Vancouver - Contact Gold Corp. (TSXV: C) (OTCQB: CGOLF) (the 'Company' or 'Contact Gold') is pleased to announce the drilling of an additional gold discovery, X-Ray, at its Green Springs gold project in White Pine County, Nevada.
This new discovery at the X-Ray Target comes on the heels of the Company's Tango discovery, announced June 15, 2021, and contains even better oxide gold intercepts. The X-Ray Target sits midway between the northern end of the Mine Trend and the Alpha Zone, and bridges a gap with no prior drilling of over 500 metres between these zones. The X-Ray and Tango discoveries are the blueprint for a significant expansion opportunity at the property.
1.28 g/t oxide Au over 39.62 m in drill hole GS21-48, from a depth of 12.19 metres, including 2.93 g/t Au over 9.14 m 0.82 g/t oxide Au over 24.38 m in drill hole GS21-49 from a depth of 9.14 metres, Including 1.23 g/t Au over 9.14 metres
Second gold discovery of 2021 made at the X-Ray Target in the northern portion of Green Springs
X-Ray sits in a structurally complex area midway between the northern end of the Mine Trend and the Alpha Zone, and bridges a gap of over 500 metres that had seen no drilling prior to Contact Gold's
Remains open for expansion, particularly to the south where it is overlain by the barren Joana limestone, as well as along strike of the Pilot Shale unit to the west and east
X-Ray was identified by soil and rock geochemical sampling, geological mapping, and interpretation of drill results at the nearby Alpha Zone
Additional detailed mapping and road cut sampling is underway to refine the next phase of drilling
Gold mineralization at X-Ray is hosted in well oxidized Pilot Shale - the same stratigraphic horizon hosting gold mineralization at Alpha and the new Tango discovery
'The discovery of another brand-new zone of oxidized gold mineralization in the Pilot Shale at Green Springs is a great accomplishment for our team. This discovery provides further validity to our exploration model targeting the underexplored Pilot Shale, which was the primary factor in deciding to acquire the project. As we continue to employ this model we are achieving excellent first pass hit rates at new, previously undrilled targets, providing us confidence to aggressively continue to test similar new areas and targets elsewhere on the project,' said Vance Spalding, Contact Gold's Vice President of Exploration. 'The discovery of broad intervals of well-oxidized mineralization at X-Ray opens up the potential to put together a significant zone of gold in the previously undrilled gap between Alpha and the Mine Trend.'
The X-Ray Discovery
X-Ray is located in a structurally complex area midway between the northern end of the Mine Trend and the Alpha Zone, bridging a gap of over 500 metres.
X-Ray is hosted at the Devonian Guilmette limestone/ Pilot shale contact, host to Kinross' 1.5 Moz Alligator Ridge/Vantage and Saga deposits at the Bald Mountain mine 40 km to the north
The Devonian limestone/shale host at X-Ray, Tango and Alpha is underexplored at Green Springs where it underlies the Mississippian limestone/shale contact that was previously exploited along the Mine Trend
Gold mineralization at X-Ray is mostly hosted within decalcified and variably oxidized and silicified Pilot Shale with minor mineralization in collapse breccia of the underlying Guilmette limestone
X-Ray is open for expansion, particularly to the south and west and east
Road cut sampling and detailed mapping of the drill road are underway to collect the necessary data to plan the 2nd phase drill program
Contact Gold began the 2021 Green Springs drill program in late February and completed 58 drill holes totalling 7,511 meters. Assays are pending for 32 drill holes, including from the Mine Trend, Alpha Zone and the Golf Target.
About the Green Springs Project
Green Springs is located near the southern end of the Cortez Trend of Carlin-type gold deposits in White Pine County, Nevada, east of Fiore Gold's Pan Mine and Gold Rock Project and south of Waterton's Mount Hamilton deposit. The Green Springs property is comprised of 257 lode mining claims covering 19.86 km2 of U.S. Federal lands, encompassing 3 shallow past producing open pits and numerous targets that were not mined.
Contact Gold signed a purchase option agreement with Ely Gold Royalties ('Ely Gold') to acquire an undivided 100% interest in Green Springs in July 2019. Green Springs 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 Green Springs.
About Contact Gold Corp.
Contact Gold is an exploration company focused on making district scale gold discoveries in Nevada. Contact Gold's extensive land holdings are on the prolific Carlin and Cortez 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.
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