TUDOR GOLD further extends the Goldstorm mineralization with an additional 150m Step-out along strike intercepting the largest gold interval drilled to date; 1081.5m averaging 0.589 G/t Gold including an upper interval of 301.m containing 0.828 G/t Gold
Hole GS19-47 was drilled as a 150m step-out from hole GS19-42 (reported July 30, 2019 averaging 0.683 g/t Au over 780m) and was drilled vertically to a total depth of 1,199m, ending in mineralization. The hole contains strong stockwork with gold-bearing mineralization accompanied by significant base-metal disseminated sulphide mineralization averaging 0.589 g/t Au over 1081.5m including an upper interval of 0.828 g/t Au over 301.5m and a lower interval of 0.930 g/t Au over 207 m. The hole was stopped in mineralization due to the drill rig reaching its depth limitation, however, casing was left in the hole for possible continuation next year.
This 150 meter step-out hole confirms that the Goldstorm system is gaining strength to the northeast. With this strongly mineralized intercept, the Goldstorm Zone has been extended by a total of 300m this year from the best hole drilled in 2018 (CB18-39, averaging 0.981 g/t Au over 563.8m) and has now been traced along strike for over 800 meters.
Goldstorm Definition Drilling
A second deep vertical hole, GS19-48, was drilled to a total depth of 1035m from the same pad as CB18-39 (drilled in 2018). The results exhibit excellent continuity of mineralization between holes and this drill hole returned 0.725 g/t Au over 838.5m, including a near surface interval of 328.5m averaging 1.048 g/t gold Au.
Four footwall definition holes (GS19-43 to GS19-46) drilled on section 109+00 NE, were successful in extending the width of the mineralized zone, to the southeast into the footwall of the controlling fault structure.
- Hole GS19-43 returned an average of 0.566 g/t Au over 493.5m.
- Hole GS19-44 returned an average of 0.807 g/t Au over 267m including 1.065 g/t Au over 150m.
- Hole GS19-45 returned an average of 0.719 g/t Au over 325.5m including 1.000 g/t Au over 173m.
- Hole GS19-46 returned an average of 0.510g/t Au over 594m including 0.734 g/t Au over 162m.
TUDOR GOLD Exploration Manager, Ken Konkin explains: “Given the success of the two deep drill holes GS19-47 and GS19-48, the Goldstorm System shows no signs of weakening to the northeast and several more drill holes will be needed to find the length and depth of this huge gold system. Hole GS19-47 showed a very strong quartz stockwork system and was still in gold values at the end of the 1,199 meter drill hole. The bottom of GS19-47 averages 0.930 g/t Au over 207 meters. This is the first time we’ve seen this strength of gold mineralization at depth. Furthermore a strong copper association was encountered with gold values at depth in both GS19-47 and GS19-48.
A 151.5m zone of 0.22% copper with 0.572 g/t gold was intercepted from 665.0 to 816.5 meters in GS19-47 and a 66.0m zone of 0.35% copper with 0.958 g/t gold was intercepted from 874.5 to 940.5m in GS19-48.
Not only does the Goldstorm Zone remain open at depth and along strike, we are now seeing base-metal associations possibly as part of a zonation within the metal system.”
The following table provides gold composites from the six drill holes completed on three sections that cut the Goldstorm Zone.
Goldstorm Zone Drill Section 109+00 NE, 111+00 NE and 114+00 NE
Section 114+00 NE is a 300 m step-out on strike from 111+00 NE and hole GS19-47 hosts what is now the longest and deepest gold intercept on the project to date.
Section 111+00 NE shows the consistency of the upper horizon gold grades between holes and new depth extension in hole GS19-48.
Section 109+00 NE shows four definition holes drilled this season to better outline the extent of the zone to the southeast.
Goldstorm Zone Plan Map
The Goldstorm Zone now extends more than 800 meters in strike length and remains open along strike to the Northeast and Southwest as well as to depth.
Goldstorm zone drill sections and the plan map are included at the bottom of the news release and on the Company’s website.
The diamond drilling program continues with two drill rigs. Additional results will be announced as they become available.
Walter Storm, President and CEO, stated: “I am very pleased to see that all nine holes drilled have reported very good results and we have not missed on any step-out targets nor any footwall extension holes, they were all hits. These results have proven that we have an excellent understanding of the structure, geology and mineralogy of this massive gold system. I am looking forward to continuing our exploration efforts in order to unlock the full potential of this large gold system.”
Drill core samples were prepared at MSA Labs’ Preparation Laboratory in Terrace, BC and assayed at MSA Labs’ Geochemical Laboratory in Langley, BC. Analytical accuracy and precision are monitored by the submission of blanks, certified standards and duplicate samples inserted at regular intervals into the sample stream by TUDOR GOLD personnel. MSA Laboratories quality system complies with the requirements for the International Standards ISO 17025 and ISO 9001. MSA Labs is independent of the Company.
The Qualified Person for this news release for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 is the Company’s Exploration Manager, Ken Konkin, P.Geo. He has read and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained in this news release.
About TUDOR GOLD
TUDOR GOLD is a precious and base metals explorer with properties in British Columbia’s Golden Triangle, an area that hosts producing and past-producing mines and several large deposits that are approaching potential development. The 17,913 hectare Treaty Creek project (in which TUDOR GOLD has a 60% interest) borders Seabridge Gold Inc.’s KSM property to the southwest and borders Pretium Resources Inc.’s Brucejack property to the southeast. The Company also has a 100% interest in the Electrum Project, earn in options and 100% interests in other prospective projects located in the Golden Triangle area.
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