ROUYN-NORANDA, QC, Oct. 15, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - X-Terra Resources Inc. (TSXV: XTT) (FRANKFURT: XTR) ("X-Terra") is pleased to announce it has commenced a strategic MMI, humus and till sampling program over its 100% owned, 92 square kilometre Troilus East property located on the Frotet Evans greenstone belt, located approximately 130 kilometres north of the town of Chibougamau, Québec.
The program will cover five (5) unique grids, including the new mineralized system discovered this past summer, (See X-Terra press release dated August 13, 2020), with the goal of identifying drill targets for a program to be launched later this year.
The highest priority target is located about three kilometres east of the Troilus deposit (Troilus Gold, TSX: TLG) following the southwestern side of the property. The 2.2-kilometre-long target is based on the discovery by surface exploration of a polymetallic signature (Cu, Ag, Au, W). The mixed sequence of intermediate volcanic interlayered with dioritic intrusions identified in this area shares many similarities with the Troilus deposit.
The four (4) other sampling grids are distributed over a north-east structural corridor covering a strike length of approximately 13 kilometres. Targets were identified through a previous till survey using recovered gold grains. Despite the historical two kilometres spacing between lines, the systematic location of gold grain counts adjacent to strong magnetic contrasts can be considered as an indicator of a gold bearing structure.
This past summer's surface exploration program showed that the targeted areas had limited outcrops such that additional sampling techniques need to be employed. Accordingly, X-Terra plans to create a local dispersion train signature by increasing till sampling density to assess these targets for eventual drilling. The use of high-density soil sampling should enable the identification of locations where mineralization is more likely to occur at the surface where outcrops are very scarce.
Michael Ferreira, President and Chief Executive Officer of X-Terra, stated; "The Frotet-Evans belt has seen a flurry of activity lately. The recent exploration success of Kenorland and most recently of Troilus Gold, keep shedding light on the vast possibility of additional gold occurrences along the underexplored greenstone belt. This survey will enable X-Terra to focus on key areas of the property that have highlighted encouraging results and will serve as a stepping stone to the next phase of exploration, which will include Troilus East's maiden drill program scheduled for later this year. We now have two simultaneous exploration programs underway with the ongoing drill program at the Grog and Northwest properties in New Brunswick, which will provide a great deal of news in the coming months".
Jeannot Théberge, P. Geo registered in the Provinces of Québec and New-Brunswick, a consultant to X-Terra, a qualified person under National Instrument 43–101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101"), has reviewed the technical contents of this news release and has approved the disclosure of the technical information contained herein.
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