- Significant intercepts include 129.79 g/t Au over 1.30m, including 0.30m @ 561 g/t Au at 13.01m downhole in RV21-29;
9.58 gt Au over 0.80m, including 23.0 g/t Au over 0.30m from 40.80m in RV21-30;
- Spectacular visible gold viewed in each hole with increasing predictability of gold-hosting veins downhole.
These are the first three holes (RV21-28 to RV21-30), in a series of drill holes targeting the Rivard high-grade gold veining, and are drilled parallel to each other perpendicular to the strike of the gold bearing vein system (see Figure 2). The visible gold seen in RV21-29 (Figure 1) is the first bonanza intersection received from the drilling to date.
“Drilling at the Rivard Property has continued to present us with some spectacular visible gold. Previous drilling only tested immediately below the existing trenches where the veins and occurrences of VG was known. Our drilling has pushed the known gold in the veins to approximately two hundred metres below the surface and each hole has yielded numerous occurrences of VG. As we add more holes to the project, we expect to be able to gain appreciable proficiency to predict targets for higher grade mineralization within the vein system” commented Bill Paterson, head of exploration.
Russell Starr, CEO of Trillium Gold commented, “This is a major new discovery for Trillium. Historically the Rivard family had produced enough gold off the Rivard property to survive for three decades. While we knew there was gold in quartz veins, to encounter such high grade in our first drill program is an exceptional outcome for both our technical team led by Bill as well as for our shareholders. This intersection further substantiates the tremendous potential for Newman Todd to become the next mining operation in Red Lake.”
Interpretation of the veining and VG occurrences in the core is establishing that there is a series of corridors showing an increased frequency of gold veining. These are oriented in the previously identified NW/SE trend. Subsequent interpretation of the assay results indicates that in reality, any assay over 1 g/t signifies that a corridor has been intersected.
Further drilling will be completed to test the limits as well as the horizontal and vertical extents of these corridors and determine their interaction with the NT Zone to the southeast. There is also the possibility that there are other VG-bearing vein corridors further northeast on the property, to be determined with further drilling.
RV21-28 targeted the down dip projection of gold veining on surface seen in the Long Pit and Sadler Pit trends. The hole primarily intersected narrow quartz and quartz-feldspar porphyry sections, wider sections of altered ultramafic rocks and a few sections of mafic dykes. Visible gold was intersected at 20.42m downhole and several specks of visible gold were seen in the section from 79.70m to 80.0m downhole. Highlights from RV21-28 are listed below. All significant assay intercepts are shown in Figure 3 and Table 1.
- 00-21.00m: 3.0m @ 3.43 g/t Au
- 00-80.00m: 6.0m @ 1.44 g/t Au,
- including 1.00m @ 3.97 g/t Au,
- and 0.30m @ 7.74 g/t Au
- 60-229.85m: 3.25m @ 1.43 g/t Au
- 80-249.30m: 1.50m @ 4.32 g/t Au,
- including 1.00m @ 5.59 g/t Au
Highlights from RV21-29 are listed below. All significant assay intercepts are shown in Figure 3 and Table 1.
- 00-13.30m: 1.30m @ 129.79 g/t Au
- including 0.30m @ 561 g/t Au
- 00-20.00m: 4.00m @ 0.56 g/t Au
- 00-25.00m: 1.00m @ 1.35 g/t Au (in area under Long pit)
- 00-154.00m: 2.00m @ 2.28 g/t Au
- 50-225.25m: 0.75m @ 2.42 g/t Au
- 00-295.70m: 5.70m @ 0.75 g/t Au
- including 1.0m @ 2.30 g/t Au and 1.01m @ 1.84 g/t Au
- 50-337.00m: 0.50m @ 2.99 g/t Au
- 80-41.60m: 0.80m @ 9.58 g/t Au
- including 0.30m @ 23.00 g/t Au
- 00-45.90m: 2.90m @ 0.43 g/t Au
- 10-54.40m: 0.30m @ 2.87 g/t Au
- 00-103.00m: 1.00m @ 2.27 g/t Au
- 40-152.0m: 0.60m @ 2.28 g/t Au
- 60-166.50m: 2.90m @ 0.76 g/t Au
- 60-209.60m: 2.00m @ 4.56 g/t Au
- including 0.90m @ 9.58 g/t Au
- 00-259.60m: 0.60m @ 4.76 g/t Au
- including 0.30m @ 7.20 g/t
- 50-277.00m: 0.50m @ 8.40 g/t Au
All drilling was supervised by Paul Barc, PGeo. The drilling was conducted by Rodren Drilling Ltd., of West St. Paul, Manitoba. Drill core was logged and sampled in a secure core facility on site. Core samples from the program were cut in half, using a diamond cutting saw, and half cores were sent for analysis to the SGS Laboratories in Red Lake, ON, and Burnaby, BC and Activation Laboratories Ltd. in Dryden and Thunder Bay, ON, all accredited mineral analysis laboratories. All samples were analysed for gold using standard Fire Assay-AA techniques. Samples returning over 10.0 g/t gold were analyzed utilizing standard Fire Assay-Gravimetric methods. Selected samples with results greater than one ounce per ton gold were also analyzed with a standard 1 kg metallic screen fire assay. Certified gold reference standards, blanks and duplicates are routinely inserted into the sample stream, as part of Trillium Gold’s quality control/quality assurance program (QAQC) to monitor accuracy and precision. No QAQC issues were noted with the results reported herein. All drill intercepts reported are down-hole core lengths, which does not necessarily represent true widths.
The technical information presented in this news release has been reviewed and approved by William Paterson QP, PGeo, VP of Exploration of Trillium Gold Mines., as defined by NI 43-101.
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