ROUYN-NORANDA, QC, Feb. 18, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ - X-Terra Resources Inc. (TSXV: XTT) (FRANKFURT: XTR) ("X-Terra") is pleased to announce it has concluded its second drill program at the RIM vein target with the discovery of a new visible gold occurrence located 100 metres south of the original rim vein showing. All seven holes have all intercepted quartz veining zones associated with disseminated sulfides. The RIM vein showing is located on the Northwest property located in Restigouche County, New Brunswick.
A total of seven holes totalling 1,125 metres were completed to test the RIM vein extensions, and more importantly to test a kilometric magnetic structure interpreted as a fold hinge which parallels a regional north to north-east shear system within interlayered sandstone and siltstone of the Grog Brook formation. The drill program was widely spaced, covering approximately 700 metres along strike (north-south), and over 500 metres wide (east-west).
The first core observation from hole Rim-20-06 identified the presence of visible gold. This hole is located approximately 100 metres south and along strike to the initial RIM vein showing. As at the RIM showing, the gold bearing quartz vein is located at a sandstone-siltstone contact.
All holes have intersected intervals of finely disseminated sulfides associated with sporadic to abundant quartz veining and quartz filled stockworks and located near brittle faults. X-Terra notes that hole RIM-20-08 cut a series mineralized mafic dykes associated with a strong chlorite alteration over three intervals of 11,6 and 15 metres (32 metres in total).
The balance of the core from this program is currently being processed at X-Terra's core shack and any new material observations will be published.
The goal of this drill program is to follow up on previous drill results and bulk sampling done on the RIM vein where a 5 to 10 metre cluster of gold bearing veins were intersected at approximately 50 metres under the RIM vein surface showing. The first drill program, which was comprised of four holes totalling 440 metres, was completed in the fourth quarter of 2020. In addition, the bench scale bulk sample on 129 kilograms and metallurgical recovery test done on the vein material at surface returned an average grade of 79 g/t Au (see X-Terra press release, December 15, 2020).
The RIM high grade vein system is now strongly believed to be associated with a kilometric fold hinge developed along a regional north to north-east shear system which is developed in sediments. A previous till survey conducted by X-Terra in the fall of 2018 highlighted a series of positive results located approximately 1.0 to 1.5 kilometres south of the RIM vein system. There is a strong belief that the vein pattern is controlled by lithological contrasts, folding and possible minor faults. The new detailed magnetic survey is an excellent illustration that provides X-Terra's geological team with the ability to detect and interpret the gold bearing structural pattern.
Michael Ferreira, President and Chief Executive Officer of X-Terra, stated; "This program served to test the fold hinge at the Rim vein target, which is believed to be controlling the high grade mineralization that has yielded grades up to 1,205 g/t Au at surface (See X-Terra press release dated December 5, 2018). To discover visible gold in the early stages of this drill program validates our exploration methodology and is an extremely exciting development, not only for X-Terra but also the province of New Brunswick."
Jeannot Théberge, P. Geo registered in the Provinces of Québec and New-Brunswick, a consultant to X-Terra, a qualified person under National Instrument 43–101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101"), has reviewed the technical contents of this news release and has approved the disclosure of the technical information contained herein.
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