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SCOTTIE RESOURCES INTERCEPTS 6.89 G/T GOLD OVER 5.8 METRES AT SCOTTIE GOLD MINE P-ZONE TARGET

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SCOTTIE RESOURCES INTERCEPTS 6.89 G/T GOLD OVER 5.8 METRES AT SCOTTIE GOLD MINE P-ZONE TARGET

 

 

 

 

 

Scottie Resources Corp. (TSX-V: SCOT) is pleased to report new assays on its Scottie Gold Mine deposit including intercepts at the P-Zone of 6.89 g/t gold over 5.8 metres and 7.11 g/t gold over 2.2 metres. The results signify considerable upside on a near mine expansionary target. The Scottie Gold Mine is a 100% owned and royalty free, past-producing high-grade deposit located 35 kilometres north of the town of Stewart, BC, along the Granduc Road.

 

Highlights:

  • New surface discovery of 20.5 and 17.9 g/t gold in outcrops between the Scottie Gold Mine and the D-Zone (Figure 1, Table 1)
  • Scottie Gold Mine P-Zone intercepts of 6.89 grams per tonne (g/t) gold over 5.8 metres (m) and 7.11 g/t gold over 2.20 m (Table 2, Figures 1, 2)
    • Both intercepts correlate well with one another and represent extensions of the zone to depth and to the west of previous drilling
  • Holes in the Stockwork area targeted porphyry-style mineralization and intercepted wide zones bearing anomalous gold (Table 2)
    • Mineralization is primarily hosted in andesitic rocks of the Unuk River unit of the Hazelton Formation, a favourable host rock in the region
    • From surface, SR23-294 intersected 0.36 g/t gold over 94.51 m, including 1.40 g/t gold over 4.94 m
    • From surface, SR23-295 intersected 0.19 g/t gold over 269.53 m, including 1.47 g/t gold over 4.65 m

 

President and CEO, Brad Rourke commented: “Continued exploration on the historic Scottie Gold Mine has always been part of our strategy to advance the company, and these results exemplify the upside on testing new theories around the high-grade past-producer. These intercepts clearly illustrate the potential of the P-Zone to be a major mineralized structure at the Scottie Gold Mine and highlight the advantage of pursuing near mine exploration on this project given its underexplored history. Results from Stockwork area continue to provide support for the existence of a large low grade bulk tonnage target in the area and will help us determine vectors to better target higher grade zones.”

 

Mineralization at the P-Zone was first confirmed through drilling by Scottie Resources in 2019. The Scottie Gold Mine historically had several zones that were characterized through mining and drilling. These steeply dipping, NW-trending, parallel to sub parallel vein groups are described as the L-, N-, M-, and O-Zones (from south to north). Past production from the mine was primarily from the M-Zone, with small amounts from the O-Zone. The P-Zone is located to the north of the O-Zone (Figures 1, 2) and was historically identified at surface from outcrop sampling, but never drill tested prior to Scottie Resources initial drill campaign in 2019. P-Zone intercepts from 2020 and 2021 include 10.7 g/t gold over 2.77 m, 6 g/t gold over 2 metres, and 3.35 g/t gold over 2.9 m.

 

Surficial mapping and sampling on the Scottie Gold Mine Project identified a new target located between the Scottie Gold Mine and the C & D-Zones. This outcropping exposure of the vein style mineralization includes both sulphide-rich and quartz-carbonate veins, as well as a narrow zone of shearing (Table 1).

 

Table 1: Selected high-grade grab sample results from new vein zone discovery on the Scottie Gold Mine Project.

 

Rock Sample ID Gold (g/t) Silver (g/t) Description
AA027099 20.5 262 Sample from very fractured and gossanous rock alongside
10 cm wide, E-W orientated, sulphide-rich (pyrite +
sphalerite) vein. Multiple veins in area.
A00499013 17.9 762 Small shear near contact of diorite and andesite. Strongly
deformed and weathered out. Fine-grained galena in
blebs with trace pyrite.
AA018438 3.98 175 Up to 40 cm wide quartz-carbonate vein (E-W), locally
brecciated and banded, disseminated and banded pyrite,
disseminated pyrrhotite and trace arsenopyrite

 

Exploration of the Scottie Gold Mine Project over the past 5 years has produced exceptional drill results through the discovery of high-grade gold in four new zones (Blueberry Contact Zone, Domino, D-Zone, P-Zone) and the expansion of previously drill confirmed targets (Scottie Gold Mine, C-Zone, Bend Vein, Stockwork). When depicted on a map of property scale geology (Figure 1) there is a clear spatial relation between the outcropping and drill-confirmed high-grade gold targets and the contact with the Jurassic aged, Texas Creek Plutonic suite intrusion. The new 2023 surface discovery of gold-rich vein style mineralization between the Scottie Gold Mine and the C & D-Zones further supports this relationship and provides an obvious drill target for 2024.

 

Future exploration will continue to expand the known zones while also targeting new discoveries between them, with the goal of establishing physical connections at depth between the numerous outcropping high-grade zones which are believed to all be part of the same mineralizing event.

 

Table 2: Selected results from new drill assays (uncut) from the Scottie Gold Mine (SGM) and the Stockwork Zone.

 

Drill Hole From
(m)
To
(m)
Width*
(m)
Gold
(g/t)
Silver
(g/t)
Zone
SR23-293 52.00 55.00 3.00 1.09 0 SGM
SR23-293 79.00 80.00 1.00 1.28 34 SGM
SR23-293 84.35 85.90 1.55 3.29 7 SGM
SR23-293 111.00 113.00 2.00 1.59 3 SGM
SR23-293 118.20 124.00 5.80 6.89 4 SGM
SR23-294 3.49 98.00 94.51 0.36 0 Stockwork
SR23-294 including 25.00 26.52 1.52 2.16 0 Stockwork
SR23-294 and 70.00 71.00 1.00 1.94 0 Stockwork
SR23-294 and 78.00 82.94 4.94 1.40 0 Stockwork
SR23-295 3.47 273.00 269.53 0.19 1 Stockwork
SR23-295 43.00 44.00 1.00 1.03 8 Stockwork
SR23-295 268.35 273.00 4.65 1.47 0 Stockwork
SR23-297 70.55 71.60 1.05 2.31 104 SGM
SR23-298 106.25 115.00 8.75 3.35 7 SGM
SR23-298 including 112.80 115.00 2.20 7.11 25 SGM
SR23-298 121.00 125.00 4.00 3.70 4 SGM
SR23-298 126.45 127.85 1.40 1.03 3 SGM
SR23-299 18.00 166.00 148.00 0.10 0 Stockwork
SR23-299 307.00 309.00 2.00 1.04 0 Stockwork
SR23-299 464.00 466.00 2.00 1.96 0 Stockwork
*True width of the intervals has not yet been established by drilling

 

 

About the Scottie Gold Mine

 

The Scottie Gold Mine, which operated between 1981 to 1985, produced 95,426 gold ounces from 183,147 tonnes at an average recovered grade of 16.2 g/t gold. The mine ultimately shut down due to a drop in gold price combined with high-interest rates. Mineralization consists of east-west to northwest trending, steeply dipping, shear and extensional veins, that are comprised of pyrrhotite > pyrite ± quartz ± calcite. The veins are hosted in a package of andesitic volcanic rocks from the Hazelton Group – Unuk River andesite unit that are situated adjacent to the contact with the Summit Lake stock, part of the Texas Creek Plutonic suite. While 13 distinct gold-bearing vein zones have been identified on the Scottie Gold Mine Project, mine production was primarily from one vein zone (the M-zone).

 

Historical drilling of the Scottie Gold Mine was largely focused on mine production, with little work done on proving up substantial resources and reserves. The majority of historical drilling was done from underground, and therefore consisted of short holes with single targets – with very restricted drill pad locations. Recent exploration by Scottie has used the benefits of drilling from surface to target areas that were inaccessible with underground drill locations, and where possible to test multiple targets with individual holes. The Scottie Gold Mine is located on the Granduc Road, 20 kilometres north of the Ascot Resources’ Premier Project, which is in the process of refurbishing their mill in anticipation of production in Q1 2024.

 

About the Stockwork Zone

 

The Stockwork Zone is situated approximately 1.3 kilometres northeast of the Blueberry Contact Zone. Originally, the area was a target for the easterly extension of the high-grade Bend vein which historic mapping, geophysics, soil sampling, and limited drilling was focused. The discovery of the Blueberry Contact Zone caused renewed interest in the area, due to the projected offset of the contact due to the north bounding, E-W striking ‘Mill’ fault (see Figure 2). On the northside of the fault, the contact is complicated by the emplacement of a dioritic intrusion (interpreted to be part of the Texas Creek Plutonic suite) between the andesite and siltstone units.

 

Drilling in the Stockwork Zone during 2021 and 2022 produced consistent long intervals of anomalous gold over the entire hole lengths, e.g., 0.35 g/t gold over 245 metres in SR22-203, which prior to 2023 represented the longest hole drilled in the area. Hole SR22-203 also included the first high-grade intercept reported in the area, grading 5.28 g/t gold over 4.50 metres.

 

Quality Assurance and Control

 

Results from samples taken during the 2023 field season were analyzed at SGS Minerals in Burnaby, BC. The sampling program was undertaken under the direction of Dr. Thomas Mumford. A secure chain of custody is maintained in transporting and storing of all samples. Gold was assayed using a fire assay with atomic absorption spectrometry and gravimetric finish when required (+9 g/t gold). Analysis by four acid digestion with multi-element ICP-AES analysis was conducted on all samples with silver and base metal over-limits being re-analyzed by emission spectrometry.

 

Dr. Thomas Mumford, P.Geo., a qualified person under National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed the technical information contained in this news release on behalf of the Company.

 

ABOUT SCOTTIE RESOURCES CORP.

 

Scottie owns a 100% interest in the Scottie Gold Mine Property which includes the Blueberry Contact Zone and the high-grade, past-producing Scottie Gold Mine. Scottie also owns 100% interest in the Georgia Project which contains the high-grade past-producing Georgia River Mine, as well as the Cambria Project properties and the Sulu and Tide North properties. Altogether Scottie Resources holds approximately 58,500 hectares of mineral claims in the Stewart Mining Camp in the Golden Triangle.

 

The Company’s focus is on expanding the known mineralization around the past-producing mines while advancing near mine high-grade gold targets, with the purpose of delivering a potential resource.

 

All of the Company’s properties are located in the area known as the Golden Triangle of British Columbia which is among the world’s most prolific mineralized districts.

 

 


Figure 1: Overview plan view map of the Scottie Gold Mine Project, illustrating the locations of the mineralized zones and the reported cross-section (Figure 2) from this release. (CNW Group/Scottie Resources Corp.)

 

 

 


Figure 2: Cross-section highlighting the recent intercepts in SR23-293 and 298 relative to recent and historical drilling of the Scottie Gold Mine and the various vein zones within it. Note that the orientation of the Morris fault is such that it dips down to the west, creating space at depth the further west the veins strike. (CNW Group/Scottie Resources Corp.)

 

 

 


Figure 3: Plan view map of the Bend and Stockwork Zones, illustrating the locations of the 2023 drilled holes. (CNW Group/Scottie Resources Corp.)

 

Posted February 1, 2024

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