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Algold Results Further Extend Gold Mineralization to 3.4 Kilometer Strike at Tijirit's Eleonore Zone

Nachrichtenquelle: PR Newswire (engl.)
02.11.2016, 18:16  |  830   |   |   

MONTREAL, November 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Rock Chip Sample of 17.2 g/t Au (*) from New High Grade Gold Occurrence Identified 8 Kilometers North of Eleonore 

ALGOLD RESOURCES LTD. (TSX.V: ALG - the "Corporation") today announced partial assay results from its Phase II - 10,000-meter drilling campaign carried out on the Tijirit property ("Tijirit") in Mauritania.


These most recent results have extended the potential target to a 3.4-kilometer strike mineralized corridor within the Eleonore Zone, which is delineated by three high-grade areas: the north, central and south areas. The north area extends over 900 meters, and the central and south areas extend over 500 meters and over 800 meters, respectively. All areas appear open along strike and at depth. (Figure 1).

  • Hole T16RC099 (Eleonore north) - 4 meters @ 3.86 g/t Au extending the width of mineralized section west of T16RC024 (6 m @ 4.23 g/t Au - ref. Algold's press release dated August 16, 2016)
  • Hole T16RC092 (Eleonore north) - 3 meters @ 2.41 g/t Au extending the mineralization 300 meters northeast of the last drill intercept
  • Hole T16RC116 (Eleonore central) - 4 meters @ 1.33 g/t Au extending the mineralization 50 meters southwest of hole T16RC073
  • Hole T16RC107 (Eleonore south) - 3 meters @ 2.54 g/t Au (new vein), and 6 meters @ 1.68 g/t Au extending the mineralization below hole T16RC028 to 150 meters vertical (Figure 2)

"These recent results, validating the presence of numerous parallel quartz veins, substantially enlarge the width of the mineralized corridor," stated François Auclair, Algold's President and Chief Executive Officer, "Accordingly, we anticipate a considerable increase in the mineralised volume within the structural corridor, which should represent a significant contribution to the resources estimate which is schedule to be delivered in late Q4 2016 or early Q1 2017."

The gold mineralization at Eleonore is made up of a series of sheared quartz veins displaying variable gold grades, widths and strike orientations, forming a continuum over 3.4 kilometers of strike. The northern area displays the highest-grade gold mineralization (Figure 2), the central area (Figure 3) appears to be made up of one or two high-grade gold veins and the southern area seems to host a large array, or swarm, of quartz veins of all types (Figure 4). Gold grades appear possibly related with both the size of the vein and their sulphide mineralization content.

Algold also announced the discovery of a new high-grade gold occurrence, the Nour discovery, which is located eight kilometers along strike, north of the Eleonore Zone. Preliminary assay results from panel chip samples (* over an area of 2X1 metres) taken at the base of a series 2 metres pit are very promising with the highest-grade sample returning 17.2 g/t Au. Nour consists of a series of gold bearing vitreous quartz veins striking over 400 meters, open along strike, and up to several meters wide. The structure resembles the type of mineralization observed at Eleonore. (Figure 5)

The mineralization at Eleonore is indicative of high strain deformations with boudinage and pinch and swell along strike. Several diamond core holes will be drilled to help assess the structural pattern of this area and to assist with resource modelling and future drill hole placement.

Algold expects to complete the Phase II drilling program in December 2016. The results of the combined Phase I and Phase II drilling programs, as well as previous operators' results will serve as the basis for a resource estimate, which is scheduled to be completed in late 2016 or early 2017.

Detailed geological descriptions of all mineralized zones can be found on Algold's website (http://www.algold.com) and on SEDAR (http://www.sedar.com) in the report entitled "Algold 43-101 Technical Report: Tijirit Maiden Mineral Resources Estimates for the Tijirit Gold Project in Mauritania".

Table 1: Assay Result Highlights (Partial) - Phase II Reverse-Circulation Drilling Program

    Hole ID   Prospect    East      North     From       To       Average     Width**
                           UTM       UTM       (m)       (m)    Grade* (g/t)    (m)
    T16RC086  Eleonore   482286    2250652     72        74         1,94         2 
    T16RC088  Eleonore   482437    2250598     74        86         0,45        12  
    T16RC092  Eleonore   482788    2251071     28        31         2,41         3 
    T16RC099  Eleonore   482500    2250695     55        58         3,86         4 
    T16RC107  Eleonore   481772    2248652     79        82         2,54         3 
                                               186       192        1,68         6
    T16RC116  Eleonore   482181    2249710     94        98         1,33         4 

    (table continued)

    Hole ID   Prospect                      Comments
    T16RC086  Eleonore   New vein identified NW of all previous intersections
    T16RC088  Eleonore   Wide zone of quartz veining
    T16RC092  Eleonore   New vein identified 370m NE of previous intercept
    T16RC099  Eleonore   Including 2m @ 6.7 g/t Au
    T16RC107  Eleonore   New vein identified
                         Extends mineralisation 150m below surface
    T16RC116  Eleonore   Extends mineralisation 100m SW
    * Weighted average grade, composited based on a minimum grade of 0.3 g/t Au with an internal dilution of 0.005 g/t over 2 m and
    edge grade of 0.25 g/t permitted.
    No capping of higher values has been applied.
    ** Down-hole length (believed to be close to true width)
    Note: Complete assay results will be posted to Algold's website (http://www.algold.com).

Table 2: Nour Vein Partial Rock Chip Assay Results

                    UTM      UTM       Au

      ID           East     North    (g/t)            Description            Strike   Dip
    A08384        484275   2259186    0.19   Brownish smokey quartz vein        25    SV
    A08386        484291   2259220    0.28                IBID                  25    SV
    A08387        484301   2259222    0.18                IBID                  25    SV
    A08391        484318   2259273    4.37                IBID                  25    SV
    A08392        484319   2259287    17.2                IBID                  25    SV
    A08393        484307   2259293  Pending               IBID                  25    SV
    A08394        484317   2259306  Pending               IBID                  25    SV
    A08395        484320   2259320    3.21                IBID                  25    SV
    A08396        484332   2259332    1.58                IBID                  25    SV
    A08397        484331   2259337    3.25                IBID                  25    SV
    A08400        484342   2259352    4.69                IBID                  25    SV
    A11901        484325   2259366    0.21                IBID                  25    SV
    *: Chips samples are made up of panel of 2X1 metres sampling of the vein
    Projection Datum: WGS84 28N

Quality Assurance / Quality Control (QA/QC)
Analytical work for drill core and chips, geochemical samples and rock chip samples is being carried out at the independent ALS Laboratories Ltd. in Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland, an ISO 17025 (2005) Certified Laboratory. Samples are stored at the Corporation's field camps and put into sealed bags until delivered by a geologist to the ALS preparation laboratory in Nouakchott, Mauritania, where samples are sieved and prepared for shipping. Until the end of 2015, samples were analysed at ALS facility in Bamako, Mali. Since early 2016, samples are analysed at the ALS in Ireland. Samples are logged in the tracking system, weighed, dried and finely crushed to better than 70%, passing a 2 mm (Tyler 9 mesh, US Std. No.10) screen. A split of up to 1,000 g is taken and pulverized to better than 85%, passing a 75 micron (Tyler 200 mesh) screen, and a 50-gram split is analysed by fire assay with an AA finish. Blanks, duplicates and certified reference material (standards) are being used to monitor laboratory performance during the analysis.

This press release has been reviewed for accuracy and compliance under National Instrument 43-101 by André Ciesielski, DSc., PGeo., Algold Resources Ltd Lead Consulting Geologist and Qualified Person, and Alastair Gallaugher, C.Geo. (Chartered Geologist and Fellow of the Geological Society of London), BSc. Geology, Algold's Exploration Manager in Mauritania, Qualified Persons as defined by NI 43−101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. André Ciesielski has further approved the scientific and technical disclosure in the news release.

Algold Resources Ltd is focused on the exploration and development of gold deposits in West Africa. The board of directors and management team are seasoned resource industry professionals with extensive experience in the exploration and development of world-class gold projects in Africa.

Algold is the operator of all of its exploration licenses in Mauritania. Algold owns 100% of Tijirit, which represents an area of more than 1,000 km[2], situated approximately 25 kilometers southeast of the Tasiast gold mine as well as the Akjout properties, which were acquired from Gryphon Minerals (Australia) through a transaction completed earlier in 2016. Exploration is being carried out on the Eleonore, Sophie I, Sophie II-III and Lily zones. The Kneivissat property is 90% owned by Algold and the Legouessi property is being managed through a 51% earn-in interest agreement with Caracal Gold LLC. Algold can earn up to a 90% interest in the Legouessi exploration permit (reference Algold's press release dated October 10, 2013 for more details), however, Caracal has the right to participate in the joint venture at either 51% or 75% by funding its share of expenditures.


This press release contains and refers to forward-looking information based on current expectations. All other statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release are forward-looking statements (or forward-looking information). The Corporation's plans involve various estimates and assumptions and its business is subject to various risks and uncertainties. For more details on these estimates, assumptions, risks and uncertainties, see the Corporation's most recent Annual Information Form and most recent Management Discussion and Analysis on file with the Canadian provincial securities regulatory authorities on SEDAR at http://www.sedar.com. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and there can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate. Forward-looking statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements that are included herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

Algold Resources Ltd., 1320, boul. Graham, bureau 132, Mont-Royal, Québec, H3P 3C8, http://www.algold.com; François Auclair M.Sc., PGeo, President & Chief Executive Officer, f.auclair@algold.com, +1(514)889-5089; Yves Grou, CPA CA, Executive Vice Chairman, y.grou@algold.com, +1(514)237-7757

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