Golden Arrow Reports Phase IV Drill results from Chinchillas Project, Argentina.

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.

Drilling Details

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.

Table 1. Drill Intercepts >20g/t for Ag and >0.5% for Pb and Zn
Ag Eq
Socavon del Diablo CGA-130 14 19 5 42 42
36 37 1 29 29
38 39 1 2.3 74
44 45 1 34 34
54 66 12 33 33
69 74 5 143 0.7 166
92 95 3 109 109
Silver Mantos CGA-132 131 146 15 178 1.6 230
148 149 1 43 43
158 160 2 35 35
Mantos Basement CGA-133 114 146 32 91 2.8 281
including 125 127 2 1002 10.6 1.1 1379
152 178 26 86 1.3 128
including 169 172 3 333 5.5 510
180 181 1 34 1.0 66
184 185 1 25 0.8 51
208 210 2.0 42 0.6 61
217 218 1.0 23 23
Mantos Basement CGA-134 105 106 1.0 23 23
122 128 6.0 40 0.6 59
138 143 5.0 33 0.8 59
147 148 1.0 36 36
150 152 2.0 114 2.3 188
159 160 1.0 21 0.6 40
Mantos Basement CGA-135 53 55 2.0 52 52
83 85 2.0 23 23
111 120 9.0 81 0.5 97
124 125 1.0 21 21
127 142 15.0 409 2.0 473
including 130 131 1.0 966 1.7 1021
and 136 137 1.0 1467 9.2 1763
144 145 1.0 72 0.7 95
148 156 8.0 105 1.3 147
158 159 1.0 32 0.6 51
169 171 2.0 37 37
174 178 4.0 23 23
243 244 1.0 26 26
266 267 1.0 40 40
Mantos Basement CGA-136 60 72 12.0 286 1.4 331
including 62 63 1.0 912 3.0 1009
77 78 1.0 92 2.6 176
80 91 11.0 130 1.4 175
110 113 3.0 145 0.6 164
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)
CGA-130 3473645 7512344 4068 0 -90 112.5
CGA-132 3472638 7512653 4106 0 -90 211.5
CGA-133 3472603 7512601 4106 0 -90 250.5
CGA-134 3472501 7512604 4122 150 -90 202.5
CGA-135 3472511 7512556 4119 180 -90 298.5
CGA-136 3472531 7512716 4120 0 -90 205.5

Qualified Persons

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.


"Joseph Grosso"
Mr. Joseph Grosso
Executive Chairman, President, CEO and Director

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This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements concern the Company's anticipated results and developments in the Company's operations in future periods, planned exploration and development of the Chinchillas project, plans related to its business and other matters that may occur in the future. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on expectations of future performance as outlined in the PEA, including silver, lead and zinc production and planned work programs at Chinchillas. Statements concerning reserves and mineral resource estimates may also constitute forward-looking statements to the extent that they involve estimates of the mineralization that will be encountered if the Chinchillas property is developed and, in the case of mineral reserves, such statements reflect the conclusion based on certain assumptions that the mineral deposit can be economically exploited.

Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual events or results to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: risks related to precious and base metal price fluctuations; risks related to fluctuations in the currency markets (particularly the Argentinean peso, Canadian dollar and United States dollar); risks related to the inherently dangerous activity of mining, including conditions or events beyond our control, and operating or technical difficulties in mineral exploration, development and mining activities; uncertainty in the Company's ability to raise financing and fund the development of the Chinchillas project pursuant to the PEA; uncertainty as to actual capital costs, operating costs, production and economic returns, and uncertainty that development activities will result in a profitable mining operation at Chinchillas; risks related to mineral resource figures being estimates based on interpretations and assumptions which may result in less mineral production under actual conditions than is currently estimated and to diminishing quantities or grades of mineral resources as properties are mined; risks related to governmental regulations and obtaining necessary licenses and permits; risks related to the business being subject to environmental laws and regulations which may increase costs of doing business and restrict our operations; risks related to the Chinchillas property being subject to prior unregistered agreements, transfers, or claims and other defects in title; risks relating to inadequate insurance or inability to obtain insurance; risks related to potential litigation; risks related to the global economy; risks related to the Chinchillas property being located in Argentina, including political, economic, social and regulatory instability. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The Company's forward-looking statements are based on beliefs, expectations and opinions of management on the date the statements are made. For the reasons set forth above, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

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