Diamond Drilling At Stealth Deposit Delivers Broad Zones Of Gold Mineralisation, Including 23m Downhole At 1g/t Gold
October 7, 2021
Vancouver, British Columbia: Gold Basin Resources Corporation (the "Company" or "Gold Basin") – (CSE: GXX, OTCQB: GXXFF) is pleased to announce that assay results have been received for two diamond drill holes from the Stealth deposit (the "Stealth Deposit") located at the Company's 100% owned Gold Basin oxide gold project in north-western Arizona (the "Gold Basin Project" or the "Project"), approximately 900m west of the Cyclopic deposit.
- STDD001 was drilled at a high angle (70-degree dip) perpendicular to the main Stealth Fault to a depth of 164m.
- STDD002 was drilled on a sub vertical dip (83 degrees) to a total depth of 110m.
- Both holes intersected the two mineralised detachment fault zones as anticipated.
- STDD001 intersected a broad zone of 55.8m at 0.7 g/t gold from 18.3m.
- Including 23.2m at 1.01 g/t Au from 18.3m.
- And 16.8m at 0.5 g/t Au from 133.5m.
- STDD002 intersected 36.4m at 0.56 g/t Au from 74.4m.
- Including 9.1m at 0.97 g/t Au from 91.1m.
Michael Povey, the CEO of Gold Basin commented, "This drilling provides strong evidence that the two mineralised detachment zones are intact at the Stealth Deposit and occur at a similar elevation to the mineralised detachments at the Cyclopic Deposit".
The two diamond drill holes were drilled in the southern extent of the Stealth Deposit. The holes were primarily designed to confirm and add to the structural information available through historical drilling by the previous owners in the 1990’s. See Table 1 for hole details.
Both holes drilled by the Company delivered encouraging results, confirming the mineral structures and gold mineralization present at the Stealth Deposit, which make it an exciting target that warrants high-priority drilling in the upcoming exploration program.
This drilling provides strong evidence that the two mineralised detachment zones are intact at the Stealth Deposit and occur at a similar elevation to the mineralised detachments at the Cyclopic Deposit (see Map 1).
A portion of the gold mineralisation intersected at the Stealth Deposit occurs in weakly-altered basement gneiss that has a fine hematite dusting. This style of gold mineralisation is very exciting because it suggests that the basement gneiss unit may be preferentially mineralised rather than associated with hydrothermal alteration. Brecciation was also noted that may be related to faulting.
Further drilling is planned for later in fall 2021 to test both the strike and depth extensions of the Stealth Deposit. Map 2 below shows the location of the Stealth Deposit in relation to the overall Cyclopic Deposit and other mineralised targets at the Gold Basin Project.
Table 1: Drill hole Information and Gold Intersections
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QUALITY CONTROL AND QUALITY ASSURANCE
The Company drilled the two diamond drill holes using HQ Core. The core was transported to a cutting facility in Nevada where it was cut and logged by Gold Basin contractors. The cut core was sampled on 5-foot intervals with half the core retained.
Coarse blank material, standard reference pulps are inserted into the sample stream. Three standard reference pulps at three different gold grades (0.154 ppm, 0.778ppm, and 2.58ppm) are being used. One 1.52m drill interval in every four intervals is weighed in order to monitor recovery.
Samples were transported to American Assay Lab ("AAL") in Reno, Nevada. Prior to shipping, all assay samples are maintained under the direct control and supervision of the on-site geological staff.
Upon arrival in Reno, Nevada at AAL, the samples are prepared using AAL code PV03 procedure
(pulverize 0.3kg split to 85% passing 75 micron) and fire-assayed for gold using AAL code FA-PB30-ICP procedure (30gm fire with ICP-OES finish). AAL also inserts its own certified reference materials plus blanks and duplicates.
Charles Straw BSc., a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101, has reviewed the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for this news release and has approved the disclosure herein. Mr. Straw has verified the data disclosed in this news release, and has reviewed the applicable assay databases and assay certificates. Mr. Straw is not independent of the Company as he is the President and a director of the Company and holds securities of the Company.
ABOUT GOLD BASIN RESOURCES CORPORATION
Gold Basin Resources is engaged in the business of mineral exploration and the acquisition of mineral property assets in North America, including the Gold Basin Project located in the Gold Basin Mining District, Mohave County, Arizona, which comprises five mineral rights (2,389.34 acres) and 290 unpatented mining claims (5,280 acres), totaling 7,669.34 acres. Its objective is to locate and developeconomic precious and base metal properties of merit. Gold Basin is led by a team with a track record of success in mineral exploration, project development, capital markets and significant transactions.
Gold Basin is a proud member of Discovery Group.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer and Director
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Andrew Mendelawitz, Investor Relations
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