Gowest Gold Provides the 2nd Exploration Update on Its Phase 2 Diamond Drilling Program

May 13, 2024
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Gowest Gold Ltd.

TSXV: GWA

Gowest Gold Ltd. provide a further update on the latest assay results from Phase 2 of its previously announced surface diamond drill program at its 100% owned North Timmins Gold Project (“NTGP”). This latest work is part of the $10 Million exploration program phase, which aims to expand the mineable resource at the Bradshaw Gold deposit (“Bradshaw”), as well as to further test other parts of the Corporation’s NTGP area where notable gold has also been intercepted previously (see Gowest news releases dated December 27, 2023 and March 1, 2024)

Diamond Drilling Highlights Since Last Update

  • A total of 12,769 meters (m) of drilling has been completed as of April 30th, including 32 completed holes and two holes in progress on the Sheridan gold zone and west of Bradshaw.
  • Highest intercept: 13.6 grams per tonne (g/t) gold (Au) over 1.1 m from hole GW23-352, including 2.06 g/t Au over 0.6 m from the Bradshaw HW8 zone.
  • Other significant gold mineralization: 5.27 g/t Au over 2.6 m (including 22.3 g/t Au over 0.6 m) in Hole GW23-346 on the HW7 zone, and 23.2 g/t Au over 1.5 m in hole GW24-351A on newly discovered HW10 zone.

“As we have seen throughout this extensive drill program, our team has steadily revealed more and more gold mineralization both at Bradshaw and across a number of other areas on our NTGP. We remain confident that we will further expand our resources, including the very real potential to develop more than one important new mine on our property in the Timmins gold camp. Meanwhile, we are also planning for the restart of underground mining at Bradshaw soon.”

Dan Gagnon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gowest

Technical Overview-Phase 2:

The Phase 2 surface drilling program is expected to be completed in November 2024. This exploration drilling program is targeting the Bradshaw deposit, the Sheridan Zone, and the Roussain Zone. (See Figures 1, 2 and 3). A total of 12,769 m of drilling has been completed as of April 30th since the start of Phase 2 drilling program, consisting of a total of 32 finished holes (see Table 3 below) and two holes in progress. Gold results have been received from 29 drill holes by April 30th. (See Tables 1 and 2.)

Figure 1: Timmins North Gold Project Geology and Location Map
Figure 2: Plan Map showing Geophysical Survey HeliTEM for Bradshaw deposit and Sheridan Zone drill intercepts for April 2024.
Figure 3. Plan Map showing Geophysical Survey HeliTEM for Roussain Zone intercepts for April 2024.

Table 1: Phase 2 Current Drill Hole Details April 30th

Drill HoleEastingNorthingElevationAzimuthDipLengthDomain
(No.)(Nad 83 m)(Nad 83 m)(masl)(°)(°)(m)
GW23-336486400.05398837297167.0-64.8512Bradshaw
GW23-337486567.55399015.2291174.0-59.0617Bradshaw
GW23-338486694.65398680.8291.5172.0-72.0406Bradshaw
GW23-339486491.65398857.4290174.0-65.7509Bradshaw
GW24-340486638.55398889.6291150.6-54.2419Bradshaw
GW24-341486643.95398949.8290157.6-60.8496Bradshaw
GW24-342486567.45399031.5272148.9-57.8582Bradshaw
GW24-343488579.15401405.5290223.8-54.3296Roussain
GW24-344488651.25401478.1290222.8-63.9384Roussain
GW24-345488520.05401490.0290220.0-67.5344Roussain
GW24-346486705.55398986.4290175.7-66.1523Bradshaw
GW24-347486433.25398794.4290174.8-59.6425Bradshaw
GW24-348486434.55398916.8290173.5-72.5653Bradshaw
GW24-349486789.75398962.2290176.2-66.4508Bradshaw
GW24-350486518.05398937.2290159.2-60.9544Bradshaw
GW24-351486630.25398862.7290157.9-64.0448Bradshaw
GW24-351A486630.25398862.7290157.9-64.0448Bradshaw
GW24-352486594.05399060.7290160.6-64.5709Bradshaw
GW24-353488845.05401170.0290225.0-57.0430Roussain
GW24-354488655.05401351.0290225.0-62.0300Roussain
GW24-355485377.05398811.0290149.7-54.7348Sheridan
GW24-356485376.55398810.8290123.7-54.4310Sheridan
GW24-357485333.05398795.0290150.2-50.9316Sheridan
GW24-358485317.45398891.0290143.3-55.9366Sheridan
GW24-359485488.65398812.8290145.8-62.7290Sheridan
GW24-360485529.05398823.4290145.6-59.1214Sheridan
GW24-337X486567.55399015.2-113.4174.0-59.0100Bradshaw
GW24-361486567.55399015.2290176.2-66.4508Bradshaw
GW24-366486100.05398560.0290177.0-59.9248Bradshaw
GW24-365*486272.25398563.5290180.2-57.1126Bradshaw
GW24-363486330.55398580.9290177.4-50.4202Bradshaw
GW24-367*485313.05398817.0290150.6-62.1189Sheridan
*in progress

Bradshaw deposit:
A total of 8,982m of drilling have been completed at Bradshaw as of April 30th since the start of Phase 2, with 19 holes completed and one, GW24-365, in progress. The holes were drilled on the eastern portion and north of the Bradshaw Gold Deposit.

This latest drilling at Bradshaw has returned encouraging results. Recent intercepts have an average core length of 0.8m within mineralized zones. Gold values were up to 23.2g/t Au over 0.6m in hole GW24-351A in the newly discovered HW10 mineralized quartz vein zone. A thicker intercept was recorded in hole GW24-351A with 5.53g/t Au over 2.8m in the HW1 quartz vein zone.

Eight new mineralized zones were encountered in Bradshaw where one significant new zone intercepted 7.53g/t Au over 1.5m in hole GW24-350. Three out of seven holes drilled at Bradshaw in April have completed the assay results-GW24-350, GW24-351A, GW24-352. (See Table 2.)

Roussain gold zone:
The Roussain gold zone is part of a NW-SE-trending deformation zone with an intense hydrothermal alteration often with significant secondary sulphide mineralized quartz/carbonate veining. The Roussain zone is hosted in tholeiite flows and marks up the contact between mafic metavolcanics and intercalating sequence of epiclastic and volcanoclastic sediments.

A total of five holes and 1,754m have been completed to date at the Roussain zone. The drill rig has been de-mobilized from this zone due to drill access constraints and the river crossing. Roussain zone drilling is expected to resume in the early winter of 2024. The highest gold intercept at the Roussain zone was encountered in hole GW24-344, which returned 4.15g/t Au over 0.6m. The thickest mineralization was intercepted in hole GW24-343, which returned 3.29g/t Au over 1.35m. (See Table 3)

Sheridan Zone:
The Sheridan gold zone is hosted in a carbonate, hematite and sericite altered shear zone within a sequence of tholeiitic basalt flows. The shear zone strikes N086°E and dips 75° to the north. Sheridan is a sulphide mineralized zone of 3-5% disseminated pyrite and very fine-grained arsenopyrite, with quartz vein flooding.

At the Sheridan zone, the Orbit team drilled a total of 2,033m in six holes, with one hole in progress (GW24-367) as of April 30th. Rig SH-81 is currently drilling hole GW24-367. Two more holes for a total of 400m are planned for Sheridan Zone. (See Table 3.)

Table 2: Drill Hole Gold Intersections in the Bradshaw Deposit

Hole IDFromToLengthAu













































Hole IDFromToLengthAu
GW24-346188.51901.51.99GW24-35027527614.41
Incl.188.5189.511.07GW24-350278.1280.652.552.26
189.51900.51.92Incl.278.12790.94.06
GW24-346398.8399.650.852.3327928011.25
GW24-34641841912.19280280.650.651.34
GW24-346423.9424.70.82.84GW24-350286.95288.41.457.53
GW24-346445.65447.92.255.25Incl.286.952881.059.08
Incl.445.65446.30.653.34288288.40.41.85
446.3446.80.52.3GW24-350371.8372.10.32.58
446.8447.91.17.72GW24-350386.9387.40.59.42
GW24-346451.85453.8526.54GW24-350435.55436.10.551.06
Incl.451.854531.159.99GW24-350449.7450.712.89
453453.850.851.89Incl.449.7450.30.61.81
GW24-346471.24720.82.36450.3450.70.44.51
GW24-346473475.62.612.61GW24-35045745922.36
Incl.47347413.74Incl.457457.650.651.44
474474.40.43.18457.65458.050.43.24
474.44750.622.3458.05458.50.451.58
475475.60.624458.54590.53.55
GW24-34653253313.1GW24-350460.654621.354.97
GW24-346537538.251.256.19Incl.460.65461.20.553.08
GW24-346547.255524.754.17461.24620.86.28
Incl547.25548.050.86.49GW24-350463.9465.61.77.65
548.055490.955.08Incl.463.9464.350.454.72
54955011.87464.354650.651.25
55055112.38465465.60.616.8
55155215.58GW24-351A231231.60.623.2
GW24-34655455511.43GW24-351A236236.80.82.1
GW24-34712913012.96GW24-351A393.8394.30.54.92
GW24-347234.852361.151.25GW24-351A40040221.67
GW24-347260.5260.80.33.5Incl.400400.80.81.97
GW24-347402403110.4400.84021.21.48
GW24-34810610711.09GW24-351A407.24102.85.53
GW24-34820620933.13Incl.407.2407.70.59.08
Incl.20620714.8

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