Entourage Discovers New Zone of Mineralization at La Liga Project with Trench of 36.80 g/t Silver Over 20m, Samples Include
Entourage Discovers New Zone of Mineralization at La Liga Project with Trench of 36.80 g/t Silver Over 20m, Samples Include 1,666 g/t Ag
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/03/13 -- Entourage Metals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:EMT) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the results of the surface exploration program from the La Liga Property located in the Whitehorse Mining District, Yukon Territory.
Highlights from this program include:
-- Discovery of Gunner Zone: grab samples of 763 and 536 g/t Ag -- Grab samples of 1,666 g/t Ag and 1,333 g/t Ag from Red Devil Zone -- Trench averaging 36.8 g/t Ag over 20m at Gunner -- Trench averaging 173.1 g/t Ag over 5.0m at Red Devil
Entourage recently completed a field program to assess the 1.5 kilometer Red Devil to Galactose trend where previous work by Inform Resources returned high-grade silver lead results in grab samples of up to 877 g/t silver and 9.58% lead at the Red Devil Zone and up to 216 g/t silver, 9.94% lead, and 8.22% zinc at the Galactose Zone. At the newly discovered high grade zone of silver-lead mineralization, the Gunner zone, trench LLTR13-101 returned 36.8 g/t silver & 0.68% lead over 20m. Many high grade-grab and trench samples were collected expanding the Red Devil and Galactose zones.
The newly discovered Gunner Zone occurs approximately 580m northwest of and consists of mineralization similar to that seen in the Red Devil zone. Thirty-three grab samples and 2 trenches were placed in the area. Grab samples returned values from trace up to 763 g/t Ag and up to 21.45% lead. Trenches contained values from trace up to 50.2 g/t Ag and up to 4.9% Pb. Highlights from the Gunner zone include:
-- TRLL13-10: 20m of 36.8 g/t Ag and 0.68% Pb -- 763 g/t Ag, 21.45% Pb -- 536 g/t Ag, 14.44% Pb -- 344 g/t Ag, 7.65% Pb -- 140 g/t Ag, 3.37% Pb
Mineralization at Red Devil outcrops along +/-100m wide south facing cliff and consists of disseminated to massive zones of arsenopyrite, galena, and pyrite associated with stock-work quartz veining, quartz breccias, and broad zones of silica and clay altered sediments. The mineralization is associated with low angle thrust faults and high angle dextral strike-slip faults in the area. During the 2013 program, an additional 24 grab samples and 23 chip samples were taken along the cliff. Grab samples assay from trace values up to 1666 g/t silver, up to 19.1% lead, and up to 1.05 g/t gold. Highlights from the grab samples include:
-- 1,666 g/t Ag, 0.51 g/t Au, and 19.08% Pb; 1,333 g/t Ag, 0.53 g/t Au, and 17.9% Pb; and 777 g/t Ag, 0.88 g/t Au, and 11.79% Pb -- 497 g/t Ag, 1.05 g/t Au, and 5.77% Pb
The chips ranged from 0.25 to 3 meters in length and assay from 1.8 to 420 g/t silver, from trace to 1.55 g/t gold, and from trace to 6.18% lead. Due to the extreme slope and discontinuous outcrop, continuity between chip samples was not possible. Highlights from the chips include:
-- 420 g/t Ag, 1.55 g/t Au, and 5.86% Pb over 0.3m -- 283 g/t Ag, 0.13 g/t Au, and 6.18% Pb over 0.25m -- 241 g/t Ag and 3.6% Pb over 1.5m -- 279 g/t Ag, 0.15 g/t Au, and 2.74% Pb over 1.5m
Five trenches were placed over a 180m x 120m area above the Red Devil cliff to aid in geologic mapping and structural interpretation of the area. The trenches were channel sampled on 5m intervals and returned from trace up to 173 g/t silver and from trace up to 19.35% lead. Strong alteration and silver-lead mineralization was encountered in trench TRLL13-01, approximately 150m to the northwest of the Red Devil cliff.
-- TRLL13-01: 45m of 27 g/t Ag and 0.47% Pb Including: 5m of 173 g/t Ag and 3.87% Pb
The Galactose Zone was extensively sampled and mapped by Company geologists. The Galactose zone consists of structurally controlled lenses of massive galena-sphalerite-pyrite-phyrrotite up to 3m in size. Previous operators, exploring for SEDEX style mineralization, have indicated these to be of syngenetic origin, however, Entourage now believes the massive mineralization found at Galactose to be epigenetic based on geologic mapping and interpretation in the area. Twenty-two grab and chip samples were collected over 120m outcrop cliff exposure and grade from trace values up to 322 g/t silver, up to 11.43% lead, and up to 15.82% zinc. Highlights include:
-- 322 g/t Ag, 11.43% Pb, and 15.82% Zn -- 266 g/t Ag, 11.40% Pb, and 11.24% Zn -- 184 g/t Ag, 6.83% Pb, and 7.54% Zn over 0.3m -- 182 g/t Ag, 0.47% Pb, and 12.86% Zn over 1.5m
"Entourage considers the 2013 program to be a success. We have a more complete understanding of the mineralizing system and potential at La Liga," said Jeff Sundar, President and CEO of Entourage. "Our work has resulted in multiple high-grade silver drill targets, in addition to excellent regional potential on the Property."
The epigenetic silver-lead-zinc +/- gold mineralization on the La Liga property occurs with strongly elevated arsenic, bismuth, antimony, and tin (+/- copper, zinc, and tungsten) and appears to be related to previously unrecognized granodiorite porphyry intrusives with sheeted to stockworked quartz veining that crop out approximately 3.5km east of the Galactose zone. A grab sample of the veined intrusive returned 0.26 g/t gold, 222 ppm arsenic, 637 ppm bismuth, and greater than 200ppm tungsten, and indicates the potential for porphyry gold style mineralization elsewhere on the property.
The La Liga Property is located approximately 70km north of the town of Faro, and consists of 2,965 quartz mining claims covering 59,799 hectares over four blocks. The properties lie to the north and west of Silver Range Resources Ltd's flagship project, which announced a maiden inferred resource estimate of 38.7 million ounces of silver, 675 million pounds of zinc, 228 million pounds of lead, and 131 million pounds of copper at the Keg Deposit in late 2012 (see Silver Range news release dated Nov. 20, 2012).
All rock samples were submitted to Acme Analytical Laboratories for analysis. The samples were analysed for gold by 30g fire assay with an AA finish (3B01) and 35 additional elements by 4-acid digestion with ICPES finish (1E). Overlimit assays for Pb (greater than 1%), Zn (greater than 1%), and Ag (greater than 100 g/t) were performed using a multi-acid digestion with an ICPES finish (7TD1). Overlimit silver values greater than 300 g/t were determined by a 30g fire assay with gravimetric finish (G601 + G612). A sample Quality Control and Assurance program utilizing standards and blanks was in place during the program.
Entourage Announces Resignations
Michael Williams has resigned as a director of Entourage Metals effective immediately. Mr. Williams will become a consultant to the Board. The Company looks forward to Mr. Williams continued contributions.
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Entourage's exploration activity in the Yukon Territory is under the supervision of Jodie L. Gibson, P.Geo, Senior Geologist and consultant to the company. Mr. Gibson is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. Mr. Gibson prepared and approved the information contained in this release.
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