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    May 10, 2022

    Cartier Iron Reports on Diamond Drill Program on the Low Sulphidation Gold-Silver Epithermal System at Big Easy, Newfoundland


    TORONTO, May 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cartier Iron Corporation (CSE:CFE) (“Cartier Iron” or the “Company”) provides an update on its diamond drilling program at its wholly-owned Big Easy property, located near Clarenville, in eastern Newfoundland. The Company carried out a 17-hole diamond drill program totaling 9,470.6m in winter 2022 to test significant resistivity anomalies along a major north-northeast trending structural break outlined by the Controlled Source Audio Magneto-Telluric (“CSAMT”) survey in the Central Anomaly – Big Easy Showing Area. Ten (10) of the drill holes tested the Central Anomaly area, three (3), the Central North Anomaly and four (4), the Big Easy South Anomaly (see Table 3 below). Collectively these reconnaissance drill holes tested CSAMT resistivity anomalies over a strike length of 2.4km as shown in Figure 1.

    All the drill holes intersected wide sections up to 150m thick of interbedded rhyolites and siltstones in the lower part of the Musgravetown Group. The rhyolite units are typically extensively brecciated and cut by quartz veins with fine pyrite mineralization and local black sulfosalts. Hydrothermal alteration is very extensive consisting primarily of silicification and phengite micas. Visually the intersections looked promising however assay results returned only geochemically anomalous values of silver with very little gold as shown in Tables 1 and 2.

    Table 1: Significant Intervals Geochemically Anomalous Silver (> 1.0 g/t) or gold (> 0.01 g/t), Big Easy.
    DRILLHOLE IDFROM (m)TO
    (m)
    LENGTH *
    (m)
    SILVER GRADE ** (g/t)GOLD GRADE ** (g/t)
    BE-21-37381.0414.333.32.10.01
    BE-21-38371.9392.921.02.40.03
    BE-21-38396.9404.07.11.50.01
    BE-21-39419.3426.820.50.80.01
    BE-21-39428.0441.05.71.90.03
    BE-21-40366.0371.25.20.60.01
    BE-21-41460.1465.25.10.30.01
    BE-22-4947.754.06.31.80.02
    BE-22-50139.0141.42.41.00.08
    incl.139.0140.01.0<0.50.18
     172.0178.06.0<0.50.02
    Notes:
    * Lengths reflect downhole lengths. True widths are not known at this time.
    ** Anomalous intercepts are defined as zones of continuous above background gold (0.01 g/t) or silver (1 g/t) with no breaks in anomalous levels greater than 1.0 meter in length.

    Dr. Bill Pearson, P.Geo., Chief Technical Advisor for Cartier Iron commented: “Previous drilling in the Central Anomaly area (see press release June 8, 2021) was successful in confirming an extensive zone of silicification up to 200m wide with low sulphidation epithermal gold-silver mineralization. Hole BE-21-35, drilled in the recent winter 2021 program, returned 0.45 g/t Au and 9.7 g/t Ag over 34m, while Hole BE-21-36 intersected 0.62 g/t Au and 16.12 g/t Ag over 13m. The resistivity response from the CSAMT survey is markedly higher at deeper levels in the Central Anomaly area suggesting that these earlier holes may have been drilled too high in the low sulphidation epithermal system. While drilling in this deeper level intersected wide zones of silicification within wide sections with mineralized rhyolite, this alteration does not appear to be related to the mineralized system intersected in the shallower drill holes. We are reviewing results to determine if there are other targets that may reflect deeper mineralization that warrant testing.”

    Qualified Person

    Dr. Bill Pearson, P.Geo., Chief Technical Advisor for Cartier Iron, and a Qualified Person (“QP”) as defined under National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”), has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical content of this press release. The CSAMT surveys were carried out by Clearview Geophysics under the direction of Joe Mihelcic, P.Eng., P.Geo., a QP under NI 43-101. Dr. Chris Hale, P.Geo. and Mr. John Gilliatt, P.Geo. of Intelligent Exploration provided the survey design and assisted in the interpretation from data processed by Clearview Geophysics. Messrs. Hale and Gilliatt are QPs as defined under NI 43-101. The diamond drilling program is being carried out under the supervision of Peter Webster, P.Geo. of Mercator Geological Services. Mr. Webster is an independent QP as defined under NI 43-101. The analytical work for the first two diamond drill holes in the program were done by Eastern Analytical Ltd. in Springdale, Newfoundland. The samples for the 15 remaining holes completed were prepared in ALS Laboratory’s Moncton or Sudbury facility, with the pulps to be analyzed by ALS Europe in their laboratory in Galway, Ireland or at the ALS laboratory in Vancouver, BC. Both Eastern Analytical and ALS Global are accredited laboratories. The Company employs an industry standard QA/QC program for all analytical work in addition to the laboratories internal QA/QC program.

    Cartier Iron gratefully acknowledges the support of the Newfoundland and Labrador government through the Junior Exploration Assistance program.

    Table 2: Significant Intervals of Low Level Anomalous Silver (> 1.0 g/t) or gold (> 0.01 g/t).

    DRILLHOLE IDFROM (m)TO
    (m)
    LENGTH
    (m)*
    SILVER
    GRADE **
    (g/t)
    GOLD GRADE ** (g/t)
    BE-21-37353.0356.03.01.60.01
    BE-21-37358.0361.03.00.60.01
    BE-21-37364.4365.00.61.80.02
    BE-21-37368.0370.02.01.0<0.01
    BE-21-37374.7375.50.80.10.01
    BE-21-37381.0414.333.32.10.01
    BE-21-38371.9392.921.02.40.03
    BE-21-38396.9404.07.11.50.01
    BE-21-38405.8408.02.22.80.02
    BE-21-39350.0351.01.03.5<0.01
    BE-21-39408.0410.52.51.30.01
    BE-21-39410.9411.50.6<0.50.01
    BE-21-39419.3426.820.50.80.01
    BE-21-39428.0441.05.71.90.03
    BE-21-39548.4551.02.61.8<0.01
    incl.550.0551.01.023.90.01
    BE-21-39578.0579.01.0<0.50.01
    BE-21-40141.8142.30.52.00.01
    BE-21-40355.0356.01.01.00.01
    BE-21-40366.0371.25.20.60.01
    BE-21-40441.0442.01.0<0.50.02
    BE-21-40486.0487.06.01.0<0.01
    BE-21-41248.0249.51.5<0.50.05
    BE-21-41273.0274.51.5<0.50.01
    BE-21-41343.1344.00.91.50.01
    BE-21-41398.0399.81.8<0.50.02
    BE-21-41450.0451.01.0<0.50.01
    BE-21-41455.9456.30.0<0.50.01
    BE-21-41460.1465.25.1<0.50.01
    BE-21-41491.4492.30.9<0.50.01
    BE-21-41590.0594.04.01.30.00
    BE-21-41601.3602.10.81.30.01
    BE-21-42374.0375.01.0<0.50.01
    BE-21-42379.0379.70.71.0<0.01
    BE-21-42642.0643.01.0<0.50.01
    BE-21-43431.5432.91.49.3<0.01
    BE-21-43522.0523.01.0<0.50.02
    BE-21-43663.5665.01.5<0.50.01
    BE-21-44312.5314.01.5<0.50.05
    BE-21-44332.0333.01.01.30.01
    BE-21-44368.0368.60.61.2<0.01
    BE-21-44392.0393.01.01.0<0.01
    BE-21-44432.0432.70.71.0<0.01
    BE-21-44435.0436.41.44.0<0.01
    BE-21-44466.6467.00.4<0.50.06
    BE-21-44510.3510.70.41.4<0.01
    BE-21-44644.0645.01.00.30.02
    BE-22-46437.7438.91.21.20.01
    BE-22-47438.0441.03.00.30.02
    BE-22-48384.8385.50.71.6<0.01
    BE-22-4911.014.03.0<0.50.02
    BE-22-4918.419.81.4<0.50.01
    BE-22-4927.529.01.511.8<0.01
    BE-22-4947.754.06.31.80.02
    BE-22-49218.0220.02.0<0.50.01
    BE-22-49233.0234.01.0<0.50.03
    BE-22-49264.0265.01.0<0.50.01
    BE-22-49266.0267.01.00.70.01
    BE-22-49311.0312.01.01.1<0.01
    BE-22-5068.070.02.0<0.50.01
    BE-22-5073.076.03.0<0.50.03
    BE-22-5077.478.30.9<0.50.01
    BE-22-5083.284.00.80.30.01
    BE-22-50139.0141.42.41.00.08
    incl.139.0140.01.0<0.50.18
    BE-22-50172.0178.06.0<0.50.02
    BE-22-51   Assays pending
    BE-22-52   Assays pending
    Notes:
    * Lengths reflect downhole lengths. True widths are not known at this time.
    ** Anomalous intercepts are defined as zones of continuous above background gold (0.01 g/t) or silver (1 g/t) with no breaks in anomalism greater than 1.0 meter in length .

    Table 3: Drill Hole Collar Coordinates and Hole Lengths for Drill Holes Completed, Big Easy

    Hole. No.Easting* Northing*Elevation (m)Azimuth (Deg.)Dip
    (Deg.)
    Length
    (m)
    CENTRAL ANOMALY
    BE-21-377098765346497120270-55425
    BE-21-387099755346498136270-55473
    BE-21-397100755346390137270-55626
    BE-21-407102005346400130270-60632
    BE-21-417100975346290131270-60628
    BE-21-427102005346291131270-50672.6
    BE-21-437103005346296120267-60752
    BE-21-44710193534610113090-60656
    BE-22-457102005346100135270-60683
    BE-22-46710020534609613090-60698
    CENTRAL NORTH ANOMALY
    BE-22-477105295346697122270-45665
    BE-22-487105885346695120270-55543
    BE-22-537105305346693122260-55473
    BIG EASY SOUTH ANOMALY
    BE-22-497105055347704111270-50422
    BE-22-507106765347705107270-50488
    BE-22-517107975347702110270-55302
    BE-22-527105105347700108250-70332
    Total 9,470.6
    Note:
    * All coordinates are in UTM NAD 83 Zone 21; Elevation is relative to sea level; Core size is NQ

    About Cartier Iron Corporation

    Cartier Iron is an exploration and development Company focused on discovering and developing significant iron ore resources in Quebec, and a potentially significant gold property in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Company's iron ore projects include the Gagnon Holdings in the southern Labrador Trough region of east-central Quebec. The Big Easy gold property is located in the Burin Peninsula epithermal gold belt in the Avalon Zone of eastern Newfoundland.

    Please visit Cartier Iron's website at www.cartieriron.com.

    For further information please contact:

    Thomas G. Larsen                 Jorge Estepa
    Chief Executive Officer Vice-President
    (416) 360-8006 (416) 360-8006

    The CSE has not reviewed nor accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Statements in this release that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” and readers are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance, and that actual developments or results, may vary materially from those in these “forward-looking statements”.

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