Kestrel Gold Intersects 0.59 g/t Au over 149.35 metres including 0.78 g/t Au over 99.06 metres

2022-12-15 06:42:38

CALGARY, AB / ACCESSWIRE / December 15, 2022 / Kestrel Gold Inc. (“Kestrel” or the “Corporation”)(TSX-V:KGC) is pleased to announce results for the final three holes, QCM22-12, 13 and 14, from the Corporation’s 2022 six-hole second phase reverse circulation (“RC”) drill program at the QCM property which is being explored for near surface, bulk tonnage gold mineralization.

Drill Program Highlights:

  • All three holes intersected gold bearing mineralization, with values of 0.59 g/t Au over 149.35 metres, including 0.78 g/t Au over 99.06 metres, found within hole QCM22-14.
  • All three holes ended in gold bearing mineralization with the last sample of hole QCM22-12 containing 1.48 g/t Au over 1.52 metres.

Table 1: Drill Results










Hole

From (m)

To (m)

Interval (m)

Au (g/t)

Target

Hole Depth (m)

QCM22-12

3.05

121.92

118.87

0.43

Main Zone Infill

121.92

including

97.54

121.92

24.38

0.94

Main Zone Infill

 

QCM22-13

28.96

143.26

114.30

0.65

Main Zone Infill

143.26

including

28.96

67.06

38.10

1.16

Main Zone Infill

 

QCM22-14

3.05

152.40

149.35

0.59

Main Zone Infill

152.40

including

12.19

111.25

99.06

0.78

Main Zone Infill

 

  • Reported intervals are down-hole lengths. True thicknesses cannot be determined with available information.
  • Gold-bearing intervals are hosted by carbonate and silica altered volcanic sandstone and lesser argillite cut by sheeted to stockwork quartz veins, and variably mineralized with up to 10% pyrite in some intervals. Mariposite has also been noted in some intervals.

Figure 1: Main Zone Hole Location MapJunior Mining Network

Rob Solinger, President and CEO of Kestrel, states: “We are pleased to have received final results for our 2022 QCM drill program. The Main Zone continues to yield broad bulk tonnage style intersections that help confirm the presence of a significant gold bearing zone in this area. These results together with the new discovery we made at 14 Vein, where drilling earlier this year returned 2.33 g/t Au over 44.19 metres, speak to the overall prospectivity of the property. We look forward to continued exploration of both zones and further prospecting across the property.”

Table 2: RC Hole Location Data (coordinates in Zone 10, NAD83)







Hole ID

Easting

Northing

Azimuth

Dip

Depth (ft)

Depth (m)

Target

QCM22-12

399995

6172618

180

-45

400

121.92

Main Zone

QCM22-13

400083

6172596

180

-45

470

143.26

Main Zone

QCM22-14

400130

6172567

180

-45

500

152.4

Main Zone

2021 Main Zone Drill Intersections:




















Hole

From (m)

To (m)

Interval (m)

Au (g/t)

Target

Hole Depth (m)

QCM21-1

4.57

19.82

15.25

1.277

Northwest Extension

128.05

and

39.63

106.71

67.08

0.411

Northwest Extension

 

QCM21-2

28.96

53.35

24.39

0.362

Northwest Extension

179.88

and

67.07

102.13

35.06

0.493

Northwest Extension

 

QCM21-3

3.05

80.79

77.74

0.467

Main Zone Infill

80.79

including

3.05

30.49

27.44

0.786

Main Zone Infill

 

QCM21-4

7.62

179.88

172.26

0.571

Main Zone Infill

179.88

including

7.62

62.50

54.88

0.905

Main Zone Infill

 

QCM21-5

1.52

65.55

64.03

1.040

Main Zone Infill

65.55

including

7.62

35.06

27.44

1.834

Main Zone Infill

 

QCM21-6

Hole terminated at 15.24 metres due to poor ground conditions.

QCM21-7

7.62

160.06

152.44

0.847

Main Zone Infill

160.06

including

25.91

42.68

16.77

3.665

Main Zone Infill

 

QCM21-8

Hole terminated at 7.62 metres due to poor ground conditions.

QCM21-9

16.77

172.26

155.49

0.400

Main Zone Infill

175.30

including

18.29

33.54

15.25

0.806

Main Zone Infill

 

See https://www.kestrelgold.com/news/apri-23-2022 for details of 2021 Main Zone drilling.

QCM Project Highlights

  • Project is comprised of 6,906 hectares covering an approximate 15-kilometre strike length of the Manson Fault Zone which is thought to be a controlling structure for much of the gold mineralization in the district.
  • Peak values from historical drilling completed within the Main Zone were found within hole QCM04-002 which intersected an interval of 2.86 g/t Au over 110.95 metres, including a high-grade interval of 173 g/t Au over 1.5 metres, true widths unknown.
  • Prospecting during 2022 resulted in the discovery of the 14 Vein showing, drilling of which returned 2.33 g/t Au over 44.19 metres. Geology consists of silica and carbonate altered argillite cut by sheeted quartz veins. https://www.kestrelgold.com/news/oct-25-2022
  • Numerous historical showings occur throughout the project area, including Farrell where historical values of up to 1,777 g/t Au and 3,560 g/t Ag were returned from grab samples of a 3.0-metre wide quartz vein and Flagstaff where historical values of up to 5.9 g/t Au and 1,153 g/t Ag were reported for grab samples of quartz veins and stockworks.
  • Recently completed logging and associated road building has significantly improved access throughout the property which is proving of significant value to exploration efforts.

Quality Assurance/Quality Control and Sampling Procedures

Drilling was completed using a RC drill that cut a 92 millimeter (3.62 inch) in diameter hole. Holes were sampled top to bottom in 1.52 metre (5 foot) intervals. Drill cuttings were captured in a cyclone then split in a three-tiered Jones-type riffle splitter. Samples were sent to ALS Chemex, an independent laboratory in Vancouver B.C. where analytical results were obtained using Au-AA23, a fire assay method for gold, and ME-ICP41 an aqua regia digestion for trace element geochemistry. For QA/QC purposes, standards and field duplicates were inserted into the sample sequence at a rate of approximately one QA/QC sample for every ten samples submitted to the lab. An initial review of the drilling, sampling and assaying procedures did not recognize any factors that would materially affect the accuracy or reliability of the assay data disclosed.

Qualified Person

Derek Torgerson P.Geo., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release.

About Kestrel Gold

Kestrel Gold Inc. is an exploration company headquartered in western Canada. The Corporation is focused on the Canadian Cordillera, with an emphasis on hardrock targets located in placer gold mining districts. We are also earning a 100% interest in the Fireweed Property, an advanced stage silver rich polymetallic epithermal target. Kestrel is listed on the TSX Venture exchange under the symbol KGC. Readers are encouraged to refer to the Corporation’s website www.kestrelgold.com for further information.

Forward-Looking Statements

The information and statements in this news release contain certain forward-looking information. This forward-looking information relates to future events or the Corporation’s future performance including exploration activity that could take place on the Corporation’s properties or projects. This forward-looking information is subject to certain risks and uncertainties and may be based on assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking information. The Corporation’s forward-looking information is expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement. Except as required by law, the Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information.

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Rob Solinger, President and CEO
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