Lumina Gold Announces Drill Results; Including 302 Metres of 1.22 g/t Gold and 0.14% Copper


Cangrejos Deposit

  • C19-138: 302 metres of 1.22 g/t gold and 0.14% copper – step-out from surface
  • C19-134: 175 metres of 0.65 g/t gold and 0.08% copper – step-out from 28 metres of depth
  • C19-129: 26 metres of 2.06 g/t gold and 0.77% copper – in-fill from 40 metres of depth

Gran Bestia Deposit

  • C19-133: 184 metres of 0.46 g/t gold and 0.11% copper – in-fill from surface
  • C19-131: 220 metres of 0.42 g/t gold and 0.07% copper – in-fill from surface

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lumina Gold Corp. (LUM.V) (LMGDF) (the “Company” or “Lumina”) is pleased to announce additional drill results from the Cangrejos and Gran Bestia resource in-fill, step-out and exploration program. These fifteen holes (C19-125 to 139) represent approximately 6,430 metres of drilling. The results include six holes from the Gran Bestia Deposit, four from the Cangrejos Deposit and five from the Corridor Zone.

Drilling of the main Cangrejos Deposit has concluded since Lumina’s last news release with two in-fill holes (C19-127 and 129) and three step-out holes (C19-134, 138, and 140). The step-out holes tested the depth extension of an area of high-grade rock chip and trench samples in the northwestern sector previously mentioned in the news release dated June 26, 2019. Results from two of the three step-out holes are reported here, while assays from the third remain pending. Hole C19-134 cut a long interval at the average resource grade, while C19-138 hit an exceptional zone from surface of 302 metres grading 1.22 g/t gold and 0.14% copper.

Although Lumina has finished the current in-fill program across both deposits for the resource update, it has elected to keep two of the four rigs at site to drill the northern ridgeline area of Gran Bestia. The ridgeline is still open to the northwest, where step out holes are targeting the longest intercepts drilled to date. Once this zone has been approximately delineated by drilling, the program will be paused and the Company will complete an updated resource estimate incorporating the last two years’ worth of drilling. Lumina expects the revised estimate to be completed by November 2019.

Gran Bestia in-fill holes C19-128, 131, 133 and 139 all cut long intervals of moderate-grade mineralization from surface. The margins of the Gran Bestia Deposit may have been reached to the south with hole C19-125 and east with hole C19-135. Although mineralization continues to the east, it begins to narrow and drops in grade.

Drilling in the Corridor Zone has concluded. Of note, resource in-fill hole C19-129, collared on the northwestern flank of the Cangrejos Deposit, was extended well beyond the assumed limits of the main resource. While the hole hit mineralization of good grade related to the Cangrejos Deposit higher in the hole, at depth it also cut 104 metres averaging 0.58 g/t gold and 0.15% copper likely forming part of the Corridor Zone. Numerous other drill holes also cut mineralization in the Corridor Zone, holes C19-126, 130, 132, 136, and 137. Modelling of the mineralization controls within the Corridor Zone is ongoing.

Drill Hole Location Map

Drill Intercept Summary

Hole NumberDepositFromToIntervalAu GradeCu GradeAzimuthDipType
C19-125Gran Bestia01361360.320.05150-60Step-out
And 1502841340.340.03   
And 330408780.500.04   
And 148228800.390.04   
And 248276280.240.02   
And 396414180.270.08   
And 184268840.320.13   
C19-128Gran Bestia2638120.630.03330-45Step-out
And 170222520.210.03   
And 2363841480.440.10   
And 406450440.690.10   
And 494504100.360.04   
And 576602260.200.04   
And 614628140.430.04   
Incl 4066262.060.77   
And 128172440.330.12   
And 262274120.220.02   
And 4585621040.580.15   
And 196226300.210.04   
C19-131Gran Bestia02202200.420.07150-60In-fill
And 240254140.290.03   
And 266304380.270.03   
And 378436580.370.03   
And 5268160.230.06   
And 118132140.210.05   
And 198218200.430.08   
C19-133Gran Bestia01841840.460.11150-90In-fill
And 198272740.310.09   
And 2844421580.270.09   
And 282031750.650.08   
Incl 110132221.200.17   
C19-135Gran Bestia5062120.320.2130-45Step-out
And 106132260.370.05   
And 194208140.500.07   
And 250268180.210.02   
And 3258260.340.06   
And 6892240.210.04   
And 106170640.250.07   
And 306328220.280.01   
And 2636100.480.05   
And 64112480.480.03   
And 182202200.290.18   
Incl 202290882.430.31   
C19-139Gran Bestia088880.620.09150-60In-Fill
And 102146440.430.09   
And 178240620.260.08   
And 280302220.460.11   

Note: Intervals in the reported holes are calculated using a cut-off of 0.2 g/t Au with maximum internal dilution of ten continuous metres. Sampling is done in consistent, continuous 2-metre intervals. The highest gold value used in the reported weighted averages is 8.43 g/t Au. In addition to the above results there were multiple intercepts of lower-grade material in the drill holes.

Quality Assurance

All Lumina sample assay results have been independently monitored through a quality control / quality assurance (“QA/QC”) program including the insertion of blind standards, blanks and pulp and reject duplicate samples. Logging and sampling are completed at Lumina’s secure facility located at the Cangrejos Project. Drill core is sawn in half on site and half drill-core samples are securely transported to ALS Lab’s sample preparation facility in Quito, Ecuador. Sample pulps are sent to Lima, Peru for analysis. Gold content is determined by fire assay of a 30 gram charge with total copper content determined by four-acid digestion with ICP finish. ALS Labs is independent from Lumina.

Lumina is not aware of any drilling, sampling, recovery or other factors that could materially affect the accuracy or reliability of the data referred to herein.

Qualified Persons

Leo Hathaway, P.Geo., Senior Vice President of Lumina and the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects for the Cangrejos Project has reviewed, verified and approved the contents of this news release.
About Lumina Gold

Lumina Gold Corp. (LUM.V) is a Vancouver, Canada based precious and base metals exploration and development company focused on the Cangrejos Gold-Copper Project located in El Oro Province, southwest Ecuador. Lumina has an experienced management team with a successful track record of advancing and monetizing exploration projects.

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Marshall Koval, President & CEO, DirectorT: +1 604 646 1890

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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

Certain statements and information herein, including all statements that are not historical facts, contain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Such forward-looking statements or information include but are not limited to statements or information with respect to delineating the Gran Bestia ridgeline zone and completing an updated resource estimate by November 2019. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements or information can be identified by the use of words such as “will”, “plans”, “may”, “intends” or variations of those words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “will”, or are “expected to” be taken, occur or be achieved.

With respect to forward-looking statements and information contained herein, the Company has made numerous assumptions including among other things, assumptions about general business and economic conditions, the prices of gold and copper, and anticipated costs and expenditures. The foregoing list of assumptions is not exhaustive.

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