Mr. Craig Lindsay reports
OTIS COMMENCES DRILLING AT KILGORE
Otis Gold Corp. has commenced an approximately 25-hole, 8,000-metre drill program at the Kilgore project, Clark county, Idaho. The primary goal of the drill program is to follow up at depth on drill intercepts achieved in 2016 at the existing Kilgore deposit, primarily in the prospective Aspen formation host unit (see news release dated Jan. 19, 2017). Further, two of the planned holes will be drilled for metallurgical test purposes. Drilling will continue through November and results will be announced as they become available. All drilling will be conducted by Timberline Drilling of Hayden Lake, Idaho, employing two Atlas Copco CS-14 track-mounted core rigs.
On a parallel basis, the company is implementing an approximately 250-line-kilometre ground magnetometer survey to complement the magnetic survey work completed in 2016 (see April 12, 2017, news release). Upon completion of this program, Otis will have ground magnetic coverage over its entire Kilgore land package.
Also, Otis has commenced a sampling program comprising approximately 2,500 soil and rock-chip samples to expand coverage of the existing soils database. These new data, when factored with structural information, geology and the magnetic data, will be used to plan exploration drilling for 2018 and beyond as the company continues to explore for additional deposits along the Kilgore Caldera margin.
Finally, Otis announces that it has acquired several airborne surveys flown initially by Aerodat Inc., for Echo Bay Mines Ltd., in the early 1990s. The data, secured from a subsidiary of Fugro Geophysics of Toronto, Canada, include a GPS-registered airborne magnetic survey, several channels of radiometrics and an airborne resistivity survey. The information will be integrated with other geologic data accumulated on the property for drill targeting purposes. Of particular interest is the resistivity data which show good correlation with the Kilgore deposit and its northern extension. The potassium channel on the radiometric survey will be useful in targeting other areas on the property containing the quartz-adularia signature characteristics of the Kilgore deposit. Adularia is a low-temperature potassium feldspar that typically forms in lower-temperature hydrothermal deposits and has a significant radiometric response due to the presence of the potassium-40 (40K) isotope in its mineral lattice.
The qualified person under National Instrument 43-101 for this news release is Paul Gray, PGeo, who has reviewed and approved its technical content.
About the Kilgore project
The Kilgore project contains a current National Instrument 43-101 (dated Sept. 12, 2012) indicated resource of 520,000 ounces gold in 27.4 million tonnes at a grade of 0.59 gram per tonne gold and an inferred resource of 300,000 ounces Au in 20.2 million tonnes at a grade of 0.46 g/t Au. The deposit is part of an extensive low-sulphidation quartz-adularia epithermal hydrothermal system hosted in Tertiary volcanic rocks and basement Aspen formation calcareous siltstone, shale and sandstone of Late Cretaceous age. Gold mineralization is of the traditional disseminated, bulk-tonnage type similar to that comprising the classic volcanic-hosted gold deposits at Round Mountain, Nevada, and McDonald Meadows, Montana. A new NI 43-101-compliant resource calculation is planned for Q3/Q4 2017 to include mineralization in the underlying Aspen formation.
About Otis Gold Corp.
Otis is a resource company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of precious metal deposits in Idaho. Otis is currently developing its flagship property, the Kilgore project, located in Clark county, Idaho.