TORONTO, July 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Golden Tag Resources Ltd. (“Golden Tag” or the “Company“) (TSX.V: GOG) (OTCQB: GTAGF) is in the permitting process with the Mexican federal authority, Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (“Semarnat”), to quadruple the number of allowable drill pads from 14 to 58 on the Company’s 100% owned San Diego Project, located in Durango, Mexico (Figure 1).
A number of successes were achieved(1) during the recent 4500 metre (“m”) exploration campaign even though the drilling performed was limited to only 14 permitted drill pads:
- Hole 21-58 intersected new high-grade skarn zones above the Fernandez Zone resource envelope including 306.09 g/t Ag.Eq over 6.55 metres (150.42 – 156.97 m) and 257.67 g/t Ag.Eq over 16.34 m (269.50 – 285.84 m), as well as 111 g/t Ag.Eq over 191.57 m (483.13 – 674.70 m) within the Fernandez Zone, a step out of 102 m to the north-northwest of hole 12-48 and 80 m southwest of hole 12-49. The Fernandez Zone intersection is a 34% improvement in grade over the nearest drill hole 12-48.(2)
- Hole 21-57 discovered a new shallow zone of epithermal mineralization including 892.25 g/t Ag.Eq over 10.0 m (73.0 – 83.0 m) and 115.33 g/t Ag.Eq over 5.54 m (87.16 – 92.70 m). Assays from an additional 782 samples from hole 21-57 are pending.
- Hole 21-56A successfully extended mineralization in the Trovador Structural Zone (“Trovador SZ” or “TSZ”) 335 metres downdip intersecting 105.77 g/t Ag.Eq over 116.45 m (750.97 – 867.42 m). Total vertical extent of the Trovador SZ is now over 550 m and remains open. Fernandez Fringe Zone style endoskarn and exoskarn mineralization was intersected over a combined width of 256.5 m, extending the zone a minimum of 63 m to the southeast including 106.93 g/t Ag.Eq over 86.64 m (465.31 – 551.95 m) and 97.29 g/t Ag.Eq over 169.83 m (564.34 – 734.17 m).
- Hole 21-54 intersected 286.02 g/t Ag.Eq over 18.43 m (370.47 – 388.90 m), within a broader skarn zone of 91.98 g/t Ag.Eq over 99.53 m (316.42 – 415.95 m), located approximately 190 metres above the Fernandez Zone resource envelope. Hole 21-54 confirmed the existence and the potential for several higher grade shoots, above the Fernandez Zone.
- Hole 21-53 successfully expanded the Fernandez Zone up-dip vertically 40 m toward surface and 20 m to the south intersecting 104.64 g/t Ag.Eq over 50.17 m (434.66 m – 484.83 m). The Fernandez Zone remains open above hole 21-53.
(1) Please refer to Company news releases dated April 14, May 6, May 27, June 10 and July 15, 2021, for further information.
(2) All results in this release are rounded. Assays are uncut and undiluted. Widths are core-lengths, not true widths as a full interpretation of actual orientation of mineralization is not complete. Intervals of skarn, massive sulphide or stockwork quartz-sulphide vein mineralization to a vertical depth of 300 m were chosen based on a 25 g/t Ag.Eq cutoff and below 300 m were chosen based on a 53 g/t Ag.Eq cutoff. Silver equivalent: Ag.Eq g/t was calculated using 3-year trailing average commodity prices of $17.75/oz Ag, $0.90/lb Pb, $1.20/lb Zn, $1500/oz Au, and $2.85/lb Cu. The calculations assume 100% metallurgical recovery and are indicative of gross in-situ metal value, the Company is planning to perform additional metallurgical studies later in 2021.
To effectively follow up on the successes from the current program, and to determine the full extent of the geologic endowment at the San Diego Project, additional drill pads are required. The permitting process has commenced for an additional 44 drill pads, which will increase the total to 58 pads. The Company anticipates receiving required approvals during Q3 2021, however due to the COVID restrictions imposed by the government of Mexico, the exact timing is uncertain.
In the meantime, the existing 14 permitted drill pads can be utilized. Major Drilling has retained most of their key equipment on site and expects to deliver a new drill to the project in September 2021.
Review by Qualified Person
The scientific and technical information in this document has been reviewed and approved by Bruce Robbins, P.Geo., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
About Golden Tag Resources
Golden Tag Resources Ltd. is a Toronto based mineral resource exploration company. The Company holds a 100% interest, subject to a 2% NSR, in the San Diego Project, in Durango, Mexico. The San Diego property is among the largest undeveloped silver assets in Mexico and is located within the prolific Velardeña Mining District. Velardeña hosts several mines having produced silver, zinc, lead and gold for over 100 years. For more information regarding the San Diego property please visit our website at www.goldentag.ca.
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