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RT Minerals says outcrop is "auriferous" at Link-Catharine Gold Property, Kirkland Lake

Apr 23, 2021

RT Minerals Corp. says three random grab samples taken from the first of two significant and distinct surface outcrops announced April 15, 2021 have been confirmed through lab-assaying as gold-bearing.

Assays from the three random surface grab samples of the green carbonate/mafic/ultramafic assemblage outcrop returned 1.86 grams per tonne gold ("g/t Au"), 0.86 g/t Au and 0.69 g/t Au, respectively. 

Rush-assay confirmation that the at-surface outcrops of the green carbonate/mafic/ultramafic rock assemblage have been found to host gold is viewed by RTM as a significant exploration advancement for its Link-Catharine Gold Project and indeed the broader Catharine area, where the Company has already executed significant regional consolidation efforts that will, upon completion, enable the Company to locally-dominate the Pacaud and Catharine fault structures through the majority of the land position within the Catharine and Marter townships (see news release, RT Minerals Corp. to Acquire 100 Square Kilometres of Mineral Claims Contiguous to Link-Catharine RLDZ Property, Ontario by Acquisition of Catharine Gold Inc., dated March 24, 2021).

Each of the above noted three samples were approximately 2 kilogram in size and were generally representative of the exposed outcrop which consists of a mafic, ultramafic and green carbonate package, with intermittent narrow quartz veining and sulphides (see also news release, RT Minerals Corp. Announces the Discovery of Surface Outcrops of Green Carbonate and Drilling Update at Link-Catharine Gold Property, Kirkland Lake, Ontario dated April 15, 2021). The three samples are grab samples and as such are point source samples that may not be representative of the overall mineralization.

The outcrop and the above noted geologic package with quartz and sulphides has now been exposed for about 40m in length at surface and may extend further to the east and north. Both recently discovered outcrops are part of the same favourable geologic package that the Company is now drilling to depth as part of the current drill program.

In addition, drill hole CA-21-04 has now been collared with substantially all prospective sections of core from the first three holes of the program having now been submitted for assaying. The first three holes of the current program have been summarized in the Company's April 15, 2021 press release.

The current drill program is designed, in part, to follow-up on a significant gold discovery of three separate sub-parallel / en-echelon gold sections encountered and disclosed by RTM during the Company's drill program in the fourth quarter of 2020 (see news release dated December 1, 2020).

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