VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Golden Sky Minerals Corp. (AUEN.V) (the “Company” or “Golden Sky”) is pleased to announce that a 600 m x 475 m zone of elevated gold-in-soil values, up to 552 ppb Au, has been defined at the Sure Bet North zone, located within its 100% owned Hotspot Property (“the Property”) in the Yukon Territory (Figure 1 & 2). This zone is overlain and flanked by a multi-element bismuth (Bi), antimony (Sb), arsenic (As), ± selenium (Se) and ± molybdenum (Mo) geochemical anomaly, which further extends the mineralized system to approximately 1000 m x 600 m (Figure 3). This geochemical soil anomaly trends northeast and appears to transition from a mid-level low-sulphidation system (Au, As, Sb), exposed in the creek valley, to an upper-level low-sulphidation gold system upslope (As, Sb) (Figure 4). Erosion may have exposed the extent of the geochemical signature of this low sulphidation system which may host gold-bearing mineralization below the upper-slope zone marked by anomalous As and Sb values (Figure 4 & 5).
The West Valley zone (Figure 2) was also further defined by soil sampling in 2022 (Figure 3 & 4). Permafrost, which is more developed in this zone, can mask element distribution representing the underlying bedrock geochemical signature. Despite sampling difficulties, a ~600 m x 300 m arsenic-in-soil anomaly was defined, with sporadic elevated gold and antimony values. With similar geological, geophysical and geochemical characteristics to the Sure Bet zone, the West Valley zone is considered highly prospective for further exploration.
Mr. John Newell, President & CEO of Golden Sky Minerals stated: “We are extremely pleased with the success of the 2022 exploration program. The multi-element soil geochemistry has been critical in defining the size and scalability of this project and has provided more context for geological interpretation, which will be crucial in future drill planning. The property now has three main target zones with excellent potential for additional discoveries in a region (Tintina Gold Belt) known for world-class deposits.”
Figure 1: Hotspot property location in the Yukon Territory. The property is located within the Tintina Gold Belt, which hosts numerous multi-million-ounce gold deposits in the Yukon and Alaska. The Tintina Gold Belt includes the deposits shown here.
Figure 2: A larger and more defined gold system has now been delineated at the Sure Bet North zone. The West Valley zone has also been expanded.
Figure 3: Multi-element geochemistry has defined a ~1000 m x 600 m anomalous zone within the Sure Bet North zone. A strong correlation between Au, As, Sb is commonly associated with epithermal gold systems, including low-sulphidation and Reduced Intrusion-related Gold Systems (RIRGS).
Figure 4: A geochemical horizon is interpreted to separate the geochemical signature commonly associated with the upper and mid-levels of a low sulphidation system. For simplicity, the geochemical horizon line is interpreted to be horizontal (refer to Figure 5 for cross-sectional view of a low-sulphidation gold system model).
Figure 5: Cross-sectional model of various geochemical signatures observed in a low-sulphidation gold system. Modified after Buchanan (1981).
About Golden Sky Minerals Corp.
Golden Sky Minerals Corp. is a well-funded junior grassroots explorer engaged in the acquisition, assessment, exploration, and development of mineral properties located in highly prospective areas and mining-friendly districts. Golden Sky’s mandate is to develop its portfolio of projects to the mineral resource stage through systematic exploration.
The drill-ready projects include Hotspot, Bullseye, and Luckystrike, all in Yukon, Canada. In addition, the recent purchase and expansion of the Rayfield Copper-Gold Project in southern British Columbia, the Eagle Mountain Gold Project in the Cassiar Gold District in northern British Columbia, and the Argo Copper and Gold Project in the Quesnel Trough, British Columbia add to the company’s substantial early-stage Canadian project pipeline.
The company was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
More information can be found at the Company’s website at www.goldenskyminerals.com
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
John Newell, President and Chief Executive Officer
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.
For new information from the Company’s programs, please visit Golden Sky’s website at www.GoldenSkyMinerals.com or contact John Newell by telephone (604) 568-8807 or by email at [email protected] or [email protected].
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