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GFG Drills 4.82 g/t Gold over 26.0 Metres and Continues to Intercept Multiple Gold Zones at the Montclerg Gold Project






GFG Resources Inc. (TSX-V: GFG) (OTCQB: GFGSF) reports new assay results from three drill holes that have intersected multiple zones of significant gold mineralization at the Montclerg Gold Project, located 48 kilometres east of the prolific Timmins Gold District in Ontario, Canada (See Figure 1).


During the fourth quarter of 2021, the Company drilled a total of 3,210 metres from 14 holes in its inaugural Phase 1 drill program. To date, the Company has received drill assay results from five holes and have successfully returned both high-grade and bulk tonnage intercepts from the MC Central target (see Table 1 and Figures 2-6) with highlights including:


Hole MTC-21-005:

  • Upper Footwall zone: 4.82 grams of gold per tonne (“g/t” Au) over 26.0 m including 12.32 g/t Au over 5.5 m; and
  • Upper Footwall zone: 11.29 g/t Au over 1.7 m


Hole MTC-21-004:

  • Upper Main zone: 0.73 g/t Au over 24.2 m; and
  • Lower Main zone: 1.24 g/t Au over 10.4 m including 2.37 g/t Au over 4.1 m
  • Lower Footwall zone: 1.23 g/t Au over 15.5 m including 3.09 g/t Au over 3.3 m


Brian Skanderbeg, President and CEO commented, “These great results confirm our belief in the potential for both high-grade and bulk tonnage gold mineralization at Montclerg. We are very encouraged by the stacked nature of the system, impressive widths and the relationship to historic drill holes that extend over a strike length of more than 1.3 km. The intensity of the alteration, veining and sulphidation that we are seeing are consistent with a multi-stage, large-scale gold system. Hole MTC-21-005 is the best hole ever drilled on the Project and may be amongst the best greenfield intercepts from the Timmins region over the past decade. As we await the remaining assays, drilling at Montclerg will resume in the coming weeks.”


Assay and Drillhole Analysis

In the Phase 1 program, the Company completed 11 holes focused on the MC Central target and three holes on the MC Eastern target; testing a strike length in excess of 500 m. The 14 holes varied in length from 125 to 400 m and tested a strike length of over 500 m. The program systematically tested the strike and dip-extensions of MC Central and MC East targets and the prospective MC Footwall corridor. Assay results are pending for the remaining nine holes and the Company expects to report these results throughout the first quarter.


Drill hole MTC-21-005 was drilled to test the Upper Footwall zone at depths of less than 150 m vertical. The hole successfully encountered a zone of intense sericite, carbonate and silica alteration, moderate quartz veining, and 1 to 10%, and locally to 25%, disseminated pyrite and arsenopyrite at, and directly below the contact with the mafic volcanic footwall. This mineralized zone returned 4.82 g/t Au over 26.0 m and included two sub-intervals that graded 15.96 g/t Au over 1.8 m and 12.32 g/t Au over 5.5 m. A second zone of alteration and sulphidation was encountered deeper in the hole and returned 11.29 g/t Au over 1.7 m. Follow-up drill holes are pending on this shallow high-grade intercept, and it is a priority for the up-coming drill program.


Drill hole MTC-21-004 was drilled to test the westward extension of the Main zone above 100 m depth and a possible extension of the Lower Footwall zone within the mafic volcanics to the south. Within the felsic volcanic package two mineralized zones were intersected and graded 0.73 g/t Au over 24.2 m and 1.24 g/t Au over 10.4 m. These zones are characterized by moderate to strong silicification and sericite alteration, 1 to 10% quartz veining and trace to 3%, and locally up to 10%, disseminated pyrite and arsenopyrite. The Lower Footwall zone was encountered and graded 3.09 g/t Au over 3.3 m.


Drill hole MTC-21-002 was drilled to test for down dip extension of the Lower Footwall zone at MC Central. Highly-carbonate altered and sulphidized mafic volcanic rocks were encountered between 357.2 and 363.5 m down hole corresponding to expected location of the targeted zone. This interval returned 1.75 g/t Au over 6.3 m and included a sub-interval grading 4.13 g/t Au over 2.3 m. Historic drilling of the Lower Footwall zone returned high-grade intervals such as 9.05 g/t Au over 4.0 m, 9.23 g/t Au over 2.15 m, and 5.38 g/t Au over 3.2 m. This zone remains open, with assays pending on follow-up holes and remains a priority drill target for future programs.


Table 1: Initial Assay Results from Montclerg Gold Project


Hole ID From (m) To (m) Length (m) Au g/t Zone
MTC-21-0011 62.50 90.00 27.5 1.56 Upper Main
incl. 63.50 66.00 2.5 8.42  
incl. 65.35 66.00 0.65 26.90  
incl. 71.50 74.00 2.5 4.30  
and 126.00 166.50 40.5 0.78 Lower Main
incl. 130.75 138.00 7.3 2.20  
MTC-21-002 357.20 363.50 6.3 1.75 Lower Footwall
incl. 359.70 362.00 2.3 4.13  
MTC-21-003 Abandoned hole
MTC-21-004 39.80 64.00 24.2 0.73 Upper Main
and 75.70 86.10 10.4 1.24 Lower Main
incl. 81.00 85.10 4.1 2.37  
and 230.50 246.00 15.5 1.23 Lower Footwall
incl. 241.70 245.00 3.3 3.09  
MTC-21-005 86.00 112.00 26.0 4.82 Upper Footwall
incl. 94.30 96.10 1.8 15.96  
incl. 103.80 109.30 5.5 12.32  
and 118.90 120.60 1.7 11.29 Upper Footwall

1 Previously released
*Drill intercepts are presented using a 0.20 g/t Au cut-off and as drilled length. Composites include internal dilution of up to 3 m at grades less than 0.2 g/t Au. True width is estimated to be 50 to 90% of drilled length.



In 2022, the Company plans to complete approximately 10,000 m of drilling on its Timmins portfolio with an emphasis on the Montclerg Gold Project. In the first half of 2022, the Company will complete 3-4,000 m of drilling and while assay turnaround remains a challenge, a steady stream of assays is expected over the coming weeks and months. In addition to the on-going drill program, the Company will continue additional exploration activities and target development across the Montclerg Project.


At the Pen Gold Project, the Company will continue to refine and develop drill targets during 2022 and is planning a sonic till drilling program in Q1 2022. At this time, the Company is reviewing various alternatives to advance the Dore Gold Project and will provide further information as it becomes available.


At the Rattlesnake Hills Gold Project, metallurgical test work remains on-going with the Company’s joint venture partner Group 11 Technologies Inc. Initial metallurgical results from Group 11’s Stage 1 program are pending and GFG anticipates being able to provide an update in the near future. As the results become available, Group 11 will confirm next steps on conducting further laboratory testing and potential field work. Group 11’s goal is to demonstrate that the non-cyanide, water-based solution along with In-Situ Recovery technology can effectively recover gold and be applied to the gold mining industry.


About the Montclerg Gold Project

The Montclerg Gold Project is located 48 kilometres east of the prolific Timmins Gold Camp and is adjacent to multiple current and historic gold mines (See Figure 1). The Project consists of patented and unpatented mining claims that cover 10 km of the highly prospective Pipestone Deformation Zone. GFG recently closed the acquisition of the Project, and in parallel with the drill program, will advance a systematic exploration program to evaluate and improve the property scale understanding.


Figure 1: Regional Map of GFG Gold Projects accompanying this announcement is available at


Figure 2: Montclerg Gold Project Plan View Map accompanying this announcement is available at


Figure 3: Montclerg Gold Project Cross Section Map (Holes MTC-21-001 and 004) accompanying this announcement is available at


Figure 4: Montclerg Gold Project Cross Section Map (Hole MTC-21-005) accompanying this announcement is available at


Figure 5: Core Photos of MTC-21-005 from Montclerg Gold Project accompanying this announcement is available at


Figure 6: Highlighted Core Photos of MTC-21-005 from Montclerg Gold Project accompanying this announcement is available at


2021 Financing Disclosure

In connection with the C$3.1 million financing completed in November 2021, the Company wishes to correct its previous disclosure to confirm that it paid cash finder’s fees on portions of the financing totaling C$8,833, as opposed to C$7,833 as previously disclosed


About GFG Resources Inc.

GFG is a North American precious metals exploration company focused on district scale gold projects in tier one mining jurisdictions, Ontario and Wyoming. In Ontario, the Company operates the Montclerg, Pen and Dore gold projects, each large and highly prospective gold properties within the prolific gold district of Timmins, Ontario, Canada. The projects have similar geological settings that host most of the gold deposits found in the Timmins Gold Camp which have produced over 70 million ounces of gold. The Company also owns 100% of the Rattlesnake Hills Gold Project, a district scale gold exploration project located approximately 100 kilometres southwest of Casper, Wyoming, U.S. In Wyoming, the Company has partnered with Group 11 through an option and earn-in agreement to advance the Company’s Rattlesnake Hills Gold Project with a technology that could revolutionize the gold mining industry. The geologic setting, alteration and mineralization seen in the Rattlesnake Hills are similar to other gold deposits of the Rocky Mountain alkaline province which, collectively, have produced over 50 million ounces of gold.


Posted February 10, 2022

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