July 6th, 2020 – Golden Sky Minerals Corp. (AUEN.V) is pleased to announce the mobilization of an exploration team to its Bull’s Eye gold property, situated in the Yukon’s prolific White Gold district.
With only 5 days of field work completed on the property to date, an open-ended 200x250m geochemical anomaly (the “Gold Crest” zone) was delineated in 2017, with soil samples assaying up to 0.22 g/t gold (Au) and prospecting grab samples assaying up to 0.25 g/t Au (see Figure 1).
Phase 1 of the 2020 exploration program will consist of expanding the coverage of the Gold Crest zone with grid-style soil sampling, as well as detailed prospecting and mapping. Ridge-and-spur style soil sampling and grassroots prospecting will be done on previously unexplored areas of the property.
Phase 2 of the program will involve bedrock trenching at the Gold Crest zone. Due to the lack of bedrock exposure in the area, trenching is anticipated to give insight to the geological setting, nature of mineralization, and dimensions of the zone.
The Bull’s Eye property is located in a previously unrecognized gold sub-district 50 km south of Newmont’s Coffee Gold deposit. The Bull’s Eye Property is adjacent to K2 Gold Corp.’s Wels Gold project which has yielded notable drill intercepts of 2.37 g/t Au over 28.5m and 0.76 g/t Au over 97.5m.
The company’s three Yukon Territory core assets, the Lucky Strike, Hot Spot, and Bull’s Eye properties in remain in good standing. All three properties are 100% owned by Golden Sky Minerals with no underlying payments or royalties.
The Lucky Strike property, located in the heart of the Yukon’s White Gold district, hosts a 10km trend of gold mineralization. Five gold zones have been identified on the property to date. Only the Monte Carlo property has been drilled, yielding notable intercepts such as 5.36 g/t Au over 22m in the near surface oxide zone, and 4.55 g/t Au over 7.6m in a deeper sulphide zone (see November 13, 2018 news release). The Lucky Strike property is situated 25 km north of Newmont’s Coffee Gold deposit (Probable Reserve of 2.16 M oz Au) and 15km east of White Gold Corp.’s Golden Saddle deposit (Indicated Resource of 1.04 M oz Au).
To the west of the Lucky Strike property, along the Yukon-Alaska border, is the Hot Spot property; a newly-discovered gold occurrence in an underexplored area of the Yukon. Situated along the Big Creek Fault, the Hot Spot property hosts a 1.7-kilometer-long mineralized structure with gold-in-soil values up to 4.1 g/t Au and a pathfinder signature indicative of a low-sulphidation epithermal system. A short trenching program in 2018 returned a value of 0.42 g/t Au over 44m (see September 10, 2018 news release). The Hot Spot property is located 25km southeast of the Taurus Cu-Mo-Au porphyry deposit (located in Alaska) which has an inferred resource of 68.3 million tonnes grading 0.275% Cu, 0.032% Mo, and 0.166 g/t Au.
With over $2M cash in the bank and <10M shares outstanding, Golden Sky Minerals is strongly positioned to continue developing its current assets while looking beyond at future acquisitions.Figure 1: Gold-in-soil values at the Gold Crest zone
Message from John Newell, President and CEO:
“Myself and the Golden Sky team are excited to get back into the field. Obtaining an anomaly such as the Gold Crest zone, in just 5 days of field work, speaks both to the quality of the team and the quality of the ground. I greatly anticipate the results of expanding this zone and exploring the rest of the Bull’s Eye property.”
Carl Schulze, P. Geo., Consulting Geologist with Aurora Geosciences Ltd, is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, for Golden Sky’s Yukon exploration projects, and has reviewed and approved the technical information in this release.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
John Newell, President and Chief Executive Officer
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