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Triumph Gold samples 23.1 g/t Ag at Tad Toro

2023-11-20 09:13 ET - News Release

Mr. John Anderson reports


Triumph Gold Corp. has released highlights and results from the August, 2023, exploration program at the contiguous Tad Toro and Big Creek properties. The properties are located 15 kilometres to 20 km northwest from the company's flagship Freegold Mountain project, along the prolific Big Creek fault, and display multiple polymetallic epithermal-style soil anomalies coincident with porphyry-style alteration at the Tad Toro property and polymetallic targets at the Big Creek property.

With a focus on further refining gold targets, the 2023 program included digital compilation of historical soil geochemistry data, expansion and infill of historical soil survey grids, mapping and sampling of bedrock exposures, and logging and sampling of select historical drill holes, including hyperspectral and magnetic susceptibility measurements.

Tad Toro property highlights:

  • Identification of several broad, multielement soil anomalies over a six km strike length, including the Main zone, Nit zone, Nit West zone and CP zone;
  • Subsequent expansion of the CP zone, untested by drilling, by 400 metres, with 12 of the 185 new soil samples assaying over five grams per tonne (g/t) silver (Ag), including:
    • TTL4-0350 with 23.1 g/t Ag, 991 parts per million (ppm) zinc (Zn) and 208 ppm lead (Pb); and
    • TTL7-0250 with 0.12 g/t Au, 8.94 g/t Ag, 31.3 ppm antimony (Sb), 3,010 ppm Zn and 383 ppm Pb.
  • Discovery of a new surface geochemical anomaly at the Tad East zone, with 80 inaugural soil samples revealing:
    • 15 samples with over one g/t Ag, including TTEL4-0600 with 6.2 g/t Ag and TTEL3-0550 with 6.7 g/t Ag; and
    • TTEL3-0550 with 107 ppm copper (Cu) and TTEL4-0600 with 188 ppm Cu.
  • Confirmation of porphyry-related alteration through hyperspectral analysis of 45 samples representing 430 m of historical drill core, including well-defined argillic alteration signatures at the Main zone and phyllic alteration signatures at the Nit zone, located 3.8 km apart.

Big Creek property highlights:

  • Development of the Main zone multielement soil geochemical anomaly to three km by one km, incorporating five consecutive samples each (spaced 50 m apart), of greater than one g/t Ag, including:
    • BCL2-0750 with 2.85 g/t Ag, 204 ppm Zn and 181 ppm Pb, adjacent to BCL2-0700 with 3.1 g/t Ag, 102 ppm Zn and 50 ppm Pb.
  • Data compilation and interpretation identified a second multielement soil anomaly located approximately 1.5 km west of the Main zone.

The Tad Toro and Big Creek Properties are situated within the Dawson Range portion of the Tintina gold belt, along the highly prospective Big Creek fault system, known for hosting Cretaceous-age gold-copper-molybdenum porphyry, and associated gold-silver epithermal and skarn deposits. Western Copper and Gold's Casino deposit and Newmont's Coffee Creek deposit are located to the northwest (50 km and 80 km, respectively) along the Big Creak fault system, and are associated with Cretaceous-age intrusions.

The Tad Toro property hosts several multielement geochemical anomalies adjacent to a major northeast-trending structural corridor. This northeast structure represents a stepover or linkage fault related to dilational zones of the Big Creek fault system. Important secondary structures include the Waugh Creek fault. These deep-rooted structures provide pathways for the intermediate sulphidation epithermal ore fluids to migrate and mineralize host rocks.

Marty Henning, principal geologist for Triumph Gold, comments, "Magnetic and radiometric surveys suggest epithermal mineralization is related to the local cretaceous-aged Tad intrusion (quartz-feldspar-biotite) and the likely cause for the observed mineralization and alteration."

Rock samples collected during the program at the NIT zone returned anomalous gold and multigram silver results, see the table entitled "Nit zone rock sample highlights."

During selective relogging and analysis of historical drill core, the 2023 program also confirmed anomalous molybdenum in multiple results from 16 previously unsampled historical drill core intercepts from the Moly zone, including:

  • 141 ppm Mo over 1.52 m and 166 ppm Mo over 1.52 m in granodiorite; and
  • 92 ppm Mo over 1.52 m in quartz-feldspar porphyry dike.

Historical exploration at the Tad Toro property occurred over three main work phases in 1969, 1987 and 2010. Historical work completed includes: geological mapping; geochemical rock, soil and trenching programs; geophysical airborne magnetic and radiometric, and induced polarization surveys; as well as approximately 3,000 m of diamond drilling in 30 inclined and vertical holes testing the five zones of mineralization. Significant historical intercepts are summarized in the table entitled "Tad Toro property significant historical intercepts (0.50 g/t Au cutoff)."

The Big Creek property hosts a similar geochemical signature as seen at Tad Toro, anomalous in silver, copper, zinc, lead and arsenic. Big Creek also hosts a similar geological setting as Tad Toro, and is situated along the Big Creek fault and proximal to cretaceous-aged intrusions. Exploration work in 2023 included infill and expansion of historical soil sampling, as well as mapping and sampling of exposed bedrock. Historical exploration on the Big Creek property has been limited, with only two phases of work undertaken in 1969 to 1971 and 2011 to 2012, including soil and rock geochemical surveys, airborne magnetic surveys, geological mapping, and induced polarization surveys.

The company qualified for and expects to receive a target evaluation grant for up to $50,000 at the Tad Toro property and up to $36,750 at the Big Creek properties through the 2023 Yukon mineral exploration program. Triumph Gold wishes to acknowledge and thank the Yukon government for support of these exploration programs.

Sample preparation and quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC)

Soil, drill core and rock samples from the Tad Toro and Big Creek properties were submitted to the ALS geochemistry laboratory in Whitehorse for sample preparation. Sample pulps were shipped directly to ALS Vancouver for analyses.

Rock and drill core samples were weighed, dried and crushed to 70 per cent passing two millimetres, then riffle-split to obtain a 250-gram subsample which was pulverized to greater than 85 per cent passing 75 microns (PREP-31). A 0.25-gram sample from each pulp was analyzed for multielement geochemistry using four-acid (near-total) digestion and induced coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES), giving 33 elements (ME-ICP61). A 30-gram sample from each pulp was analyzed for Au using fire assay and atomic absorption spectroscopy (Au-AA24).

Soil samples were weighed, dried and sieved using a 180-micron sieve, with both fractions retained (PREP-31). A 0.5-gram sample from the finer fraction was analyzed for multielement geochemistry using aqua regia (partial) digestion, and induced coupled plasma and mass spectroscopy, giving 53 elements, including Re (rhenium) and Te (tellurium) (ME-ICP41L). Au is semi-quantitative using this method due to the small sample weight.

Rock and drill core sample quality assurance/quality control measures include unmarked certified reference materials (CRMs) and rock blanks inserted into the sample sequence, comprising approximately 5 per cent of the samples submitted to the lab for samples reported in this release. Soil CRMs or blanks were not available for submission for with soil samples. Additional QA/QC checks are continuing, in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 standards.

National Instrument 43-101 disclosure

The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by Marty Henning, PGeo, Triumph Gold's principal geologist, a qualified person as defined in National Instrument 43-101 -- Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. He has also verified the data disclosed, including sampling, analytical and test data, and the underlying technical information in this news release.

About Triumph Gold Corp.

Triumph Gold is a Canadian-based, growth-oriented exploration and development company with a district-scale land package in mining-friendly Yukon. Led by an experienced management and technical team, Triumph Gold is focused on actively advancing its flagship Freegold Mountain project using multidiscipline exploration and evaluation techniques. The Freegold Mountain project, located in the Dawson Range Au-Cu belt, is host to three NI 43-101 mineral deposits (Nucleus, Revenue and Tinta Hill). The project is 200 square kilometres and covers an extensive section of the Big Creek fault zone, a structure directly related to epithermal gold and silver mineralization, as well as gold-rich porphyry copper mineralization. The company also owns 100 per cent of the Big Creek and Tad Toro gold-silver-copper properties situated along strike of the Freegold Mountain project within the Dawson Range. The company acknowledges the traditional territories of the Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation and Selkirk First Nation, on which the company's Yukon mineral exploration projects are located. Triumph Gold has a long-standing, continuing engagement with these first nations through communication, environmental stewardship and local employment.

The company also owns 100 per cent of the Andalusite Peak copper-gold property, situated 36 km southeast of Dease Lake within the Stikine Range in British Columbia.

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