MONTREAL, November 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
ALGOLD RESOURCES LTD. (TSX.V: ALG) (the "Corporation") today announced receipt of additional results from its Phase II - 10,000-meter drilling campaign carried out on the Tijirit property ("Tijirit") in Mauritania. The most recent assay results are from drilling carried out over the Eleonore North, Central and South areas, as well as from several drill holes conducted on the Sophie II Zone.
These results further corroborate Algold's interpretation of a multiplicity of mineralized quartz veins of varying widths, grades and strikes that extend in a north-northeast direction with sub-vertical dip, over the full extent of the Eleonore Zone (3.4-kilometer strike).
- Hole T16RC136 - 2 m @ 15.85 g/t Au, situated in Eleonore North, 100 m west of hole T16RC092 (3 m @ 2.41 g/t Au referenced in Algold's press release dated November 2, 2016). (Figure 1)
- Hole T16RC119 - 7 m @ 1.66 g/t Au situated in Eleonore Central, is on the same section line as T16RC080 - 12 m @ 1.75 g/t Au, but 100 m west-northwest. (Figure 2)
- Hole T16RC134 - 2m @ 7.65 g/t Au, situated in Eleonore South, 90 m south of T16RC081 (3 m @ 2.41 g/t Au referenced in Algold's press release dated October 5, 2016). (Figure 3)
- Hole T16RC104 - 4 m @ 4.07 g/t Au, situated in Eleonore South, 440 m northeast of hole T16RC027 (6 m @ 16.4 g/t Au - referenced in Algold's press release dated August 16, 2016). (Figure 3)
- Hole T16RC109 - 7 m @ 1.14 g/t Au situated in Eleonore South extends the mineralization 40 meters NE from the previous intersection in hole ECD3 (and on the same section as T16RC079 - 4m @ 1.81 g/t Au) and confirms a new vein to the northwest of those currently defined. (Figure 3)
These results continue to demonstrate the considerable potential of the Eleonore Zone to host a significant high-grade gold deposit as all three areas remain open in all directions.
Exercise of Warrants
Algold also announced that subsequent to June 30, 2016, the Company realized approximately $1.68 million net in proceeds through the exercise of some 6.4 million options and warrants. Year to date the Corporation has raised total gross proceeds of $9.15 million.
"The exercise shows a strong commitment from our shareholders and provides additional financial flexibility to accelerate exploration at the Tijirit property. Our objective is to further advance exploration of the Tijirit property throughout the fourth quarter of this year and through early 2017, with additional assay results expected in late Q4 2016," said Francois Auclair, Algold's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are very appreciative of our shareholders' continued support."
Vertical Depth Hole ID Prospect East North From To (m) Average Width** Comments Grade* UTM UTM (m) (m) (g/t) (m) T16RC127 Eleonore North 482335 2250316 79 81 63,0 2,58 2 Extends mineral -isation 100m SW T16RC136 Eleonore North 482716 2250985 76 78 58,6 15,85 2 T16RC119 Eleonore Central 482294 2249881 27 34 23,3 1,66 7 Central vein near surface T16RC120 Eleonore Central 482364 2249877 50 53 39,4 2,78 3 New vein T16RC104 Eleonore South 481972 2248958 114 118 90,0 4,07 4 Including 1m 124 126 97,1 2,01 2 @ 13.2g/t from 114m T16RC109 Eleonore South 482054 2249138 30 37 26,0 1,14 7 extending mineralisation NE T16RC131 Eleonore South 482142 2248992 158 160 131,3 3,08 2 Down dip extension of trench T16RC133 Eleonore South 481613 2248605 118 121 96,0 2,88 3 Down dip extension of T16RC077 T16RC134 Eleonore South 481673 2248571 59 61 46,4 7,65 2 Extends mineralisation 90m South of T16RC081 T16RC139 Eleonore South 481582 2248537 73 79 57,4 4,13 6 Extends mineralisation 90m South of T16RC133 T16RC140 Eleonore South 481656 2248520 28 30 22,4 5,90 2 Extends mineralisation 80m South of T16RC134 T16RC123 Sophie II 475895 2251662 140 143 111,4 2,02 3 BIF mineralisation north of dolerite dyke *Weighted average grade, composited based on a minimum grade of 0.3 g/t Au with an internal dilution of 0.005 g/t Au over 2 m and edge grade of 0.25 g/t Au permitted. **Down-hole length, believed to be close to true width. No capping of higher values has been applied.
Quality Assurance / Quality Control (QA/QC)
Analytical work for drill core and chips, geochemical samples and rock chip samples is being carried out at the independent ALS Laboratories Ltd. in Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland, an ISO 17025 (2005) Certified Laboratory. Samples are stored at the Corporation's field camps and put into sealed bags until delivered by a geologist to the ALS preparation laboratory in Nouakchott, Mauritania, where samples are sieved and prepared for shipping. Until the end of 2015, samples were analysed at ALS facility in Bamako, Mali. Since early 2016, samples are analysed at the ALS in Ireland. Samples are logged in the tracking system, weighed, dried and finely crushed to better than 70%, passing a 2 mm (Tyler 9 mesh, US Std. No.10) screen. A split of up to 1,000 g is taken and pulverized to better than 85%, passing a 75 micron (Tyler 200 mesh) screen, and a 50-gram split is analysed by fire assay with an AA finish. Blanks, duplicates and certified reference material (standards) are being used to monitor laboratory performance during the analysis.
This press release has been reviewed for accuracy and compliance under National Instrument 43-101 by André Ciesielski, DSc., PGeo., Algold Resources Ltd Lead Consulting Geologist and Qualified Person, and Alastair Gallaugher, C.Geo. (Chartered Geologist and Fellow of the Geological Society of London), BSc. Geology, Algold's Exploration Manager in Mauritania, Qualified Persons as defined by NI 43−101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. André Ciesielski has further approved the scientific and technical disclosure in the news release.
Algold Resources Ltd is focused on the exploration and development of gold deposits in West Africa. The board of directors and management team are seasoned resource industry professionals with extensive experience in the exploration and development of world-class gold projects in Africa.
Algold is the operator of all of its exploration licenses in Mauritania. Algold owns 100% of Tijirit, which represents an area of more than 1,000 km2, situated approximately 25 kilometers southeast of the Tasiast gold mine as well as the Akjout properties, which were acquired from Gryphon Minerals (Australia) through a transaction completed earlier in 2016. Exploration is being carried out on the Eleonore, Sophie I, Sophie II-III and Lily zones. The Kneivissat property is 90% owned by Algold and the Legouessi property is being managed through a 51% earn-in interest agreement with Caracal Gold LLC. Algold can earn up to a 90% interest in the Legouessi exploration permit (reference Algold's press release dated October 10, 2013 for more details), however, Caracal has the right to participate in the joint venture at either 51% or 75% by funding its share of expenditures.
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