Entourage Metals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:EMT) report the results from initial surface sampling at its 100%-owned October Gold property. Previously, three coincident geochemical, geophysical and gold-in-till indicators were identified which warranted further work including the most recent surface sampling. Of the 251 grab samples collected, 10 samples ranging from 40 ppb to 9,230 ppb Au were identified. The highest grab sample, collected along a sub-parallel structure to the deformation zone, yielded 9.23 g/t Au was discovered within a highly-altered, quartz-carbonate, replacement zone measuring approximately 3.0 meters in width along a yet undetermined strike length. This historical occurrence was previously known as the Woman River Prospect.
Lithogeochemical sampling across the main deformational zone that transects the Property revealed intriguing anomalies including a well-defined, broad zone of albite alteration with an alkaline feldspar core through the center of the claim group. This alteration correlates well with the interpreted gravity breaks delineated by gravimetrics conducted in 2011 and suggests hydrothermal fluid movement along this deformation zone was significant–similar alteration halos near deformational zones are often found to be proximal to gold deposits. This defined alteration cell further enhances the validity of these various geochemical/geophysical anomalies as sites for gold deposition. In addition, pathfinder elements defined a fluid mixing boundary between oxidized fluids and reduced fluids within this alteration which also lends support for possible gold precipitation along this trend (Images of these relationships can be viewed at the Company’s website www.entouragemetals.com).
Entourage’s 203-square kilometer October Gold Property is located in the underexplored Southern Swayze Greenstone Belt near Benton Township, Ontario. Located within the Abitibi Greenstone Belt the property straddles a portion of the Ridout Deformation Zone, considered to be the western extension of the Cadillac-Larder Lake Deformation Zone (the Kirkland Lake Deposits and Kerr Addison-Chesterville gold deposits associated with the Cadillac-Larder Lake Deformation Zone have historic production exceeding 49 million ounces of gold). The Ridout Deformation Zone hosts recently discovered IAMGOLD’s Cote Lake Gold Deposit (Indicated Resource of 3.56 million ounces of gold; and Inferred Resource of 4.66 million ounces of gold) (see IAMGOLD’s Press Release 04-10-2012) and recently discovered Probe Mine’s Borden Gold Deposit (Indicated Resource of 3.68 million ounces of gold; Inferred Resources of 625,000 ounces of gold)(see Probe Mines Press Release 01-15-2013). Entourage’s claims are centered between the two recent discoveries; approximately 35 km northwest of the Cote Lake Deposit and 50 km southeast of the Borden Gold Deposit.
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