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Marathon Gold Reports Additional Drill Results from the Berry Zone, Valentine Gold Project

 

 

 

 

 

Marathon Gold Corporation (TSX: MOZ) is pleased to report additional drill results from recent exploration drilling at the Valentine Gold Project, central Newfoundland. These latest results represent fire assay data from fourteen drill holes located within the Berry Zone and its northeastern extension. Highlights include:

 

  • VL-20-897 intersected 2.10 g/t Au over 47 metres including 29.67 g/t Au over 1 metre and 23.61 g/t Au over 1 metre and 10.27 g/t Au over 1 metre, and 1.32 g/t Au over 46.8 metres;
  • VL-20-907 intersected 18.16 g/t Au over 7 metres including 110.24 g/t Au over 1 metre and 12.45 g/t Au over 1 metre, and 6.12 g/t Au over 4 metres including 13.82 g/t Au over 1 metre, and 39.04 g/t Au over 1 metre;
  • VL-20-898 intersected 1.86 g/t Au over 37 metres including 14.20 g/t Au over 1 metre and 10.38 g/t Au over 1 metre and 10.33 g/t Au over 1 metre, and 11.58 g/t Au over 3 metres including 23.33 g/t Au over 1 metre;
  • VL-20-903 intersected 1.62 g/t Au over 26 metres, and 8.76 g/t Au over 4 metres including 20.96 g/t Au over 1 metre and 10.26 g/t Au over 1 metre;
  • VL-20-899 intersected 1.89 g/t Au over 28 metres including 15.02 g/t Au over 1 metre and 10.65 g/t Au over 1 metre;
  • VL-20-892 intersected 2.67 g/t Au over 15 metres including 12.69 g/t Au over 1 metre, and 4.42 g/t Au over 4 metres including 10.40 g/t Au over 1 metre;
  • VL-20-902 intersected 22.14 g/t Au over 3 metres including 51.19 g/t Au over 1 metre;
  • VL-20-896 intersected 10.51 g/t Au over 3 metres including 26.52 g/t Au over 1 metre, and 1.11 g/t Au over 28 metres;
  • VL-20-900 intersected 1.44 g/t Au over 17 metres, and 8.51 g/t Au over 2 metres including 15.12 g/t Au over 1 metre;
  • VL-20-906 intersected 2.51 g/t Au over 6 metres including 10.14 g/t Au over 1 metre, and 1.22 g/t Au over 12 metres; and
  • VL-20-905 intersected 0.97 g/t Au over 47.4 metres;

 

All quoted intersections comprise uncut gold assays in core lengths. All significant assay intervals are reported in Table 1.

 

Matt Manson, President & CEO commented: “These latest fire assay results from the Valentine Gold Project include additional long, high grade intercepts from within the infill drill area at the Berry Zone and from the Frozen Ear Pond Road area further to the northeast. For the purposes of exploration and delineating potential future mineral resources, we now consider the Berry Zone to be a single 1.5 kilometre zone of mineralization, with QTP-Au mineralization generally continuous along this full length. Upcoming results that remain to be released from our 2020 exploration program include assays from 9,155 metres of drilling in forty-five holes from this now more broadly defined Berry area, and a further 2,260 metres in fourteen holes at the greenfield Narrows area located northeast of the Marathon Deposit. These results are expected to be released in batches through the end of the year and into January, with a first mineral resource estimate for Berry expected towards the end of Q1 2021.”

 

Gold mineralization at the Valentine Gold Project is contained predominantly within shallowly southwest dipping, en-echelon stacked Quartz-Tourmaline-Pyrite-Gold  veins. At the Leprechaun and Marathon Deposits, as well as at the new Berry Zone, these QTP-Au veins form densely stacked and northwest plunging “Main Zone” envelopes within intrusive host rocks on the hanging wall (northwest) side of the Valentine Lake Shear Zone. The extent of mineralization appears related to the size and frequency of sheared mafic dykes which extend northeast-southwest within the hanging wall, parallel to the shear zone. Exploration drilling is generally undertaken in two orientations: down steeply towards the northwest at a high angle to the individual veins and down-plunge of the Main Zone stacking, or obliquely towards the southeast sub-parallel to the individual veins and across the strike of Main Zone mineralization.

 

The results released today are derived from ten drillholes located within the Berry infill drilling area between sections 13600E and 13950E, and an additional four drillholes in the FEP Road area between sections 14750E and 14820E. Twelve holes were oriented steeply down to the northwest testing for “Main Zone” type stacked QTP-Au mineralization (VL-20-892, 895, 896, 897, 898, 900, 901, 903, 905, 906, 907 and 908) and two holes were oriented to the southeast drilling from the hanging wall towards the footwall contact (VL-20-899 and 902; Figures 2, 3 and 4).

 

All fourteen drillholes returned “significant” drill intersections of greater than 0.7 g/t Au (Table 1), and all fourteen returned additional intersections with gold grades above the 0.3 g/t Au cut-off used in the January 2020 Mineral Resource Estimate for the Project.

 

Figure 1: Location Map, Valentine Gold Project

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Table 1: Significant assay intervals, Sprite Corridor, Valentine Gold Project

 

DDH Section Az Dip From To Core
Length
(m)
True
Thickness
(m)
Gold g/t Gold g/t
(cut)
VL-20-892 14760 341 -80 11 12 1 0.95 1.17  
        23 27 4 3.80 4.42  
Including       26 27 1 0.95 10.40  
        47 56 9 8.55 1.75  
        71 86 15 14.25 2.67  
Including       72 73 1 0.95 12.69  
        122 127 5 4.75 1.73  
        145 151 6 5.70 0.79  
VL-20-895 13600 342 -75 10 12 2 1.90 1.09  
        58 62 4 3.80 2.04  
        102 103 1 0.95 2.11  
        110 112 2 1.90 4.26  
        120 121 1 0.95 8.39  
        143 155 12 11.40 1.17  
VL-20-896 14760 341 -80 45 48 3 2.85 10.51  
Including       46 47 1 0.95 26.52  
        63 65 2 1.90 3.75  
        71 99 28 26.60 1.11  
        145 147 2 1.90 6.63  
VL-20-897 13600 343 -77 9.2 56 46.8 44.46 1.32  
        73 74 1 0.95 2.46  
        90 91 1 0.95 0.74  
        137 184 47 44.65 2.10  
Including       142 143 1 0.95 10.27  
Including       145 146 1 0.95 23.61  
Including       154 155 1 0.95 29.67  
        258 260 2 1.90 1.73  
VL-20-898 13650 344 -76 69 70 1 0.95 0.84  
        72 75 3 2.85 11.58  
Including       74 75 1 0.95 23.33  
        92 97 5 4.75 2.37  
        111 148 37 35.15 1.86  
Including       137 138 1 0.95 10.33  
Including       145 146 1 0.95 14.20  
Including       147 148 1 0.95 10.38  
        159 160 1 0.95 1.01  
        171 178 7 6.65 1.72  
        192 197 5 4.75 1.28  
        242 243 1 0.95 1.03  
VL-20-899 14760 163 -59 71 73 2 1.60 0.84  
        98 126 28 22.40 1.89  
Including       116 117 1 0.80 15.02  
Including       121 122 1 0.80 10.65  
        142 143 1 0.80 1.44  
        148 150 2 1.60 1.67  
        166 167 1 0.80 0.82  
VL-20-900 13630 346 -77 102 103 1 0.95 1.29  
        126 128 2 1.90 8.51  
including       127 128 1 0.95 15.12  
        131 132 1 0.95 1.09  
        135 138 3 2.85 1.10  
        157 174 17 16.15 1.44  
        197 198 1 0.95 1.33  
        203 211 8 7.60 0.72  
VL-20-901 13950 346 -73 60.4 62 1.6 1.40 2.70  
        65 66 1 0.90 0.82  
        82 83 1 0.90 0.99  
        92 93 1 0.90 2.23  
        98 99 1 0.90 2.11  
        143 144 1 0.90 0.94  
        160 161 1 0.90 1.78  
        166 167 1 0.90 1.09  
VL-20-902 14820 165 -60 49 50 1 0.80 1.76  
        63 64 1 0.80 1.33  
        121 122 1 0.80 1.74  
        131 132 1 0.80 0.77  
        136 138 2 1.60 2.54  
        152 155 3 2.40 22.14 15.08
including       153 154 1 0.80 51.19 30
VL-20-903 13680 342 -75 16 22 6 5.70 1.00  
        59 70 11 10.45 1.21  
        86 87 1 0.95 1.19  
        93 97 4 3.80 8.76  
including       94 95 1 0.95 20.96  
including       95 96 1 0.95 10.26  
        123 127 4 3.80 0.94  
        136 162 26 24.70 1.62  
        201 206 5 4.75 2.16  
VL-20-905 13940 343 -76 2.6 50 47.4 45.01 0.97  
        64 65 1 0.95 3.44  
        67 68 1 0.95 2.56  
        82 83 1 0.95 0.84  
        88 94 6 5.70 1.25  
        117 121 4 3.80 1.02  
        134 136 2 1.90 4.06  
VL-20-906 13630 343 -75 8.7 10 1.3 1.13 1.61  
        21 22 1 0.90 0.94  
        31 32 1 0.90 2.79  
        39 41 2 1.80 3.02  
        143 144 1 0.90 6.80  
        168 169 1 0.90 1.00  
        174 175 1 0.90 1.30  
        183 184 1 0.90 0.96  
        197 203 6 5.40 2.51  
Including       202 203 1 0.90 10.14  
        215 227 12 10.80 1.22  
VL-20-907 13680 344 -76 53 54 1 0.95 1.35  
        64 66 2 1.90 1.32  
        70 71 1 0.95 27.40  
        85 88 3 2.85 1.53  
        97 104 7 6.65 18.16 6.69
Including       98 99 1 0.95 110.24 30
Including       103 104 1 0.95 12.45  
        114 115 1 0.95 39.04 30
        119 120 1 0.95 3.53  
        127 131 4 3.80 6.12  
Including       129 130 1 0.95 13.82  
        163 164 1 0.95 3.17  
        179 180 1 0.95 0.82  
        210 211 1 0.95 0.72  
        214 215 1 0.95 5.57  
        223 225 2 1.90 1.68  
VL-20-908 13900 343 -76 13 14 1 0.95 1.29  
        21 22 1 0.95 3.07  
        38 39 1 0.95 0.84  
        53 54 1 0.95 2.35  
        58 59 1 0.95 11.71  
        62 64 2 1.90 1.23  
        70 81 11 10.45 0.98  
        88 89 1 0.95 0.91  
        121 124 3 2.85 0.76  

 

Notes on the Calculation of Assay Intervals

 

  1. “Significant” assay intervals are defined as 1m core length or more of mineralization with an average fire assay result of greater than 0.7 g/t Au, representing the bottom cut-off for high-grade mill feed in the Marathon April 2020 Pre-Feasibility Study mine plan (see technical report dated April 21, 2020). Assay intervals with an average fire assay result of between 0.3 g/t Au and 0.7 g/t Au are above the cut-off used in the January 2020 Mineral Resource Estimate for the Project but are not considered “significant” for the purposes of this news release.
  2. Cut gold grades are calculated at 30 g/t Au.

 

Figure 2: Location of Berry Zone Exploration Drill Hole Collars VL-20-892 to VL-20-908

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Figure 3: Cross section 13675 (View NE) Sprite Corridor, Valentine Gold Project.

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Figure 4: Cross section 14760 (View NE) Sprite Corridor, Valentine Gold Project.

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Qualified Person

 

Disclosure of a scientific or technical nature in this news release was prepared under the supervision of Nicholas Capps, P.Geo. (NL), Project Manager for exploration at the Valentine Gold Project. Exploration data quality assurance and control for Marathon is under the supervision of Jessica Borysenko, P.Geo (NL), GIS Manager for Marathon Gold Corporation. Both Mr. Capps and Ms. Borysenko are qualified persons under National Instrument 43-101.

 

Quality Assurance-Quality Control

QA/QC protocols followed at the Valentine Gold Project include the insertion of blanks and standards at regular intervals in each sample batch. Drill core is cut in half with one half retained at site, the other half tagged and sent to Eastern Analytical Limited in Springdale, NL. All reported core samples are analyzed for Au by fire assay (30g) with AA finish. All samples above 0.30 g/t Au in economically interesting intervals are further assayed using metallic screen to mitigate the presence of coarse gold. Significant mineralized intervals are reported in Table 1 as core lengths and estimated true thickness (70 – 95% of core length), and reported with and without a top-cut of 30 g/t Au applied.

 

Acknowledgments

 

Marathon acknowledges the financial support of the Junior Exploration Assistance Program, Department of Natural Resources, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

About Marathon

Marathon is a Toronto based gold company advancing its 100%-owned Valentine Gold Project located in the central region of Newfoundland and Labrador, one of the top mining jurisdictions in the world. The Project comprises a series of four mineralized deposits along a 20-kilometre system. An April 2020 Pre-Feasibility Study outlined an open pit mining and conventional milling operation over a twelve-year mine life with a 36% after-tax rate of return. The Project has estimated Proven Mineral Reserves of 1.3 Moz (26.3 Mt at 1.52 g/t) and Probable Mineral Reserves of 0.6 Moz (14.8 Mt at 1.23 g/t). Total Measured Mineral Resources (inclusive of the Mineral Reserves) comprise 1.9 Moz (31.7 Mt at 1.86 g/t) with Indicated Mineral Resources (inclusive of the Mineral Reserves) of 1.19 Moz (23.2 Mt at 1.60 g/t). Additional Inferred Mineral Resources are 0.96 Moz (16.77 Mt at 1.78 g/t Au). Please see the Technical Report dated April 21, 2020 for further details and assumptions relating to the Valentine Gold Project.

 

Posted December 16, 2020

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