Gold Terra Confirms High-Grade Intersection of 9.36 g/t Au Over 3 Metres in Winter Program of Mispickel Area, Yellowknife, NWT
VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / August 25, 2022 / Gold Terra Resource Corp. (TSXV:YGT); (Frankfurt:TX0); (OTCQX:YGTFF) (“Gold Terra” or the “Company”) today announced final assay results for all 19 drill holes totaling 6,011 metres drilled in the Mispickel area, including a higher-grade re-run assay for hole GTWL22-004 with reported visible gold (VG) and assays results for the remaining eleven (11) holes of the program. The 2022 drilling program has successfully extended gold mineralization in the Mispickel area with the addition of two new gold zones, MP-Ryan and Zone 14. Gold Terra plans to return to the area next winter with more drilling to infill and extend the three high grade zones identified to date. The Mispickel area, and multiple high grade zones are open in all directions.
Chairman and CEO, Gerald Panneton, commented, “The Mispickel area now has two additional new high-grade gold zones located north and west of the original main Mispickel area. The Mispickel area is strategically situated 20 kilometres north of Yellowknife and complements our flagship Con Mine Option Property where we are currently drilling at depth along the Campbell Shear south of the Con and on which an updated mineral resource estimate will be provided in September.”
Figure 1: Location map of Northbelt deposits and Mispickel MP-Ryan Zone
A summary of drill results for all 19 drill holes are shown in Table 1 below. New assay results are shown for holes GTWL22-001, 009 to 013 and 015 to 019. Previously released holes include GTWL22-002-008 and 014 with one new updated re-run assay for GTWL22-004.
Highlights include hole GTWL22-017 which intersected 5.17 g/t Au over 3 metres from 320-323 metres and an updated re-run assay result for hole GTWL22-004 which returned 9.36 g/t Au over 3 metres from 57-60 metres, including the sample containing the visible gold-bearing vein which graded 27.7 g/t Au over 1 metre.
Table 1 – Summary of Assay Intersections on Mispickel MP-Ryan Zone:
|Hole (*previously reported)
|Drilled on Drag Rust Zone 6km south of MP-Ryan along strike of possibly the same structure
|20-24m: 19 g/t Au over 4m
|164-169m: 1.01 g/t Au over 5m
218-223m: 1.34 g/t Au over 5m
|Sent for re-analysis
Best looking VG
|Updated new results:
57-60m: 9.36 g/t Au over 3m, including the sample containing the visible gold-bearing vein which graded 27.7 g/t Au over 1m
84.5-86m with 1.5m of 2.47 g/t Au and,
91.5-92.5m with 1m of 4.27 g/t Au
* Previously reported in the June 7, 2022 press release: 57-60m: 7.63 g/t Au over 3m, including the sample containing the visible gold-bearing vein which graded 22.5g/t Au over 1m
|63-65m: 3.86 g/t Au over 2m
|183-184m: 2.11 g/t Au over 1m
259-260m: 2.46 g/t Au over 1m
|New zone, VG
|102-109m: 3.59 g/t Au over 7m including 8.02 g/t Au over 2m from 102-104m
147-151m: 1.65 g/t Au over 4m
310-311m: 1.90 g/t Au over 1m
|78-84m grades 4.17g/t Au over 6 m, including 78-79m with 11.35g/t Au over 1 m and 83-84m with 11.8g/t Au over 1
0.74g/t Au over 9 m, including 1.75g/t Au over 3 m from 326-329m.
|71.5-74.5m: 1.25 g/t Au over 3 m
96-100m: 1.31 g/t Au over 4m
|Deep hole, shows weaker mineralization within the structure but still anomalous gold at depth
|312-315m: 0.98 g/t Au over 3 m
464-470m: 0.63 g/t Au over 6 m
473-477m: 0.80 g/t Au over 4 m Including 0.33 g/t Au over 2 m
|255-262m: 0.39 g/t Au over 7 m
|Widespread anomalous gold nearby large vein
|237-262m: 0.59 g/t Au over 25m including 237-239m: 1.82 g/t Au over 2m; and 256-262m: 0.87 g/t Au over 6m
|56-67m: 1.38 g/t Au over 11m including 2.01 g/t Au over 7m
|New High grade VG vein with pale colored gold
|43-46m: 31.89g/t Au over 3m, including 69.4g/t Au over 1m
|Large (3m) smokey quartz vein
|92-94m: 0.98 g/t Au over 2m
99-107m: 0.89 g/t Au over 8m
220-223m: 0.77 g/t Au over 3m
|39-42m: 1.26 g/t Au over 3m within 11m of 0.65 g/t Au
|Good intersection at 320-323m
|51-53m: 1.29 g/t Au over 3m
158-161m: 1.06 g/t Au over 3m
320-323m: 5.17 g/t Au over 3m
|Encouraging veining and mineralization
|88.9-95.1m: 1.66 g/t Au over 6.2m
278.75-279.25m: 2.48 g/t Au over 0.50m
|VG, evidence of zone at depth
|179.5-183.5m: 4m of 2.88 g/t Au including 2.1m of 5.23 g/t Au from 181.5-183.6m
The location of drill holes in the Mispickel MP-Ryan area are shown in the following Figure 2.
`Figure 2: Location of drill holes and high-grade zones in Mispickel area
The Mispickel area is a broad, steeply easterly dipping shear zone upwards of 200 metres wide. The host lithology of the Mispickel shear is interbedded argillite and siltstone for majority of the system (Footwall and Main Zone) and medium grained greywacke on the western end (Zone 14) and to the north.
Within this shear corridor, MP Ryan, Main, and Footwall zones contain smoky quartz veining with arsenopyrite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, ± sphalerite mineralization, in addition to visible gold mineralization. Quartz veins, which appear to be sub-vertical, range from sub-cm boudinaged veins to >1m smoky veins with coarse arsenopyrite mineralization. Alteration in the Main and Footwall zones is cryptic (e.i. thin bands of biotite and/or chlorite alteration) whereas the Hanging wall zone 14 contains sericite alteration surrounding mineralized veins. The zone 14 vein is 1.2 metres and different, consisting of white greyish quartz with visible gold. Only hole GTWL-22-14 intersected this new high-grade zone, and will required further drilling to evaluate its potential.
The purpose of this drill program was to expand the footprint of known mineralization. This involved drilling above and below known gold occurrences and drilling along-strike in the shear system. The program was successful at doing both: holes GTWL22-002 (20-24m: 19 g/t Au over 4m) and GTWL22-004 (57-60m: 9.36 g/t Au over 3m) expanded on known high-grade zones whereas holes GTWL22-007 (102-109m: 3.59 g/t Au over 7m) and GTWL22-014 (43-46m: 31.89 g/t Au over 3m) have intersected new zones along-strike to the north.
Of 19 holes drilled at Mispickel, 5 holes contained multi-meter zones of >25 gram-metre Au as shown in Table 2 below. Additionally, 11 holes intersected visible gold, signifying the endowment of this zone.
Table 2 – Greater than 25 gram-metre intervals at Mispickel :
|gram * meters
|19 g/t Au over 4m, incl. 73.9 g/t Au over 1m
|9.36 g/t Au over 3m, incl 27.7 g/t over 1m
|3.59 g/t Au over 7m, incl. 8.02 g/t au over 2m
|4.17 g/t Au over 7m, incl. 11.35 g/t Au over 1m and 11.8 g/t Au over 1m
|31.89 g/t Au over 3m, incl. 69.4 g/t Au over 1m
Figure 3 below shows the Mispickel area trend with exploration targets to the north and south.
Figure 3: Additional Exploration Targets on the Mispickel trend
2022 Drill Program
The Company’s 2022 primary drilling program remains focused on testing the continuity of the mineralized zones within the Campbell shear south of the former Con Mine with the objective of adding high-grade ounces to the current 1.2 Moz inferred resources (see March 31, 2021 Technical Report). Following closure of the winter program, the company is continuing its drilling on the Campbell shear structure south of the former Con Mine which produced 6.1 Moz (1938-2003).
This news release reports new assay results from ten (10) drill holes totalling 3,402 metres from which 2623 core samples were assayed. Assays results range from non-detectable gold to a highest assay of 7.84g/t Au. The Company inserts certified standards and blanks into the sample stream as a check on laboratory Quality Control (QC). Drill core samples are cut by diamond saw at Gold Terra’s core facilities in Yellowknife. A halved core sample is left in the core box. The other half core is sampled and transported by GoldTerra personnel in securely sealed bags to ALS preparation laboratory (“ALS”) in Yellowknife. Samples prepared by ALS are shipped to ALS’s Vancouver facility for gold analysis. Gold assays of >3 g/t are re-assayed on a 30 g split by fire assay with gravimetric finish. Samples with visible gold are additionally assayed using a screen metallic method. ALS and is a certified and accredited laboratory service. ALS routinely inserts certified gold standards, blanks and pulp duplicates, and results of all QC samples are reported.
Drill holes were drilled at right angles to the structure hosting the mineralization and dip angles of holes were designed to intersect the zones as close to normal as possible. Zones reported here are interpreted to be approximately 90 percent true thickness.
The technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Joseph Campbell, Chief Operating Officer, a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
About Gold Terra’s Yellowknife City Gold Project
The YCG project encompasses 800 sq. km of contiguous land immediately north, south and east of the City of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. Through a series of acquisitions, Gold Terra controls one of the six major high-grade gold camps in Canada. Being within 10 kilometres of the City of Yellowknife, the YCG is close to vital infrastructure, including all-season roads, air transportation, service providers, hydro-electric power, and skilled tradespeople. Gold Terra is currently focusing its drilling on the prolific Campbell shear, where 14 Moz of gold has been produced, and most recently on the Con Mine Option claims immediately south of the past producing Con Mine (1938-2003).
The YCG lies on the prolific Yellowknife greenstone belt, covering nearly 70 kilometres of strike length along the main mineralized shear system that host the former-producing high-grade Con and Giant gold mines. The Company’s exploration programs have successfully identified significant zones of gold mineralization and multiple targets that remain to be tested which reinforces the Company’s objective of re-establishing Yellowknife as one of the premier gold mining districts in Canada.
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