VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 16, 2016) - Orca Gold Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ORG) ("Orca" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the remaining assay results from the metallurgical core drilling at the Galat Sufar South (GSS) and Wadi Doum Deposits from the Block 14 Gold Project in Sudan.
The PQ and HQ sized diamond drill holes were drilled within the pit designs used for the Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") completed in July this year (see the Company's news release dated July 26, 2016). The majority of these latest results are from testing of the oxide areas of the East and North East Zones at GSS. The last hole (MET014DD) reported was drilled into the fresh rock at Wadi Doum. Samples from this drilling are being used by SGS Mineral Services in South Africa to test the variability of metallurgical response throughout the two deposits.
The metallurgical drill results from this phase of drilling are tabulated in the table below, true widths of which are 60-70% of drilled width.
These intercepts, along with previously announced results (see below), complete the metallurgical drilling program of the Company's Pre-Feasibility Study ("PFS") scheduled for completion by the end of Q1 2017 (see the Company's news release dated July 26, 2016).
NOTE: Disclosed previously (see the Company's news release dated November 1, 2016)
Commenting on these latest results, Hugh Stuart, President and Director of Orca Gold, said, "GSS is a solid orebody with both good grade and extensive width. All but one of the latest holes are in oxide material, close to surface and show strong potential for extension of the mineralization, which is not yet fully defined from a geological perspective. We will be continuing to work on this area with the aim of developing additional resources and joining up some of the smaller pits in proximity. The metallurgical hole drilled at Wadi Doum, our high-grade satellite deposit, has further confirmed the presence of a northern higher grade zone, which will be targeted in the resource infill drill programme currently in progress. Elsewhere in Block 14, geotechnical drilling (1,420m) has now been completed, resource infill drilling is expected to be completed by month-end and water drilling to expand the HA8 aquifer and to carry out extensive pump testing has begun. We will continue to provide updates over the coming months as our Block 14 story develops."
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About Orca Gold Inc.
Orca Gold Inc. (TSX VENTURE: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 project in the Republic of the Sudan. The Company has an experienced board of directors and management team and a strong balance sheet, with a treasury of approximately $12.5 million as at the date of this news release.
The technical contents of this release have been approved by Hugh Stuart, BSc, MSc, a Qualified Person pursuant to NI 43-101. Mr. Stuart is President of the Company and a Chartered Geologist and 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.
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Forward-looking statements and forward-looking information are not guarantees of future performance and are based upon a number of estimates and assumptions of management at the date the statements are made including without limitation, assumptions about the following (the "Forward-Looking Factors"): future prices of gold and other metals; successful exploration, development, and production of Block 14; the timing and completion of the PFS; performance of contractual obligations by counterparties; operating conditions; political stability; obtaining governmental approvals and financing on time; financial projections and budgets; obtaining licenses and permits; government regulation of the Corporation's mining activities; environmental risks and expenses; market conditions; the securities market; price volatility of the Corporation's securities; currency exchange rates; foreign mining tax regimes; insurance and uninsured risks; financial projections and results; competition; availability of sufficient capital, infrastructure, equipment and labour; dependence on key personnel; dependence on outside parties; conflicts of interest; litigation; land title issues; local community issues; estimation of mineral resources; realization of mineral resources; timing and amount of estimated future production; the life of Block 14; reclamation obligations; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be evaluated; and anticipated costs and expenditures and our ability to achieve the Corporation's goals. While we consider these assumptions to be reasonable, the assumptions are inherently subject to significant business, social, economic, political, regulatory, competitive and other risks and uncertainties, contingencies, many of which are based on factors and events that are not within the control of the Corporation and there is no assurance they will prove to be correct.
Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors relating to the Forward-Looking Factors above, and those factors disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Corporation's documents filed from time to time with the securities regulators in the provinces of Canada.
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