Golden Lake Exploration Inc. announce recently received assays from rock and soil sampling on its Copperview South property located in south-central BC, with portions contiguous to Kodiak Copper Corp.’ MPD project.
Grab samples (40 samples) from outcrop locations and old surface and underground workings over three target areas returned peak values of 13.35 grams gold per tonne (g/t Au), 1,280.00 grams silver per tonne (g/t Ag), 41,000 parts per million copper (Cu ppm) or 4.10 percentage copper (Cu %), 42,000 ppm lead (Pb) or 4.20 Pb %, and 212,000 ppm zinc (Zn) or 21.20 Zn%. The average of 40 rock samples was 0.66 g/t g/t Au, 57.72 g/t Ag, 1,613 ppm Cu, 3,401 ppm Pb, and 11,999 ppm Zn.
Most of the field work and sampling from the fall 2022 program was focused on the “Full Monty” property which covers three BC Minfile prospects/showings (from north to south, Snowstorm 092HNE032, Fisher (Fissure) Maiden 092HNE001, and Mabel 092HNE028). The property covers the south Siwash Creek drainage, which was a historical placer location in the early 1900’s.
Historic work including development of six adits, completed from 1917 to the late 1920’s with additional underground work in 1951-1952. Prospecting, sampling, soil geochemistry and geophysics have been completed by various companies from the 1980’s to 2000’s. On the current property, a total of 32 percussion or diamond drill holes have been completed, comprising 2,318 meters. The prospects and showing consists of quartz veins and stockworks associated with shear zones in granite of the Middle Jurassic Osprey Lake batholith. The veins and shears are silicified and mineralized with hematite, pyrite, and chalcopyrite, and copper oxides (malachite).
Based on government assessment reports and private company data, significant values of gold, silver, copper, lead. and zinc have been returned in historic underground and surface sampling and in drill holes (see Company Press Release April 4, 2022). Many historic drill holes were maxed out at 1.00% Zn which based on the Company’s recent sampling program may have significantly under-estimated the zinc content of the mineralizing system.
A total of 22 rock samples were taken from surface outcrop and old mine working areas and returned an average of 0.05 g/t Au, 24.59 g/t Ag, 2220 ppm Cu, 1529 ppm Pb and 16,175 ppm Zn. Maximum values from this sampling program were 0.26 g/t Au, 233.00 g/t Ag, 41,000 ppm Cu, 7,760 ppm Pb, and 212,000 ppm Zn. Detailed results of all samples from the Snowstorm Target are presented below.
FISHER MAIDEN TARGET
The Fisher Maiden occurrence is hosted within coarse grained potassium feldspar porphyritic granite of the Nelson intrusions near the northern contact with the Slocan Group sediments. Within the workings the porphyritic granite is cut by a few hornblende biotite dikes. The occurrence consists of a fissure vein striking 160 degrees and dipping 75 degrees west. Alteration of the intrusive rocks is intense. Historically the vein has been explored with at least five adits over a vertical range of about 145 metres. Workings have collapsed or are overgrown, such that not all adits are locatable.
Only 6 rock samples were taken from surface outcrop and old mine working areas, but five were strongly mineralized. and returned an average of 3.95 g/t Au, 274.64 g/t Ag, 2,118 ppm Cu, 14,1615 ppm Pb and 14,857 ppm Zn. Maximum values from this sampling program were 13.35 g/t Au,1,280.00 g/t Ag, 5,400 ppm Cu, 42,000 ppm Pb, and 69,000 ppm Zn. Detailed results of all samples from the Fisher Maiden Target are presented below.
A total of 7 rock samples were taken from surface outcrop and old mine working areas and returned an average of 0.04 g/t Au, 5.86 g/t Ag, 141 ppm Cu, 1,588 ppm Pb and 2.087 ppm Zn. Maximum values from this sampling program were 0.16 g/t Au, 23.10 g/t Ag, 374 ppm Cu, 5,250 ppm Pb, and 4,390 ppm Zn. Detailed results of all samples from the Mabel Target are presented below.
SOIL SAMPLE RESULTS
A total of 640 soil samples were obtained (including standard and blank samples) with analysis by ALS Global – Geochemistry Analytical Lab in North Vancouver, BC, Canada (a division of ALS Canada Ltd.). Several strong soil geochemical anomalies were returned for several metals, with very elevated zinc-in-soil anomalies indicated. The 95% percentile for gold for all samples on the survey was 18.3 Parts per billion gold (“ppb Au”), and silver at 0.87 ppm Ag, which are similar threshold values for Company surveys over other parts of the Copperview property. However, the values for zinc with a 95% percentile of 610 ppm Zn, a maximum of 2,080 ppm Zn (0.21% Zn), with an average of 202 ppm Zn for the entire data base.
The reader is cautioned that grab rock samples, while not representative of the grade of mineralization of an occurrence or target, are useful in determining prospectivity and geological features. All rock and soil samples were taken by personnel of Exploration Facilitation Unlimited Inc. and were delivered by the company’s project manager to ALS labs’ facility in North Vancouver, B.C. All samples are analyzed for copper, gold, silver and 31 other elements. Gold is determined by ALS method Au-AA23, which is a fire assay with an atomic absorption spectroscopy finish on a 30-gram split. Copper, silver and the remaining 31 elements are determined by ALS method ME-ICP61, which is a four-acid digestion and inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy assay. Standards and blanks were submitted for the soil sampling program, and the Company is reliant on ALS in North Vancouver, for its quality assurance/quality control protocol, on these preliminary rock samples.
Golden Lake Exploration’s disclosure of a technical or scientific nature in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Don Hoy, P.Geo., who serves as a qualified person under the definition of National Instrument 43-101.
About Golden Lake Exploration Inc.
Golden Lake Exploration is a junior public mining exploration company engaged in the business of mineral exploration and the acquisition of mineral property assets. Its objective is to acquire, explore and develop economic precious and base metal properties of merit and to aggressively advance its exploration program on the Jewel Ridge property. The Jewel Ridge property is located on the south end of Nevada’s prolific Battle Mountain-Eureka trend, along strike and contiguous to Barrick Gold’s Archimedes/Ruby Hill gold mine to the north and Timberline Resources’ advanced-stage Lookout Mountain project to the south. The Company also owns a large early-stage property in south-central British Columbia, contiguous to Kodiak Copper Corp., and Gold Mountain Mining Inc., that is highly prospective for copper-gold porphyry and mesothermal gold-bearing quartz-vein mineralization.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Mike England, CEO & DIRECTOR
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