Thunder Mountain Gold Announces Assay Results on Sulfide Intercept at South Mountain
Thunder Mountain Gold, Inc. (OTCBB:THMG) today announced that Thunder Mountain Resources, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary (Company), received the assay results from the sulfide intercept encountered in their first core hole their South Mountain Mine exploration project located in Owyhee County, Idaho.
Mineralization was encountered at the target zone between 656 and 705 feet. A total of 73 feet of core, including the sulfide intercept, were detailed by 34 selected intervals. The HQ core was cut at the Company’s office in Boise, Idaho and delivered by Company personnel to ALS Chemex of Elko, Nevada. In addition to the sulfide intercept consisting of pyrrhotite, sphalerite, marmatite, arsenopyrite, and chalcopyrite, the carbonate and skarn zones that bounds or is internal to the mineralization was also cut and assayed.
The assay results showed two distinct zones of strong mineralization:
Gold Silver Interval Fire Assay Fire Assay Zinc Copper Lead Weighted Average (ounce per ton) (ounce per ton) (%) (%) (%) ———————————————————————- 657 – 669.5 (12.5 feet) 0.066 1.46 7.76 0.276 0.306 ———————————————————————- 687 – 704.5 (17.5 feet) 0.129 1.89 2.18 0.183 0.152 ———————————————————————-
The drill hole encountered a 20 foot alteration halo of epidote and garnet skarn before and after the mineralized intercept. Hedenbergite and ilvaite skarn mineralization is common within the massive sulfide zone. Anomalous mineralization was present throughout the total intercept sampled.
The alteration and mineralization is similar in character to that mined on the Sonneman and Laxey underground levels. The target for the DEMA-2 drill hole was the down-rake extension of this mineralization approximately 280 to 300 feet below the DMEA 2 sulfide zone Sonneman level. A bulk sample from the Sonneman in the 1980s by South Mountain Mines, Inc. had values of 22.87% zinc, 0.50% copper, 0.47 lead, 0.12 ounce per ton (opt) gold and 3.3 opt silver. The DMEA 2 zone on the Sonneman Level was extensively drilled by South Mountain Mines and a zone of massive sulfide approximately 75 feet by 50 feet was defined.
Jim Collord, President of Thunder Mountain Gold, said of assay results, “We are very pleased with the assay result from our DMEA-2 drillhole. The gold values were particularly encouraging. Plus, given the fact that the drillhole targeted a distinct sulfide zone 300 feet down dip of the lowermost mineralization encountered in the underground workings, this intercept significantly increases the potential of our South Mountain Mine Project.”
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