Vancouver, B.C. - TheNewswire - November 19, 2020: Gitennes Exploration Inc. ("Gitennes" or the "Company") - (TSXV:GIT) provides an update on exploration programmes on its Riviere-a-l'Aigle ("RAL") and New Mosher gold properties in the Chibougamau area of Quebec.
Gitennes has had two separate crews conducting the first phase of exploration on both the RAL and New Mosher properties. The programmes are being conducted by experienced technical teams from Kintavar Exploration Inc. which is the operator of both properties. Gitennes is earning up to an 85% interest in both properties from Kintavar.
New Mosher consists of 12 claims totaling approximately 670 hectares and is located approximately four kilometres northeast of the past producing Joe Mann mine. Joe Mann produced approximately 1.5 million ounces of gold at an average grade of 8.3 g/t gold(1).
Gold mineralization on the Property is associated with quartz veins within sheared mafic volcanics and there are at least two "structural corridors" evident on the Property. The New Mosher showing, along the western corridor has a historically reported grade from a trench sample of 15 g/t gold and a historically reported surface sample returned 20 g/t gold. In addition, drilling in the 1980's intersected 1.91 g/t gold over 4.9 metres (historically reported).
The first phase of exploration followi up on Kintavar's programme in 2018 and will consist of:
- Soil and till sampling; - Line cutting; - Induced Polarization ("IP") geophysical survey; and - Surface sampling
Soil sampling has been completed and 511 samples have been sent to the lab for multi-element analysis. Till sampling was completed over the target area in the eastern portion of the claims and an initial review of the samples has returned gold grains with some in pristine condition. Analysis on the heavy minerals concentrate of the till samples returned up to 0.19 g/t gold.
Of interest is that a re-interpretation of an IP survey by a previous operator over the area of the till sampling has produced a chargeability anomaly that coincides with the southern projection of the eastern corridor. Line cutting will begin in late November followed by the IP survey which will cover two target areas in the western portion of the claims. With the recognition of the chargeability anomaly on the eastern side of the property, the IP survey will be extended to cover the entire eastern side.
(1) Readers are cautioned that the Company has no interest in or right to acquire any interest in the Joe Mann mine and that mineral deposits and production results from the Joe Mann mine are not indicative of mineral deposits on the Company's properties or any potential exploitation thereof.
The Property consists of 119 claims totaling 6,600 hectares and it is located adjacent to Osisko Mining's Windfall East Prospect. Past work on the property by Kintavar (the operator) has detected up to 0.33 g/t gold and 1825 ppm arsenic in grab samples from surface outcrops. Previous till sampling on three separate areas returned up to 64 gold grains on Grid B; up to 40 gold grains on Grid C and up to 57 gold grains on Grid D. In addition, 33 grains of gold have been detected in a till sample on the southeastern portion of the property. Another sample contained 1950 ppm copper and 2020 ppm nickel. Other work on the Property by Kintavar has produced strong geochemical anomalies in tills that appear to be associated with major faults and shear zone axes.
Kintavar has prioritized Grids B, C and D as the focus of Gitennes' first phase of exploration on the Property. The first phase will consist of soil sampling, line cutting, and an IP survey on all three targets. To date, soil sampling has been completed on one target and samples have been submitted to the lab for processing. Soil sampling will continue on the other target areas and line cutting will commence soon on all three areas followed by the IP survey.
About Gitennes Exploration Inc.
Gitennes is in the business of exploring for and advancing mineral properties with a focus on high grade or large tonnage gold deposits. The Company currently has three properties in Quebec, JMW, RAL and New Mosher, the Snowbird gold property in British Columbia and a 1.5% Net Smelter Return royalty on the 18 million ounce Urumalqui Silver Project in Peru. JMW is 100% owned by Gitennes. RAL and New Mosher are under option and Gitennes can earn an initial 70% and has the right to increase its ownership to 85%.
The scientific and technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Wayne Holmstead (P.Geo.), who is a "qualified person" within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101.
Gitennes Exploration Inc.
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