|GoldQuest Intersects 12 metres grading 8.2 g/t gold equivalent in follow up hole at Cachimbo Discovery |
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - July 13, 2017) - GoldQuest Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE: GQC) (FRANKFURT: M1W) (BERLIN: M1W) ("GoldQuest" or the "Company") is pleased to report assay results from the latest 4-hole batch of drill holes from its ongoing Tireo exploration drill program. The program is focused on identifying new gold systems and defining the extents of the mineralization at the recent Cachimbo Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (VMS) Discovery. All drilling occurs within the Company's 100% owned Tireo Concessions, which hosts the multi-million ounce Romero Project in the Dominican Republic.
TIR-17-32 intersected 31.6 metres of 3.89 g/t AuEq, 3.16 g/t gold with higher grade sections including:
Assays from two holes at Cachimbo are reported herein, and both TIR-17-30 and TIR-17-32 intersected gold within the upper strata-bound polymetallic massive and semi-massive sulphide horizon of the VMS system. Hole TIR-17-32 intersected elevated gold and base metal grades of 2.7 metres grading 22.31 g/t gold, 52.81 g/t silver, 3.10% zinc and 0.46% copper within a wider mineralization interval. The grades are comparable to the Cachimbo discovery hole, TIR-16-09 which intersected 5 metres grading 14 g/t gold, 74 g/t silver, 12% zinc and 1% copper ( see release dated January 10, 2017). Holes TIR-17-32 and TIR-16-09 are approximately 50 metres apart and appear to be the same mineralization horizon. This horizon is open along strike to the north-west and to the south-east as well as down dip to the east.
Hole TIR-17-30 (56.2 metres grading 0.32 g/t gold) was collared 100m east of the discovery hole at the same platform as hole TIR-17-28. The hole appears to confirm that the upper mineralization horizon is dipping to the east. Drilling continues at Cachimbo and will test areas along strike to expand the mineralization envelope and the Company continues to explore for a potential copper-gold rich feeder system, like the Romero Deposit.
Two holes reported from the Las Avispas, holes TIR-17-29 and TIR-17-31, did not intersect significant mineralization. The drilling has, however, encountered favorable alteration to further support that a volcanic eruptive centre, similar to that observed at Romero, is present in the area. The Company is interpreting the results and determining the potential future drilling and next steps for the target.
"These results from the Cachimbo discovery follow-up holes are extremely encouraging and support the thesis that our Tireo Belt land package has the potential to materialize into a multi-deposit mining district as these VMS systems often occur in clusters," stated Bill Fisher, GoldQuest's Executive Chairman. "These results are very important in advancing our understanding of this new discovery zone and will help us further explore this area."
A plan map and cross-sections showing the Cachimbo drilling can be found at the following links.
Plan Map: goldquestcorp.com
Section A-A': goldquestcorp.com
Section B-B': goldquestcorp.com
Table 1. Tireo Drilling Intersections
|Hole ||From (m) ||To (m) ||Length (m) ||Au g/t ||Ag g/t ||Cu % ||Zn % ||AuEq g/t |
|Cachimbo Holes || || || || || || || |
|TIR-17-30 ||148.01 ||204.16 ||56.15 ||0.32 ||2.40 ||0.02 ||0.14 ||0.48 |
| || || || || || || || || |
|TIR-17-32 ||88.39 ||119.98 ||31.59 ||3.16 ||11.85 ||0.08 ||0.64 ||3.89 |
|including || || || || || || || || |
| ||90.0 ||101.90 ||11.90 ||6.57 ||24.2 ||0.19 ||1.43 ||8.20 |
|including || || || || || || || || |
| ||96.0 ||98.67 ||2.67 ||22.31 ||52.81 ||0.46 ||3.10 ||25.91 |
|Las Avispas Holes || || || || || || || |
|TIR-17-29 and TIR-17-31 had no significant results || |
*Interval grades are calculated using uncapped assays. Gold values did not exceed 63.5 g/t which is below the capping level for Romero of 72.2 g/t. Intervals may not represent true widths. There is insufficient drilling to determine the orientation of the mineralized zones at this time. AuEq=((Au g/t*$1220/31.10348)+(Ag g/t*$15.9/31.10348)+(Cu%*$2.65*22.04623)+(Zn%*$1.28*22.04623))*31.10348/$1220 Note AuEq does not include recoveries which have not been determined at this stage.
Table 2. Collar locations and hole directions for Tireo holes
|Hole ||Easting ||Northing ||Elevation ||Azimuth ||Dip |
|TIR-17-29 ||264,902 ||2,104,065 ||1144 ||225 ||-85 |
|TIR-17-30 ||266,395 ||2,097,276 ||1220 ||300 ||-75 |
|TIR-17-31 ||263,311 ||2,104,121 ||1039 ||225 ||-75 |
|TIR-17-32 ||266,342 ||2,097,245 ||1196 ||0 ||-90 |
As part of the Company's Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures (QA/QC the Company reviews results from Certified Standard Reference materials (CRSM or Standards), which are inserted at a rate of five per 100 samples. Within the results disclosed herein there were no samples with results outside of the recommended tolerances for the standards. In GoldQuest's drill programs, composite intervals were chosen using a combination of geological criteria and mineralization, averaging around two metres core length. The drill core is cut in half with one half of the core sample shipped to ACME Labs by GoldQuest technicians. The remaining half of the core is kept at the Company core shack for future assay verification, or any other further investigation. Assays within intervals below the 0.005 g/t detection limit for Au were given a zero value. All drill samples were prepared and screened by ACME Labs (Vancouver); metallic fire assay and multi-element ICP-MS were assayed by ACME Analytical Laboratories (Vancouver). Gold values are determined by standard fire assay with an AA finish, or, if over 10.0 g/t Au, were re-assayed and completed with a gravimetric finish. Copper and zinc values exceeding 0.2% were re-assayed with a 4-acid digestion and AAS finish. When zinc values exceeded 10% a classic titration was carried out for zinc. QA/QC included the insertion and continual monitoring of numerous standards, blanks and duplicates into the sample stream, at random intervals within each batch. The comprehensive GoldQuest Quality Assurance and Quality Control protocols can be viewed on GoldQuest's website at: goldquestcorp.com.
The information in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Mr. Jeremy Niemi, P. Geo., Vice President, Exploration of GoldQuest and a Qualified Person for the technical information in this press release under NI 43-101 standards.
GoldQuest is a Canadian based mineral exploration company with projects in the Dominican Republic. GoldQuest is traded on the TSX-V under the symbol GQC and in Frankfurt/Berlin with symbol M1W. The Company is well funded to carry out the exploration programs reported on in this release and to advance the development of its Romero gold/copper discovery, also located in the Tireo Formation of the Dominican Republic.
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11.9 metres grading 8.20 g/t AuEq, 6.57 g/t gold, 24.2 g/t silver, 1.43% zinc and 0.19% copper2.7 metres grading 25.91 AuEq, 22.31 g/t gold, 52.81 g/t silver, 3.10% zinc and 0.46% copperTIR-17-30 intersected 56.2 metres grading 0.32 g/t gold