Algold: Rock Chip Samples at Tijirit Yield High-Grade Results Including 79.5 g/t Au and 71.8 g/t Au - Discovery of Two New Gold Mineralized Zones

MONTREAL, June 7, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - ALGOLD RESOURCES LTD. (TSXV: ALG – "Algold" or the "Corporation") today announced the assay results from a regional rock chip sampling program carried out on the Tijirit property ("Tijirit") in Mauritania. Assays not only returned results grading up to 79.5 g/t Au and 71.8 g/t Au, but also indicate the discovery of a new gold-mineralized zone at the contact of a syn-tectonic granitoid and mafic volcanic rocks, less than five kilometers northeast of Eleonore. (Figure 1)

Highlights

  • 79.5 g/t Au in a shallow pit (1 meter below surface)
  • 71.8 g/t Au in a shallow pit (1 meter below surface)
  • 37 samples of more than 1 g/t Au, including 18 samples grading over 10 g/t Au, from a total of 104 samples (Table 1)

Regional Exploration
Geological mapping and rock chip sampling carried out concurrently with the on-going 25,000-meter drilling program during the month of April 2017 identified two new mineralized zones.  The first is a 1.5-kilometer-long mineralized gold structure located approximately five kilometers northeast of Eleonore, within the prospective granite-greenstone contact zone. The second mineralized zone is a potential two-kilometer-long vein system, about seven kilometers south of the currently defined Eleonore mineralization.  Both areas represent new discoveries and have not yet been tested by drilling.

A total of 104 rock chip panel samples (gathered over an area of 1x1 meters, taken at the base of a series of one-meter pits) were collected during regional exploration and detailed mapping traverses.  Of the 104 samples, 37 samples were higher than 1 g/t Au with 18 greater than 10 g/t Au.  The results continue to demonstrate the significant potential for further high-grade gold zones to be developed throughout the more than 25-kilometer-long "Eleonore Corridor". 

Granite Contact Zone
The eastern boundary of this contact is located 3.6 kilometers east of Eleonore and extends to the north for approximately nine kilometers.  Auriferous quartz veins have been identified over much of this contact, located within a potential "pressure shadow" setting. All of these results are sited outside of the mineral resources currently defined on the property.

Of note is the 1.55-kilometer vein named "Salma", which is consistently mineralized along the 1.55-kilometer strike length tested during this program. The vein occurs within the granitoid body, 240 meters east of historic drill hole 12TRC142, which intersected 11.75 g/t Au over one meter in the supracrustal package.  Where possible, rock chips were taken at 20-meter-spaced intervals along the vein. Visible gold was noted in several of the samples collected. (Figure 2)

The geophysical signatures from the airborne radiometric survey data shows the granite-greenstone contact can be traced over 35 kilometers within the Tijirit exploration licenses. This contact often corresponds with an associated gold-in-soil geochemical anomaly and mapping suggests that the contacts can be sheared and fault-bound. The granite itself is exposed near the center of the intrusion and displays a weak foliation. Further work will be carried out over the southern contact, as well as more detailed investigation on the eastern margin, to determine the extent of the anomaly and allow for prioritization of targets for future exploration programs. 

Southern Zone
Regional soil sampling at 800-meter spaced lines returned only mild anomalous values in proximity to the quartz vein mineralization. The radiometric survey suggests that it occurs at the contact with another granitic body. Since very little work has been carried out over this area to date, further investigation will be required to fully validate the extent of the mineralization.

"These results highlight the compelling potential for further discoveries of gold-bearing structures within the highly prospective Archean greenstone belts of Mauritania," said Algold CEO, François Auclair. "We continue to focus on building and expanding upon the promising mineralized zones, as well as developing new targets in close proximity for future resources."

Detailed geological descriptions of all mineralized zones can be found on Algold's website (www.algold.com) and on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) in the report entitled "Algold 43-101 Technical Report: Tijirit Maiden Mineral Resources Estimates for the Tijirit Gold Project in Mauritania".

Quality Assurance / Quality Control (QA/QC)
Analytical work for drill core and chips, geochemical samples and rock chip samples is being carried out at the independent SGS Laboratories Ltd. in Bamako, Mali.  The 50 g fire assay with ASS finish analytical services are accredited by SANAS and are carried out with a quality assurance protocol in line with ISO 17025:2005. Samples are stored at the Corporation's field camps and put into sealed bags until delivered by a geologist on behalf of Algold to the laboratory in Bamako, Mali, where samples are prepared and analyzed.  Samples are logged in the tracking system, weighed, dried and finely crushed to better than 70%, passing a 2 mm (Tyler 9 mesh, US Std. No.10) screen. A split of up to 1,000 g is taken and pulverized to better than 85%, passing a 75-micron (Tyler 200 mesh) screen, and a 50-gram split is analyzed by fire assay with an AA finish. 

This press release has been reviewed for accuracy and compliance under National Instrument 43-101 by André Ciesielski, DSc., PGeo., Algold Resources Ltd Lead Consulting Geologist and Qualified Person, and Alastair Gallaugher, C.Geo. (Chartered Geologist and Fellow of the Geological Society of London), BSc. Geology, Algold's Exploration Manager in Mauritania, Qualified Persons as defined by NI 43−101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. André Ciesielski has further approved the scientific and technical disclosure in the news release.

 

Table 1 - Gold Assay Results (Reference: Figure 1, Figure 2)







Sample ID

Zone

UTM E

UTM N

g/t Au

Description







A11889

Contact

485633

2251781

16.1

Qz vein

A11998

Contact

484918

2250334

3.34

Smoky Qz in BIF + oxydized

A14390

Contact

486350

2255620

24.4

Qz vein, smoky, vitreous, in granite (0.5 m) - VG

A14391

Contact

486342

2255681

2.28

IBID, no VG

A11874

Eleonore

482338

2250420

2.0

Qz vein, greyish pink vitreous (0.6 m thick)

A11877

Eleonore

482497

2250168

1.1

Qz vein (0.5 m)

A11881

Eleonore

481914

2248647

22.9

Qz vein, pink vitreous (0.4 - 0.8 m)

A11882

Eleonore

481911

2248504

1.15

Qz vein (1 m), smokey, white, trace Py, oxydized

A11888

Eleonore

481932

2248459

18.3

Qz vein (1 m), greyish smoky

A11984

Ichikrane

488644

2263797

13.7

Bn Qz sugary + box works

A11985

Ichikrane

488655

2263836

4.7

Smoky, sheared Qz

A11987

Ichikrane

488100

2266340

67.5

Bn Qz, sugary, malachite + oxydized

A11852

 New-South

483160

2242546

59.0

Bn Qz, sugary, box works + Py diss + VG (rare)

A11853

New-South

483151

2242544

3.45

Bn Qz, sugary

A11991

New-South

482842

2240582

10.2

Wt Qz + rare Py + oxydized

A11993

New-South

482944

2240721

51.3

Wt Qz, rare oxydized sulfides

A11994

New-South

483305

2241173

10.4

Wt Qz, contact of granite and foliated metased

A11895

Salma

487537

2258784

1.85

Qz vein, reddish white, vitreous (0.5 m)

A11896

Salma

487518

2258909

66.2

Qz vein, pinkish white, vitreous, box work

A11897

Salma

487421

2258505

39.1

Qz vein, pinkish white, vitreous, oxydized (0.2 m)

A11898

Salma

487461

2258450

36.7

Qz vein, pinkish red oxydized, Tr Py, (0.3 m) Tr VG

A11900

Salma

487444

2258436

54.9

Qz vein, pink oxydized (0.4 m)

A14363

Salma

487426

2258454

1.23

Qz vein, pinkish white, vitreous (0.2 m)

A14368

Salma

487415

2258205

1.75

IBID

A14370

Salma

487411

2258150

1.1

IBID

A14371

Salma

487411

2258117

71.8

IBID

A14373

Salma

487406

2258068

3.03

IBID

A14374

Salma

487401

2258046

7.77

IBID

A14376

Salma

487404

2257990

4.69

Qz vein, pinkish smoky, oxydized, (0.5 m)

A14377

Salma

487406

2257968

6.78

3 Qz veins (1 m), white, oxydized, box work 

A14379

Salma

487366

2257828

79.5

2 Qz veins (0.4 m), pinkish white, oxydized

A14381

Salma

487356

2257684

39.8

IBID

A14382

Salma

487355

2257590

1.71

IBID

A14384

Salma

487336

2257508

2.72

IBID

A14386

Salma

487306

2257445

1.24

IBID

A14387

Salma

487289

2257387

9.34

IBID

Legend: Bn Qz = brown quartz, Wt Qz = weathered quartz

 

ABOUT ALGOLD
Algold Resources Ltd is focused on the exploration and development of gold deposits in West Africa. The board of directors and management team are seasoned resource industry professionals with extensive experience in the exploration and development of world-class gold projects in Africa.

Algold is the operator of all of its exploration licenses in Mauritania. Algold owns 100% of Tijirit, which represents an area of more than 1,000 km2, situated approximately 25 kilometers southeast of the Tasiast gold mine as well as the Akjout properties, which were acquired from Gryphon Minerals (Australia) through a transaction completed earlier in 2016. Exploration is being carried out on the Eleonore, Sophie I, Sophie II-III and Lily zones. The Kneivissat property is 90% owned by Algold and the Legouessi property is being managed through a 51% earn-in interest agreement with Caracal Gold LLC. Algold can earn up to a 90% interest in the Legouessi exploration permit (reference Algold's press release dated October 10, 2013 for more details), however, Caracal has the right to participate in the joint venture at either 51% or 75% by funding its share of expenditures.

CAUTIONARY LANGUAGE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION
This press release contains and refers to forward-looking information based on current expectations. All other statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release are forward-looking statements (or forward-looking information). The Corporation's plans involve various estimates and assumptions and its business is subject to various risks and uncertainties. For more details on these estimates, assumptions, risks and uncertainties, see the Corporation's most recent Annual Information Form and most recent Management Discussion and Analysis on file with the Canadian provincial securities regulatory authorities on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and there can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate. Forward-looking statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements that are included herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

 

SOURCE Algold Resources Ltd.

For further information: Algold Resources Ltd., 1320, boul. Graham, bureau 132, Mont-Royal, Québec, H3P 3C8, www.algold.com; François Auclair M.Sc., PGeo, President & Chief Executive Officer, f.auclair@algold.com, +1 (514) 889 5089; Alex Ball, Executive VP, Finance and Corporate Development, a.ball@algold,com, +1 (647) 919 2227

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