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Moneta's Resource Expansion Drilling at Gap Connects South West Deposit with the Windjammer South Open Pit Gold Deposit

Nov 29, 2021

Moneta Gold Inc. has announced assay results from eight (8) drill holes, intended to test the resource expansion potential of the Gap Zone, located between the Windjammer South and South West gold resources within the Golden Highway area of the Tower Gold project. The drilling is part of the 2020/2021 70,000 m 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 km east of Timmins. Additional holes and assays from this drill program remain pending.

Drilling successfully intersected wide zones of gold mineralization in the Gap area located between the Windjammer South open pit gold resource and the South West gold resource over a distance of 700 m and a width of 350 m. Drilling has confirmed continuous gold mineralization between the current deposits and highlighted the potential to connect the Windjammer South and South West gold deposits. 

Highlights from the drilling include:

  • MGH21-204 intersected 56.55 m @ 1.05 grams per tonne "g/t" gold "Au", including 26.00 m @ 1.76 g/t Au, including 9.00 m @ 2.87 g/t Au, and including 1.00 m @ 5.83 g/t Au
  • MGH21-212 intersected 70.00 m @ 0.85 g/t Au, including 4.15 m @ 3.15 g/t Au, and 16.00 m @ 1.49 g/t Au, including 3.00 m @ 2.62 g/t Au
  • MGH21-224 intersected 27.70 m @ 1.02 g/t Au, including 5.00 @ 3.38 g/t Au, including 1.00 m @ 8.08 g/t Au
  • MGH21-204 intersected 13.87 m @ 1.66 g/t Au, including 6.00 m @ 2.51 g/t Au, including 1.00 m @ 6.54 g/t Au and 2.00 m @ 3.63 g/t Au
  • MGH19-120x intersected 19.00 m @ 0.89 g/t Au, including 3.50 m @ 1.74 g/t Au, including 1.30 m @ 5.47 g/t Au
  • MGH21-204 intersected 20.00 m @ 0.76 g/t Au, including 2.00 m @ 4.29 g/t Au 
  • MGH21-224 intersected 47.25 m @ 0.50 g/t Au, including 1.00 m @ 3.13 and 1.18 m @ 2.58 g/t Au 
  • MGH19-120x intersected 26.00 m @ 0.64 g/t Au, including 1.00 m @ 2.17 g/t Au and 1.00 m @ 7.23 g/t Au

Gary O'Connor, Moneta's CEO commented, "The latest drill results from our 2021/2022 program from the Gap Zone highlight the potential to connect the Windjammer South open pit resources with the near surface South West mineralization over a long strike length of 700 m and a width of 350 m. The current drilling program was designed to confirm gold mineralization through a large area between the two large gold deposits in order to extend the gold mineralization in the Windjammer South open pit through to the near surface gold mineralization at South West currently being modelled and not in the current underground gold resource. The open pit at Windjammer South currently hosts 1.10 million ounces indicated at a grade of 0.84 g/t Au and 1.03 million inferred ounces at a grade of 1.10 g/t Au. Resource expansion drilling has also targeted the South West, Windjammer South, and 55 mineral resource areas, as well as on the new Halfway discovery and the Garrcon underground potential and open pit extensions on the Garrison area." 

The latest assay results from the Gap Zone include initial results from eight (8) new drill holes, including one drill hole extension (MGH19-120x), for a total of 5,491.0 m. Results of four (4) drill holes testing the same Gap zone were previously released in April 2021 (see April 08, 2021 press release) confirming continuous gold mineralization across the Gap zone. Additional assays for drill testing the extensions of the other deposits within the Tower gold project are pending. A total of 12,200 samples are currently in the assay laboratory pending final assay results.

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