- Current program targeting extension within Serra Alta deposit and other district targets in Monte Do Carmo.
- Results include mineralized lateral step outs in the Eastern Sector of Serra Alta beyond the current extent of the high-grade domain.
- Drilling underway at the Capitao and Fartura regional satellite targets.
Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – July 14, 2021) – Cerrado Gold Inc. (TSXV: CERT) (“Cerrado” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce further assay results from its Phase 2 drill program at the Serra Alta deposit at its Monte do Carmo Project located in Tocantins State, Brazil (“MDC”). Phase 2 started in late May targeting further extensional areas in Serra Alta and is also targeting adjacent satellite deposits aiming to better define the district potential. Phase 2 follows the successful completion of Phase 1 that focused on infill and extension drilling exclusively in the Serra Alta deposit, and which results are the basis for the resource update, expected for later this month. A new Preliminary Economic Assessment is expected to be completed in early August. The Company is reporting assay results from 9 drill holes (see tables 1 & 2), out of a total of 16 drill holes completed as of July 11 as part of Phase 2.
Drill Hole Highlights (All composites are reported as true thickness):
- 4.43m at 3.81 g/t Au, from 346.40 m
- 4.23m at 17.22 g/t Au, from 349.87 m
- 5.84 m at 6.00 g/t Au, from 189.04 m
- including 2.93m at 10.16 g/t Au from 191.0 m
- 10.77 m at 2.83 g/t Au, from 205.60 m
- 5.47 m at 12.51 g/t Au, from 464.99 m
- 41.65 m at 1.62 g/t Au, from 69.75m
- including 11.33m at 6.86 g/t Au from 70.78 m
Mark Brennan, CEO and Co-Chairman commented, “We are pleased with the ongoing drill results supporting our overall hypothesis for the potential at Serra Alta and the greater district scale opportunity we see to materially grow the scale of the Monte Do Carmo resource base. He continued, “We continue to await the updated resource estimate and Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Serra Alta deposit, which we believe should demonstrate a strong base from which to grow.”
The Phase II drill program plan includes a total of 14,000m of drilling at the Serra Alta Deposit (Figure 1) and other satellites including Capitão, Fartura and Ferradura.
The assays results reported in this press release were received up until July 12, 2021, and the full extent of nine diamond drill holes, totaling 3,583 m completed in Serra Alta. As of July 11, ten holes have been completed in Serra Alta extensional areas (assays pending for one hole), four drill holes have been competed in Capitao (with 2 additional ones in progress), and two holes have been completed in the Fartura Target (with one in progress). Assays results of the satellites targets are still pending.
Phase 1 results jointly with the ongoing resource update, has allowed the Company to refine considerably the understanding of the controls on mineralization including: host rock, proximity to intrusive contact zones, relevant hydrothermal alteration, and late offsetting structures. Quartz veins and gold mineralization tend to blossom along the granite contact with felsic volcanic and quartzites. The contact zone is segmented along strike by late faults that juxtapose blocks with different geometry and vein density. This empiric model is being applied in the drill planning and interpretation of early results in the new satellite target areas. District scale exploration started on the Capitao and Ferradura zones, currently the highest ranked targets outside Serra Alta in Cerrado’s property holdings based upon historical data and recent surface work.
Serra Alta Assays Results
Most of the drill holes reported extended into zones beyond the current high-grade domain modeled in Serra Alta after the Phase 1 Results (see accompanying cross sections
Table 2. Drill Hole Composites
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Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Analytical work was carried out by SGS Geosol International Lab (SGS). MDC sends half core samples for sample preparation to the lab. SGS prepares samples at Belo Horizonte and at the same facility performs gold assays by fire assay (FAA505) or metallic screen (FAASCR_150_Au-Grav), the coarse fraction of metallic screen is assayed at Belo Horizonte and alternatively in Lima, Peru.
SGS has routine quality control procedures which ensure that every batch of samples includes three sample repeats and at least two commercial standards and two blanks. Cerrado uses standard QA/QC procedures, inserting reference standards and blanks, for the drilling program. The Reference material used are from CDN Resource Laboratories Ltd. and ITAK (Instituto de Tecnologia August Kekulé Ltda.).
Review of Technical Information
The scientific and technical information in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Sergio Gelcich., Vice President, Exploration for Cerrado Gold Inc., who is a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101.
For further information please contact
CEO and Co Chairman
Nicholas Campbell, CFA
Director, Corporate Development
About Cerrado Gold
Cerrado Gold is a public gold producer and exploration company with gold production derived from its 100% owned Minera Don Nicolás mine in Santa Cruz province, Argentina. It also owns 100% of the assets of Minera Mariana in Santa Cruz province, Argentina. The company is also undertaking exploration at its 100% owned Monte Do Carmo project located in Tocantins, Brazil. For more information about Cerrado Gold please visit our website at: www.cerradogold.com.
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