Gold Standard Ventures Corp. (TSX: GSV) (NYSE AMERICAN: GSV) announced that its 2020 Pinion deposit development program has found a new higher-grade oxide zone with potential to grow. The new zone at Pinion exhibits thicker breccia as well as exceptional oxide grades based on recent drilling on GSV’s 100%-owned/controlled Railroad-Pinion Project in Nevada’s Carlin Trend.
The drill results released today are from an additional 36 reverse-circulation holes (see Pinion DH Location Map – Nov. 10, 2020 and Significant Pinion DH Intercepts – Nov. 10, 2020). With this release, all reverse circulation holes (60 total) have been reported. Results from 15 core holes are pending.
Oxide results include 77.7m of 2.24 g Au/t, including 22.9m of 4.21 g Au/t in PR20-26; 38.1m of 4.37 g Au/t, including 16.8m of 5.41 g Au/t in PR20-34; 25.9m of 3.66 g Au/t, including 12.2m of 6.45 g Au/t in PR20-60; and 39.6m of 1.36 g Au/t, including 15.2m of 2.03 g Au/t in PR20-37. These results identify a number of new and potentially value-add opportunities at Pinion and the greater South Railroad Project, including: 1) a N60W trending zone of higher-grade oxide mineralization at Pinion that remains open to the south, east and at depth; 2) a potential expansion of the Pinion Phase 4 resource; and 3) a new gold host unit – the Tripon Pass Formation – which hosts +1 g Au/t reduced mineralization.
Objectives of the drilling included: 1) decreasing drill spacing on the Pinion Phase 4 inferred oxide resource for conversion to Measured and Indicated; 2) providing material for metallurgical testing; and 3) tightening the drill spacings near historic Cameco holes SB-136, an RC hole that intersected 102.1m of 1.38 g Au/t, and SB-162-99, a core hole that twinned and verified the SB-136 results with an intercept of 112.0m of 1.24 g Au/t. All of these objectives have been successfully completed.
Jonathan Awde, CEO and Director of Gold Standard commented: “Railroad-Pinion has continued to provide upside surprises. The new Pinion zone has the best oxide gold grades we have ever drilled at Pinion and it has potential to expand. Finding gold in the Tripon Pass Formation opens up a possible new host unit. Twelve holes ended in altered multilithic breccia with oxide gold values ranging from 0.31 g Au/t to 2.52 g Au/t as mineralized thicknesses exceeded expectations. All considered, this has been a very successful program and we have more results to come.”
Key Highlights for Pinion include:
Pinion RC drill results are as follows:
|Drill Hole||Method||Azimuth||Incl.||TD (m)||Intercept (m)||Thickness (m)||Grade (g Au/t)|
Gold intervals reported in this table were calculated using a 0.14 g Au/t cutoff for oxide mineralization and a 1.0 g Au/t cutoff for reduced mineralization. Weighted averaging has been used to calculate all reported intervals. True widths are estimated at 70-90% of drilled thicknesses.
Don Harris, Gold Standard’s General Manager commented, “Phase 4 drilling was designed as a routine infill program to increase confidence from inferred to measured and indicated. However, drill assay results along the southern portion of the program exceeded expectations with thicker and higher-grade intervals encountered. The higher oxide grades and refractory intercepts encountered in the Tripon Pass indicate the Pinion system is increasing in strength as we move south. Additional drilling is in progress to further refine this zone and impacts to the Pinion Phase 4 potential mining layback. The results will be incorporated into the ongoing feasibility study.
Sampling Methodology, Chain of Custody, Quality Control and Quality Assurance:
All Gold Standard sampling was conducted under the supervision of the Company’s project geologists and the chain of custody from the project to the sample preparation facility was continuously monitored. A blank, certified reference material, or rig duplicate was inserted approximately every tenth sample. Samples from drill holes PR20-50 through PR20-60 were shipped to Paragon Geochemical’s certified laboratory in Sparks, NV where they were crushed and pulverized. Resulting sample pulps were digested and analyzed for gold using fire assay fusion and an ICP-OES finish on a 30-gram split. The remainder of the drill samples were delivered to Bureau Veritas Mineral Laboratories preparation facility in either Sparks, NV or Hermosillo, Mexico where they were crushed and pulverized. Resulting sample pulps were digested and analyzed for gold using fire assay fusion and an atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) finish on a 30-gram split. Over limit gold assays were determined using a fire assay fusion with a gravimetric finish on a 30-gram split. All other elements were determined by ICP. Data verification of the analytical results included a statistical analysis of the standards and blanks that must pass certain parameters for acceptance to insure accurate and verifiable results.
Drill hole deviation was measured by gyroscopic down hole surveys that were completed on all holes by International Directional Services of Elko, NV. Final drill collar locations are surveyed by differential GPS by Apex Surveying, LLC of Spring Creek, Nevada.
The scientific and technical content and interpretations contained in this news release have been reviewed, verified and approved by Steven R. Koehler, Gold Standard’s Manager of Projects, BSc. Geology and CPG-10216, a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.
ABOUT GOLD STANDARD VENTURES
Gold Standard is an advanced-stage gold exploration company focused on building value in a safe, responsible, sustainable and ethical manner by leveraging its strategic, cornerstone land package in Nevada’s Carlin Trend. Gold Standard intends to advance its South Railroad Project through permitting and a feasibility study towards a potential production decision. Gold Standard intends to augment this goal by advancing exploration that contributes value to the South Railroad Project.
The Pinion deposit has a mineral resource estimate prepared in accordance with NI 43-101 consisting of an Measured and Indicated Mineral Resource of 28.93 million tonnes grading 0.58 g/t Au and 4.22 g/t Ag, totaling 544,000 ounces of gold and 3,929,000 ounces of silver, and an Inferred Mineral Resource of 10.81 million tonnes grading 0.64 g/t Au and 3.80 g/t Ag, totaling 224,000 ounces of gold and 1,322,000 ounces of silver, using a cut-off grade of 0.14 g/t Au and constrained by a $1,500/Au ounce LG Cone.
The Dark Star deposit has a mineral resource estimate prepared in accordance with NI 43-101 consisting of a Measured and Indicated Mineral Resource of 32.72 million tonnes grading 0.88 g/t Au, totaling 921,000 ounces of gold and an Inferred Mineral Resource of 2.48 million tonnes grading 0.70 g/t Au, totaling 56,000 ounces of gold, using a cut-off grade of 0.14 g Au/t and constrained by a $1,500/Au ounce LG Cone.
The North Bullion deposit has a mineral resource estimate prepared in accordance with NI 43-101 consisting of an Indicated Mineral Resource of 2.92 million tonnes grading 0.96 g/t Au, totaling 90,100 ounces of gold and an Inferred Mineral Resource of 10.97 million tonnes grading 2.28 g/t Au, totaling 805,800 ounces of gold, using a cut-off grade of 0.14 g Au/t for near surface oxide and 1.25 to 2.25 g Au/t for near surface sulfide and underground sulfide respectively.
The Jasperoid Wash deposit has a mineral resource estimate prepared in accordance with NI 43-101 consisting of an Inferred Mineral Resource of 10.57 million tonnes grading 0.33 g/t Au, totaling 111,000 ounces of gold, using a cut-off grade of 0.14 g Au/t and constrained by a $1,500/Au ounces LG Cone.
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