Tempus Resources Ltd. (“Tempus Resources” or the “Company”) (ASX:TMR)(TSXV:TMRR)(OTCQB:TMRFF) is pleased to announce that mobilisation is underway for the 2021 Exploration Program at the Elizabeth Gold Project in southern BC, Canada
The Company has executed a contract with Full Force Diamond Drilling Ltd. for the provision of diamond-core drilling services at Elizabeth. The flexible contract provides for drilling of up to 12,000 cumulative linear metres. In support of the Program, road clearing and preparation of drilling pads has commenced, and a base line environmental sampling and cultural survey is being coordinated. The drill rigs and operators are expected to complete mobilisation to Elizabeth by late-May. Further information regarding the drilling for the Elizabeth Project 2021 Exploration Program is set out later in this announcement.
Tempus has also retained Precision GeoSurveys Inc. to conduct a helicopter-borne high resolution aeromagnetic and radiometric survey over the entire 115km2 Elizabeth claim block area. The data collection survey flights are planned for early June and will be flown on a 200m line spacing with 100m spacing for infill areas for a total estimated 735 line kilometres. The geophysical surveys will assist in the generation of additional greenfields gold targets and identification of structures in the Elizabeth Project area.
Tempus continues to build positive relationships with First Nations Committees associated with the Elizabeth Project. Tempus has an Exploration Agreement for the Elizabeth Project with the Xwisten (Bridge River Indian Band). Approximately 50% of the planned workforce for the 2021 Elizabeth Project exploration program comprise of members of the Xwisten community, this includes key members of the Environmental and Cultural Heritage monitoring teams for the project.
Elizabeth Gold Project – 2021 Exploration Program (drilling component)
Drilling for the 2021 Exploration Program at Elizabeth will continue and extend the exploration drilling that began in November 2020 (total 2,006 metres over 11 holes already completed) that intercepted several high-grade zones with assays of up to 186 grams per tonne gold (see announcement “Tempus Resources – Announces High-Grade Assay Results at Elizabeth Project, 8 Feb 2021″ for details).
The high-grade quartz veins encountered in the 2020 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 and suggests there is strong potential to extend the mineralisation down plunge from the current deepest intersections that are approximately only 200 metres below surface. Tempus is planning on drilling a minimum of 7,500 metres at Elizabeth during the 2021 Exploration Program, with the potential to increase to 12,000 metres.
The 2021 drilling will focus on three key zones: (Figure 1 and Figure 2)
- Down plunge step-outs below the high-grade intercepts from drill-holes EZ-20-06 and EZ-20-10
- Infill and down plunge extension of the Northern ore shoot on the SW Vein
- Exploration of the SW Vein structure along strike to the North
Figure 1 – Elizabeth Plan View Showing 2020 and Planned 2021 Drill Locations
Figure 2 – 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.
For further information:
Tempus Resources LTD
Melanie Ross – Director/Company Secretary
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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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