Brigadier Intercepts 12.62 g/t Gold and 78 g/t Silver with 4.5% Copper Across 0.8 Metres at Picachos

- February 17th, 2021

Brigadier Gold Limited is pleased to provide additional diamond drill and underground sampling results from ongoing phase one exploration at its Picachos gold-silver project, Sinaloa Mexico . Brigadier has completed and received assay results for 3085 metres of diamond drilling in 28 holes on the Picachos Project. Assays results for holes 21 through 28 and recent underground sampling are provided in Table 1 …

Underground Sampling from Undrilled Surrounding Veins Returns 109.14 g/t Gold and 20 g/t Silver Across 0.5 Metres

Brigadier Gold Limited (the “Company” or “Brigadier”) (TSXV:BRG)(FSE:B7LM)(OTC PINK:BGADF) is pleased to provide additional diamond drill and underground sampling results from ongoing phase one exploration at its Picachos gold-silver project, Sinaloa Mexico (the “Picachos Project”, “Picachos” or the “Property”). Brigadier has completed and received assay results for 3085 metres of diamond drilling in 28 holes on the Picachos Project. Assays results for holes 21 through 28 and recent underground sampling are provided in Table 1

Phase-one exploration highlights to date:

  • Confirmed seven-kilometre-long vein system of precious metals mineralization
  • Widely spaced holes show vein continuity on strike and at depth with robust width
  • High grade nature of precious metals mineralization consistently observed in assays
  • Confirmed meaningful gold/silver mineralization in hanging wall and footwall of vein systems
  • Discovered previously unexplored high-grade gold and silver historic workings
  • Multiple new surface and subsurface targets discovered during reconnaissance and mapping
  • Copper porphyry target sampling suggests high priority follow-up exploration

Geologist and Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101“), Michelle Robinson comments “results of our phase-one program at Picachos imply a robust and geographically expansive mineralized system for which we have only just scratched the surface. I am very pleased with our results, in particular the number of targets demanding follow up drilling or for newly discovered zones, a first ever drill hole. The Cocolmeca vein structure (CVS) is persistent and strongly mineralized and I look forward to expanding the depth and strike length in 2021, as well as continuing the exploration of the rest of the CVS, particularly in the central Cocolmeca area.”

Of the 28 holes drilled to date, fourteen (1704 metres) were drilled to test the San Agustín Vein, 10 holes (1029 metres) tested surface exploration targets defined by trenching, 2 holes (168 metres) tested under the historic San Antoñio Mine and one hole tested under the historic La Gloria Mine. San Agustín and San Antoñio represent two gold-rich, polymetallic mineral chutes about 2.5 kilometres apart on Brigadier’s regional-scale Cocolmeca Vein System (CVS), and La Gloria historically produced gold from a northwesterly trending vein roughly orthogonal to the CVS. The CVS has been defined at varying levels of certainty along the east-northeasterly trending diagonal of the Property for more than seven kilometres.

La Gloria Gold Mine and Palodismo
La Gloria underground gold mine is accessed from a 106 metre long east-southeasterly trending cross-cut located at 965 metres elevation in the central part of the Property. This opening provides access to a southeasterly trending stope that is more than 70 metres long and about 1.5 metres wide. Historic sample MTA-15659 was cut across the northwest face of this stope and contained values of 21.09 g/t Au, 6.6 g/t Ag, 0.4% Cu, 0.8% Pb and 0.5% Zn across 0.8 metres. The orientation of the structure at this location is 162°/75° SW. Brigadier cut a sample across the southeastern face of the stope which returned a result of 49.6 g/t Au and 31 g/t Ag across 0.4 metres (BRG-26402) and a notably more easterly orientation of 150°/74° SW. Mineralization in the stope consists of microcrystalline quartz breccia intergrown with pink epidote (piemontite?), and native gold along a shear zone hosted in agglomerate. The mud matrix between volcanic blocks and bombs is pervasively replaced by microcrystalline grey quartz intergrown with galena, sphalerite and lesser chalcopyrite.

Palodismo was first identified in historic sample MTA-19690 with results of 27.61 g/t Au and 4 g/t Ag across 1.3 metres from a small underground prospect 65 metres north of the entrance to La Gloria. Characteristic “pink epidote-quartz” is mentioned in the notes from 2007. A second underground prospect 115 metres SE of La Gloria cross-cut was sampled by Brigadier with results of 9.7 g/t Au and 2 g/t Ag across 0.8 metres (BRG-25207). Measured vein orientations from both prospects are 147°/75° SW.

Drill hole BRG-028 was collared 72 metres southwest of La Gloria. It was designed to intercept both Palodismo and La Gloria under historic sample MTA-15657 with a result of 5.27 g/t Au and 7 g/t Ag across 1.5 metres. All of DH-BRG-028 was altered to propylitic mineral assemblages dominated by epidote and chlorite. Microcrystalline galena and sphalerite in silicified mud between volcanic blocks and bombs defines a broad geochemical response of 0.4% Zn, 0.2% Pb, 170 ppm Cu, 0.2 g/t Au and 2 g/t Ag along the entire hole length of 183.5 metres. The section between 59 and 64 metres contains 1.2% Zn and 0.3% Pb with 348 ppm Cu across 5 metres. Shear zones marked by kaolinite and/or and pink quartz-piemontite breccias contain elevated gold values. Several of these were intercepted in the hanging wall to Palodismo. One of these contains 1.8 g/t Au and 1.9 g/t Ag across 2 metres between 35 and 37 metres. Palodismo itself is defined by a geochemical anomaly of 2.29 g/t Au across 8 metres between 105 and 113 metres. The Palodismo Vein is marked by pink quartz-epidote breccia between 110 and 111 metres with values of 10.65 g/t Au across 1 metre. A three-point solution between MTA-19690, BRG-25207 and this intercept in DH-BRG-028 yields an orientation of 145°/73° SW, in good agreement with field measurements from underground exposures of Palodismo.

A second intercept of 6.26 g/t Au between 141 and 142 metres in DH-BRG-028 is only tentatively correlated to La Gloria Vein. This interpretation implies that the vein flattens out at depth to a dip of about 65 degrees. Alternatively, the strike may have changed as implied by BRG-26402, and DH-BRG-028 never reached La Gloria Vein. Further drilling is required to clearly define La Gloria Vein at depth.

Figure 1. Geological cross-section of DH-BRG-028.

Figure 2. Level Plan 965 metre of La Gloria. Only the Adit and MTA-15659, MTA-15657 and BRG-26402 are in this plane. Everything else is above (BRG-25207) or below (MTA-19690, DH-BRG-028).

San Antoñio
San Antoñio is a historic prospect cut across the major ENE trending Cocolmeca Vein system that bisects the Property along the 8 km ENE diagonal 250 metres northwest of La Gloria Gold Mine. Values of 44.1 g/t Au, 47 g/t Ag, 0.4% Cu, 0.2% Pb and 0.7% Zn across 0.8 metres were obtained in historic sample MTA-19856. A prior operator drilled RC hole TAN3 under MTA-19856 in 2008 and got a result of 0.8% Cu, 0.29 g/t Au, 451 ppm Pb and 525 ppm Zn across 1.02 metres between 84.66 metres and 85.68 metres down-hole. Brigadier decided that historic result did not make sense considering the high-grade nature of this large, continuous vein. To clarify this view, two PQ diamond core holes were drilled with pierce points into La Coco on either side of TAN3. DH-BRG-026, cut northeast of TAN3, yielded a result of 1.07 g/t Au, 18 g/t Ag, 0.4% Cu, 0.2% Zn across 3.9 metres between 74 and 77.9 metres. This result includes 4.44 g/t Au, 6 g/t Ag, 0.1% Cu across 0.9 metres between 77 and 77.9 metres. DH-BRG-027, cut southwest of TAN3, intercepted a vein of semi-massive chalcopyrite with 12.62 g/t Au, 78 g/t Ag, 4.5% Cu, 0.2% Zn, 0.2% Pb across 0.8 metres between 54.7 and 55.5 metres down-hole. Both intercepts have significant hangingwall and footwall alteration comprised of piemontite, sphalerite, galena, pyrite and chalcopyrite (similar to La Gloria). From this data Brigadier concludes that the RC drilling method used previously was inadequate for sampling the Veins on this Property, although it was successful in locating the Veins in the subsurface.

Figure 3. Cross Section of DH-BRG-027

Figure 4. Geological Level Plan 740 metre of San Antoñio.

Nearby NW trending Veins
Several underground mines and prospects are developed on near-parallel veins within 500 metres to the southwest of La Gloria. These include Colorín, El Salvador, Urrea and Mangos. Of these, Urrea is the best developed with extraction levels at 840 metre, 860 metre, 895 metre, 935 metre and 1040 metre. Underground rock chip-channel results from these Veins include:

  • 20.14 g/t Au and 36 g/t Ag across 1 metre in Sample BRG-25203 from Colorín Vein
  • 11.55 g/t Au and 3 g/t Ag across 2 metre in Sample BRG-27376 from El Salvador Vein
  • 109.14 g/t Au and 20 g/t Ag across 0.5 metre in Sample BRG-27405 from Urrea Vein (860 metre Level)
  • 20.21 g/t Au and 22 g/t Ag with 19.4% lead across 0.3 metre in Sample BRG-25235 from Urrea Vein (1034 metre Level)
  • 23.45 g/t Au and 6 g/t Ag in sample BRG-23762 from Mangos Vein

Ongoing Exploration
The Company has located and mapped several underground drifts and cross-cuts northwest of Lentes (Company PR dated 6 October) and near the Cobre Veins. A new batch of 224 underground and trench samples has been received by SGS laboratories. Results will be published when these are available from the Lab.

Appendix
Results from PQ diamond drill core holes and rock chip-channel sampling. DL=near detection limit, HW=hangingwall, FW=footwall.

From (m)
To (m)
Core or Trench Width (m)
Estimated True Width (m)
Gold (g/t)
Silver (g/t)
Copper (ppm)
Lead (ppm)
Zinc (ppm)
Mo (ppm)
Area
Drill Hole
DH-BRG-021
10
11
1
unk
0.07
22
15
142
42
53
DH-BRG-022
21
22
1
unk
0.01
1
193
48
117
DL
Mochomos
DH-BRG-023
15
16
1
unk
DL
1
210
29
115
DL
Mochomos
DH-BRG-024
13.5
16.5
3
unk
0.01
1
355
21
125
DL
Mochomos
DH-BRG-025
9
39
30
unk
1.27
212
40
237
1
1
Doña Chayo
DH-BRG-026
68.5
74
5.5
5.0
DL
DL
294
269
1932
DL
San Antoñio HW
DH-BRG-026
74
77.9
3.9
3.5
1.07
18
3938
315
1549
3
San Antoñio Vein
including
77
77.9
0.9
0.8
4.44
6
796
155
337
6
DH-BRG-026
77.9
85
7.1
6.4
DL
DL
101
485
1556
San Antoñio FW
DH-BRG-027
42
54
12
10.8
DL
DL
169
466
2177
DL
San Antoñio HW
DH-BRG-027
54
56
2
1.6
5.08
35
19048
758
2216
16
San Antoñio Vein
including
54.7
55.5
0.8
0.7
12.62
78
45050
1597
2256
31
DH-BRG-027
56
61.5
5.5
5.0
DL
2
464
31
193
DL
San Antoñio FW
DH-BRG-028
0
183.5
183.5
183.5
0.21
2
170
1887
3697
DL
La Gloria Area
including
20
21
1
0.9
0.89
DL
30
787
1032
DL
Palodismo HW 3
including
35
37
2
1.8
1.92
2
26
1074
1334
DL
Palodismo HW 2
including
41
43
2
1.8
0.34
7
567
3628
6703
DL
Palodismo HW 1
including
59
64
5
4.5
0.03
2
348
3433
11449
DL
including
74
75
1
0.9
0.52
4
348
3716
8772
DL
Palodismo HW
including
94
95
1
0.9
0.71
DL
38
1697
1403
DL
including
105
113
8
7.2
2.29
DL
24
690
298
DL
Palodismo Vein
and
110
111
1
0.9
10.65
DL
25
765
266
DL
including
141
142
1
1.0
6.26
DL
47
5368
2857
DL
La Gloria Vein (?)
Trench
BRG-26402
4.5
4.9
0.4
0.4
49.60
31
506
3422
3682
DL
La Gloria
BRG-25207
2.2
3
0.8
0.8
9.70
2
930
5260
3180
DL
Palodismo (Tiro de Juan Flores)
BRG-27354
4
6.6
2.6
2.6
2.32
DL
159
872
1418
DL
Palodismo HW
BRG-25203
2
3
1
1
20.14
36
1420
7390
25100
6
Colorín
BRG-27376
0.5
2.5
2
2
11.55
3
1170
2330
4740
DL
Salvador
BRG-27377
1.5
2.5
1
1
1.61
7
3030
4670
14400
DL
Salvador
BRG-27378
1.75
2.5
0.75
0.75
0.88
141
97100
1980
3780
2
Salvador
BRG-27398
1.6
2.3
0.7
0.7
7.95
43
32600
2240
312
11
Urrea L. 860
BRG-27405
3
3.5
0.5
0.5
109.14
20
703
469
848
2
Urrea L. 860
BRG-27375
1
5.5
4.5
4.5
2.56
4
1953
6425
8570
DL
Urrea L. 1040
BRG-25235
2
2.3
0.3
0.3
20.21
22
1250
194000
2770
DL
Urrea L. 1034
BRG-23762
1.4
2.6
1.2
1.2
23.45
6
413
1893
1236
10
Mangos
BRG-117001
0
20
20
20
DL
DL
138
77
173
257
Porphyry-Line 2569200
BRG-117001
87
123
36
36
DL
DL
50
213
187
239
Porphyry-Line 2569200
BRG-117023
0
69
69
69
DL
DL
89
68
183
242
Porphyry-Line 2569200
including
54
66
12
12
DL
DL
169
121
160
593
Porphyry-Line 2569200
BRG-12155
0
75
75
75
DL
DL
58
78
221
440
Porphyry-Line 2569200
including
0
31
31
31
DL
DL
55
109
272
846
Porphyry-Line 2569200
including
25
31
6
6
DL
DL
35
185
302
2148
Porphyry-Line 2569200

The Picachos land package was methodically assembled by Michelle Robinson (MASc., P.Eng., Geologist and Qualified Person) over 10 years ago. Michelle is a respected industry veteran who has worked in Mexico for over 20-years with a number of major mining companies. She has authored over 20 technical reports and published several papers for the Society of Economic Geologists. Michelle and her team are executing on our 5,000-metre diamond drill program – the first ever on this project

The project’s location, situated 25 kilometres equidistant from two recent bonanza grade discoveries of Vizsla Resources and GR Silver and along the same mineralized trend, positions Picachos as a truly exciting opportunity for Brigadier Gold and our shareholders.

The 3,954 hectare Picachos Property is centered over the historic “Viva Zapata” National Mineral Reserve, Sinaloa, Mexico. It overlaps two mineralized systems, a porphyry copper-molybdenum system hosted by a Paleocene granite-granodiorite intrusive complex, and a gold-silver vein complex comprised of both east-northeasterly trending veins (La Cocolmeca Vein System) and northwesterly trending veins (El Placer System). Sericitic alteration related to the porphyry system has been mapped over the northwestern two-thirds of the Property. Quartz-biotite veinlets with chalcopyrite and bornite occur in the central part of this broad zone of sericitic alteration and imply the presence of a significant porphyry system at depth. La Colcomeca Vein system has been mapped from San Agustín Underground Gold Mine in the southwestern part of the Property to El Pino seven kilometres to the northeast. In the central part of the Property, the best exposure of the northwesterly trending system occurs between La Gloria Underground Gold Mine and the Urrea Gold Mines, located 630 metres southwest of La Gloria. In this area, other northwesterly trending veins between these veins include Paldodismo, Colorin, Salvador, Trompetas and Mangos. On the eastern part of the Property, Tatemales and La Botica define a four kilometre long trend.

The growing inventory of priority drill targets underscore the untapped potential of this particular region of Sierra Madre Occidental epithermal belt.

Please visit our website to learn more about Brigadier Gold.

National Instrument 43-101 Disclosure
The technical information in this press release has been reviewed by Michelle Robinson, MASc., P.Eng., a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. Core and sample handling procedures are documented in the Company’s press release dated October 22, 2020. Standard pulps, field duplicates, pulp duplicates and blanks are inserted into the sample stream. The samples were analyzed by SGS Laboratories in Durango using fire-assay methods for gold, and ICP methods with a 4-acid digestion for silver and base metals. SGS is an accredited laboratory. It is the Qualified Person’s opinion that the technical information disclosed in this press release is reliable.

About Brigadier Gold Limited
Brigadier was formed to leverage the next major bull market in the natural resource sector, particularly precious metals. Our mandate is to acquire undervalued and overlooked projects with demonstrable potential for advancement.

Led by a management team with decades of experience in mineral exploration and capital markets development, we are focused on advanced exploration opportunities in politically stable jurisdictions.

For further information, please contact:
Brigadier Gold Limited
www.brigadiergold.ca
Ranjeet Sundher, Chief Executive Officer
corporate@brigadiergold.ca
Leah Hodges, Corporate Secretary
(604) 377-0403

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