Galleon Gold Corp. ]TSXV-GGO] (the “Company” or “Galleon Gold”) is pleased to announce final assay results from the 2021 East Pit extension drill program at the Company’s 100% owned West Cache Gold Project, Timmins, Ontario. With all assays now complete for this area, results continue to confirm the easterly extension of multiple gold zones. This information can now be included in the PEA resource model.
Final East Pit Area Extension Drilling Summary:
- Eastward Extension of East Pit – additional 350 meters of mineralization added on strike
- East Pit gold system remains open to the east
- Potential to add incremental gold resources to the PEA (currently underway)
- Multiple near surface intercepts with significant gold grades, including:
o WC-21-195 with 4.5 m at 1.17 g/t (147 to 151.5m)
o WC-21-203 with 2.0 m at 3.61 g/t (44 to 46m) and 5.5 m at 1.13 g/t (117.5 to 123 m)
o WC-21-205 with 4.0 m at 2.32 g/t (53 to 57 m) and 5.5 m at 1.51 g/t (116 to 121.5 m)
o WC-21-208 with 6.0 m at 1.75 g/t (45.5 to 51.5 m)
o WC-21-209 with 4.45 m at 1.23 g/t (36.05 to 40.5 m)
- Drilling confirms up-dip projection of historic deeper drilling
Note from the CEO
David Russell CEO and President of Galleon Gold comments, “This reported array of drillholes was designed to build on what we have been referring to as the East Pit Extension. This was the second set of holes targeting the eastern margins of our known mineralization, and results confirm the trend is open-ended and our pit and underground potential continues to grow. Although the most recent results provide 350 meters of infill near surface confirmation, we have an additional 2.2 km of strike to the East still to explore – equally important, East Pit mineralization has not been drill tested to the west of the Gap Area, where 300 meters of strike potential offers an immediate target as part of a 2.3 km projection to the property line.”
East Pit “Extension” geology is similar to much of the East Pit area as it represents an eastward extension of the same rock types, structures, and sulfide zones. Some of the more significant of these geologic features, include:
- Multiple gold zones – some on strike with previously drilled mineralization in the East Pit (to the west) – others that represent up-dip near surface extensions from deeper historic drilling
- A lithology largely dominated by volcanic and intrusive rocks that characterize the Bristol Stock area; much of this sequence has historically been labeled a “quartz feldspar porphyry”
- Minor sediment-dominated units composed of interbedded wackes and argillite host rocks
- Simple gold zone sulfide mineralogy consisting of multi-textured pyrite that can occur as bedded bands to remobilized streaks and lenses; minor chalcopyrite is present locally, which is often associated with higher grade intercepts
- Distinctive “bleached” zones of altered volcanics and intrusives with variable fine to coarse grained white mica (sericitic) and/or secondary feldspar associated with mineralized areas; some quartz veining and silicification may be present locally
- Green to grey intervals dominated by a chlorite-carbonate alteration style can also be associated with significant gold zones
Figures and Tables
Figure 1 is a generalized geologic plan map of the West Cache Project area. Figure 2 is a geology plan map focused on the East Pit Extension area while Figures 3 and 4 (cross sections) show the near surface mineralization in relation to deeper historic intercepts. Close-up photos of the East Extension mineralization with corresponding gold grades can be seen in Figure 5. Table 1 contains significant assay results from the East Extension area.
Additional Comments on Reported Drillhole Intercepts
Drillhole information noted in this news release are diamond drillholes producing NQ-sized core. These holes are south-directed angle holes with initial inclinations of -46 to -50 degrees from horizontal. Most intercepts are near perpendicular to the mineralized zone such that the drilled intercepts average approximately 90% of the true thickness of the interval. A copy of the assays and drill hole statistics from the current drill program is available and updated regularly on the Company’s website.
The technical content of this release has been reviewed and approved by West Cache Gold Project Manager Leah Page, P. Geo. (APGNS #217), a “Qualified Person” as defined in National Instrument 43-101 -Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC)
Quality Control and Assurance procedures and protocols are executed to ensure sampling and analysis of all exploration work is conducted in accordance with best practices. Core produced at the West Cache property is delivered to the Company’s Timmins logging facility by the drill contractor with all logging, cutting, labeling, and bagging completed under supervision of Qualified Geologists. NQ sized core is predominantly sawn in half with one half of the core prepared for shipment, while the other half is retained for future assay verification.
Core samples are transported from the Company’s Timmins logging facility to AGAT Laboratories (sample preparation facility in Timmins) by AGAT personnel. Analysis is completed at AGAT Laboratories in Mississauga, Ontario. Commercially prepared certified reference material (CRM) standards and blanks are inserted every 10 samples. Additionally, samples are selected at a frequency of one for every 10 samples for duplicate analysis of pulp and coarse reject material. All samples reported have been checked against Company and Lab standards, duplicates, and blanks.
About West Cache Gold Project
The West Cache Gold Project is located 13 km west of Timmins Ontario, and is serviced by Provincial highway 101 and secondary access roads. It is situated along the Porcupine – Destor gold belt, approximately 7 km northeast of Pan American Silver’s Timmins West Mine and 14 km southwest of Newmont’s Hollinger Mine.
About Galleon Gold
Galleon Gold is a North American exploration and development company. Eric Sprott holds approximately 23% of the Company’s outstanding common shares and is also the Company’s partner on the Neal Gold Project in Idaho. A Preliminary Economic Assessment is currently underway for the Company’s flagship project, the West Cache Gold Project, located 13 km from Timmins, Ontario.
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