Figure 1. Bulk Sample Locations at Q17 Zone
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hanstone Gold Corp. (TSX.V:HANS) (OTC:HANCF) (FRA:HGO) (the “Company” or “Hanstone”), is pleased to announce that it has completed a bulk sampling, surface sampling and mapping campaign at its DOC Property in northwest British Columbia. Details of the program are outlined below. Full results from the program are expected shortly and will be announced when available.
Sample Pits & Bulk Samples
A total of 18 sample pits were opened on the Property, with 17 pits located along the DOC area (Q17/Q22 vein zone) and one pit at the Q19 zone. The bulk sampling component of the program consisted of a series of four bulk samples taken across the Q17 and Q19 vein zones. The specifications of each sample are shown in the following table. Each sample at both the Q17 and Q19 veins consisted of abundant galena and minor pyrite mineralization within 0.5 to 1.0 metre quartz veins, hosted within a broader shear zone:
Table 1. Bulk Sample Specifications
Sample ID / Location
DOC22-Q19 Pit 3
The Q17 and Q22 veins clearly coincide with the underground workings, with pits generally exhibiting a similar style of mineralization to that observed within the underground workings. In conjunction with historical drill results, veining and sulphide mineralization appears to be mostly continuous throughout the zone, as well as further along strike to the east. Assays from the bulk sampling program are forthcoming.
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Surface Sampling & Mapping
The second component of the exploration program consisted of grab sampling and mapping across the majority of the Q17/Q22 (DOC) area, as well as in and around the Q19 zone. Additional samples were collected along strike from the primary mineralization at the Q17/Q22 (DOC) zone. In conjunction with grab sampling, key lithological and structural observations were recorded at each pit location.
Ray Marks, President & CEO of Hanstone stated: “We are very pleased with how efficiently the bulk sampling program was completed. The identification of new mineralization at surface supports the model in which the mineralized shear which hosts the Q17 and Q22 veins is continuous to surface from the underground workings. These results are highly encouraging as we actively move forward on exploration at the DOC Property. “
About the DOC Gold Project
The DOC Gold Project covers 8 mineral claims covering 1,704 hectares in northwestern British Columbia. The Project is located approximately 70 kilometres north of Stewart, BC, and is accessible by a 45-minute helicopter flight from the helipad located in Stewart. Existing trails provide excellent access to all major locations on the Property.
Technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Case Lewis, P.Geo., a "Qualified Person" as defined under NI 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
About Hanstone Gold Corp
Hanstone is a precious and base metals explorer with its current focus on the Doc and Snip North Projects optimally located in the heart of the prolific mineralized area of British Columbia known as the Golden Triangle. The Golden Triangle is an area which hosts numerous producing and past-producing mines and several large deposits that are approaching potential development. The Company holds a 100% earn-in option on the 1,704-hectare Doc Project and owns a 100% interest in the 3,336-hectare Snip North Project. Hanstone has a highly experienced team of industry professionals with a successful track record in the discovery of gold deposits and in developing mineral exploration projects through discovery to production.
For Further Information Contact:
Ray Marks, President
Or visit the Company’s website at www.hanstonegold.com
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