Tempus Resources Ltd (“Tempus” or ” the Company” ) (ASX:TMR)(TSX.V:TMRR)(OTCQB:TMRFF) is pleased to provide an update of the drilling program at the Elizabeth Gold Project in Southern BC, Canada
The 2021 drilling campaign began on June 5 th . Five diamond drill holes have been completed to date for a total of 774 metres. Drill hole EZ-21-04, drilled on the Northern extension zone of the South West vein, has intersected a wide zone of quartz veining (approximately 4.2-metres), from 121.8-126.0 m, with visible gold evident over approximately one metre (see Figure 1). Additional quartz veining with visible gold has been identified in diamond drill hole EZ-21-02.
Current drilling is focused on the northern extension of the South West vein, approximately 150m along strike toward the northeast from the high-grade ore-shoot intercepted in hole EZ-20-06 which intersected 5.0m at 61.3g/t gold from 116.5m, including 1.5m at 186.0g/t gold from 118.0m (announcement dated Feb. 8 th , 2021).
Figure 1. EZ-21-04. SW Vein with visible gold. Elizabeth Gold Project.
President & CEO, Jason Bahnsen commented. “ The 2021 drill campaign is off to a great start with the presence of VG in the first few holes. We are looking forward to more high-grade results as we continue to demonstrate the extensions to the known vein systems at Elizabeth .”
The Southwest Vein has been identified in drilling along a total strike of 800m and to a depth of 200m below surface (Figure 3 & 4). The initial five holes of the 2021 drilling campaign are focused on confirming and expanding an interpreted high-grade shoot (referred to as the North Extension Shoot) in the center of the currently defined structure.
All five holes have intersected the vein, which typically varies in width between 1.0-4.2m and is associated with strong sericitic alteration of the dioritic wall rocks. Multiple phases of brecciation and quartz precipitation are evident, with visible gold typically associated with fine limonitic partings and blebs, or with dark irregular bands of sooty sulphide composed of pyrite, arsenopyrite, galena and chlorite.
The high-grade quartz veins encountered in the 2020 (and visually in 2021) drilling at Elizabeth show close geological similarities to the Bralorne mesothermal vein system which has been mined to a depth of approximately 2,000 metres from surface and suggests there is strong potential to extend the mineralisation down plunge from the current deepest intersections that are approximately 200 metres below surface.
Tempus technical staff are in the process of logging and sampling the core in preparation for analysis at SGS laboratories in Vancouver, BC. Assay results will be reported as they are made available.
Culture and Environment Monitoring
Tempus has been working closely with the Xwisten Community (the Bridge River Band) since mid-2020 to develop a Joint Environmental and Cultural Stewardship Program at the Elizabeth Gold Project. Approximately 50% of the workforce at the Elizabeth Project is composed of members from the Xwisten Community.
Monthly water sampling and ground disturbance monitoring is a regular part of our exploration program at the Elizabeth Gold Project (Figure 2) that is completed under the supervision of Xwisten Community members that have undergone certification training for environmental and cultural monitoring.
Figure 2. Water sampling (top) and cultural monitoring of road maintenance (bottom) at Elizabeth Gold Project
Figure 3 – Elizabeth Plan View Showing 2021 Drill Locations
Figure 4 – Elizabeth SW Vein Long Section (looking Northwest)
This announcement has been authorised by the Board of Directors of Tempus Resources Limited.
Competent Persons Statement
Information in this report relating to Exploration Results is based on information reviewed by Mr. Kevin Piepgrass, who is a Member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the province of BC (APEGBC), which is a recognised Professional Organisation (RPO), and an employee of Tempus Resources. Mr. Piepgrass has sufficient experience which is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity which he is undertaking to qualify as a Competent Person as defined by the 2012 Edition of the Australasian Code for reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves, and as a Qualified Person for the purposes of NI43-101. Mr. Piepgrass consents to the inclusion of the data in the form and context in which it appears.
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About Tempus Resources Ltd
Tempus Resources Ltd (“Tempus”) is a growth orientated gold exploration company listed on ASX (“TMR”) and TSX.V (“TMRR”) and OTCQB (“TMRFF”) stock exchanges. Tempus is actively exploring projects located in Canada and Ecuador. The flagship project for Tempus is the Blackdome-Elizabeth Project, a high grade gold past producing project located in Southern British Columbia. Tempus is currently midway through a drill program at Blackdome-Elizabeth that will form the basis of an updated NI43-101/JORC resource estimate. The second key group of projects for Tempus are the Rio Zarza and Valle del Tigre projects located in south east Ecuador. The Rio Zarza project is located adjacent to Lundin Gold’s Fruta del Norte project. The Valle del Tigre project is currently subject to a sampling program to develop anomalies identified through geophysical work.
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