Ottawa, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - October 15, 2020) - Gold79 Mines Ltd. (TSXV: AUU) ("Gold79" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on the Jefferson Canyon Project ("JCP"), Nevada and announces that an extensive soil geochemical survey of 3,000 samples over the entire project was recently completed with results pending. The JCP comprises 57 unpatented claims located about 7.5 km northeast of Kinross' Round Mountain gold mine (see Figure 1). The JCP contains a large volcanic-hosted epithermal Au-Ag system that is similar in age and geology to the nearby Round Mountain deposit, a world-class low-sulfidation (LS) epithermal deposit. The JCP exhibits extensive surface gold mineralization as disseminated gold and high-grade gold-silver veins.
Figure 1. Location of the Jefferson Canyon Project in proximity to the Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada.
Exploration at the JCP area began in the late 1960's when drilling of at least 134 holes comprising 17,979 m (58,985 ft) was completed in several campaigns between 1969 and 1986; nearly all of this drilling was reverse circulation. Since that time, geophysical studies were conducted over the extensive Au-Ag anomaly revealing strong alteration within the intra-volcanic package. These studies, consisting of gravity, airborne and ground magnetics and CSAMT (controlled source audio-frequency magneto-tellurics), were conducted in 2005 and 2006. In conjunction with the surface geology and geochemistry, several targets have been identified which have yet to be drill tested. Gold79 is currently assembling this historical data and incorporating anticipated changes in the geologic and exploration models. Despite the significance of past exploration work and due to the absence of current NI 43-101 standards during these exploration programs, there has not been sufficient exploration to define a mineral resource within current NI 43-101 standards.
Rock sampling conducted by Gold79 during 2019 comprised 47 rock samples (see press release dated September 23, 2019) providing confirmation of extensive historical gold and silver anomalies at the JCP supported by the historical JCP database comprised of a total of 836 samples. The gold results support the aerial expansion of the historical B Zone several hundred metres to the north. Additionally, significant gold and silver mineralization was identified in a broad area in the northwest part of the project (NW Gold Zone) measuring several hundred metres across. The five samples collected here are anomalous with values up to 15.2 g/t Au and 421 g/t Ag.
Note: Historical drill hole intercepts related to holes GJ-075 through GJ-106 were drilled by CR Exploration Company (CREC) during the period from 1983 to 1985. Historical rock samples were collected by various past operators during the period from 1970 to 2006.
Soil geochemical survey
To better define the emerging gold and silver systems at JCP, Gold79 recently completed an extensive soil geochemical survey in September, conducted by Ethos Geological. This survey was comprised of 3,000 soil samples on 100 metre spaced lines with 25 metre spaced samples. The analytical results are expected to be available in November. This survey will provide project wide geochemical data not previously collected by past operators and will allow Gold79 to better define the structural controls to the gold and silver mineralization defined both in surface and subsurface exploration.
Robert Johansing, M.Sc. Econ. Geol., P. Geo., the Company's Vice President, Exploration is a qualified person ("QP") as defined by NI 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical content of this press release. The QP has not verified the historical analytical data or the quality control or quality assurance procedures of previous operators related to drill hole intercepts or rock samples from the Jefferson Canyon Project. The mineralized intervals reported are drilled intercepts and true widths can not be determined at this time.
About Gold79 Mines Ltd.
Gold79 Mines Ltd. (formerly Aura Resources Inc.) is a TSX Venture listed company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of precious metal prospects in the Southwest USA. Gold79 holds 100% earn-in option and / or purchase agreements on three gold projects. The two priority projects are located in Nevada, USA, the Jefferson Canyon Gold Project and the Tip Top Gold Project. The third is located in Arizona, USA and is called the Gold Chain Project. Gold79 holds two projects with minority interest being a 37.1% interest in the Greyhound Project, Nunavut, Canada under JV by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited and a 20% interest in the Taviche Project in Oaxaca, Mexico which is operated by Minaurum Gold Inc.
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