Vancouver - Contact Gold Corp. (the 'Company' or 'Contact Gold') (TSXV: C; OTCQB: CGOLF) is pleased to announce the drilling of a new gold discovery at its Green Springs gold project in White Pine County, Nevada.
0.55 g/t oxide Au over 54.86 m in drill hole GS21-31,from a depth of 19.81 metres, including 1.34 g/t
Au over 3.05 m
1.01 g/t oxide Au over 13.72 m in drill hole GS21-32from a depth of 24.38 metres, including 2.71 g/t Au over 3.05 m
0.87 g/t oxide Au over 13.72 m in drill hole GS21-27from a depth of 15.24 metres, including 1.5 g/t Au over 4.57 m
New gold discovery made at the Tango Target in the northern portion of Green Springs
Tango represents a step out of over 500 metres from the next closest drill holes at the Alpha Zone, and remains open for expansion, particularly to the south and west
An additional 15 drill holes drilled at the Tango Target all intercepted intervals of near surface, oxidized gold mineralization over an area of 250 x 500 metres
Tango was identified by soil and rock geochemical sampling and was never before drilled; all holes drilled by Contact Gold at Tango intersected significant gold mineralization
Road cut sampling and additional detailed mapping are underway to refine targeting ahead of the next phase of drilling
Contact Gold has staked an additional 18 claims to the north of the Tango discovery, covering 15.5 Hectares or 36 Acres of prospective ground
'We are ecstatic to have discovered a large new zone of oxidized gold mineralization at Green Springs. Opportunities to generate and drill shallow, new targets that result in new discoveries are becoming increasingly rare in Nevada, especially on the major gold trends.' said Matt Lennox-King, President & CEO of Contact Gold, 'The Tango discovery, with its large surface footprint, strong oxide grades and thicknesses is a testament to the quality of targets that Vance Spalding, Contact Gold's Vice President of Exploration and his team have generated at Green Springs. We are excited to get back on the ground at Tango and continue growing this exciting new discovery. In the meantime, we are excited to receive results from the newly drilled connector zone, which are the first ever holes into a 500-metre gap between the Mine Trend and Alpha Zone.'
The Tango Discovery
Tango is located 500 metres to the NE of the Alpha Zone, and represents an entirely new gold zone.
Tango is hosted at the Devonian limestone/shale contact, host to Kinross's 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 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 Tango is mostly hosted within decalcified and variably oxidized and silicified Pilot Shale with minor mineralization in collapse breccia of the underlying Guilmette limestone
Northwest and North-South striking, high angle faults control the gold mineralization at Tango
Tango is open for expansion, particularly to the south and west 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 18.65 km2 encompassing 3 shallow past producing open pits and numerous targets that were not mined. Contact Gold signed a purchase option agreement with ElyGold Royalties ('ElyGold') to acquire an undivided 100% interest inGreen 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 advancedexploration and resource definition stage.
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