October 23, 2019
Trading Symbol: TSX: GGD
Shares Outstanding: 185,823,461
GoGold Drills 45.3m Averaging 1.41g/t Gold Equivalent including 6.2m of 4.23 g/t at San Juan
Halifax, NS – GoGold Resources Inc. (TSX: GGD) (“GoGold”, “the Company”) is pleased to release the assay results from 6 new diamond drill holes including four from the San Juan zone, the first step out hole testing the El Troce area, and one from the Main area. Holes LRGG-19-050, 051, 052 and 054 were completed on the San Juan ore shoot located 400 metres to the northwest of the Los Ricos Main mine area. Hole LRGG-19-053 was the first step out hole drilled at the El Troce zone located 500 metres northwest of the Los Ricos Main mine area.
“We are encouraged with these new results in the San Juan ore shoot and we are quickly demonstrating the potential for near surface mineralization and our drilling program will continue to focus on following the ore shoot down dip and along strike,” said Brad Langille, President and CEO. “Holes 50 and 51 have showed very wide intercepts up to 45m where it appears that the vein effectively doubled up in width due to faulting.”
Hole LRGG-19-050 intersected 45.3m of the Los Ricos vein from 15.0 to 60.3m down the hole and averaged 1.41 g/t gold equivalent made up of 0.39 g/t gold and 76.3 g/t silver; including a 6.2m interval averaging 4.23 g/t gold equivalent made up of 1.01 g/t gold and 241.7 g/t silver. No historical underground workings were encountered in the hole.
Hole LRGG-19-051 was also drilled to test the Los Ricos vein in the San Juan area. The hole collared on the mineralization and intersected 24.0m from 0.0 to 24.0m down the hole and averaged 1.55 g/t gold equivalent made up of 0.40 g/t gold and 86.4 g/t silver. The hole passed through the fault zone and intersected the Los Ricos vein on the footwall side of the fault between 45.7 to 70.0m down the hole. This section averaged 1.26 g/t gold equivalent made up of 0.58 g/t gold and 51.0 g/t silver; including a 6.2m interval averaging 2.82 g/t gold equivalent made up of 1.67 g/t gold and 86.2 g/t silver. No historical underground workings were encountered in the hole.
Hole LRGG-19-052 was drilled to test the San Juan area. The hole intersected 24.5m of the Los Ricos vein from 83.5 to 108.0m down the hole. However, the hole intersected a 2.0m wide historical underground working between 88.0 and 90.0m that was full of backfill material. Excluding the backfilled stope, the remainder of the Los Ricos vein averaged 1.18 g/t gold equivalent over a length of 22.5m and was made up of 0.32 g/t gold and 64.4 g/t silver; including a 7.5m interval averaging 3.70 g/t gold equivalent made up of 0.68 g/t gold and 226.6 g/t silver.
“Our first hole at El Troce demonstrates the Los Ricos vein observed in the El Troce workings (previously reported in Press Release dated September 10, 2019) is possibly the start of another high-grade ore shoot in the Los Ricos vein,” stated Langille. “This hole at El Troce has shown the Los Ricos vein is open for a kilometre from the beginning of the Main area, through San Juan and now in to El Troce. From El Troce to Cerro Colorado encompasses 3.2 km of structure being drilled and explored.”
Hole LRGG-19-053 was drilled to test the northern extension of the Los Ricos vein in the area of the El Troce underground workings. The hole intersected 10.1m of the Los Ricos vein from 130.9 to 141.0m and averaged 3.72 g/t gold equivalent made up of 1.53 g/t gold and 164.3 g/t silver; including 2.8m averaging 11.75 g/t gold equivalent made up of 5.22 g/t gold and 489.5 g/t silver. No historical underground workings were encountered in the hole and this is the northernmost hole drilled on the Los Ricos structure.
Detailed intersections are listed in Table 1, and the hole locations are shown in Table 2. Figure 1 provides a 3D view of Los Ricos.
A longitudinal section summary of all the holes drilled at Los Ricos to date is available at https://gogoldresources.com/component/rsfiles/preview?path=diagrams%252FLosRicos_LongSec_20191023.pdf
Figure 1: Los Ricos Zones 3D View
Table 1: Drill Hole Intersections
- Not true width
- AuEq converted using a silver to gold ratio of 75:1
- AgEq converted using a silver to gold ratio of 75:1
- Excludes 2.0m of open stopes from historical underground workings
- Excludes 1.5m of open stopes from historical underground workings
- Excludes 3.0m of open stopes from historical underground workings
Table 2: Drill Hole Locations
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 program has now been expanded for additional testing along 3.2 km of the Los Ricos mineralized zone.
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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