VANCOUVER, BC, Jan. 17, 2023 /CNW/ – Zacapa Sources (TSXV: ZACA) (OTCQB: ZACAF) (DE: BH0) supplies particulars of ongoing exploration actions and allowing associated to its upcoming drill marketing campaign at its 100% owned South Bullfrog gold challenge within the Beatty District of Nevada.


  • Drill permits have been obtained for the Shingleback goal and are anticipated for the Longtail goal in February

  • Outcomes obtained from 893 soil samples reveal encouraging correlation between distant sensing anomalies, geophysical anomalies, and geologic interpretation

  • Longtail goal space prolonged at the very least 300 meters northeast primarily based on anomalous mercury in soils; correlation between anomalous soil outcomes and magnetic low recommend that an space of hid hydrothermal alteration might lengthen for > 1 kilometer

  • Soil sampling has generated a brand new goal at Bottoms-Up the place a coherent zone of elevated arsenic coincides with distant sensing anomalies alongside beforehand mapped faults

Analytical outcomes from a Q3 2022 soil sampling marketing campaign (See Information Launch October 25, 2022) at South Bullfrog have been obtained and analyzed. Zacapa has additionally obtained approval from the U.S. Bureau of Land Administration for a not too long ago submitted Discover of Intent for proposed drilling actions within the Shingleback goal.

“The geochemical outcomes we obtained are extraordinarily encouraging. We have prolonged the zone of elevated mercury a minimal of 300 meters northeast of the Longtail outcrop and demonstrated a brand new correlation between the geochemistry and the pronounced magnetic low on the Longtail goal,” feedback Adam Melnik, CEO and Director. “The outcomes add additional proof to assist our group’s interpretation that this a couple of kilometer lengthy magnetic low might characterize an space of magnetite damaging alteration related to a major gold-bearing hydrothermal system hid beneath shallow cowl at Longtail.”

Allowing is underway at Longtail with the requested cultural and organic surveys on observe to be accomplished this week. A response to the Longtail Discover of Intent is predicted by mid-February.

Soil sampling

In Q3 2022, 893 soil samples had been collected primarily from the Longtail (Determine 1) and Bottoms-Up (Determine 2) goal areas with further reconnaissance within the Sourdough goal space. Sampling at Longtail sought to refine the distribution of strongly altered rocks and associated buildings the place they challenge underneath post-mineral cowl. The outcomes outline an elevated mercury geochemical response northeast of the favorably altered Longtail outcrop (silicified, alunite-bearing, brecciated subcrop surrounded by alluvial cowl) and coincident with an interpreted fault certain magnetic low (Determine 1A). The presence of a sturdy mercury anomaly at Longtail is critical as a result of mercury is a vital pathfinder for gold within the Beatty District the place it’s related to the higher ranges of gold bearing epithermal programs. The anomaly can also be related to a magnetic low, which is critical as a result of magnetic lows could be the geophysical expression of magnetite damaging hydrothermal alteration (Determine 1). These outcomes add confidence that Zacapa’s soil sampling strategies have been profitable in detecting mercury via cowl and that the noticed magnetic low is more likely to be associated to hydrothermally altered rocks beneath the duvet sequence. There are a complete of 15 samples which can be thought of anomalous in mercury (concentrations larger than two customary deviations above the imply; Determine 1B). All of those samples happen alongside strike of the Longtail outcrop (inside ~300 meters) inside a lovely magnetic low area.

Determine 1 – Longtail Goal A) Longtail magnetic RTP 1st vertical spinoff map displaying the situation of the alunite/kaolinite altered outcrop, and the mercury in soil anomaly, inside a big magnetic low area. Anomalous values are outlined as larger than three customary deviations above the imply (0.128 ppm) inside a knowledge set that ranges from 0.008 to 1.925 ppm mercury. B) Map of 560 soil pattern factors at Longtail. Factors are coloured primarily based on mercury content material and a contoured grid positioned overtop of topography to assist visualize the distribution to elevated mercury. Yellow contour signifies values close to the imply, hotter colours (orange, pink, pink) indicating rising deviation above the imply, cooler colours (inexperienced blue) indicating deviation beneath the imply. (CNW Group/Zacapa Sources)

Soil sampling on the Bottoms-Up goal was carried out to infill and develop the footprint of anomalous arsenic and mercury pathfinder components detected in preliminary reconnaissance soil survey strains (see Information Launch October 25, 2022) positioned downslope from a number of small areas of outcropping silicified breccia. The outcomes embody a sturdy multi-line, multi-station arsenic anomaly that overlaps with alunite-kaolinite spectral anomalies and coincides with one of many silicified zones in outcrop (Determine 2). The zone of elevated arsenic (300m x 400m) additionally happens adjoining to a fault that was beforehand mapped by the U.S. Geological Survey. Mapping and sampling are deliberate to comply with up on this encouraging new goal space.

Figure 2 – Bottoms-Up Target A) Magnetic RTP map showing interpreted structures with alunite/kaolinite bearing outcrops and arsenic in soil anomalies. Anomalous zones are defined as samples greater than three standard deviations above the mean; samples range from 3.03 to 45 ppm arsenic with a mean of 7.88 ppm. B) Map of the Bottoms-Up target displaying 355 soil sample locations colored by arsenic concentration and underlain by a contoured grid to help visualize the results. Yellow contour represents the mean value with warmer colors (orange, red, pink) indicating increasing deviation above the mean and cooler colors (green, blue) indicating deviation below the mean. (CNW Group/Zacapa Resources)

Determine 2 – Bottoms-Up Goal A) Magnetic RTP map displaying interpreted buildings with alunite/kaolinite bearing outcrops and arsenic in soil anomalies. Anomalous zones are outlined as samples larger than three customary deviations above the imply; samples vary from 3.03 to 45 ppm arsenic with a imply of seven.88 ppm. B) Map of the Bottoms-Up goal displaying 355 soil pattern areas coloured by arsenic focus and underlain by a contoured grid to assist visualize the outcomes. Yellow contour represents the imply worth with hotter colours (orange, pink, pink) indicating rising deviation above the imply and cooler colours (inexperienced, blue) indicating deviation beneath the imply. (CNW Group/Zacapa Sources)

Shingleback drill targets and allow

Essentially the most pronounced resistivity and chargeability options within the beforehand accomplished 21 line-kilometer IP-resistivity geophysical survey happen on the south facet of the Shingleback goal in an space the place a number of faults have been interpreted. Zacapa’s newly permitted drill proposal will check these zones of elevated resistivity from the southeast (SB-002) and northwest (SB-001) to maximise the variety of fault intersections whereas drilling the core of the sturdy IP-resistivity excessive. Whereas that is the first focus, Zacapa can also be testing the potential for gold mineralization on the Twin Shafts fault (SB-006) and the Basalt fault (SB-011). The permitted Shingleback drill program consists of 4 pad areas, with roughly 1,200 meters of drilling deliberate in part one.

Concurrent with the Q3 2022 soil sampling program, Zacapa additionally collected 293 rock samples, primarily from the Shingleback and Sledge goal areas. Outcomes present a notable pattern of accelerating antimony concentrations from east to west within the Shingleback goal space and in proximity to identified faults (Determine 3B). Notably elevated values of silver had been additionally noticed across the basalt fault and different areas within the jap areas of the Shingleback goal (Determine 3C). The coherent sample of pathfinder components which can be identified to be related to gold mineralization within the district is an efficient indication that there was an lively hydrothermal system within the space, which can include gold at depth.

Figure 3 – Shingleback Target A) Geologic map of the Shingleback target and proposed drill holes; B) Antimony zonation with the greatest values in the north-west area of Shingleback. C) Silver zonation with the greatest values in the northeast of Shingleback. (CNW Group/Zacapa Resources)

Determine 3 – Shingleback Goal A) Geologic map of the Shingleback goal and proposed drill holes; B) Antimony zonation with the best values within the north-west space of Shingleback. C) Silver zonation with the best values within the northeast of Shingleback. (CNW Group/Zacapa Sources)


All scientific and technical info on this information launch has been ready by, or authorized by Daniel MacNeil, PGeo, and Technical Advisor of the Firm. Mr. MacNeil is a certified particular person for the needs of Nationwide Instrument 43-101 – Requirements of Disclosure for Mineral Tasks.

The soil samples on this information launch had been sampled by Rangefront Mining Providers underneath the supervision of a geologist and reviewed by Zacapa geologists. Sampling was carried out at 25 meter pattern spacing, and 50 meter line spacing. Samples had been logged and bagged earlier than submittal to ALS Geochemistry in Reno, Nevada the place the samples had been ready for evaluation. A 50 gram soil pattern was despatched to ALS Geochemistry in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada (an accredited mineral evaluation laboratory) for evaluation. Samples had been analyzed by using an aqua regia digestion adopted by a extremely delicate mixed ICP-MS and ICP-AES end (“AuME-ST43”). Samples for QA/QC (requirements, blanks, and duplicates) had been inserted at a fee of 1 in each ten samples to make sure the standard of sampling and evaluation. No main deviations have been noticed.

In regards to the South Bullfrog Gold Venture

The South Bullfrog gold challenge is centrally positioned within the Beatty District within the coronary heart of the Walker Lane Development. The Beatty District has seen speedy will increase in gold sources, presently over 8.6 million ounces of gold. Zacapa’s challenge space is 5 kilometres south of AngloGold Ashanti’s North Bullfrog improvement challenge, and 11 kilometers west of AngloGold Ashanti’s Silicon, Merlin, and Motherlode initiatives which can be anticipated to be producing gold inside the subsequent three years. AngloGold Ashanti accomplished its acquisition of Corvus Gold for US$370M1 and not too long ago continued to consolidate the Beatty District by buying the Crown & Sterling initiatives from Coeur Mining for as much as US$200M8. AngloGold has acknowledged that the mixed property will assist the Beatty District develop into a big, lengthy life, low-cost operation with the potential to develop Tier-1 “firm making” mines (Determine 4)2. South Bullfrog is comprised of 488 unpatented mining claims overlaying roughly 9,900 acres with a transparent path to worth creation by executing rigorous exploration within the centre of an more and more lively district the place main gold mining corporations are actively buying property and growing new mines.

Figure 4 – Beatty District land tenure map with deposits and Zacapa targets. The deposits/mines within the Beatty District provide geologic context for the South Bullfrog project but are not necessarily indicative that the South Bullfrog project hosts similar mineralization, grades, or tonnages of mineralization. Table 1 below includes grades, tonnage and confidence for the resources summarized on Figure 4. (CNW Group/Zacapa Resources)

Determine 4 – Beatty District land tenure map with deposits and Zacapa targets. The deposits/mines inside the Beatty District present geologic context for the South Bullfrog challenge however should not essentially indicative that the South Bullfrog challenge hosts related mineralization, grades, or tonnages of mineralization. Desk 1 beneath consists of grades, tonnage and confidence for the sources summarized on Determine 4. (CNW Group/Zacapa Sources)

Table 1 – Details of disclosed gold resources in the Beatty District.3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12 (CNW Group/Zacapa Resources)

Desk 1 – Particulars of disclosed gold sources within the Beatty District.3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12 (CNW Group/Zacapa Sources)

About Zacapa Sources

Zacapa is a mineral exploration firm engaged in accountable exploration for the brand new vitality economic system. Its initiatives are concentrated in world class jurisdictions within the southwest U.S., together with Arizona, Nevada, and Idaho. The portfolio consists of porphyry copper initiatives at Crimson High and Pearl and epithermal gold initiatives at South Bullfrog and Miller Mountain. These property are being superior by a extremely disciplined and seasoned skilled group with profitable observe information of discovery, useful resource improvement and mine allowing.


1 AngloGold Ashanti Indicators Definitive Settlement to Purchase Corvus and Consolidate the Beatty District of Nevada, September 13, 2021

2 Corvus Gold and AngloGold Ashanti Announce Completion of Acquisition of Corvus by AngloGold Ashanti, January 18, 2022

3 Augusta Gold Broadcasts Vital Useful resource Replace at Bullfrog of 1.2 M Oz Measured and Indicated and 0.26 M Oz Inferred Useful resource, March 10, 2022 

4 North Bullfrog Venture’s, Preliminary Financial Evaluation – Corvus Gold’s Detailed Part-1, Standalone, Close to-Time period Mine Growth Plan within the Bullfrog Mining District, Nevada, October 7, 2020

5 Corvus Gold Broadcasts Mom Lode Preliminary Financial Evaluation Outcomes for a Standalone Future Mining Enlargement Venture, within the Bullfrog Mining District, Nevada, October 7 2020

6 AngloGold 12 months Finish 2021 Outcomes Report, February 22, 2022

7 Augusta Gold Acquires Absolutely Permitted Low-cost Heap Leach Gold Venture Seven Miles From Its Bullfrog Venture in Nevada, April 21, 2022

8AngloGold Ashanti agrees to amass Nevada properties from Coeur Mining to additional consolidate and improve improvement potential of the Beatty District of Nevada, September 19, 2022

9 Downer, R., and Home, A., 2021. NI 43-101 Technical Report Mineral Useful resource Estimate, Bullfrog Gold Venture Nye County, Nevada by Forte Dynamics, Inc.

10 Cornwall, H.R. and Kleinhampl, F.J., 1964, Geology of Bullfrog Quadrangle and ore deposits associated to Bullfrog Hills Caldera, Nye County, Nevada and Inyo County, California: US Geological Survey Skilled Paper 454-J, 25 p.

11 Jorgensen, D.Okay., Rankin, J.W., and Wilkins, J. Jr., 1989, The geology, alteration and mineralogy of the Bullfrog gold deposit, Nye County, Nevada: AIME Preprint 89-135, 13 p.

12Nicholson, D., 2021, Technical Report Abstract Silicon Venture, an preliminary evaluation report: AngloGold Ashanti, 62 p.


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All scientific and technical info contained on this press launch was ready underneath the supervision of Daniel MacNeil, MSc., P. Geo., and a “Certified Individual” as outlined by Nationwide Instrument 43-101.

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Zacapa Sources

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