TinOne Resources Inc. (TSXV: TORC) (“TinOne” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has commenced drilling on its Panama Gold Project in northeastern Tasmania, Australia.
- A program of 1,860 metres of Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling has commenced at the Company’s Panama Gold Project
- Drilling to target previously undrilled prospects defined by surface geology, geophysics, historical exploration and small-scale historical mining activity
- Ranking and Prioritizing Great Pyramid and Aberfoyle tin targets
“We are pleased to have started drilling on our Panama Gold Project which acted as the qualifying property through our transaction with Lamaska,” commented Chris Donaldson, TinOne’s Executive Chairman. “Panama is a target-rich environment with impressive historical gold intercepts and with our technical team now in place and drilling commencing, it will be a very exciting year for TinOne. While we are currently drilling Panama, we are evaluating and prioritizing targets on our key Tin projects. It is expected that at the completion of this current drill campaign the drill will be mobilized without delay to explore for tin, which of course has seen a tremendous increase in price as a result of heightened demand due to the electrification movement and supply issues worldwide.”
Panama Valley Prospect: The primary target in this prospect is a granodiorite intrusion at the south-western end of Panama Valley. Numerous historic alluvial workings are recorded above the weathered intrusion and prospector diggings occur in the Mathinna Supergroup rocks in the contact aureole, but the granodiorite intrusion has never been drilled or subjected to any modern exploration.
The prospectivity of this target is based on its similarities, in terms of magnetic signature and structural/geomorphic setting, to a smaller granodiorite intrusion, known as the Potoroo prospect, further downslope in the north-east of Panama Valley. Modern exploration at Potoroo by previous companies demonstrated a small but coherent body of low grade, near surface gold mineralisation disseminated through the sericite-clay-sulphide altered granodiorite host rock. The magnetic anomaly source rocks are enriched in accessory pyrrhotite rather than magnetite and the mineralisation at Potoroo correlates with the modelled source of the anomaly.
TinOne has planned a program of 7 holes for 420 metres to systematically test the area of historical workings and coherent magnetic signature.
Bessell Reward Prospect: The undrilled Bessell Reward prospect contains gold mineralisation in sandstone-hosted bedding-parallel veinlets and disseminations within the sandstone interbeds. The target is interpreted to be a zone of structural deformation marked by a significant break in IP chargeability and aeromagnetic signature. The location of the historic alluvial diggings either side of the ridge and rock chip results, indicate that the sandstone ridge is a source of gold. Historical and recent surface rock samples have returned values up to 7.9 g/t Au.
TinOne has planned a program of 17 holes for 1,440 metres to systematically test the area of historical workings, interpreted structural discontinuities and surface geochemistry.
About the Panama Project
The underling geology at Panama is Ordovician-Silurian Mathinna Supergroup sediments that have been intruded by Devonian granodiorite. Both the intrusions and the sediments are considered to be prospective for intrusion related gold systems (IRGS), sediment hosted disseminated gold and mesothermal gold deposits.
The Panama project contains multiple underexplored gold targets with TinOne’s focus being bulk mineable, gold in sandstone (Bessell Reward) or granodiorite (Potoroo, Panama) within the historic Lisle-Golconda Goldfield. Alluvial gold was discovered in the Golconda-Lisle area in 1872 and hard-rock mining followed in 1876. The main Lisle alluvial field was discovered by Charles Bessell in 1878, following the discovery of the Tobacco Creek Goldfield (Bessell Reward area) in 1877 and official records (Reid, 1926) indicate production of approximately 88,000 oz although other government sources estimate a total production of approximately 250,000 oz (Twelvetrees, 1909).
Modern exploration commenced in the 1970s and comprised of broad-scale stream sediment, soil, and rock chip sampling. Historical drill intersections within the project area include: 66m @ 0.6 g/t Au, 2m @ 7.4 g/t Au, 1.5m @ 9.0 g/t Au, 4m @ 12.9 g/t Au.
About the TinOne
TinOne is a TSX Venture listed Canadian public company with a high-quality portfolio of tin and gold projects in the Tier 1 mining jurisdictions of Tasmania and New South Wales, Australia. The Company is focussed on advancing its highly prospective portfolio through aggressive exploration programs.
The Company’s disclosure of technical or scientific information in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Dr Stuart Smith., Technical Adviser for TinOne. Dr. Smith is a Qualified Person as defined under the terms of National Instrument 43-101. For additional information regarding the Company’s Panama Project, please see the Technical Report entitled “Panama Project” dated effective March 29, 2021, on the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com.
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