Exploration Update for Surge's Gold-Copper Property Near Barkerville BC - The Hedgehog Project
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Surge Exploration Inc. (the "Company "or "Surge") (TSXV: SUR) (OTC: SURJF), (FRA: DJ5C) is pleased to report on progress being made at the Hedgehog project located near the historic gold mining community of Barkerville in east central British Columbia.
In 2018, Surge collected 843 soil samples at the Hedgehog project from which anomalous results are being evaluated in the 2019 exploration program. A trenching and excavator pitting program was completed in August 2019, central to the overall exploration objective in the region. Twenty-nine (29) excavations were completed using a large excavator with twenty-five (25) successfully reaching bedrock allowing sampling. Samples have now been submitted to the assay lab and results are expected by late September 2019. Two targets are being explored in this project which is prospective for both Cyprus style massive copper-gold-silver-cobalt mineralization and Barkerville Gold Mines style gold mineralization (see Surge News Release dated July 31, 2019).
The largest exploration program in the vicinity of the Hedgehog project is being conducted by Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX-V: BGM) ("BGM") which controls a very large claim block extending in a northwest-southeast direction for approximately 75 kilometers. The southern boundary of the Hedgehog project extends to within 500 meters of the BGM lands and is located approximately 10 kilometres to the north of the historic Barkerville mines. On July 11, 2019, BGM published a revised mineral resource estimate of 13.5 million tonnes grading 5.6 g/t Au containing 2.44 million ounces gold in the combined and measured category and 11.9 million tonnes grading 5.0 g/t gold containing 1.92 million ounces gold in the inferred category (Ni-43-101 report authored by Christine Beausoleil P.Geo, filed by BGM on Sedar on July 11, 2019). Drilling on the BGM lands totals approximately 400,000 meters in more than 3,400 drill holes and continues with multiple drill rigs in operation. It should be noted that mineralization hosted on adjacent and/or nearby properties is not necessarily indicative of mineralization hosted on the Company's properties.