Vulcan Minerals Inc. Grabs 8.5 grams per tonne Gold in Newfoundland

ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland and Labrador, Oct. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vulcan Minerals Inc. (“the Company” – “Vulcan” TSX-V: VUL), provides the following exploration update.

Springdale Gold Project

A reconnaissance visit has been made to the Springdale project in north central Newfoundland to scout the access to the Maple Leaf gold showings via woods roads and trails, and to locate the site of previously constructed trenches. Access was identified and the trenches located. The trenches were back filled but two samples were taken from adjacent outcrop. One sample assayed 8.4 grams per tonne (g/t) gold from a quartz sulphide rich stringer in mafic volcanics.

This visit was not designed to be a comprehensive prospecting venture but a reconnaissance trip to confirm historical locations and access. Historic results from this showing yielded up to 54 g/t gold in grab samples, 840 g/t gold in heavy mineral concentrates (stream sample) and visible gold in tills (Noranda work assessment 1988 report 12 H/9 /1092 filed with government). The Maple showing is on structural trend with the Burnt Berry prospect, approximately 3 kilometers (km) southwest, where historic work has reported 6.6 g/t gold over 7.2 meters in channel sampling (Noranda 1988 assessment report 012H/0963 filed with government). Work is ongoing, compiling and interpreting previous geochemical sampling in the area towards designing a comprehensive exploration program for these showings. The Company notes that historic results may not be indicative of current and future exploration results.

Gander North Gold

The Gander North claims are situated along the east side of the Gander structural belt which has become the location of a gold staking rush in light of recent, quartz vein hosted high grade gold drill intersections in the area by NewFound Gold Corp. Two prospecting trips have been made to the property to confirm the historic prospector reports of an extensive silica zone which yielded elevated gold assays up to 0.5 g/t gold in grab and float samples. Ground inspection verifies the occurrence of a significant zone of quartz vein flooding and related silica alteration in a chloritized belt of metamorphosed sediments exhibiting variable schistose deformation indicative of proximity to the Gander GRUB line structural suture. The zone contains pervasive disseminated to stringer sulphides and has been traced in outcrop over 400 meters along strike and up to 80 meters in width and open in both directions. The zone has been sampled on an initial basis to obtain a baseline for the various rock types present. Assays are pending. Further work will be required to adequately sample and delineate this zone.

Patrick Laracy P. Geo., President notes “ This zone appears to have had more than one episode of quartz veining all of which were observed to be sulphide bearing to varying degrees. Given the elevated gold assays from cursory historic work, we hope to confirm that the system is gold bearing. This will encourage an intensive evaluation of this mineralized zone. We have found no reported trenching or drilling in government assessment

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NASA grabs sample of asteroid Bennu that’s so big some bits are escaping

NASA’s asteroid-chaser Osiris-Rex completed a key part of its mission this week by managing to nab some rocks from the surface of the potentially hazardous asteroid Bennu, NASA reported Friday.



The spacecraft's sampling arm, called the Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism, over the target sample site during a dress rehearsal in April. NASA


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The spacecraft’s sampling arm, called the Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism, over the target sample site during a dress rehearsal in April. NASA

The spacecraft traveled over 200 million miles and four years to briefly bump into Bennu, blast it with compressed gas and collect bits of its surface. The space agency on Wednesday shared the first batch of images from the daring operation, revealing a delicate-yet-explosive moment between rock and robot.

When the spacecraft’s robotic sampling arm, named Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism,  or Tagsam, touched down on Bennu, it performed what amounts to a cosmic pickpocketing maneuver.  Mission planners expected that the total time of contact between the arm and asteroid would be less than 16 seconds. When preliminary data was released, it showed that the period of contact was just six seconds, with much of the sample collection happening in only the first three.



Touchdown!


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Touchdown!


The spacecraft, which operates largely autonomously due to the 18-minute communications delay with mission control on Earth, fired a canister of gas through Tagsam that disrupted the surface of Bennu and forced a sample into the arm’s collector head. 

Photos taken of the head on Thursday showed that so much sample was collected that some larger rocks seemed to fail to make it all the way inside, wedging a mylar flap meant to seal the container partially open, allowing some small bits of dust and pebbles to escape back out into space. 



Captured by the spacecraft's SamCam camera Oct. 22, this series of three images shows the sampler head on Osiris-Rex is full of rocks and dust collected from the surface of Bennu. They also show that some of these particles are slowly escaping the sampler head. NASA


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Captured by the spacecraft’s SamCam camera Oct. 22, this series of three images shows the sampler head on Osiris-Rex is full of rocks and dust collected from the surface of Bennu. They also show that some of these particles are slowly escaping the sampler head. NASA

“Bennu continues to surprise us with great science and also throwing a few curveballs,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA’s associate administrator for science, in a statement. “And although we may have to move more quickly to stow the sample, it’s not a bad problem to have. We are so excited to see what appears to be an abundant sample that will inspire science for decades beyond this historic moment.”

Osiris-Rex was designed to touch down on a flat, even surface, but Bennu is so rocky the team found no suitable space. Fortunately, Osiris-Rex outperformed its design and was able to perform its sampling on a site dubbed Nightingale, which is only about as big as a few parking spaces. 

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Osiris-Rex tags a boulder

As the spacecraft approached and then spent two years orbiting and surveying Bennu, it became clear this tiny world is different from what scientists expected. The team hoped to find a number of sandy surfaces ideal for sampling,

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Tashaun Gipson Grabs 25th Interception of Career

From the Wyoming Athletic Department:

A milestone for one former Cowboy in the NFL, and all the action for the Pokes in the pros during week six of the 2020 NFL season.

Tashaun Gipson and the Chicago Bears headed to North Carolina for a matchup with the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon. Making his sixth start of 2020 and playing in his 118th NFL game, Gipson intercepted Teddy Bridgewater for his 25th career pick. Gipson added six tackles in the Bears 23-16 win, and his team improved to 5-1 on the season to sit atop the NFC North.

Heading north to Indianapolis, and the Cincinnati Bengals faced off against the Colts. Logan Wilson made three tackles, one for a loss, as the Bengals fell 27-31 to the Colts. Wilson saw 33 defensive snaps for the Bengals, the most of his young career.

In a matchup of 4-1 teams Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills took the field on Monday afternoon against the Kansas City Chiefs. Allen threw for a season low 122 yards in the contest, but added two touchdowns and 42 yards on the ground as the Bills lost 17-26 to the Chiefs. In the loss, Allen became just the second quarterback to pass for 15 touchdowns and rush for three in the first six games of the season joining NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young.

The Atlanta Falcons picked up their first win of the season on Sunday beating the Minnesota Vikings 40-23 on the road. Brian Hill rushed for 28 yards on ten carries and added six more yards on two receptions. saw game action for the second week in a row, playing primarily on special teams for the Falcons, he did not record any stats.

Chase Roullier made his sixth straight start of the 2020 season for the Washington Football Team as they matched up against a division opponent, the New York Giants. Roullier and the Washington offensive line helped the team rush for 132 yards on the ground but lost a close one 19-20 to the Giants.

The Denver Broncos headed east for a Sunday afternoon showdown with the New England Patriots. Mike Purcell made his fifth start of the season for the Broncos and made two total tackles as the Denver defense held the Patriots to just 12 total points and came out of Foxboro with the win. suited up for the Patriots against Purcell and played primarily on special teams for New England.

Andrew Wingard was placed on the injured reserve list by the Jacksonville Jaguars after re-aggravating an abdominal injury early in his week six matchup with the Detroit Lions.

Marcus Epps did not suit up for the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday due to to a rib injury, and it is unclear if he will take the field against the Giants this week on Thursday Night Football.

Mark Nzeocha remains on the IR for the San Francisco 49ers. His team got the 24-16 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night

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