PJX Resources Inc. is pleased to announce that grab samples of quartz veins in a granitic intrusion returned gold values ranging from anomalous to 28,841 ppb (28.84 g/t) gold on PJX’s Zinger Property Gar Target located in the Vulcan Gold Belt of the Sullivan Mining District near Cranbrook, southeastern British Columbia, Canada.
“The style of gold mineralization and the intrusion hosting the gold appear similar in type to the Fort Knox gold deposit in Alaska”
states Mr. John Keating, President and CEO of PJX Resources.
“Fort Knox and the Gar intrusive target both have visible gold that occurs mainly as sheeted veins within Cretaceous granite that intrudes Proterozoic sedimentary rocks. The sulphide content of veins is low in both the Fort Knox and the Gar intrusive, and gold mineralization is associated with elevated bismuth, molybdenum and tungsten. Associated hydrothermal alteration is not significant in either camp.”
Fort Knox has produced 7.5 million ounces of gold since 1969. Host granite has a surface exposure of approximately 1100 by 600 meters, comparable to the PJX Gar intrusive target area of approximately 1200 by 500 meters.
A 1,600 m long gold soil anomaly occurs over the Gar Intrusive. The intrusive is largely covered by overburden and has not been explored with geophysics or been drill tested. Airborne EM and magnetic surveys along with follow-up mapping and prospecting are ongoing this summer to help define targets to drill.
- Sheeted quartz veins with gold (Photo A below) occur within and along the margins of a felsic (granitic) intrusive, the Gar intrusive of Cretaceous age (Figure 1 below).
- PJX grab samples of veins returned gold values ranging from anomalous to 28.84 g/t gold.
- Gold occurs as visible gold or with minor sulphide (Photos B & C below).
- Possible multiple generations of veins with gold.
- Compilation of pre-PJX soil survey data has identified a 1,600 m long gold in soil anomaly, that corresponds with showings of gold found in sheeted veins. (Figure 2 below)
- Bismuth and molybdenum soil anomalies also occur in the Gar intrusive and proximal sediments.
- Gold with magnetite occurs locally in sedimentary rocks proximal to the Gar Intrusive.
- The Gar intrusive is largely covered by overburden, has not been explored with geophysics, and has never been drilled.
Photo A – Sheeted vein in Gar Granitic Intrusive, 1365 ppb (1.36 g/t) gold
The Gar Intrusive-related Gold Target occurs in the Vulcan Gold (VG) Belt of the Sullivan Mining District. The VG Belt is located at the intersection of two crustal scale structures in Western North America. These deep-penetrating structures are associated with gold mineralization and a variety of base metal deposits along their trends.
PJX Management believe that this intersection is the focal point of a large mineralizing system. This system localized the deposition of the world class Sullivan zinc-lead-silver deposit and over 60 km of creeks with placer gold.
The Gar target is one of a number of large intrusive related targets with gold and/or copper mineralization potential that we are continuing to explore and will release information on in the coming months.
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The foregoing geological disclosure has been reviewed and approved by John Keating P.Geo. (qualified persons for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects). Mr. Keating is the President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of PJX.
About PJX Resources Inc.
PJX is a mineral exploration company focused on building shareholder value and community opportunity through the exploration and development of mineral resources with a focus on gold, silver and base metals (zinc, lead, copper). PJX’s primary properties are located in the historical Sullivan Mine District and Vulcan Gold Belt near Cranbrook and Kimberley, British Columbia.
Please refer to our web site http://www.pjxresources.com for additional information.
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