22% of samples taken delivered gold values
QcX Gold Corp. (TSXV: QCX) (OTCQB: QCXGF) (FSE: 21MA) (“QcX” or the “Company“) is very pleased to announce results from its Phase 2 exploration program on its 100% owned Golden Giant West project (“Golden Giant West” or “GGWest“). The overall Golden Giant project (“Golden Giant Project“) is comprised of 3 properties; GGWest, Golden Giant East (“GGEast“), and the Kali East (“Kali East“) block, covering approximately 18,992 hectares and is contiguous to Azimut Exploration Inc.’s Patwon project as shown in Figure 1. The Phase 2 exploration program on Golden Giant West followed up on initial results from the Phase 1 program, and has resulted in further discoveries of anomalous gold values from grab samples returning up to 18.9 g/t Au along with other anomalous samples of interest as shown in Figure 2 and Table 1.
Aaron Stone, Vice President Exploration of QcX, stated, “Following the recent announcement from the GGEast Block, today’s published results from the GGWest Block further amplify how impressive the Golden Giant project is starting to become at such an early stage. We’ve observed some important structures on the GGWest Block, such as shear zones, following the general trend of deformation in the area, being NE-SW. The structures identified on GGWest are found on the same strike as those observed on Azimut’s Elmer property to the north-east. Here we are seeing mineralisation not only in veining, but also in sheared portions of host rock, which could be an indicator of a gold system that is not only defined to the constraints of veining.” Hear more from Aaron on today’s results: https://youtu.be/mSkwS0gSArU.
Figure 1: Location of the Golden Giant Project (red) with respect to neighbouring companies.
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In Phase 2, 68 samples were taken from GGWest. 15 samples, or 22.1% of the total samples analyzed, returned gold value over 30 ppb AU. The more significant gold mineralization identified to date occurs as:
- Continuous rusty bands ~50 centimetres thick with up to 15% very fine-grained pyrite in an amphibolite. Highest grading sample here from Phase 1 returned 3.87 ppm Au. Multiple samples were taken to follow-up during Phase 2. The best gold results were 18.9 ppm Au, 565 ppb Au and 271 ppb Au. Another similar rusty band a further 135 metres to the east was found with results of 1.79 ppm Au and 398 ppb Au. Additionally, two other rusty bands 180 metres north-east and 310 metres east from Phase 1’s 3.87 ppm result were found with results of 382 ppb Au and 305 ppb Au respectively.
- A silicified breccia in an amphibolite host showing 5% disseminated pyrite, with results of 167 ppb Au and 85 ppb Au.
Figure 2: Results from the Phase II prospecting program on Golden Giant West, underlain by geology. Labelled values are > 100 ppb Au.
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Figure 3: Field photos from Phase 2 work: A – Continuous rusty band ~50 centimeters containing up to 15% very fine-grained pyrite in an amphibolite with results of up to 18.9 ppm Au. B – Rusty bands ~50 centimeters thick holding up to 15% very fine-grained pyrite in an amphibolite with results of up to 1.79 ppm Au, 135 metres from grab sample grading 18.9 ppm Au. C – Sample number A684767, an amphibolite showing 5% fine grained pyrite grading at 1.79 ppm Au. D – Brecciated and silicified amphibolite with results of up to 167 ppb Au.
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Maxime Bouchard P.Geo. M.Sc.A., (OGQ 1752), a Qualified Person (“QP“) as such term is defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has reviewed and approved the geological information reported in this news release. The QAQC protocol used during the prospecting program consist of the insertion of blank or standard every 20 samples on average in addition to the regular insertion of blank, duplicate, and standard samples accredited by ACTLABS. Analytical work was completed at ACTLABS at their Timmins, Ontario facility. Gold values were analyzed with the fire assay method with finish by atomic absorption and values over 10 ppm Au are reanalyzed by fire assay with finish by gravimetry.
Grab samples are selective by nature and are unlikely to be representative of average grades. Field work and sampling were completed by Laurentia Exploration.
Grant of Options
The Company also announces that it has granted an aggregate of 600,000 options to purchase common shares of the Company, exercisable at a price of $0.15 per share for a period of five (5) years from the date of grant, to certain officers and consultants of the Company. The common shares issuable upon exercise of the options are subject to a statutory hold period of four months and one day from the original date of grant.
About QcX Gold
QcX Gold is exploring for gold and VMS style mineralization on its highly prospective and well-located properties in Québec, Canada. The Golden Giant Project is located in the James Bay region of Québec, only 2.9 km away from Azimut Exploration Inc.’s Patwon discovery on their Elmer gold project. The Fernet Project is located in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt in the Province of Québec and is contiguous with Wallbridge Mining Company Limited’s Fenelon/Martinière property. Both properties are in close proximity to major discoveries which bodes well for exploration.
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