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Continuity of Nickel-Copper System Extended for 584 Meters on Julie Nickel Discovery on the Quebec North-Shore

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:54 PM on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

  • New batch of results has extended the total strike of the Nickel-Copper occurrences on the Julie-Nickel Discovery to a length of 584 meters.
  • Best result from the portable drill samples yielded 1.17% Nickel at approximately 211 meters away from a previous discovery on the T1 Zone which yielded 1.71% Nickel over 8.49 meters

Baie-Comeau, Quebec / January 13, 2015 / St-Georges Platinum and Base Metals Ltd. (CSE: SX) (FSE: 85G1) (US OTC: SXOOF) is pleased to announced today that a new batch of results has extended the total strike of the Nickel-Copper occurrences on the Julie-Nickel Discovery to a length of 584 meters. The best result from the portable drill samples yielded 1.17% Nickel at approximately 211 meters away from a previous discovery on the T1 Zone which yielded 1.71% Nickel over 8.49 meters

Results Warrant Acceleration of Plans for Julie Nickel Discovery

“We are very encouraged by these new additional results coming out of the Julie-Nickel Project. The fact that these latest results were achieved over 200 metres away from a previous discovery makes us optimistic for the future of this early stage project. As such, we have accelerated our plan and expect to bring this discovery to drill ready stage before the summer of 2015.” Commented Frank Dumas, President & CEO of the Company.

“This acceleration is further supported by the expectation that nickel prices could move dramatically higher over the next two years as a cyclical recovery takes hold in the base metal sector, according to a recent report from Scotiabank” Dumas went on to say.

Joel Scodnick, P.Geo., Vice-President Exploration of St-Georges commented: “(…) no matter how you look at this mineralized corridor, there’s a 13km long magnetic anomaly that appears to be spatially associated with the Julie showing and all the other showings along strike of the Julie showing as mentioned in the press release. This structure is further evidence of a fairly extensive and pervasive plumbing system responsible for the concentrations of nickel discovered so far. Based on the surface work conducted and very shallow drilling using a man-held portable drill it is imperative at this point that St George’s establish a detailed grid in preparation for a diamond drilling campaign. If it can be established that the nickel sulphide enrichment is present at depth and along strike then a deposit of significance could be present, especially given the fact that the structure is so long and most like deep-rooted.”

Results Summary

T2 Zone

A surface mineralized zone of 52 meters by 18 meters referred to as “T2″ has been identified. This zone is located 116 meters away from the initial discovery of “T1″ on an East-North-East trend. It is categorized by a series of small gossans within a larger zone of mafic and ultramafic rocks at or near surface.

When added to the T1 Zone already identified (See Press Release, December 29, 2014) it covers a total of 238 meters of mineralisation and coincides with the ultramafic intrusive suite which hosts the new discovery which has been identified by geophysical data obtained by St-Georges in 2011 where a 13 kilometres magnetic conductor on a WSW to ENE trend was discovered.

The table below outline the results from a 2.88 meter channel sample taken in parallel with the mineralized body at surface:

From To Interval* Nickel Copper Cobalt
(Metres) (Metres) (Metres) (%) (%) (%)
T2 Channel 6 0 2.88 2.88 0.828 0.135 0.025

* Reported channel sample sections are not true widths. An apparent surface width of 8 meters can be calculated but at this time there is insufficient data with respect to the shape of the mineralization to calculate true orientations in space.

The starting point of the channel sample was located at N49? 57.517′ W69? 26.911′

Results from a man-held portable drill hole are also available. The hole was drilled vertically from surface to a shallow depth of 0.40 meters and was assayed as a whole. The drill hole was located at N49? 57.513′ W69? 26.911′.

From To Interval* Nickel Copper Cobalt
(Metres) (Metres) (Metres) (%) (%) (%)
T2 Hole #2 0 0.40 0.40 1.17 0.132 0.0269

Other results from Channel cuts yielded the results below:

From To Interval* Nickel Copper Cobalt
(Metres) (Metres) (Metres) (%) (%) (%)
T2 Channel 4 0 1.64 1.64 0.571 0.116 0.0148

This channel is located on the outskirt of the mineralized body and in parallel with it at N49? 57.518′ W69? 26.906.

From To Interval* Nickel Copper Cobalt
(Metres) (Metres) (Metres) (%) (%) (%)
T2 Channel 7 0 2.16 2.16 0.157 0.0351 <0.001

This channel sample is located outside of the mineralised body at N49?57.518′ W69? 26.905′

* Reported channel sample sections are not true widths. An apparent surface width of 8 meters can be calculated but at this time there is insufficient data with respect to the shape of the mineralization to calculate true orientations in space.

T3 ZONE

The T3 exploration target zone is a surface mineralized zone measuring 58 meters by 8 meters located 159 meters to the South-East of the eastern limits of the T2 Zone. This zone seems to be trending from a North-South to East-South-East axis. Its north-western section encompasses the southern boundaries of the previously identified magnetic conductor on the Julie Project. When added to the T1 and T2 Zones already identified it covers a total 455 meters which is mineralized at or near surface.

From To Interval* Nickel Copper Cobalt
(Metres) (Metres) (Metres) (%) (%) (%)
T3 Channel 3 0.82* 2.76 1.93 0.39 0.108 0.012
including 2.21 2.76 0.55 0.47 0.0914 0.013

*The interval 0-82 cm is still being analysed at the time of this press release. Location of the channel is N49? 57.566′ W69? 26.774′

* Reported channel sample sections are not true widths. An apparent surface width of 6 meters can be calculated but at this time there is insufficient data with respect to the shape of the mineralization to calculate true orientations in space.

A 3.38 meters channel located on the southern limit of Zone T3 yielded 8.8 g/t of Silver and 0.03% Zinc with 0.175% Copper.

Manheld portable drill hole drilled vertically from surface in the mineralized body within the North-Western section of zone T3 yielded the results below:

From To Interval* Nickel Copper Cobalt
(Metres) (Metres) (Metres) (%) (%) (%)
T3 Hole #1 0 0.42 0.42 0.453 0.068 0.011

Location is N49?57.566′ W69? 26.769′

T4 ZONE

This surface mineralized zone is located 98 meters to the East of the T3 Zone South-Eastern boundary and covers 31 meters x 8 meters. This zone is just south and the magnetic conductor.

A man-held portable drill hole yielded this result:

From To Interval* Zinc Copper Silver
(Metres) (Metres) (Metres) (%) (%) g/t
T4 Hole #1 0 0.26 0.26 0.968 0.048 2.2

Location is N49? 57.604′ W69? 26.659′

T9 ZONE

The T9 Exploration Target is a zone that runs on a West-East axis located approximately 740 meters directly to the north of the Zone T4 boundary and 1.07 km to the East-North-East of Zone T1. The surface mineralization cover 142 meters x 21 meters and it is characterized by a large gossan zone. The gossan is hosted by mafic and ultramafic rocks in contact with a Gneissic unit. This zone is several hundred meters outside of the magnetic conductor identified and lies in a magnetic low area of the property.

Initial partial results from this zone confirmed the presence of Copper and yield these results:

From To Interval* Zinc Copper Silver
(Metres) (Metres) (Metres) (%) (%) g/t
T9 Channel 3 0 1.20 1.20 0.04 0.194 9.3

Location is N49? 58.051′ W69? 26.635′

Quality Control

Mr. Joel Scodnick (P.Geo.), Vice-President Exploration of the Company, is the non-independent qualified person for the technical disclosure contained in this news release. Mr. Scodnick has supervised the work programs on the Julie Project, examined the samples summarized in this release, discussed, reviewed the results with the company’s geological staff and reviewed the available analytical and quality control results.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Frank Dumas,

Frank Dumas, President & CEO

About St-Georges

St-Georges is a Platinum-Palladium & Nickel explorer with projects in the Province of Quebec, Canada. Headquartered in Montreal, the Company’s stock is listed on the CSE under the symbol SX and its shares trades in the United States under the Symbol SXOOF and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol 85G1. Its Flagship project is the Julie Nickel Project on Quebec’s North Shore near the deep-seaport town of Baie-Comeau. For additional information, please visit our website at www.stgeorgesplatinum.com.

Forward-looking Statement:

This document contains certain forward-looking statements which involve known and unknown risks, delays, and uncertainties not under the corporation’s control which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of the corporation to be materially different from the results, performance or expectation implied by these forward-looking statements.

The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of the contents of this release.

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