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Wellgreen Platinum Provides 2017 Drill Program Update

09/07/2017

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TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2017 /CNW/ - Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. ("Wellgreen" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on its 2017 Drill Program at its 100%-owned Wellgreen Ni-PGM-Cu project in the Yukon Territory, Canada ("Wellgreen Project"). The drill program is utilizing two drill rigs and to date has completed approximately 1,400 metres (or 39%) of this year's projected 3,600 metre program.  The current drill program is focused on a combination of infill and infill/metallurgical holes, which are being drilled with the aim to improve confidence in mineralization, upgrade the current resource, and support the Phase II metallurgical program.

The infill/metallurgical program projects seven holes or 1,950 metres of HQ diamond core drilling. The primary objectives of these holes are to obtain samples that can be used for metallurgical testwork in order to support the Phase II metallurgical program, where we are testing to determine viability of producing separate Ni and Cu concentrates and/or further increase the quality of the bulk concentrate (see below for additional information on metallurgical program), and to return infill assay results to improve the confidence of the resource and potentially convert inferred material to measured and indicated. After core retrieval, one half of the core will be shipped to Sudbury, Ontario for metallurgical testing and the remaining half will be split in two – with one quarter of the core to be sampled and analyzed for metal content.

The infill portion of the program consists of seven holes and 1,650 meters of HQ drilling. These holes are targeting inferred material in the deposit with a view to potentially upgrade the resource material to the measured and indicated category. Holes that are at the edges of the mineralization (ex. WS17-288 and PDH-07-17-004, as well as infill/met holes PDH-07-17-009 and PDH-07-17-010) have the potential to expand the amount of the mineralization. The infill holes are being sampled like the infill/metallurgical holes in order to provide supplemental metallurgical samples.

Figure 1 – Illustration Drill Plan Map With Deposit Overlay (CNW Group/Wellgreen Platinum Ltd.)


Phase II Metallurgical Program

On March 1, 2017, the Company announced the results of its Phase 1 Metallurgical Testwork program (see news release entitled, "Wellgreen Platinum Announces Results of Metallurgical Testwork", dated March 1, 2017). The Phase 1 Metallurgical Program achieved the production of a quality, marketable bulk Ni- PGM-Cu concentrate, grading 11.9% Ni + Cu for the Peridotite domain and 14.3% Ni + Cu for the Clinopyroxenite domain. Preliminary testing has also indicated that separate marketable nickel and copper concentrates could be viable, which, if proven to be true, could have the potential for improved concentrate terms from smelters and therefore improved project economics. The drill core earmarked for metallurgical testing in this year's drill campaign will be shipped to a mini pilot plant at XPS' laboratory in Sudbury to test and refine the process for production of separate nickel and copper concentrates. Metallurgical testing on split concentrates is expected to commence in Q4/17.

Table 1 – Scheduled Drill Program*

Proposed Hole

Purpose

Easting

Northing

Elev

(m)

Az

(degrees)

Dip

(degrees)

Plan Depth

(m)

WS17-288

Infill

577774

6815578

1600

0

-88

360 m

WS17-290

Infill/Met

577469

6815678

1612

0

-90

200 m

WS17-293

Infill/Met

577425

6815635

1612

0

-90

220 m

PDH-07-17-010

Infill/Met

577575

6815458

1579

0

-74

280 m

PDH-07-17-009

Infill/Met

577675

6815462

1591

0

-68

300 m

PDH-07-17-011

Infill

577450

6815397

1528

0

-56

260 m

PDH-07-17-013

Infill

577119

6815537

1450

10

-74

150 m

WS17-289

Infill

577876

6815532

1549

312

-80

180 m

WS17-291

Infill/Met

577625

6815623

1651

0

-50

250 m

WS17-292

Infill/Met

577700

6815651

1658

0

-65

280 m

PDH-07-17-005

Infill/Met

577945

6815631

1542

200

-81

420 m

PDH-07-17-004

Infill

577980

6815410

1482

0

-60

150 m

PDH-07-17-002

Infill

578365

6815337

1403

168

-80

350 m

PDH-07-17-006

Infill

577876

6815532

1549

64

-76

200 m

* Exact drill locations are subject to change depending on ground conditions and accessibility

 

Qualified Person

This news release was reviewed and approved by James Berry, Wellgreen's Chief Geologist and a "Qualified Person" as defined in National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.  Please see technical report dated June 26, 2017, filed under the Company's profile at www.sedar.com, for a description of data verification and QA/QC procedures.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Information:  This news release includes certain information that may be deemed "forward-looking information". Forward-looking information can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "believe", "continue", "plans" or similar terminology, or negative connotations thereof. All information in this release, other than information of historical facts, including, without limitation, regarding the undertaking of future activities, work programs and development at the Wellgreen Project, realization of the potential of the Wellgreen deposit, converting inferred resource material to measured and indicated, completing the 2017 Drill Program, and general future plans and objectives for the Company and the Wellgreen Project, are forward-looking information that involve various risks and uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in such forward-looking information are based on reasonable assumptions, such expectations are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking information. For more information on the Company and the key assumptions, risks and challenges with respect to the forward-looking information discussed herein, and about our business in general, investors should review the Company's most recently filed annual information form, and other continuous disclosure filings which are available at www.sedar.com. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

SOURCE Wellgreen Platinum Ltd.

Wellgreen Platinum Contacts: Graeme Jennings, CFA, VP Corporate Development and Investor Relations, 1-416-304-9322, gjennings@wellgreenplatinum.com