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Inventus winter exploration programme underway

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Global Mining Review,

Inventus Mining Corp. has announced that it has started the 2020 winter exploration programme on its Sudbury 2.0 Property, located 40 km northeast of Sudbury, Ontario (USA).

The programme begins with an induced polarization (IP) survey on three areas: Laura Creek Offset Dyke, Big Valley Lake and Doon Lake North. Inventus intends to follow up the IP surveys with drilling at the Laura Creek Offset Dyke this winter.

“With our financing successfully complete, we are now well prepared to advance our projects. We have already mobilised our team on Sudbury 2.0, we are moving ahead with the property acquisitions announced in November 2019, and we intend to get started on our Pardo Paleoplacer project this spring,” commented Stefan Spears, Chairman and CEO.

Laura Creek offset dyke

The Laura Creek Offset Dyke was not known until Inventus discovered it in 2019. It is an over 30 m wide inclusion-bearing quartz diorite offset dyke (IQD), the only undrilled example known to occur around the Sudbury mining camp. Offset dykes around Sudbury are composed of quartz diorite, however, offset dyke-hosted orebodies only occur within rare inclusion-bearing phases of the quartz diorite.

Selected assay results from Laura Creek Offset Dyke have returned values up to 4.1 g/t gold, 0.33% copper, 21 g/t silver and 0.86% lead and 42 g/t bismuth.

Inventus plans to explore the mineralised section of the Laura Creek Offset Dyke following the IP survey with drilling to determine the dip, thickness and to test for the presents of mineralisation and pathfinder geology below surface.

Big Valley Lake and Doon Lake North showings

Extensive hydrothermal alteration and mineralised breccia were found at Big Valley Lake and Doon Lake in 2019. Selected assay results from the Big Valley Lake returned values up to 1.4 g/t gold and 1.3% copper. The two showings were found to have many similarities to the alteration and mineralisation that occurs on the Wolf Lake and Cobalt Hill properties. Inventus expects the IP survey to outline the extent of alteration and mineralisation of these very large targets, in preparation for drilling.

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