BLACK TUSK RESOURCES SAMPLES 1.5 PPM AU FROM SOUTH RIM
Updated: Oct 29, 2021
Mr. Richard Penn reports
BLACK TUSK RESOURCES INC. PROVIDES RESULTS FROM THE SOUTH RIM GOLD PROJECT, CENTRAL BRITISH COLUMBIA
Black Tusk Resources Inc. has released results from reconnaissance exploration on the South Rim property located in central British Columbia. The South Rim property comprises four claims totalling 1,771.33 hectares. The project is located approximately 140 kilometres south of Smithers in central British Columbia.
The highest gold result returned from the surface rock sampling is 1.5 grams per tonne (parts per million) taken from a two-metre-wide shear zone containing vuggy quartz. This shear zone, where mapped, appears to be quite extensive and may require more in-depth sampling to ascertain the full gold potential. Other veins typically returned 0.1 to 0.4 gram per tonne, with up to 4.9 grams per tonne silver, from narrow veins or float blocks.
Black Tusk's geologic crew visited the property between Aug. 12 and Aug. 16 to map and sample documented mineral showings as well as testing of other areas. Access was by helicopter from Smithers, B.C.
The Black Tusk crew obtained 19 rock samples from the property during the site visit. The majority of these were of vuggy quartz-carbonate veining (epithermal style), some locations of which were documented in previous reports (see news releases dated July 19, 2021, and Aug. 18, 2021).
The rock sample results support that the quartz and carbonate vein system(s) sampled on the property contain elevated gold and silver values, although the historically reported higher values were not verified by the 2021 sampling. The rock types encountered, and the veins that were sampled, appear consistent with the descriptions provided in assessment reports summarizing the historic work.
Rock samples obtained during site reconnaissance were continuously under control of the Black Tusk crew and were dropped directly to ALS Labs in Kamloops, B.C. ALS Labs has been directed to process samples for gold content using its code AU-AA26 (fire assay and atomic absorption), and silver using its code AG-OG62 (acid digestion with HCl leach, ICP-AES (inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry)). Samples will also be screened for 51 elements using ALS code ME-MS41 (aqua regia with ICP-MS (mass spectrometry) finish). Black Tusk will continue to undertake quality assurance and control by placing a standard materials packet into the sample stream. A single standard was inserted into the sample submission for the South Rim reconnaissance rock sampling. The standard performed as expected.
The property lies within geologic terrain that hosts the Huckleberry copper-molybdenum mine (closed) located 23 kilometres to the north of the South Rim property. The Huckleberry mine contains remaining reserves of 35 million tonnes of proven and probable grading 0.32 per cent copper and 0.01 per cent molybdenum, with measured and indicated resources of 180 million tonnes grading 0.32 per cent copper and 0.01 per cent molybdenum (Imperial Metals website, February, 2020).
The Ootsa project is located on the south shore of the Nechako reservoir, six kilometres from the Huckleberry copper-molybdenum mine. The Ootsa project contains an estimated measured and indicated resource of 224 million tonnes grading 0.22 per cent copper, 0.021 per cent molybdenum and 0.15 g/t gold (Surge Copper Corp. website, January, 2020).
The reader is cautioned that resources that exist on regional or adjacent properties are not necessarily indicative of potential on the Black Tusk South Rim project.
Perry Grunenberg, PGeo, a qualified person, as that is defined under National Instrument 43-101, has compiled and reviewed this news release, and undertook the August, 2021, exploration work on the South Rim project.
In closing, Siahar Kadach has resigned from the board of directors, and Black Tusk has appointed Kwaku Ashong to the board. Mr. Ashong has worked in the communications industry for over the past decade and brings a wealth of business and investment knowledge. Black Tusk welcomes Mr. Ashong to the board of directors.
We seek Safe Harbor.