Falco Discovers New Gold Showings Through Use of Artificial Intelligence Technology

Surface grab samples grading up to 12 g/t Au at Four Corners Dubuisson

MONTREAL, Sept. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Falco Resources Ltd. (FPC: TSX-V) (“Falco” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce results from the recent prospecting work conducted by the Company. Recent field work resulted in the discovery of new gold showings at Four Corners, located 20 kilometers from the Horne 5 Project in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. Based on the use of Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) technology, a compilation was done exposing numerous anomalies. A field program, still in progress, was undertaken in order to test the best anomalies.


In December 2017, Falco appointed Albert Mining Inc., a leader in the use of AI, to analyze historical data in the Rouyn-Noranda mining camp using their pattern recognition algorithms (“CARDS”). The AI software learned the signatures of positive and negative gold and base metals targets and identified new targets with a high discovery potential. Fifty anomalies in gold (15), copper (13), zinc (11) and silver (11) were identified. These anomalies were grouped into 11 exploration areas.

A field investigation and sampling campaign occurred during the summer of 2018, targeting the sectors of interest identified by CARDS and by the IP anomalies. Of the eleven identified areas, four have now been investigated. Multiple samples returned anomalous gold values (figure 1).

One of the most interesting area is the Four Corners property where a new showing was identified near a CARDS target and following field work. A grab sample, composed of felsic volcanic rock strongly hematized with quartz veinlets and 1-3% pyrite, returned 9.53 g/t Au. From eight additional samples collected on the same 5 metre x 10 metre outcrop, seven samples returned grades over 1g/t Au (ranging from 0.11 g/t Au and 5.07 g/t Au, figure 2).  At about 100 metres to the NNE in extension of this outcrop, similar rock returned 1.04 g/t Au suggesting continuity of the mineralisation.  

Additional field work also occurred on the Four Corners Dubuisson property, located less than 4km to the SW of the former Four Corners new showing, along a known regional structure. Grab samples, returning 12.79 g/t Au and 3.10 g/t Au (figure 2) were collected from an angular mineralized block. The angular shape and size (about 1.5m) of the block may indicate close proximity of the source. 

These results, on both properties, have highlighted a NE-SW structural corridor of great interest for gold. Field exploration work continues along strike between these two new surface showings. Channel sampling of the Four Corners showing is in progress on the surface already exposed. Mechanical stripping, mapping and more channel sampling are planned in the next weeks after receiving the permit. The work will allow a better geological and structural understanding of the gold distribution and controls. The excellent results on our greenfield properties are very exciting and promising as they are located in zones of very little historical work and without existing showings. The zones remain open in all direction. Although the focus will be on the Four Corners sector, the field work program will continue on other CARDS targets over the next weeks. The Company is very confident on finding other showings based on the initial success of the methodology and work program to date.


Mr. Claude Bernier, Exploration Manager, (P.Geo. Eng.) is the qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 who has reviewed and verified the technical information relating to the exploration program and results contained in this news release.


Falco has implemented a strict quality-control program to comply with best practices in the sampling and analysis of grab samples. As part of its QA/QC program, Falco inserts certified external mineralized standards and blanks within shipment composed of 24 samples. Every shipment is composed of 22 rock samples, one standard and one blank to test the laboratory analysis methods and precision for each shipment of samples. Blanks and standards are inserted within the normal sample number sequence. Assay results and certificates of analysis are interpreted and reported on a regular basis. If anomalies are detected, the laboratory is advised and the entire batch of samples is re-assayed. Assays are done at “Laboratoire Expert Inc” from Rouyn-Noranda

Grab samples are selected samples and may not be representative of the mineralization hosted on the property.

About Falco

Falco Resources Ltd. is one of the largest mineral claim holders in the Province of Québec, with extensive land holdings in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt. Falco owns about 67,000 hectares of land in the Rouyn-Noranda mining camp, which represents approximately 70% of the entire camp and includes 13 former gold and base metal mine sites. Falco's principal asset is the Horne 5 Project located in the former Horne mine that was operated by Noranda from 1927 to 1976 and produced 11.6 million ounces of gold and 2.5 billion pounds of copper. Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd is the largest shareholder of the Company and currently owns 12.7% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company. The Company has 188,957,863 shares issued and outstanding.

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Luc Lessard
President and CEO

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