Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – February 15, 2022) – Thesis Gold Inc. (TSXV: TAU) (WKN: A2QQ0Y) (“Thesis“) or the “Company“) is pleased to provide the balance of drill results from the Ridge prospect, completed during the Company’s inaugural drill program at its 100% owned Ranch Gold Project, located in the Golden Horseshoe of north-central British Columbia, Canada.
- Drill hole 21RDGDD002 returned 10.80 metres (m) core length of 3.94 g/t gold (Au) and 247.58 g/t silver (Ag), or 7.03 g/t gold equivalent (AuEq) at Ridge.
- 21RDGDD011 extends the mineralization on this section to over 125 vertical metres and returned 8.70 m core length of 4.56 g/t Au and 49.94 g/t Ag, or 5.18 g/t AuEq.
- 21RDGDD012, the southwesternmost hole drilled at Ridge to date, returned 32.00 m core length of 1.52 g/t Au and 40.17 g/t Ag, or 2.73 g/t AuEq, including 10.00 m of 3.37 g/t Au and 37.30 g/t Ag, or 3.85 g/t AuEq.
- The Ridge zone remains open along-strike and to-depth, with over 600 metres of strike length of mapped silica alteration remaining to be drill tested (see release dated January 6th, 2022).
- Shallow Ridge zone intercepts continue to return strong silver content that transitions to deeper intervals containing significant copper, consistent with vertical zonation in high sulphidation epithermal environments.
Ewan Webster, President, and CEO commented, “The Ridge zone continues to deliver strong drill results, and our team is steadily advancing our understanding of the gold, silver, and copper mineralization controls across the project area as new data becomes available. We are continually adjusting our exploration model and generating additional prospective targets across the Ranch project area and are excited to begin another drilling campaign in short order.”
Observed northeast structures at Bonanza and Ridge correlate strongly with mineralization and are spatially associated with intermittent magnetic lows, likely due to magnetic destruction as a result of pervasive silicification. Locally, these northeast-southwest structures are offset by later northwest-southeast faults. At Bonanza, the confluence of the two structural trends coincides with a low magnetic response and is strongly related to the mineralization footprint. A review of the 2021 exploration data demonstrates the existence of several of these structural relationships that remain to be tested, including northeast along-strike from Bonanza.
Table 1: Assay results from the Ridge zone
*Intervals are core-length. True width is estimated between 70-90% of core length.
**Gold equivalent (AuEq) calculated using 80:1 silver to gold ratio.
***Percent copper (Cu%) not included in AuEq calculations.
Figure 1: Plan map of historical and 2021 drilling at Ridge and Bonanza with simplified structural interpretation and a ground magnetics underlay.
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Figure 2: Cross-section A-A’ showing logged alteration with gold and silver assay histograms.
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Quality Assurance and Control
Results from samples were analyzed at ALS Global Laboratories (Geochemistry Division) in Vancouver, Canada (an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited facility). The sampling program was undertaken by Company personnel under the direction of Rob L’Heureux, P.Geol. A secure chain of custody is maintained in transporting and storing of all samples. Gold was assayed using a fire assay with atomic emission spectrometry and gravimetric finish when required (+10 g/t Au). Drill intervals with visible gold were assayed using metallic screening. Rock chip samples from outcrop/bedrock are selective by nature and may not be representative of the mineralization hosted on the project.
The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by Michael Dufresne, M.Sc, P.Geol., P.Geo., a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Thesis Gold Inc.
Ewan Webster Ph.D., P.Geo.
President, CEO, and Director
About Thesis Gold Inc.
Thesis Gold is a mineral exploration company focused on proving and developing the resource potential of the 17,832-hectare Ranch Gold Project located in the “Golden Horseshoe” area of northern British Columbia, approximately 300 km north of Smithers, B.C. For further details about the Ranch Gold Project and the 2021 drill program, please click here and watch the videos on the project.
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