Canstar Announces Additional Drill Results from the Golden Baie Project, Newfoundland
Near-surface intercepts of 8.9 g/t Au over 4.0 m and 9.7 g/t Au over 3.8 m
Toronto, Ontario – October 20, 2021 – CANSTAR RESOURCES INC. (TSXV: ROX & OTCPK: CSRNF) (“Canstar” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce assay results from six diamond drill holes completed as part of the recently completed 5,734 meter 2021 drill program on the Golden Baie project in south Newfoundland. Drill holes reported are from the recently discovered Kendell prospect, located near the centre of the 62,175 hectare Golden Baie claim block.
Highlights from the new drill hole assays are provided in Table 1 with more detailed assay results by interval provided in Table 2. These results confirm the continuation of shallow gold mineralization, including visible gold, associated with quartz veins and disseminated sulphide mineralization within metasedimentary rocks. Mineralization extends northwest from recent trenches with apparent zone thicknesses ranging from 4 to 8 meters (Figure 1). Gold mineralization has been delineated over a down-dip length of approximately 50 meters based on the drill assays reported to date (Figure 2). Assay results for an additional 28 drill holes at the Kendell prospect are pending.
Table 1 - Highlight Assay Results from Reported Drill Holes
All intersections are downhole length as there is insufficient information to calculate true width. Reported grades have not been capped.
Matt Lapointe, Vice President, Exploration, stated: “The latest drill results from the Kendell target suggest good continuity of mineralization between drill holes. Gold mineralization is open along strike in both directions as well as down-dip. We look forward to seeing more assay results from Kendell and refining our understanding on the controls of mineralization as we continue to plan follow-up drilling”
Discussion of Assay Results
Holes GB-21-03, GB-21-04, and GB-21-05 were drilled from the same pad towards the southeast (Figure 1), approximately 33 meters northwest from the drill pad used for holes GB-21-01 and GB-21-02 (announced August 19, 2021). Hole GB-21-03 was angled at 45 degrees and intersected 8.92 g/t Au over 4.0 meters at a downhole depth of 14.0 meters.
Holes GB-21-06 and GB-21-08 were drilled from the same pad, approximately 7 meters south of the first drill pad, and oriented to the east. As indicated in Table 2, these drill holes intersected 1.0 to 1.5 meters of mineralization grading approximately 0.8 g/t Au.
Hole GB-21-09 was drilled between holes GB-21-01 and GB-21-03 and was angled at 45 degrees towards the east. The hole intersected three separate mineralized intervals, ranging in thickness from 2.8 to 3.9 meters, from a downhole depth of 7.85 meters down to 23.6 meters (Table 2). The best interval assayed 3.94 g/t gold over 4.93 meters, including 15.83 g/t gold over 0.91 meters.
The Kendell prospect is hosted in strongly deformed marine siliciclastics of the Ordovician-aged Isle Galet Formation. Gold mineralization is associated with a network of tightly folded quartz veining with fine grained disseminations of pyrrhotite and acicular arsenopyrite and frequently includes fine free gold (see an example of folded quartz vein with native gold in Figure 1 in the news release dated July 6, 2021). The gold-bearing zone ranges in thickness from 4-8 meters with the strongest mineralization focused in a 4 meter thick interval that strikes NE-SW and dips gently to the NW. Gold mineralization appears to be concentrated in a structural hanging wall that is defined by a 4-5 meter thick graphitic black shale unit that is interpreted to be subparallel to the orientation of the mineralized zone (Figure 2).
Figure 1 - Plan view of Kendell Target showing collars of 2021 drill holes for which results have been reported (8 of 36 holes drilled)
Figure 2 – Kendell Section A-A’ Showing Reported Drill Holes (looking northeast). Assay results are pending for holes GB-21-53, GB-21-54 and GB-21-55.
Canstar wishes to acknowledge the financial support of the 2021 exploration program through the Junior Exploration Assistance Program from the Department of Natural Resources, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
All NQ drill core samples were collected by company personnel and shipped to Eastern Analytical of 403 Little Bay Road, Springdale, NL, a commercial laboratory that is ISO/IEC 17025 accredited and completely independent of Canstar Resources Inc. Most samples were crushed to 10 mesh (2000 μm) and the entirety of the sample then pulverized to 150 mesh (89 μm). Splits of the pulverized samples are analyzed for gold using fire assay (30g) with AA finish and an ICP-34, four acid digestion followed by ICP-OES analysis for 34 additional elements. Metallic screening is being used for samples with visible gold and all samples with initial fire assays over 10 g/t. In addition to Eastern Analytical’s quality control program of standards, blanks and duplicates, Canstar’s QAQC program utilizes four commercially available reference standards, blanks and duplicate samples to ensure data quality. In addition, duplicates of selected samples are being sent to a second laboratory as check assays.
Table 2 - Selected drill hole sample assays
Table 3 - Collar Data for Reported Drill Holes
Bob Patey, B.Sc., P.Geo, Senior Geologist of Canstar, and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, is responsible for the scientific and technical data presented herein and has reviewed and approved this release.
About Canstar Resources Inc.
Canstar is focused on the discovery and development of economic mineral deposits in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Canstar has an option to acquire a 100% interest in the Golden Baie Project, a large claim package (62,175 hectares) with recently discovered, multiple outcropping gold occurrences on a major structural trend in south Newfoundland. The Company also holds the Buchans-Mary March project and other mineral exploration properties in Newfoundland. Canstar Resources is based in Toronto, Canada, and is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ROX and trades on the OTCPK under the symbol CSRNF.
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