Millennial Precious Metals (TSX.V: MPM) has announced the first round of results at the Red Canyon project located in Nevada. Red Canyon is a Carlin-style, sediment-hosted gold project in the heart of the Battle Mountain-Eureka mineral trend, located 50 km northwest of the town of Eureka and 37 km southeast of the 20M-ounce Cortez Hills Mine complex. The property consists of 6,500 acres (2,600 hectares) containing several target zones. In early May, Millennial commenced Phase one of a 12-drill hole program designed to tighten the geological controls and three-dimensional geometry of gold mineralization at the Heavenly target zone. The results presented herein are from the first two drill holes completed in this phase of drilling.
- Phase 1 drill holes are designed to test the extents of oxidized mineralization in the central zone of the Heavenly target, while validating gold values and lithology.
- Gold assay results from holes -001RD and -002RD report oxidized mineralization throughout the full extent of the two drill holes.
- Information provided by these first two holes indicates the gold mineralization is stratabound hosted in calcareous siltstone dipping moderately to the southeast.
- Mineralization is open to the south and southeast
Composite highlights of holes -001RD and -002RD include:
- Drillhole HVN-2021-001RD returned a wide high-grade intercept of 2.6 g/t over 22 meters, including 3.0 g/t over 19 meters, with local grades as high as 7.72 g/t over 1 meter.
- Drillhole HVN-2021-002RD returned high-grade intercepts of 4.54 g/t over 54 meters, including 9.18 g/t over 22 meters, with local high grades of 19.16 g/t over 5 meters.
“We are very excited to have this initial data from our drill program at Red Canyon and we expect similar results from the remaining ten holes over the coming weeks. Exploration is very active in Nevada, we are fortunate to have received these optimistic results in such a timely manner,” stated Jason Kosec, President and CEO of Millennial, who also added “The mineralization potential at the Heavenly zone is very promising. This program will test the boundaries of mineralization and expand our current understanding of the geology at Red Canyon as a whole.”
The first phase of this drill program includes 2,200m in 12 planned drill holes at the Heavenly target zone. The Heavenly zone is one of several primary targets across 6 square km of outcropping alteration in Devonian-age sedimentary rocks. The Heavenly target consists of oxidized Carlin-style mineralization (jasperoid- and clay-altered sedimentary rocks). Gold mineralization occurs within a calcareous siltstone and mineralized fault zones up to 200 meters wide over a strike length of at least 600 meters.
These first holes establish grade continuity and geometry and increase the confidence in the geologic model at the Heavenly the target. Compiled with historical data, the drill program will continue to expand the footprint for oxidized mineralization in the Heavenly target area to the west and east, encompassing an area approximately 200 x 800 meters in size.
Figure 1. Red Canyon: Drill traces from Phase 1 drill program at the Heavenly target zone and location of section A-A’ included in this press release. Red dashed lines represent Au zones of >0.1g defined from historical rotary drilling. Mineralization is hosted in calcareous siltstone of the lower plate units of the Roberts Mountains Formation dipping to the southeast.
Figure 2: A-A’ - SW-NE longitudinal section through the Heavenly target zone. Red dashed lines represent Au zones of 0.1g/t defined from historical rotary drilling.
Mineralization intercepted in hole -002RD represents 85-90% true width of the gold zone hosted in the calcareous siltstone.
Millennial has an option to purchase a 100% interest in the Red Canyon property pursuant to a lease and option to purchase agreement with Red Canyon Corporation. For additional information relating to the Red Canyon property, please refer to Millennial's Listing Application which is available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) under Millennial's profile.