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Sanatana samples return 4.6 g/t Au over 1.7m at Gold Rush Project, Timmins

Mar 15, 2021

Sanatana Resources. has received final assays from 213 channel samples collected at the North Shaft prospect on the Gold Rush project, 25 km west of Timmins.


  • Headline assay of 4.6 g/t Au / 1.7 m consists of two adjacent and continuous channel samples of 6.35g/t Au over 0.75 m and 3.27 g/t over 0.93m. 
  • Stripping uncovered two gold-bearing zones at the North Shaft prospect. 
  • The Eastern zone is a new discovery that trends 125° azimuth (ESE) for over 100m with assays from trace to 6.35 g/t Au over 0.75 m. 
  • The Western Zone trends 260° (west) for 70 m and includes a 27.3 g/t grab sample (reported earlier) and a channel sample of 1.94 g/t Au over 1 m.
  • Both zones are open along strike and may be more extensive. 
  • Follow up exploration is warranted. 
  • North Shaft is the first of eight known gold prospects on the property to be explored in detail by Sanatana.

For two weeks in October 2020, the Company employed an excavator to strip overburden and expose gold-bearing structures at the North Shaft prospect. Work commenced upon receiving the exploration permit and continued to the onset of winter.

Buddy Doyle, President, commented, "The North Shaft prospect is just one of at least eight mineralized prospect zones on the Gold Rush project. With less than 7% of the Gold Rush properties exposed in outcrop, we are pleased to see broad zones of mineralization in these channel samples."

Exposed outcrop was washed by field crews exposing gold bearing quartz veins, shear zones, faults and other structures. Samples were laid out with paint across veins and structures every 5-8 metres along strike. Technicians used a quick-cut diamond saw to saw 6 cm deep into outcrop along two parallel cuts. Rock between saw cuts was chiseled out, bagged and tagged, and tags applied to the outcrop. Nominal channel sample lengths were about 1 metre. DGPS surveys of the start and end of each channel sample mark their location with centimetre precision.

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