Kestrel's 2022 Phase 1 QCM Drill Program Intersects 2.39 G/T Au Over 21.33 Metres

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CALGARY, AB / ACCESSWIRE / October 12, 2022 / Kestrel Gold Inc. ("Kestrel" or the "Corporation") (TSXV:KGC) is pleased to announce results of the Corporation's 2022 first phase reverse circulation ("RC") drill program completed on the QCM property. The program, comprising 519 metres in eight holes, provided a preliminary test of six of Kestrel's grassroots generative prospecting targets. The QCM property is being explored for near surface, bulk tonnage gold mineralization.

Drill Program Highlights:

  • Peak program values of 2.39 g/t Au over 21.33 metres were returned from the top of hole 8, with the hole collaring in material grading 0.56 g/t Au over 1.52 metres.
  • New discoveries of potential significance were encountered in holes 4, 6 and 8.
  • Gold bearing intervals are hosted by argillite and lesser sandstone of the Takla Group and Cassiar Terrane. Gold bearing intervals typically exhibit carbonate and silica alteration, are cut by variably sized sheeted to stockwork quartz veins and are mineralized with up to 3% pyrite. Mariposite has been noted in some sections.

Table 1: Drill Results

Hole

From (m)

To (m)

Interval (m)

Au (g/t)

Target

Hole Depth (m)

QCM22-1

no significant results

Adit Zone

60.96

QCM22-2

scattered anomalous values

Adit Zone

60.96

QCM22-3

scattered anomalous values

4.3 Vein

64.01

QCM22-4

24.38

60.96

36.58

0.35

Flagstaff NW

60.96

including

42.67

44.19

1.52

3.48

Flagstaff NW

QCM22-5

scattered anomalous values

Flagstaff SE

60.96

QCM22-6

7.62

18.28

10.66

0.46

Flagstaff SE

85.34

including

7.62

9.14

1.52

1.30

Flagstaff SE

QCM22-7

scattered anomalous values

Alcove

62.48

QCM22-8

3.05

24.38

21.33

2.39

14 Vein

63.39

including

15.24

16.76

1.52

22.97

14 Vein

  • True widths of the reported intervals are unknown.
  • The 22.97 g/t Au value reported for the high-grade interval in Hole 22-8 from 15.24 metres to 16.76 metres represents the average of assay values for the original sample that returned 13.55 g/t Au and a field duplicate for that interval that returned 32.40 g/t Au.
  • Hole QCM22-4 bottomed in a 1.52 metre interval grading 0.18 g/t Au, suggesting the target may remain open to depth.
  • Holes QCM22-6 and QCM22-8 collared in 1.52 metre intervals grading 1.30 g/t Au and 0.56 g/t Au respectively.
  • The relationship between the gold bearing intervals within hole 8 and the targeted surface showings suggest the mineralization has a northeast trend with a slight southeast dip.

Rob Solinger, President and CEO of Kestrel, states: "We are encouraged by the results of this initial drill test of our prospecting targets. Hole 8 that returned 2.39 g/t Au over 21.33 metres collared in mineralization while results from holes 4 and 6 are also compelling. Our pursuit of near surface bulk tonnage gold targets remains on track and we look forward to reporting results from our phase 2 drill program designed to expand upon results from holes 4, 6 and 8 as well as results from last year's work at the QCM Zone where drilling returned up to 0.847 g/t Au over 152.44 metres. We would also like to thank our exploration team who continue to perform high quality cost-effective exploration."

Figure 1: Hole Location Map

Kestrel Gold Inc., Wednesday, October 12, 2022, Press release picture

Table 2: RC Hole Location Data (coordinates in Zone 10, NAD83)

Hole ID

Easting

Northing

Azimuth

Dip

Depth (ft)

Depth (m)

Target

QCM22-1

396760

6178117

110

-45

200

60.96

Adit

QCM22-2

396760

6178117

20

-45

200

60.96

Adit

QCM22-3

396354

6179224

127

-45

210

64.01

4.3 Vein

QCM22-4

396545

6175637

37

-45

200

60.96

Flagstaff NW

QCM22-5

400069

6173337

17

-50

200

60.96

Flagstaff SE

QCM22-6

400060

6173462

310

-50

280

85.34

Flagstaff SE

QCM22-7

396900

6178536

0

-45

205

62.48

Alcove

QCM22-8

396101

6179269

300

-45

208

63.39

14 Vein

QCM Project Highlights:

  • Project is comprised of 6,305 hectares covering an approximate 15-kilometre strike length of the Manson Fault Zone which is thought to be a controlling structure for much of the gold mineralization in the district.
  • Peak values from historical drilling completed within the QCM Zone were found within hole QCM04-002 which returned an interval of 2.86 g/t Au over 110.95 metres, including a high-grade interval of 173 g/t Au over 1.5 metres, true widths unknown.
  • Numerous showings occur throughout the project area, including Farrell where historical values of up to 1,777 g/t Au and 3,560 g/t Ag have been returned from grab samples of a 3.0-metre wide quartz vein and Flagstaff where historical values of up to 5.9 g/t Au and 1,153 g/t Ag have been reported for grab samples of quartz veins and stockworks.
  • Recently completed logging has left a legacy of significantly improved access and numerous new bedrock exposures throughout the property.

Quality Assurance/Quality Control and Sampling Procedures

Drilling was completed using a RC drill that cut a 92 millimeter (3.62 inch) in diameter hole. Holes were sampled top to bottom in 1.52 metre (5 foot) intervals. Drill cuttings were captured in a cyclone then riffle split in a three-tiered Jones-type splitter. Samples were sent to ALS Chemex, an independent laboratory in Vancouver B.C. where analytical results were obtained using Au-AA23, a fire assay method for gold, and ME-ICP41 an aqua regia digestion for trace element geochemistry. For QA/QC purposes, standards and field duplicates were inserted into the sample sequence at a rate of approximately one QA/QC sample for every ten samples submitted to the lab. An initial review of the drilling, sampling and assaying procedures did not recognize any factors that would materially affect the accuracy or reliability of the assay data disclosed.

Qualified Person

Derek Torgerson P.Geo., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release.

About Kestrel Gold

Kestrel Gold Inc. is an exploration company headquartered in western Canada. The Corporation is focused on the Canadian Cordillera, with an emphasis on hardrock targets located in placer gold mining districts. We are also earning a 100% interest in the Fireweed Property, an advanced stage silver rich polymetallic VMS target. Kestrel is listed on the TSX Venture exchange under the symbol KGC. Readers are encouraged to refer to the Corporation's website "www.kestrelgold.com" for further information.

Forward-Looking Statements

The information and statements in this news release contain certain forward-looking information. This forward-looking information relates to future events or the Corporation's future performance including exploration activity that could take place on the Corporation's properties or projects. This forward-looking information is subject to certain risks and uncertainties and may be based on assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking information. The Corporation's forward-looking information is expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement. Except as required by law, the Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information.

NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.

For further information contact:
Rob Solinger, President and CEO
Office: (403) 816-2141
Email: [email protected]

SOURCE: Kestrel Gold Inc.



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