Unigold Inc. (TSX-V:UGD) (OTCQX: UGDIF; FSE:UGB1) is pleased to report recent drill results from its 100% owned Neita concession in the Dominican Republic.
Joseph Hamilton, Chairman and CEO of Unigold notes: “LP20-165 is the deepest and highest-grade intersection to date at Target B (Ref. Table 1). This hole extended mineralization a further 100m to depth and demonstrates that the system may be strengthening. Once again, the epithermal mineralization shows consistent grades over the 7 metre intercept with the highest assay returning 51.60 g/t gold over 1 metre (Ref. Table 2). Disseminated mineralization continues to exist at depth in the footwall, as observed across the entire 2 kilometer strike length of drilling at Candelones. In this case, disseminated mineralization averaged 1.21 g/t over a remarkable 298 metres into the footwall.
LP20-165 was aligned to pass through Target A mineralization before continuing into the deep footwall extension of target B. The Target A intersection returned 17.0 metres grading 6.7 g/t gold and 0.1% copper. Two additional holes have been pre-collared: each a 100 meter step out down-dip along the Target B trend after passing through the Target A horizon. These holes are in the process of being extended by our larger machines.
LP21-177 is the first hole that was testing a potential new epithermal target at “Target D”, approximately 200 metres to the west of Target C. No drilling has been conducted in this area since 2011 when LP62 intersected 9.0 meters grading 6.6 g/t Au with 3.2% copper and LP66 intersected 6.0 meters averaging 8.2 g/t Au with 2.6% Zn. Both intersections were within 100m of surface. LP21-177 intersected a broad zone of strong semi-massive to net textured pyrite mineralization within an interpreted subvertical fault zone. Although the reported grades and thicknesses are less than those returned from our other targets, this drillhole shows 85 metres of strong alteration, mineralization and structure which is encouraging for continued drilling. This sub-vertical trend, like the controls found at Targets B and C, is evolving as an important control on mineralization at Target D.”
The Company has completed 63 holes (16,527 meters) to date in our planned 2020 drill program. Assays are pending from 11 holes. Current analytical turn-around time (“TAT”) exceeds thirty days, more than double historical laboratory performance. The increased TAT has introduced significant challenges in drill targeting in 2020-2021, particularly as the Company transitions to testing targets outside the historical resource area at Candelones.
Drilling within the 1 kilometer Candelones Gap, between the oxide mineralization at Candelones Hill and the easterly Candelones Extension, was positioned to target weak surface geochemical soil and rock anomalies along the interpreted andesite-dacite contact. This area has been sparsely drilled in the past. Drilling in this area intersected andesite and dacite tuffs and volcanoclastics, but also intercepted broad sections of explosive volcanic breccias which disrupt most rock types. This drilling has been completed and assays are pending with results anticipated in 2-4 weeks.
Diamond drilling utilizes both HQ and NQ diameter tooling. Holes are established using HQ diameter tooling before reducing to NQ tooling to complete the hole. The core is received at the on-site logging facility where it is, photographed, logged for geotechnical and geological data and subjected to other physical tests including magnetic susceptibility and specific gravity analysis. Samples are identified, recorded, split by wet diamond saw, and half the core is sent for assay with the remaining half stored on site. A minimum sample length of 0.3 meters and a maximum sample length of 1.5 metres is employed with most samples averaging 1.0 meters in length except where geological contacts dictate. Certified standards and blanks are randomly inserted into the sample stream and constitute approximately 5-10% of the sample stream. Samples are shipped to a sample preparation facility in the Dominican Republic operated by Bureau Veritas. Assaying is performed at Bureau Veritas Commodities Canada Ltd.’s laboratory in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. All samples are analyzed for gold using a 50 gram lead collection fire assay fusion with an atomic adsorption finish. In addition, most samples are also assayed using a 36 element multi-acid ICP-ES analysis method.
Wes Hanson P.Geo., Chief Operating Officer of Unigold has reviewed and approved the contents of this press release.
Table 1 – Recent Results – Candelones Extension Target
|Target||Hole (#)||From(m)||To (m)||Interval (m) (1)||Au (g/t)||Ag (g/t)||Cu (%)||Zn (%)|
|A – B||LP20-165||243.00||541.00||298.00(2)||1.21||1.07||0.13||0.07|
|C – D||LP20-177||124.65||209.80||85.15||0.31||0.90||0.12||0.02|
(1) Interval represents drilled length in meters and not true width.
(2) Interval includes 48.0 m of un-sampled material which has been assigned grades of 0.00 (Au and Ag g/t; Cu and Zn %) in estimating the average reported grades.
Table 2 – LP20-165 Target B Results
|From||To||Au (g/t)||Ag (g/t)||Cu (%)||Zn (%)||From||To||Interval (m)||Au (g/t)||Ag (g/t)||Cu (%)||Zn (%)|
Figure 1.0 – Longitudinal Section – Candelones Extension Deposit:
About Unigold Inc.
Unigold is a Canadian based mineral exploration company traded on the TSX Venture Exchange, focused primarily on exploring and developing its gold assets in the Dominican Republic.
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