Vancouver, B.C., February 28, 2022
Gold Bull Resources Corp. (TSX-V: GBRC) (“Gold Bull” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that lag geochemical sampling of the Windmill target area has defined a strong anomaly at its 100% owned Sandman Project (“Sandman” or the “Project”) located in Humboldt County, Nevada, USA.
HIGHLIGHTS & UPDATE:
- Lag geochemical sampling of the surface, in Windmill area has defined a new gold anomaly with up to 1.58 ppm Au at surface, which has been named the “Silica Valley” target
- The anomaly covers a significant surface area of 1 km (0.6 mile) long by 600 m (0.4 mile) wide, and is centered about 500m (0.3 mile) east of the Silica Ridge Mineral Resource Estimate
- Intersections of structures have been interpreted from geophysical data within the Silica Valley target
- 300 m (984 ft) deep drill hole has been planned to test the target as part of the drill program currently underway
- Drilling is ongoing – first batch of drilling assay results anticipated in March
Gold Bull CEO, Cherie Leeden commented:
Geochemical lag sampling is proving a low-cost effective tool at ‘seeing’ underneath the sand cover at Sandman. Lag sampling is a non-invasive Australian sampling method that is like collecting a soil sample, however it essentially samples rock fragments instead. Our geology team uses layers of data, such as lag sampling generated geochemistry and geophysical results to define robust new drill targets in the pursuit of discoveries undercover. To receive multiple surface samples of over 1g/t gold in the same vicinity of our geophysical anomaly is very encouraging and we consider worthy of a few drill holes.
Assay results have been received from a program of lag geochemical sampling covering the Windmill target area, which extends from the Silica Ridge deposit eastwards for about 4 km (2.5 miles). The lag geochemical data define a gold and pathfinder element anomaly about 1 km (0.6 mile) long and 600 m (0.4 mile) wide, centered about 500m (0.3 mile) east of the Silica Ridge deposit, with up to 1.58 ppm Au (Figure 1). The new target has been named “Silica Valley”.
A NW-trending structure intruded by a mafic dyke underlies the middle of the Silica Valley target. This structure intersects an E-W structure interpreted from CSAMT and airborne magnetic data that influences gold mineralization within the Silica Ridge Mineral Resource Estimate (refer to press release “Gold Bull’s Recent Ground Geophysics Defines New Drill Target (Windmill) at Sandman” dated December 7, 2021). A second NE-trending structure within the Silica Valley target has recently been interpreted from geophysical data. Intersections of faults create enhanced rock porosity and are important controls on the location of gold mineralization at Sandman. A 300 m (984 ft) drill hole testing the southern fault intersection has been planned for the program currently in progress.
A second, more subtle geochemical anomaly was also defined by the Windmill lag sampling program about 1.7 km (1 mile) east of the Silica Valley target. These results are currently being assessed in conjunction with the CSAMT data.
Figure 1 Silica Valley target defined by a lag geochemical anomaly, with the surface projection of the Silica Ridge Mineral Resource Estimate and interpreted faults striking northwest, northeast and east-west.
About Lag Geochemical Sampling
Lag sampling is a technique pioneered by Western Mining Corporation in Australia and has demonstrated effectiveness in arid terrain (refer to Carver, R.N., Chenoweth, L.M., Mazzucchelli, R.H., Oates, C.J., and Robbins, T.W., 1987, “Lag” – a geochemical sampling medium for arid regions: Journal of Geochemical Exploration, v. 28, 1-3, p 183-199). The geochemical sample is collected by screening surficial material gathered within a 20 m radius of the sample location to remove the fine fraction (mainly aeolian sand), leaving the coarse residual rock fragments. Orientation sampling over the northern end of the Silica Ridge deposit in July 2021 confirmed the effectiveness of this technique for detecting geochemical expressions of covered gold deposits in the Sandman terrain.
Figure 2 Sandman project location map, showing the Plan of Operations boundary, surface projections of gold deposits and target areas including the Silica Valley Target
- Drilling commenced at Sandman on January 12, 2022 and is expected to continue until late March/early April. Samples are being submitted to the lab in small batches, with initial lab results anticipated in March 2022.
- A small drilling program at the Big Balds project may follow Sandman, depending upon ground access conditions and weather.
- Analysis of the CSAMT results from Windmill and Abel Knoll continues.
- A lag geochemical sampling program has been completed over the northern part of the Midway target area, together with extensions to the Windmill sampling. Assay results are awaited.
In December 2020, Gold Bull purchased the Sandman Project from Newmont. Gold mineralization was first discovered at Sandman in 1987 by Kennecott and the project has been intermittently explored since then. There are four known pit constrained gold resources located within the Sandman Project, consisting of 21.8Mt @ 0.7g/t gold for 494,000 ounces of gold; comprising of an Indicated Resource of 18,550kt @ 0.73g/t gold for 433kozs of gold plus an Inferred Resource of 3,246kt @ 0.58g/t gold for 61kozs of gold. Several of the resources remain open in multiple directions and the bulk of the historical drilling has been conducted to a depth of less than 100m. Sandman is conveniently located circa 25-30 km northwest of the mining town of Winnemucca, Nevada.
Cherie Leeden, B.Sc Applied Geology (Honours), MAIG, a “Qualified Person” as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has read and approved all technical and scientific information contained in this news release. Ms. Leeden is the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Cherie Leeden relied on resource information contained within the Technical Report on the Sandman Gold Project, prepared by Steven Olsen, a Qualified Person under NI 43-101, who is a Qualified Persons as defined by the National Instrument NI 43-101. Mr Olsen is an independent consultant and has no affiliations with Gold Bull except that of an independent consultant/client relationship. Mr Olsen is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) and is the Qualified Person under NI 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
Quality Assurance – Quality Control
Samples are submitted to American Assay Laboratories’ analytical facility in Sparks, Nevada for preparation and analysis. The AAL facility is ISO-17025 accredited by IAS. The entire sample is dried, weighed and crushed, with 70% passing -10 mesh, then riffle split to 250 g aliquots, which are fine pulverized with 90% passing -150mesh. Analysis for gold is by 30 g fire assay lead collection with Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES) finish with a lower limit of 0.003 ppm. Samples were also analyzed using a 36 multi-element geochemical package by 5-acid digestion, followed by Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES) for the 36 elements.
About Gold Bull Resources Corp.
Gold Bull’s mission is to grow into a US focused mid-tier gold development Company via rapidly discovering and acquiring additional ounces. The company’s exploration hub is based in Nevada, USA, a top-tier mineral district that contains significant historical production, existing mining infrastructure and an established mining culture. Gold Bull is led by a Board and Management team with a track record of exploration and acquisition success.
Gold Bull’s core asset is the Sandman Project, located in Nevada which has a 494,000 oz gold resource as per 2021 43-101 Resource Estimate. Sandman is located 23 km south of the Sleeper Mine and boasts excellent large-scale exploration potential. Drilling at Sandman is currently underway.
Gold Bull is driven by its core values and purpose which includes a commitment to safety, communication & transparency, environmental responsibility, community, and integrity.
President and CEO, Gold Bull Resources Corp.
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