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Evrim Expands Footprint of Astro Gold System with New Showing and Initial RC Drill Results

September 5, 2019

Vancouver B.C. September 5, 2019: Evrim Resources Corp. (TSX.V:EVM) (“Evrim” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce exploration results from its Astro Project in the Northwest Territories (“NWT”).  The Astro project is a new gold discovery within a ten kilometre long structural corridor along the Yukon-NWT border and the product of two seasons of generative exploration with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (“Newmont Goldcorp”).  Evrim and Newmont Goldcorp started project work at Astro in June and have completed a mag/VTEM survey, detailed geologic mapping, chip-channel and talus fine sampling and an eleven-hole reverse-circulation (“RC”) reconnaissance drilling program. 

 

Exploration Highlights

 

  • Vertical chip-channel sampling at the Radio prospect returned 3.3 grams per tonne (“g/t”) gold over 26 metres (including 12.5 g/t gold over 6 metres) across magnetite-pyrite skarn and overlying siltstone. Drill hole RAD19-01 intersected 1.36 g/t gold over 10.7 metres including 3.13 g/t gold over 3.05 metres.
  • Additional chip-channel sampling at the Microwave prospect returned 3.6 g/t gold over 18 metres (including 7.2 g/t gold over 6 metres) and 3.1 g/t gold over 8 metres from trenches oriented normal to northwest-striking fractures;
  • Ultraviolet (“UV”) is a new discovery one kilometre southeast of the Radio prospect and hosted within a similar stratigraphic horizon.  Rock chip channels perpendicular to bedding returned 6.1 g/t gold over 4.0 metres.
  • Drill hole GAM19-01, tested the northern end of a 1.2 kilometre long soil anomaly and returned 1.04 g/t gold over 6.1 metres including 2.65 g/t gold over 1.5 metres.
  • A helicopter magnetics/VTEM survey has outlined a series of structurally controlled magnetic anomalies underpinning previously identified surface showings and gold-in-soil anomalies over a strike length of 9.5 kilometres.

 

“Evrim completed a substantial amount of work at Astro this season, and results continue to highlight a structural corridor of gold prospects extending for at least ten kilometres,” commented Evrim’s VP of Exploration, Dave Groves.  “The RC scout drilling program focused primarily on testing stratigraphy in proximity to prospects and identified several new gold-bearing zones, including an interval of mineralized granodiorite east of Radio and silicified siltstone in a range-bounding fault at Gamma.  These results, together with the mapping and sampling program that identified the UV prospect and gold-bearing quartz veining above Radio, are beginning to outline an extensive gold system along the eastern margin of the Border pluton.”

 

Evrim and Newmont Goldcorp acknowledge that the Astro Project is located within the traditional territory of the Sahtu Dene and Metis Comprehensive Land Claim and are committed to developing a positive and mutually beneficial relationship based on respect and transparency.

Astro Project Technical Discussion

 

Results from the 2019 exploration program highlight a strong spatial relationship between northwest-striking structures, favourable host rocks and elongate magnetic highs flanking the contact metamorphic aureole of the Border pluton (Figures 1 and 2).  The Radio prospect is open to the north toward the Infrared gold-in-soil anomaly, and the recently discovered UV prospect is coincident with a magnetic high that extends more than a kilometre south of the showing.  Gamma, which lies further east along the range front, represents a different style of mineralization within siltstone cut by high-angle north to northwest-striking faults. Gamma remains open-ended to the north and south. 

 

Figure 1.  Geology of the Astro project showing the location of gold prospects along the eastern margin of the Border pluton. 

 

 

Figure 2. Total magnetic intensity (TMI)-Reduced to the Pole (RTP) magnetics image with gold-in soil anomalies and prospect locations highlighting the coincidence of gold prospects and linear magnetic highs along a 9.5 kilometre long structural corridor.  Circular magnetic low is the approximate outline of the Border pluton.

Radio Prospect

 

The Radio prospect is centered on a 25 by 35 metre exposure of partially oxidized magnetite-pyrite skarn hosted in carbonaceous siltstone with calcareous lenses. Three sets of horizontal chip-channel samples (sub-parallel to bedding) and a vertical trench (perpendicular to bedding) were completed to follow up the 2018 exploration program (Evrim January 28, 2019 news release), to extend the footprint and determine the primary control on mineralization (Figure 3).  Chip-channel samples were also obtained from an area on the west side of a fault separating the two showings. Results from this sampling at Radio are in Table 1 below:

 

Table 1: Radio Prospect Chip-channel Sampling Results

 

Trench

Width

(m)

Gold

(g/t)

Gold (cut to 30 g/t)

(g/t)

Remarks

Channel H1

6.0

0.22

n/a

Horizontal chip-channel sampling below 2018 chip-channel sampling

and

2.0

9.97

n/a

 

Channel H2

30.0

17.7

11.8

Horizontal resampling and eastward extension of 2018 chip-channel sampling

and

10.0

34.8

19.0

 

Channel H3

6.0

0.26

n/a

Horizontal chip-channel sampling above 2018 chip-channel sampling

Channel H4

16.0

0.93

n/a

Horizontal chip-channel sampling of new extension across fault

including

2.0

4.91

n/a

 

Channel V1

26.0

3.26

n/a

Skarn and overlying siltstone

including

6.0

12.5

n/a

Skarn

 

The mineralized system at Radio is developed in several rock types along a series of northwest-striking structures offsetting the eastern margin of the Border pluton.  Parallel, northwest-striking, high-angle fractures cut siltstone, magnetite-pyrite skarn and intrusive rocks and appear to control the location of higher grades evidenced in the rock-chip sample results (Figure 3).

 

Drill hole RAD19-01 is located above the showing and intercepted 1.36 g/t gold over 10.7 metres including 3.13 g/t gold over 3.0 metres from skarn similar to the Radio showing.  Hole RAD19-02, a vertical RC hole positioned to test a lower horizon of anomalous soil and talus-fines samples, collared into granodiorite and was ended at a depth of 26 metres.  Select sample results from RAD19-02 are anomalous in gold, and results for the entire hole are pending.  Hole RAD19-04, collared 180 metres northeast of the Radio showing, encountered a similar section to RAD19-01 and returned 0.67 g/t gold over 7.6 metres from intrusive rock near the bottom of the hole.   Holes RAD19-03 and RAD19-05 were collared 600 and 700 metres north, respectively, of the Radio showing to test a magnetic anomaly interpreted to be the favourable skarn horizon at depth.  Both holes encountered heavy water flows and ended short of the intended target depth.    Drill hole information and significant intersections are in Tables 3 and 4, respectively.

 

UV Prospect

 

The UV prospect is a 100 by 75 metre area of subcropping magnetite-pyrite skarn within a sequence of grey limestone located approximately one kilometre east-southeast of Radio (Figures 1 and 2).  Chip-channel sampling returned 6.1 g/t gold over four metres from channels oriented perpendicular to bedding, and talus fine sampling downslope from UV record values up to 3.5 g/t gold.  Hole ULV19-01 was positioned above the surface showing and intersected intercalated altered limestone, sandstone and skarn but returned no significant gold values.   Mapping and rock and talus fine sampling outline several gold zones within the limestone and skarn at UV, suggesting primary control along northwest-striking faults.  The UV prospect is outlined by a prominent linear magnetic anomaly (Figure 2) that extends 1.7 kilometres south from the UV showing to the contact of the Border pluton. 

 

Figure 3.   View to the west of the Radio prospect showing the location of reported 2019 chip-channel rock-chip sample results and drill pad RAD19-01.

 



Gamma Prospect

The Gamma prospect is located approximately 2.5 kilometres southeast of UV and is defined by a 1.2 kilometre long gold-in-soil anomaly overlying a prominent magnetic anomaly (Figure 2).  Inclined drill hole GAM19-01 tested the soil anomaly and the magnetic anomaly in an area of mapped fault breccia and intersected 1.04 g/t gold over 6.0 metres including 2.65 g/t gold over 1.5 metres. Hole GAM19-02 tested the footwall of the gold-bearing structure in GAM19-01 and returned no significant results. Hole GAM19-03 tested an EM conductor approximately 900 metres south of GAM19-01 (see Table 4).  The GAM19-01 intercept remains open along a range-bounding fault that juxtaposes hornfelsed sedimentary rocks and granodiorite against carbonaceous silty limestone.

 

Microwave Prospect

 

Horizontal chip-channel sampling (sub-parallel to bedding and normal to fractures) and drilling were completed to follow up the 2018 exploration program (see Evrim January 28, 2019 news release) and determine the primary control on mineralization. Results from this sampling at Microwave are in Table 2 below:

 

Table 2: Microwave Prospect Chip-channel Sampling Results

 

Trench

Width

(m)

Gold

(g/t)

Remarks

Channel H1

8.0

3.08

Horizontal chip-channel sampling west and along strike of 2018 chip-channel sampling

Channel H2

18.0

3.56

Horizontal resampling and extension of 2018 chip-channel sampling

including

6.0

7.24

 

 

Drill holes MIC19-01 and -02 tested the stratigraphic section below the channel sampling.  Results from both holes returned nominal values, suggesting the surface showing is localized along high-angle structures parallel to the azimuth of the RC holes.  Talus fine sampling designed to test an area of anomalous stream-sediment samples identified two new showings 300 and 800 metres southwest of the Microwave prospect with gold values up to 1.95 g/t gold.

 

Table 3: Drill Hole Information Table

Hole

Easting

NAD83 Zone 9

Northing

NAD83 Zone 9

Elevation

(m)

Azimuth

(°)

Dip

(°)

Hole Depth

(m)

MIC19-01

459256

7027595

1716

324

-70

103.9

MIC19-02

459259

7027590

1716

145

-60

95.4

RAD19-01

456017

7032041

1830

n/a

-90

95.1

RAD19-02

456191

7031913

1706

n/a

-90

26.2

RAD19-03

455878

7032697

1676

n/a

-90

103.0

RAD19-04

456144

7032173

1862

n/a

-90

118.0

RAD19-05

455710

7032543

1679

n/a

-90

104.5

ULV19-01

456989

7031680

1821

165

-60

95.4

GAM19-01

459223

7030219

1688

090

-60

104.2

GAM19-02

459223

7030219

1688

n/a

-90

87.5

GAM19-03

459390

7029374

 

n/a

-90

179.2

Table 4:  Astro 2019 RC Scout Drilling Results

Hole

From

(m)

To

(m)

Width

(m)

Gold

(g/t)

MIC19-01

No significant result

MIC19-02

No significant result

RAD19-01

26.5

37.2

10.7

1.36

including

31.1

34.1

3.0

3.13

and

58.5

60.0

1.5

0.68

RAD19-02

Results pending

RAD19-03

No significant result

RAD19-04

104.2

111.8

7.6

0.67

Including

108.8

110.3

1.5

2.18

GAM19-01

54.0

60.0

6.0

1.05

including

58.5

60.0

1.5

2.72

GAM19-02

No significant result

GAM19-03

No significant result

ULV19-01

No significant result

Note: True widths of drill hole intersections are not known

                               

 

Qualified Person Statement

 

Evrim’s disclosure of technical or scientific information in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Stewart Harris, P.Geo. Vice President, Technical Services for the Company, a Qualified Person defined by National Instrument 43-101.

 

Samples were delivered to ALS Global in Whitehorse, YT for sample preparation and to the ALS laboratory in North Vancouver for analysis. The ALS facilities have ISO/IE 17025:2005 certification.  Rock and drill samples were assayed for gold by 30 gram fire assay and multi-element analysis by four-acid digest and ICP analysis.  Screen metallics assays were performed on select high gold grade trench and rock samples.  Field duplicate samples, blank samples and certified reference materials were inserted into the drill sample sequence, and blanks and certified reference materials were inserted into the chip-channel sample sequence.  Over limit rock samples were re-assayed by fire assay with gravimetric finish.

 

Talus fine samples were sieved in the field, prepped as soil samples by ALS and analyzed for gold by fire-assay and a multi-element analysis by aqua regia digest and MS ICP analysis.

 

 

About Evrim Resources

 

Evrim Resources is a mineral exploration company whose goal is to participate in significant exploration discoveries supported by a sustainable business model.  The Company is well financed, has a diverse range of quality projects and a database covering substantial areas of Mexico and portions of southwestern United States. The Company’s projects are advanced through option and joint venture agreements with industry partners to create shareholder value.  Evrim’s business plan also includes royalty creation utilizing the Company’s exploration expertise and existing projects.

 

On Behalf of the Board

EVRIM RESOURCES CORP.

 

Paddy Nicol

President & CEO

 

To find out more about Evrim Resources Corp., please contact Paddy Nicol, President or Liliana Wong, Manager, Investor Relations at 604-425-3400. 

 

Visit our website at www.evrimresources.com.

 

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