Radius Gold intersects 23m at 4.61 g/t Au and 41 g/t Ag at Amalia Project, Mexico
Phase Three Drill Result Summary
AMDD19-016 intersected 120m grading 1.53 g/t Au and 21 g/t Ag with estimated true width of 75m, including 23m (est true 15m) at 4.61 g/t Au and 41 g/t Ag. Mineralization is hosted within the hanging wall of the San Pedro fault with disseminated fine black sulphides and sulphide veining commencing within rhyolitic ignimbrites, and transitioning to intense silicification, stockwork veining and brecciation. Hole AMDD19-016 was drilled down dip and on section from phase two drillholes AMDD18-009, AMDD19-010 and AMDD19-015 (see Radius news releases Dec 4, 2018, May 1, 2019 and June 13, 2019). These four drillholes define a continuous zone of high grade multi-phase gold-silver mineralization from surface to the current drill defined depth of 300m (see figure 1 below).
AMDD19-017 was drilled 100m north of 016, on section with AMDD19-013 and 150m down dip. The hole cut a 30m wide silicified fault breccia with anomalous gold and silver values up to 2.26 g/t Au and 23 g/t Ag. Although no potentially economic mineralization was encountered, the mineralization was stronger than drillhole 013, indicating deeper drilling on this section may be rewarded.
Drilling is on-going at Amalia and Radius will release further results as they become available.
Figure 1. Section AMDD19-009 - 010 - 015 - 016, San Pedro Zone.
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The Pan American Agreement
Radius granted to Pan American Silver Corp. in June 2018 the option to earn up to an initial 65% interest in the Amalia Project by making cash payments to Radius totaling US$1.5 million (of which US$250,000 has been received) and expending US$2 million on exploration over four years. Pan American may earn an additional 10% by advancing the property to preliminary-feasibility.
The Property Owner Agreement - Option Payment
In accordance with the terms of the Company's option to acquire a 100% interest in the Amalia Project, the Company intends, subject to stock exchange approval, to issue to the property owners 33,255 common shares in its capital stock at a deemed price of $0.20 per share.
Bruce Smith, M.Sc. (Geology), a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, is Radius's Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. Mr. Smith has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release.
Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Drilling is carried out using NQ and HQ size tooling. Drill core is cut in half using a rock saw with one half of the core then taken as a sample for analysis. Sample intervals are generally 1m intervals, producing samples of between 2 to 9 kg. Half-core samples are delivered to the ALS Geochemistry laboratory facilities in Chihuahua, Mexico. The samples are fire assayed for Au and are analysed for Ag and multi-elements using method code ME-ICP61 following a four-acid digestion. Overlimits are analysed using an appropriate method. Multi-element geochemical standards and blanks are routenely entered into the drill core sample stream to monitor laboratory performance. Quality control samples submitted to ALS were returned within acceptable limits.
Radius has a portfolio of projects located primarily in the United States and Mexico which it continues to advance, utilizing partnerships where appropriate in order to retain the Company's strong treasury. At the same time, management is seeking out additional investment and project acquisition opportunities across the globe.
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