Garfield Update – Bonanza Silver & Uranium Target
Significant Porphyry & Epithermal Potential Confirmed; Bonanza Silver Grade Returned; Uranium Target
LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / January 23, 2024 / Golden Metal Resources plc (‘Golden Metal’ or the ‘Company’) (LON:GMET)(OTCQB: GMTLF), a strategic development and mineral exploration company focused on Nevada, USA, is pleased to announce an exploration update at the Company’s 100% owned Garfield project located within the prolific Walker Lane Mineral Belt in Nevada, USA (“Garfield” or the “Project”).
The update follows on from the recent high-grade gold-silver-copper bedrock discovery made at Garfield which returned results up to 22.7g/t gold (“Au”), which the Company announced on 09 January 20241.
- Detailed analysis of the geological mapping and rock sampling analytical results received to date now completed.
- Magnetic Bullseye anomaly (often associated with intrusive porphyry centres) identified at the Project’s High-Grade Zone.
- Now postulated that epithermal mineralisation overprints earlier porphyry mineralising event, increasing the overall prospectivity and most importantly the gold-silver potential of the 4km2 mineralised area.
- Bonanza silver (Ag) grades confirmed at Pamlico Gold Zone up to 1,225g/t Ag (incl. 18.35g/t Au & 1.89% copper).
- Uranium target identified near High-Grade Zone overlapping magnetic bullseye (see Figure 1 below).
Oliver Friesen, CEO of Golden Metal, commented:
“The results announced today are highly significant as we have gone from high-grade copper-gold-silver results achieved over a large footprint to now multiple overlapping geological datasets which strongly confirm the presence of a significant porphyry style system driving mineralisation across the Project.
“We also believe the provenance of the high gold and silver mineralisation looks to be related to overprinting epithermal style mineralisation, which is not typical of porphyry style systems and materially increases the overall prospectivity of the Project by greatly improving the gold-silver potential.
“The typical next stage when exploring for porphyry deposits is to search for a geophysical anomaly which could represent a porphyry centre at depth. To our excitement, this was identified by a third party survey and is located within the High-Grade Zone, which happens to be broadly overlapping the uranium target identified during the same exploration programme.
“With these transformational latest results in hand, the Company is quickly moving towards determining optimal next exploration steps to continue to drive this very exciting Project forward.”
Detailed analysis of recently collected rock sample geochemical assay data shows that mineralisation has strong porphyry/intrusion related geochemical association (e.g. with silver, bismuth, gold).
Importantly, higher-grade gold-silver mineralisation now shown to have epithermal deposit geochemical signatures – representing a new deposit style not yet recognised at Garfield. It is postulated that epithermal gold-silver mineralisation locally overprints the original porphyry system within Garfield leading to very high gold-silver grades not typically associated with porphyry systems.
The Company recently became aware that a uranium focused exploration company, conducted an unmanned aerial vehicle (“UAV”) magnetic and radiometric survey and ground spectrometer prospecting over part of the southern portion of the Garfield Project 3. Significantly, these results highlighted a strong radiometric as well as magnetic bullseye geophysical anomaly within the High-Grade Zone.
Magnetic bullseyes are often associated with intrusive porphyry centres. Additionally, based on the full suite of results obtained by Kraken, a uranium target which also falls within Garfield was identified – near the southern edge of the High-Grade Zone as highlighted in Figure 1 below.
Nevada State geological maps highlight two at surface intrusive units mapped as quartz monzonites to granodiorite, which are typical rock assemblages associated with porphyry deposits including the nearby Pumpkin Hollow Copper Mine owned by Nevada Copper (385.7Mst at 0.47% copper (“Cu”), 0.05g/t Au, 1.6g/t silver (“Ag”))2. These two mapped units crosscut both the High-Grade and Pamlico Au Zones. These mapped units are corroborated by field notes taken during the recently completed campaign which confirm many of the samples obtained were described as various granitoid (intrusive) rocks.
High-grade copper-gold-silver mineralisation has now been defined over a circa 4km2 area, within the 100% Golden Metal owned project claim footprint with confirmed strong associations to both porphyry (intrusive), epithermal and related-skarn mineral deposits.
In addition, final overlimit silver assay results from ALS USA Inc laboratory (using aqua regia assay method Ag-OG46) have now been received with results returning up to bonanza grade silver (1,225g/t Ag). The complete gold-silver-copper results achieved at the ‘Pamlico Gold Zone’ are outlined below and point to a very exciting newly staked target area for the Company:
Gold Assay Grade
Silver Assay Grade
Copper Assay Grade
Figure 1 – Garfield Project showing the location of USGS mapped intrusive units which cross-cut both the High-Grade and Pamlico Au Zones. The uranium target recently identified is also shown in yellow and will be investigated during subsequent exploration campaigns.
Golden Metal holds a 100% interest in the Garfield Project through its wholly-owned Nevada operating company, Golden Metal Resources LLC. A 2% Net Smelter Return Royalty (“NSR Royalty”) Interest, of which 1% can be bought back at any time for US$1,000,000, is payable to Sunrise Resources plc (LON:SRES). The NSR Royalty covers the original Garfield Project claims as well as a 1 mile radius outside of those claims which covers roughly half of the current ‘High-Grade Zone’ footprint. The Pamlico Au Zone is entirely royalty free.
COMPETENT PERSON STATEMENT
The technical information contained in this disclosure has been read and approved by Mr Nick O’Reilly (MSc, DIC, MIMMM, MAusIMM, FGS), who is a qualified geologist and acts as the Competent Person under the AIM Rules – Note for Mining and Oil & Gas Companies. Mr O’Reilly is a Principal consultant working for Mining Analyst Consulting Ltd which has been retained by Golden Metal Resources plc to provide technical support.
1 Company announcement, ‘Garfield Project Bedrock Discovery’ dated 09 January 2024. https://www.londonstockexchange.com/news-article/GMET/garfield-project-bedrock-discovery/16280300
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Forward Looking Statements
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Actual results achieved may vary from the information provided herein as a result of numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors.
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