Back To Latest NewsPure Gold Intersects 28.2 g/t Gold Over 7.0 Metres at Madsen April 11, 2018

Multiple high grade intercepts returned from area planned for test mining and bulk sample

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Pure Gold Mining Inc. (PGM – TSX-V) (“Pure Gold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that underground drilling continues to reinforce the current resource and expand the mineralized zones at its 100% owned Madsen Gold Project (“Madsen”). Recent drilling, designed to test the resource in close proximity to the Madsen ramp, continues to exceed expectations with several drill holes intersecting multiple lenses of high grade gold mineralization.  Notably, underground drilling continues to enhance and better define proposed stope shapes targeted for the first years of production.

Release highlights:

  • Infill drilling has been designed to test and more closely define stope shapes in close proximity to the Company`s planned test mining and bulk sample location;
  • Multiple new underground drill holes have expanded the known mineralization outside of the current resource including:
    • 10.0 g/t gold over 5.0 metres from drill hole PGU-0060,
    • 28.6 g/t gold over 2.0 metres from drill hole PGU-0061,
    • 17.9 g/t gold over 5.1 metres from drill hole PGU-0066,
    • 10.8 g/t gold over 3.0 metres from drill hole PGU-0077;
  • Infill drilling has confirmed planned stope shapes and indicates the presence of higher than expected grades in these areas including:
    • 14.6 g/t gold over 3.5 metres from drill hole PGU-0059,
    • 12.2 g/t gold over 5.5 metres from drill hole PGU-0060,
    • 28.2 g/t gold over 7.0 metres from drill hole PGU-0061.

“Underground drilling continues to demonstrate the strength of the gold system at Madsen” said Darin Labrenz, President and CEO of Pure Gold.  “As with our previously released underground drill results from the Madsen ramp area, these latest results have surpassed our expectations, with multiple drill holes returning exceptional widths and grades.  In addition to expanding and enhancing the resource, these results will be used to finalize stoping areas that will form part of our test mining program scheduled to commence in the second quarter of 2018.  Significantly, these stope shapes are designed to provide simple ramp accessible production in the early years of operation when capital payback is most important.” 

Drilling Intersects Multiple Zones of Ramp Accessible High Grade Gold Mineralization

Drilling from the recently completed exploration drift is designed to provide further definition of initial stope shapes in the vicinity of the Madsen ramp. The exploration drift is flanked by the McVeigh and South Austin high grade domains and provides access for tightly-spaced drilling arrays testing the lateral and vertical continuity of planned mining stopes. Test mining is scheduled to commence in the second quarter of 2018 with the extraction of a 7,200 tonne bulk sample, with both lateral and vertical development to demonstrate continuity. The bulk sample will be retained to provide pre-production mineralized inventory that will be used for mill commissioning anticipated in 2019.

Drill hole PGU-0061, located approximately 100 linear metres from the Madsen ramp, returned  28.2 g/t gold over 7.0 metres, including 86.6 g/t gold over 2.0 metres in an area approximately 20 metres north of and contiguous with previously reported drill hole PGU-0028 which returned 19.4 g/t gold over 9.8 metres (see news release dated November 16, 2017).  Drill holes PGU-0059, PGU-060, and PGU-0063 also returned broad zones of high grade gold mineralization confirming the estimated resource in the bulk sample area.

Drilling from the Madsen ramp has also demonstrated the potential for the mineral resource to expand, with drill hole PGU-0066 intersecting 17.9 g/t over 5.1 metres, including 79.5 g/t gold over 1.1 metres approximately 25 metres outside of the current mineral resource. Drill holes PGU-0060 and PGU-0061 also support mineral resource extensions.

Several drill holes designed to confirm and test the South Austin domain were also completed from underground, highlighted by drill hole PGU-0077 which expands the resource, returning 10.8 g/t gold over 3.0 metres.  PGU-0079, returning 8.0 g/t gold over 2.4 metres, and PGU-0080 which intersected 20.1 g/t gold over 2.0 metres, confirm known mineral resources in this area.

2018 Surface Exploration Plan

Exploration drilling on the property is ongoing with surface drilling targeting expansion of the Wedge Target as well as expansion of the Russet South deposit.  In total, 33,000 metres of diamond drilling has been budgeted for early 2018 with drilling focused on expanding known resources and the discovery of new gold deposits. Results from surface drilling will be released as available.

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-0059

68.3

87.0

18.7

6.7

McVeigh

incl.

70.0

73.5

3.5

14.6

 

 

114.5

124.0

9.5

5.8

McVeigh

incl.

115.5

116.5

1.0

38.6

 

 

136.0

142.2

6.2

5.7

McVeigh

incl.

137.5

140.3

2.8

9.8

 

PGU-0060

71.0

76.0

5.0

10.0

McVeigh

incl.

75.0

76.0

1.0

24.0

 

 

101.6

107.0

5.5

12.2

McVeigh

incl.

103.0

107.0

4.0

15.2

 

 

110.0

118.0

8.0

5.5

McVeigh

incl.

116.0

118.0

2.0

10.4

 

 

133.2

136.0

2.8

7.0

McVeigh

PGU-0061

122.0

129.0

7.0

28.2

McVeigh

incl.

124.0

126.0

2.0

86.6

 

 

145.0

147.0

2.0

28.6

McVeigh

PGU-0063

114.0

125.0

11.0

5.3

McVeigh

incl.

114.0

117.0

3.0

12.0

 

and incl.

124.0

125.0

1.0

12.1

 

PGU-0066

108.0

113.0

5.1

17.9

McVeigh

incl.

108.0

109.0

1.1

79.5

 

PGU-0077

81.0

84.0

3.0

10.8

South Austin

 

92.8

94.0

1.2

9.8

South Austin

PGU-0079

66.0

68.4

2.4

8.0

South Austin

PGU-0080

61.0

63.0

2.0

20.1

South Austin

*Assay composites were calculated using uncut assays and true widths are interpreted to vary from 50-90% (70%, on average) of reported core lengths above.

For a figure showing the location of drill results, click link below:

http://puregoldmining.ca/sites/default/files/Drill-Result-Figure-11042018.pdf

For a complete list of 2018 drill results to date, click link below:

http://puregoldmining.ca/sites/default/files/2018-DH-Intercepts-Table-April-11.pdf

ABOUT MADSEN

The Madsen Gold Project has historic production of 2.5 million ounces of gold and a current indicated resource of 1,744,000 ounces gold at 8.7 g/t gold (in 6.2 million tonnes) and an inferred resource of 296,000 ounces gold at 7.9 g/t gold (in 1.2 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.1 A feasibility study is underway with results expected in the fourth quarter of 2018 and the Madsen Gold Project is firmly on the path to becoming Ontario’s next gold mine.

  1. See the National Instrument 43-101 technical report entitled “Technical Report for the Madsen Gold Project - Restated Preliminary Economic Assessment and Initial Satellite Deposit Mineral Resource Estimates” with an effective date of December 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 submitted to ALS Minerals in Thunder Bay, Ontario for sample preparation by crushing to 70% less than 2 mm, a rotary split of 1kg, and pulverization of the split to better than 85% passing 75 microns. Sample pulps are shipped to the ALS assay laboratory in North Vancouver, BC for gold analysis with a 30g fire assay and AAS finish (code Au-AA23). Samples returning >5 g/t Au are re-assayed with a gravimetric finish (code GRA21). Mineralized zones with visible gold and shoulder samples are also analyzed by a 1 kg screen fire assay with screening to 100 microns. A duplicate 30 g fire assay is conducted on the screen undersize with assaying of the entire oversize fraction (code Au-SCR21). Control samples (certified standards and uncertified blanks), along with field, prep and pulp duplicates, are 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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