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Bonanza-Grade Gold Showing on Transition Metals’ Gowganda Gold Property

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Sudbury, Canada, October 4th, 2021 – Transition Metals Corp (XTM – TSX.V) (“Transition”, the “Company”) is delighted to announce results from the initial prospecting and sampling program on the newly acquired claims forming part of the Gowganda Gold project (see press release March 24th, 2021). Recent results from grab samples returned high-grade, gold analyses of 18.6-269.0 g/t gold (Au) from one showing and the discovery of four new copper (Cu) showings ranging from 0.24-2.30% Cu (see Figure 1, Table 1). 

Figure 1. Sample X926767, containing 269 g/t Au with flecks of visible gold (Vg).

During the reconnaissance sampling and prospecting program, a total of 35 grab samples were collected over areas of the newly acquired claims (see Figure 2). This gold showing may be related to the gold mineralization discovered by Transition Metals in Haultain Township to the east, hosted in altered syenite dykes and shears developed in Archean greenstone.  The current interpretation suggests that it is a sinistrally (left-handed) offset extension of the Haultain mineralization. The lithologies associated with the Haultain mineralization can be traced to the east and correlate with the units hosting the gold mineralization recently discovered by Canada Cobalt Works in the Castle East - Robinson zone (Figure 2).

CEO Scott McLean commented, “Chalcopyrite is a common sulphide mineral in the veins of the Gowganda silver camp and minor copper production was reported by the largest producer of the area, the Miller Lake O’Brien Mine1. The anomalous copper values from the recent sampling are currently interpreted to be related to the Gowganda veins but additional work is required to better understand the nature of the copper mineralization and if there is relationship between the veins and the gold mineralization. However, the identification of high-grade-grade gold mineralization on the west side of the Transition property, in combination with the recent discovery of gold mineralization to the east of the Transition Haultain gold showing by Canada Cobalt Works, suggests the potential for a more substantial zone of gold mineralization than previously interpreted. This gold mineralization is located within the southwest portion of the prolific Abitibi greenstone belt which extends through the adjacent Shining Tree gold camp and to the west into the Swayze greenstone belt. We feel that there is the potential for gold mineralization that should be of interest to major gold producers looking for new opportunities.”

1McIlwaine, 1978; Ontario Geological Survey Report 175

Table 1. Highlight Grab Samples from November 2020 Sampling Programme.

Sample ID Easting Northing Sample type Au (g/t) Ag (g/t) Co (ppm) Cu (ppm) Ni (ppm)
X926767 512545 5277987 Grab 269.0 94.40 13,300 61.8 4,640
X926768 512545 5277987 Grab 47.3 31.20 4,320 96.3 1,420
X926769 512545 5277987 Grab 38.9 18.05 2,950 37.8 959
X926770 512545 5277987 Grab 18.6 7.15 177 15.3 83.6
X926752 513074 5279563 Grab 0.006 9.77 17.8 23,000 52
X926773 512610 5279401 Grab 0.031 0.17 16.5 22,700 9.8
X926765 513008 5278466 Grab <0.001 1.16 43.6 4,920 31.9
X926763 513034 5279480 Grab <0.001 0.87 45.0 3,770 59.5
X926764 513034 5279480 Grab <0.001 0.22 44.5 2,600 50.9
X926766 513008 5278466 Grab 0.002 2.40 55.5 2,410 28

About the Gowganda Gold Project

The Project is located adjacent to the village of Gowganda, Ontario in Nicol, Haultain, Milner, Leith, and Van Hise townships, in the Larder Lake Mining District. The project hosts numerous gold occurrences associated with stockwork veins in altered syenite dykes and shears developed in Archean greenstone. These lithologies are overlain by Proterozoic sediments of the Cobalt Embayment and intruded by Nipissing gabbro sills, located south of the Round-Lake Batholith in the south-western part of the prolific Abitibi greenstone belt. Since discovery of the Haultain gold zone by Transition in 2010, programs of Induced Polarization (IP) surveys, soil geochemical sampling, geological mapping, mechanical stripping, channel sampling, trenching, and 37 diamond drill holes totaling 4,656 metres have been completed. Assay values returned from channel samples ranged from nil to 3.5 g/t over multi-metre widths, and up to 97 g/t Au over 0.4 metres. Drill intercepts include 2.37 g/t over 7.06 metres and up to 82.5 g/t Au over 0.4 metres (see press release of December 1st, 2011).

Qualified Person

The technical elements of this press release have been reviewed and approved by Mr. Thomas Hart, P.Geo. (PGO), a Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument 43-101. All analytical work performed was conducted at ALS Chemex Laboratories with analyses completed in North Vancouver, B.C The quality system used by ALS-Chemex that meets all requirements of International Standards ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO 9001:2015.

About Transition Metals Corp

Transition Metals Corp (XTM -TSX.V) is a Canadian-based, multi-commodity project generator that specializes in converting new exploration ideas into Canadian discoveries in Canada. The award-winning team of geoscientists has extensive exploration experience in established, emerging and historic mining camps and actively develops and tests new ideas for discovering mineralization in places that others have not looked, which often allows the company to acquire properties inexpensively. The team is rigorous in its fieldwork and combines traditional techniques with newer ones to help unearth compelling prospects and drill targets. Transition uses the project generator business model to acquire and advance multiple exploration projects simultaneously, thereby maximizing shareholder exposure to discovery and capital gain. Joint venture partners earn an interest in the projects by funding a portion of higher-risk drilling and exploration, allowing Transition to conserve capital and minimize shareholder’s equity dilution. The Company has an expanding portfolio that currently includes more than 25 gold, copper, nickel and platinum group element projects across Canada.

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Further information is available at or by contacting:

Scott McLean
President and CEO
Transition Metals Corp.
Tel: (705) 669-1777

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Figure 2: Property and grab sample location map, with interpreted structures exhibiting sinistral (left handed) displacement.

Figure 2: Property and grab sample location map, with interpreted structures exhibiting sinistral (left handed) displacement.