Fredericton, New Brunswick–(Newsfile Corp. – July 7, 2021) – TRU Precious Metals Corp. (TSXV: TRU) (OTCQB: TRUIF) (FSE: 706) (“TRU” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that, further to its press releases on June 1 and June 8, 2021, the Phase 1 diamond drilling program has been completed at its 100%-owned Twilite Gold Project in Central Newfoundland (“Twilite Gold”). Drilling focused on a previously identified target that the Company has now dubbed the “Fort Knox Gold Zone”.
Phase 1 drilling has been successfully completed on time at the Fort Knox Gold Zone for a total of 2,577 meters in 12 drill holes.
Drilling has successfully intersected the widest sections of the mineralized shear zone to date.
Extensive mineralized quartz breccia encountered in multiple drill holes.
Regionally significant mineralized conglomerate, akin to the Rogerson Lake Conglomerate, has been intersected in multiple holes.
Core logging and sampling are underway with two core saws. Excellent core recoveries were achieved through mineralized zones, unlike historic drilling by former property owner Fort Knox Gold Resources.
Receipt and evaluation of complete Phase 1 assay results are expected over approximately the next 6 to 8 weeks, with results to be publicly disclosed in batches on a rolling basis once sufficient volumes of data are available.
Drill Program Preliminary Results
Barry Greene, VP of Property Development and Director of TRU, commented: “The first phase of drilling in 2021 at Twilite Gold has gone exceptionally well. We drilled 2,577 metres of NQ core, more than initially forecast, testing several additional high-potential gold targets. We anticipate a steady flow of drill results from Twilite Gold over the coming weeks and months, with results from these holes pending.”
The drill program consisted of 12 NQ boreholes situated along a deep-seated, multi-kilometer, west-northwest trending structure (see Figure 1). The drilling focused within the Fort Knox Gold Zone, and specifically an approximately 200m strike length section of this structure near the intersection with a northeast trending mineralized structure that is also auriferous in historic drilling. Improving on historic drilling, TRU’s Phase 1 drilling has intersected an extensive shear zone containing areas of moderate to intense sericite and silica alteration and including wide areas of polyphase quartz veining and quartz breccias containing sulphide mineralization including pyrite, arsenopyrite and stibnite. The alteration and mineralization is coincident with a broad portion of the 600m long mineralized structure identified in the detailed magnetic survey completed by TRU and announced on December 8, 2020.
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