Vancouver, B.C. / TheNewswire / September 26, 2018 - Gitennes Exploration Inc. (TSXV - GIT) provides an update on reconnaissance exploration at its high grade Maroon gold property located 35 km north of Terrace, British Columbia. Initial work consisted of reconnaissance mapping and sampling and surveying of historic trenches and adits as well as trail access.
The Maroon Property is strategically located in an active exploration area at the southern end of the Golden Triangle and is bordered by Goliath Gold's Lucky Strike Property (Map 1).
Several occurrences of polymetallic quartz-sulfide veins were observed during the reconnaissance exploration. The veins occurred at or near the contact between units of mudstone and conglomerate with the conglomerate unit forming a prominent ridge that is traceable for at least two kilometres. Deformation in the form of intense shearing was observed within both the mudstone and conglomerate units.
The Bear Vein, from which production was historically reported, was observed in several trenches and two adits. Samples were taken from the entrance to the lower and upper adits on the Bear Vein as well as exposures along the exposed vein to the southeast.
Upper Adit - Bear Vein
Quartz-sulphide veins in the central property area generally occupy bedding plane shears within the siltstone-sandstone sequence. Near massive to disseminated sulphide minerals include pyrrhotite, pyrite, galena, sphalerite, chalcopyrite, some tetrahedrite and locally scheelite (see photo below).
Semi-massive sulphide vein from the Upper Adit on the Bear Vein
The Maroon property has the potential to host a more extensive precious metal-rich base metal vein system that could be emplaced along a thrust plane demarked by the contact between the prominent pebble and cobble conglomerate and the fine grained siliciclastics.
Highlights of the Maroon Property:
Structural corridor containing multiple, sediment-hosted high-grade polymetallic quartz sulfide veins (Au-Ag-Cu-Zn-Pb)
Exposed veins are greater than one metre wide and have been traced along the surface for up to 1,800 metres; and remain open to the northeast, southwest and at depth.
Selected historical diamond drill results*:
- 0.63 metres grading 26.1 g/t gold, 32.6 g/t silver, 2.97% zinc and 1.62% lead;
- 0.30 metres grading 18.9 g/t gold, 117 g/t silver, 3.89% zinc and 6.20% lead;
- 0.43 metres grading 5.9 g/t gold, 56.1 g/t silver, 8.6% zinc and 3.00% lead
Upside - only eight drill holes to date totaling 789 metres from four set-ups, length from 45 - 192 metres with average length of 98 metres
- Drilling focused only on area of old adits;
- Three of four drill pads only over 150 metre strike length
- Six drill holes encountered vein, two holes not drilled deep enough
- No comprehensive geochemical or geophysical surveys have been completed and property-wide geological mapping is warranted.
- Claims in good standing until September, 2020
* Readers are cautioned that a "qualified person" (as defined by National Instrument 43-101) has not yet completed sufficient work to be able to verify the historical information, and therefore the information should not be relied upon.
The scientific and technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by J. Rensby (P.Geo.), technical advisor to the Company, who is a "qualified person" within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101.
About Gitennes Exploration Inc.
Gitennes is in the business of exploring for and advancing gold properties. The Company currently has two high grade gold exploration properties, Snowbird and Maroon, both in British Columbia and a 1% Net Smelter Returns royalty on the 18 million ounce Urumalqui Silver Project in Peru.
Gitennes Exploration Inc.
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