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Moneta extends Westaway Gold Deposit with up to 16.10 m @ 3.21 g/t Gold as expansion drilling continues

Oct 6, 2021

Moneta Gold Inc. has announced results from two new drill holes, MGH21-209 and MGH21-213, and additional results from two previously drilled holes, MGH21-201 and MGH21-208, to test the resource expansion potential of the Westaway underground gold resources within the Golden Highway area of the Tower Gold project. The drilling is part of the 2020/2021 drill program designed to test extensions of the current mineral resource estimate of 4.0M ounces indicated gold and 4.4M ounces inferred gold on the Tower Gold project, located 100 kms east of Timmins. Additional holes and assays from this drill program remain pending.

Drilling successfully intersected gold mineralization at depth and extended the mineralized zone to the south and west. Hole MGH21-213 returned higher-grade intersections in quartz veining and extended the mineralization by 100 metres ('m") to the west towards the 55 Deposit. 

Highlights from the drilling include:

  • MGH21-213 intersected 13.50 m @ 2.95 grams per tonne "g/t" gold "Au" from 369.50 m to 383.00 m, including 7.50 m @ 5.02 g/t Au, including 4.00 m @ 8.61 g/t Au, including 2.35 m @ 10.81 g/t Au, and including 0.50 m @ 22.70 g/t Au
  • MGH21-213 intersected 16.10 m @ 3.21 g/t Au from 638.00 m to 654.10 m, including 9.35 m @ 4.71 g/t Au, and including 3.00 m @ 8.64 g/t Au, including 1.00 m @ 16.50 g/t Au, and 1.00 m @ 9.12 g/t Au
  • MGH21-213 intersected 6.35 m @ 2.96 g/t Au from 522.15 m to 528.50 m, including 0.70 m @ 9.62 g/t Au, and 1.35 m @ 5.29 g/t Au
  • MGH21-213 intersected 7.70 m @ 2.56 g/t Au, from 920.70 m to 926.00 m, including 2.35 m @ 4.59 g/t Au
  • MGH21-208 intersected 32.65 m @ 1.22 g/t Au from 667.35 m to 700.00 m, including 5.00 m @ 2.12 g/t Au, and 4.40 m @ 3.03 g/t Au
  • MGH21-201 intersected 14.20 m @ 3.51 g/t Au from 332.00 m to 346.20 m, including 7.60 m @ 4.10 g/t Au, and including 3.60 m @ 5.31 g/t Au

Gary O'Connor, Moneta's CEO commented, "These recent drill results confirm higher-grade intersections at depth and along strike in the Westaway Deposit. There is also significant gold mineralization in large step-outs to the south, at depth and to the west towards the 55 Zone deposit, which is located 200 m away. The current drilling program is designed to expand the underground gold resource at Westaway where the maiden resource currently consists of 662,000 ounces gold inferred resources at a 3.00 g/t Au cut-off. In addition, resource expansion drilling continues on the South West, Windjammer South, and 55 resource areas, as well as on the new Halfway discovery. Four drill rigs have also been mobilized to test for new resources on the Garrison property." 

The latest assay results include initial results from two (2) new drill holes for a total of 1,710.0 m and additional new results from two (2) previously announced drill holes for a total of 1,594.0 m of drilling (see July 15, 2021press release,  August 19, 2021 press release and September 1, 2021 press release), completed as part of the current 70,000 m 2020/2021 drill program. The reported holes were targeting the extensions of the new Westaway underground resource to the south, west and at depth. Additional assays for the two holes and results from additional drilling, notably to the west and at depth, are still pending.

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