Gold Springs Resource Corp. (TSX: GRC, OTCQB: GRCAF) (the “Company” or “GRC”) is pleased to announce the last assay results from its 2021 drill program and that they confirm the expansion of the gold mineralization at “Charlie Ross”, located on the Nevada portion of its USA flagship Gold Springs project.
- 2.10 g/t gold equivalent over 16.7 meters and
1.68 g/t gold equivalent over 13.7 meters and
2.32 g/t gold equivalent over 10.7 meters within hole CR-21-017,
- 2.03 g/t gold equivalent over 9.2 meters within hole CR-21-019,
- 1.75 g/t gold equivalent over 15.2 meters and
2.56 g/t gold equivalent over 10.6 meters within hole CR-21-022.
- 2.10 g/t gold equivalent over 16.7 meters and
Randall Moore, Executive Vice President of Exploration, stated: “These results extend the gold system seen in our initial drilling at Charlie Ross for 400 meters. The system remains open to the north and up and down dip, which we will explore in our 2022 drill campaign. The grades at Charlie Ross are quite significant with most of them well above our current resource average and could have a positive impact on future resource updates. We are expecting to start the 2022 drilling in March and we hope to continue to extend the mineralization at this exciting new discovery.”
Charlie Ross Target
“Charlie Ross” is located 2.6 kilometers west of the North Jumbo resource. Gold mineralization is controlled by several major north-south trending veins which are surrounded by zones of brecciation and stockwork vein development, all of which can host gold mineralization. The southern half of the system is exposed on surface with several historical workings having exploited high-grade portions of the veins. To the north, the system is obscured by younger post mineral rocks. GRC has now followed the system under that post mineral cover where it remains open to extension. One hundred meters to the north, the Charlie Ross system intersects the high-grade veins and structures of the Pope target. This intersection will be drill tested in the upcoming program.
Drilling highlights include
Gold Equivalent* (g/t)
* Gold Equivalent calculated at US$1,800/oz gold and US$25/oz silver
** True thickness is estimated to be 70-90% of total thickness
*** Hole ended in mineralization
GRC has received the results from the remaining holes on the Tremor target which represents the intrusive hosted portion of the northern extension of the North Jumbo resource. These holes did not intersect significant gold values within the intrusive. Hole J-21-024 did intersect the vein system above the intrusive, returning 2.9 g/t gold equivalent over 7.7 meters. The Company has started to model the Tremor portion of the North Jumbo system and believes the strong gold intercepts of 6.87 g/t gold equivalent over 24.4 meters from hole J-21-006 (press release September 7, 2021) and 1.0 g/t gold equivalent over 163.1 meters in hole J-21-015 (press release December 3, 2021) were drilled along the margins of the intrusive in areas where faults bisect the intrusive body. Drilling in 2022 will test and trace this system to the south under the current North Jumbo resource.
2022 Drilling Program:
The 2022 drill program is expected to start in March and will include 20,100 meters of RC drilling and 2,000 meters of core drilling. The focus and goal of the program will be to extend the current resources along the Jumbo trend and to follow up on the four new discoveries at Tremor, Charlie Ross, White Point, and Homestake. Five new targets will also be tested at Midnight, the Horseshoe Extension, Pope, Snow, and Red Light.
Core drilling will test deeper portions of the system and be used to collect material for metallurgical testing.
In addition, an expanded ground based CSAMT geophysical survey will cover most of the targets not covered in previous surveys to help with drill hole targeting. Baseline studies will be completed to advance the mine permitting process.
Drill Hole Table
Easting UTM NAD 27
Northing UTM NAD 27
The Qualified Person on the Gold Springs property is Randall Moore, Executive Vice President of Exploration of GRC, and he has reviewed and approved the content of this press release. The Qualified Person verified the data disclosed herein for its geological reasonableness, checked all the inputs and verified the analytical data through an analysis of the blanks and standards submitted with the drill-chip samples.
Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Approximately 7 kg of RC chips were sent to the laboratory for each 1.52 meters drill interval. Standards and blanks are submitted into the sample stream at the rate of 15% for QA/QC purposes. In addition, the laboratory also includes duplicates of samples, standards and blanks. The results of these check assays are reviewed prior to the release of data. All RC sample assays are also reviewed for their geological context and checked against the drill logs.
Assays were performed in Sparks, Nevada by ALS Geochemistry, an ISO 9001:2000 Certified and independent laboratory. Gold was analyzed by fire assay of a 30-gram sample with an AAS finish with samples assaying greater than 10 g/t re-assayed using a 30-gram sample and a gravity finish. All other elements were analyzed by a four-acid leach ICP method.
About Gold Springs Resource Corp.
Gold Springs Resource Corp. (TSX: GRC and OTCQB: GRCAF) is focused on the exploration and expansion of the gold and silver resources of its PEA-stage Gold Springs project located on the border of Nevada and Utah, USA. The project is situated in the prolific Great Basin of Western USA, one of the best mining jurisdictions in the world.
Gold Springs Resource Corp. Contact:
Antonio Canton, President and CEO
Forward Looking Statements
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