Precipitate Gold Corp. is pleased to announce the re-commencement of its diamond drill program at the Ginger Ridge Zone within the Company's 100% owned Juan de Herrera project in the Dominican Republic.
Precipitate's technical team has designed an adaptable program of approximately 3,500 metres ("m") of diamond drilling. The primary objectives of this program will be, (i) to test select portions of the Ginger Ridge Main anomaly area that were not tested in prior drill programs; and (ii) test the newly identified Ginger Ridge East soil anomaly, situated approximately one kilometre east of prior drilling. Program budgeting allows for the possible expansion of drilling within any new priority exploration zones successfully intersected during the program. Concurrent with the Ginger Ridge Drill program, Precipitate will be updating shareholders on results from the other five target areas on Juan de Herrera where IP geophysics, soil geochemical surveys and geological mapping were recently completed. The Company may extend the drill program to include some of these other areas if deemed prudent, based on results and budgets.
Jeffrey Wilson, Precipitate's President and CEO stated, "We are very pleased to re-commence drilling at the Ginger Ridge Zone, as we test multiple new targets with what is budgeted to be the largest drill phase conducted by the Company to date on the project. The combination of our Phase I drill discovery along with subsequent drilling data and geochemical and geophysical work in and around the Main zone has provided a better understanding of the system and offered multiple new targets for the current drill program. Prior drilling at Ginger Ridge has focused almost solely on exceptionally high chargeability signatures within the centre of the Zone. Drilling in this round at the Main Ginger Ridge anomaly will test undrilled portions at the north and southern extents of the anomaly, particularly areas with stronger surface geochemical signatures, while holes planned at the East anomaly will target the most significant surface soil geochemical anomaly identified to date on the Project."
Drill Target Highlights:
Ginger Ridge East Anomaly:
- The most significant soil geochemical anomaly identified to date at the Project, with gold up to 842 ppb, zinc up to 2,461 ppm and lead up to 305 ppm;
- Strong and consistent multi-element anomaly measuring 1,100m by 100m; and
- Soil geochemical anomaly is coincident with a strong magnetic low geophysical signature; an important geophysical feature for potential gold mineralization in the region.
Ginger Ridge Main Anomaly:
- Extensive northwest trending Induced Polarization ("IP") geophysical chargeability anomaly, measuring at least 1,000m long by up to 200m wide. The combined geophysical and geochemical target is untested on the north and south extents;
- Host to Drill Hole 5 - The Discovery Hole, with multiple gold-rich intervals, including 13.4 grams per tonne gold over 5.0 metres within 4.5 grams per tonne gold over 18.0 metres;
- New geophysical target interpretation provides multiple untested prospective target areas within anomaly; and
- Geological affinities to both volcanogenic massive sulphide ("VMS") and intermediate sulphidation epithermal deposit models; Correlation of gold mineralization with strong IP chargeability signature and silica alteration.
Drilling will start at the Ginger Ridge Main zone where an initial 3 to 4 holes are contemplated to test (i) the northern limit of the IP chargeability anomaly, (ii) a strong surface geochemical alteration zone near previous drill hole GR14-03 and (iii) the strong and discrete gold-in-soil anomaly located 1,200 metres southeast of the previous drill area. Following work at the Main zone, drilling will move to the Ginger Ridge East soil anomaly to test parts of the anomaly which have coincidental high gold-in-soil values and a strong magnetic geophysical low signature. An initial five drill holes are planned for this new priority area. As previously stated, the number of holes and total metres in this program could adapt as the program progresses. Drill assay results will be reported as they become available.
This news release has been reviewed by Michael Moore P. Geo., Vice President, Exploration of Precipitate Gold Corporation, the Qualified Person for the technical information in this news release under NI 43-101 standards.