Vancouver, B.C. – Edgemont Gold Corp. (CSE: EDGM, FRA: EG8) (“Edgemont”) is pleased to provide the following update on the Phase II drill program currently underway at the Dungate copper-gold porphyry project located 6 km southeast of the town of Houston. Two holes totallng 1,058 m have now been completed with a third hole now underway. This Phase II drill program began on April 28 and is following up on widespread anomalous copper and gold mineralization identified during Phase I drilling. Edgemont is fully funded for this drill program, with approximately $1.2 million in cash on hand as of today’s date. The first drill hole of this program (“DG22 -08”) tested a hidden intrusive identified by magnetic surveys under overburden to the north of the Quartz Feldspar Porphyry (“QFP”) tested during Phase I drilling in 2021. This is the first drilling ever conducted on this target, which was tested to a vertical depth of over 500 metres. The target is a strong magnetic anomaly with a pronounced central ushaped depleted magnetic signal. The hole was designed to cross the depleted magnetic signal and pass into the adjacent high magnetic anomaly. Drill core is being logged and sampled and the first samples for assay have been shipped to the assay lab. A map indicating the location of drill hole DG22-08 is below:
2022 Drill Hole Location Map
The second hole of the program (“DG22-09”) followed up on holes drilled in 2021 that intercepted widespread anomalous gold forming a shell along the edges of the QFP and into the contact host rocks (see our news release of March 28, 2022). It was collared on a new drill pad 280 m south of hole DG22-08 and was drilled at a dip of -50 degrees to a down hole depth of 450 m. The location and trace of this drill hole is provided on the 2022 drill hole location map above.
The third hole (“DG22-10”) is currently being drilled to follow up on significant intervals of anomalous gold, including 27 m @ 0.44 g/t Au, identified at the bottom of hole DG21-04 in 2021 within the gold shell along the edges of the QFP intrusive that was the focus of drilling in 2021. Drill hole DG22-10 has been collared on the drill pad for DG21-04 and is being drilled to test a depressed magnetic signature on the edge of the QFP that appears to coincide with the gold zones. The location and trace of Hole DG22-10 is indicated on the 2022 drill hole location map above.
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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