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Orca Gold Drills 41m at 7.85 g/t Au and 7m at 13.03 g/t Au at High-Grade Targets in Block 14 Gold Project in the Republic of the Sudan

VANCOUVER, Jan. 31, 2019 /CNW/ - Orca Gold Inc. (TSX.V:ORG) ("Orca" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on exploration at its Block 14 Gold Project in the Republic of the Sudan.

HIGHLIGHTS

27 drill holes completed post Feasibility Study – Targets tested at Liseiwi and at Galat Sufar South ("GSS").
GSS Highlights: GSRC830: 41m grading 7.85g/t Au

 
GSRC831: 28m grading 3.68g/t Au

 
GSBH056: 26m grading 3.84g/t Au (from surface)

 

 
Liseiwi Highlights:  GSRC825: 7m at 13.03g/t Au

 
GSRC818: 9m at 8.54g/t Au

 
GSRC826: 24m at 1.97g/t Au

 

DETAILS

2018 drilling at Block 14 increased Indicated Resources to 3.34Moz (79.9Mt at 1.30g/t) with an additional 0.94Moz in the Inferred category (18.5Mt at 1.2g/t) (News Release September 19, 2018) and formed the basis for the Block 14 Feasibility Study (News Release November 07, 2018).

Tables 1 and 2 below show the results to date from drilling following completion of the Feasibility Study. The aim of this drilling was to test several underexplored high-grade targets at GSS (Figure 1) and to follow up on previous drilling at the Liseiwi prospect, 65 km NE of GSS and 16km N of the Wadi Doum deposit.

Commenting on these new positive exploration results, Hugh Stuart, President and Director, said: "Our geological understanding of the mineralisation at GSS continues to grow. There is a higher-grade core to the deposit that allows us to produce over 220koz per year in the first 7 years of the mine life. We are now targeting plunging high grade structures within this core towards increasing the overall grade of GSS. These latest drill results are the first from this initiative. At Liseiwi we continue to intersect and confirm high grades. These new results suggest the real potential of developing a second high-grade satellite resource complementing the Wadi Doum deposit".

GSS

At GSS, holes GSRC 830 and 831 were drilled into the North East Target (Figure 1), a small outlying pit included in the Feasibility Study, and confirm a structure hosting significant grade. The intercepts of 41m grading 7.85g/t and 28m at 3.68g/t lie at the base of the current pit design and demonstrate a high-grade plunging extension to the mineralisation at depth at this target.

Further drilling to the north of the Main Zone at GSS also intersected high-grade mineralisation in the GT04 target (Figure 1), with a single hole returning 26m at 3.84g/t from surface. Previous drilling on this target intersected 13m at 10.19g/t (GSGT004) and 9m at 20.41g/t (GSRC268). 3D modelling of this structure is in process aimed at better defining orientation for the next phase of drilling.

Drilling at Target A, 200m south of the East Zone pit at GSS (Figure 1), tested a new geological interpretation and successfully intersected significant widths and grade in several holes, including 20m at 2.07g/t. The distinctive albite-carbonate-sericite alteration package (Figure 1) extends southward in this area and requires further exploration.

Table 1: Galat Sufar South Intercepts


 
Section Hole From To Metres Au g/t Uncut
North East Target GSRC827 61.0 74.0 13.0 1.93
GSRC828 No Significant Intercept
GSRC829 No Significant Intercept
GSRC830 12.0 53.0 41.0 7.85
GSRC831 45.0 55.0 10.0 0.79
65.0 93.0 28.0 3.68
GSRC832 63.0 68.0 5.0 3.75
GSRC839 65.0 71.0 6.0 5.64
75.0 83.0 8.0 1.21
89.0 93.0 4.0 0.88
Target A GSRC833 No Significant Intercept
GSRC835 17.0 21.0 4.0 6.67
30.0 34.0 4.0 8.08
81.0 85.0 4.0 3.28
GSRC836 74.0 94.0 20.0 2.07
GSRC837 20.0 26.0 6.0 6.11
GSRC838 33.0 40.0 7.0 1.19
86.0 95.0 9.0 0.67
Carbonate 

Ridge
GSRC840 No Significant Intercept

 
GSRC834 No Significant Intercept
Main Zone GSBH056 0.0 26.0 26.0 3.84
36.0 42.0 6.0 2.18
69.0 77.0 8.0 2.39
108.0 113.0 5.0 3.82
Note: Intercepts are 60-90% of true width

 

Liseiwi

At Liseiwi, 11 RC holes were completed to follow up on an early discovery (see Figure 2). The high-grade mineralisation at Liseiwi is hosted by a silicified andesite with distinct pyrite veining. This mineralisation has now been intersected in several parts of a large artisanal working. The latest programme of drilling has confirmed the potential of the target and expanded the interpretation of the controls on the high-grade zones.

Table 2: Liseiwi Intercepts


 

 

 

 

 
Hole From To Metres Au g/t Uncut
GSRC592* No significant Intercept
GSRC593* 11 14 3 0.95
17 20 3 0.95
30 50 20 1.48
60 63 3 1.33
GSRC594* 67 77 10 2.68
82 85 3 2.08
GSRC595* 0 24 24 3.89
65 68 3 5.20
GSRC596* 38 48 10 15.32
GSRC597* 41 44 3 1.92
53 56 3 4.02
GSRC598* 30 45 15 2.46
49 53 4 0.53
GSRC599* 16 24 8 12.8
29 37 8 5.21
67 71 4 2.03
GSRC600* 35 43 8 2.28
57 64 7 1.38
73 77 4 1.60
GSRC610* 8 18 10 2.37
GSRC611* 45 52 7 4.79
GSRC612* 61 66 5 1.85
GSRC816 No Significant Intercept
GSRC817 33.0 49.0 16.0 0.89
GSRC818 62.0 71.0 9.0 8.54
GSRC819 No Significant Intercept
GSRC820 135.0 142.0 7.0 3.80
GSRC821 No Significant Intercept
GSRC822 No Significant Intercept
GSRC823 No Significant Intercept
GSRC824 No Significant Intercept
GSRC825 49.0 56.0 7.0 13.03
GSRC826 16.0 40.0 24.0 1.97
Note:   * Previously released intercept

 
Intercepts are 60-90% of true width

 

Exploration is continuing at GSS with the aim of developing the higher-grade portions of the orebody and elsewhere within the Block 14 Exploration permit area with the target of identifying further high-grade satellite deposits that have the potential to positively impact the economics of the project.

About Orca Gold Inc.

Orca Gold Inc. (TSX-V: ORG) is a Canadian resource company focused on exploration and development opportunities in Africa, where it is currently focused on the development of its 70%-owned Block 14 Gold project in the Republic of the Sudan. The Company has an experienced board of directors and management team and a strong balance sheet.

The technical contents of this release have been approved by Hugh Stuart, BSc, MSc, a Qualified Person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Stuart is the President of the Company, a Chartered Geologist and a Fellow of the Geological Society of London.

Samples used for the results described herein are prepared and analyzed by fire assay using a 50 gram charge at the ALS Chemex facility at Rosia Montana in Romania in compliance with industry standards. Field duplicate samples are taken and blanks and standards are added to every batch submitted.

Figure 1: GSS Geology and Recent Intercepts (CNW Group/Orca Gold Inc.)

Figure 2: Liseiwi Prospect (CNW Group/Orca Gold Inc.)

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This press release contains forward-looking information and forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws, including statements regarding Orca's (the "Company", the "Corporation", "we" or "our") plans and expectations relating to the Block 14 Gold Project ("Block 14") in northern Sudan and the Feasibility Study ("FS") currently being conducted by the Corporation. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management. Statements concerning mineral resource estimates may also be deemed to constitute "forward-looking statements" to the extent that they involve estimates of the mineralisation that will be encountered if the property is developed. The assumptions, risk and uncertainties outlined below are non-exhaustive. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results, performance or achievements of the Corporation, or industry results, may vary materially from those described in this presentation.

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Elina Chow, Investor Relations, Catch Advisory Group Inc., 416.645.0935 x 226, [email protected] CNW Group 2019

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