VANCOUVER, BC–(Marketwired – August 22, 2016) – Balmoral Resources Ltd. (“Balmoral” or the “Company”) (TSX: BAR) (OTCQX: BALMF) has received, from joint venture partner GTA Resources and Mining Inc. (“GTA”) (TSX VENTURE: GTA), the results from 36 shallow (surface to approximately 30 metres vertical depth) drill holes recently completed on the Northshore Property located near Schreiber, Ontario.
Drilling focused on delineation of the high-grade Audney and Caly vein systems which outcrop at surface and are located within the central core of the broader Afric Gold Zone (see Figure 1). Drilling continues to intersect very high grade ( > 1 oz/ton), near surface, gold mineralization (including 139.00 g/t gold over 1.20 metres, 72.40 g/t gold over 1.0 metre and 39.3 g/t gold over 1.50 metres – see table below) along both the Audney (D – series holes) and Caly (A – series holes) vein systems. Additional highlights of the program, more fully detailed in Tables 1 and 2 below, include:
“We are pleased to see the current drill program further delineating the near surface potential at Northshore and appearing to outline local continuity to the high-grade vein systems located at the core of the broader Afric Gold Zone,” said Darin Wagner, President and CEO of Balmoral Resources.
Table 1: A-Series holes targeting the Caly system
Table 2: D Series Holes targeting the Audney System
|D-16-01||315||-45||re-drilled as D-16-1A|
|D-16-02||315||-60||re-drilled as D-16-2A|
|Notes:||NSA – No significant assay results|
|* Widths as shown are over drilled core length, and do not represent true widths which remain undefined at the current time.|
|** Gold values are presented uncapped|
GTA, as operator of the Northshore Property, is currently evaluating the near surface potential of the Afric Gold Zone on the Northshore Property. The Company has been advised that GTA anticipates resuming the current drill program on the Property in early September and that it should be completed within one month of commencement. GTA has further advised that preliminary metallurgical work on two composited drill core samples, one from each of the Caly and Audney vein systems, is currently underway.
The Northshore Property is a joint venture between Balmoral and GTA. GTA is the current operator of the joint venture and holds a 51.4% interest in the Property. In addition to its 48.6% interest in the Northshore Property Balmoral currently holds approximately 7.65% of the issued and outstanding shares of GTA.
Quality Control and Assurance: GTA has implemented a quality control program for the drill programs on the Northshore Property to ensure best practice in sampling and analysis. GTA maintains strict quality assurance/quality control protocols including the systematic insertion of certified standard reference and blank materials into each sample batch. Analyses in this release were performed by Actlabs in Thunder Bay, Ontario with ISO 17025 accreditation. Samples are transported in sealed bags to Actlabs and all samples were assayed using industry-standard assay techniques for gold. Gold was analyzed by a standard 30 gram fire assay with an AA and/or gravimetric finish.
The planning, execution and monitoring of GTA’s exploration programs on the Northshore Project are under the supervision of Robert (Bob) Duess, P. Geo. (Ontario), VP Exploration of GTA. Mr. Duess is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is also the Qualified Person for this release. Mr. Duess has supervised the work programs on the Northshore Property, supervised the collection of the samples and drill core described herein and reviewed the assays and QA/QC data. Mr. Duess has also reviewed and approved this release.
About Balmoral Resources Ltd. – www.balmoralresources.com
Balmoral is a well-funded, Canadian-based company actively delineating and expanding the high-grade Bug Lake Gold Trend on its wholly owned, 700 square kilometre Detour Trend Project in Quebec, Canada. Employing an award winning exploration team, Balmoral has a philosophy of creating value through the drill bit. By focusing our efforts in proven productive precious/base metal belts in one of the world’s preeminent mining jurisdictions, Balmoral is following an established formula with a goal of maximizing shareholder value through discovery and definition of high-grade, Canadian gold and base metal assets.
On behalf of the board of directors of
BALMORAL RESOURCES LTD.
President and CEO
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