Back To Latest NewsPure Gold Intersects 19.4 g/t Gold Over 9.8 Metres at McVeigh, Madsen Gold Project November 16, 2017

Underground drilling continues to confirm and expand mineralized zones

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Pure Gold Mining Inc. (PGM – TSX-V) (“Pure Gold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce additional drilling results from its 100% owned Madsen Gold Project (“Madsen”). Drilling from underground continues to confirm mineralization in the McVeigh and South Austin Deposits and highlights the expansion potential within the Madsen mineral resource. 

Drilling highlights:

  • Multiple new drill holes collared from the underground mine workings have expanded the known mineralization outside of the current mineral resource, including 13.7 g/t gold over 6.8 metres from hole PGU-0033 and 9.1 g/t gold over 6.6 metres from drill hole PGU-0024 within the McVeigh and 11.3 g/t gold over 2.2 metres from PGU-0035 within the South Austin;
  • Infill drilling has confirmed near surface resources in close proximity to the Madsen ramp, with 19.4 g/t gold over 9.8 metres returned from drill hole PGU-0028 and 15.4 g/t gold over 4.0 metres from drill hole PGU-0042 in the McVeigh Deposit.

“Today’s results have returned exceptional widths and grades from underground drilling collared from the Madsen ramp” said Darin Labrenz, President and CEO of Pure Gold.  “Drilling within the Madsen deposit has intersected gold mineralization both external to, and within, near surface and early mine life stopes from our recently released preliminary economic assessment (“PEA”)2, both de-risking the project and highlighting the potential for mineral resource expansion.   With existing infrastructure including a shaft, ramp, mill and tailings facility, Madsen represents a unique low capital development opportunity in one of Canada’s premier high grade gold camps.” 

Infill Underground Drilling Confirms Gold Mineralization

Drill hole PGU-0028 targeted the McVeigh Deposit within one of the first scheduled mining stopes from the Company’s recently released PEA, returning 19.4 g/t gold over 9.8 metres, including 39.9 g/t gold over 4.5 metres at a vertical depth of 150 metres.  Drill hole PGU-0042, designed to target the limits of the same stope, returned multiple intercepts including 57.0 g/t gold over 1.0 metre, and 15.4 g/t gold over 4.0 metres. Drill hole PGU-0027 targeted the McVeigh approximately 150 metres below surface and intersected 35.5 g/t gold over 1.5 metres in the footwall of the known mineralization. 

Underground Drilling Expands Mineralized Zones

In addition to targeting initial stope shapes from the recent PEA, ongoing underground drilling is also designed to test for extensions to the current resource in the upper portion of the Madsen deposit.   Drill hole PGU-0025 targeted the South Austin and returned 23.4 g/t gold over 1.0 metre, outside of the mineral resource. Drill hole PGU-0035 also targeted the South Austin intersecting 11.3 g/t gold over 2.2 metres in a new area.  Additionally, drill hole PGU-0033 targeted the McVeigh outside of the resource, returning 13.7 g/t gold over 6.8 metres, including 28.7 g/t gold over 3.2 metres.  

Drill Results Summary

New assay results from select drill holes are outlined below:

 

Hole ID

From (m)

To (m)

Length (m)

Gold (g/t)

Zone

PGU-0024

145.0

160.5

15.5

5.5

McVeigh

incl.

145.0

151.6

6.6

9.1

 

PGU-0025

263.0

264.0

1.0

23.4

South Austin

PGU-0027

133.3

134.9

1.5

35.5

McVeigh

PGU-0028

132.6

142.4

9.8

19.4

McVeigh

incl.

135.8

140.3

4.5

39.9

 

PGU-0033

107.9

114.6

6.8

13.7

McVeigh

incl.

107.9

111.0

3.2

28.7

 

 

140.0

144.3

4.3

6.6

 

incl.

140.0

142.0

2.0

12.5

 

PGU-0035

59.8

62.0

2.2

11.3

McVeigh

PGU-0036

70.8

71.8

1.0

13.5

McVeigh

PGU-0040

52.1

54.5

2.4

7.3

South Austin

incl

52.1

53.1

1.0

12.7

 

PGU-0041

79.1

82.0

2.9

6.0

South Austin

incl

79.1

80.0

0.9

17.1

 

PGU-0042

103.3

104.3

1.0

57.0

McVeigh

 

112.0

116.0

4.0

15.4

McVeigh

Incl.

112.0

113.0

1.0

49.6

 

 

*Assay composites were calculated using uncut assays and true widths are interpreted to vary from 70-90% (80%, on average) of reported core lengths above.

For a set of figures showing the setting of drill results, click link below:

http://puregoldmining.ca/sites/default/files/Drill-Result-Figures-16112017.pdf

For a complete list of 2017 drill results to date, click link below:

http://puregoldmining.ca/sites/default/files/2017-DH-Intercepts-Table-November-16.pdf

Next Steps

Over the coming months, the Company will be focused on:

  • completing a detailed Project Development schedule which will provide a critical path to a production decision, including detailed engineering and permitting;
  • resource definition drilling from the Madsen ramp, designed to test for extensions to the current mineral resource;
  • exploration drilling from surface with the goal of identifying and extending new zones of gold mineralization close to existing mine infrastructure, including up-dip of the 8 zone and down dip of the Russet South Deposit;
  • Resource modelling of satellite deposits with a goal of releasing an updated mineral resource estimate for Madsen in the fourth quarter of 2017;
  • continuing environmental baseline work to support the update of existing permits and the application of new permits and the filing of a Project Definition in the first quarter of 2018; and
  • undertaking a feasibility level study in 2018.

ABOUT MADSEN

The Madsen Gold Project has historic production of 2.5 million ounces of gold and remains one of the highest-grade, undeveloped gold projects in the world.1  With an indicated resource of 1,648,000 ounces gold at 8.9 g/t gold (in 5.79 million tonnes) and an inferred resource of 178,000 ounces gold at 9.4 g/t gold (in 0.59 million tonnes), the Project benefits from existing infrastructure including a mill and tailings facility, paved highway access, and access to power, water and experienced labour.2

(1)   Sourced from the Natural Resource Holdings Global Gold Mines & Deposit Ranking of 2013

(2)   See the National Instrument 43-101 technical report entitled “Preliminary Economic Assessment of the Madsen Gold Project for Pure Gold Mining Inc., Red Lake, Ontario, Canada” with an effective date of September 14, 2017 for complete details, available on the Company’s website at www.puregoldmining.ca or Sedar profile at www.sedar.com.

QA/QC and Core Sampling Protocols

Drill core samples are bagged and sealed and submitted to SGS in Red Lake, Ontario for sample preparation by crushing to 75% less than 2mm, a riffle split of 1kg, and pulverization of the split to better than 85% passing 75 microns. Gold analysis is completed in the SGS Red Lake lab with a 30g fire assay and AAS finish (code GE-FAA313). Samples returning >5 g/t Au are re-assayed with a gravimetric finish (code GO-FAG303). Mineralized zones with visible gold are also analyzed by a 1kg screen fire assay with screening to 106 microns (code GO-FAS51K). Two 30g fire assays are conducted on the screen undersize and combined with an assay of the entire oversize fraction. Control samples (accredited standards and non-accredited blanks) were inserted on a regular basis. Results are assessed for accuracy, precision and contamination on an ongoing basis.

Qualified Persons and 43-101 Disclosure

Phil Smerchanski, P. Geo., Vice President, Exploration for the Company, is the designated Qualified Person for this news release within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) and has reviewed and verified that the technical information contained herein is accurate and approves of the written disclosure of same.

ABOUT PURE GOLD

Our mandate is pure and simple. To dream big. To colour outside the lines. To use smart science and creativity to unlock the next major discovery at the Madsen Gold Project in Red Lake, Ontario. And become Canada’s next iconic gold company.

Additional information about the Company and its activities may be found on the Company’s website at www.puregoldmining.ca and under the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com.

 

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

"Darin Labrenz"                                  

Darin Labrenz, President & CEO

 

Investor inquiries:

Adam Buchanan, Manager, Investor Relations
Tel: 604-646-8000

info@puregoldmining.ca

 

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