Mawson Restarts Drilling at the Palokas Gold Prospect in Finland
Vancouver, Canada -- Mawson Resources Limited ("Mawson") or (the "Company") (TSX:MAW) (Frankfurt:MXR) (PINKSHEETS: MWSNF) announces that the Company will recommence drilling at the Palokas high grade gold discovery within the Rajapalot project area in Finland on Monday August 03, 2015.
Drilling will be performed down dip and down plunge from recent drill results, which have included:
- 19.5 metres @ 7.4 g/t gold from 18.1 metres, including
- 5.0m @ 24.1 g/t gold from 26.7 metres (see Mawson Press Release May 19, 2015)
- 19.0 metres @ 2.3 g/t gold from 8.0 metres, including:
- 8.7m @ 4.6 g/t gold from 16.9 metres (see Mawson Press Release January 20, 2014);
- 19.5 metres @ 7.4 g/t gold from 1.3 metres, including:
Mr Hudson states, "Previous gold intersections at Palokas are wide, high-grade, near-surface and remain open in all directions. Should results prove encouraging, we now have the ability to drill with our Winkie rig through to the Finnish winter without interruption. We will continue to work closely with both the mining and environmental authorities to ensure our work is conducted according to sustainable and global best practice methods."
Drilling will be undertaken with a Company-owned and operated, hand portable, low impact Winkie drill rig, capable of drilling to depths of 120 metres. The anticipated program from the beginning of August until the end of October will consist of up to 12 holes for 600 metres. Drill holes will test below and along strike from known gold mineralization within an area of 600 metres along strike by up to 200 metres across strike.
Mawson, in conjunction with all environmental authorities, has completed and will continue biological baseline mapping of all areas where drilling and access will take place. The Company will minimize its environmental footprint, including the capture of all drill cuttings, reduction in total machine weight and the placement of walkways to reduce the impacts of foot traffic.
About Mawson Resources Limited (TSX:MAW, FRANKFURT:MXR, PINKSHEETS:MWSNF)
Mawson Resources Limited is an exploration and development company. Mawson has distinguished itself as a leading Nordic Arctic exploration company with a focus on the flagship Rompas and Rajapalot gold projects in Finland.
The qualified person for Mawson's Finnish projects, Mr. Michael Hudson, President & CEO for Mawson and Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining Metallurgy has reviewed and verified the contents of this release.
On behalf of the Board,
Michael Hudson, President & CEO
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