Vancouver, BC / TNW-Accesswire / January 6, 2015 / Golden Arrow Resources Corporation (TSX-V: GRG, FRA: GAC (WKN: A0B6XQ), "Golden Arrow" or the "Company") is pleased to announce results from the first six holes of its Phase IV drill program at the Chinchillas silver, lead, zinc deposit in Jujuy Province, Argentina. Results from these holes indicate that the resource continues to expand in several directions, and the deposit edges have not yet been reached.
Highlights from these drill holes include:
- 178 g/t silver and 1.6% lead (230 g/t silver equivalent) over 15 metres in CGA-132
- 91 g/t silver and 2.8% lead (281 g/t silver equivalent) over 32 metres in CGA-133
- Including 1002 g/t silver, 10.6% lead, 1.1% zinc (1379 g/t silver equivalent) over 2 metres
- 86 g/t silver and 1.3% lead (128 g/t silver equivalent) over 26 metres in CGA-133
- Including 333 g/t silver and 5.5% lead (510 g/t silver equivalent) over 3 metres
- 409 g/t silver and 2% lead (473 g/t silver equivalent) over 15 metres in CGA-135
- 286 g/t silver and 1.4% lead (331 g/t silver equivalent) over 12 metres in CGA-136
"We are very pleased with these results, which include thick intersections of mineralization that show continuity between holes in some cases stepping out significantly from the existing resource and in others filling in the hole spacing," commented Golden Arrow VP Exploration and Development, Brian McEwen. "We are confident that these results and the rest of the drill program will continue to expand the resources at Chinchillas as we move the project towards feasibility."
The program will include up to 16,000 metres of diamond drilling to contribute to the planned feasibility study. 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.
Table 1 below includes the results of 1281 metres of drilling from six holes. A map of the drill hole locations will be posted to the Chinchillas map page on the Golden Arrow website at Drill Hole Location Map.
Mineralized intercepts are reported in Table 1 for six drill holes that targeted several zones throughout the deposit. The western portion of the 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, with the lower Socavon Basement zone. The zones are all part of a volcanic vent system in which explosive volcanic activity produced diatreme breccias in tuffs in the central part of the vent (Silver Mantos and Socavon) and brecciated the underlying Ordovician basement schists (Mantos Basement and Socavon Basement). The zones are described in detail in the recent NI 43-101 Technical Report, filed on SEDAR on December 3rd, 2014. 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. Intervals of the core deemed prospective for mineralization were prioritized and sent to the laboratory for analysis, as indicated below. The remainder of the core will be analyzed in subsequent batches.
Holes CGA-130 targeted expansion of resources to the north of the Socavon zone. The hole included the characteristic coarse tuff breccia with clasts of dacite. Mineralization fills open spaces in the tuff breccia and includes pyrite and sphalerite, with occurrences of chalcopyrite, which is uncommon on the property. In addition to the intercepts of silver, lead and zinc reported in Table 1, the three metre interval from 71 to 74 metres depth returned an average of 0.26 gold g/t and also 0.27 % copper. These values are anomalous in the project and may indicate proximity to the magmatic source of the hydrothermal solutions. The entire hole was sent for analysis.
Holes CGA-132 and CGA-133 were infill holes collared in the west side of the deposit. CGA-132 encountered silver, lead and zinc mineralization in a tuff bed or dike, with only samples from 112 to 163 meters assayed. CGA-133 intercepted mineralization in brecciated basement units starting below the tuff contact. The hole was analyzed from 100 metres to the bottom. Results are expected to add to resources in this area.
Drill holes CGA-134 and 135 tested the western extent of mineralization. CGA-134 was analyzed from 80 metres to the bottom of the hole, and CGA-135 from was tested from 45 metres to the bottom. Both holes intercepted significant intervals of mineralization in sheeted veinlets and minor crackle breccias, indicating that the resource can continue to expand in this direction.
Hole CGA-136 is collared 60 metres north of Phase III hole CGA-129, and was assayed starting at 50 metres depth. The new silver-lead intercepts returned represent a significant northward expansion of the Mantos Basement zone.
|Socavon del Diablo||CGA-130||14||19||5||42||42|
|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.|
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 followed 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.
Table 2. Drill hole location and orientation data
|Hole ID||Easting||Northing||Elevation (m)||Azimuth||Inclination||Length (m)|
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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