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Newcore Gold Drilling Intersects Oxide Mineralization Grading 2.04 g/t Gold Over 35.0 Metres, including 4.89 g/t Gold Over 8.0 Metres, at the Enchi Gold Project, Ghana

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Newcore Gold Drilling Intersects Oxide Mineralization Grading 2.04 g/t Gold Over 35.0 Metres, including 4.89 g/t Gold Over 8.0 Metres, at the Enchi Gold Project, Ghana

 

 

 

 

 

Drilling on the Nyam Gold Deposit Continues to Encounter Multiple Wide Zones of Gold Mineralization, Including High-Grade Structures

 

 

Newcore Gold Ltd. (TSX-V: NCAU) (OTCQX: NCAUF) is pleased to announce additional drill results from the 90,000 metre drill program underway at the Company’s 100% owned Enchi Gold Project in Ghana. Drilling at the Nyam Gold Deposit at Enchi has intersected high-grade, oxide gold mineralization grading 2.04 grams per tonne gold over 35.0 metres from surface, including 4.89 g/t Au over 8.0 m from 8 m. Drilling at Nyam continues to encounter higher-grade gold mineralization from surface, with wide zones encountered in both the oxide and sulphide mineralization. These results also tested the southern extension at Nyam, increasing the drill tested strike extent at Nyam to three kilometres.

 

Highlights from Drilling at Nyam

 

  • Drilling on the southern portion of Nyam encountered multiple wide zones of near surface gold mineralization, including high-grade cores.
    • Hole NBRC075 intersected, from surface, an oxidized high-grade gold mineralized structure grading 2.04 g/t Au over 35.0 m, including 4.89 g/t Au over 8.0 m from 8 m.
    • Hole NBRC073 intersected 0.78 g/t Au over 57.0 m from 74 m (sulphide zone).
    • Hole NBRC076 intersected 0.85 g/t Au over 50.0 m from 1 m (oxide zone transitioning to sulphide zone), including 1.18 g/t Au over 13.0 m from 1 m and 2.10 g/t Au over 8.0 m from 31 m.
  • Drilling on the central portion of Nyam tested oxide and sulphide mineralization and encountered multiple zones of shallow high-grade gold mineralization.
    • Hole NBRC087 intersected a high-grade gold mineralized structure in the sulphide zone grading 2.14 g/t Au over 19.0 m from 84 m, including 4.14 g/t Au over 2.0 m from 92 m.
    • Hole NBRC088 intersected 0.88 g/t Au over 28.0 m from 57 m, including 5.09 g/t Au over 2.0 m from 80 m (sulphide zone).
    • Drilling targeting the oxide zone continued to return strong results, with hole NBRC085 intersecting 1.26 g/t Au over 18.0 m from surface and hole NBRC086 intersecting 1.24 g/t Au over 19.0 m from 17 m.
  • Step out holes completed to test the southern extent of Nyam have extended the drill tested portion of the Nyam structure by 800 metres to the south.
    • Hole NBRC066, drilled 800 metres south of the current resource pit, intersected
      0.52 g/t Au over 15.0 m from 89 m (sulphide zone).
  • Results from 59,559 metres of the total 90,000 metre drill program have been received and released. Drilling continues at Enchi with recent drilling testing Eradi and Sewum South, gold targets with no defined mineral resource.

 

 

Luke Alexander, President and CEO of Newcore stated, “Drilling at Nyam continues to deliver strong results, demonstrating the potential for resource growth across our Enchi Gold Project. We have increased the strike extent of drilled mineralization at Nyam with mineralization now intersected along more than three kilometres of strike length, remaining open along strike and at depth. We also continue to encounter shallow, higher-grade gold mineralization at Nyam with drilling intersecting wide zones of mineralization in both the oxides and sulphides. Given the success we have achieved to date with drilling at Nyam, we will continue to test the potential to grow the shallow oxide resource at this deposit while testing the potential for higher-grade mineralization at depth.”

 

This news release reports results for 34 Reverse Circulation (“RC”) holes totalling 5,245 m (NBRC056 to NBRC089) targeting the Nyam Gold Deposit, with 30 of the 34 holes intersecting gold mineralization.

 

Select assay results from the 34 holes of the drill program reported in this release are below:

 

Table 1 – Enchi Gold Project Drill Highlights

 

Hole ID Zone/Deposit From (m) To (m) Length (m) Au (g/t)
NBRC075 Nyam 0.0 35.0 35.0 2.04
including   8.0 16.0 8.0 4.89
and incl.   9.0 11.0 2.0 9.60
NBRC073 Nyam 74.0 131.0 57.0 0.78
including   94.0 103.0 9.0 1.34
NBRC076 Nyam 1.0 51.0 50.0 0.85
including   1.0 14.0 13.0 1.18
including   31.0 39.0 8.0 2.10
NBRC078 Nyam 36.0 115.0 79.0 0.53
NBRC087 Nyam 84.0 103.0 19.0 2.14
NBRC077 Nyam 69.0 98.0 29.0 1.13
NBRC088 Nyam 57.0 85.0 28.0 0.88
NBRC079 Nyam 92.0 119.0 27.0 0.89
including   104.0 109.0 5.0 2.19
NBRC086 Nyam 17.0 36.0 19.0 1.24
NBRC085 Nyam 0.0 18.0 18.0 1.26
including   11.0 13.0 2.0 6.46
 
Notes:
1.    See detailed table for complete results
2.    Intervals reported are hole lengths with true width estimated to be 75 – 85%
3.    Length-weighted averages from uncut assays

 

A plan map showing the drill hole locations can be viewed at:

 

https://newcoregold.com/site/assets/files/5739/2021_10-ncau-nr-enchi-plan-map-nyam-l.pdf

 

A cross section showing drill results and highlights for hole NBRC075 can be viewed at:

https://newcoregold.com/site/assets/files/5739/2021_10_26-ncau-crosssection-nbrc075-l.pdf

 

A complete list of the 2020 – 2021 drill results to date, including hole details, can be viewed at:

https://newcoregold.com/site/assets/files/5739/2021_10-ncau-enchi-2020-2021-drill-results-l.pdf

 

Drilling on the southern portion of the Nyam Gold Deposit has encountered multiple zones of gold mineralization including wide zones near surface and high-grade cores. Hole NBRC075 intersected a near surface oxidized mineralized structure grading 2.04 g/t Au over 35.0 m from surface, including 4.89 g/t Au over 8.0 m from 8 m. Hole NBRC073 collared 50 metres south of NBRC075 intersected a wide gold mineralized structure grading 0.78 g/t Au over 57.0 m from 74 m (sulphide zone), including 1.34 g/t Au over 9.0 m from 94 m. Hole NBRC076 collared 75 metres north of NBRC075 intersected a wide, near surface and oxidized transitioning to sulphide, gold mineralized zone grading 0.85 g/t Au over 50.0 m from 1 m, including 1.18 g/t Au over 13.0 m from 1 m and 2.10 g/t Au over 8.0 m from 31 m.

 

Hole NBRC078 collared 175 metres north of NBRC075 intersected a wide gold mineralized structure grading 0.53 g/t Au over 79.0 m from 36 m (sulphide zone). Hole NBRC077 collared 150 metres north of NBRC075 intersected gold mineralization grading 1.13 g/t Au over 29.0 m from 69 m (sulphide zone). Hole NBRC067 collared 300 metres south of NBRC075 intersected gold mineralization grading 0.54 g/t Au over 37.0 m from 147 m (sulphide zone) and 1.69 g/t Au over 5.0 m from 159 m (sulphide zone).

 

Drilling on the central portion of Nyam encountered multiple zones of gold mineralization, including higher-grade structures. Hole NBRC087 intersected a high-grade gold mineralized structure grading 2.14 g/t Au over 19.0 m from 84 m (sulphide zone), including 4.14 g/t Au over 2.0 m from 92 m. Hole NBRC088 collared 50 metres south of NBRC087 intersected a wide gold mineralized structure grading 0.88 g/t Au over 28.0 m from 57 m (sulphide zone), including 5.09 g/t Au over 2.0 m from 80 m. Hole NBRC086 drilled on the same section as NBRC087 tested the up-dip, near surface, oxidized portion of the gold zone and intersected 1.24 g/t Au over 19.0 m from 17 m. Hole NBRC085 drilled on the same section as NBRC088 also tested the up-dip, near surface, oxidized mineralization and intersected 1.26 g/t Au over 18.0 m from surface, including 6.46 g/t Au over 2.0 m from 11 m. Additional new intersections tested the down dip portion of the zone in the sulphides, including hole NBRC082 that intersected 1.18 g/t Au over 15.0 m from 93 m and hole NBRC081 that intersected 1.68 g/t Au over 10.0 m from 120 m.

 

A series of holes were also completed testing the southern extension of the structure 800 metres to the south. Step out holes to the south have extended the drill tested portion of the Nyam structure to three kilometres. Hole NBRC066 drilled 800 metres south of the existing pit constrained resource intersected 0.52 g/t Au over 15.0 m from 89 m (sulphide zone). Additional results from this step out drilling included hole NBRC059B which intersected 1.60 g/t Au over 10.0 m from 97 m (sulphide zone) and hole NBRC058 which intersected 1.11 g/t Au over 2.0 m from 17 m (oxide zone).

 

For the total planned 90,000 metre drill program, assay results have now been received and released for 350 holes representing 59,559 metres.

 

Enchi Gold Project Mineral Resource Estimate

 

The Enchi Gold Project hosts a pit constrained Inferred Mineral Resource of 70.4 million tonnes grading 0.62 g/t Au containing 1.41 million ounces gold (see Newcore news release dated June 8, 2021). Mineral resource estimation practices are in accordance with CIM Estimation of Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve Best Practice Guidelines (November 29, 2019) and follow CIM Definition Standards for Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (May 10, 2014), that are incorporated by reference into National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”). The Mineral Resource Estimate was prepared by independent qualified person Todd McCracken, P. Geo. of BBA E&C Inc. The technical report, titled “Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Enchi Gold Project, Enchi, Ghana” has an effective date of June 8, 2021, and is available under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

 

2020 – 2021 Enchi Drilling Program

 

A 90,000 metre discovery and resource expansion drilling program is underway at Enchi. The program includes both RC and diamond drilling and will include the first deeper drilling planned on the Project. This drill program includes testing extensions of the existing resource areas while also testing a number of high priority exploration targets outside of the Inferred Mineral Resource. Drilling is focused on step out extensions and exploration drilling at the Sewum, Boin, Nyam and Kwakyekrom Deposits. Additional drilling is planned at previously drilled zones that are outside of the resource area (Kojina Hill and Eradi), along with first pass drilling to test a series of kilometre-scale gold-in-soil anomalous zones with no prior drilling (Nkwanta, Sewum South and other anomalies). All zones represent high priority targets based on geological, geochemical and geophysical surface work and previous trenching and drilling.

 

Nyam Gold Zone

 

The Nyam Gold Deposit is one of the four deposits which comprise the pit constrained Inferred Mineral Resource Estimate at Enchi (4.9 million tonnes grading 0.82 g/t Au containing 129,000 ounces). Nyam is located 15 kilometres south of the town of Enchi, with nearby roads and power and further access provided by a series of drill roads. An airborne geophysical anomaly coincident with the Nyam Gold Deposit shows a complex series of linear high conductivity trends, reflective of the multiple sub-parallel gold-bearing structures. As part of the 2020 – 2021 drill program, a total of 83 holes totalling 12,649 metres have been completed at Nyam.

 

Drill Hole Locations

 

Table 2 – Enchi Gold Project Drill Hole Location Details

 

Hole ID UTM East UTM North Elevation Azimuth ° Dip ° Length (m)
NBRC056 530086 637145 80 300 -60 153
NBRC057 530012 637064 77 300 -60 150
NBRC058 530119 637014 75 300 -60 162
NBRC059B 530177 637089 73 300 -60 150
NBRC060 529938 636854 84 300 -60 174
NBRC061 529759 636735 106 300 -60 156
NBRC062 529834 636686 99 300 -60 162
NBRC063 529657 636560 114 300 -60 150
NBRC064 529735 636517 113 300 -60 150
NBRC065 529555 636386 117 300 -60 156
NBRC066 529631 636341 94 300 -60 153
NBRC067 530332 637356 79 300 -60 184
NBRC068 530363 637340 85 300 -60 252
NBRC069 530308 637454 89 300 -60 144
NBRC070 530251 637110 81 300 -60 240
NBRC071 530354 637456 93 300 -60 135
NBRC072 530402 637545 95 300 -60 140
NBRC073 530425 637572 98 300 -60 142
NBRC074 530457 637552 94 300 -60 197
NBRC075 530404 637629 99 300 -60 144
NBRC076 530442 637701 96 300 -60 120
NBRC077 530488 637722 83 300 -60 183
NBRC078 530501 637751 85 300 -55 144
NBRC079 530538 637730 93 300 -55 160
NBRC080 530536 637767 87 300 -60 180
NBRC081 530615 637853 83 300 -50 144
NBRC082 530599 637880 88 300 -60 162
NBRC083 530548 637941 84 300 -60 100
NBRC084 530634 637896 88 300 -50 126
NBRC085 530572 637961 89 300 -60 120
NBRC086 530597 637974 89 300 -60 130
NBRC087 530632 637952 95 300 -60 120
NBRC088 530616 637935 95 300 -60 110
NBRC089 530631 637994 103 300 -60 152
             

 

COVID-19 Protocols

 

Newcore’s first priority is the health and safety of all employees, contractors, and local communities. The Company is following all Ghana guidelines and requirements related to COVID-19. The Company has implemented COVID-19 protocols for its ongoing drill program consisting of the mandatory use of personal protective equipment (including facemasks for all employees), maintaining social distancing, frequent hand washing, and daily temperature checks at the start of each shift.

 

Newcore Gold Best Practice

 

Newcore is committed to best practice standards for all exploration, sampling and drilling activities. Drilling was completed by an independent drilling firm using industry standard RC and Diamond Drill equipment. Analytical quality assurance and quality control procedures include the systematic insertion of blanks, standards and duplicates into the sample strings. Samples are placed in sealed bags and shipped directly to Intertek Labs located in Tarkwa, Ghana for 50 gram gold fire assay.

 

Qualified Person

 

Mr. Gregory Smith, P. Geo, Vice President of Exploration of Newcore, is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101, and has reviewed and approved the technical data and information contained in this news release. Mr. Smith has verified the technical and scientific data disclosed herein and has conducted appropriate verification on the underlying data including confirmation of the drillhole data files against the original drillhole logs and assay certificates.

 

About Newcore Gold Ltd.

 

Newcore Gold is advancing its Enchi Gold Project located in Ghana, Africa’s largest gold producer (1). The Project currently hosts an Inferred Mineral Resource of 1.41 million ounces of gold at 0.62 g/t (2). Newcore Gold offers investors a unique combination of top-tier leadership, who are aligned with shareholders through their 27% equity ownership, and prime district scale exploration opportunities. Enchi’s 216 km2 land package covers 40 kilometres of Ghana’s prolific Bibiani Shear Zone, a gold belt which hosts several 5 million-ounce gold deposits, including Kinross’ Chirano mine 50 kilometers to the north. Newcore’s vision is to build a responsive, creative and powerful gold enterprise that maximizes returns for shareholders.

 

Posted October 26, 2021

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