Precipitate Reports Motherlode Gold Project Drilling; Intersects Targeted Pyrite-Gold Zone
Vancouver, B.C. – February 14, 2023 - Precipitate Gold Corp. (the “Company” or “Precipitate”) (TSXV: PRG, OTCQB: PREIF) is pleased to announce results from its fall 2022 diamond drill program comprised of 2,716 metres of drilling in 12 drill holes from the Company’s Motherlode Gold Project (“Motherlode” or the “Project”) located within the Burin Peninsula of southern Newfoundland, Canada.
Highlight core sampling results include drilled intercepts yielding 12.1 metres of 1.0 gram per tonne gold (hole ML22-03), including 3.0m of 2.2 g/t Au and 4.5m of 0.94 g/t Au (hole ML22-04), including 3.5m of 1.07 g/t Au. Though modest in thickness and grade, these results support a reinterpretation of the Motherlode Zone’s gold mineralization model type from the originally postulated orogenic gold model to a low sulphide replacement style model. The latest drill program tested an area less than one third of the more than three-kilometer-long Motherlode structural corridor, leaving much of the corridor open for possible future drilling, should the Company elect to test the reinterpreted model. See the table below of highlight core sample results and the accompanying maps and figures.
2022 Motherlode Zone DDH Program Highlight Gold Intervals
Hole ML22-08 was abandoned and no samples were collected. Hole ML22-10 reported no significant values.
Note:Interval reflects measured core length, as true widths are currently unknown.
Michael Moore, Precipitate’s Vice President, Exploration stated, "Since April of last year we have aggressively explored the Motherlode project, initially by comprehensive property wide prospecting, then focused ground geophysical surveying, and most recently with a sizeable drill program at the Motherlode Zone. While these drill results are short of our high grade gold aspirations, drill data has resulted in an interesting reinterpretation of the Motherlode Zone’s gold mineralization model type, where the previously postulated orogenic gold model has now been amended to a low sulphide replacement style. Consequently, much of the untested Motherlode structural corridor may have potential to host lower grade bulk tonnage style gold mineralization. We are now reviewing and assessing the merit of additional drill testing along the corridor’s trend, particularly the deep, open ended IP anomaly bisected in hole ML22-12, which is coincident with elevated pyrite content and anomalous gold, to test for the reinterpreted target mineralization.”
Figure #1: Motherlode Gold Project IP Chargeability and Structural Corridor
Figure #2: Motherlode Gold Project Diamond Drill Hole ML22-12 and Chargeability Section
Figure #3: Motherlode Gold Project 2022 Diamond Drill Hole Plan Map
Drill holes completed in this program ranged in depths from 121 to 403 metres. Drill holes tested select on-trend projections of gold mineralization previously identified in historical drilling and various induced polarization (‘IP’) geophysical chargeability high anomalies located near surface and at depth.
Drill core logging and laboratory sampling data reveals that ash tuff volcanic rocks are the favoured lithological host for low concentrations of disseminated and fracture related pyrite (plus gold) replacement style mineralization. Notably, the pyrite mineralization observed at depth in hole ML22-12 is unique, not having been observed in other drill holes or in surface rock exposures. This drill hole tested a deep (about 350 metres vertically from surface) and open-ended IP chargeability-high anomaly and intersected a 20 metre long core interval of elevated pyrite concentration (up to 15% by volume) hosted in crudely laminated ash-tuff volcanic rock. Sampling of this core interval reported 20.39 metres of 0.34 g/t Au over the entire pyritic zone (including 1.35 metres of 1.08 g/t Au). Drill hole ML22-11, collared 75 metres northeast of hole ML22-12, attempted to test the same IP anomaly at depth, however the hole overshot the anomaly, and no material sulphide mineralization was intersected.
Management is undertaking an extensive review of all new and historical analytical data to determine an appropriate strategy for possible follow up work.
The Company’s website has additional information and illustrations of recent and historical Motherlode project data.
For reference: g/t = grams per tonne, Au = gold, m = metres
2022 drill program NQ diameter core was descriptively logged on site, aligned, marked for sampling and then cut in half longitudinally using a rock saw. Core recovery was excellent, averaging 98%. One-half of the core is preserved in wood core boxes for verification and future reference. Rock core samples were bagged, sealed and delivered directly to SGS Minerals (Grand Falls-Windsor NL preparation lab), where they were dried, crushed and pulped (preparation code PRP89). Samples were crushed to with up to 75% passing 2mm and split using a riffle splitter. An approximately 250 gram sub-sample split was pulverized using a ring mill to approximately minus 150 mesh (105μ). Pulp samples were shipped to SGS Vancouver BC, where the following analyses were carried out: ICP-AES (code GE_ICP21B20) 0.2 grams for select samples and fire assay for Au (30g) code GE_FAA30V5 for all samples. All coarse rejects and pulps are currently stored at SGS. A certified gold standard sample pulp and local barren volcanic rock blank samples were inserted into sample shipments as a quality control measure in addition to the internal quality control measures applied by the laboratory; comprising 5% of the total sample volume. Samples were collected under the supervision of Michael Moore, P.Geo.
The induced polarization survey was carried out by Matrix Geotechnologies Ltd of Toronto Ontario, using a 10 kilowatt (kW) generator Time Domain IP system using the Elrec Pro 10 channel receiver with a receiver dipole spacing of 25 metres, (both pole-dipole and gradient arrays), which provided quality subsurface resolution for gradient plan maps and Quantitative Section 2D interpretation vertical figures.
This news release has been reviewed by Michael Moore, Vice President, Exploration of Precipitate Gold Corporation, the Qualified Person for the technical information in this news release under NI 43-101 standards.
About Precipitate Gold:
Precipitate Gold Corp. is a mineral exploration company focused on exploring and advancing its mineral property interests in Newfoundland Canada and the Pueblo Viejo Mining Camp and Tireo Gold Trend of the Dominican Republic. The Company has entered into an Earn-In Agreement with Barrick Gold Corporation, whereby Barrick can earn a 70% interest in the Company’s Pueblo Grande Project by incurring US$10M within six years and producing a qualifying Pre-feasibility Study. Precipitate is also actively evaluating additional high-impact property acquisitions with the potential to expand the Company's portfolio and increase shareholder value, in other favourable jurisdictions.
Additional information can be viewed at the Company’s website www.precipitategold.com.
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