Delta Resources Ltd. Drills 27.9 g/t Gold Over 3.3m and 12.13 g/t Gold Over 3.5m at Delta-2 Gold, In Chibougamau
KINGSTON, April 21, 2021 - Delta Resources Ltd. ("Delta" or "the Company") (TSXV:DLTA) (OTC PINK:DTARF) (FRA:6G01) is pleased to announce results from its follow-up drill campaign on its Oli-Gold discovery at the Delta-2 Gold Property in Chibougamau, Quebec. Significant drill results include:
- 27.93 g/t over 3.3m including 106 g/t over 0.8m
- 5.74 g/t over 1.8m including 12.2 g/t over 0.6m
- 12.13 g/t over 3.5m including 56.70 g/t over 0.7m
Seven drill holes were completed during this second phase of drilling for a total of 1,059 metres. Five of the seven drill holes have intersected the mineralized zone and high-grade, visible gold was observed in four drill holes (see attached photos below).
To date, complete assay results have been received for drill holes D2-21-34, D2-21-34b and D2-21-35, while results are still pending for drill holes D2-21-36 and 37. Complete assay results are shown in the table below including those previously announced on March 4, 2021:
TABLE OF COMPLETE DRILL RESULTS SO FAR AT THE OLI-GOLD DISCOVERY
True intercepts are believed to be close to drill intercept lengths.
André Tessier, President and CEO of Delta Resources commented: "This is an amazing start at Delta-2. These are extremely exciting drill intercepts in wide open, underexplored terrain. We still have some work to do to better understand this mineralization and we will endeavour to pursue our drilling at some point during the summer to acquire this knowledge and test additional gold targets that are emerging."
Left: Photo of visible gold intercept in drill hole D2-21-34 at 55.5 metres. The vein consists of quartz-fuschite-carbonate with pyrite, sphalerite, pyrrhotite and stringers of visible gold. Right: Photo of visible gold intercept in drill hole D2-21-35 at 57.2m metres. The vein here consists of quartz-carbonate with abundant pyrite, sphalerite, pyrrhotite and specks of visible gold (circled in red).
A list of drill hole coordinates is provided in the table below and a summary of all the drill intercepts is shown below on the longitudinal section.
Table of all drill holes to date at the Oli Gold discovery.
The mineralized zones consist of quartz-carbonate-tourmaline-fuschite veins with up to 10% pyrite clusters, and disseminated pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite, sphalerite, and visible gold. Drilling now suggests that these veins are trending between 075 to 080 azimuth with a dip of approximately 70 degrees towards the south. The quartz veins are associated with felsic dikes and locally (such as in drill hole D2-21-33) the dikes crosscut the veins. The mineralization is located approximately one kilometre north-east of the R-14 Gold prospect where gold grades of up to 142.29 g/t Au over core length of 2.44 metres have been reported in the past (Brunelle, 1983 quoted by Faure, 2012). The area between R-14 and the new discovery has never been drill tested despite the presence of two surface gold occurrences (see press release dated March 4th, 2021). Additional mineralized zones are suspected between R-14 and the Oli-Zone.
Drill holes D2-21-32 and 33 did not intersect the mineralized zone as D2-21-32 was drilled parallel and south of the zone and missed while the mineralized zone was cut by a dike in drill hole D2-21-33.
Assays reported herein were analyzed by SGS Laboratories in Lakefield by metallic sieve method on a "rushed" basis. Remaining samples will be analyzed by fire assay with finish by atomic absorption and results will be released as soon as they become available.
Longitudinal Section of the OLI Gold Discovery at Delta-2 Gold. True thicknesses are believed to be close to drill intercept lengths. Results from drill holes D2-21-28 and 29 were previously released in a March 4th press release.
Sampling, Analytical Protocol
Geochemical analyses were performed by SGS Canada Minerals Laboratories in Lakefield, Ontario.
Core logging and sampling were completed by Laurentia Exploration and Delta Geologists in Chibougamau, Quebec. Drill core is cut in half and one half of the core is sealed in clean plastic bags on site. Standards and blanks are inserted in the sequence of samples on site as quality assurance and quality control in addition to the regular insertion of blank, duplicate, and standard samples accredited by SGS Canada Minerals Laboratories during the analytical process.
Gold values presented in this release were estimated by metallic sieve analysis. All samples were crushed to 90% less than 2 mm prior to pulverization. The samples were then completely pulverized. Once pulverized, 100% of the coarse fraction was weighed and analyzed by fire assay with finish by atomic absorption. The fine fraction was weighed and analyzed with two separate analyses on 50 grams of material each by fire assay with finish by atomic absorption. Values over 3 ppm Au are reanalyzed by fire assay with finish by gravimetry.
Michel Chapdelaine, P.Geo. and Vice-President of Exploration at Delta Resources Ltd. is a Qualified Persons as defined by NI-43-101 and is responsible for the technical information presented in this press release.
About Delta Resources Limited
Delta Resources Ltd. is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on growing shareholder value through the exploration of two very high-potential gold and base-metal projects in Canada.
- DELTA-1, 45 km2 located 50km west of Thunder Bay, Ontario where an extremely high gold-in-till anomaly and kilometre-scale gold-bearing alteration halo point to a never-tested regional structure.
- DELTA-2 GOLD and DELTA-2 VMS, 170 km2 in the prolific Chibougamau District of Quebec, with a potential for hydrothermal-gold and gold-rich VMS deposits.
Delta has 36M shares outstanding has a fully funded exploration for 2021 and in addition, is set to receive an additional $1M in scaled payments, from August to December 2021, through the sale of its Bellechasse-Timmins gold project in SE Quebec.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF Delta Resources Ltd..
Andre C. Tessier
President, CEO and Director
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