Endurance Gold Corporation (TSX-V: EDG) is pleased to report further assay results from the 2021 diamond drilling program at the Reliance Gold Property in southern British Columbia. The Property is located 4 kilometres east of the village of Gold Bridge with year-round road access, and 10 km north of the historic Bralorne-Pioneer Gold Mining Camp which has produced over 4 million ounces of gold.
As announced on November 3, 2021, the Company completed 4,329 metres of diamond drilling in twenty-two drill holes at the Eagle and Imperial Zones. Assay results for the first three (3) of six (6) holes drilled at the Imperial Zone have now been received. The assay results for the first four of sixteen holes completed at the Eagle Zone were reported on November 29, 2021 which included 10.94 grams per tonne gold over 5.4 m and 7.49 gpt gold over 9.0 m from drill holes DDH21-003 and DDH21-004, respectively. Assay results are pending for the remaining fifteen (15) holes.
“We are pleased to see the Reliance Property continue to deliver high-grade intervals over substantial widths,” commented Robert T. Boyd, CEO of Endurance Gold. “This wide high grade Imperial Zone diamond drill intersection is located 420 metres away from the wide high-grade intersections at the Eagle Zone Discovery announced last week, indicating excellent exploration potential of the Reliance Property. We look forward to expanding the system further with the pending assay results.”
Drill holes DDH21-009 and DDH21-011 were collared in a hanging wall sequence of interbedded carbonaceous argillite and chert with minor mafic volcanic. Within the hanging wall sediments, the Royal Shear complex is observed as multiple anastomosing brittle-ductile bedding parallel shears that deform the sedimentary package. The gold mineralized zone is hosted within the mafic volcanic sequence just below the Royal Shear Fault which is a bounding fault separating the hanging wall sediments from the foot wall mafic volcanics. The gold mineralized zones are associated with pervasively iron carbonate and sericite altered mafic volcanic host rocks which have been subject to brittle deformation and consist of multigenerational breccia with introduced pyrrhotite-pyrite-stibnite-arsenopyrite, silicification and quartz-vein stockwork.
DDH21-012 is a vertical hole drilled 160 m east of DDH21-009 with the objective of intersecting the Imperial Zone near surface and to explore a covered area between the Imperial Zone and Eagle Zone. There were no significant gold intersections in this hole. In the target horizon feldspar porphyry was intersected and obscures the mineralized zone in this area. Assay results are pending for DDH21-008 and DDH21-010 which were drilled in a horizontal fan pattern from the same setup as DDH21-009 with the goal of testing the strike extensions of mineralization for approximately 100 m along strike from the encouraging intersection in DDH21-009.
As reported on September 27, 2021, the majority of the drill core from the 1980s Imperial Zone drilling is in very poor condition or entirely lost, and not recoverable to professional standards. Thus, the four holes of the 2021 drill program that tested the Imperial Zone were dedicated to collect representative gold mineralized intervals to assist in developing a new lithological, structural and alteration model for the zone.
To date, assay results have been received for 322 of the 1,310 drill core samples that have been submitted for assay analysis. The remaining gold assay results are expected to be received through December and the first quarter of 2022 and will be reported when received.
Endurance Gold Corporation is a company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of highly prospective North American mineral properties with the potential to develop world-class deposits.
Figure 1: Reliance Property, Imperial Zone – Drill Section
Figure 2: Reliance Property, Imperial Zone – DDH21-009 Drill Intersection Photo
Table 1: Reliance Property, Imperial Zone – DDH21-009 Assay Results Summary
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