Vancouver - David H. Brett, President & CEO, EnGold Mines Ltd., (TSX-V: EGM, 'EnGold' or the 'Company') reports broad intervals of high-grade copper assays from two drill holes at the G1 Copper Zone.
Also, recently completed hole G20-49 on the southern edge of G1 has encountered mineralization over much thicker than expected intercepts.
The G1 Copper Zone is located on EnGold's 100% owned, multi-deposit Copper Gold Lac La Hache Property in the Cariboo region of BC.
Hole G20-46, located 20 m northeast of hole G17-16, cut 15.43 m grading 1.6% Copper Equivalent (CuEq) within a broader 34.46 m mineralized interval grading 1.02 % CuEq. Hole G20-47, located 20 m southeast of G17-16, cut 22.4 m grading 1.43 % CuEq within a broader 38.6 m interval grading 1.05 % CuEq. Hole G20-48, collared 20 m northwest of G17-16, encountered a narrow vertical intrusive dike throughout the expected mineralized interval and was not sampled. Holes G20-46 and G20-47 have successfully confirmed extension of mineralization encountered in G17-16, which cut 43.45 m of 1.54% CuEq.
Hole G20-49 was collared to test a previously undrilled area in the southeastern side of G1 Zone, where previous drilling suggested the zone narrows. Visual results in hole G20-49 indicate a possible new extension to south and east, as well as broad zones of a new-style of magnetite-chalcopyrite-pyrite carbonate replacement, within silty-sandy bedded, calcsilicate altered volcaniclastic sediments lying stratigraphically above the main zone at G1. Assays are pending for G20-49. In light of the encouraging looking material in G20-49, a 50 m step out hole to the south is underway as Hole G20-50. The upper part of this hole has intersected mineralization earlier than expected at about 50 m above the projected main zone stratigraphy.
'While expanding G1 high copper grades to the northeast is very encouraging, the potential for a new, broad extension to the south is even more significant,' said EnGold President & CEO David Brett. 'We look forward to further drill results to the south, and are encouraged that our exploration model suggests potential for multiple G1-style zones along a multi-kilometer trend.'
The G1 Copper Zone is located 1.8 km south of the Spout Copper Deposit, and 5 km northwest of the Aurizon Gold Deposit, all within a 10 km prospective trend at the core of the Company's 100% owned Lac La Hache property in the Cariboo region of British Columbia. All results reported are believed to be approximately true width. Further drilling at G1 is planned.
Assumptions used in USD for the copper equivalent calculations were metal prices of $3.00/lb. Copper, $1,900/oz Gold, $23/oz Silver, and recovery is assumed to be 100% as no metallurgical test data is available. The following equation was used to calculate copper equivalence: CuEq = Copper (%) + (Gold (g/t) x 0.9240) + (Silver (g/t) x 0.0112). No value has yet been assigned to the considerable Magnetite concentrations within the G1 Zone.
EnGold (www.engold.ca) is focused on exploring its 100% owned mineral property located near the town of Lac La Hache in BC's prolific Cariboo mining region. EnGold's corporate philosophy rests on three interdependent pillars: Environment, Engagement and Gold. Through sound environmental stewardship, commitment to transparent engagement with local communities, the Company is dedicated to driving shareholder and stakeholder value by discovering and developing mineral resources.
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