MAX Resource Corp. (TSX.V: MXR; OTCBB: MXROF; Frankfurt: M1D) has received partial drill results from a recently completed core drill program at its wholly-owned Table Top gold project in Humboldt County, Nevada.
These preliminary results include an intercept of 9.1 m of 1.092 g/t Au in hole MT-15.
Max tested the down dip extension of the mineralized structure intersected in its drill program earlier this summer to a new depth in the 250-1,000 foot (76.2 - 304.8 meters) zone. The drilling appears to have intersected the mineralized structure at depth in both drill holes.
Hole MT-15 was drilled to a final depth of 1064.5 feet (324.5 m). Assays received from MT-15 show ore grade mineralization (9.1 m of 1.092 g/t Au) starting at a depth of 230.1 m. The drill core intervals immediately above this intercept were not sent for assay but appear to be visually similar to the ore grade intervals for which we now have assay results. We believe that these adjoining intervals of similar material may also be mineralized; they are currently being split and sent for rush assay, with results to be reported as soon as available.
The dikes and silicified structures encountered in previous drilling along with visible stibnite crystals and pyrite continues to depth but the previously well defined three zones have now become harder to discern. Besides the silicified structures, abundant argillically altered zones were also encountered in MT-15 which appear to correlate to the mineralized system and may be indicative of the mineralized area in MT-14. These drill holes have confirmed that the mineralization not only extends to depth but also increases in width and grade and is not yet fully defined.
All mineralized core from this drill program was split and submitted for assay to Inspectorate America Corp, an ISO certified Laboratory in Reno, Nevada.
The vast majority of rock intercepted is near vertically dipping dolomitic mudstone, with lesser amounts of micritic limestone, calcareous siltstone and rare fossiliferous limestone. Fine grained sericite and carbonate altered dikes were intersected in the three main mineralized zones and in some places completely engulfed the structural zones observed up-dip. In places, a few beds of fine grained sandstone were intersected.
Sulfide mineralization is primarily pyrite in several forms including very fine grained dark brassy replacements mainly along lithologic contacts and bedding. Rare but widespread stibnite is found as crystals to 4 mm long on contacts between calcite ± quartz veins and wall rock. Dolomitic alteration is widespread; argillic alteration is concentrated in and around fault/ shear zones and areas of heavy sulfide mineralization and contains the gold mineralization.
The Table Top property is located 10 miles west of the town of Winnemucca, Nevada, just off of Interstate 80. Table Top is along the Kings River Rift, a regional geologic feature that appears to control mineralization in the area and which hosts multiple high-grade vein-related gold systems. Along this trend is AMAX's Sleeper Canyon Mine (2.5 MM oz Au produced), located 25 miles to the north, the Goldbanks gold occurrence located 37 miles to the south, and the Sandman gold deposits (a joint venture between Newmont Mining Corporation and Fronteer Development Group Inc.) immediately to the north, where drilling by Newmont continues to highlight the high-grade nature of near-surface gold mineralization.
This news release has been reviewed by Clancy J. Wendt, P. Geo, a qualified person as that term is defined under National Instrument 43-101. The historic information provided has not been verified by MAX and is for reference only.
Source: MAX Resource Corp.