Gitennes Induced Polarization Survey on JMW Property Confirms Potential Targets for Gold Mineralization, Chapais-Chibougamau Area, Quebec
Vancouver, B.C. - TheNewswire - July 26, 2021 - Gitennes Exploration Inc. ("Gitennes" or the "Company") (TSXV:GIT) (OTC:GILXF) announces that the recently completed 24 line kilometer Induced Polarization (“IP”) survey on its 100% owned JMW gold property located in the Chapais-Chibougamau area of Quebec has produced positive preliminary results and targets for further work. The IP survey covered three distinct types of mineralization/targets (Figure 3) that the Company has identified from review of work by previous operators.
Highlights of the IP Survey
- First survey to cover the entire property. Past surveys and drilling on the property focused on a narrow, 1.5 kilometre strip in the vicinity of the Guercheville fault zone which covers less than 50% of the existing property.
- All three target areas surveyed, including prospective sedimentary rocks and intrusive rocks of tonalitic composition that have seen little exploration in the past
Figure 2: Typical Historical Drill Cross Section showing Target 1 Mineralization
Target Areas on JMW (Figure 1 and 3):
Target 1: Drilling in the 1980’s was relatively shallow and gold intersections have demonstrated good widths 9-12 metres with grades from 0.5 to 0.8 g/t gold. This could indicate that drilling intersected the peripheral margin of more significant grades, possibly at depth;
Target 2: More recently, work by previous operators has focussed on areas north of the 1980’s drilling. Grab samples included; 5.02, 4.83, and 4.08 g/t gold in intrusive rocks with quartz veining and disseminated pyrite as well as altered porphyritic rocks with quartz veining and pyrite mineralization;
Target 3: Current exploration on strike with the JMW property by other companies has indicated that gold may also be associated with sedimentary rocks to the south of the Guercheville Deformation Zone. The JMW property has a thick sequence of these rocks that have seen little exploration in the past.
Figure 3: Exploration Target Areas on the JMW Property
About the JMW Property
JMW is located along the Guercheville Deformation Zone which is host to past producers of gold and copper and many gold projects that are currently active (Figure 4). The past producing Joe Mann Mine is located approximately 45 km east on the Guercheville structure The Joe Mann mine produced approximately 1.5 million ounces of gold at an average grade of 8.3 g/t gold(1). The Fenton-Sud Prospect which has a historically reported 426,173 tonnes at a grade of 4.66 g/t gold(1) is located about 12 km northwest of the JMW property on the same trend.
(1) Readers are cautioned that the Company has no interest in or right to acquire any interest in the Joe Mann mine or Fenton Sud Property, 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.
In addition, companies such as Northern Superior and Vanstar-Iamgold are actively exploring structural zones in the sedimentary rocks south of the Guercheville Fault Zone. Northern Superior Resources recently reported drill intersections of 2.02 g/t AuEq over 42.60m at Lac Surprise located about 30 km southwest of the JMW Property (See Northern Superior Press Release July 6, 2021). Immediately to the east of the Northern Superior Property is the Nelligan property with a resource of 97 Mt grading 1.02 g/t gold.
The mineralization on the Northern Superior and Vanstar-Iamgold is hosted in sedimentary rocks (mainly greywacke) with moderate to strong pyrite content varying between 2% to 6% mostly in thin dissemination, fractures, veinlets controlled and often in stringers) spatially related to moderate to strong silicification and sericitization.
The southern portion of the JMW property hosts geology similar to the Northern Superior and Vanstar-Iamgold (Target 3 above). The moderate to strong pyrite content would be detected by Induced Polarization surveys. The recent IP survey completed by Gitennes on the JMW property has detected strong IP chargeability anomalies in the sediments south of the Guercheville Fault. (See Figure 2)
Exploration by previous operators included airborne and ground geophysical surveys, geological mapping, prospecting and diamond drilling. The majority of the past work was done in the 1980’s in the vicinity of the Guercheville Deformation Zone in a package of felsic to mafic volcanic rocks, intruded by porphyritic rocks all with varying degrees of sulphide and quartz mineralization. Gold mineralization detected in the past has been associated with the mineralized porphyritic rocks and sericite schists (altered felsic volcanics). Diamond drilling in the 1980’s included:
- 0.52 g/t gold over 12.2 metres in a mineralized, felsic porphyry intruded into sericite schists.
- 0.31 g/t gold over 11.6 metres was intersected about 60 metres downhole near the south boundary of a felsic porphyry intrusion with quartz veining and pyrite mineralization.
- 0.83 g/t gold over 9.1 metres also in a mineralized, felsic porphyry in between mafic volcanic rocks to the north and sericite schists to the south.
Figure 4: JMW Property Location Map with Significant Exploration in the Area
About Gitennes Exploration Inc.
Gitennes is in the business of exploring for and advancing mineral properties with a focus on high grade gold. The Company currently has four properties in Quebec: JMW, RAL, New Mosher and Maxwell, 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 and Maxwell are 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.
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