Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 7, 2020 – TROUBADOUR RESOURCES INC. (the “Company") (TSX VENTURE: TR) (OTCQB: TROUF) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an option agreement with 1218802 B.C. LTD. , an arm’s length vendor (the “Vendor”), to acquire a 100% interest in the 1,766 ha Texas property located in the Greenwood Mining District in Southern B.C.
Key Project Highlights:
- Located within the prolific Beaverdell mining camp1 which was a center of activity in the area from the late 1890s to the early 1900s.
- Two recent grab samples* from the Doorn vein assayed 241.96 g/t Au and 78.84 g/t Au, 319 g/t Ag and 8% Cu.
- Recent analysis of wall rocks show gold mineralization over a much wider interval than previously thought.
- Historic soil geochemistry outlines compelling gold trends that were never followed up on.
- Drill permitting underway.
*Grab samples are by definition selective. Grab samples are solely designed to show the presence or absence of mineralization, and are not intended to provide nor should be construed as a representative indication of grade or mineralization at the Project. Refer below for fuller disclosure on the 2017 grab sampling program and results.
“We are very excited to be adding this quality gold asset to our portfolio. The consolidation of this land package that contains numerous historic gold showings and workings presents a unique opportunity for Troubadour shareholders to benefit from the rising gold market.” states Geoff Schellenberg, Company President.
The road accessible Texas property covers historical mineral showings and is located 3 km southwest of the town of Beaverdell and in close proximity to the past producing Beaverdell Mine2 that was in operation from 1896 to 1991. The property covers ground prospective for vein hosted precious metal deposits, based on at least seven historical and newly discovered gold occurrences on the property and geological comparisons with the nearby Beaverdell Mine2. Several showings are present on the property, including two old mines and many older trenches, pits and adits that expose mineralized veins. The Beaverdell mining camp is predominately known for its silver production and the presence of high-grade gold occurrences makes the Texas property unique and significantly more attractive. The most notable polymetallic vein showings on the property are the Doorn, Cabin and Wombat with notable grab sample assay results from these listed in the table below:
|Lithology||Location||Au g/t||Ag g/t||Cu %|
(1) Referenced nearby historic resources, deposits and mines provide geologic context for the Project, but are not necessarily indicative that the Project hosts similar potential, size or grades of mineralization.
(2) Camp refers to a colony of miners settled in proximity to a mine, or series of mines or workings.
Since 1975, when high grade gold was discovered in the T-1 (Doorn) trench in the Logan Creek area, a number of operators have conducted geochemical soil sampling and geophysical surveys over the area indicating possible extensions to the zone that remain untested. Exploration to date has focused solely on the high-grade veins themselves and recent sampling has determined that gold values extend well into the host rock. Host Granodiorite at Cabin, Doorn and Wombat showings returned assay values ranging from 0.12 g/t Au to 7.11 g/t Au and outline the potential for economical mineral grades to extend well beyond quartz vein boundaries.
The Company intends to mobilize a field crew in the coming weeks to complete detailed sampling and mapping in preparation for an inaugural drill program that will focus on the Doorn and Cabin targets. The field crew will also investigate other mineral occurrences on the property that were the subject of historical mining in order to generate new drill targets. Drill permitting was initiated by the property vendor and is well underway. The Phase 1 program is fully funded through a recent mineral exploration tax credit (METC) refund, relating to 2018 and 2019 exploration expenditures.
Rock samples were submitted to MSA Labs in Langley, BC (an ISO 17025 and ISO 9001 accredited facility). Sample numbers TX001-TX004 were each crushed and screened to 106 microns, then 50g of material was subjected to the MSC-550 metallics screening method, in which both the plus and minus fraction were assayed in duplicate using fire assay techniques with a gravimetric finish. Internal lab blanks and duplicates produced expected results. Samples 542541-542547 and 542549 were subjected to the MSC-550 method detailed above. In addition, samples were assayed with the IMS-130 method, a conventional 4 acid digestion ICP-MS analytical technique producing a suite of 51 elements. Samples which returned higher than 100 ppm Ag were rerun using fire assay techniques with a gravimetric finish. Internal lab blanks and duplicates returned expected results.
Patrick McLaughlin, P. Geo., a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101, supervised all technical aspects of the work programs performed by the Vendor at the Project, has verified the exploration data disclosed, including sampling, analytical and test data contained in the written disclosure, and has reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.
Troubadour can acquire a 100% interest by paying the Vendor a total of $85,000 and issuing 3 million shares over a two-year period. Upon vesting the Vendor will retain a 1.5% NSR of which Troubadour can purchase 1% for $1 million anytime prior to commencement of commercial production.
TROUBADOUR RESOURCES INC. (TSX.V: TR) (OTCQB: TROUF) is a public Canadian mining exploration company focused on copper and gold in British Columbia, Canada. The Company is managed by an experienced team consisting of youthful and seasoned professionals with proven track records as mine finders. The Company’s flagship copper project, the Amarillo property, consists of 9 mineral claims covering 5,449 hectares and is located in the heart of a major mining district. The project is host to some of the more prospective targets developed in this world class southern BC porphyry belt in decades. The project is located 20km west of Peachland, with access along the Peachland FSR logging road from Highway 97.
For further information please contact:
Troubadour Resources Inc.
625 Howe Street, Suite 488
Vancouver, BC V6C 2T6
Geoff Schellenberg, President
Office: (604) 681-0221
Forward Looking Information
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