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Portofino executes option agreement for Gold Creek

2020-05-20 06:53 MT - News Release


Mr. David Tafel reports

PORTOFINO EXECUTES OPTION TO ACQUIRE GOLD CREEK, ONTARIO PROPERTY

Portofino Resources Inc. has executed a binding option agreement for the right to acquire a 100-per-cent interest in the Gold Creek property, a mining claim block located in Duckworth township, Northwestern Ontario. The claim block comprises 3 mining claims containing 50 contiguous cell units, is easily accessible by road and covers approximately 2,500 acres.

HIGHLIGHTS:Located 60 kilometers west of Thunder Bay, Ontario;Historic drill holes including 2.3 g/t gold over 8 meters with visible gold in core;Historic multi-ounce gold grab samples; andClose to excellent infrastructure including CN railway, hydro lines, and paved highway.

The Ontario Geological Survey, ("OGS") (Open File Report 5896) reported that historical work dates to the first discovery of gold in Duckworth Township in 1896. More recent activity includes:

A prospector, M. Penziwol, (from 1967 to 1973) carried out a program of prospecting, mechanical stripping and trenching and rock sampling of quartz vein occurrences in the area. In 1983, geological mapping, magnetic and VLF-EM surveys were conducted to further assess the area.

In 1985 and 1987 to 1989, Noranda Exploration Company explored the area with an airborne magnetic and electromagnetic survey, ground magnetic and electromagnetic surveys, selective radiometric and gravity surveys, geochemical sampling, geological mapping and overburden stripping and rock sampling.

Inco Gold Limited conducted an exploration program in 1989 and 1990 which consisted of grid line cutting, magnetic, VLF-EM and geological mapping surveys, trenching, rock sampling and two diamond drill holes. Several auriferous quartz vein occurrences were examined. Two of the showings assayed up to 13.2 g/t gold and 64.2 g/t gold from grab samples. The drill holes which examined these occurrences encountered subeconomic mineralization over narrow widths. Further work was recommended but there is no public record that further exploration was done.

Significant gold mineralization has been traced along a 1.5-kilometre strike length with grab samples returning values up to 759 g/t (OGS property visit) and diamond drill intersections by Golden Share Mining in 2008 of up to 2.3 g/t over 8.3 metres.

A Gold Creek project highlights map is provided as well as a map showing regional deposits relative to the Gold Creek project location.

David Tafel, Portofino's CEO stated: "This transaction allows us to continue to build our gold project portfolio within an easily accessible, active and historic gold mining area of northwestern Ontario. The multiple visible gold occurrences reported by previous operators is very encouraging and gives our technical crew a head start in planning initial exploration activities."

The Property is located within the Wawa Subprovince of the Superior Structural Province of the Archean Canadian Shield. On a local scale, the Property is situated centrally within the Shebandowan Greenstone Belt which some consider to be the western extension of the Abitibi Subprovince. The Property is characterized by geology similar to that documented in the Kirkland Lake area, where numerous gold showings occur in a broad range of lithologies. Some of the original gold showings within the boundary of the Property include occurrences of gold-bearing quartz veins in alkalic intrusive rocks of the Peewatai Lake Pluton. The auriferous quartz veins generally contain iron carbonate, abundant (5 to 15%) pyrite and minor (< 1%) galena. Visible gold also occurs within the mineralized veins. Alteration of the host rocks includes silicification, albitization and chloritization with local sericitization, carbonatization and hematization.

Next Steps

The Company has initiated the compilation and re-interpretation of all available historic geochemical and geophysical data on the project to develop exploration targets for summer field work.

Qualified Person

The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by Mr. Alex Pleson, P. Geo., who is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

Acquisition Terms

To earn a 100% interest in the Gold Creek Property, Portofino has agreed to issue 800,000 common shares and make payments over a 3-year period to the vendor totaling $70,600 for the property. Subsequent to Portofino acquiring its 100% interest, the vendor will retain a 1.5% Net Smelter Return ("NSR"). Portofino will have the right to purchase one half of the NSR (.75%) at any time up to commencement of production for a payment of $500,000. The transaction is subject to TSXV exchange approval.

About Portofino Resources Inc.

Portofino is a Vancouver-based Canadian company focused on acquiring, exploring, and developing mineral resource projects in the Americas. Its South of Otter gold/base metal project is located in the historic gold mining district of Red Lake, Ontario proximal to the high-grade Dixie gold project owned by Great Bear Resources Ltd. The Company also maintains an interest in prospective lithium salar properties located within the world-renowned "Lithium Triangle" in Argentina.

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New Maps For POR's Gold Creek Property - Upto 759g/t Au

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Portofino Acquires Sapawe West, Atikokan Ontario Property

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - May 27, 2020) - PORTOFINO RESOURCES INC. (TSXV: POR) (FSE: POTA) ("Portofino" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has executed a binding agreement to acquire 3 claims (54 cells) totaling 1,147 hectares in the Steep Rock Greenstone Belt of northwestern Ontario. The Sapawe West Property (the "Property") is located in McCaul Township 9 kilometers ("km") northeast of Atikokan, Ontario.

The Property lies within the Steep Rock Greenstone Belt just north of the Quetico Fault (Figure 1) and 2.5 km west and along strike of the past producing Sapawe Gold Mine which produced 4,457 ounces ("oz") of gold and 1,315 oz of Silver between 1964-1966. Falcon Gold has recently completed three diamond drill holes with visually favourable results 6.75km to the east (See Falcon Gold New Release, April 28th, 2020). In addition, Agnico Eagle's Hammond Reef gold deposit is approximately 13 km north of the Property. The Hammond Reef deposit reportedly hosts a large, near surface deposit categorized as a measured and indicated resource containing 4.5 million oz. of gold in 208 million tonnes grading 0.67 grams per tonne ("g/t").

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Figure 1. General location and geology of the Sapawe West Property, Portofino Resources.

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The Property is strategically located in a structurally active portion of the Steep Rock Greenstone Belt and hosts the Jack Lake Shear Zone, a possible northeast trending splay from the Quetico Fault similar to the structure associated with the Hammond Reef deposit. In addition, the Lindsay Lake Shear zone extends east from the Property towards the historic Sapawe Gold Mine.

The Property hosts a suite of mafic volcanics, gabbro, diorite and feldspar porphyry. Prospecting and mapping by Noranda in 1990 reported gold values up to 2.4 g/t in sheared, sericitic and silicified quartz diorite, sheared silicified quartz feldspar porphyry and sheared gabbro.

"We are excited to acquire this strategically located property" states David Tafel, CEO of Portofino Resources. "The nearby historic Sapawe Gold Mine, the visual results from Falcon Gold's drill program along the same geological corridor and the lack of drilling on the Property makes for a compelling exploration project with merit. We look forward to commencing our initial field work."

Next Steps

Portofino has initiated the compilation and reinterpretation of all available historic data on the project and is proceeding to develop exploration targets for a summer field program.

Acquisition Terms

Portofino has acquired the exclusive right and option to acquire 100% of the Property by issuing 700,000 common shares and making payments totaling $62,000 over a 4-year option period. The Property is subject to a 1.5% NSR and Portofino has the right to purchase one half of the NSR (.75%) at any time up to commencement of production for a payment of $500,000.

The transaction is subject to TSXV exchange approval.

Qualified Person

Mr. Mike Kilbourne, P. Geo, an independent qualified person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed, and approved the technical contents of this news release on behalf of the Company.

About Portofino Resources Inc.

Portofino is a Vancouver-based Canadian company focused on acquiring, exploring, and developing mineral resource projects in the Americas. Its South of Otter gold/base metal project is located in the historic gold mining district of Red Lake, Ontario proximal to the high-grade Dixie gold project owned by Great Bear Resources Ltd. In addition, Portofino recently acquired the Gold Creek property located near Thunder Bay, Ontario. The Company also maintains an interest in prospective lithium salar properties located within the world-renowned "Lithium Triangle" in Argentina.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

"David G. Tafel"
Chief Executive Officer

For Further Information Contact:
David Tafel
CEO, Director
604-683-1991

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This news release may contain forward looking statements concerning future operations of Portofino Resources Inc. (the "Company"). All forward- looking statements concerning the Company's future plans and operations, including management's assessment of the Company's project expectations or beliefs may be subject to certain assumptions, risks and uncertainties beyond the Company's control. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual performance and exploration and financial results may differ materially from any estimates or projections

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new company presentation with regards to the acquisiton today:

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Portofino to begin mapping, sampling South of Otter

2020-06-02 07:44 MT - News Release


Mr. David Tafel reports

PORTOFINO MOBILIZES CREW TO FOLLOW UP ON SULPHIDES DISCOVERIES SOUTH OF OTTER PROJECT, RED LAKE, ONTARIO

Portofino Resources Inc. has mobilized its exploration team to its South of Otter project. The team is at site now and is focusing on the recently discovered geophysical anomalies and outcrops of sulphide mineralization. The work program includes additional prospecting, detailed structural mapping, and outcrop channel sampling based on conductors identified in the Company's Geophysical ("VLF") survey (NR- May 14, 2020). The prospective targets delineated in the geophysical survey program occur along splays of the Pakwash-Longlegged Fault system within the Portofino claim boundary. This fault system is a major regional structure along the Confederation Lake assemblage and continues into the LP Fault Zone, hosting Great Bear Resources Ltd.'s ("GBR") Dixie Project.

An exploration plan and permit application has been submitted to the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines ("ENDM") regarding a significant trenching and drilling program to further delineate the gold bearing targets defined through the recent VLF survey and field work. The Company is currently conducting consultations with the local First Nations communities and government officials.

Portofino's CEO, David Tafel comments: "Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and resulting restrictions on face-to-face meetings, ENDM permit applications have experienced issuance delays. We expect to receive a status update in the 2nd half of June. The Company, however, is able to continue low-impact exploration on our project to follow up on our encouraging geophysical survey results."

The 5,120 hectares (South of Otter) property is situated within the Birch-Uchi-Confederation Lakes greenstone belt which hosts the world-renowned Red Lake gold deposits and includes the Dixie project currently being drilled by Great Bear Resources Ltd. GBR continues to report exciting drill results with mineralized intersections commonly returning bonanza gold grades in association with coarse visible gold grains. Portofino's property is located approximately 8 km east of GBR's claims.

The Portofino property contains excellent targets for both Red Lake-style gold mineralization as well as gold-bearing base metal prospects. Historical work on the claims included prospecting, sampling, limited drilling, and airborne magnetic geophysical surveys.

Qualified Person

The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by Mr. Alex Pleson, P. Geo., who is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

About Portofino Resources Inc.

Portofino is a Vancouver-based Canadian Company focused on acquiring, exploring and developing mineral resource projects in the Americas. Its South of Otter gold/base metal project is located in the historic gold mining district of Red Lake, Ontario proximal to the high-grade Dixie gold project owned by Great Bear Resources Ltd. In addition, Portofino recently acquired two northwestern Ontario gold projects; the Gold Creek property located near Thunder Bay, and the Sapawe West property located near Atikokan. The Company also maintains an interest in prospective lithium salar properties located within the world-renowned "Lithium Triangle" in Argentina.

We seek Safe Harbor.

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Portofino to acquire Melema West for shares, cash

2020-06-11 08:19 MT - News Release


Mr. David Tafel reports

PORTOFINO ACQUIRES MELEMA WEST GOLD PROPERTY, ATIKOKAN, ONTARIO

Portofino Resources Inc. has executed a binding agreement to acquire six claims (41 cells) totalling 869 hectares in the Atikokan area of Northwestern Ontario. The Melema West Property (the "Property") is located 28 kilometers ("km") northeast of the town of Atikokan, Ontario, 5km north of the Quetico Fault (Figure 1) and has excellent road access.

The Property is within the Wabigoon Subprovince and is entirely underlain by the Archean-aged Marmion Pluton which is recognized to host several gold deposits and occurrences. The gold zones are related to northeast trending shear zones which are recognized as splays off the east-west trending Quetico Fault. Agnico Eagle Mines Limited's (Hammond Reef) gold deposit, approximately 19 km northwest of the Property, is also hosted within the Marmion Pluton on a similar northeast trending structure. The Hammond Reef deposit reportedly hosts a large, near surface deposit categorized as a measured and indicated resource containing 4.5 million ounces ("oz.") of gold in 208 million tonnes grading 0.67 grams per tonne ("g/t").

The Property covers the Minto Shear Zone, one of the above-mentioned northeast trending splays that is associated with the historic past producing Minto Gold Mine.

The Thunder Bay South District Resident Geologist's Office recently discovered archived records of drilling completed in 1962 by D.R. Young and E. Corrigan. The records report "100's of feet (downhole) of strongly sheared and altered porphyry containing quartz stringers and disseminated pyrite, pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite, galena and green mica." Drilling occurred approximately 400m southwest of the Property boundary, however no assays were recorded with the drill logs.

Grab samples of the Young-Corrigan Showing taken by Resident Geologists in 2019 and accompanying staff from Traxxin Resources assayed as high as 10 g/t gold. The Young-Corrigan vein-system ranges in width from 1 to 15 meters ("m") wide and was mapped over a strike of at least 170m. The positive gold values demonstrate that an additional undocumented gold-bearing northeast trending structure named the Young-Corrigan Shear Zone potentially exists on the Melema West Property.

David Tafel, CEO of Portofino states: "The gold-bearing northeast trending structures in this area are extensive, well documented and traceable for over 30km. The recent land acquisitions by Agnico Eagle in the area and contiguous to the Melema West Property adds support that Portofino is strategically placed (Figure 2). The undocumented and unexplored Young-Corrigan Shear Zone is a compelling exploration target with strong merit. We are very excited to commence our initial field work on this well-situated project."

Next Steps

Portofino has initiated the compilation and reinterpretation of all available historic data on the project and is proceeding to develop exploration targets for this summer's field program.

Acquisition Terms

Portofino has acquired the exclusive right and option to acquire 100% of the Property by issuing 700,000 common shares and making payments totaling $62,000 over a 4-year option period. The Property is subject to a 1.5% NSR and Portofino has the right to purchase one half of the NSR (0.75%) at any time up to commencement of production for a payment of $500,000. The transaction is subject to TSXV exchange approval.

Qualified Person

Mr. Mike Kilbourne, P. Geo, an independent qualified person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed, and approved the technical contents of this news release on behalf of the Company.

About Portofino Resources Inc.

Portofino is a Vancouver-based Canadian company focused on acquiring, exploring, and developing mineral resource projects in the Americas. Its South of Otter gold/base metal project is located in the historic gold mining district of Red Lake, Ontario proximal to the high-grade Dixie gold project owned by Great Bear Resources Ltd. In addition, Portofino holds 100% interest in two northwestern Ontario gold projects; the Gold Creek property located immediately south of the historic Shebandowan Ni-Cu mine, and the Sapawe West property located near Atikokan. The Company also maintains an interest in prospective lithium salar properties located within the world-renowned "Lithium Triangle" in Argentina.

We seek Safe Harbor.

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Portofino Discovers New Sulphide Mineralization Zone, South of Otter Project, Red Lake, Ontario

2020-06-23 07:00 MT - News Release


Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - June 23, 2020) - PORTOFINO RESOURCES INC. (TSXV: POR) (FSE: POTA) ("Portofino" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the successful completion of its recent field program on the South of Otter project near Red Lake, Ontario. The Company conducted prospecting and geological mapping along strong conductors identified in both the Company's winter electromagnetic ("EM") ground survey, and by Gold Corp's interpretation of 2001 airborne magnetic data. A total of 32 samples were collected to test various styles of mineralization, lithologies, and alteration.

The geological crew discovered significant semi-massive to massive sulphide mineralization along a newly identified, 1.6-kilometer-long fault zone, which exists along the contact of felsic volcanic and mafic intrusive rock units. This newly defined zone is located ~500 meters south of previously identified gold soil sample anomalies and EM conductors. A total of 12 samples were collected along this (deformation) zone to test the presence of Au, Ag, Cu, and Zn mineralization. Typical precious mineral host rocks containing massive sphalerite, chalcopyrite, and arsenopyrite were identified along this fault zone.

Further prospecting and geological mapping on the margins of this fault zone identified quartz-sericite alteration in the volcanic wallrock. This alteration is highly significant, as many gold deposits in Ontario are either directly hosted in this mineralization or exist in close relationship to this type of alteration and a fault zone. Other projects containing this type of mineralization along similar deformation zones include the Great Bear Resources ("GBR") Dixie project and the Uchi Lake gold mine.

The 5,120 hectare (South of Otter) property is contained within the Birch-Uchi-Confederation Lakes greenstone belt which hosts the world-renowned Red Lake gold deposits and includes the Dixie project currently being drilled by Great Bear Resources Ltd. GBR continues to report exciting drill results with mineralized intersections commonly returning bonanza gold grades in association with coarse visible gold grains. Portofino's property is located approximately 9 km east of GBR's claims.

The Portofino property contains excellent targets for both Red Lake-style gold mineralization as well as gold bearing base metal prospects. Historical work on the claims included prospecting, sampling, limited drilling, and airborne magnetic geophysical surveys.

Qualified Person

The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by Mr. Alex Pleson, P. Geo., who is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

About Portofino Resources Inc.

Portofino is a Vancouver-based Canadian company focused on acquiring, exploring, and developing mineral resource projects in the Americas. Its South of Otter gold/base metal project is located in the historic gold mining district of Red Lake, Ontario proximal to the high-grade Dixie gold project owned by Great Bear Resources Ltd. In addition, Portofino holds three northwestern Ontario gold projects; the Gold Creek property located immediately south of the historic Shebandowan Ni-Cu mine, as well as the Sapawe West and Melema West properties located near Atikokan. The Company also maintains an interest in prospective lithium salar properties located within the world-renowned "Lithium Triangle" in Argentina.

On Behalf of the Board,

"David G. Tafel"
Chief Executive Officer

For Further Information Contact:
David Tafel
CEO, Director
604-683-1991
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Epstein Research - Portofino Resources; gold in Ontario, Canada + lithium brines in Argentina

Portofino Resources; gold in Ontario, Canada + lithium brines in Argentina – Epstein Research [ER]

Portofino Resources; gold in Ontario, Canada + lithium brines in Argentina

by Peter Epstein, MBA | posted in: Argentina, Gold, Lithium Brine, Portofino Resources, Red Lake mining district | 0

“Au” = Gold, “Cu” = Copper, “Zn” = Zinc [“Cu Eq.” = Copper Equiv. @ spot prices]
It has been a busy six weeks for Portofino Resources (TSX-V: POR), six press releases have been issued. I will reiterate the key takeaways, but first an update on Portofino’s South of Otter (“SOT“) property in the Red Lake mining district. Although SOT is a priority, all four properties in northwestern Ontario will likely see exploration this year.
South of Otter, ~9 km from Great Bear’s Dixie project
The 5,207-hectare SOT project is 40 km southeast of Red Lake, Ontario and about nine km east of Great Bear Resources’ (“GBR“) very high-grade Dixie project. In the past, SOT was the subject of large-scale geophysical surveys designed to target base metals. However, in 2001 Goldcorp completed a property-wide compilation & interpretation of prior ground & airborne magnetic data to assess the potential for gold. Due to a lack of outcrop rocks, minimal follow-up work was done.

Management just completed a field program of prospecting & geological mapping along strong conductors identified in the Company’s winter electromagnetic (“EM”) ground survey. A total of 32 samples were collected to test various styles of mineralization, lithologies & alteration.
The work program included prospecting, detailed structural mapping & outcrop channel sampling based on conductors found in the geophysical survey announced on May 14th. A lack of detailed historical work enables Portofino to undertake meaningful programs, guided in part by successes of neighboring exploration companies.
In addition to the collection of 32 samples, significant semi-massive to massive sulphide mineralization was discovered along a newly identified, 1.6-km long fault zone. This zone is located ~500 m south of previously identified gold soil sample anomalies & EM conductors. A total of 12 samples were collected along this (deformation) zone to test for the presence of Au, Ag, Cu & Zn.
Notice in the image below drill holes (“DH“) / historical resources including; DH: 1.5% Cu + 6.3% Zn (3.7% Cu Eq.) over 3.4 m; 110,000 tonnes @ 0.5% Cu + 12.5% Zn (4.9% Cu Eq.); DH: 1.4% Cu + 7.3% Zn (4.0% Cu Eq.) over 9.5 m; 100,000 tonnes @ 1.0% Cu + 10% Zn (4.5% Cu Eq.).

Further prospecting & geological mapping on the margins of this fault zone identified alteration in the volcanic wall rock. Many gold deposits in Ontario are either directly hosted in this mineralization or exist in close relationship to it and a fault zone. Other projects containing this type of mineralization along similar deformation zones include GBR’s Dixie and the Uchi Lake gold mine. Once additional permits are received, Portofino will proceed to trenching / drilling.
Three new gold properties secured in past month
These are exciting times for Portofino. Management had an opportunity to pick up additional low-cost properties with gold showings, so they did. All three properties are located in historical & current mining districts with ample infrastructure & easy access. In addition to Red Lake, management expects the Atikokan area to heat up this summer. A number of companies are increasing their exploration activities there.
Portofino began negotiating & planning to lock up gold properties in Ontario when gold was around US$1,400/oz. Today, [June 24th], August gold futures are at US$1,786/oz., a gain of ~28%. Therefore, without a single new drill hole on any of its four controlled properties, the value the Company’s assets has meaningfully increased.

On June 11th, Portofino announced the execution of a binding agreement to acquire six claims (869 hectares) in the Atikokan area of northwestern Ontario. The Melema West property is located 28 km northeast of the town of Atikokan, and 5 km north of the Quetico Fault. Agnico Eagle Mines’s Hammond Reef gold deposit is ~19 km northwest of Melma West. Hammond Reef hosts a large, near-surface Measured & Indicated resource of 4.5 million ounces gold.
Grab samples taken in 2019 assayed as high as 10 g/t gold. The Young-Corrigan vein-system ranges in width from 1 to 15 m and was mapped over a strike of at least 170 m. Positive gold values demonstrate that an additional undocumented gold-bearing structure potentially exists on the Melema West property.
CEO David Tafel of Portofino commented on the Melema West property,
“The gold-bearing structures in this area are extensive, well documented and traceable for > 30 km. Recent land acquisitions by Agnico Eagle contiguous to Melema West supports the idea that Portofino is well strategically placed. The undocumented & unexplored Young-Corrigan Shear Zone is a compelling exploration target.”
On May 27th, Portofino executed a binding agreement to acquire three claims totaling 1,147 hectares in the northwestern Ontario. The Sapawe West property is nine km northeast of Atikokan, just north of the Quetico Fault, and 2.5 km west along strike of the past producing Sapawe Gold mine. Portofino has initiated the compilation & reinterpretation of all available historic data on the property and is proceeding to develop exploration targets for a summer field program.
Hammond Reef, located ~13 km north of the Sapawe West property, is in a structurally active portion of the Steep Rock Greenstone Belt. Similar to the structure associated with Hammond Reef, Sapawe West hosts a possible northeast trending splay from the Quetico Fault.

CEO Tafel commented on the Sapawe West property,
“We are excited to acquire this strategically located property. The nearby past-producing Sapawe Gold mine, the visual results from Falcon Gold’s drill program along the same geological corridor, and the lack of drilling on the Property, makes for a compelling exploration target. We look forward to commencing initial field work.”
This news came just a week after executing a binding option agreement for the right to acquire a 100% interest in the Gold Creek property, also in northwestern Ontario. The block comprises three mining claims, is easily accessible by road, and covers ~1,010 hectares.
Historical activity at Gold Creek included:
From 1967 to 1973, prospecting, mechanical stripping / trenching & rock sampling of quartz vein occurrences in the district. In 1983, geological mapping, magnetic & VLF-EM surveys further assessed the area.
In 1985 & 1987 to 1989, Noranda Exploration conducted extensive work, they explored the area with an airborne magnetic & electromagnetic survey, ground magnetic & electromagnetic surveys, selective radiometric & gravity surveys, geochemical sampling, geological mapping / overburden stripping, & rock sampling.

Inco Gold conducted an exploration program in 1989-90 which consisted of grid line cutting, magnetic, VLF-EM & geological mapping surveys, trenching, rock sampling & two diamond drill holes. Two grab samples assayed 13.2 g/t & 64.2 g/t gold.
Significant gold mineralization has been traced along a 1.5-km strike length with grab samples returning values up to [759 g/t = 24.4 ounces / tonne] (from an OGS property visit) and diamond drill intersections in 2008 of up to 2.3 g/t over 8.3 m.
CEO Tafel commented on the Gold Creek property,
“This transaction allows us to continue to build our gold portfolio within the easily accessible, active & historic gold mining area of northwestern Ontario. Multiple visible gold occurrences reported by previous operators is very encouraging, and gives our technical crew a head start in planning initial exploration activities.”
Gold Creek is characterized by geology similar to that documented in the Kirkland Lake area, where numerous gold showings occur in a broad range of lithologies. Visible gold sometimes occurs within the mineralized veins. Management has initiated the compilation & re-interpretation of all available historic geochemical & geophysical data at Gold Creek to develop exploration targets for summer field work.

Portofino Resources (TSX-V: POR) is up 225% from its 3-yr. low, but its market cap is only C$3.2M. In addition to the four properties described above, the Company has lithium brine assets in Argentina that could be worth C$ millions once energy metals regain popularity. If management could farm out one or more gold / lithium properties, it could reduce already low cash burn to virtually zero. Shareholders would have a free option on the remaining controlled properties.
In looking at peer Red Lake properties (and companies with nearby Atikokan area properties), the average gain from 3-yr. lows is 1,640%. Even excluding GBR’s staggering performance, the average gain is 2.5 times that of Portofino. Perhaps not Great Bear, but others on the above chart could be interested in acquiring companies like Portofino to gain additional regional gold exposure.
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Portofino signs option deal to acquire Bruce Lake

2020-06-29 07:12 MT - News Release


Mr. David Tafel reports

PORTOFINO INCREASES RED LAKE, ONTARIO PROPERTY INTERESTS; ACQUIRES BRUCE LAKE PROPERTY

Portofino Resources Inc. has entered into an option assignment agreement with Falcon Gold Corp. to acquire a 100-per-cent interest in the 1,428-hectare Bruce Lake property in the Red Lake, Ont., gold district. The property is located only 1.5 kilometres northeast of Great Bear Resources Pakwash property and about 11 km southeast of Great Bear's famous Dixie project boundary.

David Tafel, CEO of Portofino Resources, states: "The success of Great Bear (Dixie project) and BTU Metals Corp. (Dixie Halo project) drilling northwest of Bruce lake, combined with our current South of Otter property to the northeast, gives Portofino a well placed land package in a very active and expanding exploration area of Red Lake. Additionally, we believe the Bruce Lake property compliments our regionally focused gold strategy and largely completes our property portfolio."

Like the Dixie Project, the Bruce lake claims are entirely underlain by the Archean-age metamorphosed sedimentary and volcanic rocks of the Uchi-Confederation Lake greenstone belt. The Red Lake gold district is hosted within this same belt and is recognized as one of the world's highest-grade mining camps having produced approximately 30 million ounces of gold from 29 gold mines. Within the mining district, the Red Lake gold mine, that was recently purchased by Evolution Mining Ltd., is an underground gold mining complex, which is reported to have been in production since 1949, producing 25 million ounces of gold at an average grade of 20 grams per tonne.

In addition to the well-known gold deposits, the greenstone belt hosts several ferrous and non-ferrous mineral occurrences and mines. The historic Griffith iron mine property is located immediately north-west of Portofino's Property. The Griffith Mine reportedly operated from 1968 to 1986 and produced 22.85 million tons of iron ore pellets with average grading of 66.7 per cent Fe from 78.8 million tons of crude ore with average grading of 23.9 per cent magnetic iron.

The Bruce Lake Property contains gold-in-soil anomalies discovered as part of a reconnaissance soil sampling program completed by Laurentian Goldfields Ltd in 2010. Portofino has recognized the existence of regional magnetic high anomalies coincident with the gold-in-soils anomalies that it believes are significant. Gold associated with banded iron formations are excellent exploration targets especially when the property has gold in soils associated with a magnetic anomaly. Portofino intends to follow-up on these exploration targets.

Next Steps

Portofino has initiated the compilation and reinterpretation of all available historic data on the project and is proceeding to define exploration targets for an initial field program.

Acquisition Terms

Portofino will issue 650,000 shares to Falcon for the right to acquire a 100 per cent in the Bruce lake claims. In addition, Portofino will assume the underlying claim holder payments which total $52,000 over a 4-year option period. The Claims are the subject to a 1.5 per cent Net Smelter Return ("NSR") royalty pursuant to the Underlying Agreement. In addition, Portofino has agreed to grant Falcon a 0.5 per cent NSR. The transaction is subject to TSXV exchange approval.

Qualified Person

Mr. Mike Kilbourne, P. Geo, an independent qualified person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed, and approved the technical contents of this news release on behalf of the Company.

About Portofino Resources Inc.

Portofino is a Vancouver-based Canadian company focused on acquiring, exploring, and developing mineral resource projects in the Americas. Its South of Otter gold/base metal project is located in the historic gold mining district of Red Lake, Ontario proximal to the high-grade Dixie gold project owned by Great Bear Resources Ltd. In addition, Portofino holds three northwestern Ontario gold projects; the Gold Creek property located immediately south of the historic Shebandowan Ni-Cu mine, as well as the Sapawe West and Melema West properties located near Atikokan. The Company also maintains an interest in prospective lithium salar properties located within the world-renowned "Lithium Triangle" in Argentina.

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