VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Labrador Gold Corp. (TSX-V: LAB) (“Labrador Gold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Kai Hoffmann to the board of Directors.
Mr. Hoffmann holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Bedfordshire in the UK and is a businessman with years of experience in the capital markets and commodities industry. He is the CEO of Soar Financial Group, consisting of a boutique merchant bank and corporate communications company, a publishing house and Oreninc, a website that tracks financings for Canadian listed exploration and mining companies. He is a regular keynote speaker at leading industry conferences and events.
“On behalf of the existing Directors, I welcome Kai to the Labrador Gold Board, and we look forward to working with him.” said Roger Moss, President and CEO. “His experience in marketing and capital markets will benefit the company as we anticipate another exciting year in Labrador.”
“I am excited to be joining Roger, Shawn and the Labrador Gold team. The coming months mark a pivotal time in the company’s development, and I am looking forward to not only support the team but also to help achieve the corporate goals.” comments Kai Hoffmann.
The Company also announces the grant of 500,000 options to purchase common shares of the Company to Mr. Hoffmann and an additional 1,100,000 options to the existing directors, officers and a consultant. The options are exercisable at a price of $0.20 for a period of five years.
Roger Moss, PhD., P.Geo., is the qualified person responsible for all technical information in this release.
About Labrador Gold:
Labrador Gold is a Canadian based mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition and exploration of prospective gold projects in the Americas. In 2017 Labrador Gold signed a Letter of Intent under which the Company has the option to acquire 100% of the 896 square kilometre (km2) Ashuanipi property in northwest Labrador and the Hopedale (458 km2) property in eastern Labrador.
The Hopedale property covers much of the Hunt River and Florence Lake greenstone belts that stretch over 80 km. The belts are typical of greenstone belts around the world but have been underexplored by comparison. Initial work by Labrador Gold during 2017 show gold anomalies in soils and lake sediments over a 3 kilometre section of the northern portion of the Florence Lake greenstone belt in the vicinity of the known Thurber Dog gold showing where grab samples assayed up to 7.8g/t gold. In addition, anomalous gold in soil and lake sediment samples occur over approximately 40 kilometres along the southern section of the greenstone belt (see news release dated January 25th 2018 for more details). Labrador Gold now controls approximately 57km strike length of the Florence Lake Greenstone Belt.
The Ashuanipi gold project is located just 35 km from the historical iron ore mining community of Schefferville, which is linked by rail to the port of Sept Iles, Quebec in the south. The claim blocks cover large lake sediment gold anomalies that, with the exception of local prospecting, have not seen a systematic modern day exploration program. Results of the 2017 reconnaissance exploration program following up the lake sediment anomalies show gold anomalies in soils and lake sediments over a 15 kilometre long by 2 to 6 kilometre wide north-south trend and over a 14 kilometre long by 2 to 4 kilometre wide east-west trend. The anomalies appear to be broadly associated with magnetic highs and do not show any correlation with specific rock types on a regional scale (see news release dated January 18th 2018). This suggests a possible structural control on the localization of the gold anomalies. Historical work 30 km north on the Quebec side led to gold intersections of up to 2.23 grams per tonne (g/t) Au over 19.55 metres (not true width) (Source: IOS Services Geoscientifiques, 2012, Exploration and geological reconnaissance work in the Goodwood River Area, Sheffor Project, Summer Field Season 2011). Gold in both areas appears to be associated with similar rock types.
The Company has 56,514,022 common shares issued and outstanding and trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol LAB.
For more information please contact:
Roger Moss, President and CEO
Or visit our website at: www.labradorgold.com
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