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Cabral Gold Drills 5.3m @ 27.6 g/t Gold Within the Machichie Main Zone, Cuiú Cuiú Gold District, Announces $2M Financing

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Cabral Gold Drills 5.3m @ 27.6 g/t Gold Within the Machichie Main Zone, Cuiú Cuiú Gold District, Announces $2M Financing






Cabral Gold Inc. (TSX-V: CBR) (OTC Pink: CBGZF) is pleased to provide assay results from eight diamond-drill holes testing the Machichie Main zone within the Cuiú Cuiú gold district. The discoveries at the Machichie Complex were not included in the recent mineral resource estimate (see press release dated September 30, 2022).


Highlights are as follows:

  • DDH310 returned the following intervals in fresh altered intrusive basement;
  • 3m @ 3.0 g/t gold from 63.5m including1.0m @ 27.6 g/t gold
  • 3m @ 27.6 g/t gold from 87.1m including0.5m @ 288.1 g/t gold
  • 8m @ 1.6 g/t gold from 125.2m
  • DDH312 returned 7.6m @ 4.7 g/t gold from 88.6m in fresh altered intrusive basement, including 1.0m @ 31.2 g/t gold
  • DDH316 returned 4.6m @ 2.0 g/t gold from 110.4m and 0.8m @ 34.6 g/t gold from 133.2m
  • DDH317 returned 0.5m @ 14.9 g/t gold from 100.5m and 0.6m @ 23.4 g/t gold from 176.2m. All of these occurred in n fresh altered intrusive basement
  • These diamond-drill results from the Machichie Main zone provide further evidence of the continuity of the mineralized zone at depth and indicate that it also contains a significant amount of high-grade gold mineralization


Alan Carter, Cabral’s President and CEO commented, “The Machichie Main zone is part of the Machichie complex, which includes the Machichie Main zone, Machichie NE, Machichie SW and Machichie West targets. None of these targets were included in the recent updated mineral resource estimate. These additional drill results from the eastern part of the Machichie Main zone provide further proof of the presence of a significant mineralized zone with a high-grade component, which is open down-dip on every section and also along strike. These results build on other recent excellent drill results from the Machichie Main zone as the company works towards a maiden resource estimate for these targets.”


Machichie Main Zone Drill Results


The Machichie target is located 500m north-west of the MG gold deposit (Figure 1). Previous drilling at the Machichie Main zone identified a persistent mineralized zone which is east-trending and dips steeply to the north. This main zone consists of parallel high-grade core zones surrounded by a low-grade alteration envelope. This is similar in style to the bedrock gold deposits at MG and Central as well as the recently announced PDM basement discovery.

Figure 1: Map showing the location of the Central and MG gold deposits, the recent discoveries at PDM and Machichie, the three oxide blankets and the new Machichie West area. Other key gold targets are shown as yellow circles


The current drill program testing the Machichie Main zone (Figure 2) was designed to extend the known zone of mineralization down-dip and along strike. All of the eight holes reported herein successfully intercepted significant intervals of mineralization down-dip, and included several high-grade intercepts.


Figure 2: Detailed map showing the east-trending Machichie Main zone (in grey) and drill results from recent holes highlighted in yellow.


Section E553105


DDH310 and DDH311 were drilled from the same platform in a northerly direction, and were designed to test down dip of DDH197 on section E553105 (Figure 3, Table 1).


DDH197 was the only hole previously drilled on section E553105. It was a shallow hole that cut three mineralized intervals including 4.5m @ 1.2 g/t gold, 1.5m @ 1.3 g/t gold and 2m @ 1.9 g/t gold. DDH310 and DDH311 both successfully extended all three zones down dip (Figure 3).


The results from DDH310 include 10.3m @ 3.0 g/t gold (Table 1) from 63.5m including 1.0m @ 27.6 g/t gold5.3m @ 27.6 g/t gold from 87.1m including 0.5m @ 288.1 g/t gold and 4.8m @ 1.6 g/t gold from 125.2m. In DDH310, the grade is significantly higher than all three mineralized zones encountered up dip in DDH197.


DDH311 was drilled at a higher angle from the same platform and cut the same three mineralized zones even further down dip returning 1.0m @ 3.0 g/t gold from 95.4m, 3.3m @ 2.3 g/t gold from 121.0m including 0.7m @ 9.0 g/t gold; and 2.1m @ 2.4 g/t gold from 155.5m.


Figure 3: Cross section of E553105 showing the results from DDH197, DDH310 and DDH311


Section E552900


DDH312 was drilled on section E552900 (Figure 4) testing the area between previous results from DDH299 and RC0060.


DDH312 intersected the mineralized zone as per projections at 88.6m and returned 7.6m @ 4.7 g/t gold including 1.0m @ 31.2 g/t gold. This further supports continuity of the Machichie mineralized zone down-dip.


Figure 4: Cross section of E552900 showing the results from DDH312, RC0060 and DDH299.


Section E552735


DDH316 and DDH317 were drilled from the same platform on section E552735 from south to north. Two shallow diamond-drill holes had been previously drilled on this section (DDH180 and DDH181). Each of these two previous holes encountered a single mineralized zone at shallow depths. DDH181 cut 6.6m @ 1.6 g/t gold in fresh altered basement, while DDH180 intersected 1.1m @ 1.5 g/t gold in saprolite (Figure 5).


DDH316 encountered several mineralized zones down dip including 0.7m @ 1.5 g/t from 84.5m, 0.5m @ 2.2 g/t from 94.9m, 4.6m @ 2.0 g/t from 110.4m and 0.8m @ 34.6 g/t gold from 133.2m. The interval that returned 4.6m @ 2.0 g/t gold is interpreted to be the down-dip extension of the mineralized zone intersected in DDH180 and DDH181 suggesting the main mineralized zone extends 75m further down-dip. The deeper high-grade section which returned 0.8m @ 34.6 g/t gold, was not intersected in previous holes which were collared too far south to intersect this new parallel structure.


DDH317, located on the same platform, but drilled at a steeper angle, intercepted two narrow high-grade zones. It returned 0.5m @ 14.9 g/t gold from 100.5m and 0.6m @ 23.4 g/t gold from 176.2m. The deeper intercept is interpreted to be the down-dip extension of the new high-grade interval encountered in DDH316.


Figure 5: Cross section of E552735 showing the results from DDH316 and DDH317 as well as the previous holes drilled on this section (DDH180 and DDH181)




The results from these additional diamond-drill holes at the Machichie Main zone reaffirm that the mineralized zone remains open at depth, is continuous down-dip, and comprises several parallel zones. All of the sections described here are from the central eastern part of the mineralized zone, and indicate that the Machichie Main zone comprises a series of parallel high-grade zones occurring within a broader low-grade alteration zone as is the case with the Central and MG gold deposits.


Further drilling will be required prior to determining a maiden resource estimate for the Machichie Complex. There are now multiple mineralized zones within the Machichie Complex that may combine to form the next new significant gold deposit at Cuiú Cuiú. The recent trenching to the west suggests that the Machichie Main zone could extend over 900m from east to west, and the zone remains open further to the west. The northeast-trending vein array at Machichie West, and mineralization at Machichie NE remain open in all directions.



Weathering Mineralized Zone From to Width Grade
# m m m g/t gold
DDH304 Fresh Rock 90.0 92.3 2.3 2.9
141.4 142.1 0.7 3.5
164.0 166.7 2.7 2.0
EOH 189.5
DDH310 Fresh Rock 63.5 73.8 10.3 3.0
incl. 64.0 65.0 1.0 27.6
87.1 92.4 5.3 27.6
incl. 89.8 90.3 0.5 288.1
125.2 130.0 4.8 1.6
EOH 153.4
DDH311 Fresh Rock 95.4 96.4 1.0 3.0
121.0 124.3 3.3 2.3
incl. 121.5 122.2 0.7 9.0
135.7 137.1 1.4 1.4
155.5 157.6 2.1 2.4
EOH 172.9
DDH312 Fresh Rock 88.6 96.2 7.6 4.7
incl. 92.2 93.2 1.0 31.2
EOH 144.5
DDH313 Fresh Rock 98.0 100.0 2.0 1.2
103.0 107.7 4.7 1.2
EOH 148.7
DDH314 Fresh Rock 131.0 136.7 5.7 0.3
EOH 170.0
DDH316 Oxide 12.6 20.7 8.2 0.4
Fresh Rock 84.5 85.2 0.7 1.5
94.9 95.4 0.5 2.2
110.4 115.0 4.6 2.0
133.2 134.0 0.8 34.6
EOH 162.2
DDH317 Fresh Rock 100.5 101.0 0.5 14.9
176.2 176.8 0.6 23.4
EOH 191.0


Table 1: Drill results from Machichie Main zone regarding holes DD304 and DDH310 to DDH314 and DDH316 and DDH317


Announcement of Financing


The Company is pleased to announce the terms of a non-brokered private placement of up to 10,000,000 units of the Company at a price of $0.20 per Unit for gross proceeds of up to $2,000,000. Each Unit will consist of one common share in the capital of the Company and one common share purchase warrant. Each Warrant will be exercisable for two years following the closing of the Private Placement and will entitle the holder to purchase one Common Share at an exercise price of $0.30 in the first year following Closing, or $0.40 per Common Share in the second year following Closing.


Cabral may pay finder’s fees in connection with the Private Placement. Finders will be paid a cash commission equal to up to 6.0% of the gross proceeds of the Private Placement and will be issued that number of compensation options that is equal to up to 6.0% of the Units issued under the Private Placement. Each Compensation Option will entitle the holder to purchase one Common Share at an exercise price of $0.20 for a period of two years following Closing.


The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Private Placement for exploration and development activities, repayment of operating liabilities and general working capital purposes.


The securities issued pursuant to the Private Placement will be subject to a four-month hold period from the Closing Date. Completion of the Private Placement and the payment of any finder’s fees will be subject to the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.


About Cabral Gold Inc.


The Company is a junior resource company engaged in the identification, exploration and development of mineral properties, with a primary focus on gold properties located in Brazil. The Company has a 100% interest in the Cuiú Cuiú gold district located in the Tapajós Region, within the state of Pará in northern Brazil. Two main gold deposits have so far been defined at the Cuiú Cuiú project which contains National Instrument 43-101 compliant Indicated resources of 21.6Mt @ 0.87 g/t gold (604,000 oz) and Inferred resources of 19.8Mt @ 0.84 g/t gold (534,500 oz).


The Tapajós Gold Province is the site of the largest gold rush in Brazil’s history producing an estimated 30 to 50 million ounces of placer gold between 1978 and 1995. Cuiú Cuiú was the largest area of placer workings in the Tapajós and produced an estimated 2Moz of placer gold historically.


Posted October 24, 2022

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