VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / June 27, 2022 / Gold Terra Resource Corp. (TSX-V:YGT)(Frankfurt:TX0)(OTCQX:YGTFF) ("Gold Terra" or the "Company") is pleased to announce assay results of GTCM22-037 designed to test the Campbell Shear at a depth of 1,000 vertical metres. GTCM22-037 intersected the Campbell shear as planned with the main zone carrying of 1.60 g/t gold (Au) over 14.57 metres, including two gold zones of 1.97 g/t Au over 6.50 metres from 1,263.30 to 1,269.80 metres and 2.00 g/t Au over 4.50 metres from 1,256.08 to 1,260.58 metres.
Hole GTCM22-037 encountered alteration, veining, and mineralization consistent with descriptions of typical Campbell Shear gold zones from historical production. It was drilled below historical holes Y-88 (13.72 g/t Au over 5.27 metres)* and above Y-86 and Y-96A (8.32 g/t Au over 4.45 metres and 18.11 g/t Au over 0.83 metres)* along the Campbell Shear structure. The past producing Con Mine Property is under option to purchase 100% by the Company from Newmont Canada FN Holdings ULC and Miramar Northern Mining Ltd., both wholly owned subsidiaries of Newmont Corporation (see November 22, 2021 press release). *Note: these intersections are historical in nature and have not been verified by Gold Terra. Hole location, downhole survey, assay and lithologic data was obtained from the Con Mine database, and therefore is assumed by Gold Terra to be reasonably valid.
Chairman and CEO, Gerald Panneton, commented, "Our drilling program is getting positive results on the Campbell shear at depth, and confirming gold mineralization in the area of historical holes Y-88 and Y-86. At the past producing Con Mine (5.0 Moz @ 15 g/t Au), it was typical to go from low-grade gold (approx. 1-3 g/t Au) to high--grade in the span of 10 metres. For example, we have observed visible gold, and the Campbell shear is present and well altered and mineralized, south of the Pud fault. Our 2022 program will continue to test this area using hole 37 to set up wedges on 50-metre spacing. For the second half of 2022, we are well-financed to continue with the deep drilling program and updating our current mineral resource to include the high-grade Yellorex Zone for Q4 2022."
The 2022 drill program along the Campbell Shear structure is well underway with a total of 15 drill holes (GTCM22-027 to 22-041) completed to date for a total of 8,391 metres. The Company is pleased to announce it has received $132,000 funding from the 2022-23 Government of the Northwest Territories Mining Incentive Program for the Campbell Shear project.
The Company also received the remaining assays for hole GTCM21-029. Figure 1 below shows the location of holes GTCM21-029 and 037 in plan view and Figure 2 below shows the holes on the Campbell Shear long section.
Figure 1: Location of holes GTCM22-029 and 037.
Figure 2 - Campbell Shear Long Section (looking West)
Hole GTCM22-037 is a deep hole drilled below historical holes Y-88 (13.72 g/t Au over 5.27 metres)* and above Y-86 and Y-96A (8.32 g/t Au over 4.45 metres and 18.11 g/t Au over 0.83 metres respectively)*. GTCM22-037 intersected two gold zones of 1.60 g/t over 14.57 metres and 0.59 g/t Au over 12.65 metres. Although the zones are located within the Campbell Shear, its gold mineralization style contrasts with the usual sericite-rich alteration and arsenopyrite-rich smoky quartz veins style intersected at Yellorex. The main difference is the absence of sericite alteration; chlorite and calcite being the main alteration present. Local sericitized clasts and angular fragments of semi-massive, laminated pyrite suggest a late remobilization or setting of the gold. The gold is associated with quartz-tourmaline breccia veins. Locally two pinpoint visible gold specks were found within one of those quartz-tourmaline veins at a depth of 1,257.38 to 1,257.84 metres.
Additional assays received from previously released hole GTCM22-029, which is a deep hole designed to test the Campbell Shear at a depth below 1,000 vertical metres, intersected 3.02 g/t Au over 1.05 metres from 1,307.95 to 1,309.00 metres. To reach the 1,000-metre depth on the Campbell Shear, hole GTCM22-029 was collared immediately west of the Con Shear, a secondary structure from which about 1 Moz of gold at a grade of 19.5 g/t Au was mined at the Con Mine. This resulted in an intersection 3.61 g/t Au over 4.55 metres including 15.75 g/t over 0.75 metres at 30 metres vertical depth (see May 15, 2022 press release). A 1-kilometre-long portion of the Con Shear in this area was previous tested by only two shallow holes from the 1940's. One of the historic holes reported a historical intersection of 30.86 g/t Au over one foot*.
Hole GTCM22-041 has been completed to a depth of 1,364 metres and assays are pending.
A table of significant drill intersections for holes GTCM22-029 and 037 are shown in Table 1:
Table 1: GTCM22-029 and 037 Significant Drill Intersections
The Company has completed approximately 14,402 metres in 2022 to date with the objective to delineate a high-grade gold mineral resource to add to the Company's current 1.2 million inferred ounces (See the technical report, titled "Technical Report on the 2021 Updated Mineral Resource Estimates, Northbelt Property, Yellowknife City Gold Project, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada" with an effective date of March 14, 2021, which can be found on the Company's website at https://www.goldterracorp.com and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com) and ultimately advance towards an economic study.
This news release reports the final assay results from two (2) drill holes from which 374 core samples were assayed. Results include final assays from holes GTCM-029 and 037 for 2,833 metres of drilling. Assay results range from non-detectable gold to a highest assay of 15.75 g/t Au. The Company inserts certified standards and blanks into the sample stream as a check on laboratory Quality Control (QC). Drill core samples are cut by diamond saw at Gold Terra's core facilities in Yellowknife. A halved core sample is left in the core box. The other half core is sampled and transported by Gold Terra personnel in securely sealed bags to ALS preparation laboratory ("ALS") in Yellowknife. After sample preparation, samples are shipped to ALS's Vancouver facility for gold analysis. Gold assays of >3 g/t are re-assayed on a 30 g split by fire assay with gravimetric finish. Samples with visible gold are additionally assayed using a screen metallic method. ALS is a certified and accredited laboratory service. ALS routinely inserts certified gold standards, blanks and pulp duplicates, and results of all QC samples are reported.
Drill holes GTCM22-029 and 037 were drilled at right angles to the structure hosting the mineralization and dip angles of holes were designed to intersect the zones as close to normal as possible. Zones reported here are interpreted to be approximately 90 percent true thickness.
The technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Joseph Campbell, Chief Operating Officer, a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
About Gold Terra's Yellowknife City Gold Project
The YCG project encompasses 800 sq. km of contiguous land immediately north, south and east of the City of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. Through a series of acquisitions, Gold Terra controls one of the six major high-grade gold camps in Canada. Being within 10 kilometers 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. Gold Terra is currently focusing its drilling on the prolific Campbell shear, where 14 Moz of gold has been produced, and most recently on the Con Mine Option claims immediately south of the past producing Con Mine (1938-2003).
The YCG lies on the prolific Yellowknife greenstone belt, covering nearly 70 kilometers of strike length along the main mineralized shear system that host the former-producing high-grade Con and Giant gold mines. The Company's exploration programs have successfully identified significant zones of gold mineralization and multiple targets that remain to be tested which reinforces the Company's objective of re-establishing Yellowknife as one of the premier gold mining districts in Canada.
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SOURCE: Gold Terra Resource Corp