X-Terra Resources Inc. (TSX-V: XTT) (FRANKFURT: XTR) is pleased to announce that its first two holes at the Northwest property, located in Restigouche county, New Brunswick, have returned gold values.
The targets were designed to test a new hypothesis and not any existing high-grade showings previously discovered over the property, such as the Rim, Dome or the Bonanza showing (See X-Terra Resources’ press release dated December 5, 2018 for historical results). Target trench 26 hosted in greenshist sediments, highlighted gold values up to 4.5 g/t Au in trench (See X-Terra Resources’ press release dated November 27, 2019) where the host structure highlighted a N-NE strongly dipping shear zone along a folded contact.
The numerous anomalous results in gold, including 6.93 g/t Au over 0.5 metre in NWST-20-003 and 1.2 g/t Au over 1 metre in NWST-20-002 prove that the system is gold bearing. The two holes are located on the same east-west section, and gold bearing veins were intercepted respectively at 32 metres and 34 metres depth following a 55-degree dip
Actual interpretation indicates possibly that the newly found mineralization is hosted in a distinct north to north-east shear zone located outside the actual till survey coverage and at 2.2 and 3.2 km from existing gold showing (see map below).
The 1.2 g/t Au over 1 metre result obtained in NWST-20-002 from 32 metres to 33 metres was located within the 22 metre stockwork of veins up to 15% quartz carbonate with traces of pyrrhotite and chalcopyrite along with strong chlorite alteration. The 6.93 g/t Au over 0.5 metre obtained in NWST-20-003 from 34 to 34.5 metres was located within a 15.5 metre stockwork of veins with quartz carbonate including traces of pyrrhotite and chalcopyrite.
The table below highlights the details
Michael Ferreira, President and Chief Executive Officer of X-Terra Resources states, “hitting gold values in these first holes is big step and really encouraging considering that the initial gold discovery was generated by a fortuitous roadside prospecting. The extension of the till survey toward that direction, also by reducing the initial 500 metres spacing between samples, should define more accurate targets, and eventually follow up with additional drilling”.
In additional news, three more holes, GRG-20-001, GRG-20-002 (From the Dyke Swarm Target) and one hole – GRG-20-003 from the Bellevue North target, have been logged, cut and sampled and have been sent to the lab.
X-Terra Resources adheres to a strict quality assurance and quality control program with regard to core handling, sampling, transportation of samples and lab analyses. Samples selected for assay were shipped via secure transportation to the Techni-Lab (S.G.B. Abitibi Inc.) preparation facility in Ste-Germaine Boulé, QC. samples were assayed for gold by standard fire assay on 30-gram fractions with atomic absorption (TMT-G5B) or gravimetric finish (TMT-G5C) at Techni-Lab (S.G.B. Abitibi Inc.). In addition, the quality control protocol includes insertion of blank or standard every 10 samples on average, in addition to the regular insertion of blank, duplicate and standard samples accredited by Actlabs during the analytical process.
Jeannot Théberge, P. Geo registered in the Provinces of Québec and New-Brunswick, a consultant to X-Terra Resources, a qualified person under National Instrument 43‑101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101“) has reviewed the technical contents of this news release and has approved the disclosure of the technical information contained herein.
About X-Terra Resources Inc.
X-Terra Resources is a resource company focused on acquiring and exploring precious metals and energy properties in Canada.
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