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COPPER-ZINC: Puma drills 10.1% Zn in new VMS system

NEW BRUNSWICK – Drilling done last year by Puma Exploration of Rimouski, QC, has intersected a high grade zinc lens at its Turgeon volcanogenic massive sulphide project in the northern part of the province.



NEW BRUNSWICK – Drilling done last year by Puma Exploration of Rimouski, QC, has intersected a high grade zinc lens at its Turgeon volcanogenic massive sulphide project in the northern part of the province.

The company is particularly pleased with an intercept of massive sulphides grading 5.66% Zn, 0.38% Cu and 2.3 g/t Ag over 6.8 metres starting downhole at 219.1 meters, including 10.05% Zn and 0.23% Cu over 2.7 metres.

These results came from hole FT14-05 drilled in the Dragon zone south of the Zn zone. The Dragon zone was first intercepted during drilling in 2013. The mineralization consists of thin to thick horizons of massive sulfides alternating with semi-massive to disseminated mineralization horizons. The sulphides consist of pyrite, sphalerite and chalcopyrite. The three holes drilled last year in the Dragon zone also indicate the presence of a significant mineralized alteration halo.

Details of last year’s drilling is available in the news release dated Feb. 25, 2015, and posted at PumaExploration.com