Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 - NewsMaker

ROAD TOWN TORTOLA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS--(Marketwired - May 11, 2015) - Talon Metals Corp. ("Talon" or the "Company") (TSX: TLO) is pleased to provide an exploration update on the Tamarack North Nickel-Copper-PGE project ("Tamarack North Project") located in Minnesota, USA.


--  Drilling at the Tamarack North Project continues to intercept high grade

    massive nickel-copper-PGE sulphide mineralization with drill hole

    15TK0219 intercepting three intersections, including 0.61 meters

    assaying 10.05% nickel ("Ni"), 5.78% copper ("Cu"), 27.46 g/t PGEs and

    1.93 g/t gold ("Au"), which equates to a 17.91% nickel equivalent

    ("NiEq") grade basis(1).


--  A downhole electromagnetic ("DHEM") survey in drill hole 15TK0219 shows

    an off-hole anomaly at a depth and plane angle suggesting that the

    Massive Sulphide Unit Mineral Zone ("MSU") continues to the north of

    drill hole 14TK0211 (see Annex "A", Figures 1 and 2, DHEM Plate MPS-219-



--  A number of DHEM off-hole anomalies north of drill hole 15TK0219

    indicate potential for massive nickel-copper-PGE sulphide mineralization

    to extend north of drill hole 15TK0219, along the east side of the

    coarse grained feldspathic peridotite (CGO). This extension would

    parallel the MSU found on the west side of the coarse grained

    feldspathic peridotite (CGO) dike (see Annex "A", Figures 1 and 2, DHEM

    Plate MPS-163-1). DHEM Plate MPS-213-2 suggests that the MSU extends to

    the northeast (see Annex "A", Figures 1 and 2).


--  Another set of DHEM off-hole anomalies point to potential additional

    extensions of massive nickel-copper-PGE sulphide mineralization striking

    southeast of the MSU towards the MSU at the base of the 138 Zone (see

    Annex "A", Figures 1 and 2, DHEM Plate MPS-194-1). A DHEM plate at the

    MSU found at the base of the 138 Zone suggests massive nickel-copper-PGE

    sulphide mineralization also continues northward (see Annex "A", Figures

    1 and 2, DHEM Plate MPP 171-1).


"Just one month ago, Talon announced a 167% increase in tonnage for the inferred massive sulphide resource at the Tamarack North Project. Now, the recent results from drill hole 15TK0219, along with several off-hole anamolies, suggest that further growth in the massive nickel-copper-PGE sulphide resource can be expected during future drill programs at Tamarack", said Henri van Rooyen, CEO of Talon Metals.

(1)NiEq percentages quoted in this news release are calculated using the following formula: NiEq% = Ni%+ Cu% x 2.91/9.20 + Co% x 14/9.20 + Pt (g/t)/31.103 x 1,400/9.2/22.04 + Pd (g/t)/31.103 x 600/9.2/22.04 + Au (g/t)/31.103 x 1,300/9.2/22.04




The winter exploration program at the Tamarack Project commenced in January 2015 and concluded in late March. During the program, 15 holes totaling 8,099 meters were drilled by Kennecott Exploration Company (see Annexes "C" and "D").


The premise behind the winter exploration program was twofold:


--  To follow-up on the massive nickel-copper-PGE sulphide mineralization

    previously intercepted in drill holes 14TK0211 and14TK0213 with DHEM

    surveys (see the Company's news release on December 1, 2014 and January

    15, 2015, respectively); and


--  To explore areas along the Tamarack Igneous Complex ("TIC") that are

    significant step-outs from the current MSU, Semi Massive Sulphide Unit

    Mineral Zone ("SMSU") and the 138 Zone (see Annexes "C" and "D").


Discussion of Results from Drill Hole 15TK0219 and DHEM Surveys

Due to a deviation of drill hole 15TK0219, only the eastern edge of DHEM plate MPS-219-1 was intersected; nonetheless, three intersections of massive nickel-copper-PGE sulphide mineralization were recorded in drill hole 15TK0219, as follows:


--  The first interval from 395.05 meters to 395.24 meters consists of

    massive nickel-copper-PGE sulphide mineralization found at the base of

    fine grained peridotite (FGO)/mixed zone mineralization (MZ), which is

    similar to the geological setting of the MSU. The MSU found on both the

    western and eastern sides of the SMSU is hosted by intensely

    metamorphosed and partially melted meta-sediments occurring as fragments

    or wedges of country rock between the base of the fine-grained

    peridotite (FGO) and the top of the coarse-grained feldspathic

    peridotite (CGO) with typical dimensions of 20 to 30 meters across by 10

    meters high. The intercept width of 0.19 meters assayed 1.15% Ni, 0.76%

    Cu, 0.767 g/t PGEs and 0.214 g/t Au (which equates to a 1.68% NiEq grade



--  The second interval from 449.37 meters to 450.35 meters consists of a

    vein of massive nickel-copper-PGE sulphide mineralization that cuts

    across the coarse grained feldspathic peridotite (CGO) with 0.98 meters

    assaying 1.23% Ni, 1.03% Cu, 0.579 g/t PGEs and 0.12 g/t Au (which

    equates to a 1.70% NiEq grade basis). As was previously stated in the

    Company's news release on December 1, 2014, massive sulphide veins, such

    as those found in drill hole 15TK0219, are considered to be important

    vectors to MSU or SMSU-type ore bodies.


--  The third interval from 468.45 meters to 469.06 meters consists of a

    large fragment of massive nickel-copper-PGE sulphide mineralization and

    metasedimentary rock in coarse grained feldspathic peridotite (CGO),

    with 0.61 meters assaying 10.05% Ni, 5.78% Cu, 27.46 g/t PGEs and 1.93

    g/t Au (which equates to a 17.91% NiEq grade basis). This fragment was

    likely stripped and transported from massive nickel-copper-PGE sulphide

    mineralization by the coarse grained feldspathic peridotite (CGO). The

    fragment shows early stage sulphide digestion but is still angular in

    shape indicating that the source was proximal.


--  The remainder of the results from the 2015 winter exploration program

    are still pending, and will be forthcoming as and when they are received

    and analyzed.


Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Qualified Persons


Please see the technical report entitled "First Independent Technical Report on the Tamarack North Project, Tamarack, Minnesota" dated October 6, 2014 (the "Tamarack North Technical Report") prepared by independent "Qualified Persons" Brian Thomas (P. Geo) of Golder, Paul Palmer (P. Eng) of Golder and Manochehr Oliazadeh Khorakchy (P. Eng) of Hatch Ltd. for information on the QA/QC, analytical and testing procedures employed by Kennecott Exploration Company at the Tamarack North Project. Copies are available on the Company's website (www.talonmetals.com) or on SEDAR at (www.sedar.com).


Widths are drill intersections and not true widths. True widths cannot be consistently calculated for comparison purposes between holes because of the irregular shapes of the mineralized zones. Therefore some drill holes drilled down-plunge may have mineralized intersections greater than the average width and thickness of the mineralized zone.


Drill intersections have been independently selected by Talon. Drill composites have been independently calculated by Talon.


James McDonald, Vice President, Resource Geology of Talon and Mike Shaw, Vice President, Exploration of Talon are both Qualified Persons within the meaning of NI 43-101. Messrs. McDonald and Shaw are satisfied that the analytical and testing procedures used are standard industry operating procedures and methodologies, and they have reviewed, approved and verified the technical information disclosed in this news release, including sampling, analytical and test data underlying the technical information.


About Talon


Talon is a TSX-listed company focused on the exploration and development of the Tamarack Nickel-Copper-PGE Project in Minnesota, USA (which comprises the Tamarack North Project and the Tamarack South Project). The Company has a well-qualified exploration and mine management team with extensive experience in project management.


For additional information on Talon, please visit the Company's website at www.talonmetals.com.


Forward-Looking Statements


This news release contains certain "forward-looking statements". All statements, other than statements of historical fact that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect the current expectations or beliefs of the Company based on information currently available to the Company. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements relating to the Tamarack Project with respect to the potential extension and continuation of the MSU to the north of drill holes 14TK0211 and 15TK0219, the potential extension of the MSU to the northeast and to the southeast and northward of the 138 Zone, the form and extent of mineralization, targets, goals, objectives and plans, including plans for the release of remaining 2015 winter exploration program results. Forward-looking statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements, and even if such actual results are realized or substantially realized, there can be no assurance that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on the Company. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to: failure to establish estimated mineral resources, the grade, quality and recovery of mineral resources varying from estimates, the uncertainties involved in interpreting DHEM surveys, drilling results and other geological data, inaccurate geological and metallurgical assumptions (including with respect to the size, grade and recoverability of mineral reserves and resources, uncertainties relating to the financing needed to further explore and develop the properties or to put a mine into production and other factors (including exploration, development and operating risks)).


Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. Although the Company believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and accordingly undue reliance should not be put on such statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein.




Plan View and Long Section (looking west) showing Drill Hole 15TK0219 in relation to DHEM Plates in the Tamarack Zone


To view Figure 1: Plan Map - MSU and its Relationship to the DHEM Plate Anomalies, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/Figure1_TLO.pdf.


To view Figure 2: Long Section (looking west) - MSU and its Relationship to the DHEM Plate Anomalies, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/Figure-2_TLO.pdf.




               Table 1: Assay Results for Drill Hole 15TK0219              



                                                              True   Sample

  Hole ID     X      Y      Z     Az   Dip  From (m) To (m)   Width  Length

                                                               (m)     (m) 



 15TK0219  490853 5168603  389   246   -84   395.05  395.24   0.18    0.19 



 15TK0219  490853 5168603  389   246   -84   449.37  450.35   0.95    0.98  



 15TK0219  490853 5168603  389   246   -84   468.45  469.06   0.58    0.61 








       Length    Ni %    Cu %    Co %   Pt g/t  Pd g/t  Au g/t  NiEq %




        579      1.15    0.76    0.07    0.52    0.25    0.21    1.68



        579      1.23    1.03    0.03    0.25    0.33    0.12    1.70



        579      10.1    5.78    0.09    22.7    4.76    1.93   17.91




All samples were analysed by ALS Chemex. Nickel, copper, and cobalt grades were first analysed by a 4 acid digestion and ICP AES (ME-4ACD81). Grades reporting approximately 1%, using ME-4ACD81, triggered an AAS finish. If the results were greater than 1% then a Sodium Peroxide Fusion with ICP-AES finish was used (ICP81). Platinum, palladium and gold are initially analysed by fire assay with a mass spectral finish (PGM-MS24). Over limits triggered an ICP-AES finish (PGM-ICP27).


Drill intersections have been independently selected by Talon. Drill composites have been independently calculated by Talon using a 0.72% NiEq cut-off, which is consistent with the approximate 0.72% NiEq cut-off that was used to constrain the 3D mineral envelopes in areas of continuous mineralization as per the Tamarack North Technical Report.


NiEq percentages are calculated using the following formula: NiEq% = Ni%+ Cu% x 2.91/9.20 + Co% x 14/9.20 + Pt (g/t)/31.103 x 1,400/9.2/22.04 + Pd (g/t)/31.103 x 600/9.2/22.04 + Au (g/t)/31.103 x 1,300/9.2/22.04.


Sample lengths and grades have been rounded to two decimals.


Annex "C"


      Table 2: Holes Drilled during the 2015 Winter Exploration Program    


  Hole ID       Easting   Northing  Elevation   Azimuth      Dip   Length


  15TK0215     491106.1    5172077    394.381       4.7    -85.2   364.54


  15TK0216            -          -          -         -        -        -


  15TK0217     496841.4    5163275     394381     359.9    -84.4   831.49


  15TK0218       492028    5164542    388.395     127.5    -86.2   1134.0


  15TK0219     490852.7    5168603     388.83     242.1    -83.8    579.0


  15TK0220            -          -          -         -        -        -


  15TK0221     492042.5     517015    388.666     315.6    -85.1   741.12


  15TK0222     490862.3    5167538    387.924      82.3    -85.3   785.17


  15TK0223     497008.7    5158652    401.861     195.2    -80.9   394.50


  15TK0224            -          -          -         -        -        -


  15TK0225     490995.2    5172067    387.169      96.3    -85.9   552.30


  15TK0226     490949.4    5166197    387.789     323.1    -83.3    693.0


  15TK0227     491005.1    5167694    388.739      96.9    -86.0   821.13


  15TK0228      4917771    5170278    388.295     115.6    -82.7   593.75


  15TK0143A    490957.3    5167889    390.652    270.38   -84.53    762.0



Annex "D"


To view Figure 3: Map of TIC Showing all Winter Exploration Program Drill Holes, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/Figure3_TLO.pdf.


Contact Information


Talon Metals Corp.
Sean Werger
(416) 361-9636 x247
[email protected]



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