Vancouver, BC / TNW-Accesswire /June 25, 2015 / Golden Arrow Resources Corporation (TSX-V: GRG, FRA: GAC (WKN: A0B6XQ), "Golden Arrow" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the results from four additional drill holes in the Phase IV drilling campaign at the Chinchillas silver-lead-zinc deposit in Jujuy Province, Argentina. All four holes encountered significant silver, lead and zinc intercepts, with hole CGA-170 reporting an interval of 30 metres averaging 250 g/t silver equivalent that included a five metre intercept averaging 997 g/t silver equivalent.
"We were pleased with these results as they show significant silver mineralization in the eastern basement zone which previously had not been tested" commented Golden Arrow VP Exploration and Development, Brian McEwen. "The resources in this area should increase, along with the other areas within Chinchillas that have been tested by this drill program, when we update our resource estimate this summer."
The Phase IV drill program has included approximately 11,200 metres of diamond drilling to date. The program goals include: testing the limits of the deposit in all directions, including at depth; in-filling drill hole-spacing to facilitate the upgrade of the resource categories to Measured and Indicated; and drilling for infrastructure and geotechnical studies. Approximately 5,000 metres of the planned program remains to be drilled.
Table 1 below includes the results from three complete drill holes, plus approximately the first half of hole CGA-181 (approximately 250 metres). A map of the drill hole locations will be posted to the Chinchillas map page on the Golden Arrow website at: http://www.goldenarrowresources.com/assets/news/2015-06-25_NR.jpg. Interactive 3-D models of the drill holes are also available on the Golden Arrow website and at www.corebox.net.
Drill Hole Details
Mineralized intercepts are reported in Table 1. The western portion of the Chinchillas deposit includes the upper Silver Mantos zone and lower Mantos Basement zone. The eastern portion of the deposit includes the upper Socavon del Diablo ("Socavon") zone, and the lower Socavon Basement zone. The zones are all part of a volcanic vent system in which explosive volcanic activity produced diatreme breccias and tuffs in the central part of the vent (Silver Mantos and Socavon zones) and brecciated the underlying Ordovician basement schists (Mantos Basement and Socavon Basement zones). Silver-lead-zinc mineralization in the upper zones is disseminated within thick mantos (layers), and in the lower zone is mainly within the fractures of the breccias. The zones are described in detail in the most recent NI 43-101 Technical Report, filed on SEDAR on February 15th, 2015. Drill core from these holes was subject to visual inspection and qualitative analysis using a hand-held X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer for silver, lead and zinc. Based on these results, intervals deemed to have low or no mineralization had pulps composited by the laboratory prior to analysis, using equal masses, with the resulting composite samples representing 2 to 6 metre intervals.
Socavon Basement Targets
The four holes reported here targeted extensions of the mineralized basement rocks in the Socavon Basement unit to the east (CGA-170, CGA-172 and CGA-181) and to the north (CGA-173). Similar to the western part of the deposit, in the Socavon Basement the pelites and sandstones have sheeted veinlets, crackle zones and lesser breccias filled with base metal sulphides, silver and siderite.
Holes CGA-170 and CGA-172 were drilled toward the southeast. CGA-170 cut a wide zone of high grade breccias in the basement, with 30 metres averaging 176 g/t silver and 1.5 % lead, including five metres averaging 749 g/t silver, 5.7 % lead and 2.0 % zinc (see Table 1 below). Hole CGA-172, at 57 metres to the NE of CGA-170, hit low grade mineralization from 132 to 145 metres deep. However, CGA-181 was located 78 metres northwest of hole CGA-170, and drilled in a westerly direction toward the dacite dome where it intercepted a high grade zone of 12 metres averaging 128 g/t silver, 0.7 % lead and 0.5 % zinc included in an envelope of lower grade mineralization from 102 to 240 metres deep.
Hole CGA-173 is one of three holes drilled to test the northern extent of the Socavon basement. The other two holes have assays pending and are not included in this release. CGA-173 is located 50 metres north from the previously planned Socavon pit and was drilled towards the north. The hole intercepted a dacitic dike intruded at the contact between the tuffs and the lower basement. The dike has galena and siderite filling breccias and veinlets with several mineralized intervals at a depth of 61 to 86 metres. The hole was ended prematurely due to technical problems with the drilling, and finished in mineralized basement material with an interval of 8 metres averaging 62 g/t silver.
All four holes are expected to contribute to an expansion of the Socavon Basement zone in the updated resource estimate that will be completed once the final assays from the program have been received.
|TARGET||HOLE||Note||From (m)||To (m)||Length (m)||Ag (g/t)||Pb (%)||Zn (%)||AgEq (g/t)|
|Socavon del Diablo||CGA-173||37||43||6||24||24|
|Hole ended prematurely||83||86||3||34||0.6||53|
|The reported intervals are believed to approximate true width and will be confirmed with geologic modeling. Silver equivalent grades (Ag Eq) were calculated using US$22/oz for silver, US$1.00/lb for lead and US$1.00/lb for zinc.|
Methodology and QA/QC
Analyses of the drill core were performed by Alex Stewart Assayers, in Mendoza, Argentina, an internationally recognized assay service provider. All samples were analyzed by method ICP-MA-39 that consists of a four acid digestion followed by ICP-OES detection. Silver results >200 Ag g/t were re-analyzed by fire assay with a gravimetric finish on 50-gram samples. Lead and zinc results >10,000 ppm were re-analyzed by a 3 acids and ICP-OES detection. The Company follows industry standard procedures for the work carried out on the Chinchillas Project, with a quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) program. Blank, duplicate and standard samples were inserted into the drill core sample sequence sent to the laboratory for analysis. Golden Arrow detected no significant QA/QC issues during review of the data.
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The contents of the news release have been reviewed and approved by Brian McEwen, P.Geol., VP Exploration and Development to the Company, and a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101.
About Golden Arrow:
Golden Arrow is a Vancouver-based explorer focused on identifying, acquiring and advancing precious and base metal projects in Argentina with the goal of achieving a world class discovery. The main focus is on advancing the flagship Chinchillas Silver Project located in Jujuy, Argentina. Golden Arrow is a member of Grosso Group, a management company specialized in resource exploration, and working in Argentina where it is highly regarded and trusted since 1993.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Mr. Joseph Grosso
Executive Chairman, President, CEO and Director
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