Vancouver, Canada -- Mawson Resources Limited ("Mawson") or (the "Company") (TSX:MAW) (Frankfurt:MXR) (PINKSHEETS: MWSNF) reports results from two geophysical surveys completed at the Rajapalot gold project in Northern Finland. Initial interpretation of the surveys has identified multiple high priority targets immediately along strike and extending for up to 4 kilometres from recently drilled high grade gold mineralization at Palokas (Figures 1 and 2).
- 26 line kilometres of gradient array induced polarization ("IP"), 480 metres of pole-dipole IP and 27 line kilometres of ground magnetic surveys were completed at Rajapalot;
- Multiple near-surface and high priority targets that extend to depth have been identified immediately along strike, and extending up to 4 kilometres from recently drilled high grade and thick drill results discovered from surface, which include 19.5 metres @ 7.4 g/t gold from 1.3 metres from PRAJ0006 and 5.4 metres @ 37.6 g/t gold from 2.5 metres from PRAJ0009 at Palokas (see Mawson Press Releases October 03, 2013, October 16, 2013 and January 20, 2014 (Figures 1 and 2).
- Geophysical anomalies extend beyond the 150 metre nominal depth limit of the survey (Figures 3 and 4)
- A diamond drill rig will be mobilized in April to the Hirvimaa prospect with approximately 100 shallow diamond drill holes to test below thin glacial soil cover.
Mr. Hudson, President & CEO, states, "These results provide immediate targets to follow-up. They show the potential scale of the mineralized system in three dimensions, extending immediately beyond recent drill discoveries of thick and high grade mineralization from surface at Palokas and the broader surface geochemical results found within the Rajapalot district. The extent of the high priority anomalies demonstrates the large scale of target we are searching for, with more than 4 kilometres of target now to be tested below thin glacial soil cover. We will mobilize a diamond drill rig to test the Hirvimaa prospect area next month."
In total, 26 kilometres of gradient array IP and ground magnetics and 480 metre of pole-dipole IP were completed. Figure 1 and Figure 2 show the IP chargeability and ground magnetic results, while Figures 3 and 4 show pole-dipole inverted IP chargeability and resistivity cross sections through the Palokas prospect. Chargeable, low resistive and magnetic anomalies define multiple high priority target areas, for follow-up beneath the predominant thin 2 to 5 metre thick glacial soils, for more than 4 kilometres of strike (Figures 1 and 2). Chargeable and low resistive anomalies discovered below drilled gold mineralization extend beyond the 150 metre nominal depth limits of the survey technique. Airborne electromagnetic ("VTEM") anomalies generated from a survey flown late last year similarly shows conductors that extend immediately below drilled near-surface mineralization, to at least 400 metres depth. The VTEM conductors correlate well with many of the IP chargeable and low resistive anomalies (Figure 1).
All surveys were carried out by Geovista AB of Lulea, Sweden. The gradient array IP method was been chosen as it tests a large areal coverage to moderate depth at relatively low cost. The line spacing for measurement of the gradient array and ground magnetic surveys was 100 metres. Mawson has also collected and measured physical properties from all the rocks types from the mineralized sequence at Palokas to ground truth the geophysical data.
A diamond drill rig will be mobilized in April to drill approximately 100 shallow diamond drill tails below shallow till cover to test the near-surface extent of anomalies recognized in this geophysical survey.
About Mawson Resources Limited (TSX:MAW, FRANKFURT:MXR, PINKSHEETS:MWSNF)
Mawson Resources Limited is an exploration and development company. Mawson has distinguished itself as a leading Scandinavian exploration company with a focus on the flagship Rompas gold project in Finland.
The qualified person for Mawson's Finnish projects, Mr Michael Hudson, President & CEO for Mawson and Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining Metallurgy has reviewed and verified the contents of this release.
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