X-TERRA RESOURCES COMPLETES TRENCHING PROGRAM AT NORTWEST PROPERTY
A total of nine trenches were completed, totaling 491 meters covering eight gold targets in the ground, a common feature identified in the trenches was strong shearing, in addition to fault zones in the sediments. The targets are all located within one kilometer of the Northwest Creek lineament which runs along the property for more than five kilometres.
X-Terra notes that two of the nine trenches were exceptional: TR-22-05 and TR-22-08A, located three kilometers apart and on the east side of the
The 62 meter long trench adequately intercepted the bedrock surface which was covered by two meters of glacial sediments. An interval of approximately seven meters from 27 to 34 along the trench revealed fine-grained yellowish siliceous rock associated with abundant quartz veins and veinlets. This unit is interbedded in a blue siliceous mudstone with sandy intervals. Remarkably, some blocks taken from the bedrock along the 10 meter zone revealed the presence of grains of pyrite, galena and chalcopyrite associated with veinlets of quartz veins.
The 70 meter long trench was completed using an east-west orientation to intersect a dual gold trend of ground anomalies. Field observations have shown that the interbedded fine sandstone siliceous mudstone is affected by moderate to strong carbonate-chlorite-sericite alteration progressing to full sediment replacement. This was observed over 16 meters and associated with a disseminated halo. In addition, a stockwork zone filled with different generations of quartz veins is centered on the alteration zone with an apparent width of approximately 10 meters
X-Terra has worked diligently over the past two years and used different geological approaches to identify an extensive gold system at different locations on the Northwest property. In 2021, X-Terra drilled a series of holes approximately two and three kilometers north of the current trench area, called the RIM target. A gold corridor was intercepted with associated mafic dykes. This particular RIM target drill program returned three gold intervals of 2.8 g/t, 3.15 g/t and 2.47 g/t over 0.55 metres, 0.4 and 0.4 meters respectively from hole RIM-21-05, which was centered on 0.12 g/tt Au anomaly observed over 40 meters along the hole (see X-Terra press release of
Following these results, the geological team initiated a systematic exploration program on both sides of the
“It’s a real technical achievement. The trenching program was conducted following consistent gold anomalies in the ground in an environment lacking outcrop. 15 meters. Quartz vein styles associated with minor amounts of small-grained polymetallic sulphides exhibit many attributes similar to RIM’s historical drilling program. We look forward to receiving the analyzes in the coming weeks to deepen our exploration with drill tests. declared
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