VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / December 21, 2020 / Gold Springs Resource Corp. (TSX:GRC)(OTCQB:GRCAF) (the “Company” or “GRC”), in its continuing effort to refine its numerous drill targets, is pleased to report high-grade rock chip sampling results from the West Pinyon target and provide an introduction to the buried North Jennie target. West Pinyon is located within the Company’s Nevada portion of the claim block while North Jennie straddles the state line between Nevada and Utah.
The West Pinyon target produced rock chip sampling results as high as 42.30 g/t Au and 131.0 g/t Ag from banded epithermal quartz vein material. The North Jennie target represents a significant CSAMT geophysical anomaly defined by the recently completed GRC survey (Press Release September 2, 2020). Only one hole has been drilled in the North Jennie target intersecting gold values as high as 4.6 g/t. The results from GRC’s work program highlight the quality of these targets as they are readied for future drill programs.
Matias Herrero, President and CEO, stated “Once again our field-work program for 2020 has demonstrated the high-quality of our targets which we can now prioritize as we move to the drilling phase. The recently completed CSAMT survey has helped define the scale of the targets covered by the survey. This, coupled with the detailed mapping and the high-grade gold values generated by our surface sampling, has continued to demonstrate the potential for more discoveries and resource development”.
The West Pinyon target is located immediately west of the Pinyon target in the southwest corner of the Gold Springs property in Nevada. Like the Pinyon target, the West Pinyon target is interpreted to be a high-level expression of a caldera-margin-hosted, epithermal, gold system. The West Pinyon target is situated on the western edge of the Gold Springs Caldera and displays collapse features similar to other areas of the property, including the Grey Eagle resource.
The area is largely covered with post-mineral colluvium, however windows through the cover expose discontinuous banded-bladed calcite-quartz vein zones and more expansive areas of hydrothermal brecciation. Mineralized float, dominantly in the forum of hydrothermal breccia, is found mixed with colluvium throughout much of the area suggesting that the post-mineral cover is thin. Vein zones are discontinuous and traceable for 10’s of metres at surface. These banded quartz and quartz-calcite vein zones contain much of the mineralization found in sampling, grading up to 42.30 g/t Au and 131.0 g/t silver. Hydrothermal breccia zones in outcrop cover an area of about 800 x 400 metres with scattered showings throughout the 1.1 x 2.0 kilometre target area signifying a large area of hydrothermal fluid activity. Values greater than 0.25 g/t Au are listed in the table below.
Table 1: Rock Chip Sampling Results from West Pinyon
|SAMPLE ID||Sample Type||Description||Au g/t||Ag g/t|
|33933||Float||Vuggy light green quartz vein||0.35||11.6|
|33932||Outcrop||Bladed quartz-calcite-adularia vein||0.33||4.9|
|33572||Outcrop||Bladed, light green quartz vein||0.91||4.2|
|33573||Outcrop||Vuggy light green quartz-adularia vein||0.47||4.8|
|33571||Outcrop||Bladed light green quartz-calcite vein||0.45||3.7|
|102573||Float||Vuggy, bladed and banded quartz boulders||0.26||1.5|
|33480||Float||Banded quartz vein||1.97||10.5|
|33488||Float||Light green quartz vein boulder||1.87||11|
|33576||Float||Sugary light green quartz vein||0.34||7.7|
|33479||Float||Light green quartz vein||5.83||24|
|33495||Outcrop||Banded quartz-calcite vein||0.67||1.3|
|33497||Dump||Banded, bladed quartz-calcite vein||0.38||0.9|
|225391||Dump||Massive to sugary quartz-calcite vein||1.98||20.8|
|225392||Float||Massive to sugary quartz-calcite vein||0.27||2.6|
|225393||Suboutcrop||Massive to sugary quartz-calcite vein||0.27||2.6|
|225398||Float||Massive to sugary quartz-calcite vein||0.44||3.5|
|113971||Float||Massive to sugary, banded, quartz-calcite vein||0.27||2.5|
|113973||Float||Colloform banded quartz vein boulders||0.43||25.6|
|113983||Suboutcrop||Banded, vuggy, bladed quartz vein||0.53||5.4|
|113984||Outcrop||Banded and bladed, vuggy quartz-calcite vein||1.22||9.3|
|113997||Suboutcrop||Thinly banded quartz-calcite vein||0.78||5.3|
|225469||Suboutcrop||Calcite-quartz vein with bladed silica||0.37||1.7|
|225482||Outcrop||Banded, bladed quartz-calcite vein||0.45||0.8|
|225391||Dump||Massive sugary quartz/calcite vein||1.98||20.8|
|225392||Float||Bladed quartz-calcite vein||0.27||2.6|
|225393||Suboutcrop||Massive quartz vein||0.27||2.6|
|225398||Float||Massive quartz vein||0.44||3.5|
|225400||Float||Drusy quartz vein||0.24||3.7|
|225103||Float||Oxidized quartz vein||0.91||5.2|
|225111||Float||Banded green quartz vein||42.3||131|
A detailed description of the West Pinyon Target, including maps and photos, can be found here: https://goldspringsresource.com/projects/the-west-pinyon-target/
The North Jennie extension lies along a +2 kilometre long north-south structural corridor identified through structural mapping, Lidar imaging, and the CSAMT geophysical survey. This structural zone hosts several targets including the Thor resource and the historic underground Jennie Mine on its southern end. North of the Thor resource the target is defined by a strong CSAMT high-resistivity signature which remains open to the north (Press Release September 2, 2020). Mineralization in this area is obscured by post-mineral flows and colluvium cover.
Though the area is under post-mineral cover it is the strongest CSAMT resistivity anomaly identified by the GRC survey, both in width and resistivity strength. The North Jennie CSAMT anomaly has an overall width of nearly one kilometer at its widest and a strike length of over 2 kilometres. The anomaly has a similar shape to the North Jumbo resource and the Juniper target CSAMT anomaly to the east. North Jennie has the same structural setting as both the North and South Jumbo resource areas being bounded by two major structures on the east and west. One drill hole targeting the CSAMT anomaly was completed by Astral Mining Corporation in 2006. This hole demonstrated that gold mineralization is present along the northern projection of the Jennie vein system, with the bottom 9.2 metres of the hole averaging 1.04 g/t gold and 5.83 g/t silver (for more information, please refer to the technical report entitled “Updated Preliminary Economic Assessment NI 43-101 Technical Report – Gold Springs Project, Utah-Nevada, USA” dated June 22, 2020). Permitting is underway for roads and drill pads over the North Jennie target to allow for a drill program in the near future.
A more detailed description of the North Jennie Target, including maps and photos, can be found here: https://goldspringsresource.com/projects/the-north-jennie-target/
The Qualified Person on the Gold Springs Project is Randall Moore, Executive Vice President of Exploration for Gold Springs Resource Corp. and he has reviewed and approved the content of this press release. The Qualified Person verified the data disclosed herein for its geological reasonableness, checked all the inputs, reviewed standard and blank lab results, and verified the analytical data.
Assays were performed by ALS Geochemistry and Bureau Veritas labs, both ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Certified and independent laboratories in Sparks, Nevada. Gold was analyzed by fire assay of a 30-gram sample with an AAS finish. All other elements were analyzed by a four-acid leach ICP method.
Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Approximately 2-3 kg for each rock chip sample was sent to the laboratory. The laboratory includes duplicates of samples, standards and blanks for QA/QC purposes. The results of these check assays are reviewed prior to the release of data. All assays are also reviewed for their geological context and checked against field descriptions.
About Gold Springs Resource Corp.
Gold Springs Resource Corp. (TSX: GRC and OTCQB: GRCAF) is focused on the exploration and expansion of the gold and silver resources of its PEA-stage Gold Springs project located on the border of Nevada and Utah, USA. The project is situated in the prolific Great Basin of Western USA, one of the best mining jurisdictions in the world.
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