Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – Klondike Gold Corp. (TSX.V: KG; FRA: LBDP; OTCQB: KDKGF) (“Klondike Gold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce field results from ongoing 2023 work as well as gold assay results from twenty-four (24) diamond drill holes from the Company’s 2022 exploration program at the Stander Deposit located on the Company’s Klondike District Property (the “Property”) in the Dawson mining district, Yukon, Canada.
Peter Tallman, Klondike Gold’s President & CEO, states “The Company’s team has made three recent discoveries of gold in outcrop following implementation of several new science-based upgrades to our exploration models. It is very exciting and energizing to screen drill targets with prospecting and mapping and find visible gold in outcrop in each of them, distributed over the 50km strike length of the Property. We are all looking forward to getting the drill program underway.”
HIGHLIGHTS OF 2023 FIELD WORK INCLUDE:
Note: (*All rock sample assays are pending. Visible gold is common in the Klondike District and no correlation to gold grade should be made without quantitative assay).
STANDER ZONE DRILLING RESULTS
In 2022 the Company completed twenty-four (24) diamond drill holes (EC22-447 to EC22-464; EC22-480 to EC22-485) at the Stander Zone. The Initial Mineral Resource Estimate (“MRE”) at the Stander Deposits does not include holes reported here. (See News Release November 10, 2022). The “NI 43-101 Technical Report for the Klondike District Gold Project, Yukon Territory, Canada”, with an effective date of Nov 10, 2022 is dated and filed on SEDAR on December 16, 2022).
Assay highlight results from twenty-four (24) Stander Zone drill holes:
In 2023 the Company interpreted a fault system that transects both Stander Deposit Pit Constrained MRE areas. Fault splay intersections coincide with structural flexures and these areas are spatially associated with higher gold grades within the MRE. Field work results in 2023 on the basis of this interpretation so far have yielded positive initial results in several areas of the Property.
The Stander Zone gold deposits are contained within schists and felsic rocks considered to be an island arc related assemblage of the Klondike Schist. Orogenic gold mineralization is associated with low angle sheeted gold bearing quartz veins.
Drill holes EC22-447 to EC22-464 are drilled in the usual 220 azimuth orthogonal to the (primary) orientation of sheeted gold-bearing veins within the Stander Deposit southeast model Pit Shell.
Drill holes EC22-480 to EC22-485 are drilled at 290 azimuth orthogonal to a potential secondary orientation of sheeted gold-bearing veins and fractures within the Stander Deposit northwest model Pit Shell.
Significant gold assay intersections from these holes are shown in Table 1 below:
Table 1: 2022 Exploration Program – Stander Zone– Significant Results
|Hole ID||From (m)||To (m)||Grade (g/t Au)||Length (m)|
[NSV: no significant values]
Stander Zone drill hole locations indicating Klondike Gold completed drill holes with 2022 holes in this release labelled with hole identification. Extent of Stander mineralization is shown, with red denoting Pit Constrained mineral resources included in the Mineral Resource Estimate.
Figure 1: Stander Zone 2022 Drill Hole Location Plan Map
Figure 2: Stander Zone Plan Map with Interpreted Fault/Splays
Table 2: Drill Collar Summary for 2022 exploration program at Stander Zone
|Hole ID||UTM East||UTM North||Azimuth||Dip||Length (m)|
2022 QUALITY ASSURANCE /QUALITY CONTROL PROTOCOLS
All 2022 drill holes referenced in this release produced NTW (5.71 cm dia.) drill core. 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 retained for reference. Two gold reference standards, two blank samples (a coarse and a fine), and a coarse sample duplicate per 100 samples, are routinely inserted as part of Klondike Gold’s quality assurance / quality control (“QA/QC”) program, independent of and additional to the laboratory QA/QC program.
Sample bags are aggregated into rice bags, sealed, and submitted by Klondike Gold personnel to Bureau Veritas Mineral Laboratories (“BV Labs”) preparation facility in Whitehorse, Yukon, with chemical analysis of sample pulps completed in Vancouver, British Columbia. BV Labs is an accredited ISO 9001:2008 full-service commercial laboratory.
At BV Labs each drill core sample is crushed to 80% passing 2 mm size. A 500 g subsample is pulverized to >85% passing -75 microns size (200 mesh; code PRP70-500). All samples of 500 g are sieved to 106 microns (140 mesh) for “metallic screen” assaying. The +140 mesh fraction is weighed and assayed for gold by fire assay (“FA”) fusion with a gravimetric finish (code FS631). A 30 g subsample of the -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. BV Labs independently inserts QA/QC standards, blanks, and sample duplicates through each analytical process.
Klondike Gold will be participating in the following recent or upcoming events:
Capital Event Management Ltd. (CEM) Conference – TSX Venture Growth Capital Event (Kelowna, BC) – July 21 to 23, 2023
The technical and scientific information contained within this news release has been reviewed and approved by Peter Tallman, P.Geo., President and CEO of Klondike Gold and Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101 policy. Detailed technical information, specifications, analytical information and procedures can be found on the Company’s website.
ABOUT KLONDIKE GOLD CORP.
Klondike Gold is a Vancouver based gold exploration company advancing its 100%-owned Klondike District Gold Project located at Dawson City, Yukon, one of the top mining jurisdictions in the world. The Klondike District Gold Project targets gold associated with district scale orogenic faults along the 55-kilometer length of the famous Klondike Goldfields placer district. Multi-kilometer gold mineralization has been identified at both the Lone Star Zone and Stander Zone, among other targets. The Company has identified a Mineral Resource Estimate of 469,000 Indicated and 112,000 Inferred gold ounces1, a milestone first for the Klondike District. The Company is focused on exploration and development of its 727 square kilometer property accessible by scheduled airline and government-maintained roads located on the outskirts of Dawson City, Yukon, within the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation traditional territory.
1 The Mineral Resource Estimate for the Klondike District Property was prepared by Marc Jutras, P.Eng., M.A.Sc., Principal, Ginto Consulting Inc., an independent Qualified Person in accordance with the requirements of NI 43-101. The technical report supporting the Mineral Resource Estimate entitled “NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Klondike District Gold Project, Yukon Territory, Canada” has been filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com effective November 10, 2022. Refer to news release of December 16, 2022.
ON BEHALF OF KLONDIKE GOLD CORP.
President and CEO
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