Canarc Options Princeton Gold Property in British Columbia, Canada
Vancouver, Canada –December 20, 2018 – Canarc Resource Corp. (TSX: CCM, OTC-BB: CRCUF, Frankfurt: CAN) announces the signing of an option agreement with Tasca Resources Ltd. (Tasca) and Sydney Wilson to acquire an 80% interest in their 14,650 hectare Princeton Gold property located in southern British Columbia, Canada.
Scott Eldridge, Canarc’s CEO, stated: “Canarc is excited to participate in this emerging new high-grade gold discovery located near the Copper Mountain Mine in southern British Columbia. The Princeton gold property represents another high-impact exploration opportunity for Canarc in a mining-friendly jurisdiction. Our immediate goal is to conduct field work to expand the known gold mineralization and identify high priority targets for drilling next year.”
Past Exploration Highlights
Combined 2011 surface sampling and 2018 trenching programs highlights as reported by Tasca include:
- Quartz vein assaying 217 grams per tonne (gpt) gold over 0.9 meters (m) with a second sample three meters along strike assaying 99.7 gpt gold over 0.9 m.
- The zone was traced over 120 m along strike beyond which point the overburden depth exceeded the 6 m reach of excavator.
- Two angular quartz float samples assayed 115.5 gpt gold and 108.5 gpt gold.
- 38 of 53 in-place or angular float quartz vein samples exceeded 1.0 gpt gold.
- 24 samples assayed in exceeded 10 gpt gold to a maximum of 217 gpt gold.
Canarc considers these results to be historical, it has not completed sufficient work to independently verify these historic results, and therefore they should not be relied upon.
The Princeton Gold property consists of 14,650 hectares located 35 kilometers (km) south of Princeton, British Columbia and is readily accessible by road. It lies 85 km south of the new high-grade gold discovery by Westhaven Ventures on their Shovelnose property, and 11 km south of the producing Copper Mountain Mine of Copper Mountain Mining.
The property is underlain by volcanic rocks of both the Eocene Princeton Group and the Triassic-Jurassic Nicola Group. Recent mapping by the British Columbia Geological Survey and by Tasca geologists suggests the quartz vein gold mineralization is hosted primarily by Princeton volcanics.
On surface, quartz veins range from 0.3 to 1.8 m in width and consist of white quartz with limonite fractures, irregular limonitic patches and rare vuggy textures.
Gold in quartz was discovered on the property in the fall of 2010, highlighted by a boulder grading 25.24 gpt gold. Quartz veins plus four zones of quartz float have been identified along a 3 km corridor.
A trenching program was conducted on the Property in September 2018 following up on the earlier exploration discoveries, where float grab and in-place quartz rock sampling documented 25 of 37 samples returning gold values in excess of 1 gpt gold with 13 of the 25 samples returning values in excess of 10 gpt gold, to a maximum of 66.2 gpt gold.
The main vein structure was traced for approximately 120 m along strike before it disappeared beneath thick overburden in both directions. Trenches were cut perpendicular to vein strike and for short distances along strike in each direction.
Two other areas highlighted by anomalous rock samples or soil samples were tested. Overburden thicknesses were beyond the limit of the excavator boom, so bedrock was not reached. These areas will need to be tested by diamond drilling.
The property is fully permitted for ten drill sites and fifty trench sites.
To earn 80% interest in the property, Canarc can spend $900,000 on exploration over a 2-year period as follows:
- Phase 1 - CAD$100,000 on an airborne geophysical survey and related costs before January 31, 2019.
- Phase 2 - CAD$340,000 on exploration activity in 2019.
- Phase 3 - CAD$460,000 on exploration activity in 2020.
- Pay CAD$25,000 and form an 80/20 Joint Venture with Tasca to further explore and advance the property.
Tasca will retain a 1% NSR royalty on the property and Sydney Wilson has a 2% NSR royalty on the “Sydney Wilson claims” portion of the property which totals 4,012 hectares. The Tasca NSR and 50% of the Sydney Wilson NSR can be acquired for $1.0 million each.
Canarc plans to complete an airborne geophysical survey of the property in December 2018 to refine the known high-grade drill targets and identify other areas of the property with potential for new high-grade gold discoveries. A Phase 1 drill program is being considered for 2019.
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 OTCQX: CRCUF.
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