October 8, 2020, Vancouver, British Columbia— Gold Springs Resource Corp. (TSX: GRC, OTCQB: GRCAF) (the “Company” or “GRC”), is pleased to announce mapping and surface-sample results generated on the Snow and Gem targets on the Utah portion of the Gold Springs project. Fieldwork continues to define the geologic and structural settings, generating high-grade gold and silver values as the targets are readied for future drilling.
The two targets are located on major structural corridors identified at surface as well as by the company’s recently reported CSAMT geophysical survey (press release September 2, 2020). The CSAMT survey greatly expanded the Snow target extending it over a 2,000-metre strike length following a major structural corridor similar to that seen at the North and South Jumbo resource areas. The Gem target is located on the large Gold Springs Wash structural corridor, in an area dominantly covered by post-mineral material.
Matias Herrero, President and CEO, stated “We are nearing the completion of our target investigations as we continue to demonstrate large, high-quality targets with multi-gram gold values from surface sampling. In particular, the Snow target has been elevated by this recent work when coupled with the new CSAMT survey results. These targets are located in areas of extensive post-mineral cover, but our field crews continue to produce exciting gold values and have identified the controls for the gold mineralization”.
The Snow target is located 500 metres west of the Fitch target and consists of several historical slot cuts and one historic mine shaft. Much of the area outside of the historic workings is covered with colluvium and post-mineral volcanic flows. Historic workings focused on the east side of a throughgoing north-south Snow Fault defined by a deep valley and exposed in the old workings. The Snow Fault is a major structural corridor that extends for 3.5 kilometers and is highlighted as an extensive geophysical anomaly in the CSAMT data (see press release September 2, 2020).
Historic workings expose intensely clay-altered andesite host rock with stockwork quartz veining within fault and fracture zones. Vein and breccia material are also found in dump piles around historic mine sites. Vein zones exposed at surface are found west of the workings and are haloed by strong clay alterations. Upslope of the vein exposures much of the area is covered with colluvium and weakly-altered andesite float. However, mineralized float in the form of banded and bladed calcite-quartz veins, hydrothermal breccias and stockwork veining is found mixed in with the colluvium cover. This suggest that the epithermal gold system continues under this thin layer of colluvium cover.
Significant surface-sample results greater than the resource cut-off grade of 0.25 g/t Au are listed below:
Table: Recent Rock Chip Sampling Results from Snow
|Sample||Sample Type||Mineralization type||Au (g/t)||Ag (g/t)|
|225417||Dump||Silicified breccia with crystalline quartz cement||1.06||5.4|
|225418||Grab, 10 cm||Strongly clay altered fault zone||6.96||6.6|
|225420||Continuous, 2m||Argillic altered fault zone 7-8 m wide||0.33||13.5|
|225421||Select||Banded and bladed white to grey quartz vein||1.03||17.2|
|225422||Dump||Banded and bladed white chalcedony and crystalline quartz vein||1.47||11.4|
|225423||Dump||Banded and bladed white quartz vein||0.99||66.9|
|225424||Dump||Clay altered andesite host rock||0.41||4.9|
|225426||Dump||Sericite and clay altered andesite with stockwork quartz veins||2.14||16.7|
|225429||Grab, 10cm||Sericite altered andesite with stockwork quartz veining||0.29||1.9|
|225430||Continuous, 30cm||Brecciated quartz vein||0.42||0.8|
|225433||Continuous, 1m||Sericite altered andesite with patchy silicification||1.1||1.6|
|225435||Discontinuous, 3m||Clay altered and weathered andesite with massive quartz vein||8.98||12.2|
|225439||Float, 1x1m area||Cobble sized float of banded and bladed quartz-calcite vein and hydrothermal breccia||0.37||1.5|
|225440||Float, 1x1m area||Silicified float chips of andesite containing stockwork veins||1.47||3|
|225441||Float, 1x1m area||Banded and bladed white quartz-calcite vein||1.0||3.3|
|225442||Dump||Banded and bladed white quartz vein.||1.92||11.7|
|225444||Float, 1x1m area||Fine-grained sugary white quartz vein||0.41||3.8|
A detailed description of the Snow Target, including maps and photos, can be found here: https://goldspringsresource.com/projects/the-snow-target/
The Gem target is located near the northern extension of the Snow target along the Gold Springs Wash. The Gold Springs Wash is a major structural corridor that trends to the northeast and is a significant controller of mineralization found at the Juniper target (press release April 15, 2020). The Gem target is located at the confluence of the Snow Fault with the Gold Springs Wash Fault. At this intersection, a shallow geophysical anomaly occurs in the CSAMT survey and represents a highly prospective target as both structures are known to host mineralization (press release September 2, 2020). Numerous historic workings are located on both the north and south sides of the Gold Springs Wash. The workings expose heavily-altered andesite with stockwork quartz veining.
Surface sampling from the limited exposures within this target area produced the following significant results greater than the resource cut-off grade of 0.25 g/t Au:
Table: Recent Rock Chip Sampling Results from Gem
|Sample*||Sample Type||Mineralization type||Au (g/t)||Ag (g/t)|
|225337||Dump grab||Quarts sericite altered andesite||5.92||4.8|
|225339||1m chip||Breccia and stockwork quartz sericite altered andesite||0.33||7.4|
|225340||Float grab||Sugary quartz vein||0.46||19.4|
|225341||Float grab||Quartz vein||0.26||2.7|
|225343||Float 1m by 1m area||Silicified andesite and vein material||1.54||11.4|
A detailed description of the Gem Target, including maps and photos, can be found here: https://goldspringsresource.com/projects/the-gem-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, an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Certified and independent laboratory 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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