The first set of assay results come from sampling done on two new zones called Gull Lake and Rater Lake that have been identified on our Northbelt property. These new targets are in the same mafic volcanic geology that also hosted the Giant and Con mines. The highlight assays are 43.7 g/t Au, 28.0 g/t Au, and 19.05 g/t Au on the Gull Lake Zone with several additional assays in the 1 to 5 g/t Au range on both zones. These gold zones are interpreted as being the continuation of the Giant Mine gold structure, warranting immediate further work along these structural trends. A map showing the location of these samples is available here.
The second set of assay results come from channel sampling done around the past producing Ptarmigan Mine on Eastbelt, an asset that TerraX acquired in early 2018 (see news release of January 12, 2018). These channels were cut from outcrop along the Ptarmigan vein trends and sampled across the gold mineralized structures. Assay results for gold range up to 226 g/t Au and 126 g/t Ag in 0.50 m channel samples from Channel ECH18-037. Intervals for the 3 sampled areas (ECH18-035 to ECH18-037) are indicated on the map available here and include:
- ECH18-037 - 24.75 g/t Au over 5.50 m (including 82 g/t Au over 3.00 m)
- ECH18-036 - 39 g/t Au over 7.50 m (including 10.44 g/t Au over 2.50 m)
- ECH18-035 - 25 g/t Au over 2.00 m
Channel assays reported today from the Ptarmigan area total 194 samples with gold grades ranging from nil to 226 g/t Au. Channel samples are considered representative of the zones that have been sampled.
Assay values from grab sampling at Gull and Rater Lakes range from nil to a high of 43.7 g/t Au. Sampling included insertion of certified standards and blanks into the stream of samples for chemical analysis. Samples were prepared at ALS Chemex's laboratory in Yellowknife and shipped to their Vancouver facility for gold analysis by fire assay and other elements by ICP analysis. ALS is a certified and accredited laboratory service. It should be noted that, due to their selective nature, assay results from grab samples may not be indicative of the overall grade and extent of mineralization on the subject area.
The technical information contained in this news release has been approved by Joseph Campbell, Executive Chairman of TerraX, who is a Qualified Person as defined in "National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
About the Yellowknife City Gold Project
The Yellowknife City Gold ("YCG") project encompasses 772 sq km of contiguous land immediately north, south and east of the City of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. Through a series of acquisitions, TerraX controls one of the six major high-grade gold camps in Canada. Being within 10 km of the City of Yellowknife, the YCG is close to vital infrastructure, including all-season roads, air transportation, service providers, hydro-electric power and skilled tradespeople.
The YCG lies on the prolific Yellowknife greenstone belt, covering 70 km of strike length along the main mineralized break in the Yellowknife gold district, including the southern and northern extensions of the shear system that hosted the high-grade Con and Giant gold mines. The project area contains multiple shears that are the recognized hosts for gold deposits in the Yellowknife gold district, with innumerable gold showings and recent high-grade drill results that serve to indicate the project's potential as a world-class gold district.
For more information on the YCG project, please visit our web site at www.terraxminerals.com.
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