results are still pending.
The graphite discovery is located 30km north of the Trans Canada Highway, power line and natural gas pipeline. A rail line is located 70km away and an all-weather road approximately 4-5km from the graphite deposit. The Albany graphite deposit is near surface, underneath glacial till overburden.
Mr. Aubrey Eveleigh, P.Geo., President and CEO, is the “Qualified Person” under NI 43-101 and has reviewed the technical information contained in this news release. Analyses was carried out by ALS Chemex Labs using a total carbon (LECO) method code of C-IR07.