VANCOUVER, BC, Feb. 23, 2021 /CNW/ – New Found Gold Corp. (“New Found” or the “Company“) (TSXV: NFG) (OTC: NFGFF) is pleased to announce recently received drill results from the Lotto Zone (“Lotto“), drilled as part of the Company’s ongoing 200,000 m diamond drill program at its 100% owned Queensway Project (“Queensway“), located on the Trans-Canada Highway 15 km west of Gander, Newfoundland (Figure 1).
- Highlights from these drill intercepts are summarized below.
Table 1: Lotto summary results
* Note that the true width of the mineralization is uncertain, but host structures are interpreted to be steeply dipping implying true widths in the range of 70% of reported intercepts. Intervals are calculated at a 1 g/t Au cut-off grade and minimum width of 2m, grades have not been capped in the averaging, maximum dilution allowed is 2m.
- The intercept in NFGC-21-100 included over 250 disseminated flakes of visible gold and fine fracture coatings, with similar mineralogy to other high-grade drill intervals along the Appleton Fault.
- High-grade intercepts to date at Lotto are interpreted to primarily occur in a network of secondary, generally north-south striking, structures. Veining on some of these structures is interpreted as continuous over up to at least 300m of strike and open (Figure 2).
- Thickening and higher grades appear to correlate to fault splays and the intersection of subvertical structures. The high-grade intervals in Holes 17, 50, and 100 are interpreted to occur over such a vertically oriented zone. Drilling at Lotto will continue to step-out to depth on identified zones, and will also test for additional high-grade zones focused on projected structural intersections and fault splays.
- Drilling is also targeting the Lotto Baseline Fault for gold mineralization similar to that being drilled in the Keats Baseline Fault. Keats also exhibits a series of mineralized secondary structures surrounding the broader Keats Baseline Zone mineralization. Drill definition of high grade gold in secondary structures at Lotto will be utilized to vector to targets in the Lotto Baseline Fault itself.
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