Unigold Announces Updated Mineral Resource Estimate for Candelones Oxide Project
Over 80% conversion of Inferred oxide resource to Measured and Indicated categories;
Pit constrained Measured and Indicated Oxide Resource of 3.43 M tonnes averaging 0.84 g/t Au (92,000 ozs Au contained) in a low strip starter pit;Inferred Oxide Resource of 1.61 M tonnes averaging 0.74 g/t Au (38,000 ozs Au) within the same starter pit;Waste : Resource ratio of oxide starter pit is 0.2:1.0;Exploration drilling has resumed at the Candelones Extension;TORONTO, Aug. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Unigold Inc. (“Unigold” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:UGD) is pleased to announce an updated mineral resource estimate for the Candelones Project, part of the Company’s 100% owned Neita Concession in the Dominican Republic.The updated mineral resource estimate was completed by Mr. W. Lewis, P.Geo. and Mr. A. San Martin, MAusIMM (CP) of Micon International Limited. (“Micon”). Micon is independent of Unigold and Messrs. Lewis and San Martin meet the requirements of a “Qualified Person” as established by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (“CIM”) Definition Standards for Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (May, 2014).Key methodology and assumptions utilized in estimating the mineral resource is provided in Table 1.0 below.Joe Hamilton, Chairman and CEO of Unigold notes: “One of the key objectives for our initial 2020 exploration program was to upgrade a significant portion of the inferred oxide resource to the measured and indicated classification in preparation for completing economic studies. The work we completed over the past year has successfully converted over 80% of the historic oxide resource to the measured and indicated classification in addition to adding almost 10% more ounces to the global oxide resource.Over the rest of 2020 we plan to advance towards a pre-feasibility study that will evaluate the economics of the oxide resource. When considered in conjunction with the efficient metallurgical recoveries suggested by the test work to date we believe that there is a justifiable economic opportunity for a low cost starter pit. Our intent is to continue working towards de-risking the oxide resource through additional metallurgical testing and preliminary engineering studies with the objective of establishing a maiden reserve estimate for the oxide mineralization in 2021.It is important to note that the sulphide resource is based on drilling up to 2015. The sulphide resource estimate does not include any of the recent, high grade, drill results collected from interpreted epithermal feeder systems that have been a focal point of our exploration programs since late 2015. We plan to update the sulphide resource on completion of our recently announced follow up drill program scheduled to commence by the end of August. Our initial drill holes will focus on increasing the geological confidence of the high grade epithermal systems through infill drilling before transitioning to expanding the limits of these same systems along strike and down dip. Our objective is to increase the geological confidence of the inferred sulphide resource in a similar fashion to what we accomplished for the oxide component of the resource, converting a significant portion of the inferred mineral resource to a measured and/or indicated classification.I am very pleased to announce that we have completed refurbishing both our diamond drills currently in-country and mobilized these into the field this week. We have also commenced refurbishing two additional drills recently purchased in Canada and we are targeting to have those drills operational in early Q4, 2020, allowing us to target the epithermal feeder systems at depth.”The following table summarizes the updated mineral resource estimate for the Candelones Project. A NI43-101 compliant report will be filed within 45 days. The Company expects to update the sulphide resource estimate, utilizing high-grade intercepts from 2015 to 2020 and assuming underground mining techniques, after the current 15,000 meter drill program is complete. Table 1.0 – Mineral Resource Estimate – Candelones Project
Notes relating to Mineral Resource EstimateQA/QCDiamond drilling utilizes both HQ and NQ diameter tooling. Holes are established using HQ diameter tooling before reducing to NQ tooling to complete the hole. The core is received at the on-site logging facility where it is, photographed, logged for geotechnical and geological data and subjected to other physical tests including magnetic susceptibility and specific gravity analysis. Samples are identified, recorded, split by wet diamond saw, and half the core is sent for assay with the remaining half stored on site. A minimum sample length of 0.3 meters and a maximum sample length of 1.5 metres is employed with most samples averaging 1.0 meters in length except where geological contacts dictate. Certified standards and blanks are randomly inserted into the sample stream and constitute approximately 5-10% of the sample stream. Samples are shipped to a sample preparation facility in the Dominican Republic operated by Bureau Veritas. Assaying is performed at Bureau Veritas Commodities Canada Ltd.’s laboratory in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. All samples are analyzed for gold using a 50 gram lead collection fire assay fusion with an atomic adsorption finish. In addition, most samples are also assayed using a 36 element multi-acid ICP-ES analysis method.W. Lewis P.Geo, and A. San Martin MAusIMM (CP), of Micon have reviewed and approved the contents of this press release.Wes Hanson P.Geo., Chief Operating Officer of Unigold has reviewed and approved the contents of this press release.About Unigold Inc. – Discovering Gold in the Caribbean
Unigold is a Canadian based mineral exploration company traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol UGD, focused primarily on exploring and developing its gold assets in the Dominican Republic.Forward-looking Statements
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