Sudbury - Transition Metals Corp (TSXV: XTM) ('Transition', the 'Company') is delighted to announce results from the initial prospecting and sampling program on the newly acquired claims forming part of the Gowganda Gold project.
Recent results from grab samples returned high-grade, gold analyses of 18.6-269.0 g/t gold (Au) from one showing and the discovery of four new copper (Cu) showings ranging from 0.24-2.30% Cu.
During the reconnaissance sampling and prospecting program, a total of 35 grab samples were collected over areas of the newly acquired claims. This gold showing may be related to the gold mineralization discovered by Transition Metals in Haultain Township to the east, hosted in altered syenite dykes and shears developed in Archean greenstone. The current interpretation suggests that it is a sinistrally (left-handed) offset extension of the Haultain mineralization. The lithologies associated with the Haultain mineralization can be traced to the east and correlate with the units hosting the gold mineralization recently discovered by Canada Cobalt Works in the Castle East - Robinson zone.
CEO Scott McLean, commented, 'Chalcopyrite is a common sulphide mineral in the veins of the Gowganda silver camp and minor copper production was reported by the largest producer of the area, the Miller Lake O'Brien Mine1. The anomalous copper values from the recent sampling are currently interpreted to be related to the Gowganda veins but additional work is required to better understand the nature of the copper mineralization and if there is relationship between the veins and the gold mineralization. However, the identification of high-grade-grade gold mineralization on the west side of the Transition property, in combination with the recent discovery of gold mineralization to the east of the Transition Haultain gold showing by Canada Cobalt Works, suggests the potential for a more substantial zone of gold mineralization than previously interpreted. This gold mineralization is located within the southwest portion of the prolific Abitibi greenstone belt which extends through the adjacent Shining Tree gold camp and to the west into the Swayze greenstone belt. We feel that there is the potential for gold mineralization that should be of interest to major gold producers looking for new opportunities.'
About the Gowganda Gold Project
The Project is located adjacent to the village of Gowganda, Ontario in Nicol, Haultain, Milner, Leith, and Van Hise townships, in the Larder Lake Mining District. The project hosts numerous gold occurrences associated with stockwork veins in altered syenite dykes and shears developed in Archean greenstone. These lithologies are overlain by Proterozoic sediments of the Cobalt Embayment and intruded by Nipissing gabbro sills, located south of the Round-Lake Batholith in the south-western part of the prolific Abitibi greenstone belt. Since discovery of the Haultain gold zone by Transition in 2010, programs of Induced Polarization (IP) surveys, soil geochemical sampling, geological mapping, mechanical stripping, channel sampling, trenching, and 37 diamond drill holes totaling 4,656 metres have been completed. Assay values returned from channel samples ranged from nil to 3.5 g/t over multi-metre widths, and up to 97 g/t Au over 0.4 metres. Drill intercepts include 2.37 g/t over 7.06 metres and up to 82.5 g/t Au over 0.4 metres.
About Transition Metals Corp
Transition Metals Corp (TSXV: XTM) is a Canadian-based, multi-commodity project generator that specializes in converting new exploration ideas into Canadian discoveries in Canada. The award-winning team of geoscientists has extensive exploration experience in established, emerging and historic mining camps and actively develops and tests new ideas for discovering mineralization in places that others have not looked, which often allows the company to acquire properties inexpensively. The team is rigorous in its fieldwork and combines traditional techniques with newer ones to help unearth compelling prospects and drill targets. Transition uses the project generator business model to acquire and advance multiple exploration projects simultaneously, thereby maximizing shareholder exposure to discovery and capital gain. Joint venture partners earn an interest in the projects by funding a portion of higher-risk drilling and exploration, allowing Transition to conserve capital and minimize shareholder's equity dilution. The Company has an expanding portfolio that currently includes more than 25 gold, copper, nickel and platinum group element projects across Canada.
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