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SITKA Gold secures drill rig for its alpha gold project in nevada
VANCOUVER, CANADA – February 1, 2021: Sitka Gold Corp. (“Sitka” or the “Company”) (CSE:SIG) (FSE:1RF) (OTCQB: SITKF) is pleased to announce that it has signed a drill Contract with Drillrite LLC Exploration Drilling of Elko, Nevada, for continued exploration at its Alpha Gold property (“Alpha Gold” or the “Property”), situated at the southeast end of the Cortez Trend. Sitka has received a permit from the BLM to drill up to 5 holes in an area that was recently staked approximately 6 kilometres northwest of the main Alpha Gold claim block (Figures 1 & 2). This is in addition to the 10 drill holes the Company is permitted for on the original Alpha Gold claim block. Drill rig and crew are anticipated to mobilize to the property by mid-February.
After drill hole AG-01 was completed in July 2020 (see news release dated September 24, 2020), further geological mapping was carried out using improved stratigraphic information gathered from the drill hole to gain increased resolution on local structural trends. This has enabled the Company to identify an additional, highly prospective structure where a drill hole can be collared deeper in the stratigraphic section to potentially intersect the Lower Plate Limestone at a much shallower depth (Figure 3). 27 additional claims were staked to the NW of the present Alpha claim block to cover the new target.
The focus of drilling in this new area is a result of the geological knowledge gained from Alpha’s first drill hole completed in July 2020 as well as additional surface geological mapping. New geological mapping suggests that this contact will occur at a much shallower depth than in the area of the first drill hole AG20-01. This second hole will test for Carlin-Type gold deposits where the prime Late Devonian carbonate host horizon is believed to be preserved at a minable depth at the contact between the Webb formation and the Devil’s Gate formation. (Figure 3)
Key updated geological highlights are as follows:
CEO and Director of Sitka Gold, Cor Coe, P.Geo., commented, “Sitka’s upcoming drill program at Alpha Gold will focus on a newly identified target that is directly in line with the projection of Nevada’s prominent Cortez Trend, where several mega-deposits, such as Cortez Hills and Goldrush, are present and overall gold endowment exceeds 50 million ounces (1). Results from the first ever deep drill hole, completed last year, supported our geological modeling and demonstrated that Alpha Gold has the geological framework required for the discovery of a major Carlin-type gold deposit. These are exciting times for Sitka and we look forward to kicking off what is expected to be a very active 2021 exploration season.
About Alpha Gold
Sitka Gold has acquired a 100% interest in the Alpha Gold Project, located along the southeast projection of the prolific Cortez Gold Trend in Eureka County, approximately 135 kilometres southwest of Elko, Nevada. The Property is comprised of 2 claim blocks totalling 77 lode claims covering an area of approximately 1540 acres (623 hectares) and is accessible via a dirt road, approximately 2km west of Nevada State Highway 278.
The Property was initially staked after the location was recognized as the intersection of the regional-scale Pine Valley anticline with northeasterly fold trends exposed in the Roberts Mountains. Of primary importance at the Alpha Gold location is that the rocks have been down-dropped significantly by late extensional faulting. Prior to extension, and during the critical 36-42 Ma Carlin-type mineralization event, the fold crest at Alpha Gold would have been a regional highpoint among nearby mountain ranges. Well exposed ‘lower plate windows’ near Alpha Gold have been extensively explored for Carlin-type gold deposits with a number of deposits found along the limbs.
About Sitka Gold Corp.
Sitka Gold Corp. is a mineral exploration company headquartered in Canada and managed by a team of experienced mining industry professionals. The Company is focused on exploring for economically viable mineral deposits with its primary emphasis on gold, silver and copper mineral properties of merit. Sitka currently has an option to acquire a 100% interest in the RC, Barney Ridge, Clear Creek and OGI properties in Yukon and the Burro Creek Gold property in Arizona. Sitka owns a 100% interest in its Alpha Gold property in Nevada, it’s Mahtin Gold property in the Yukon and it’s Coppermine River project in Nunavut. Directors and Management own approximately 15% of the outstanding shares of Sitka Gold Corp., a solid indication of their alignment with shareholders’ interests.
The scientific and technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by Cor Coe, P.Geo., Director and CEO of the Company, and a Qualified Person (QP) as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
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