GT Gold Announces Metallurgical Recoveries of up to 98% at Saddle

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GT Gold Corp. (“GT Gold” or the “Company”) (TSXV:GTT) is pleased to announce initial metallurgical test results for the Saddle gold-silver discovery, located on the Company’s 100%-owned Tatogga property in northwestern British Columbia, Canada.  Results show that the Saddle gold-silver mineralization is amenable to standard cyanidation processing with average recoveries of 84% gold and 25% silver, including numerous samples that showed recoveries of over 90%, and as high as 98%.  The metallurgical test work was carried out by Blue Coast Research Ltd. of Parksville, B.C.

“These initial results are very encouraging even more so because they were unoptimized,” said Kevin Keough, President & CEO.  “They constitute an important positive milestone for the advancement of the Saddle discovery.”

For metallurgical testing purposes 30 bulk composites spatially representative of the Saddle South Zone, and representative also of Saddle South style quartz-carbonate-sulphide mineralization, were created with drill core from 22 diamond core holes. Criteria for testing included standard bottle rolls using the following common processing parameters:

  • 80% passing 100 μm
  • retention time of 48 hours

The following table summarizes the initial metallurgical test results for Saddle:

Composite
Sample ID
Assay
Head
Grade
Au g/t
Assay
Head
Grade
Ag g/t
Head
Grade
Calculated
Au g/t
Head
Grade
Calculated
Ag g/t
%
Recovery
Gold
%
Recovery
Silver
Comp 1 5.96 9.00 6.20 9.51 65 34
Comp 2 5.96 9.00 6.42 9.24
Comp 3 4.36 3.30 4.02 3.67 88 55
Comp 4 4.36 3.30 3.70 3.37
Comp 5 5.96 9.00 6.33 9.17 67 43
Comp 6 3.25 3.60 3.42 4.00 78 41
Comp 7 39.63 222.60 46.01 227.39 81 45
Comp 8 16.60 10.10 16.71 10.74 89 48
Comp 9 7.03 2.50 4.57 2.84 88 37
Comp 10 5.34 6.10 5.15 6.14 83 46
Comp 11 7.89 17.90 7.59 18.04 85 36
Comp 12 24.10 26.00 24.35 28.12 83 54
Comp 13* 7.79 17.70 7.66 16.70 77 61
Comp 14* 8.33 157.40 7.00 157.24 84 12
Comp 15* 2.55 3.10 2.36 3.51 81 77
Comp 16 4.07 1.20 4.14 1.28 97 37
Comp 17 8.24 1.10 7.51 1.41 97 65
Comp 18 4.53 4.60 4.49 3.71 92 60
Comp 19 11.23 5.65 11.18 5.12 86 49
Comp 20 35.75 181.80 36.94 182.11 83 22
Comp 21 25.10 5.80 64.87 5.94 98 79
Comp 22 13.29 10.10 14.23 11.42 88 58
Comp 23 14.84 367.00 14.55 384.90 75 15
Comp 24 1.21 1.30 1.63 2.11 91 38
Comp 25 11.20 5.50 11.18 4.15 92 64
Comp 26 5.99 7.10 3.55 6.37 88 44
Comp 27* 20.34 31.10 20.87 31.24 86 60
Comp 28* 2.57 4.10 2.40 4.31 79 47
Comp 29* 7.00 5.95 7.20 5.71 82 63
Comp 30* 11.40 39.30 11.97 38.04 72 32
Average 10.86 39.07 12.27 39.92 84 25
 
Note: All numbers are rounded.  Composites highlighted with a * were ground to 25 μm

NaCN consumption rates averaged 1.2 kg/t.

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For more information please contact:
         
GT Gold Corp.       GT Gold Corp.
Kevin M. Keough       Charles J. Greig, P.Geo
President and Chief Executive Officer       Vice President, Exploration
Tel: (613) 832-4592       Tel: (250) 492-2331
Website: www.gtgoldcorp.ca        

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