GGX JV grab samples up to 14.6 g/t Au at Golddigger
Mr. Dan Stuart reports
GGX GOLD’S SYNDICATE PARTNER J2 SAMPLES 14.6 GRAMS PER TONNE GOLD AND 2,890 GRAMS PER TONNE (84.3 OUNCES PER TONNE) SILVER ON GOLDDIGGER PROPERTY IN THE “GOLDEN TRIANGLE”
GGX Gold Corp. is providing an update on the Golddigger property.
The Golddigger property was recently staked by the J2 private syndicate located approximately 30 kilometres southeast of Stewart on tidewater on Hastings Arm in the Golden Triangle of Northern British Columbia. The claims cover 8,111 hectares and have tidewater access.
In spring, summer and fall of 2016, geologist Trevor Bremner, PGeo, played a key role in supervising the J2 private syndicate, which generated and prospected a total of 110 targets. Based on positive assay results, multiple stand-alone precious metal prospects have been staked in northwest B.C. totalling 38,698 hectares. Under an agreement with J2, GGX has a 9-per-cent interest in the syndicate, as per a news release dated Sept. 20, 2016. A brief summary of each of these projects will be released when available.
The Golddigger property was prospected and staked during the summer and fall of 2016. Golddigger is the first of many to be reported. All the results on the Lotto discovery zone were achieved in just two days of prospecting.
The Lotto discovery zone is up to 100 metres wide, has been traced by prospecting for 3.5 kilometres and remains open. Bedrock grab samples from a quartz vein in the main Lotto zone have returned assays up to 14.6 grams per tonne gold and 2,890 grams per tonne (84.3 ounces per ton) silver. Another bedrock grab sample from the main Lotto zone assayed 6.4 grams per tonne gold, 1,815 grams per tonne (52.9 ounces per ton) silver and over 1 per cent lead. Additional sampling has produced multiple samples with values with over one gram per tonne gold and 100 grams per tonne silver along a 1.5-kilometre portion of the main Lotto zone.
Within the Lotto zone, there is a strongly mineralized, continuous near-vertical polymetallic vein striking north-south and ranging from 0.5 metre to more than three metres wide. It is exposed over a vertical extent of more than 500 metres. Due to limited time and challenging topography, much of the vein remains to be sampled. Within the main Lotto vein, galena, pyrite, chalcopyrite and specular hematite occur as disseminations or masses, and the surface is stained with malachite and iron oxides. The granitic wall rock is intensely silicified with minor disseminated sulphides for up to three metres from the vein margins, within a broader envelope of sericite and clay alteration.
The main gold-bearing vein appears to continue for at least 1.5 kilometres to the north across a cirque, where a grab sample from a three-metre-wide vein referred to as Lotto North assayed 1.87 grams per tonne gold, 227 grams per tonne (6.62 ounces per ton) silver, 0.73 per copper and 0.55 per cent lead, and remains open. A bedrock grab sample from quartz veining midway between the Lotto main zone and the Lotto North zone assayed 1.84 grams per tonne gold and over 1 per cent lead.
The Lotto structure has been traced visually an additional two kilometres on trend to the north for a total of 3.5 kilometres, where a spot-check grab sample on the ridge crest returned 17 grams per tonne silver and 0.1 per cent copper. Multiple parallel veins adjacent to the main vein and along the 3.5-kilometre Lotto structure remain to be sampled.
The Lotto zone is 4.5 kilometres west of a past producer (from 1929) and is located on claims owned by others where high-grade historic channel samples have assayed 220.18 grams per tonne (6.43 ounces per tonne) gold over 0.18 m and 665 grams per tonne (19.4 ounces per ton) silver have been reported in the past.
Limited prospecting on the east part of the property near a gossaned contact between Hazelton volcanics and granite of the Coast plutonic complex has also resulted in discovery of a new zone with significant gold and silver values in outcrop over a distance of nearly half a kilometre that remains open. This area is located 15 kilometres east of the Lotto discovery zone. Mineralization occurs in quartz stringers and breccias containing chalcopyrite and pyrite. A northeast-striking quartz vein with up to 25 per cent pyrite returned 1.7 grams per tonne gold, 28.1 grams per tonne silver and 0.44 per cent copper in grab samples. Several other bedrock grab samples from this zone returned 1.58 grams per tonne gold, 1.05 grams per tonne gold with 77.4 grams per tonne silver and 1.55 per cent copper, and 1.02 grams per tonne gold with 83.3 grams per tonne silver and 1.13 per cent copper.
A grab sample of comb-textured quartz angular float from a ridge on the property 14 kilometres southeast of the Lotto zone assayed 3.6 grams per tonne gold, 52.3 grams per tonne silver and 0.94 per cent lead. Further prospecting of this area is recommended to locate the outcrop source.
These new discoveries were all made in less than five days of total reconnaissance prospecting on the 8,111-hectare property, over 90 per cent of which remains unexplored. The results have suggested the strength and continuity of the main Lotto vein system and the wide distribution of gold and silver on the Golddigger property.
An extensive follow-up program, including geological mapping, prospecting and channel sampling, is recommended for the Lotto zone and the new gold zone on the east end of the property in preparation for drilling. In addition, the historic Minfile showings several kilometres east of the Lotto discovery zone are planned to be evaluated.
All the precious-metal properties staked in northwest B.C. will be made available for option to qualified parties. For further information, interested parties may contact the J2 syndicate by e-mail at J2syndicate@gmail.com or by telephone at 778-233-0923
A total of 51 rock-grab and selected samples were taken on the Golddigger property in 2016. Rock-grab samples ranged from below detection limit to 14.6 grams per tonne gold. There are no assays outstanding. Note that grab and selected samples are not indicative of average grades which may be obtained; these can only be determined by additional formal sampling programs.
GGX Gold looks forward, with great anticipation, to disseminating news regularly pertaining to the J2 syndicate properties.
As well, the company has granted 1.2 million stock options at an exercise price of 26.5 cents. The options are exercisable for five years and will be cancelled 30 days after cessation of acting as director, officer, employee or consultant of the company.
Rein Turna, PGeo, is a qualified person, as defined by National Instrument 43-101, for GGX Gold’s British Columbia exploration projects. He has reviewed and approved the technical information in this release.
Sample analysis and assaying for all of J2’s projects have been conducted by ALS Global laboratory, which is ISO accredited, using standard assay techniques in North Vancouver, B.C.
Rock samples were crushed to 70 per cent less than two millimetres, and a 250-gram sample was split with a riffle splitter. The split is pulverized to 85 per cent less than 75 microns, and 30-gram charges are then assayed for gold using fire assay fusion and ICP-ES finish with a lower detection limit of one part per billion and an upper detection limit of 10 parts per million Au. Samples with gold, silver, copper, lead or zinc exceeding the upper detection level are reanalyzed using the most appropriate method determined by the lab. Rigorous procedures are in place regarding sample collection, chain of custody and data entry. Certified assay standards, duplicate samples and blanks are routinely inserted into the sample stream to ensure integrity of the assay process.
Note: Grab samples are selective by nature and are unlikely to represent average grades on the property.