New Found Gold Corp. (TSX-V: NFG) (OTC: NFGFF) is pleased to announce recently received assay results from twenty-nine holes drilled at the Keats Zone, located along the Appleton Fault Zone. These holes were completed as part of the Company’s ongoing 200,000m diamond drill program at its 100% owned Queensway Project, located on the Trans-Canada Highway 15 km west of Gander, Newfoundland.
|* Note that the true width of the mineralization is uncertain, but host structures are interpreted to be steeply dipping implying true widths in the range of 85% to 95% of reported intercepts. Intervals are calculated at a 1 g/t Au cut-off grade and minimum width of 2m; grades have not been capped in the averaging.
Denis Laviolette, President of New Found, stated: “The high-grade zones along the Appleton Fault continue to see significant expansion. Today’s announcement demonstrates further continuity of high-grade gold mineralization at Keats including between the core dilatational zone and surface; a vertical distance of 200m. Last week we announced that we doubled the drilled depth of the high-grade Lotto vein system with strong vertical continuity, and we are now seeing similar vertical continuity at Keats above the plunging dilation zone. We are pleased to see high-grade zones that start at surface and extend for these distances along strike and to depth, remaining open in all directions for further expansion. The addition of a new hanging wall zone at Keats near surface adds to the growing list of discoveries made this past year along the Appleton Fault. These discoveries continue to support our belief in the high potential for additional discoveries along approximately 7.8km of strike on the Appleton Fault, within a prospective corridor of approximately 500m on each side of the Appleton Fault.”
Table 2: Summary of results reported in this release
|* Note that the true width of the mineralization is uncertain, but host structures are interpreted to be steeply dipping implying true widths in the range of 85% to 95% of reported intercepts. Intervals are calculated at a 1 g/t Au cut-off grade and minimum width of 2m, grades have not been capped in the averaging. ** Results released on July 5, 2021, from NFGC-21-120 updated with additional secondary zone results.|
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Table 3: Details of drill holes reported in this release
Queensway 200,000m Drill Program Update
Approximately 44 percent of the 200,000 meters have been drilled to date with approximately 20,000 meters of core pending assay results. Nine core rigs are currently operating, with a tenth scheduled to start in Q3 2021.
Sampling, Sub-sampling and Laboratory
True widths of the intercepts reported in this press release have yet to be determined but are estimated to be 85% to 95% of reported core lengths. Infill veining in secondary structures with multiple orientations crosscutting the primary host structures are commonly observed in drill core which could result in additional variability in true width. Assays are uncut, and calculated intervals are reported over a minimum length of 2 meters using a lower cut-off of 1.0 g/t Au. All HQ split core assays reported were obtained by either complete sample metallic screen/fire assay or standard 30-gram fire-assaying with ICP finish at ALS Minerals in Vancouver, British Columbia, or by entire sample screened metallic screen fire assay at Eastern Analytical in Springdale, Newfoundland. The complete sample metallic screen assay method is selected by the geologist when samples contain coarse gold or any samples displaying gold initial fire assay values greater than 1.0 g/t Au. Drill program design, Quality Assurance/Quality Control and interpretation of results is performed by qualified persons employing a Quality Assurance/Quality Control program consistent with National Instrument 43-101 and industry best practices. Standards and blanks are included with every 20 samples for Quality Assurance/Quality Control purposes by the Company as well as the lab. Approximately 5% of sample pulps are sent to secondary laboratories for check assays.
The technical content disclosed in this press release was reviewed and approved by Greg Matheson, P. Geo., Chief Operating Officer, and a Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Matheson consents to the publication of this news release dated Sept 15, 2021, by New Found. Mr. Matheson certifies that this news release fairly and accurately represents the information for which he is responsible.
About New Found Gold Corp.
New Found holds a 100% interest in the Queensway Project, located 15 km west of Gander, Newfoundland, and just 18 km from Gander International Airport. The project is intersected by the Trans-Canada Highway and has logging roads crosscutting the project, high voltage electric power lines running through the project area, and easy access to a highly skilled workforce. The Company is currently undertaking a 200,000m drill program at Queensway. Nine rigs are currently in operation at Queensway with the drill count planned to increase to ten rigs in Q3 2021. With a current working capital balance of approximately $111 million, New Found is well funded for this program.
Highlights (CNW Group/New Found Gold Corp.)
Figure 1. Keats Plan View (CNW Group/New Found Gold Corp.)
Figure 2. Keats Long Section (CNW Group/New Found Gold Corp.)
Figure 3. 3D Keats Composite Cross-Section (A to A’ looking north, 150m clipping) (CNW Group/New Found Gold Corp.)
Table 2. Summary of results reported in this release (CNW Group/New Found Gold Corp.)
Table 2b. Summary of results reported in this release (CNW Group/New Found Gold Corp.)
Table 2c. Summary of results reported in this release (CNW Group/New Found Gold Corp.)
Figure 4. Photos of mineralization from NFGC-21-310, approximately 279m down hole depth. Note that these photos are not intended to be representative of gold mineralization in hole NFGC-21-310. (CNW Group/New Found Gold Corp.)
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