Brigadier Gold Limited is pleased to announce the assay results of its recently completed due diligence sampling of the Tsiquire Project, near Gorongosa, Mozambique.
In total, 41 samples were collected in October of 2012, in addition to the samples collected in June of 2012 during the initial property visit. The highest gold values were 170.8 g/t, 86.5 g/t, 80.6 g/t, 69.3 g/t and 58.4 g/t gold.
The above samples were collected at the large widely separated artisanal workings on the property. These workings, labelled the Group 1 to 5 Workings, stretch in a northeasterly direction for nearly 1.5 kilometres and extend laterally for 800 metres. The workings are large and extend some 20 to 25 metres in depth. Some have a surface area of over 2000 square metres and have over 150 workers extracting gold. The geology within the workings is remarkably uniform and comprises gently dipping, multiple, bedding-conformable quartz veins and veinlets contained within largely decomposed meta-sedimentary rocks.
The sampled area comprises 1.2 square kilometres within the 25.6 square kilometre Tsiquire Property. (Please see map at the end of this release)
- The first area with strong sample results is Group 2, the southwesternmost area on the Property (please see the sample map on our website at: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/1106brg1.pdf)
Samples from this area range from 0.05 g/t gold to 170.8 g/t gold, the latter being identical to high-grade material collected from the Group 4 Workings 1.5 kilometres to the northeast.
- Group 3 Workings are located approximately 300 metres to the northwest of Group 2. Samples collected from the Group 3 Workings assayed from a high of 80.6 g/t to a low of 0.36 g/t gold. Included here are samples of 58.4 g/t and 28.0 g/t gold.
- Multiple highly anomalous grab and channel samples were collected from the Group 1 and 5 Workings, located 250 and 600 metres to the northeast of Group 2. The Group 1 Workings comprise the largest and most active workings on the Property.
- Two samples collected from poorly developed workings, located approximately 250 metres to the east of the Group 5 Workings, contain 19.1 g/t and 13.1 g/t gold.
- Group 4 Workings comprise the northeasternmost area visited and are located approximately one kilometre northeast of the Group 5 Workings. Samples here range from 86.5 g/t to a low of 0.01 g/t gold, with the high-grade material identical to that seen in the Group 2 Workings. Artisanal workers at the Group 4 Workings indicate that other workings are located further to the east of Group 4. These were not located or visited.
Please see the table located at the end of the news release for all the assay results.
Sets of quartz veins and veinlets ranging in thickness from several millimetres to 40 centimetres occur over thicknesses of up to 4 metres. These sets of quartz veins and veinlets can occur at variable vertical intervals of between 6 and 15 metres, as observed to date, down the sedimentary succession. Higher grades (multi-ounce) veins occur within the quartz sets and these have been the focus of garimpeiro activity to date. Four of these high-grade veins have been sampled by Brigadier at widely scattered localities on the Property. All show a significant sulphide content and/or oxide content after sulphides, along with multi-ounce silver grades.
The company believes that these extremely strong sample results combined with the apparent surface expression of the mineralization make a compelling case for further exploration. The weathered nature of the area would easily facilitate an open pit type of mining operation. The company's further commitment to the project's development by detailed exploration is necessary to verify the project's vast potential.
Exploration at the Tsiquire Project is being conducted by personnel of Discovery Consultants of Vernon, BC. Thomas H. Carpenter, PGeo, of Discovery is the QP responsible for the preparation of this release. Mr. Carpenter is not independent of Brigadier by virtue of being a holder of incentive stock options. Samples collected by Mr. Carpenter during the June and October, 2012, site visits were sealed and shipped via bonded courier to the facilities of Acme Analytical in Vancouver, B.C., for analyses. Acme's quality control system complies with International Standard ISO 9001:2000 requirements. Analytical accuracy and precision are monitored by the analyses of reagent blanks, reference materials and replicate samples. Quality control is further assured by the use of international and in-house standards.