Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, January 10, 2018, Klondike Gold Corp. (TSX.V:KG; FRA: LBDP) (“Klondike Gold” or the “Company”) reports drill assay results from 22 new holes at the Lone Star target located 20 km from Dawson, Yukon within the Company’s 553 square kilometer property spanning the entirety of the Klondike alluvial gold placer district.
Klondike Gold’s chief executive officer, Peter Tallman stated: “These latest results identifying continuity to gold mineralization associated with major faulting in the Klondike district are extremely encouraging. The Lone Star drill program reinforces our belief that the Bonanza fault, and several other similarly important parallel structures which transect the Klondike district, have considerable exploration potential. The exploration team has done a great job completing this important drilling program and documenting the details necessary to extend our evolving model of mineralization. We are already looking forward to an exciting and substantial 2018 exploration program.”
Results reported here are from systematic 50-meter spaced holes along 1,000 meters of the Lone Star target between 11600E and 12600E where potential for gold mineralization was identified by drilling beginning late in 2016.
The 2017 season’s three-fold objective was: to infill to provide sufficient density of drilling (at 50 meter spacing) to correlate mineralization between sections; to extend the mineralization to the east and west towards the mineralized zones at the O’Neil and Pioneer areas; and then to do reconnaissance step-outs beyond the O’Neil and Pioneer areas.
Previously, the Company has announced drill intersections of gold mineralization at the Lone Star target of 1,600 meters in strike length (see NR 18 September, 2017) including from large step outs to the east in the O’Neil area (LS17-98 on L11200E) and to the west in the Pioneer area (LS17-95 on L12800E).
The Lone Star target currently encompasses three areas: Lone Star in the centre, O’Neil to the west, and Pioneer to the east, across a total length so far of approximately four kilometers of drill testing in proximity to the Bonanza Fault. This news release describes assay results from 50-meter spaced drilling across a length of approximately 1,000 meters at the Lone Star target area. (Drilling at the O’Neil and Pioneer targets, considered to be regional extensions of the Lone Star target mineralization will be discussed in a follow-up news release.)
Drilling at the Lone Star target has revealed three parallel gold mineralized sub-zones, termed Alpha, Beta and Gamma, located above (in the hanging wall) and adjacent to the Bonanza Fault.
These sub-zones are spaced about 50 meters apart across a 130 meter lateral width (including the intervening unmineralized material). Individually each of the three sub-zones are from 10 meters up to 40 meters in width as defined by gold assays in drill core. All mineralization is interpreted to strike north-northwest and dip 50 degrees to the north-northeast. Drill core intersections are interpreted to be approximately true width but more detailed work, including interpretation of drill sections, is ongoing to verify this in all cases.
The following is a table of Lone Star target Alpha/Beta/Gamma drill results. Note this table includes ALL results from 2016 and 2017 to define the complete 50-meter spaced drilling program. Results are organized by Section from west to east. The ‘Au (g/t)’ column is the weighted average of all gold values in grams per metric tonne through the ‘Interval’ indicated. GxW information is redacted. All ‘From’, ‘To’, and ‘Interval’ values are rounded to one decimal and may not add exactly. Hole ID’s with an asterisk are new results not previously released.
TABLE OF LONE STAR TARGET, ALPHA/BETA/GAMMA SUB-ZONE DRILL RESULTS:
|Section||Hole ID||From (m)||To (m)||Au g/t||Interval (m)||Zone|
|11650E||LS17-107*||No Significant Results||Alpha|
|11725E||LS17-102*||No Significant Results||Alpha|
|LS17-105*||No Significant Results||Alpha|
|LS16-60||No Significant Results||Alpha|
|11800E||LS16-61||No Significant Results||Alpha|
|LS17-115*||No Significant Results||Alpha|
|12325E||LS17-111*||No Significant Results|
|12400E||LS17-112*||No Significant Results||Beta|
|LS16-72||No Significant Results||Beta|
|12500E||LS16-73||No Significant Results||Gamma|
This news release relies on a plan map of the Lone Star target drilling, and individual longitudinal sections for the Lone Star Alpha, Beta, and Gamma sub-zones. A full table of Hole ID, corresponding Section line, and collar UTM, dip, azimuth, and depth information are included. These can be found HERE. Representative cross-sections are in preparation and will be added.
ALPHA Subzone from 11600E to 12550E:
Alpha lies in the immediate hangingwall above the Bonanza Fault. At approximately 50-meter drilled spacing, Alpha subzone gold mineralization has been intersected over 950 meters length, to 100 meters vertical depth, and remains open in all directions. Hole LS17-139 is the easternmost hole assigned to Alpha, located on 11600E, which intersected 0.6 g/t Au over 16.0 meters; hole LS17-124 is the westernmost hole, located on 12550E which intersected 1.0 g/t Au over 21.3 meters.
BETA Subzone from 11825E to 12600E:
Beta lies between 25 and 50 meters north in the immediate hangingwall above Alpha, and 30 to 60 meters above the Bonanza Fault. At approximately 50-meter drilled spacing, Beta subzone gold mineralization has been intersected over 775 meters length, to 100 meters vertical depth, and remains open in all directions. Hole LS17-122 is the easternmost hole assigned to Beta, located on 12600E, which intersected 0.6 g/t Au over 19.2 meters; hole LS17-104 is the westernmost hole, located on 11825E which intersected 0.5 g/t Au over 13.7 meters.
GAMMA Subzone from 12375E to 12575E:
Gamma lies between 30 and 50 meters north in the immediate hangingwall above Beta, and 130 meters above the Bonanza Fault. At approximately 50-meter drilled spacing, Gamma subzone gold mineralization has been intersected over 110 meters length, to 100 meters vertical depth, and remains open in all directions. Hole LS17-93 is the easternmost hole assigned to Gamma, located on 12575E, which intersected 0.4 g/t Au over 27.8 meters; hole LS17-110 is the westernmost hole, located on 12375E which intersected 0.3 g/t Au over 51.7 meters.
The Lone Star target is easily and directly accessible from Dawson and the Company’s Yukon field office by a 20 kilometer government maintained, partially paved, mining resource road. The Lone Star target lies on the ridgeline above Bonanza Creek, 3 kilometers upstream from the August 1896 discovery site of alluvial gold by George Carmack, Kate Carmack, Skookum Jim, and Tagish (Dawson) Charlie that began the Klondike gold rush.
Drill Core and Assay Protocols 2017
All drill holes are photographed wet. Magnetic susceptibility, foliation, and rock quality determination (“RQD”) measurements are systematically collected. All cross-cutting (potentially mineralized) quartz veins and adjoining alteration envelopes are individually photographed. Core logging records lithology, structure, and alteration. Visible gold is identified, measured, photographed, and then excluded from the assay sample for that interval. Assay samples from drill core are cut using a diamond saw. Half the core sample interval is bagged, tagged, and sealed; the other half is returned to the core box with a corresponding tag and retained for reference. Sample bags are aggregated into rice bags, sealed, and submitted by Klondike Gold personnel to Bureau Veritas Mineral Laboratories (“BV Labs”) (formerly Acme Labs) preparation facility in Whitehorse, YT with chemical analysis of sample pulps completed in Vancouver, British Columbia. Bureau Veritas Labs is an accredited ISO 9001:2008 full-service commercial laboratory.
At BV Labs each rock sample is crushed to 80% passing 2 mm size. A 500 g subsample is pulverized to >85% passing -75 microns size (Code PRP70-500). The 500 g subsample is then sieved to 106 microns (140 mesh) for “metallic screen” assaying. The plus 140 mesh fraction is then weighed and assayed for gold by fire assay (“FA”) fusion with a gravimetric finish (Code FS631). A 30 g subsample of the minus 140 mesh fraction is assayed for gold by fire assay (“FA”) fusion with an atomic absorption (“AA”) finish (Code FA430). All over-limit results in excess of 10 ppm (10 g/t) for both silver and gold are re-assayed using a 30 g subsample and assayed by FA with a gravimetric finish (Code FA530-Au/Ag). Total gold grade is then calculated using a weighted average of the plus and minus fraction assay results. Samples were also analyzed for multi-element chemistry by ICP-MS analysis (AQ201+U code). Samples over-limit in lead are rerun by a high-detection limit ICP-ES procedure (Code MA370). QA/QC includes the insertion and continual monitoring of Klondike Gold standards, blanks, and duplicates within each batch, in addition to BV Labs QA/QC samples. A description of sample and assay procedures and protocols are also disclosed on the Company’s website.
The technical and scientific information contained within this news release has been reviewed and approved by Peter Tallman, P.Geo, President of Klondike Gold Corp. and Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 policy.
ABOUT KLONDIKE GOLD CORP.
Klondike Gold Corp. is a Canadian exploration company with offices in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Dawson City, Yukon Territory. The Company is focused on exploration and development of the Lone Star gold target at the confluence of Bonanza and Eldorado Creeks, within a district scale 553 square kilometer property accessible by government maintained roads located on the outskirts of Dawson City, YT within the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation traditional territory.
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