INTERSECTIONS INCLUDE 35.3 G AU/T OVER 3.75 METRES, 34.3 G AU/T OVER 3.00 METRES, AND 38.3 G AU/T OVER 2.05 METRES
TORONTO, Aug. 2, 2017 - Superior Gold Inc. ("Superior Gold" or the "Company") (TSX.V:SGI) is pleased to announce additional results from the ongoing underground diamond drill program at its 100%-owned Plutonic Gold Mine in Western Australia. The drilling was conducted from mid-March to mid-May 2017.
Results are provided for 112 drill holes for a total of more than 8,000 metres. The drill holes were primarily completed for resource definition and grade control purposes. One of these holes was conducted as part of the underground exploration program testing areas outside of the known resources. Resource definition was designed to increase the confidence level of the resource in areas where drilling was limited. Grade control drilling was completed to provide additional information for stope design ahead of mining. The exploration hole was completed to test previously undrilled areas in the search for possible extensions of mineralization to potentially expand the overall resource.
The drilling focussed on 5 zones – Baltic; Caribbean; Caspian; Cortez; and Indian. Significant intersections were encountered in all zones.
- 112 intersections encountered more than 5g Au/t
- 51 intersections encountered more than 10g Au/t
- 19 intersections encountered more than 20g Au/t
- Exploration intersections of up to 38.3g Au/t over 2.05 metres and 17.8g Au/t over 5.10 metres were obtained, approximately 200 metres laterally from known mineralization in the Indian Zone.
The most significant intersections are summarized in Table 1 below:
Table 1 – Key Intersections
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Chris Bradbrook, President and CEO of Superior Gold stated: "As with our previously released results (May 11, 2017), these results continue to demonstrate the strength of the mineralized system at the Plutonic Gold Mine. The resource definition and grade control drilling provides greater confidence in the continuity of the mineralization, while exploration drilling provides confidence in our ability to grow the resource. We continue to be extremely encouraged by these drill results and work towards increasing the confidence level in the resources. One of our principal goals is to grow the level of underground reserves as well as the mine life."
Scientific and technical information in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Simon Lawson who is a member of the AusIMM and a "qualified person" within the meaning of NI 43-101.
Quality Control Protocols
Core is drilled BTW core diameter (42 mm). Core intervals are whole core sampled. All gold results were determined by ALS Minerals (Perth) using fire assay fusion (40g charge, lead collection method) with an ICP finish. Drill program design, Quality Assurance/Quality Control and interpretation of results are performed by qualified persons employing a Quality Assurance/Quality Control program consistent with NI 43-101 and industy best practices. Standards, blanks and duplicates are included in approximately every 20 samples for Quality Assurance/Quality Control purposes by the Company as well as the laboratory. Approximately 5% of sample pulps are sent to secondary laboratories for check assays.
About Superior Gold
Superior Gold is a Canadian based gold producer that owns 100% of the Plutonic Gold Operations located in Western Australia. The Plutonic Gold Operations include the Plutonic Gold Mine, which is a producing underground operation with a central mill, the Hermes open pit development project and an interest in the Bryah Basin joint venture. Superior Gold is focused on expanding production at the Plutonic Gold Operations and building an intermediate gold producer with superior returns for shareholders.
For further information, please contact:
Superior Gold Inc.
Chris Bradbrook, President, CEO & Director
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