Unigold Inc. (TSX-V:UGD) (OTCQX: UGDIF) (FSE: UGD1) is pleased to announce results from its ongoing exploration drilling at the Candelones Extension deposit, part of the Company’s 100% owned Neita Concession in the Dominican Republic.
The Company has completed 31 drill holes (9,470 m) of the planned 15,000 meter program including 9 metallurgical holes (243 meters) at the Candelones Main and Connector zone targeting oxide and transition mineralization for additional test work. Drilling at Target C has been temporarily halted pending receipt of assay results but is expected to resume after the metallurgical holes are completed Drilling at Target B continues to test the 150 meter gap between Targets A and B at depth.
Joe Hamilton, Chairman and CEO of Unigold notes: “These latest results expand the mineralization at Target C a full 75 meters east of the high grade core and once again have intersected two horizons. The most recent fence of holes intersected two sub-vertical zones of higher-grade mineralization. The confirmation of a second zone at Target C enhances to exploration potential at this high-grade target.”
“Elsewhere, our exploration drilling at the gap between Targets A and B has once again hit an interval of massive to semi-massive sulphide mineralization. The horizon in LP20-153A has similar grades but is much deeper than the previous intercept in this area. The massive sulphide lens in this area remains open at depth and the geometry suggests that the mineralization either dips steeply to the north or has been fault offset to the north.”
“The slow return of analytical results has created a bottleneck that is affecting the positioning of our drillholes. We have re-tasked one of our drills to collect bulk sample material from the oxide and transition mineralization to complete final metallurgical testing while we await analytical results. These short drillholes should be completed quickly and then allow the drill to return to exploration work.”
“We remain encouraged by both the wide intercepts of mineralization that is within 200 metres of surface, and the higher grade material that is demonstrating continuity across good strike lengths. The combination of these two types of mineralisation lends flexibility to the planning process as we move towards economic studies at Candelones.”
Holes LP20-170. 172 and 174 (Ref. Figures 1 and 2) were drilled as an infill section 75 meters east of the high grade mineralization intersected in holes LP20-146, 148, 150 and 160 (Ref. Figure 2.0). LP20-170 intersected two narrow, high grade intervals. The upper zone intersected 13.0 meters averaging 5.17 g/t Au, 4.2 g/t Ag, 0.1% Cu and 1.67% Zn. The lower zone returned 5.0 meters averaging 7.44 g/t Au, 10.0 g/t Ag, 0.47% Cu and 0.0% Zn.
LP20-172, drilled 30m below LP20-170, also intersected two high grade zones. The first returned 3.0m averaging 3.98 g/t Au, 2.2 g/t Ag, 0.1% Cu and 1.85% Zn. The lower interval returned 4.0m averaging 7.18 g/t Au, 8.6 g/t Ag, 0.4% Cu and 0.0% Zn.
LP20-174, the third hole completed on this infill section, was drilled 100m north of LP20-170. This hole targeted the high grade mineralization reported in hole LP43, 75m to the east, which returned 4.0 meters averaging 9.0 g/t Au, 1.4 g/t Ag, 0.1% Cu and 0.4% Zn.
LP20-153A (Ref. Figure 1 and 3) was drilled to test the 100 meter wide gap between Targets A and B. This hole was targeted 25 meters below the massive sulphide intersected in LP20-151 (Ref. Figure 1.0). LP20-151 intersected 113.0 meters averaging 0.89 g/t Au, 1.6 g/t Ag, 0.1% Cu and 0.2% Zn including 8.0 meters averaging 4.27 g/t Au, 1.3 g/t Ag, 0.1% Cu and 0.6% Zn. The massive sulphide zone returned 19.0m averaging 0.92 g/t Au and 0.2% Cu. The massive sulphide zone in LP20-153A returned 18.0 meters averaging 0.67 g/t Au, with 0.27% Cu. (Ref. Table 1.0). As with the massive sulphides at Target A, this new zone of sulphide mineralization is depleted in zinc with elevated copper grades, similar to the Target A mineralization. LP13, approximately 200 meters above LP20-151, intersected 2.0 meters averaging 9.00 g/t Au in the hanging wall andesites. It is possible this intercept may represent an alternate trend to the massive sulphide mineralization in hole LP20-153A, more consistent with the sub-vertical continuity observed at Target B. Follow up holes are planned to evaluate this trend. Further drillholes will test this trend in the future.
Table 1.0 – Significant Results LP20-168, 170, 172, 174 and 153A
|Target||Hole (#)||From(m)||To (m)||Interval (m)||Au (g/t)||Ag (g/t)||Cu (%)||Zn (%)|
|(1) Interval represents drilled length in meters and not true width.|
Figure 1.0 – CANDELONES EXTENSION PLAN VIEW:
Figure 2.0 – CANDELONES EXTENSION TARGET C SECTION A-A’:
Figure 3.0 – CANDELONES EXTENSION TARGET B SECTION B-B’:
Table 1.0 – Significant Results LP20-168, 170, 172, 174 and 153A:
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. standard sample length of 1.0 metres is employed. 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.
About Unigold Inc.
Unigold is a Canadian based mineral exploration company traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol UGD, focused primarily on exploring and developing its gold assets in the Dominican Republic.
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