TDG Gold Corp. Intercepts 21.66 metres of 2.62 g/t Gold and 75 g/t Silver at Shasta, Toodoggone District, BC

2022-03-09 05:02:36

WHITE ROCK, BC / ACCESSWIRE / March 9, 2022 / TDG Gold Corp. (TSXV:TDG) (the “Company” or “TDG”) is pleased to report results from seven (7) diamond drillholes completed within the Creek and JM Zones at TDG’s former producing Shasta gold-silver (“Au-Ag”) project in the Toodoggone District, B.C.

DDH SH21-025 intersected: 73.66 metres (“m”) of 1.06 grams per tonne (“g/t”) Au and 29 g/t Ag from 60.8 m depth; including, 21.66 m of 2.62 g/t Au and 75 g/t Ag [3.56 g/t AuEq*]

Other key intercepts are summarised in Table 1 and include SH21-017 which intercepted 58.9 m of 0.70 g/t Au and 39 g/t Ag [1.18 g/t AuEq*] from 35.4 m depth. Cross sections are provided in Figures 2-4 of this news release.

Assay results were received from SGS Labs Canada (“SGS“). Internal QA/QC review by TDG, working with Moose Mountain Technical Services (“MMTS“), is ongoing and therefore results are still considered preliminary.

Junior Mining NetworkImage 1. Shasta drillhole SH21-025; mineralization encountered grading 5.61 g/t Au and 196 g/t Ag over 1.5 m from 67.5 m to 69.0 m depth.

The drillholes encountering the high-grade mineralization are within a package of volcanic dominantly crystal, subordinately ash tuffs, with increasing quartz/carbonate vein density approaching the high-grade intercepts, where multi-generation vein density increases and complete hydrothermal brecciation occurs. Mineralization is quartz/carbonate veins and veinlets carrying visible sulphides of pyrite, and appreciable acanthite (silvery veins, bottom of Image 1).

Steven Kramar, TDG’s Senior Geologist and B.C. Program Lead, commented: “A conceptual pit was created using historical data to outline a mining scenario and to guide the 2021 drilling. The results of seven drillholes published today have demonstrated that there is mineralized material below the conceptual pit, and the Shasta system is deeper than historical drilling tested. This is important as it presents the opportunity that the mineralized footprint at Shasta is larger than anticipated.”

TDG’s February 22, 2022, news release (available here) demonstrated continuity of mineralization across and between the two main mineralized target zones at Shasta. The assay results from the 7 drillholes contained within this news release show that the continuity of mineralization between the zones continues northwards within these zones and, furthermore, underlines TDG’s concept that the main zones at Shasta represent a “homogeneous mineralized body” in addition to discrete, structurally controlled pods of gold-silver mineralization.

Junior Mining NetworkFigure 1. Plan Map of the JM and Creek Zones.

Table 1. Significant Results from the 2021 Drilling within and across the Creek and JM Zones.



























Hole

Section

From

To

Length

Au

Ag

AuEq*

 

 

(m)

(m)

(m)

(g/t)

(g/t)

(g/t)

SH21-013

5186662

75.0

83.0

8.0

0.43

23

0.72

and

 

103.0

109.0

6.0

1.01

11

1.15

SH21-016

5186662

55.7

129.6

74.0

0.49

8

0.59

and

 

146.0

154.6

8.6

0.67

1

0.69

SH21-017

5186662

35.2

94.0

58.9

0.70

39

1.18

and

 

109.5

132.0

22.5

0.42

20

0.66

SH21-021

5186712

18.5

162.4

143.9

0.33

10

0.45

incl

 

37.5

50.3

12.8

0.46

11

0.60

incl

 

61.0

62.5

1.5

3.78

161

5.79

incl

 

71.5

81.0

9.5

0.38

10

0.51

incl

 

94.5

102.0

7.5

0.86

33

1.28

incl

 

134.5

145.0

10.5

0.80

15

0.99

SH21-023

5186712

15.0

104.0

89.0

0.27

9

0.38

incl

 

15.0

23.5

8.5

0.29

17

0.51

incl

 

35.3

80.0

44.8

0.38

9

0.50

incl

 

55.0

59.3

4.3

1.74

33

2.15

SH21-025

5186662

60.84

134.5

73.66

1.06

29

1.43

incl

 

60.84

82.5

21.66

2.62

75

3.56

SH21-028B

6347540

68

140.16

72.16

0.20

10

0.32

incl

 

68

90.7

22.7

0.30

19

0.54

incl

 

118.05

140.16

22.11

0.22

7

0.30

*Gold equivalent (AuEq) is used for illustrative purposes, to express the combined value of Au and Ag as a percentage of Au. Calculations are uncut and no allowances have been made to accommodate potential recovery losses that would occur in a mining scenario. AuEq is calculated using 80:1 silver to gold ratio. Composite results were built using a 0.1 g/t AuEq cut-off, although there are intervals within the composites below 0.1g/t AuEq.
** Intervals are core-length weighted. True width is estimated between 75 to 95 % of core length, and core recovery is calculated to be > 90 %.
***Calculated composites are truncated to significant 2 digits for Au/AuEq and the nearest whole number for Ag.

Significant intercepts from historical holes adjacent to 2021 drillholes are presented in Table 2.

Table 2. Significant Historical Results from the JM to Shasta Target Zone.




































Drillhole

%

From

To

Length

Au

Ag

AuEq**

 

Assayed*

(m)

(m)

(m)

(g/t)

(g/t)

(g/t)

SH84-01

51

9.3

47.5

38.2

0.87

46

1.45

SH84-16

N/A (Hole Mostly Off of Cross Section)

SH84-17

N/A (Hole Mostly Off of Cross Section)

SH87-10

69

14.2

84.0

69.8

0.74

39

1.22

SH87-21

78

55.6

79.9

24.3

0.64

15

0.83

SH88-04

41

59.6

67.9

8.3

0.48

9

0.60

SH88-16

N/A (Hole Mostly Off of Cross Section)

SH89-37

N/A (Hole Mostly Off of Cross Section)

SH89-038

46

10.8

16.1

5.3

1.18

48

1.78

and  

188.8

191.8

3.0

0.62

25

0.93

and  

195.7

197.8

2.1

1.21

17

1.42

SH89-039

62

33.6

77.0

43.4

0.42

26

0.74

incl  

56.0

67.0

11.0

0.85

42

1.37

SH89-40

43

71.0

108.0

37.0

1.84

106

3.16

SH89-44

54

121.7

131.2

9.5

1.22

42

1.75

SH90-10

44

117.0

118.0

1.0

0.64

2

0.67

SH90-22

20

142.6

146.5

3.9

0.87

24

1.17

SH90-24

25

130.5

142.5

12.0

1.72

19

1.96

SH91-07

19

82.0

99.4

17.4

0.97

37

1.44

and  

113.1

119.5

6.4

0.75

17

0.96

SH91-08

16

81.4

96.3

14.9

2.28

91

3.41

SH91-09

12

78.3

79.9

1.5

1.09

45

1.66

and  

84.4

88.7

4.3

0.68

31

1.06

SH91-10

16

19.1

26.7

7.6

0.38

26

0.70

SH91-12

17

46.3

63.1

16.8

0.51

18

0.73

SH91-13

19

35.4

40.1

4.7

0.62

46

1.19

and  

54.0

57.0

3.1

2.12

123

3.66

* “% Assayed” is the assayed portion of the drillhole in the historical database compared to total length      
**Gold equivalent (AuEq) is used for illustrative purposes, to express the combined value of Au and Ag as a percentage of Au. Calculations are uncut and no allowances have been made to accommodate potential recovery losses that would occur in a mining scenario. AuEq is calculated using 80:1 silver to gold ratio. Composite results were built using a 0.1 g/t AuEq cut-off, although there are intervals within the composites below 0.1g/t AuEq.
*** Intervals are core-length weighted. True width and core recovery is calculated is unknown.      
****Calculated composites are truncated to significant 2 digits for Au/AuEq and the nearest whole number for Ag.    

Junior Mining NetworkFigure 2. Section 5186712, Drillholes SH21-021 & SH21-023. (*Most Northern Section Displayed on Figure 1)

Junior Mining NetworkFigure 3. Section 6347540, Drillhole SH21-028B. (*Central Section Displayed on Figure 1)

Junior Mining NetworkFigure 4. Section 5186662, Drillholes SH21-013, SH21-016, SH21-017 & SH21-025. (*Most Southern Section Displayed on Figure 1)

All 2021 drill holes were HQ sized drill cores. Particulars for drillholes (location, depth, etc.)are presented in Table 3.

Table 3. 2021 Drillhole Particulars.











HOLE

UTME (NAD83)

UTMN (NAD83)

Azimuth(°)

Dip(°)

Final Depth (m)

SH21-013

621,019

6,347,549

270

-60

116

SH21-016

621,019

6,347,549

270

-70

227

SH21-017

621,019

6,347,549

240

-45

133

SH21-021

620,990

6,347,595

240

-45

152

SH21-023

620,990

6,347,595

240

-70

210

SH21-025

620,867

6,347,495

90

-57

176

SH21-028B

620,850

6,347,530

90

-58

145

QA/QC

Samples for the Shasta 2021 drill program followed chain of custody between collection, processing and delivery to an SGS laboratory in Burnaby, B.C. The drill cores were delivered to the core shack at TDG’s Baker Mine site, and processed by geologists who inserted certified reference materials, blanks and duplicates (pulp and coarse) into the sampling sequence. The 2021 drill core was cut in half (1/2 HQ core) and placed in zip-tied polyurethane bags, then in security-sealed rice bags before being delivered directly from the Baker Mine site, to Bandstra Transportation Systems in Prince George, B.C., and ultimately to the SGS laboratory in Burnaby, B.C. Samples were prepared and analyzed following procedures summarized in Table 4, where information about methodology can be found on the SGS Canada Website, in the analytical guide (here).

Table 4. Au and Ag Analytical Methods.











Drillhole

Prep

Method Au

Method Ag

Method Au-Overlimit

Method Ag-Overlimit

SH21-013

PRP89

GO_FAI50V10

GE_IMS40Q12

N/A

N/A

SH21-016

PRP89

GO_FAI50V10

GE_IMS40Q12

N/A

GO_FAG37V

SH21-017

PRP89

GO_FAI50V10

GE_IMS40Q12

N/A

GO_FAG37V

SH21-021

PRP89

GO_FAI50V10

GE_IMS40Q12

N/A

N/A

SH21-023

PRP89

GO_FAI50V10

GE_IMS40Q12

N/A

N/A

SH21-025

PRP89

GO_FAI50V10

GE_IMS40Q12

N/A

GO_FAG37V

SH21-028B

PRP89

GO_FAI50V10

GE_IMS40Q12

N/A

N/A

Quality assurance and control (“QAQC“) is maintained internally at the lab through rigorous use of internal certified reference materials, blanks, and duplicates. An additional QAQC program was administered by TDG Gold through the use of certified reference materials (“CRMs“), duplicate samples and blank samples that were blindly inserted into the sample batch. If a QAQC sample returns an unacceptable value an investigation into the results is triggered and when deemed necessary, the samples that were tested in the batch with the failed QAQC sample are re-tested. For the purposes of this press release, results are ‘preliminary’ and thus have not undergone TDG’s comprehensive QAQC investigations.

Qualified Person

The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by Steven Kramar, MSc., P.Geo., a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

This news release includes historical drilling information that has been reviewed by the Company’s geological team. The Company’s review of the historical records and information reasonably substantiate the validity of the information presented in this news release; however, the Company cannot directly verify the accuracy of the historical data, including the procedures used for sample collection and analysis. Therefore, the Company encourages investors to exercise appropriate caution when evaluating these results. Further data review is underway, in order to verify the validity of the data for the anticipated NI 43-101 compliant mineral resource estimate.

About TDG Gold Corp.

TDG is a major mineral claim holder in the historical Toodoggone Production Corridor of north-central British Columbia, Canada, with over 23,000 hectares of brownfield and greenfield exploration opportunities under direct ownership or earn-in agreement. TDG’s flagship projects are the former producing, high grade gold-silver Shasta, Baker and Mets mines, which are all road accessible, produced intermittently between 1981-2012, and have over 65,000 m of historical drilling. In 2021, TDG advanced the projects through compilation of historical data, new geological mapping, geochemical and geophysical surveys, and, for Shasta, drill testing of the known mineralization occurrences and their extensions. TDG currently has 78,361,085 common shares issued and outstanding.

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