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Feature article December 8, 2021:

 

Puma Exploration Presents Opportunity;

5.55 g/t Gold over 50 m Discovery Hole -- Building Ounces in New Brunswick

Puma Exploration Inc.

(TSX-V: PUMA)  (US: PUXPF)  (4P8A.F)

 

Share data, Capitalization, & Corporate info

 

 Shares Outstanding:  86,083,804

 (See Dec. 1 news announcing $5M Privet Placement)

 Recently Traded: ~CDN$0.41/share (TSX-V: PUMA)

 52 Week High/Low: $0.64/ 0.14

 Current Market Cap.: ~$35.3 million Canadian

 Corporate Website: www.explorationpuma.com

 

   

Valuation Commentary: Puma Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: PUMA) (US Listing: PUXPF) (Frankfurt: 4P8A) is a Canadian-based mineral exploration company focused on advancing its Williams Brook Gold Property in New Brunswick, located in the same prolific geological setting as major Atlantic success stories such as Marathon Gold and Newfound Gold. Since acquiring the project in March-2020, Puma has quickly gone from virgin/grassroots ground (finding anomalous sampling in the woods) to clearing, trenching and stripping clean to expose large swaths of a 700 m long patchwork of gold laden rhyolitic bedrock (named the O'Neil Gold Trend) proximal a contact zone that runs even much longer within its claim boundaries. Puma will be resuming a 10,000 m drill program in January 2022 where quartz veining surface samples have yielded high-grades. To date Puma has drilled 2,360 meters (18 holes). Discovery hole WB21-02, announced this September 2021, cut 5.55 g/t Au over 50.15 meters from surface, including 9.88 g/t Au over 8.60 meters and 46.94 g/t Au over 3.85 meters. The first drill holes reported show there is solid correlation between surface samples and core, presenting tremendous opportunity for investors looking to be part of a story in its early days. Puma's structural model at O'Neil Gold Trend is that of a ~N260 oriented high-grade gold bearing quartz veins network open on both side and at depth. The continued discovery of high-grade gold veins at surface (see Dec. 8, 2021 Puma Exploration Discovers Large Quartz Veins at Surface With Visible Gold, & Nov. 17, 2021 Puma Extends Mineralised Zone With High-Grade Samples up to 46,8 g/t Au (discovering 9 new gold bearing quartz veins, described as a "swarm of 1-5 meters thick quartz veins and veinlets extending 275 meters northeast of the Lynx Gold Zone"), & see Nov. 4, 2021 New Visible Gold-Bearing Zone, & see Oct. 14, 2021 More High-Grade Gold Veins with up to 199 g/t* Au from Surface Sampling) bodes well for Puma's future prospects at the Williams Brook Gold Property. The second round of drill results (holes 6 - 12 announced October 21, 2021) has extended the gold mineralised zone beyond the rhyolite into the sediments. The third round of drill results (holes 13 - 18 announced November 11, 2021) yielded 5.11 g/t Au over 8.35 Meters within a Broader Zone Grading 0.82 g/t Au over 78.75 Meters. The prevalence of high-grade surface sampling on the O'Neil Gold Trend identified to date, coupled with the results from the first 18 drill holes, outlines what independent outside observers such as Dr. Quinton Hennigh are describing now as "almost the size of an opencast mine at this point".

  

PUMA.V currently has a nominal market cap of ~C$35M (86,083,804 shares trading near ~C$0.41), this will change somewhat as the recently announced $5M private placement comes to fruition. The share price of PUMA.V is apt to appreciate from the current trading price as continued news flow occurs, and as the significance of what Puma Exploration possesses is better appreciated by the market.

  

 

Figure 1a. (above) -- Lynx Zone Discovery Hole on O'Neil Gold Trend at Williams Brook Gold Project; on the right is a trench photo with clean bedrock and the drill positioned, the drill hole path (subsurface) is annotated in yellow. The grab samples on the left correspond to what was found on surface and next to that image is the drill core that was unearthed below -- there is an excellent correlation which bodes well for the exploration model going forward.

 

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Aside -- Additionally important time-sensitive note:

 

Investors in PUMA.V now will be the beneficiary of a dividend spin-off of the company's copper assets; Puma was recently able to acquire some of the most prospective gold exploration ground in New Brunswick due in-part to its unique insight from having a 15 year history in the Bathurst camp of New Brunswick as a base metal exploration company. With the focus now on gold, the company will be spinning-off its copper assets, see related July 6, 2021 news "Creation of a New Active Player for Copper Exploration and Development in New Brunswick, Canada"; essentially PUMA.V is selling all its base metal projects for $3.5 million into a new shell (Melius Capital 3 Corp.). Puma's technical team will continue to do the work, have representation on the BOD, and also shareholders of record of PUMA (date still to be set, but expected imminently) will receive a dividend of the new spin-off. The $3.5M is payable by the issuance of an initial 12M Melius shares of which up-to 6M will be distributed to Puma's shareholders in Q1-2022 . The remaining $2.3M is payable in cash or in Melius shares over a period of 3 years. See related November 25, 2021 copper spin-out news "Puma Exploration Updates on Copper Transaction With Melius Metals". The Chester Property will be the flagship with an established resource from 2014 that appears ready for sizeable upgrade.

 

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Williams Brook Gold Property, New Brunswick, Canada -- PUMA.V (100% interest to earn)

 

Current work underway:

Figure 1b. (above) Recent activity on Puma's O'Neil Gold Trend - source: Exploration update - Oct. 21, 2021]:

 

MAIN EXPLORATION WORK COMPLETED OR IN PROGRESS

■ Aggressive grab sampling program completed over 400 meters along the OGT between the O’Neil and Chubby Gold Zones (See related October 14, 2021 exploration update: Puma Exploration Identifies More High-Grade Gold Veins with up to 199 g/t* Au from Surface Sampling on Its Williams Brook Gold Property, Atlantic Canada).

■ Wood cutting and stripping in progress over the contact sediment-rhyolite to continue the aggressive grab sampling program for an additional 300 meters beyond Chubby along the OGT.

 

See related November 4, 2021 exploration update: Puma Exploration Discovers New Visible Gold-Bearing Zone at Williams Brook Gold Property, and see Nov. 17, 2021 Puma Extends Mineralised Zone With High-Grade Samples up to 46,8 g/t Au (discovering 9 new gold bearing quartz veins, described as a "swarm of 1-5 meters thick quartz veins and veinlets extending 275 meters northeast of the Lynx Gold Zone"), and see Dec. 8, 2021 Puma Exploration Discovers Large Quartz Veins at Surface With Visible Gold.

■ Prospection, exploration trenching, and grab sampling in progress over the entire 7km NE extension of the OGT.

■ Trenching and sampling of quartz veins discovered at the lower (southeast) contact of the rhyolite.

■ Metallurgical tests in preparation on different mineralised gold zones.
 
■ A geophysical ground IP test survey in progress over the drilled area (6 lines for 3.3km).

■ The completion of the heliborne VTEM and new radiometric surveys in progress to cover the entire Williams Brook Gold Property; see favourable results in news release entitled "Puma Exploration Completes Property-Scale Airborne Radiometric Survey".

■ Work in progress to establish a 3D structural model with the new data of the recent drilling campaign in collaboration with Terrane Geosciences. ##

 

 

NEW: Figure 1.c (above) from November 17, 2021 news release "Puma Extends Mineralised Zone With High-Grade Samples up to 46,8 g/t Au, Increasing Gold Potential at the Williams Brook Gold Property". The ongoing systematical stripping, mapping and sampling program along the OGT permitted to identify a swarm of 1-5 meters thick quartz veins and veinlets extending 275 meters northeast of the Lynx Gold Zone; On November 17, 2021 Puma announce the discovery of nine (9) new gold-bearing quartz veins along the O’Neil Gold Trend and reports surface samples grading up to 46.8 g/t Au, extending the gold mineralised corridor over a continuous distance of 275 meters.

 

 

 

Figure 2. (above) -- Lynx Zone stripped, on O'Neil Gold Trend at Williams Brook Gold Property. The property is on Crown land. Big trenches were dug to expose bedrock, and the area was washed clean in order to decipher what was going on. Spectacular samples are being gathered at surface along the O'Neil Gold Trend in various zones. The first drilling concentrated on the Lynx Zone in a 100 m x 200 m area in order to establish a structural understanding of veins and direction. The geological team needed to do close spacing holes at first to understand the system and then apply it to the entire trend. Many of the techniques and much of the know-how applicable at Williams Brook is taken from what has already been proven for other Atlantic success stories in the same geological setting -- the ultimate goal is to replicate what Marathon Gold managed to do on its property with several open pits and having the option to go underground later. Puma has 700 m of mineralized rhyolite flow identified to explore on the O'Neil Gold Trend alone to start.

 

Puma's Discovery Model: Right now Puma has a team of prospectors looking for indicators at surface of new zones to be discovered, once prospective zones are identified trenches will be used to locate the rhyolite, then if rhyolite sampling confirms gold the localized area is stripped and drilled for discovery.

 

 

Location

 

 

Figure 3. (above) Location Map of Puma Exploration's main assets in New Brunswick -- Excellent infrastructure in a mining-friendly jurisdiction. The properties have quality land accessibility through ground, air and rail; the road intersecting Williams Brook is a provincial highway that runs ~5 km from where Puma is currently drilling. No need for expensive remote camps; exploration crews can stay in a hotel in nearby Saint Quentin, a 20 minute drive away. Mining infrastructure is already in place with full seaport access, and there is an accommodative and reliable government whose policies reflect a mining-friendly focus. There is a local skilled labour force who understand the trade. Puma Exploration has a MOU signed with local First Nations, whom are pro-mining and currently in business running ore transport on contract for the nearby Chester Mine.

 

Geological setting

 

 

Figure 4. (above) -- Geological setting in the Canadian Appalachians. The Dunnage and Gander Zones are a group of ancient rocks that were squeezed up during coalitional events eons ago when North America, Europe, and Africa were all forced together. This belt of rocks has yielded other noteworthy gold discoveries; e.g. Marathon Gold (Valentine Lake), Newfound Gold (Queensway), Galway Metals (Clarence Stream), First Mining (Hope Brook), Anaconda Mining (Pine Cove), Atlantic Gold (Moose River Mine).

 

The geological model sets the stage for discovery -- Quinton Hennigh, PhD describes the geological setting as a hybrid gold system, stating "there is evidence of an early epithermal enrichment that has been overprinted by orogenic processes." Dr. Henning is an exploration geologist that has identified many of the best next generation mining assets on the planet that are still in hands of junior exploration companies today and is an advisor to Crescat Capital LLC, which took a position in PUMA.V in August-2021 after his recommendation.

 

Click here to go to the (mid-September-2021) 29 minute mark of related video where Dr. Henningh discusses the geological setting at Puma and how Puma's geological team is able to 'create windows into the geology' by exposing bedrock.

  

Additionally on Dr. Quinton Henning & Puma: Click here to go to the 28 minute mark of new October 15, 2021 video where Dr. Henningh discusses his passion for staying on top of the latest exploration efforts of junior miners with exceptional projects. Crescat Capital has investments in quite a few companies, on the order of 90 companies, it will thus have on the order of 103-odd drills operating in the coming year to monitor results on, many of those drills have been operating over the past few months, and this day Dr. Henningh talks about some of the results that are starting to come in -- the first he discusses is Puma Exploration Inc. Below is transcribed copy of the related video along with the two related images he references:

Quinton Hennigh: "These are rock chip samples from Puma, I talked about Puma for the first time just a few weeks ago... and it happened to coincide with a very impressive drill hole; a bit over 50 m, a bit over 5 g/t [September 15, 2021: Puma Exploration Drills 5.55 g/t Au over 50.15 meters* on Initial Drilling at Williams Brook Gold Property] in a new discovery in New Brunswick, this is basically a virgin goldfield that is just in the process of discovery. What struck me when I first looked at Puma was the exceptionally high-grades that they were finding in rock chip samples as well as seeing locally in the drill core. Here is another suite of samples that were collected in this Lynx/Chubby area which again .... look at the grades here; we are seeing many many samples in the multi-ounce range, ounce +, and tens of grams, these are fantastic numbers. But what really gets me stoked is where these samples are coming from. So let's go to the next slide..."

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Quinton Hennigh:
"Okay, the map on the left shows you the footprint, that brown line shows you the footprint of areas that they recently opened up through trenching. The kind of darker colour areas, those were the previous trench areas, the company has been very aggressive about opening up and exploring this target more and more. The drill holes that we talked about a few weeks ago came out of that Lynx Zone, which is kind of the southern blob of the two here -- but what is really really cool is as they open up the ground between these two areas they are seeing high-grade occur throughout and this is just absolutely one of them, this is the kind of stuff that leads to a major gold discovery. You can see the photograph over on the right here, you can see the footprint of the trench here, my gosh that is almost the size of an opencast mine at this point -- its phenomenal. They are seeing quartz visible gold in many places. This is the kind of gold system, it is a high level orogenic system, episomal [? audio transcription] likely, but it also might have aspects of an earlier epithermal style of mineralization. I talked about this in the original presentation, it's really intriguing. The other thing to keep in context here is that this system is part of the same belt, if you will, that extends up into Newfoundland in which companies like New Found are finding very high-grade discoveries. So I am very very intrigued with what these guys are seeing, the high-grades tell me, and the textures tell me, they are in a high level part of the system. I think it is ripe for the discovery of a substantial high-grade deposit. So stay tuned. I think they have a lot of drill holes in the works right now and the labs are getting assays, they have many more samples -- you can see the little black X's on this map. Usually when there is a high density of sampling, a clustering of samples, it's for good reasons -- because the geologists are seeing rock in that area that's worthy of sampling. I anticipate a lot more high-grade results to come from this new exciting discovery." ##
 

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Figure 6. (above) -- Claims map of Williams Brook Gold Project. The O'Neil Gold Trend (annotated in red) is where current exploration efforts are underway. There are two other parallel gold trends (WB1GT & WB2GT) that have yet to be explored by Puma.

 

O'Neil Gold Trend

 

 

Figure 7. (above) -- O'Neil Gold Trend (OGT). Image from September 2021 Corporate Presentation (lots has occurred since) -- Seen above are the zones of the OGT; O'Neil, Pepitos, Chubby, & Moose.

 

Spectacular samples taken along the O'Neil Gold Trend

 

 

Figure 8a. (above) -- Select mineralization surface samples from various zones of the O'Neil Gold Trend.

 

High-Grade Selected Grab Samples Assays on the Prolific O’Neil Gold Trend (OGT):

O’Neil Gold Zone (VG**): 128.5 g/t Au, 44.4 g/t Au, 38.8 g/t Au, 32.8 g/t Au, 23.1 g/t Au
 

Pepitos Gold Zone (VG**): 52.1 g/t Au, 16.1 g/t Au, 15.0 g/t Au, 13.1 g/t Au, 4.87 g/t Au
 

Lynx Gold Zone (VG**): 241.0 g/t Au, 79.8 g/t Au, 74.2 g/t Au, 63.5 g/t Au, 58.4 g/t Au
 

Chubby Zone Area: 3.5 g/t Au, 1.2 g/t Au, 1.2 g/t Au, 0.45 g/t Au
 

Moose Gold Zone: 2.4 g/t Au, 2.1 g/t Au, 1.3 g/t Au, 1.1 g/t Au

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New Visible Gold-Bearing Zone discovered between Chubby and Moose

 

The area between Chubby and Moose was cleared this Summer and Fall 2021 revealing numerous gold-bearing quartz veins coincides with a sudden change in the direction of the rhyolite/sediment contact (as predicted by the geological team's structural model).

 

See related November 4, 2021 news release Puma Exploration Discovers New Visible Gold-Bearing Zone at Williams Brook Gold Property;

 

Figure 8b. (above) -- New gold zone highlighted

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Figure 9. (above) --Vein sets found on O'Neil Gold Trend -- Basically Puma has 3 sets of veins; some steep ones, some horizontal ones, and some parallel. Puma now has an improved understanding of what sections to avoid and how to orientate drills to maximize intercepts. The analysis of Puma's rock seen in the image above is from Terrane Geoscience Inc. which has done a lot of work for Marathon Gold.

 

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SUMMARY OF THE INAUGURAL DRILLING PROGRAM AT WILLIAMS BROOK:
 
■ The holes intersected continuous pervasive alteration and mineralisation from surface:

■ WB21-01 grades 1.30 g/t Au over 25.6m including 5.50g/t Au over 6.4m

■ WB21-02 grades 5.50 g/t Au over 50.5m including 46.94 g/t Au over 3.9m

■ WB21-03 grades 0.55 g/t Au over 37.6m including 7.81 g/t Au over 2.2m

■ WB21-05 grades 1.00 g/t Au over 26.4m including 12.64 g/t Au over 2.0m

■ WB21-06 grades 1.16 g/t Au over 48.7m including 16.92 g/t Au over 2.9m

■ WB21-07 grades 0.46 g/t Au over 25.6m including 5.40 g/t Au over 0.9m

■ WB21-08 grades 0.46 g/t Au over 25.5m including 8.96 g/t Au over 1.1m

■ WB21-09 grades 1.07 g/t Au over 36.0m including 15.52 g/t Au over 1.7m

■ WB21-10 grades 1.07 g/t Au over 14.4m including 4.17 g/t Au over 2.0m

■ WB21-12 grades 1.00 g/t Au over 40.6m including 6.93 g/t Au over 3.8m

■ WB21-13 grades 0.30 g/t Au over 49.4m including 7.53 g/t Au over 0.6m

■ WB21-14 grades 0.70 g/t Au over 28.4m including 16.7 g/t Au over 1.1m

■ WB21-16 grades 0.82 g/t Au over 78.8m including 5.11 g/t Au over 8.4m

■ WB21-17 grades 0.35 g/t Au over 110.5m including 4.85 g/t Au over 4.7m

■ Very high-grade samples collected at depth are representative of surface grab samples:

■ WB21-02 grades 69.9 g/t Au over 1.0m at 46.5m down the hole

■ WB21-03 grades 23.1 g/t Au over 0.65m at 56.85m down the hole

■ WB21-06 grades 72.1 g/t Au over 0.30m at 47.6m down the hole

■ WB21-14 grades 89.1 g/t Au over 0.20m at 33.6m down the hole

■ WB21-16 grades 48.1 g/t Au over 0.60m at 80.0m down the hole

■ WB21-17 grades 30.1 g/t Au over 0.60m at 107.0m down the hole

■ Significant gold mineralisation is extending in the deeper holes:

■ WB21-04 grades 2.84 g/t Au over 1.0m at 140.5m

■ WB21-07 grades 3.42 g/t Au over 0.35m at 149.65m

■ WB21-16 grades 25.3 g/t Au over 0.35m at 88.0m

■ WB21-17 grades 30.1 g/t Au over 0.6m at 107.0m

■ Significant high-grade gold mineralisation observed in the rhyolite is now recognized in the sediments thus increasing the potential size of the favourable corridor. These drill intercepts are listed here: 48.2 g/t Au over 0.4m, 22.2 g/t Au over 0.7m, 20.0 g/t Au over 0.5m, 19.9 g/t Au over 0.5m and 18.8 g/t Au over 0.5m.

 

 

Figure 10. (above) -- Close-up of O'Neil Gold Trend - and some noteworthy drill hole intercepts annotated.

 

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A closer look at each hole to date:

 

The first 6 holes (announced September 15, 2021):

 

 

Figure 11a. (above) -- Highlights ; see related press release here.

 

Significant positive observations from the initial drilling results:
 

  The gold mineralisation starts at surface:
     ● WB21-01 intersected 1.30 g/t Au over 25.60 meters from 4.00 meters
     ● WB21-02 intersected 5.55 g/t Au over 50.15 meters from surface (0m)
     ● WB21-05 intersected 1.16 g/t Au over 48.70 meters from 1.50 meters

 
  The high-grade samples collected at surface are representative of the mineralization at depth:
     ● WB21-01 intersected 50.0 g/t Au over 0.50 meters
     ● WB21-02 intersected 59.68 g/t Au over 1.50 meters
     ● WB21-03 intersected 23.10 g/t Au over 0.65 meters
     ● WB21-05 intersected 16.07 g/t Au over 1.10 meters
     ● WB21-06 intersected 44.74 g/t Au over 0.70 meters
 

  Significant mineralized and altered thickness intersected:
     ● WB21-01 intersected 1.30 g/t Au over 25.60 meters
     ● WB21-02 intersected 5.55 g/t Au over 50.15 meters
     ● WB21-03 intersected 1.47 g/t Au over 12.10 meters
     ● WB21-05 intersected 1.00 g/t Au over 26.40 meters
     ● WB21-06 intersected 1.16 g/t Au over 48.70 meters
 

  The high-grade surface mineralization is extending at depth:
     ● WB21-02 intersected 59.68 g/t Au over 1.50 meters from 47.60 meters
     ● WB21-03 intersected 23.10 g/t Au over 0.65 meters from 56.85 meters
     ● WB21-04 intersected 2.84 g/t Au over 1.10 meters from 140.50 meters
     ● WB21-06 intersected 44.74 g/t Au over 0.70 meters from 47.60 meters
 

  The gold mineralisation is extending in the sediments:
     ● WB21-04 intersected 1.92 g/t Au over 0.70 meters from 16.80 meters
     ● WB21-04 intersected 2.84 g/t Au over 1.00 meters from 140.50 meters

 

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The following is a synopsis of the second round of drill holes released on October 21, 2021 (holes 7 - 12):

 

HIGHLIGHTS
■ All six (6) holes intersected continuous pervasive alteration and mineralisation:
 

WB21-12 grade 1.00 g/t Au over 40.6m including 6.93 g/t Au over 3.8m
WB21-09 grade 1.07 g/t Au over 36.0m including 15.52 g/t Au over 1.7m
WB21-10 grade 1.07 g/t Au over 14.4m including 2.24 g/t Au over 6.0m
■ Gold contained in quartz veins networks intersected at depth duplicates very well the surface grab samples assays.
 

■ Significant gold mineralisation observed in the rhyolite is now recognized in the sediments thus increasing the potential siz eof the favourable corridor.
 

■ High grade gold veins extending in the sediments such as: 48.2 g/t Au over 0.4m, 22.2 g/t Au over 0.7m, 20.0 g/t Au over 0.5m, 19.9 g/t Au over 0.5m and 18.8 g/t Au over 0.5m.

 

Marcel Robillard, President and CEO, stated: We are pleased to confirm that the significant high grade gold intercepts are not limited to the altered rhyolite but also extend into the sediments. It is in line with our structural model of a N260 oriented high-grade gold bearing quartz veins network open on both side and at depth. So far, results are impressive for a first initial 2,300 meters drilling campaign and needless to say that we can’t wait to launch the planned 10,000m soon!

 

Table 1. (below) Significant Drill Results for WB21-06 to WB21-12*

Hole ID

From (m)

To (m)

Lenght (m)

Au (g/t)

WB21-07

8.40

34.00

25.60

0.46

Incl.

8.40

9.85

1.45

2.18

and

25.00

33.00

8.00

0.95

Incl.

25.00

25.90

0.90

5.40

Incl.

32.00

33.00

1.00

1.22

 

 

 

 

 

 

146.75

150.00

3.25

0.49

Incl.

149.40

150.00

0.60

2.14

WB21-08

8.00

33.50

25.50

0.46

Incl.

8.50

10.10

1.60

5.93

and

9.05

10.10

1.05

8.96

         

 

25.80

27.90

2.10

0.62

         

 

65.30

65.75

0.45

1.17

WB21-09

15.00

51.00

36.00

1.07

Incl.

15.00

18.40

3.40

8.04

 Incl.

16.30

18.00

1.70

15.52

 and

38.00

39.00

1.00

10.24

 Incl.

38.50

39.00

0.50

20.00

WB21-10

17.20

31.60

14.40

1.07

Incl.

17.20

23.20

6.00

2.24

 Incl.

19.20

21.20

2.00

4.17

WB21-11

21.50

45.85

24.35

0.23

Incl.

21.50

23.50

2.00

1.00

 and

45.40

46.50

1.10

1.97

WB21-12

28.40

69.00

40.60

1.00

 Incl.

28.40

54.00

25.60

1.58

Incl.

28.60

35.00

6.40

4.83

 Incl.

28.60

32.40

3.80

6.93

 

     

 

 Incl.

28.60

29.00

0.40

48.20

 and

32.00

32.40

0.40

12.75

 and

34.50

35.00

0.50

5.02

 and

53.00

54.00

1.00

8.54

 

Table 2. (below) Technical Informations About the Drill Holes Released

Hole ID

Utm X

Utm Y

Orientation

Angle

Lenght (m)

WB21-07

660253

5259313

N155º

-45 º

210

WB21-08

660253

5259314

N155º

-65 º

139

WB21-09

660236

5259306

N155º

-45 º

99

WB21-10

660236

5259306

N155º

-65 º

98

WB21-11

660219

5259296

N155º

-45 º

58

WB21-12

660219

5259297

N155º

-65 º

150

WB21-13

660235

5259260

N155º

-45 º

110

* Stated lengths in meters are downhole core lengths and not true widths. True widths will be calculated once more drilling confirms the geometry of the quartz-sulphide system.

 

Figure 11b. (above) Map of the Lynx Zone Drill Results from  October 21, 2021 news release

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The following is a synopsis of the third round of drill holes released on November 11, 2021 (holes 13 - 18):

Hole ID

From (m)

To (m)

Lenght (m)

Au (g/t)

WB21-13

23.65

73.00

49.35

0.30

incl.

24.65

35.00

10.35

1.27

incl.

25.25

33.00

7.75

1.49

incl.

25.25

27.25

2.00

3.34

incl.

26.70

27.25

0.55

7.53

and

32.00

33.00

1.00

4.06

 

69.00

69.30

0.30

2.71

WB21-14

8.00

36.40

28.40

0.70

incl.

23.70

33.80

10.10

1.86

incl.

32.70

33.80

1.10

16.70

 

118.00

118.55

0.55

0.67

WB21-15

5.95

14.40

8.45

0.10

incl.

9.50

10.10

0.60

0.84

WB21-16

2.30

109.40

107.10

0.62

incl.

9.60

88.35

78.75

0.82

incl.

9.60

24.50

14.90

1.34

incl.

9.60

11.70

2.10

8.42

 

10.15

10.55

0.40

25.10

and

42.95

88.35

45.40

1.00

incl.

70.50

88.35

17.85

2.40

incl.

80.00

88.35

8.35

5.11

incl.

80.00

80.60

0.60

48.00

and

86.85

87.30

0.45

10.60

and

88.00

88.35

0.35

25.30

WB21-17

4.00

114.50

110.50

0.35

incl.

4.00

40.00

36.00

0.43

incl.

4.00

11.50

7.50

2.00

incl.

4.00

7.25

3.25

4.50

incl.

5.15

6.00

0.85

15.15

and

103.70

114.50

10.80

2.13

incl.

107.00

111.65

4.65

4.85

incl.

107.00

107.60

0.60

30.10

WB21-18

24.50

67.00

42.50

0.11

incl.

24.50

36.00

11.50

0.34

incl.

24.50

26.80

2.30

1.61

incl.

24.85

26.00

1.15

2.31

and

35.60

36.00

0.40

0.40

and

62.00

63.00

1.00

0.41

and

87.70

88.80

1.10

0.56

* Stated lengths in meters are downhole core lengths and not true widths. True widths will be calculated once more drilling confirms the geometry of the quartz-sulphide system.

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Looking at the bigger potential. VTEM shows there is lots of unexplored ground:

 

 

Figure 12. (above) -- Detailed VTEM Airborne Survey Showing Distinct Magnetic Signature. The geophysics show the low mag./high mag. contact; Puma has only explored a small piece of a large belt.

 

 

Figure 13. (above) -- The other two gold trends at Willams Brook are yet to be explored by Puma; Williams Brook 1 Gold Trend  (WB1GT) and Williams Brook 2 Gold Trend (WB2GT). Back in 2008 a past operator drilled 54 g/t over 2.8 m and they encountered some excellent trenching values. All the gold trends are parallel structures, there are likely more to be found. The only question is how big is this going to get.

 

 

Figure 14. (above) -- Numerous gold occurrences throughout Puma's claim blocks.

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Below is a listing of recent Company news, and CV's of key people.

 

     Content found herein is not investment advice see Terms of Use, Disclosure & Disclaimer

  

 

Recent news releases regarding Company accomplishments and operational developments:

 

December 8, 2021: Puma Exploration Discovers Large Quartz Veins at Surface With Visible Gold on Its Williams Brook Gold Property

   

December 6, 2021: Puma Exploration Completes Property-Scale Airborne Radiometric Survey

   

December 1, 2021: Puma Exploration Arranges $5,000,000 Private Placement

   

November 25, 2021: Puma Exploration Updates on Copper Transaction With Melius Metals

   

November 23, 2021: Puma Exploration Accelerates Option Agreement Payments to Acquire 100% Ownership in Its Williams Brook Gold Project

   

November 17, 2021: Puma Extends Mineralised Zone With High-Grade Samples up to 46,8 g/t Au, Increasing Gold Potential at the Williams Brook Gold Property

   

November 11, 2021: Puma Exploration Drills 5.11 g/t Au over 8.35 Meters within a Broader Zone Grading 0.82 g/t Au over 78.75 Meters at Williams Brook Gold Property

   

November 4, 2021: Puma Exploration Discovers New Visible Gold-Bearing Zone at Williams Brook Gold Property

  

October 21, 2021: Puma Exploration Drilled 1.00 g/t Au over 40.6 metres and Extends the Gold Mineralised Zone into the Sediments at Williams Brook

 

October 14, 2021: Puma Exploration Identifies More High-Grade Gold Veins with up to 199 g/t* Au from Surface Sampling on Its Williams Brook Gold Property, Atlantic Canada

 

October 7, 2021: Puma Exploration Continues Aggressive Exploration on the O'Neil Gold Trend on it's Williams Brook Property, Atlantic Canada

 

September 15, 2021: Puma Exploration Drills 5.55 g/t Au over 50.15 meters* on Initial Drilling at Williams Brook Gold Property

 

September 7, 2021: Puma Exploration Inc. Shareholders Approved All Matters at the Annual and Special Meeting

 

August 26, 2021: Puma Exploration Intersects Mineralization and Alteration in All Drill Holes at Williams Brook Gold Property, New Brunswick, Canada

 

August 19, 2021: Puma Exploration Closes $1.6 Million Financed Led by a Strategic Investment by Crestcat Capital for $960,000

 

August 3, 2021: Puma Exploration Signs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Pabineau First Nation, New Brunswick, Canada

 

July 15, 2021: Puma Exploration Drills Visible Gold (VG) in the Inaugural Drilling Program at Williams Brook Gold Property, New Brunswick, Canada

 


Puma Exploration's Management, and Governance  Skip to top

The current management team and board of directors has a well rounded combination of people that each contribute expertise in disciplines necessary for a successful mining entity:

 

Marcel Robillard – President, CEO

Marcel Robillard is a geologist and a 1993 graduate of Université du Québec in Montreal. He also earned a master’s degree in earth sciences in 1995. Since September 2010, he is president and CEO of Puma Exploration (PUM-TSX-V). He is Director of PEZM Gold Inc.(PEZM-H). From 1998 to 2007, he was project geologist and project manager for Géominex, a geology and exploration consulting company where he was president from 2007 to 2015.

   

Richard Thibault – Director

Richard Thibault holds a B.Sc. (Mining Engineering) from Queen's University of Canada. He is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with over 42 years of mining experience in engineering, operations, management and consulting in North and South America and Southeast Asia. He is currently the President and Principal at Avot Consulting Inc. Recently, he was the vice-president and director of mines at Muzo Columbia, and prior the Group Chief Operating Officer, Mining of Malaysia Smelting Company Bhd. and Senior General Manager of its subsidiary Rahman Hydraulic Tin Sdn. Bhd. From 2008 to 2013 he was Chief Executive Officer and Director of Antioquia Gold Inc. (AGD-V) a publicly traded company with mining interests in Colombia. Mr. Thibault HAS worked in Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Malaysia, Mexico, Panama, Peru, United States and Venezuela.

  

Michel Fontaine – Director

Michel Fontaine is a private investor, entrepreneur, and independent board member of Puma Exploration Inc. with more than two decades of experience working in the mining sector. He is currently the founder and Sales Manager of Windfall Geotek, a public software firms (TSXV-WIN) leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning since 2005 to optimize and significantly improve outcomes in the exploration, development, operations, and financing in the mining sector. Mr. Fontaine currently serves on the Board of Directors of Puma Exploration (TSXV-PUMA). Michel also served in the past on the Boards of Directors of Metanor, Majescor, Everton and AEMQ. From 1997-2004, Michel worked at Merrill Lynch and BMO Nesbitt Burns as a financial advisor.

 

Réjean Gosselin – Director, Executive Chairman of the Board

Réjean Gosselin graduated from Laval University in 1979 with a Master’s Degree in Geology. He is fluent in French, English and Spanish. Immediately after graduating and until 1983, Réjean began his career in mining exploration with Jean Descarreaux and Associates Limited (JDAL) of Val d’Or, Quebec. As part of the projects executed with JDAL, Mr. Gosselin’s tasks consisted of supervising an uranium exploration program in Saskatchewan (1979-1980), implementing and conducting a gold exploration program for UN (United Nations Revolving Fund for Natural Resources Exploration) in Guyana (1980-1981), and elaborating and executing different exploration programs for gold and base metals in Canada and USA. In 1980, he also co-founded with Jean Descarreaux Claude Resources acquired by Silver Standard for 450M$ in 2016. In 1983 he listed Oasis Resources (now Gleneagle Resources) and later in 1990 Oxford Resources (now Midland Exploration). For more than 30 years, Mr. Gosselin worked in mining exploration and served as director and Chief Executive Officer for various Canadian junior mining companies. More recently, from 2003 to 2007, he was President and CEO of Diabras Exploration (now Sierra Metals). During this period, he was responsible for the reopening of two mines in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, namely the Bolivar Zn-Cu mine and the Cusi silver mine. Under his guidance, his team made the discovery of the Cu-Au-Fe skarn-hosted deposit adjacent to the Bolivar Mine in the Sierra Madre. The three mines are still in operation today. In 2007 he formed Maya Gold & Silver and served as President and CEO until 2009 when he became Chairman of the Board until 2017. Under the helm of Mr Gosselin, Maya purchased and reopened the Zgounder Millenium Silver Mine in Morocco. Maya is now Aya Gold & Silver, a 1-Billion market cap company, mining, developing, and exploring in Morocco and Mauritania. Mr. Gosselin got involved with Rio Moche Exploration as President & CEO in 2015. Rio became public after the RTO of OneCap in 2017 on Colombian exploration projects, and later changed its name for Origin Gold Corporation. Origin became O2Gold in 2020 when Mr. Gosselin left. The company is still exploring in Colombia. Mr. Gosselin joined Puma Exploration Inc. one year ago. The company, at that time, was finally rewarded for its decade-long effort in New Brunswick by a gold discovery at Williams Brook. Mr. Gosselin helped the company secure financing in 2020.

 

Dr. Laura Araneda – Director

Dr. Laura Araneda lives in New Brunswick where she graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Business Administration, the Entrepreneurial Leadership Program and was awarded a Doctorate of Letters from the University of New Brunswick in 2014. Laura was President of Vic Progressive Drilling for 20 years where she started as a clerk in 1987. Dr. Araneda has been awarded Canada's 100 Top Female Entrepreneur for four consecutive years. Laura also assists many institutes active in education, business and mining. Dr. Araneda possesses an enviable network in the Maritimes and in Canada.

 

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For more information contact Puma Exploration's head office at: PH (418) 724-0901

 

Company's web site: www.explorationpuma.com   SEDAR Filings: URL

 

 

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