ANACONDA MINING EXPANDS THE STOG’ER TIGHT DEPOSIT
ANACONDA MINING EXPANDS THE STOG’ER TIGHT DEPOSIT, INTERSECTING 5.45 G/T GOLD OVER 20.0 METRES, 18.42 G/T GOLD OVER 5.0 METRES AND 10.14 G/T GOLD OVER 7.0 METRES
TORONTO, ON – July 7, 2020 – Anaconda Mining Inc. (“Anaconda” or the “Company”) (TSX: ANX) (OTCQX: ANXGF) is pleased to announce initial results of an ongoing drill program (the “Drill Program”) along strike from the Stog’er Tight Mine and Deposit (“Stog’er Tight”), located approximately three (3) kilometres east of the Company’s operating Pine Cove Mill and tailings facility in Newfoundland (Exhibit A). The Drill Program comprises 1,354-metres in 26 diamond drill holes (BN-19-293 to 302 and BN-20-303 to 318) and 329 metres in 27 percussion drill holes (BNP-19-164 to BNP-20-190). The Drill Program was initiated to extend the previously mined Stog’er Tight Deposit and associated gold-mineralized alteration system westward, since previous exploration work indicated that the Stog’er Tight Deposit remained open for expansion (Exhibit B).
Highlights of the Drill Program include:
• 5.45 g/t gold over 20.0 metres (44.0 to 64.0 metres), including 33.90 g/t gold over 1.0 metre in diamond drill hole BN-20-311;
• 18.42 g/t gold over 5.0 metres (48.0 to 53.0 metres), including 74.40 g/t gold over 1.0 metre in diamond drill hole BN-20-309;
• 10.14 g/t gold over 7.0 metres (28.0 to 35.0 metres), including 33.90 g/t gold over 1.0 metre in diamond drill hole BN-20-310; and
• 5.55 g/t gold over 8.0 metres (25.0 to 33.0 metres), including 39.70 g/t gold over 1.0 metre in diamond drill hole BN-19-295.
Highlights of previous exploration (see news release dated October 27, 2016) include:
• 1.28 g/t gold over 8.8 metres (21.0 to 29.8 metres) in diamond drill hole BN-16-278;
• 3.81 g/t gold over 3.0 metres (49.9 to 52.9 metres); in diamond drill hole BN-16-279; and
• 7.10 g/t gold over 3.5 metres in a channel sample.
Selected intersections from the Drill Program at Stog’er Tight are shown in Tables 1 and 2 below. Assays are pending for an additional 16 drill holes (BN-20-319 to 334) completed to date and will be released once assays have been received and reviewed.
“We are pleased to discover that the gold system at the Stog’er Tight Mine not only continues westward by 650 metres along strike, but also includes shallow zones of high-grade, thick mineralization. This new discovery coupled with the associated geophysical footprint could indicate that the zone continues northward down-dip for 250 metres. A second geophysical anomaly with the same orientation is located 250 metres to the southwest and is also associated with high-grade surface mineralization identified in historical channel samples. Further, our observations of the style of mineralization indicates that it is very similar to both the Stog’er Tight and Argyle gold deposits. Based on the success of this Drill Program we are initiating a further 1,500 metres of diamond drilling to test the down-dip extension of the gold mineralization as well as testing the second geophysical anomaly along strike with the goal of expanding the Stog’er Tight Deposit for future development. We look forward to announcing the remaining results from this program followed by updates on the new drilling which will commence shortly.”
~ Kevin Bullock, President and CEO, Anaconda Mining Inc.
The results of the Drill Program indicate that a significant zone of gold mineralization extends at least 650 metres west of, and represents a strike extension of, the Stog’er Tight Mine sequence. Mineralization at Stog’er Tight now extends over a total strike length of 1,200 metres and is open along strike to the southwest and down-dip on its western half. Gold mineralization is hosted within a shallowly northwest dipping gabbro sill and is tested to a vertical depth of 75 metres. The highest grades and thicknesses intersected thus far are associated with a geophysical anomaly (IP chargeability high associated with all gold deposits at Point Rousse) that extends 250 metres northward, parallel with a similar IP anomaly associated with the Stog’er Tight Deposit. A second IP chargeability anomaly, of similar extent and associated with surface gold mineralization, is located 250 metres further southwest along strike, highlighting additional potential for expansion (Exhibit C). Both geophysical anomalies trend beneath a shallow pond (generally less than a few metres) known as Camp Pond (Exhibit B and C). Fox Pond, located east of Camp Pond, was similarly underlain by the Stog’er Tight Deposit which was successfully mined in 2018 and 2019 by partial dewatering of the pond under appropriate Provincial and Federal Government permits.
About Stog’er Tight
The Stog’er Tight Deposit, located adjacent to existing road networks three (3) kilometres east of the Pine Cove Mill, has been defined over a strike length of 650 metres to date. Anaconda produced a total of 17,102 ounces of gold from the Stog’er Tight Mine between June 2018 and January 2020. Gold from Stog’er Tight was recovered through the Pine Cove Mill with an average head grade of 1.75 g/t gold. Anaconda is currently assessing the potential for expanding the Stog’er Tight Deposit and developing additional resources along strike.
This news release has been reviewed and approved by Paul McNeill, P. Geo., VP Exploration with Anaconda Mining Inc., a “Qualified Person”, under National Instrument 43-101 Standard for Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
Mineralized intervals referred to in this press release are reported as drill intersections and are apparent widths only. True widths reported in this press release are estimated to be approximately 75-100% of drill intervals.
All samples and the resultant composites referred to in this release were collected using QA/QC protocols including the regular insertion of certified standards and blanks within each sample batch sent for analysis and completion of check assays of select samples. Diamond drill core and percussion samples were analyzed for Au at Eastern Analytical Ltd. in Springdale, NL (“Eastern”), using standard fire assay (30 g) pre-concentration and Atomic Absorption finish methods. Eastern is a fully accredited firm within the meaning of NI 43-101 for provision of this service.
Percussion drilling was conducted using a Sandvik percussion drill rig with a 4 inch bore. Dry cuttings returned from the drill were collected every 0.9 metres of drilling from a plastic pail using a scoop holding approximately 1-2 kg sample. Percussion cuttings include a variety of size fractions of pulverized rock. An analysis of 9 pairs of twinned diamond drill holes and percussion holes within 12 metres of each other showed a strong correlation between grade and width of the mineralized zone.
Anaconda is a TSX and OTCQX-listed gold mining, development, and exploration company, focused in Atlantic Canada. The company operates mining and milling operations in the prolific Baie Verte Mining District of Newfoundland which includes the fully-permitted Pine Cove Mill, tailings facility and deep-water port, as well as ~11,000 hectares of highly prospective mineral lands including those adjacent to the past producing, high-grade Nugget Pond Mine at its Tilt Cove Gold Project. Anaconda is also developing the Goldboro Gold Project in Nova Scotia, a high-grade resource and the subject of an on-going feasibility study.
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