Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - October 22, 2019) - Contact Gold Corp. (TSXV: C) (the "Company" or "Contact Gold") is pleased to report that it has extended oxide gold mineralization at the Stallion Zone in six holes drilled as part of its 2019 program at its flagship Pony Creek property. Pony Creek is located on the Carlin Trend in Elko County, Nevada, and directly adjacent to GSV's Railroad-Pinion Project.
The northern portion of the Stallion Zone has now returned the widest intervals of oxide gold all starting from surface at Pony Creek. These results have defined a new zone within the broader Stallion trend where gold is hosted in a calcareous sandstone and jasperoid with intercalated limestone beds.
Stallion is now a zone of significant oxide gold mineralization at Pony Creek, and surface work conducted by Contact Gold in 2019 indicates that it may continue eastward beneath a low angle fault which covers the zone in unmineralized rock, to the highly-prospective Mustang target. If this indication holds, the mineralized trend would measure 3 kilometers by 300 metres.
The Stallion Zone is an oxide gold corridor located 1.6 km north of Pony's Bowl Zone, and currently extends over a 2.3 km strike length. Stallion is a virgin discovery founded as part of Contact Gold's 2018 drill program, is open in all directions, and has been sparsely drilled to date.
Contact Gold Drill Highlights - Stallion Zone:
- 0.35 g/t Au over 64.01 m from surface in hole PC19-24
- Including 1.25 g/t Au over 1.52 m from 41.15 m
- 0.30 g/t Au over 60.96 m from surface in hole PC19-25
- 0.29 g/t Au over 68.58 m from surface in hole PC19-23
- 0.25 g/t Au over 68.58 m from surface in hole PC19-21
"We are excited about these drill results from the northern end of the Stallion Zone as they continue to expand oxide gold mineralization, from surface, in all directions. The 2019 drill campaign at Pony Creek has been very successful in extending gold mineralization at the Bowl and Stallion Zones. We look forward to progressively drilling north from Stallion towards the Mustang target to connect these two zones of gold mineralization " said Matt Lennox-King, President & CEO of Contact Gold.
- Drill hole PC19-21 extended gold mineralization 50m north past 2018 discovery drilling indicating gold mineralization continues to be open for expansion to the north
- Drill hole PC19-24 offset PC18-51 (92m of 0.33 g/t Au) 20m to the north, extending gold mineralization with 0.35 g/t Au over 64.0m, and a second, lower interval of 0.21 g/t Au over 22.9m
- PC19-25 drilled is the first westward oriented hole, testing the open ground in that direction. This hole returned 0.30 g/t Au over 60.9m from surface, with a second interval of 0.32 g/t Au over 10.6m further downhole.
As a follow up to the successful 2017 and 2018 programs which resulted in new oxide gold discoveries at the Bowl and Stallion Zones, Contact Gold completed 4,660 metres in 24 drill holes at the Bowl, Appaloosa and Stallion zones in this 2019 program at Pony Creek.
For a map of the Pony Creek target areas please click:
For a detailed plan map of the Stallion Zone, please click:
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Table of Stallion Zone Drill Results:
|Zone||Drill Hole||From (m)||To (m)||Interval||Au (g/t)||Oxidation|
Pony Creek is an early stage exploration property and does not contain any mineral resource estimates as defined by National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101"). There has been insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource estimate at Pony Creek. Additional information about Pony Creek is summarized in the NI 43-101 Technical Report entitled "NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Pony Creek Project, Elko County, Nevada, USA" prepared for Contact Gold, with an effective date of October 16, 2018, and dated October 22, 2018, as prepared by Vance Spalding, C.P.G; VP Exploration of Contact Gold, and can be viewed under Contact Gold's issuer profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
The scientific and technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Vance Spalding, CPG, VP Exploration, Contact Gold, who is a "qualified person" within the meaning of NI 43-101. Drill intercepts were calculated using a minimum thickness of 3.05 metres averaging 0.14 ppm gold and allowing inclusion of up to 4.57 metres of material averaging less than 0.14 ppm gold for low grade intervals and higher grade intervals were calculated using a minimum thickness of 3.05 metres averaging 1.00 ppm gold and allowing inclusion of up to 4.57 metres of assays averaging less than 1.00 ppm gold. Gravimetric assays are used for all Fire Assays above 4.00 ppm gold. Cyanide solubility assays are completed on all Fire Assays greater than 0.1 g/t. True width of drilled mineralization is unknown, but owing to the apparent flat lying nature of mineralization, is estimated to generally be at least 70% of drilled thickness. Quality Assurance / Quality Control consists of regular insertion of certified reference standards, blanks, and duplicates. All failures are followed up and resolved whenever possible with additional investigation whenever such an event occurs. All assays are completed at ALS Chemex; an ISO 17025:2005 accredited lab. Check assays are completed at a second, reputable assay lab after the program is complete.
About Contact Gold Corp.
Contact Gold is an exploration company focused on producing district scale gold discoveries in Nevada. Contact Gold's extensive land holdings are on the prolific Carlin, Independence and Northern Nevada Rift gold trends which host numerous gold deposits and mines. Contact Gold's land position comprises approximately 140 km2 of target rich mineral tenure hosting numerous known gold occurrences, ranging from early- to advanced-exploration and resource definition stage.
Additional information about the Company is available at www.contactgold.com.
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