August 23, 2021 – Vancouver, B.C. – Edgemont Gold Corp. (CSE: EDGM, FRA: EG8) (“Edgemont”) is pleased to announce that field crews and drilling equipment are now on site at the Dungate copper-gold porphyry project. The first drill pads have been built and drilling is expected to begin shortly. The Dungate project is located 6 km southeast of the town of Houston in the Omineca Mining Division of B.C.
"We are very much looking forward to the start of drilling at Dungate," stated Stuart Rogers, the chief executive officer of Edgemont. "The first three drill holes will not only test an outstanding copper-gold porphyry target at depth but will also pass through an exciting secondary target, a quartz pyrite breccia zone within the larger porphyry with potential for a high-grade gold discovery as well."
This Phase I drill program will be comprised of six 500 metre drill holes to test several large high chargeability IP anomalies identified by Edgemont in 2020 that have never been drill tested at depth. Prior to this drill program, the last drilling at Dungate was comprised of only a limited number of shallow holes (<100 m) completed in 1976.
The first four holes to be drilled at Dungate will test a strong cohesive high chargeability IP anomaly (greater than 60 mv/v) approximately 1.2 km in diameter. Subsequent drilling holes will test, for the first time, another possible intrusion, much larger in size, under overburden to the north of the initial Dungate showing.
The only deep hole (333 m) reported on the property, DDH C75-1, was drilled by Cities Service in 1975 and drill logs reported 142 m of “abundant chalcopyrite” at the bottom of the hole. No assay results are available. The drill log also indicates that a 24 m zone of quartz-pyrite (“Qtz-Py”) breccia was intercepted about 90 meters downhole with similar characteristics to that reported by Sun Summit at the nearby Buck high-grade gold discovery this January. This zone appears to be a potential high grade gold target within the larger copper-gold porphyry and will be tested early in the drill program. A map interpreting the location of this possible Qtz-Py breccia zone and indicating the locations of the initial six drill holes planned at Dungate can be accessed here:
The technical information contained in this news release has been approved by Joseph Campbell, P. Geo, a Director of Edgemont, who is a Qualified Person as defined in "National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects."
About Edgemont Gold Corp:
Edgemont is actively exploring the Dungate copper/gold porphyry project located just 6 km southeast of Houston, B.C., in a region with a history of successful mining projects including the Equity Silver Mine, Imperial Metals' Huckleberry Mine, and the more recent gold-silver discovery at Sun Summit Minerals' Buck Project which sits just 7 km to the south
Having acquired an interest in its initial claims at Dungate in 2018, the Company now holds five mineral tenures covering 1,582.2 hectares that can be explored year-round by all-season roads. For more information, please visit our website at www.edgemontgold.com.
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