GoGold Drills 21.4m averaging 3.08 g/t Gold Equivalent in Deepest Hole at Los Ricos


July 24, 2019
PR #17-2019
Trading Symbol: TSX: GGD

GoGold Drills 21.4m averaging 3.08 g/t Gold Equivalent in Deepest Hole at Los Ricos

Halifax, NS – GoGold Resources Inc. (TSX: GGD) (“GoGold”, “the Company”) continues to deliver strong assay results from four new diamond drill holes at the recently acquired 29 concession Los Ricos project located about 100 km northwest of the city of Guadalajara, Mexico.  

To date, 41 holes totalling 5,522m of HQ size drill core have been completed on the Los Ricos deposit with two drill machines.  One drill is testing the Los Ricos vein extension along strike to the north of the underground workings while the second drill is completing a series of short holes spaced on 25m sections along the top of the deposit.

Drill hole LRGG-19-018 is the deepest hole to intersect the Los Ricos vein to date and cut 21.4m averaging 0.81 g/t gold, 170.1 g/t silver and 3.08 g/t gold equivalent, including 7.5m averaging 1.78 g/t gold, 342.4 g/t silver and 6.35 g/t gold equivalent. No workings were encountered in the hole and core recoveries were excellent.

The first of the short holes testing the upper portion of the deposit, LRGG-19-019, intersected the Los Ricos vein from 23.0m to 43.5m and encountered an open stope from 27.5 to 29.7m.  The hanging wall portion of the vein above the stope averaged 1.50 g/t gold, 196.6 g/t silver and 4.13 g/t gold equivalent over 4.5m and vein averaged 0.63 g/t gold, 86.0 g/t silver and 1.78 g/t gold equivalent over 13.8m in the footwall portion of the vein beneath the stope.

Drill hole LRGG-19-020 cut 14.9m averaging 1.78 g/t gold, 106.4 g/t silver and 3.20 g/t gold equivalent.  Drill hole LRGG-19-021 intersected the Los Ricos vein from 9.0m to 38.1m but encountered a 6.0m wide open stope between 16.5 to 22.5m.  The footwall portion of vein immediately below the opening ran 1.15 g/t gold, 113.5 g/t silver and 2.67 g/t gold equivalent over 15.6m.

“We are very pleased to see the significant widths and grades encountered in the latest deep drill hole.  The results from the initial short holes confirm that while the former underground operators focused on mining only the richest portion of the silver-rich Los Ricos vein, we are very encouraged to see the both the hanging wall and footwall portions of the vein are strongly mineralized this close to surface,” stated Brad Langille, President and CEO.

Detailed intersections are in Table 1, and drill holes locations are included in Table 2.  A longitudinal section summary of all the holes drilled at Los Ricos to date is available at this link.


Table 1:  Drill Hole Intersections

Hole ID Comment From (m) To (m) Length1 (m) Au (g/t) Ag (g/t) AuEq2 (g/t)
LRGG-19-018 Main 258.5 279.9 21.4 0.81 170.1 3.08
  including 263.2 276 12.9 1.24 262.4 4.74
  including 268.5 276 7.5 1.78 342.4 6.35
LRGG-19-019 Main 23 27.5 4.5 1.5 196.6 4.13
  Open Stope3 27.5 29.7 2.2 * * *
  Main 29.7 43.5 13.8 0.63 86 1.78
  including 29.7 33.9 4.2 1.52 198.3 4.17
LRGG-19-020 Main 43.8 58.7 14.9 1.78 106.4 3.2
  including 45 52 7 3.48 155.6 5.55
LRGG-19-021 Main 9 16.5 7.5 0.09 18.1 0.33
  Open Stope4 16.5 22.5 6 * * *
  Main 22.5 38.1 15.6 1.15 113.5 2.67
  including 22.5 29 6.5 2.38 236.5 5.54
  1. Not true width
  2. AuEq converted using a silver to gold ratio of 75:1
  3. 2.2 m underground working, no sample
  4. 6.0 m underground working, no sample


Table 2: Drill Hole Locations

Hole ID Easting Northing Elev Azimuth Dip Length
LRGG-19-018 610424 2327510 1422 50 -50 321
LRGG-19-019 610846 2327506 1440 50 -45 63
LRGG-19-020 610809 2327472 1423 50 -45 90
LRGG-19-021 610828 2327523 1438 50 -45 66


GoGold commenced a 10,000 m diamond drilling program of HQ size core in conjunction with a field program of geological mapping, sampling and trenching on the property in March 2019.  The core drilling campaign is focused on defining the mineralized halo around the historical high grade ore shoots as defined by the underground workings and the 65 historical RC drill holes on the property.

The diamond drill core (HQ size) is geologically logged, photographed and marked for sampling. When the sample lengths are determined, the full core is sawn with a diamond blade core saw with one half of the core being bagged and tagged for assay. The remaining half portion is returned to the core trays for storage and/or for metallurgical test work. 

The sealed and tagged sample bags are transported to the ActLabs facility in Zacatecas, Mexico. ActLabs crushes the samples and prepares 200-300 gram pulp samples with ninety percent passing Tyler 150 mesh (106μm). The pulps are assayed for gold using a 50 gram charge by fire assay (Code 1A2-50) and over limits greater than 10 grams per tonne are re-assayed using a gravimetric finish (Code 1A3-50). Silver and multi-element analysis is completed using total digestion (Code 1F2 Total Digestion ICP). Over limits greater than 100 grams per tonne silver are re-assayed using a gravimetric finish (Code 8-Ag FA-GRAV Ag).


Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Data Verification

Quality assurance and quality control ("QA/QC") procedures monitor the chain-of-custody of the samples and includes the systematic insertion and monitoring of appropriate reference materials (certified standards, blanks and duplicates) into the sample strings. The results of the assaying of the QA/QC material included in each batch are tracked to ensure the integrity of the assay data.  All results stated in this announcement have passed GoGold’s QA/QC protocols.

Mr. David Duncan, P. Geo. is the qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is responsible for the technical information of this release.


About GoGold Resources

GoGold Resources (TSX: GGD) is a Canadian-based silver and gold producer focused on operating, developing, exploring and acquiring high quality projects in Mexico.  The Company operates the Parral Tailings project in the state of Chihuahua and has the Los Ricos exploration project in the state of Jalisco. Headquartered in Halifax, NS, GoGold is building a portfolio of low cost, high margin projects. For more information visit gogoldresources.com.


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Corporate Development
GoGold Resources
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