Gold Bull observes visible gold in RC drill chips from drill holes located outside known resource at Sandman, Nevada
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gold Bull Resources Corp. (TSX-V: GBRC) (“Gold Bull” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that visible gold has been observed in Reverse Circulation (RC) drill chips from two holes (SA-0016 from 105.2 m to 106.7 m (345’ to 350’) and SA-0018 from 53.3 m to 54.9 m (175’ to 180’)) at the North Hill South Prospect, located within its 100% owned Sandman Project, Nevada. The drill holes were a resource extension target conceived through interpretation of 3D IP/resistivity and historic drill data. The initial hole (SA-0007) designed to test the target to the south of SA-0016 intersected shallow gold mineralization. This positive result prompted the Company to drill a wide-spaced pattern of holes to test the target in the area between the current North Hill Mineral Resource Estimate envelope and hole SA-0007. Assays are expected for these holes in mid-May.
HIGHLIGHTS & UPDATE:
- Visible gold mineralization observed in an RC chip sampled from 105.2 m to 106.7 m (345’ to 350’) in hole SA-0016
- Visible gold grain observed in an RC chip sampled from 53.3 m to 54.9 m (175’ to 180’) in hole SA-0018
- Visible gold holes are located up to approximately 70 m outside of the current Mineral Resource Estimate envelope at North Hill
- Laboratory assay results expected mid-May
Gold Bull CEO, Cherie Leeden commented:
Extending the shallow oxide gold Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE) at North Hill was the target of these recently drilled holes. Observing visible gold in chips from the new target area which is located more than 70 meters outside of the current MRE is very encouraging. We eagerly await assays from SA-0016 and SA-0018, as well as the other holes testing this prospective zone. It is very rare to see visible gold in RC chips!
GBR Holes SA-0006 and SA-0007 were drilled on either side of historic hole NSM-00330 (Figure 1), which intersected 18.3 m @ 1.78 g/t Au from 4.6 m, outside the current North Hill Mineral Resource Estimate. Hole NSM-00330 is located on a resistive trend defined by 3D IP/resistivity data acquired for Gold Bull by Dias Geophysical in December 2020 (refer to press release dated December 28, 2020 “3D IP Survey Defines New Drill Targets at Sandman”). This resistor had been interpreted as a possible zone of potassic (adularia) alteration associated with a hydrothermal fluid conduit hosting gold mineralization and is co-linear with a zone of gold mineralization within the current Mineral Resource Estimate. GBR Hole SA-0007 intersected 15.2 m @ 0.37 g/t Au from 10.7 m, extending the mineralized zone intersected by NSM-00330 by approximately 28.5 m to the east.
Fences of holes were drilled to the north of the drill section containing SA-0006, NSM-00330 and SA-0007: holes SA-00015, SA-00016 and SA-00017 were drilled on an east-west section approximately 45 m north of SA-0007; holes SA-0018, SA-0019 and SA-0020 were drilled approximately 100 m north of SA-0007, just outside the current Mineral Resource Estimate domain. Assay results are pending for these holes. However, visible gold was observed in one chip contained in a sample from 105.2 m to 106.7 m (345’ to 350’) in hole SA-0016 (Figure 2), and in one chip contained in a sample from 53.3 m to 54.9 m (175’ to 180’) in hole SA-0018.
Figure 1 Drill status and Mineral Resource Estimate outlines over an image of resistivity model values in a horizontal slice at 1275 m elevation.
Figure 2 Visible gold in an RC chip sampled from hole SA-0016 from 105.2 m to 106.7 m (345’ to 350’) down-hole.
Each drill hole (SA-00015, SA-00016, SA-00017, SA-0018, SA-0019 and SA-0020) encountered both mineralized horizons (visual observation only, assay results pending for all holes) defined by historic drilling within the North Hill Mineral Resource Estimate, with moderate to intensely quartz-adularia altered fluvial conglomerate, sandstone, tuff and epiclastic tuff sandwiched between the Upper and Lower basaltic andesite flow and/or hypabyssal intrusive sill. Intensity of alteration appears to increase to the east.
|Hole ID||From (m)||To (m)||Width (m)||Gold ppm (Au g/t)|
|SA-0007||10.7||25.9||15.2||0.37 g/t Au (using 0.2 g/t Au cut-off with up to 1.5 m of internal dilution)|
Table 1 Significant intercept in drill hole SA-0007
|Hole ID||Total depth (m)||Easting||Northing||Elevation||Coordinate system||Azimuth collar||Dip collar|
|SA-0007||166.1||414874||4548246||1363||NAD83 UTM Zone 11N||92.15||-59.2|
Table 2 Drill hole collar information for hole SA-0007
Figure 3 General location map of Sandman including location of North Hill.
In December 2020, Gold Bull purchased the Sandman Project from Newmont. Gold mineralization was first discovered at Sandman in 1987 by Kennecott and the project has been intermittently explored since then. There are four known pit constrained gold resources located within the Sandman Project, consisting of 21.8Mt @ 0.7g/t gold for 494,000 ounces of gold; comprising of an Indicated Resource of 18,550kt @ 0.73g/t gold for 433kozs of gold plus an Inferred Resource of 3,246kt @ 0.58g/t gold for 61kozs of gold. Several of the resources remain open in multiple directions and the bulk of the historical drilling has been conducted to a depth of less than 100m. Sandman is conveniently located circa 25-30 km northwest of the mining town of Winnemucca, Nevada.
Cherie Leeden, B.Sc Applied Geology (Honours), MAIG, a “Qualified Person” as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has read and approved all technical and scientific information contained in this news release. Ms. Leeden is the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Cherie Leeden relied on resource information contained within the Technical Report on the Sandman Gold Project, prepared by Steven Olsen, a Qualified Person under NI 43-101, who is a Qualified Persons as defined by the National Instrument NI 43-101. Mr Olsen is an independent consultant and has no affiliations with Gold Bull except that of an independent consultant/client relationship. Mr Olsen is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) and is the Qualified Person under NI 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
Quality Assurance – Quality Control
Drilling was completed using Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling utilizing double wall drill pipe, interchange hammer and 4¾ inch hammer bits to drill and sample the rock formation. Samples were taken over 5 foot intervals (1.52m) and were collected after separation of the sample using a rotary splitter situated at the base of the cyclone. A small portion of the rock chips for each 5 foot interval was placed into chip trays for record keeping and geological logging. The samples bagged at the rig were taken to American Assay Laboratories in Sparks NV by a Company employee. The Company inserts quality control (QC) samples at regular intervals in the sample stream, including blanks and reference materials with all sample shipments to monitor laboratory performance. The QAQC program is overseen by the Company’s Qualified Person, Cherie Leeden, Chief Executive Officer.
Samples are submitted to American Assay Laboratories’ analytical facility in Sparks, Nevada for preparation and analysis. The AAL facility is ISO-17025 accredited by IAS. The entire sample is dried, weighed and crushed, with 70% passing -10 mesh, then riffle split to 250g aliquots, which are fine pulverized with 85% passing -150mesh. Analysis for gold is by 30 g fire assay lead collection with Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES) finish with a lower limit of 0.003 ppm. Samples with gold assays above 10 ppm are re-analyzed using a 30 g fire assay fusion with gravimetric finish, which has a lower detection limit of 0.1029 ppm. Ten foot composite samples were also analyzed using a 48 multi-element geochemical package by 5-acid digestion, followed by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES) and Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS).
About Gold Bull Resources Corp.
Gold Bull’s mission is to grow into a US focused mid-tier gold development Company via rapidly discovering and acquiring additional ounces. The company’s exploration hub is based in Nevada, USA, a top-tier mineral district that contains significant historical production, existing mining infrastructure and an established mining culture. Gold Bull is led by a Board and Management team with a track record of exploration and acquisition success.
Gold Bull’s core asset is the Sandman Project, located in Nevada which has a 494,000 oz gold resource as per 2021 43-101 Resource Estimate. Sandman is located 23 km south of the Sleeper Mine and boasts excellent large-scale exploration potential.
Gold Bull is driven by its core values and purpose which includes a commitment to safety, communication & transparency, environmental responsibility, community, and integrity.
President and CEO, Gold Bull Resources Corp.
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