GRANADA GOLD INTERSECTS 1.11 G/T GOLD OVER 109.60M AND 53.70 G/T GOLD OVER 0.65M AND 7.19 G/T GOLD OVER 8.85M IN 200-SERIES DRILL HOLES
These new intercepts verify the continuity of mineralization along the main Vein #2 high-grade gold-bearing structure up to 250m to the west of Pit #2.
Granada Gold Mine (TSXV: GGM) (OTC: GBBFF) (Frankfurt: B6D) is pleased to announce additional results from its on-going drill program at its Granada Gold project with multiple new assays from its 200-Series drill holes. These intervals include 1.11 g/t Au over 109.65m, 7.20 g/t Au over 8.85m, and with grades of up to 53.70 g/t Au over 0.65m, and 29.00 g/t Au over 0.50m.
- The 200-Series drill holes (GR-21-26 and GR-21-28) were designed to determine the variability of gold mineralization of the main vein zone within the western extension of Pit #2 by drilling down the dip of the structure – similar to the 200-series drill holes previously released on September 7, 2021, that were focusing on the area east of Pit #1.
- These assay results confirm the significant extent of localized, high-grade gold mineralization within the structure as well as prove the continuity of the mineralization over much broader intervals (of up to 109m down-dip) of the main zone below surface west of Pit #2.
GR-21-26 intersected 1.11 g/t Au over 109.65m, including:
- 15.35 g/t Au over 1.70m
- 29.00 g/t Au over 0.50m
- 7.13 g/t Au over 7.70m
- 9.32 g/t Au over 1.75m
- 53.70 g/t Au over 0.65m
GR-21-28 intersected 7.20 g/t Au over 8.85m including:
- 13.62 g/t Au over 2.30m
- 28.10 g/t Au over 0.80m
“The assay results in these drill holes prove the continuity of mineralization along the main Granada footwall structure that is located between the Granada and Pontiac formations and confirm the extension to depth of high-grade gold mineralization. This supports the view that our gold grades and occurrences are continuous and have substantial thickness to the zone. Moreover, it clearly shows the previous operators did not extract all the gold near surface, particularly in the main footwall structure” said Frank J. Basa, P.Eng., President and CEO.
The mineralized zone at the western extension of Pit #2 contains a collection of multiple veins with sulfide mineralized halos. The zone contains 2 distinct sub-parallel mineralized veins which connect with the former Pit #2 to the east. The true thickness of these mineralized structures varies between 2m and 11m. The main zone of these 2 structures is what was tested with the 200-Series drill holes.
The 200-Series holes were designed with an azimuth of 10-30 degrees to the north attempting to drill down the vein structures as opposed to obliquely. Normally, the drill holes are aimed southward which are designed to intersect the structures at a high angle, with an azimuth in the general range of 170-190 degrees. Previous intercepts into this structure near these 2 holes have returned grades such as 4.04 g/t gold over 7.50 meters (true thickness) in hole GR-10-13, and 3.99 g/t gold over 6.00 meters in hole GR-11-226. The results we see in these 200-Series drill holes validate the assays encountered previously in other drill programs (such as the ones in 2010 & 2011) and confirm the continuity of the gold mineralization. It also demonstrates that the system is a multi-vein system (as opposed to a single discrete vein). This is why the true thickness of the gold mineralization at Granada varies significantly from small high-grade intervals, such as example 95.00 g/t over 0.50m, to even 0.31 g/t over 301m (Press Release September 18, 2012) depending on the location within the property and cut-off grade used for the calculation.
The Granada Gold project is located near Rouyn-Noranda adjacent to the prolific Cadillac Break shear zone, which is hosted in Pontiac metasedimentary rocks, granites, and younger syenite sills along the Granada shear zone (LONG Bars Zone). The project is located on the same side of the Cadillac Fault as the Canadian Malartic mine property, which has historically produced 12.7 million Ounces of gold from 1935 to 2010 with an additional 5 million ounces as of June 18, 2020 (Canadian Malartic Technical Report of March 25, 2021 & Le Citoyen June 19, 2020).
The technical information in this news release has been reviewed by Claude Duplessis, P.Eng., GoldMinds Geoservices Inc., a member of the Québec Order of Engineers, and is a qualified person in accordance with the National Instrument 43-101 standards.
Quality Control and Reporting Protocols
All NQ core assays reported for Wedges of 2020 holes were obtained by either 1-kilogram screen metallic fire assay or standard 50-gram fire assay (with either atomic absorption or gravimetric finish). This was completed at the SGS Laboratory in Vancouver, British Columbia with the sample preparation completed in Val d’Or, Québec. The 2021 assay results are from ALS laboratory in Val d’Or. The screen metallic fire assay method is pre-selected by the geologist or geological engineer when samples contain visible gold. The drill program, quality assurance, quality control (QAQC), and interpretation of results is performed by qualified persons employing procedures consistent with NI 43-101 and industry best practices. Standards and blanks are included with every 20 samples for QAQC purposes for this program in addition to the lab QAQC.
Mineral Resource Estimate
On March 15, 2021 the Company released an updated NI 43-101 resource estimate for the Granada Gold project (Please see January 29, 2021 news release) with a combined total of 713,000 gold ounces of measured, indicated, and inferred. This estimate contains 351,000 gold ounces of combined measured, indicated, and inferred for the open pit and 362,000 gold ounces of combined measured, indicated, and inferred for the underground. Please see Table 2 below for full details. Report reference: Granada Gold Project Mineral Resource Estimate Update, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada authored by Yann Camus, P.Eng. and Maxime Dupéré, B.Sc, P.Geo., SGS Canada Inc. with an effective date of December 15, 2020 and signature date of March 15, 2021.
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