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Outcrop Makes Fourth Discovery at Santa Ana






Outcrop Gold Corp. (TSX-V: OCG) (OTCPK: MRDD.F) (DE:MRG1)  is pleased to announce assay results from the first holes drilled in the El Dorado target on its 100% owned Santa Ana project in north Tolima, Colombia. A drill discovery was made in the second hole. El Dorado is located five hundred metres west of La Ivana, one kilometre north of the Megapozo and two kilometres north of the Roberto Tovar discoveries. All shoots discovered to date are hosted in different veins within the Santa Ana system. Two drill rigs continue operating with assays pending on thirteen holes from the Roberto Tovar and El Dorado targets.




  • Exploration drilling during 2020 has discovered a fourth high-grade shoot in the El Dorado target with a 100% success rate on targets.
  • 0.87 metres of 17.7 grams equivalent gold per tonne or 1,293 grams equivalent silver per tonne in discovery hole at 11 metres from surface.
  • Less than 25% of the currently recognized vein zones at the core Santa Ana project have been tested by drilling. More veins are likely to be identified with continuing exploration.


“Outcrop continues to be impressed that all targets drilled to date have produced high-grade shoots,” commented Joe Hebert, Chief Executive Officer. “Notably, each shoot reflects a different vein in the Santa Ana system where exploration advancement and drilling will continue.”


Table 1: Intercepts from El Dorado discovery-hole.


Hole ID From (m) To (m) Width (m) g Au/t g Ag/t % Pb % Zn g Eq Au/t  g Eq Ag/t
SAED20DH52 11.32 12.19 0.87 17.15 35 0.08 0.11 17.7 1,293
SAED20DH52 131.32 132.00 0.50 1.24 219 0.39 0.14 4.4 323


For equivalent calculations $1,900 per ounce gold, $26 per ounce silver, $0.87 per pound lead and $1.08 per pound zinc were used. Intervals shown are drill intercept, true thickness are not yet calculated. Drill hole 50 did not have a significant intercept defined as 200 g eq Ag/t. 




Core samples were sent to ALS Chemex in Medellin for preparation and then to ALS Chemex in Toronto for analysis, with approximately three control samples inserted (one blank, one standard and one field duplicate for each twenty samples). The samples were analyzed for gold using standard fire-assay on a 50-gram sample with a gravimetric finish. Multi-element geochemistry was determined by ICP-MS using either aqua regia (ME-MS41) or four acid (ME-MS61) digestion. Comparison to control samples and their standard deviations indicates acceptable accuracy of the assays and no detectible contamination.


About Santa Ana Project


The Santa Ana project comprises over 25,000 ha located in northern Tolima Department, Colombia, 190 km from Bogota. The project consists of five regional scale parallel vein systems across a trend 12 kilometres wide and 30 kilometres long. The Santa Ana project covers a significant part of the Mariquita District where mining records date to at least 1585. The Mariquita District is the highest-grade primary silver district in Colombia, with historic silver grades reported to be among the highest in Latin America from dozens of mines.


Historic mining depths support a geologic and exploration model for composite mesothermal and epithermal vein systems having mineralization that likely extends to great depth. At Santa Ana it is unlikely that there is sharp elevation restriction common to high-grade zones in many epithermal systems with no mesozonal component.


At the core Santa Ana project, located at the northern extent of just one of the regional vein systems, at least eleven principle vein zones are recognized that cumulatively provide up to 14 km of cumulative strike length – La Ivana (La Porfia vein system), Roberto Tovar (Royal Mines, including the Santa Ana, Delhuyar and Roberto Tovar vein systems), El Dorado, Morales, Pollera, Guanabanera, San Antonio, Palomos, Murillo, Culebra and Megapozo (El Paraiso vein system). Each zone commonly contains multiple parallel veins. The veins can show both high-grade silver and high-grade gold mineralization and may be both low and high angle depending on local controls. Drilling indicates that mineralization extends from surface or near surface to depths of at least 300 to 450 metres.


About Outcrop Gold


Outcrop is a hybrid prospect generator active in Colombia acquiring gold and silver exploration projects with world-class discovery potential.  Outcrop performs its own grass roots exploration and then employs a joint venture business model on its projects to maximize investor exposure to discovery and minimize financial risk.  Outcrop has seven primary projects in Colombia. While Outcrop’s other projects are available for joint venture, Outcrop will continue to drill and de-risk the Santa Ana high-grade silver project.


Qualified person


The technical information in this news release has been approved by Joseph P Hebert, a qualified person as defined in NI43-101 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Outcrop.


Map 1: Location of La Ivana, Megapozo and Roberto Tovar high-grade shoots and the new El Dorado discovery. (CNW Group/Outcrop Gold Corp.)


Posted December 8, 2020

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