Goldsource Announces Salbora High-Grade Expansion; November 13, 2019
- 80.0 Metres Grading 2.07 gpt Au
- 57.5 Metres Grading 2.55 gpt Au
- 76.5 Metres Grading 1.18 gpt Au
VANCOUVER, BC – November 13, 2019 – Goldsource Mines Inc. (“Goldsource” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce expansion drill results for the Salbora deposit (“Salbora”) located approximately 1.5 kilometres northwest of the main Eagle Mountain Gold Project in Guyana, South America. In summary, the drill results have expanded Salbora to a current high-grade footprint of approximately 600 metres long by 10 to 150 metres wide, narrowing to the south, by 75 to 150 metres deep (see attached figures). Gold mineralization is open in most directions. Newly reported hole EME19-019 is a step out hole that is 150 metres north of the Salbora discovery holes and intercepted 76.5 metres grading 1.18 grams per tonne (“gpt”) gold (“Au”). New drill results have doubled the drill-tested strike length of gold mineralization and confirmed sulfide-rich gold mineralization that is suggested in geophysical interpretations (please refer to the Company’s news release dated August 28, 2019). From the total drilling at Salbora of approximately 8,250 meters, the weighted average gold grade within this semi-continuous mineralized footprint is 2.58 gpt Au. This makes the Salbora deposit the highest grade, gold mineralized, near-surface deposit on the Eagle Mountain property and a significant complement to the nearby Eagle Mountain deposit which contains an established indicated resource of 3.9 million tonnes grading 1.49 gpt gold (188,000 ounces of contained gold) and inferred resources of 20.6 million tonnes grading 1.19 gpt gold (792,000 ounces of gold). Please refer to the Technical Report “Preliminary Economic Assessment of the Eagle Mountain Saprolite Gold Project, Guyana” dated September 12, 2014 (“the PEA”) for further information. The PEA excludes Salbora and other peripheral targets near Eagle Mountain defined by drilling since May 2017.
Yannis Tsitos, President, commented, “We are pleased with additional positive drill results at Salbora. Doubling the length of the deposit through drill-testing is crucial in our goal to reach a critical mass for Eagle Mountain of 600 to 800 thousand ounces of gold in the saprolite resource, plus a hard rock resource, to finalize the ongoing pre-feasibility study. In addition, drilling will continue to test new targets as defined by geology and geophysical anomalies. Initial diamond drilling has already started over priority targets, namely Toucan (formerly Coolie), Powis and Friendly to the south and to the north of Salbora. An expanded IP geophysical survey is also in progress to define potential other target areas for drilling.”
The Company’s most significant drill result in this news release is:
- EME19-015 with 80.0 metres grading 2.07 gpt Au, including of 22.5 metres grading 5.45 gpt Au.
Noteworthy drill results in this news release are:
- EME19-013 with 25.5 metres grading 2.38 gpt Au;
- EME19-016 with 57.5 metres grading 2.55 gpt Au, including of 18.0 metres grading 3.06 gpt Au;
- EME19-019 with 76.5 metres grading 1.18 gpt Au, including of 21.0 metres grading 2.36 gpt Au.
The following table shows the most significant results (uncut, undiluted):
|Hole ID (1)||From (m)||To (m)||Drilled Interval (m)(2)||Au (gpt)(3)|
Note: All numbers rounded.
(1) EME defines diamond core holes drilled by Orbit Garant Drilling Inc.
EMD defines diamond core holes drilled in-house.
(2) True widths are 80 to 100% of drilled widths.
(3) Cutoff grade of 0.3 gpt Au.
All sample preparation and geochemical analyses were completed by Actlabs Guyana Inc. in Georgetown, Guyana.
Holes EMD19-089, 90, 91 and 92, have been drilled between Salbora and Toucan testing possible mineralization at lithological contacts. These holes are pending assays, which will be reported when received and compiled. Holes EMD19-080, 85 and 87, showed weak gold mineralization with results below the Company’s cut off grade of 0.3 gpt Au.
Additionally, further drill results in the Apollo target returned;
- EM19-074 at 1.5 metres grading 0.77 gpt Au; and
- EM19-075 at 4.5 metres grading 0.62 gpt Au.
No further drilling is currently planned for the Apollo area.
Geologically, the gold mineralized host rock is primarily a fine to medium grained volcano-sediment and mafic volcanic units. The lithologic units are trending along a 140° strike and near vertical. The mineralization at Salbora is associated with silicification, silica flooding and sulphides, mainly pyrite, along structures striking 170° degrees and near vertical (see attached figures). The intersection of the 170° and a series of 070° structures may be conduits for high-grade mineralization near intrusions of monzonite (early) and dolerite (late). The contacts between monzonite and volcano-sedimentary package are mineralized within both units at Salbora. There are multiple fluid phases, several of which may be gold bearing. In addition, there is an association of small granitic and felsic intrusions with mineralization, possibly along the 170° trending structures.
In late 2019 and Q1 2020, the Company plans to further drill the northern portion of Salbora (near surface and depth) to better define the mineralized footprint, drill-test three geophysical anomalies to the south, further develop an interpretation of favourable structural controls with gold mineralization, and expand the geophysical program to identify new targets. The Company is expanding its currently announced diamond core drill program and expects to drill an additional 5,000 to 6,000 metres in late 2019 and Q1 2020.
The expanded ground geophysical survey includes an additional 62 line-kilometres of gradient array Induced Polarization (“IP”), 62 line-km of high-resolution ground magnetic survey and 10 line-km of Pole-Dipole (“PDP”) detailing IP survey over selected targets. The total ground geophysical coverage has therefore been expanded to an area of approximately 7.5 square kilometres (see attached figures).
As of October 18, 2019, the Eagle Mountain Prospecting Licence (“EMPL”) has been renewed by Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (“GGMC”) for another 3 year period with the typical conditions required for maintaining concessions. The EMPL covers an area of 4,784 hectares.
The Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects for this news release is N. Eric Fier, CPG, P.Eng, Executive Chairman and Chief Operating Officer for Goldsource, who has reviewed and approved its contents.
ABOUT GOLDSOURCE MINES INC.
Goldsource Mines Inc. (www.goldsourcemines.com) is a Canadian resource company working aggressively to develop its advanced-stage, 100%-owned Eagle Mountain saprolite and hard-rock gold project in Guyana, South America. From 2016 to 2017, through a gravity pilot plant initiative, the Company completed testing on gravity-only gold production and both dry and wet mining open-pit techniques. Goldsource is now focused on delivering feasibility studies to achieve large-scale gold production at Eagle Mountain. Goldsource is led by an experienced management team, proven in making exploration discoveries and in project construction.
|Ioannis (Yannis) Tsitos
Goldsource Mines Inc.
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|Ioannis (Yannis) Tsitos, President
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