Gold79 Mines Ltd. (TSXV: AUU) (OTCQB: AUSVF) ("Gold79" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it expects to start drilling at its Gold Chain Project in Arizona this week as the drill rig is enroute to the project. The program is anticipated to be at least 13 holes following up on our recent sampling success on the Banner patents (Figure 1) and the historical drilling at the Roadside mine (Figure 2).
Mr. Derek Macpherson, President & CEO stated, "While difficulties securing a drill resulted in this program starting later than expected, I am excited that we now have secured a drill rig and will start testing the approximately 12km of favourable altered and mineralized rocks in this trend." Mr. Macpherson continued, "I am particularly excited that we are going to put the first drill holes into the historic Banner Mine during this program."
Banner Mine Area
The focus at the Banner Mine Area (Figure 1) will primarily be testing the Type A targets, which consist of a rhyolite dike complex that has been pervasively silicified, altered, invaded by several faults parallel to the Precambrian contact and mineralized. In approximately 1918, the mine was developed on the Red Hill Ledge, a broad mineralized fault breccia, and an inclined shaft was sunken to a depth of 450 feet with limited development on the 250-foot level. Surface sampling on this target was highlighted by 20.47 g/t gold and 25.47 g/t gold.
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Roadside Mine Area
The focus at the Roadside mine area (Figure 2) will be testing the continuation of gold mineralization exploited at the historical Roadside mine. Although widely concealed by alluvium, mapping suggests geologic controls similar to those observed at the Banner mine about 2 km to the east and potentially along the same trend. Historical drilling at the Roadside mine returned values up to 1.2 g/t Au over 15.2m.
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Qualified Person / Quality Control and Quality Assurance
Robert Johansing, M.Sc. Econ. Geol., P. Geo., the Company's Vice President, Exploration is a qualified person ("QP") as defined by NI 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical content of this press release. Mr. Johansing has also been responsible for all phases of sample collection, labelling, bagging and transport from the project to American Assay labs of Sparks, Nevada. Samples were then dried, crushed and split, and pulp samples were prepared for analysis. Gold was determined by fire assay with an ICP finish, over limit samples were determined by fire assay and gravimetric finish. Silver plus 34 other elements were determined by Aqua Regia ICP-AES, over limit samples were determined by fire assay and gravimetric finish. Standard sample chain of custody procedures were employed during field work until delivery to the analytical facility.
About Gold79 Mines Ltd.
Gold79 Mines Ltd. is a TSX Venture listed company focused on building ounces in the Southwest USA. Gold79 holds 100% earn-in option to purchase agreements on three gold projects: the Jefferson Canyon Gold Project and the Tip Top Gold Project both located in Nevada, USA, and, the Gold Chain Project located in Arizona, USA. In addition, Gold79 holds two projects with minority interest being a 36.6% interest in the Greyhound Project, Nunavut, Canada under JV by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited and a 20% carried interest in the Taviche Project in Oaxaca, Mexico now under option to Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.
For further information regarding this press release contact: Derek Macpherson, President and Chief Executive Officer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416-294-6713. Gold79's website is located at www.gold79mines.com.
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