Canarc to Commence 1,500 Meter Drill Program at Windfall Hills Project, BC; Director Resignation
Vancouver, Canada –July 14, 2020 - Canarc Resource Corp. (TSX: CCM, OTC-QB: CRCUF, Frankfurt: CAN), announces that a Phase-2 core drilling program of 1,500 meters in six holes will commence on or about July 20th at its 100%-owned Windfall Hills gold property located in north-central British Columbia.
Highlights from the Phase 1, 3-hole drill program conducted in 2014 included a drill intercept of 1.38 grams per tonne (gpt) gold equivalent (AuEq) over 28.0 meters (m). Exploration work since 2014 focused on detailed geological mapping, geochemical sampling and geophysical surveying to better define the main target over a 1.5 kilometer (km) by 1.5 km area. The principal target and planned drill holes are shown on Figure 1.
Scott Eldridge, Canarc’s CEO, stated: “We are pleased to announce the commencement of a Phase-2 drill program at Windfall Hills to follow up on the encouraging Phase 1 drill results. Subsequent exploration work helped to delineate a much larger primary target. Our Phase 2 drill program will test for bulk tonnage, epithermal gold-silver mineralization, similar to the Blackwater Davidson deposit located in the same geological belt as Windfall Hills.”
“We put a coronavirus prevention and response plan in place for this Phase 2 drill program in order to ensure a safe working environment as our top priority, including but not limited to social distancing and extra sanitation to protect our employees, contractors, residents in nearby communities and other stakeholders.”
The Windfall Hills property is located 60 kilometers south of Burns Lake within a belt of Late Cretaceous to Early Tertiary volcanic rocks hosting epithermal Au-Ag deposits that includes the 9.6 million-ounce Blackwater-Davidson gold-silver project located 90 km southeast of Windfall Hills. Artemis Gold recently announced a $190 million purchase of Blackwater Davidson from Newgold.
Phase 1 Drill Results
A Phase 1, 3-hole, 1,149-meter diamond drill program was conducted at Windfall Hills by Canarc in 2014 and returned gold mineralization in all 3 holes (Table 1). Gold mineralization is disseminated within strongly clay altered and silicified volcanic rocks of the Eocene Ootsa Lake Group. Hole WH-14-03 intersected 28 meters grading 0.89 gpt gold and 39 gpt silver or 1.38 gpt AuEq, using an 80:1 silver:gold ratio, from 11 to 39 meters and terminated below a 1994 trench that yielded 0.41 gpt gold over 41 m.
Table 1. Summary of 2014 Drilling*
|Hole||From m||To m||Length m||Ag gpt||Au gpt||AuEq gpt|
Extensive thin glacial till covers the property which has limited geological mapping and rock-chip sampling. However, a property-wide aeromagnetic survey completed in 2018 revealed a strong northwest-trending, linear magnetic low passing through the main mineralized zone.
The linear magnetic low could be related to hydrothermal destruction of magnetic minerals along the fault zone, which itself could be related to a major northwest trending lineament that can be traced on satellite imagery southeast all the way to the vicinity of Blackwater-Davidson.
3-D modeling of the mineralization intersected in the 2014 drill holes suggests a northwest-striking, east-dipping body broadly parallel to the magnetic low. An induced-polarization (IP) survey completed in 2016 in the area of the 2014 drill holes revealed high resistivity and chargeability anomalies in the main mineralized area.
Phase 2 Drill Program
The 2020 Phase-2 drilling program is designed to expand the area of gold-silver mineralization intersected in the 2014 drill holes, constrain the geologic controls on mineralization and test the geophysical targets within the broader geochemical anomaly. Holes will be approximately 250 to 300-m in length at inclinations of 50-60 degrees.
The company also announces that Mr. Kai Hoffmann has resigned as a director of the Company, effective immediately, given growing commitments outside of Canarc. On behalf of the management team and board of directors, Bradford Cooke, Chairman of Canarc, thanks Kai for his contributions to the Company.
Garry Biles, P. Eng, President & COO for Canarc Resource Corp, is the Qualified Person who reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.
Scott Eldridge, Chief Executive Officer
CANARC RESOURCE CORP.
About Canarc - Canarc Resource Corp. is a growth-oriented gold exploration company focused on generating superior shareholder returns by discovering, exploring and developing strategic gold deposits in North America. The Company is currently advancing two core assets, each with substantial gold resources, and has initiated a high impact exploration strategy to acquire and explore new properties that have district-scale gold discovery potential. Canarc shares trade on the TSX: CCM and the OTCQB: CRCUF.
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Figure 1. Phase-2 drill plan