Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – September 12, 2022) – Thesis Gold Inc. (TSXV: TAU) (WKN: A2QQ0Y) (OTCQX: THSGF) (“Thesis” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce the first assay results from the 2022 Summer drill program at the Bonanza Zone and a general exploration update for the Ranch Gold Project, located in the Golden Horseshoe of north-central British Columbia, Canada.
- Drillhole 22BNZDD004 returned 17.52 metres (m) core length of 3.41 g/t gold (Au), 23.51 g/t Silver (Ag), and 0.58 % Copper (Cu), or 4.59 g/t AuEq (Table 1).
- These first four step-out holes from the Bonanza Zone all intersected significant gold mineralization, extending the zone >100 metres along strike to the northeast (Figure 1).
- 2022 drilling is beginning to demonstrate that an interconnected fault network of northeast and northwest structures is controlling broadly continuous mineralization over significant strike extents rather than isolated zones, indicating the larger resource potential of the Ranch Gold Project.
- These initial 2022 drilling results and visually logged alteration and mineralization at both the Bonanza and adjacent Ridge zones are providing strong indications that they essentially represent a continuous zone of mineralization, offset by syn or late-stage faulting (Figures 1 and 2).
- This represents a minimum strike length of ~660 metres (m) and remains open along strike; further drilling is planned (Figure 1).
- These results demonstrate that a large-scale mineralizing system(s) is present at the Ranch Gold Project and was unrecognized by previous operators.
- Exploration drillholes testing a parallel northeast fault zone ~150 metres north of the Bonanza zone intersected similar leached vuggy quartz zones associated with high grade gold-silver mineralization (Figure 1).
- Ongoing exploration drilling continues to test mineralization along regional scale mineralizing structures that crosscut the Ranch Gold Project.
Ewan Webster, President, and CEO commented, “We are extremely pleased with these initial step-out drilling results at Bonanza, it certainly demonstrates the significant growth potential that remains. What we are beginning to confirm is that these are not isolated zones of mineralization but part of larger scale, fault-controlled, series of mineralized domains with significant strike extent. Visual alteration and mineralization from the additional pending holes at Bonanza and Ridge are inline with exactly what we were hoping to see. Drilling is still ongoing at a number of zones across the project, and we look forward to sharing those results as they become available.”
*Intervals are core-length. True width is estimated between 70-90% of core length.
**AuEq calculated based on ~Au:$1750/oz, Ag:$22/oz, Cu :$4.0/lb or $0.25/oz.
Figure 1: Planview map displaying 22BNZDD001-22BNZDD004 assay results and strike distance of the Bonanza and Ridge Zones.
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**AuEq calculated based on ~Au:$1750/oz, Ag:$22/oz, Cu :$4.0/lb or $0.25/oz.
Figure 2: Cross Section displaying the extension of the Bonanza Zone with drill hole 22BNZDD004 and mineralization at the adjacent Ridge Zone for context. The surface trace of the cross section can be seen on Figure 1.
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Mineralization at Bonanza and the adjacent Ridge zones remains open along-strike and at depth, with the geophysical and alteration features that define the prospective target zones remaining largely untested outside of the area delineated by historical and current drilling efforts undertaken by Thesis Gold. Exploration holes 22BNZDD001-22BNZDD004 were planned as a fence to test the NE extension of the Bonanza Zone, with early results confirming the presence of significant mineralization well NE of the central target area of the main Bonanza Zone and extending mineralization over an additional 100 m along strike. Exploration hole 22BNZDD004 represents the furthest hole along the 2022 extension (Figure 2) with returned assay results, and importantly also produced the strongest interval of mineralization suggesting that the high-grade Bonanza zone likely continues passed the current confirmed extent. The Company continues to expand upon the initial success of the 2021 and 2022 drill programs, with pending assays expected to continue generating strong results towards defining a robust, broad scale gold-silver system.
The 2022 exploration program has built on the results of the maiden 2021 drill program by continuing with the proven strategy of drill testing the extensive NW and NE oriented fault systems which appear as linear magnetic lows throughout the Property. These fault systems are closely associated with high-grade gold-copper-silver mineralization, and often occur as interconnected structures offsetting one another. Recent exploration success has demonstrated that both the main NW and NE structural trends contain significant mineralization, greatly adding to the expansion potential of the historic target zones as well as the new exploration targets generated by Thesis Gold. The 2022 summer exploration program has to date collectively drilled over 23,000 m at Thesis II & III, Bonanza, Ridge, Bingo zones, as well as in the new exploration targets areas of Alberts Hump and Patti-Steve. In addition to expansive drilling, Thesis Gold has also completed a robust field program, collecting 4,088 soils, 480 rocks, and extensive structural mapping focused on the new exploration target areas of Alberts Hump, Steve and Patti.
Figure 3: Leached silica, hydrothermal breccia, and silica zone mineralization in 22BNZDD004, from 141.72 m to 153.10 m downhole.
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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 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 to watch videos on the project.
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