Gowest Confirms New High-Grade Gold Zones at Bradshaw

TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gowest Gold Ltd. (TSXV:GWA) (the “Company”) is pleased to report that the latest assay results from the recently completed underground infill drilling program at the Bradshaw Gold Deposit (Bradshaw) have revealed two, new, high-grade gold zones.

These latest results were received from the independent laboratory after the previously reported assays (see Gowest news release dated Nov. 29, 2017) from the 29 holes drilled in this campaign. One hole, BGM17-045-12, intersected the new Bradshaw North zone from 68.0 to 72.2 metres (“m”) (4.2m) at 20.91 grams per tonne (“g/t”), including 1.9 m at 42.15 g/t gold. This intercept is 25 m east of the 156 g/t interval in hole BGM17-045-15. (See Tables and Plan View Images below)

The Company is planning a new drill program to define the extents of this first new zone, which is currently open in all directions. This zone is 25 m north of the existing Bradshaw Mineral Reserves (see About Gowest below) and offers the potential to add a significant amount of additional material to the resources.

The twelve holes BGM17-045-18 to -29 are infill holes in the area of the bulk sample. All holes intersected gold mineralization and assist in defining the stopes to be mined for the bulk sample.

In addition to the infill holes, hole BGM17-045-30 was drilled to the north to follow up on a gold-bearing structure identified in a historical intercept in 2005 (GW05-30) (see Gowest news release dated April 19, 2005), which is approximately 150 m north of existing mineral resources and the bulk sample. That historic hole intersected from 263.85 to 267.85 m (4.0 m) at 14.07g/t and, from 275.1 -279.62 (4.5 m) at 10.15g/t. The latest drilling confirmed the mineralization and intersected 0.3 m grading 28.4 g/t within a 1.5-m interval grading 6.21 g/t gold in this second new zone. Plans are being made to define the extents of this newly identified high-grade gold zone, which is also open in all directions.

Continuing to define the ore body

As previously reported (see Gowest news release dated November 29, 2017), the Company’s infill drilling program in advance of extracting the bulk sample is being conducted as part of the Company’s plan to gather as much information on the deposit as possible, including tightening the drill spacing in order to increase the technical team’s detailed knowledge of the mineralized structures. In addition to helping to refine the deposit geometry, which in turn defines stope limits, this work provides important data for grade control. Thirty (30) holes have been completed so far for a total of 3,871 metres, reducing the distance between drill holes in the area of the advanced exploration bulk sample to between 12.5 and 20 m. As expected, all holes intersected gold mineralization to contribute to the geological model supporting the bulk sample.

Table 1. Gold intersections

Hole From (m) To (m) Length Au (g/t)
BGM17-045-012 68.0 72.2 4.2 20.91
Including 70.3 72.2 1.9 42.15
         
BGM17-045-018 27.1 27.8 0.7 4.38
and 37.7 39.6 1.9 3.78
         
BGM17-045-019 33.5 37 3.5 4.30
Including 36.2 37.0 0.8 13.60
         
BGM17-045-020 29.7 34.15 4.5 3.08
Including 33.65 34.15 0.5 22.3
         
BGM17-045-021 29.1 29.5 0.4 10.1
and 35.5 37 1.5 3.65
         
BGM17-045-022 32.75 35.5 2.8 6.24
Including 34.0 35.0 1.0 12.97
         
BGM17-045-023 27.45 27.8 0.35 8.64
and 32.9 33.4 0.5 16.2
and 37.8 39.5 1.7 4.35
and 63.65 64.5 0.9 7.14
         
BGM17-045-024 30.75 31.5 0.8 3.53
and 35 37.0 2.0 2.66
and 48 48.8 0.8 9.53
         
BGM17-045-025 36.0 37.7 1.7 4.93
including 36.0 36.8 0.8 9.84
and 65.5 67 1.5 2.81
         
BGM17-045-026 37.25 38.5 1.3 5.35
and 70.5 75.25 4.8 2.77
         
BGM17-045-027 39 41.5 2.5 5.00
and 71.5 74.5 3.0 5.76
         
BGM17-045-028 82.5 84.5 2.0 6.71
and 98 101.2 3.2 1.99
and 112 113.3 1.3 3.83
         
BGM17-045-029 15 18.3 3.3 1.02
         
BGM17-045-030 45.45 46.5 1.1 3.05
and 72 73.0 1.0 2.30
and 214 215.5 1.5 6.21
Including 214.6 214.9 0.3 28.4
         
GW05-30 263.85 279.62 15.8 6.75
including 263.85 267.85 4.0 14.07
including 263.85 265.85 2.0 20.60
including 275.1 279.62 4.5 10.15
and 408.5 412 3.5 2.37

The above intervals reflect approximate true widths of the mineralization. Reported gold values are uncapped.

Table 2. Hole location and direction

Hole Name Easting Northing Level Length Collar Dip Collar Azimuth
BGM17-045-012 486,962.2 5,398,767.5 247.5 138.5 -7.3 176.6
BGM17-045-018 486,881.4 5,398,656.4 247.2 69.5 19.5 171.5
BGM17-045-019 486,881.3 5,398,656.4 246.3 69.5 -14.9 179.4
BGM17-045-020 486,880.9 5,398,656.4 247.0 75.5 11.9 190
BGM17-045-021 486,880.6 5,398,656.3 246.4 66.5 -10.8 196.6
BGM17-045-022 486,880.5 5,398,656.3 247.2 81.5 17 201.4
BGM17-045-023 486,880.3 5,398,656.3 246.8 74.1 4.4 206.8
BGM17-045-024 486,880.0 5,398,656.3 246.6 82.7 -4.6 216.7
BGM17-045-025 486,880.1 5,398,656.3 246.9 89.7 8.2 218.1
BGM17-045-026 486,879.8 5,398,656.2 246.4 89.5 -7.3 221.7
BGM17-045-027 486,879.4 5,398,656.2 245.9 84.5 -19 226
BGM17-045-028 486,962.7 5,398,767.6 247.3 141.9 -10 162
BGM17-045-029 486,901.6 5,398,679.5 247.7 33.8 0 173
BGM17-045-030 486,880.4 5,398,659.5 245.5 252.7 -53 360
GW05-30 486,862.2 5,398,954.3 291.5 420.5 -60 180

Please visit our website (www.gowestgold.com) for photographs of the ongoing development at Bradshaw and to review our corporate presentation.

About Gowest
Gowest is a Canadian gold exploration and development company focused on the delineation and development of its 100% owned Bradshaw Gold Deposit (Bradshaw), on the Frankfield Property, part of the Corporation’s North Timmins Gold Project (NTGP). Gowest is exploring additional gold targets on its +100-square-kilometre NTGP land package and continues to evaluate the area, which is part of the prolific Timmins, Ontario gold camp. Currently, Bradshaw contains a National Instrument 43-101 Indicated Resource estimated at 2.1 million tonnes (“t”) grading 6.19 grams per tonne gold (g/t Au) containing 422 thousand ounces (oz) Au and an Inferred Resource of 3.6 million t grading 6.47 g/t Au containing 755 thousand oz Au. Further, based on the Pre-Feasibility Study produced by Stantec Mining and announced on June 9, 2015, Bradshaw contains Mineral Reserves (Mineral Resources are inclusive of Mineral Reserves) in the probable category, using a 3 g/t Au cut-off and utilizing a gold price of US$1,200 / oz, totalling 1.8 million t grading 4.82 g/t Au for 277 thousand oz Au.

Qualified Person
The technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Mr. Jeremy Niemi, P.Geo., Gowest’s Director of Exploration, who is the Qualified Person for the technical information in this news release under National Instrument 43-101 standards.

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For further information please contact:
Greg Romain
President & CEO
Tel: (416) 363-1210
Email: info@gowestgold.com

Greg Taylor
Investor Relations
Tel: (416) 605-5120
Email: gregt@gowestgold.com

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