The Drill Hole Assay Tables include highlights of the company’s drilling programs at Dixie since 2017. New drilling is scheduled for 2019.
The work completed and data available throughout the Dixie target are insufficient to determine the length, width, depth, or continuity of the gold mineralization.
Key Highlights from the 2018 Dixie Drilling:
On February 12, 2019, the Company reported Phase 2 results from 18 RC drill holes and one core hole.
- DX18-19 intersected 118.9m of 0.61 g Au/t, including two higher-grade zones of 10.7m of 1.49 g Au/t and 15.2m of 1.32 g Au/t in favorable Penn-Perm debris flow conglomerate and calcarenite. Mineralization occurs in the immediate footwall of a quartz porphyry dike-filled fault corridor. DX18-19 along with DX18-26 (this release – see below) and DX18-06 (67.1m of 1.05 g Au/t – see June 13, 2018 news release) confirm the vertical and lateral continuity of the gold mineralization, with locally higher-grade intervals exceeding 1.0 g Au/t.
- DX18-26 intersected 137.2m of 0.53 g Au/t including 9.1m of 1.26 g Au/t and 6.1m of 1.02 g Au/t, approximately 100m south of DX18-19. Mineralization remains open along strike.
- DX18-24 intersected 18.3m of 0.92 g Au/t, including 9.1m of 1.29 g Au/t, in favorable Penn-Perm calcarenite west of DX18-26. Shallow mineralization occurs proximal to quartz porphyry dikes and begins within 90m of the current topographic surface.
- On the north end of Dixie, DX18-21 intersected 65.5m of 0.39 g Au/t, including 9.1m of 1.14 g Au/t in favorable Penn-Perm debris flow conglomerate and calcarenite. Gold mineralization begins approximately 80m below the current topographic surface.
- Visual logging of the RC cuttings indicates that the thickness and intensity of oxidation increase to the north. AuCN test results indicate the significant drill intercepts are comprised of zones of both oxide and reduced mineralization. AuCN ratios are a first-pass estimate of the potential gold recovery and ratios >60% are indicative of oxide material. Further metallurgical work is required.
- Five holes (DX18-14, -15, -16, -17 and -22) were completed into the new Arcturus target, approximately 750m west of the Dixie deposit. These are the first holes testing a large area of alteration and favorable structure. No significant results were reported.
Drill Hole Assay Tables*
*The gold intervals reported in these assay tables are based on a 0.14 gpt Au cut-off. Weighted averaging has been used to calculate all reported intervals. The reported gold intervals may, or may not represent true thicknesses and, or widths. In general, the gold distribution within these large, complex breccia bodies tends to be irregular and will require additional drilling to establish true widths. Sampling Methodology, Chain of Custody, Quality Control and Quality Assurance: All sampling was conducted under the supervision of the Company’s project geologists and the chain of custody from the project to the sample preparation facility was continuously monitored. A blank or certified reference material was inserted approximately every tenth sample. The North Dark Star core and RC samples were delivered to Bureau Veritas Mineral Laboratories preparation facility in Elko, NV. The samples are crushed, pulverized and sample pulps are shipped to Bureau Veritas certified laboratory in Sparks, NV or Vancouver, BC. Pulps are digested and analyzed for gold using fire assay fusion and an atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) finish on a 30-gram split. All other elements are determined by ICP analysis. Data verification of the analytical results includes a statistical analysis of the standards and blanks that must pass certain parameters for acceptance to insure accurate and verifiable results.