Resource Capital Gold Corp Completes Bulk Sample At Dufferin Gold Mine, Nova Scotia
Vancouver, BC – August 24, 2018 – Resource Capital Gold Corp., TSXV:RCG (“RCG” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide this project update at the Dufferin gold project in Nova Scotia (the “Project”). The bulk sample program was conducted on saddles 2, 4, 5 and 6 over a 14-month period. These new results have provided positive feedback for the future of mining at Dufferin.
Highlights of the bulk sample program to date are:
- Positive evaluations of saddles 2, 4, 5 and 6 from development and stope faces.
- Recovery of over 5,846 ounces of gold from 43,593 tonnes with an average grade of 4.17 Au g/t.
- Mill recovery was 80.85%.
- Completion of 2560 meters of waste and mineralized development
- Detailed geological sampling demonstrated that gold grades are higher on the flanks of the saddle veins, and that gold appears to be concentrated near the footwalls of saddle and leg veins.
- Multiple mining methods were used during the bulk sample program such as mechanized re-sue, jackleg drifting and long hole stoping.
- Testing of long hole drilling and blasting techniques in five stopes aided in stope stability.
- Dilution in narrow open stopes decreased from 370% to 5% in the five test stopes.
- Evaluation of over 4500 channel and panel samples from development and stope faces.
- QAQC results confirm that analyses from the Dufferin Mine lab are reliable for the purpose of grade evaluation at the mine.
The Dufferin Mine is described as a series of stacked “Saddle Reef” veins located along the hinge line of a regional anticline structure and is akin geologically to the Bendigo Goldfields in Australia. The vein system at Dufferin has been defined by diamond drilling over a strike length of 1.4 km and to a depth of 400 meters, with 14 different Saddle Reef veins recognized. Mine development to date has extended to approximately 600 meters in length and to a depth of only 150 meters.
Management continue to explore further expansion and development options of the Dufferin Gold Mine. Moving forward the focus for Resource Capital Gold will be on the Tangier property. In the coming months an exploration program will commence to further investigate the gold-bearing quartz veins on this property as well as commencing exploration at the company’s Forest Hill property.
RCG provides clarity on disclosure error noted in March 31, 2018 financial statements
Resource Capital Gold Corp., wishes to clarify the disclosure under note 7 (b) of its March 31, 2018 financial statements which stated that the sale of its Corcoran project in Nye County, Nevada, (see press release February 2, 2018) had been completed. The Company clarifies that it has not yet fully completed the sale of its Corcoran project and the sale is subject to the usual conditions and the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange if applicable.
The Company also wishes to clarify that the disclosure under notes 16 and 17 of its March 31, 2018 financials were incorrect and the Company has not yet completed the buyback of the 10% interest in Maritime Gold Corp ("MGC"). The Company and management are currently working with the TSX Venture Exchange to obtain final approval for the buyback of the 10% interest in MGC as the buyback may require shareholder approval.
About the Tangier property
Tangier was the site of the first gold discovery in Nova Scotia in 1860. Total historic gold production up to 1919 is estimated at 29,000 ounces at a recovered grade of 17.5 g/t Au. The property saw several phases of bulk sampling during the 1980s and 1990s, the best of which was 2,578 tonnes with a recovered grade of approximately 16 g/t Au.
A total of 211 surface and underground drill holes have been completed on the property. Past mining activities have developed 3,300 m of underground workings. The mine sits on a project area of 1,904 hectares in 119 exploration claims.
The Tangier gold deposit is situated along the east-west trending Tangier anticline, a structure that has been traced for 7.3 km. Within this anticline, two sections totaling 1.4 km have been explored with drilling and past mining, which demonstrate good continuity of gold-bearing quartz veins to depths of 300 m. Gold-bearing quartz veins have been identified over a total strike length of 3.4 km on the property. This work has identified 70 or more gold-bearing quartz veins, demonstrating an extensive mineralized system.
Mineralization at Tangier consists of coarse flake gold and nuggets in generally stratabound quartz veins up to 1.5 meters thick containing calcite and up to 5% sulfide minerals, including pyrite, pyrrhotite, arsenopyrite, sphalerite, and galena. The characteristics of the mineralization indicate that the deposit is an orogenic gold deposit, similar to the Dufferin Mine and others in Nova Scotia’s Meguma Terrane.
Additional information with respect to the Tangier project is available in the technical report of the Company filed on SEDAR entitled “Tangier Gold Property Technical Report”, with an effective date of April 7, 2017.
About the Forest Hill property
Forest Hill is an advanced gold project with a drilled gold resource. Gold was discovered in 1893, followed by production, which up to 1916 produced 26,792 ounces at an overall recovered grade of 16.6 g/t Au. In the 1980s, a 230-m shaft was sunk and approximately 94,000 tonnes of ore mined. A total of 10 km of underground workings exist on the project, along with 249 surface drill holes totaling 34,413 m and 127 underground drill holes totaling 7,267 m. The project comprises 1,840 hectares in 115 exploration claims.
Steeply dipping stratabound quartz veins on the south limb of the east-west trending Forest Hill anticline contain free-milling gold accompanied by arsenopyrite, pyrite, pyrrhotite and minor galena and chalcopyrite. Numerous veins have been encountered on the property, and they have been tracked for over 600 m along strike and 250 m down dip with excellent continuity demonstrated by drilling and mine workings.
The project shows very good grades, and bulk sampling during the 1980s returned grades between 9.2 g/t Au and 13.8 g/t Au for diluted ore, with 94.9% overall recovery, of which 74.2% recovery was attained by gravity methods alone. The expansion potential at Forest Hill is very good, with mineralization open at depth along the entire mineralized system.
About Resource Capital Gold and the Dufferin Project
Resource Capital Gold Corp. is developing the high-grade Dufferin Gold Mine and mill in Nova Scotia, with initial gold production from test milling achieved in March 2017. The Dufferin project covers 1,684 hectares in 104 mineral claims which contain more than 14 east-west trending “saddle reef" quartz vein gold-bearing structures, each with free-milling gold. The stacked gold reefs are open at depth and extend along trend for over 3.2 kilometers within the Dufferin and West Dufferin projects, with additional strike length being held in claims by the Company up to a total of 11 km of strike length.
The Company is also advancing the Tangier and Forest Hill gold projects and is preparing preliminary economic assessments on both.
Additional information with respect to the Dufferin gold project is available in the revised technical report of the Company filed on SEDAR entitled “Revised Preliminary Economic Assessment of the Dufferin Gold Deposit”, dated as of April 3, 2017.
The scientific and technical data contained in this news release was reviewed and approved by David Smith, CPG, who is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Resource Capital Gold Corp.
Jack R. Cartmel
Interim President & CEO
For further Information please contact:
Jack R. Cartmel at (604) 642 6114
Resource Capital Gold Corp.
Vancouver Park Place
666 Burrard Street, Suite 500
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P +1 604 642 6114
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