Manado Completes Diamond Drill Programadmin
November 25 , 2013 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Manado Gold Corp. ("Manado") (TSX-V: MDO) is pleased to announce that it has completed a five-hole confirmation diamond drilling program on its recently optioned Takla-Rainbow Property. In total, Manado drilled 605.8 metres on four sections spaced at 50-metre intervals. The purpose of the drill program was to confirm gold-bearing mineralization within the West zone of the Takla-Rainbow Property.
The diamond drill core was logged and 310 core samples, including quality control samples, were collected. Strict quality assurance/quality control protocols including systematic insertion of certified standard reference and blank materials into each sample batch, plus field duplicate sampling were instituted during the program. Samples were transported in security-sealed bags to Acme Laboratories in Smithers where all of the samples were prepared for gold assaying and multi-element analyses. Assay and analytical results are expected within 3 weeks.
About the Takla-Rainbow Property
The Takla-Rainbow Property is located in northcentral British Columbia, approximately 152 kilometres north-northwest of Fort St. James or 156 kilometres northeast of Smithers. The property consists of six mineral tenures that collectively cover 4,545.34 hectares (11,231.38 acres) along the Twin Creek drainage. All of the claims are owned 100% by CJL Enterprises Ltd. of Smithers, B.C., subject to the terms of an option to purchase agreement with Manado.
The Takla-Rainbow Property was explored by several different operators between 1969 and 1992 with most work being carried out by Imperial Metals Corporation between 1985 and 1988 and Eastfield Resources Ltd. in 1990 and 1991. This exploration work included extensive soil and rock sampling programs and 87 diamond drill holes totaling 16,813 metres.
Historical exploration work discovered several structurally-controlled zones of gold-bearing sulphide mineralization, called the ‘West’, ‘East’ and ‘South’ zones, collectively representing a possible near-surface, bulk tonnage gold deposit. The gold-bearing mineralization is associated with extensive pyritization along the northwesterly trending and steeply dipping ‘Twin Creek’ shear zone. In addition to its bulk-tonnage gold potential, there is also a zone of low grade porphyry copper-type mineralization, called the ‘Red’ zone. A few historical drill holes have been completed within this target but its size and exploration potential remain largely untested.
The Takla-Rainbow Property is underlain by calc-alkaline volcanic and volcaniclastic rocks of the Lower Jurassic Twin Creek succession of the Takla Group. These rocks are intruded by Early Jurassic dioritic and Early Cretaceous granitic phases of the Hogem Batholith. A broad zone of propylitic alteration occurs within the dioritic phases and adjacent wall rocks. Gold mineralization on the property is spatially, and probably genetically, related to emplacement of northwesterly trending granitic dykes that appear related to a late phase of the Hogem Intrusive Suite.
Doug Blanchflower, P. Geo, is a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects and is responsible for the work program on the Takla-Rainbow Property. Mr. Blanchflower has reviewed and approved the technical information in this news release.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
President and Chief Executive Officer
Investor Relations – Dave Ryan
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Posted: November 25th, 2013 under ACCESSWIRE.