Brixton Metals Corp. (TSXV:BBB)has released partial drilling results from its 2016 phase 2 exploration program at its 100-per-cent-owned Thorn project. Brixton completed nine NQ sized core drill holes for a total of 1,645 metres at the Outlaw and Aberlour Zones. The Company drilled five holes at the Outlaw Zone totalling 1,190 metres and four holes at the Aberlour Zone totalling 455 metres. The Company also collected 1453 soil and 88 rock samples throughout the property and completed 15.5 kilometres of ground IP geophysics survey at the Chivas Zone.
Brixton Metals Corp. (TSXV:BBB) has released partial drilling results from its 2016 phase 2 exploration program at its 100-per-cent-owned Thorn project. Brixton completed nine NQ sized core drill holes for a total of 1,645 metres at the Outlaw and Aberlour Zones. The Company drilled five holes at the Outlaw Zone totalling 1,190 metres and four holes at the Aberlour Zone totalling 455 metres. The Company also collected 1453 soil and 88 rock samples throughout the property and completed 15.5 kilometres of ground IP geophysics survey at the Chivas Zone.
-Two gold zones were identified in hole 132: -18 metres of 1.61 g/t Au, 12.30 g/t Ag from surface; and -52.00 metres of 0.94 g/t Au, 5.95 g/t Ag including 10.00 metres of 3.61 g/t Au and 23.75 g/t Ag from 78.00 metres depth. -Hole 133 intersected 6.00 metres of 3.41 g/t Au and 12.50 g/t Ag from surface within 13.00 metres of 1.73 g/t Au, 7.3 g/t Ag. -Mineralization is dominated by pyrrhotite/pyrite hosted by siltstone to greywacke. -Confirmed extension of sediment-hosted gold mineralization at the Outlaw zone which was discovered in 2014 when hole 128 intersected 59.65 metres of 1.15 g/t Au and 5.64 g/t. -The gold-in-soil anomaly at the Outlaw zone strike is estimated at approximately 3.5 kilometres. -Results for holes 134 – 139, soil and rock geochemistry and IP geophysics are pending.
Chairman and CEO of Brixton, Gary Thompson stated,
“The focus at Thorn this season was on near surface gold mineralization as high-grade underground and large scale open pit type targets. We continue to show strong results and have been impressed with the high rate of discovery at Thorn.”
Drilling at the Outlaw zone was designed to test the extension of sediment hosted gold mineralization discovered in holes 127 and 128 in 2014 in both easterly and westerly directions along the gold-in-soil trend.
Hole 131 was set up 40 metres north of hole 127 where surface mineralization was encountered. The top 6 metres of the hole did not recover any core as the rocks are highly altered and broken. Hole 132 and 133 were drilled from the same pad and were collared 145 metres to the northeast of hole 127 and 155 metres northwest from hole 128. Mineralization is hosted within interbedded siltstone and greywacke. Primary sulphides are pyrrhotite and pyrite which occur as semi-massive to disseminated mineralization as well as veinlets.
Initial Outlaw Zone Drill Results Drill hole From To Interval Weighted Average Weighted Average ID (m) (m) (m) Au g/t Ag g/t THN16-131 0.00 121.00 121.00 No significant results THN16-132 0.00 18.00 18.00 1.61 12.31 including 1.00 12.75 11.75 2.23 14.56 THN16-132 78.00 130.00 52.00 0.94 5.95 including 120.00 130.00 10.00 3.61 23.75 THN16-133 0.00 13.00 13.00 1.73 7.25 including 0.00 6.00 6.00 3.41 12.49 THN16-133 105.66 129.90 24.24 0.45 1.33 including 116.60 122.30 5.70 1.13 2.38
Quality Assurance & Quality Control
Sealed samples were shipped by the Company geologists to ALS Minerals preparation lab in Whitehorse, Yukon. ALS Minerals Laboratories are registered to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 17025 accreditations for laboratory procedures. Blank, duplicate and certified reference materials were inserted into the sample stream. Analysis for gold was done by Fire Assay with AA finish. All other elements were analyzed by Aqua Regia Digest with ICP-AES finish. Gold over-limits were analyzed by fire assay with gravimetric finish. Base metal over-limits were analyzed with Aqua Regia Digest and AA finish. A copy of the QAQC protocols can be viewed at the Company’s website.
All reported assays are uncut weighted averages. The true width of reported mineralization is unknown at this time.
Mr. Sorin Posescu, P.Geo., VP Exploration, is a Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument 43-101 standards and has reviewed and approved this news release.
About the Outlaw Zone
The Outlaw zone was first identified by Chevron Minerals in the 1980’s. Chevron drilled 11.73 metres of 1.31 g/t Au within 225.85 metres of 0.27 g/t Au. Surface rock samples returned up to 20.50 g/t Au and the surface expression of the gold-in-soil anomaly is 3.5 kilometres by 2 kilometres (7 square kilometres). The Outlaw zone is a sediment-hosted gold-silver system. The gold-silver mineralization is hosted within siltstone-graywacke interbeds and associated with pyrrhotite and pyrite which occur as semi-massive to disseminated mineralization as well as veinlets. This area also hosts the favourable red-line boundary (an unconformity between Triassic Stuhini group volcanics and Jurassic clastic sediments). The area was intruded by both Jurassic rhyodacite dykes and a Cretaceous granodiorite.
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