Current Assay Results, Specifically from Recent Trenching Operations Identified Significant Additional Near Surface Vein Structures
MURPHY, Idaho, Sept. 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE – Discovery Minerals LTD. (DSCR), the precious metals exploration and production company, and their JV Partner are pleased to announce the results of its continued reconnaissance rock sampling program at it’s War Eagle Mountain Project. The Oro Fino vein is the first target of three major vein systems at War Eagle Mountain. The most recent assay program targeted the Oro Fino vein system and samples were collected from available exposures of reef, waste dumps and mineralized quartz vein material found during our recent trenching program.
Russell Smith, CEO of Discovery Minerals LTD., commented: “This assay Report reinforces the consistency of our past results and clearly demonstrates the wider spread of mineralization over the held claims. In short, the new found mineralized structures indicate a much bigger tonnage potential than was first anticipated. The main Oro Fino vein and shear zone has many parallel veins and cross structures. These are near surface occurrences that are easily reached. The 1860s miners had uncovered many of these at the surface but left them because the grade did not reach their minimum 1 oz per ton gold requirement brought into play due to high operating costs at that time. Now with the combination of modern mining equipment and techniques together with the increasing price of gold, these surface structures are profitable at even 3-4 grams per ton grade. The consistency of gold & silver distribution in the vein structures that we are finding at War Eagle Mountain is quite extraordinary.”
The assay results of this set of 72 samples from War Eagle Mountain have been received. Overall the samples averaged 3.32 ppm Au and ranged up to 33.4 ppm Au. Silver assays were not acquired.
Highlights of the sampling include a trench sample yielding 33.4 g/t Au from a quartz vein 2 feet wide on one of the east hanging wall veins from the OroFino Ridge area. Other samples along strike from this vein outcrop included assays of ranging between 2.26 and 22.2 g/t Au over widths of 6 inches to 2 feet for a length of around 350 feet, with the 10 samples averaging 9.97 g/t Au. Although the vein is relatively small this situation bodes well for the continuity of grade in other vein structures, and there are a number of parallel structures nearby that have had variable levels of previous mining.
In the same area, further west on the main West vein, a hanging wall quartz vein was encountered in the trenching 2 feet eat of the backfill where mining had previously occurred. This hanging wall zone assayed 3.15 g/t over 3 feet. Another quartz dump sample further north on this west vein split assayed 9.82 g/t Au.
North of the OroFino shaft, the main east vein out-crops in a pit. Channel sampling across the vein yielded 5 feet at 4.06g/t Au.
Sieving of the waste dumps also showed encouragement where some dumps had highly variable gold assays depending upon the sieved size fraction assayed. Two dumps yielded 15.25 g/t Au from certain size fractions compared to overall previous bulk assays of ~1 g/t Au.
Assays >1 g/t Au are presented below.
QV = quartz vein
|AssayID||Location||Type||Description||Qtz %||Au ppm|
|404801||Oro Fino||Dump grab||QV grab from dump, colloform & brecciated||100||16.90|
|404802||Oro Fino||Dump grab||QV grab from dump||100||4.08|
|404803||Oro Fino||Dump grab||QV grab from dump||100||5.00|
|404804||OroFino Ridge||Rock grab||QV grab sub-crop||100||8.62|
|404805||OroFino Ridge||Rock grab||QV grab sub-crop||70||8.01|
|404806||OroFino Ridge||Rock grab||QV grab float, crustiform, banded, brecciated||100||22.20|
|404845||Oro Fino||Rock chip||QV outcrop west wall 12”||80||2.85|
|404847||Oro Fino||Rock chip||QV outcrop chip 12”||80||2.93|
|404848||Oro Fino||Rock chip||QV outcrop chip 12”||80||2.57|
|404849||Oro Fino||Rock chip||QV outcrop chip 12”||80||11.20|
|404850||Oro Fino Ridge||Rock chip||QV 24” in granite||50||33.40|
|404852||Oro Fino Ridge||Rock chip||QV 5" in granite||40||1.95|
|404853||Oro Fino Ridge||Rock chip||QV 16" in granite||80||10.05|
|404854||Oro Fino Ridge||Rock chip||QV 6" in granite||80||2.26|
|404855||Oro Fino Ridge||Rock chip||QV 6" in granite, 85E dip||80||3.72|
|404856||Oro Fino Ridge||Rock chip||QV 6" in granite. West split||80||4.15|
|404859||Oro Fino Ridge||Rock chip||QV 6", str NW, SE dip, granite||80||5.32|
|404861||Oro Fino Ridge||Rock chip||QV 12”||80||6.01|
|404873||Oro Fino Ridge||Dump grab||Qtz vein colloform, banded||100||9.82|
|404875||Oro Fino Ridge||Rock chip||Granite & 1" Qtz Vein. 6” sample||50||2.69|
|404883||Summit||Rock chip||Kaolinized granite & 18"qV over 30”||60||1.12|
|404887||Summit||Dump grab||Qtz vein||80||3.77|
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