VANCOUVER, CANADA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/11/16 -- Medgold Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE: MED) (the "Company" or "Medgold") is pleased to announce new assay results from contiguous rock-chip sampling from the Limarinho South zone at its Boticas gold project in Portugal, which include a highlight of 6.0m @ 5.7 g/t Au. Significantly, infill grid-soil sampling over the entire Limarinho Zone has identified two new gold anomalies, increasing the anomalous area to 4km by 2km.
The Limarinho South zone, is located approximately 500m south of the main Limarinho Zone. The newly mapped gold mineralization and associated alteration effectively doubles the footprint of the Limarinho anomaly. Sampling maps are available on Medgold's website at http://www.medgoldresources.com/s/boticas.asp.
Dan James, President of Medgold, said: "The intensive sampling programmes we carried out at Boticas at the start of this year are delivering early good results. As we hoped, our primary target at Limarinho has expanded in size and we've also improved the definition of the gold anomaly. We're now preparing with our partner Centerra Gold Inc. to drill test Limarinho in Q2 of this year with a 2,500m drilling programme."
The Boticas-Chaves Gold Project
The Boticas-Chaves Gold Project is comprised of two exploration licences covering a total area of approximately 600 sq km located in the north of Portugal close to the Spanish border. The principal prospect at Boticas is the Limarinho zone.
Recent contiguous rock-chip sampling at Limarinho South has identified high-grade gold mineralization at surface. A total of 23 samples were collected, with values ranging from 0.12 g/t Au to 10.65 g/t Au. The composited intervals are summarized below:
-- 6m @ 5.66 g/t Au -- 8m @ 2.40 g/t Au -- 3m @ 5.45 g/t Au -- 3m @ 2.27 g/t Au -- 1m @ 4.02 g/t Au -- 2m @ 1.40 g/t Au
In addition, 8 grab samples were collected at Limarinho South, with assays ranging from 0.12 g/t Au to highs of 19.30 g/t Au, 17.00 g/t Au and 12.40 g/t Au. Infill grid-soil sampling has also been completed over an area of 3.5km by 3km at a line spacing of 200m and a 50m sample spacing.
In the 1980s and 2000s COGEMA and then Kernow Resources, respectively, completed over 3,000m of diamond drilling at Limarinho and Limarinho South. The drilling cut broad zones of low-grade gold mineralization (approx. 1 g/t Au), and also multiple mineralized corridors of much higher grade (2-3 g/t Au) that are continuous over significant strike lengths (see Medgold news release dated July 21, 2015).
The mineralized corridors trend east-northeast, while the veins within them trend northeast. The mineralization is structurally-controlled and developed within a large deformational zone which coincides with the surface soil geochemistry, outlining a northeast-elongate area of approximately 4km by 2km. Both Limarinho and Limarinho South are located in the centre of this anomaly.
At Casas Novas, which is 3 km southeast of Limarinho, quartz vein swarms are associated with a NE-elongate dilational prism. Grid-soil sampling has confirmed broad zones of gold and arsenic anomalism over an area of 3 km by 2 km, and with rock-chip samples yielding results from 0.01 g/t Au to highs of 71.90 g/t Au, 5.53 g/t Au and 5.20 g/t Au, including new results of 8.54 g/t Au and 7.31 g/t Au.
Medgold also announces that it proposes to complete, subject to stock exchange approval, a non-brokered private placement financing of up to 2.0 million units at $0.10 per unit, for proceeds of up to $200,000. Each unit will consist of one common share and one warrant, each warrant entitling the holder to purchase one additional common share of the Company at $0.12 for one year from closing. The Company may pay a finder's fee on a portion of this financing.
The proceeds of the placement will be used to fund the ongoing exploration of the Company's properties, and for general working capital purposes.
About Centerra Gold and the Joint-Venture
Centerra Gold Inc. is a Canadian-based gold mining company focused on operating, developing, exploring and acquiring gold properties primarily in Asia, North America and other markets worldwide. Centerra is the largest Western-based gold producer in Central Asia. Centerra's shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). The Company is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Centerra has the exclusive right to earn a 51% interest in the Valongo Belt properties (namely: Lagares, Balazar, Castelo de Paiva and Valongo licences) and the Boticas-Chaves Project by incurring expenditures on the properties totaling US$3.0 million over three years. Once Centerra has acquired the initial 51% interest in the properties, it may acquire a further 19% (for a total 70% interest) by incurring an additional US$3.0 million on exploration within two years.
Quality Assurance/ Quality Control
Samples were prepared by ALS Minerals at the Seville Laboratory, Spain. Soil samples were analyzed for gold using 50gm fire assay with ICP analysis and multi-elements were analyzed by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer and inductively coupled plasma emission spectrometer by ALS Minerals at the Omac Laboratory, Ireland. Rock samples were analyzed for gold using 50gm fire assay with AAS analysis and multi elements were analyzed by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer and inductively coupled plasma emission spectrometer by ALS Minerals at the Omac Laboratory, Ireland.
Certified reference materials, blanks, and field and laboratory duplicates were routinely inserted for quality assurance and quality control.
David Clark, PGeo, consulting geologist to the Company, is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 -- Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. Mr. Clark has reviewed and approved the disclosure of technical information contained in this news release.
Medgold is a European-focused, TSX-V listed exploration and development company targeting gold properties in northwest Iberia and the under-explored gold provinces of southern Europe. Run by a highly experienced management team with a successful track record of building value in resource companies, Medgold is aiming to become a leading European gold company.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Daniel P. James, President & Director
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