VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Medgold Resources Corp. (TSX-V:MED) (the “Company” or “Medgold”) is pleased to announce new drill results from the Tlamino Gold Project in southern Serbia. The drill program was fully funded by Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (“Fortuna”) under the terms of an option agreement between Medgold and Fortuna. Assays have been received for holes BAR003 and BAR004. Both holes have intersected significant gold mineralization:
- BAR003: 26.1 m @ 2.44 g/t Au and 219 g/t Ag, from 2.0 m to 28.1 m (including 6.0 m of 4.20 g/t Au and 754 g/t Ag from 3.6 m to 9.6 m)
- BAR004: 22.1 m of 1.83 g/t Au and 109 g/t Ag, from 2.2 m to 24.3 m
BAR003 and BAR004 are both collared on the same pad as BAR001, which assayed 30.8 m of 2.06 g/t Au and 54.7 g/t Ag (see Medgold news release of June 11, 2018). The results appear to have confirmed the continuity of mineralization from the Barje outcrop to the north and at depth (BAR002 was collared 290 m to the north-northeast of the Barje outcrop and intersected 34.7 m of 3.11 g/t Au and 27.5 g/t Ag, see Medgold news release of June 11, 2018).
Dan James, the President of Medgold, said: “The drilling at Tlamino continues to demonstrate a strongly mineralized system, associated with a large flat-lying detachment structure. With only 4 holes, we’ve already highlighted the potential for 290 m of up-dip continuity. We are also seeing zones of significantly higher gold and silver grades within the broader intersections, such as 6.0 m of 4.20 g/t Au and 754 g/t Ag in BAR003 and 2.0 m of 23.88 g/t Au and 340 g/t Ag in BAR002, which are associated with intense brecciation. We’ve now completed our initial drilling and have achieved our initial objectives. Drilling has paused while we interpret the geology to prepare for a second phase to commence next month.”
Table 1 – Summary of Drill Results
Table 2 – Drill collars
* Coordinates are given in WGS84 datum and UTM zone 34 projection.
An updated plan map showing drill collar locations and hole traces, and cross sections are available on Medgold’s website at http://medgoldresources.com/tlamino/
The first phase of the drill program completed on June 10, 2018, with 734.10 m drilled from 7 drill holes. Assays are still pending for drill holes BAR005 through BAR007 and will be released once available.
The Tlamino Project & Fortuna Option Agreement
The Tlamino Gold Project (the “Project”) is located in Southern Serbia, close to the borders of both Bulgaria and Macedonia, approximately five hours south of the capital, Belgrade. The Project is comprised of two exploration licences, Donje Tlamino and Surlica-Dukat, each approximately 100 km2. All exploration work at the Project is fully-funded by Fortuna, which has an option to earn up to 70% of the Project by spending US $8 million on exploration over five years and completing a Preliminary Economic Assessment (see Medgold news release of March 7, 2017).
The Barje Zone
The Barje Zone is host to a large outcrop of intense brecciation and mineralization. The best results from surface channel sampling returned 84 m of 5.60 g/t Au and 105 g/t Ag (see Company press release on July 18, 2017). In 2017, an IP-Resistivity geophysical program undertaken by Medgold at the Barje Zone identified a large chargeability anomaly measuring approximately 1,000 m east-west by 400 m north-south, as well as a second-order anomaly with a NNE-axis overlying the Barje outcrop. The outcrop channel sampling and geophysical survey results were highly encouraging, and a first phase diamond drilling program was designed to test for the presence of a large shallow mineralized body associated with the Barje outcrop and chargeability anomaly.
About Medgold Resources Corp.
Medgold is a Serbia-focused, TSX-V listed, project generator company targeting early-stage gold properties in the Oligo-Miocene Belt of Serbia. Run by an experienced management team, with a successful track-record of building value in resource companies.
Mr. David Clark, M.Sc., P.Geo., is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. Mr. Clark prepared the technical information contained in this news release and has approved its disclosure.
Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Half-core samples are delivered by Medgold personnel directly to the ALS Geochemistry laboratory facilities in Bor, Serbia. The samples are crushed and pulverised using method code PREP-31, are fire assayed for Au using method code Au-ICP21 and are analysed for multi-elements using method code ME-MS61 following a four-acid digestion. Overlimits are analysed using an appropriate method. Medgold routinely inserts multi-element geochemical standards, blanks, and field duplicate samples into the drill core sample stream to monitor laboratory performance.
Additional information on Medgold can be found on the Company’s website at www.medgoldresources.com and by reviewing the Company’s page on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
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Daniel P. James, President & Director
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