P2 Gold Inc. (TSX-V:PGLD) reports results from the final three holes drilled in 2021 at its BAM Property located in the Golden Triangle in northwest British Columbia. Drill holes BAM-004 and 006 were drilled to test the Jan copper zone south of the newly-discovered Monarch Gold Zone, with drill hole BAM-005 drilled to test the northern extent of the Monarch Gold Zone.
“BAM continues to deliver excellent results with BAM-005 extending the Monarch Gold Zone, the newest gold discovery in the Golden Triangle, to the north and BAM-004 showing the copper potential of the Jan Copper Zone,” commented Joe Ovsenek, President and CEO of P2. “We have already started planning the BAM 2022 exploration program to follow up on this summer’s success at BAM.”
Select drill results (see Table 1 below for drill results) from the final three drill holes drilled at BAM in 2021, BAM-004, 005, and 006, include:
BAM-005 is located approximately 600 meters north of BAM-002 (the most southerly Monarch Gold Zone hole) and approximately 600 meters northeast of BAM-003 (the most westerly Monarch Gold Zone hole). The Jan Copper Zone is located to the west and south of the Monarch Gold Zone, with BAM-004 located approximately 1,300 meters southwest of BAM-002. Plan maps and sections for drill holes BAM-004, 005 and 006 of the BAM 2021 Drill Program are available here.
BAM 2021 Exploration
The BAM 2021 Drill Program consisted of six holes totaling 835.9 meters. The Monarch Gold Zone was tested with drill holes BAM-001, 002, 003, and 005, which were targeted on coincident IP chargeability anomalies with highly anomalous gold in soil values of up to 5.7 grams per tonne. The Jan Copper Zone was tested with drill holes BAM-004 and 006, which were targeted on soil geochemistry with values in excess of 1% copper and surface showings exposed in historical trenches.
Based upon the 2021 mapping and sampling and geophysics programs and 2020 soil geochemical sampling and geophysics programs, the Monarch Gold Zone is interpreted to extend over one kilometer north-south and up to 500 meters east-west at surface and the Jan Copper Zone is interpreted to extend approximately one kilometer north-south and over 500 meters east-west at surface.
Planning for the BAM 2022 Exploration Program is underway and is expected to include diamond drilling to test the full extent of the Monarch Gold Zone and Jan Copper Zone.
Monarch Gold Zone and Jan Copper Zone Mineralization
The mineralization at the Monarch Gold Zone is constrained within a package of siltstones, sandstones, and conglomerates. These units are variably altered and silicified with the gold values related to pyrite cemented hydrothermal breccia. The mineralization is interpreted to be the upper extensions of an epithermal system related to an alkaline porphyry at depth, with higher-grade intervals found near the footwall contact of the host lithology.
Jan Copper Zone mineralization is hosted entirely within a thick dolostone unit. The mineralization is associated with a phreatic breccia which has been intensely silica flooded. Subsequent acid leaching has locally opened up a vuggy texture. Sulphide mineralization consists of bornite and tennantite which occurs as fracture and vug filling. The mineralization is believed to be related to a separate phase of the same alkaline porphyry that formed the Monarch Gold Zone.
Table 1: Selected BAM Property Drill Results, October 2021 (BAM-004 to BAM-006)(1, 2)
|(1)||True thickness to be determined.|
|(2)||All samples were submitted for preparation and analysis by ALS Global at its facilities in Terrace, BC. All samples were analyzed using multi-digestion with ICP finish and fire assay with AA finish for gold. Samples with over 10 ppm gold were fire assayed with a gravimetric finish. One in 20 samples was blank, one in 20 was a standard sample, and one in 20 samples had a sample cut from assay rejects assayed as a field duplicate at ALS Global in North Vancouver, BC.|
The Company has terminated the mineral lease and option agreement for the Stockade Property located in Oregon.
Ken McNaughton, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., Chief Exploration Officer, P2 Gold, is the Qualified Person, as defined by National Instrument 43-101, responsible for the BAM Property. Mr. McNaughton has reviewed, verified and approved the scientific and technical information in this news release.
About P2 Gold Inc.
P2 is a mineral exploration and development company focused on advancing precious metals and copper discoveries and acquisitions in the western United States and British Columbia.
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