Contact Gold Corp. (TSX-V: C) (OTCQB: CGOLF) is pleased to announce the results of the final 9 drill holes from the Company’s 2021 drill program at the Green Springs Gold project in White Pine County, northeastern Nevada.
The final holes were drilled at the Alpha Zone, a zone of shallow variably oxidized gold mineralization sitting between Contact Gold’s recent X-Ray and Tango oxide gold discoveries, 250m and 750m away. Gold mineralization at Alpha, X-Ray, and Tango is hosted within the Pilot Shale.
Green Springs is located 7 km east of Fiore Gold’s Gold Rock development project. The Gold Rock and Pan deposits are hosted within the same Chainman Shale and Pilot Shale units hosting gold mineralization at Green Springs. The Green Springs property totals 18.65 km2 encompassing 3 small past-producing open pits, numerous intact zones of oxide gold mineralization, and extensive exploration targets.
“Our 2021 Green Springs program delivered exceptional results from across the property, including 3 new discoveries. Ending the program with another batch of solid oxide results at Alpha is a great way to cap the year. Our next drill program will be focused on stepping out from the X-Ray and Tango discoveries, and Alpha forms a key part of the emerging 1.5 km long gold trend,” said Matt Lennox-King, President & CEO of Contact Gold. “As we look across the district at the proposed acquisition of Fiore Gold by Calibre Mining, and I-80 Gold’s recent acquisition of the Ruby Hill Mine, our conviction in the wider Green Springs district is unwavering and we intend to aggressively explore the project.”
The next drill program at Green Springs is scheduled to begin in Q1 2022. Contact Gold is planning a follow up drill program focussed on step-out drilling at the X-Ray and Tango discoveries, and along the 1.5 km long X-Ray, Alpha, Tango corridor, coupled with initial drill testing of the large-scale Whiskey and Foxtrot targets.
2021 Green Springs drill hole results from this news release:
|Drill Hole||Zone||From (m)||To (m)||Interval||Grade g/t||Oxidation|
|GS 2145||Alpha||30.48||42.67||12.19||0.18||Oxide (71% CN Recovery)|
|62.48||80.77||18.29||0.64||Oxide (85% CN Recovery)|
|including||73.15||76.2||3.05||1.21||Oxide (78% CN Recovery)|
|GS 2144||Alpha||80.77||85.35||4.57||0.37||Oxide (60% CN Recovery)|
|88.39||92.97||3.05||0.17||Oxide (86% CN Recovery)|
|GS 2146||Alpha||30.48||35.05||4.57||0.20||Oxide (82% CN Recovery)|
|57.91||77.72||19.81||0.36||Oxide (89% CN Recovery)|
|GS 2147||Alpha||64.01||67.06||3.05||0.26||Unoxidized (6% CN Recovery)|
|83.82||96.01||12.19||0.19||Unoxidized (16% CN Recovery)|
|105.16||109.73||4.57||0.19||Oxide (88% CN Recovery)|
|GS 2141||Alpha||no reportable intercepts|
Figure 1. Green Springs Project showing location of the Alpha Zone, Tango and X-Ray Discoveries
Figure 2. Plan Map of the Alpha Zone drill holes, and Tango & X-Ray Discoveries
Contact Gold signed a purchase option agreement with Ely Gold Royalties (“Ely Gold”) to acquire an undivided 100% interest in Green Springs in July 2019. Green Springs is an early-stage exploration property and does not contain any mineral resource estimates as defined by National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”). There has been insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource estimate at Green Springs. Additional information about Green Springs is summarized in the NI 43-101 Technical Report entitled “NI 43-101 Technical Report for the Green Springs Project, White Pine County, Nevada, USA” prepared for Contact Gold, with an effective date of June 12, 2020, and dated August 5, 2020, as prepared by John J. Read, C.P.G; an independent consultant and qualified person under NI 43-101, and can be viewed under Contact Gold’s issuer profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
The scientific and technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Vance Spalding, CPG, VP Exploration, Contact Gold, who is a “qualified person” within the meaning of NI 43-101. Drill intercepts were calculated using a minimum thickness of 3.05 metres averaging 0.14 ppm gold and allowing inclusion of up to 4.57 metres of material averaging less than 0.14 ppm gold for low grade intervals and higher-grade intervals were calculated using a minimum thickness of 3.05 metres averaging 1.00 ppm gold and allowing inclusion of up to 4.57 metres of assays averaging less than 1.00 ppm gold. Gravimetric assays are used for all Fire Assays above 4.00 ppm gold. Cyanide solubility assays are completed on all Fire Assays greater than 0.1 g/t. True width of drilled mineralization is unknown, but owing to the apparent flat lying nature of mineralization, is estimated to generally be at least 70% of drilled thickness in most cases. The Cyanide recovery percentages are equally averaged by interval, and are not weighted by gold content per interval. Quality Assurance / Quality Control consists of regular insertion of certified reference standards, blanks, and duplicates. All failures are followed up and resolved whenever possible with additional investigation whenever such an event occurs. All assays are completed at Paragon; an ISO 17025:2005 accredited lab. Check assays are completed at a second, reputable assay lab after the program is complete.
Red Cloud Financial Services Engagement
The Company is also pleased to announce that it has engaged Red Cloud Securities Inc. and Red Cloud Financial Services Inc. to provide the Company with a range of capital markets advisory services. Red Cloud is a Toronto-based financial services company that provides assistance to mineral exploration and mining companies in accessing capital markets and enhancing their corporate profile.
Under the engagement, Red Cloud will be paid a fee of $10,000 per month for the services it will render for an initial 12-month period, and the arrangement can automatically renew month-to-month thereafter at the option of the Company. More specifically, Red Cloud will provide services such as organizing and administering “roadshows”, drafting traditional marketing materials, managing the Company’s social media and providing traditional media support and assistance in the creating of video content for exclusive use on “Red Cloud TV” and other services as required by the Company. In certain circumstances, additional services may be provided to the Company by Red Cloud, and additional contingent consideration for such services may be applicable.
About Contact Gold Corp.
Contact Gold is an exploration company focused on making district scale gold discoveries in Nevada. Contact Gold’s extensive land holdings are on the prolific Carlin and Cortez gold trends which host numerous gold deposits and mines. Contact Gold’s land position comprises approximately 140 km2 of target rich mineral tenure hosting numerous known gold occurrences, ranging from early- to advanced-exploration and resource definition stage.
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