(GoGold Resources, 31.May.2023) — GoGold Resources Inc. (TSX: GGD) (OTCQX: GLGDF) announced additional drilling results from Los Ricos South, within the Eagle Deposit, including an exceptionally wide, high-grade intercept from hole LRGAG-22-165. The hole intercepted 50.0m of 1,126 g/t silver equivalent (“AgEq”), including 7.8m of 6,334 g/t AgEq which also included a very high-grade interval of 46,822 g/t AgEq over 0.8m. This is one of the best holes drilled to date within the Los Ricos district. See Table 1 for breakdown of silver and gold values.
Figure 1: Eagle + Main Area Grade Thickness Longitudinal Section (CNW Group/GoGold Resources Inc.)
Figure 2: Eagle Longitudinal Section (CNW Group/GoGold Resources Inc.)
Figure 3: Los Ricos District Overview (CNW Group/GoGold Resources Inc.)
“We continue to intercept wide zones of high grades at the Los Ricos South Eagle deposit. We anticipate that results like these will could add significantly to our upcoming revised resource and preliminary economic assessment to be completed this summer,” said Brad Langille, President and CEO. “We continue to execute on the objectives that we laid out for 2023 in our January press release. The next milestones will be our updated resource and preliminary economic assessment in Los Ricos South to be followed by a pre-feasibility study to be completed before year end.”
Table 1: Drill Hole Intersections
|Hole ID||Area / Vein||From||To||Length1||Au||Ag||AuEq2||AgEq2|
|1. Not true width|
|2. AgEq converted using a silver to gold ratio of 75:1 at recoveries of 100%|
The Eagle Deposit adjoins the Main Deposit and represents a northern extension of the previously defined Mineral Resource Estimate in the Los Ricos South PEA. The Eagle concession covers 1,107 hectares, including the area between the Main Deposit and the Company’s Jamaica concession located 3km to the northwest, where the Company holds the rights to additional concessions. Drilling at the Eagle has returned the highest grade intercepts to date in the district. These wide high-grade intercepts are consistent with geophysical targets on the new concession.
Figure 3, above, provides a summary of the Los Ricos District, including both the Los Ricos North and Los Ricos South projects. The map includes an outline of the concession areas and a summary of the current Mineral Resource Estimates (“MRE”) on the projects, as well as stars locating each of the deposits included within the current MREs.
Table 2: Drill Hole Locations
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Los Ricos District Exploration Projects
The Company’s two exploration projects at its Los Ricos Property are in Jalisco state, Mexico. The Los Ricos South Project began in March 2019 and an initial Mineral Resource was announced on July 29, 2020, which disclosed a Measured & Indicated Mineral Resource of 63.7 million ounces AgEq grading 199 g/t AgEq contained in 10.0 million tonnes, and an Inferred Mineral Resource of 19.9 million ounces AgEq grading 190 g/t AgEq contained in 3.3 million tonnes. An initial PEA on the project was announced on January 20, 2021, indicating an NPV5% of US$295M. The Eagle Concession was acquired in October 2022 and is adjacent to the Main Area which contains the initial Mineral Resource.
The Los Ricos North Project was launched in March 2020 and an initial Mineral Resource was announced on December 7, 2021, which disclosed an Indicated Mineral Resource of 87.8 million ounces AgEq grading 122 g/t AgEq contained in 22.3 million tonnes, and an Inferred Mineral Resource of 73.2 million ounces AgEq grading 111 g/t AgEq contained in 20.5 million tonnes. An initial PEA on the project was announced on May 17, 2023, indicating an NPV5% of US$413M.
Procedure, Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Data Verification
The diamond drill core (HQ size) is geologically logged, photographed and marked for sampling. When the sample lengths are determined, the full core is sawn with a diamond blade core saw with one half of the core being bagged and tagged for assay. The remaining half portion is returned to the core trays for storage and/or for metallurgical test work.
The sealed and tagged sample bags are transported to the ALS Chemex facility in Guadalajara, Mexico. ALS Chemex crushes the samples and prepares 200-300 gram pulp samples with ninety percent passing Tyler 150 mesh (106μm). The pulps are assayed for gold using a 30-gram charge by fire assay (Code AA23) and over limits greater than 10 grams per tonne are re-assayed using a gravimetric finish (Code ME-GRAV21). Silver and multi-element analysis is completed using total digestion (Code ME-ICP61 Total Digestion ICP). Over limits greater than 100 grams per tonne silver are re-assayed using a gravimetric finish (ME-GRA21).
Quality assurance and quality control (“QA/QC”) procedures monitor the chain-of-custody of the samples and includes the systematic insertion and monitoring of appropriate reference materials (certified standards, blanks and duplicates) into the sample strings. The results of the assaying of the QA/QC material included in each batch are tracked to ensure the integrity of the assay data. All results stated in this announcement have passed GoGold’s QA/QC protocols.
Mr. David Duncan, P. Geo. is the qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is responsible for the technical information of this release.