Brigadier Drilling at Picachos Intersects 5-Metre-Wide Vein Below High-Grade Historical Gold Mine

Vancouver, British Columbia – October 21, 2020 – Brigadier Gold Limited (the “Company” or “Brigadier”) (TSXV: BRG, FSE: B7LM) is pleased to announce that the first diamond drill hole (“BRG-001”) of a 5000 metre, 40-hole program at its Picachos Property (“Picachos”) has intersected the San Agustín vein, 65 metres below historic high-grade gold workings. The second hole of the program is underway and is anticipated to intercept the San Agustín Vein 25 metres below BRG-001. Core from BRG-001 has been shipped to Mazatlan for pickup by SGS Labs and delivery to their facility in Durango with assays to be made public upon completion.

The 3,954 hectare Picachos Gold-Silver Property is centered over the historic “Viva Zapata” National Mineral Reserve, Sinaloa, Mexico and features 46 veins including San Agustín. The San Agustín mine was the subject of underground channel sampling by a prior operator which returned an average grade of 81.22 grams per ton (g/t) gold (Au) and 73.36 g/t silver (Ag) across 1.2 m (Thunderbird Projects news release dated 18 June 1997). Values of 185 g/t Au were cut across the bottom of a production shaft (sample HBM-73175).

“Intercepting the San Agustín vein close to where we anticipated it would be, both assists in confirming our understanding of the continuity of the vein at depth and its geometry”, said Michelle Robinson, Brigadier’s qualified technical person. “In addition, the use of a diamond drill with relatively large core size will yield previously unknown details of the geology and structure of the four different veins systems set to be tested during this drill campaign. These are very early impressions and much work is still to be done, but we are highly optimistic about the potential at Picachos.”

Field XRF readings of sample pulps cut with a Makita grinder (procedure described below) indicate that elevated silver occurs in quartz-carbonate veins and veinlets above and below the San Agustín Vein between 65 and 94 metres depth. Silver correlates well with gold and is more reliably measured in sample pulps with the field XRF. The San Agustin Vein was intercepted between 75.2 and 81.5 metres at roughly 609 m elevation. The true width is estimated to be 5 metres. A panned pulp sample confirms that gold is present in the vein. Other minerals include hematite, galena, sphalerite, calcite and grey microcrystalline quartz. Elevated silver was also indicated by XRF analyses above the San Agustin Vein between 14 and 15 metres down hole and 33 to 48 metres downhole.  

The focus of the drill program is proving the depth, strike length and continuity of multiple high-grade gold-silver veins and understanding the source of the vein hosted mineralization and its potential relationship to copper porphyry mineralization identified on the property. 

Ranjeet Sundher, Brigadier’s CEO, remarks, “We’re very pleased with the progress being made on the first ever diamond drill program at Picachos. Having assembled the land package and worked on the property for over 10-years, there is no one better suited to manage a program of this scope than Michelle Robinson and her veteran team. We look forward to keeping our shareholders abreast of developments as the drill program progresses.”

BRG-001 is collared at the El Carrito Adit. El Carrito is oriented easterly (azimuth 110 degrees) at an elevation of 673 metres and cross-cuts argillite in the hangingwall of the San Agustin Vein. Elevated values of gold and silver occur between 49 and 51.5 metres where results of 2.59 g/t Au and 22 g/t Ag across 2.5 metres were obtained. Although the adit continued across the vein, that area is collapsed and no longer accessible. 

BRG-001 was drilled easterly (azimuth 112 degrees) for 96.7 metres and dips 55 degrees under El Carrito adit. The first 75 metres intercepted fine-grained, calcareous argillite of probable deep marine origin and the last 21.7 metres were in potassium feldspar and quartz phyric volcanic ignimbrite and flow-domes that probably correlate to the continental Tarahumara Formation. Quartz-carbonate veining is hosted in both rock-types and is therefore younger than Late Cretaceous.

Cross-Section of San Agustin Vein showing silver in ppm from field XRF readings. 

National Instrument 43-101 Disclosure

The technical content of this new release has been reviewed and approved by Ms. Michelle Robinson, MASc., P.Eng., and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Core and sample handling procedures are as follows: 

  1. Core boxes are sealed at the drill site and transported via pickup truck to the secured core lab.
  2. The core is measured with a measuring tape and from-to intervals are specified on the box.
  3. Core boxes are weighed using an industrial weigh scale.
  4. Linear recovery and RQD are measured using a measuring tape. 
  5. Samples are marked every metre in most rock, and every half metre in obviously mineralized rock. Field duplicates, standard pulps and blanks are inserted into the sample stream.
  6. Rock density is estimated for all samples using the water displacement method.
  7. The core is photographed on an IMAGO imaging station.
  8. Geological, structural and alteration observations are recorded using MX Deposit software. A Meiji binocular microscope is used to check the observations.
  9. A 4 mm wide channel is cut along each sample using a Makita sample grinder. This pulp weighs between 5 and 20 grams and is tested for metals and major elements using a Niton FXL Benchtop XRF analyzer.
  10. The above information is reviewed by the geologist and the decision regarding samples to be collected for commercial laboratory testing is made.
  11. Samples are cut using either a rocksaw or a mechanical splitter. They are collected in a triple-plastic bag with the sample tag protected between bags. 
  12. The sample bags are collected into sealed shipping bags.
  13. The shipping bags are trucked to Mazatlan, then stored in a locked garage for pick-up by SGS Laboratories in Durango.

It is the Qualified Person’s opinion that the technical information disclosed in this press release is reliable.

About Brigadier Gold Limited

Brigadier was formed to leverage the next major bull market in the natural resource sector, particularly precious metals. Our mandate is to acquire undervalued and overlooked projects with demonstrable potential for advancement. Led by a management team with decades of experience in mineral exploration and capital markets development, we are focused on advanced exploration opportunities in politically stable jurisdictions.

For further information, please contact: 

Brigadier Gold Limited

www.brigadiergold.ca 

Ranjeet Sundher, Chief Executive Officer

corporate@brigadiergold.ca 

Leah Hodges, Corporate Secretary

(604) 377-0403

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Brigadier maps and samples a 4km Long Strike at El Placer Vein System, Picachos Project

Vancouver, British Columbia – October 6, 2020 – Brigadier Gold Limited (the “Company” or “Brigadier”) (TSXV: BRG, FSE: B7LM) is pleased to announce results from recent sampling of multiple parallel veins which comprise the El Placer vein system at its Picachos gold-silver project, Sinaloa Mexico.

Highlights:

  • El Placer vein system has now been traced for over 4 kilometres
  • Sample assay highlights include:
  • 7.4 grams per ton (g/t) gold over 3.2 metres;
  • 12.8 g/t gold, 54 g/t silver, 0.1% copper, 7.7% lead, and 6.73% zinc over 0.5 metres; and
  • 101 g/t silver, 0.3% copper, 2% Lead, 11.6% zinc over 1 metre.
  • Stream sediment samples indicate highly anomalous gold and strong base metals

Three Government (Servicio Geologico Mexicano; SGM) stream sediment samples taken downstream of El Placer sample define an area 1259 hectares in size that includes ground east of the Property.  A maximum value of 2.6 parts per million (ppm) gold is reported.  Company samples are from smaller basins ranging from 91 to 14 hectares in size.   The maximum value of 6.8 ppm gold is from a 33 hectare basin downstream of La Boticaa Vein (sample 64266).  Both Government and Company data sets indicate very anomalous gold, strong base metals and subdued silver.

Michelle Robinson, QP, comments “The significance of these results cannot be overstated.  I have compiled the 1:50 000 SGM data underlying other important gold discoveries in Mexico.  For example, the Amalia discovery made by Radius Gold and optioned by Pan-American Silver was indicated by single sample G13C13-101 with an area of 186 hectares and values of 0.06 ppm gold and silver below the detection limit of the analytical method used by the SGM.”           

Ranjeet Sundher, CEO, comments “We’re highly encouraged as Michelle and her team, driven by their intimate knowledge of Picachos, continue to bolster their understanding of the extensive vein systems surrounding the historic high grade San Agustin gold-silver mine.  Our current 5,000 meter drill program is targeting several high priority veins under and around San Agustin for the first time in the project’s history.  This latest round of sampling underscores our thesis that Picachos may host a district scale mineralized system not unlike those discovered approximately 15 miles to the north and south of us.”

The El Placer Vein system has been mapped on surface over a strike length of 4 kilometres on the western flank of the Río Baluarte watershed.  There are several near-parallel veins within the system over a trend width ranging from 60 to 160 metres.  The major structure is the Tatemales Vein with an average dip of 68° degrees towards azimuth 47° (northeast).  La Botica dips 68° towards 57° (northeasterly) and intersects with Tatemales in the vicinity of La Flauta.  Los Lentes occurs between Tatemales and La Botica, and dips 60° towards azimuth 246° (southwest).  The Company has the mineral rights to two portions of the El Placer Vein system.  The largest portion is in the southeast part of the Property and has a 1400 metre long strike between Property held by Fresñillo PLC to the northwest, and Property held by an individual to the southeast. The Company calls this area La Flauta as a southeasterly facing view of the historic workings look like the keys on a flute.  Structural fault damage between Tatemales and La Botica is extensive and stockwork zones are developed between these major veins.  The other portion owned by the Company has been defined over a 300 metre strike length northwest of Fresñillo’s Property. This area is called La Chorrera, and it includes La Chivera underground workings on the Tatemales Vein and Los Lentes underground workings on Los Lentes Vein.  Key analytical results are in Table 1 and located on the Map.  

Table 1. Key results from the El Placer Vein

IDVeinResultWidth (m)Sample(s)
38Los Lentes7.4 g/t Au, 0.2% Pb3.227431, 27432
39Los Lentes1.6 g/t Au, 0.1% Pb, 0.2% Zn3.023782, 23783, 23784
40Los Lentes2.7 g/t Au, 0.3% Pb, 0.3% Zn1.123782
41Tatemales8.9 g/t Au, 7 g/t Ag, 0.1% Cu, 0.2% Pb, 0.2% Zn1.023877
42Tatemales2 g/t Au, 0.1% Pb, 0.3% Zn0.823787
43Tatemales101 g/t Ag, 0.3% Cu, 2% Pb, 11.6% Zn1.023367
44Tatemales33 g/t Au, 24 g/t Ag, 0.1% Cu, 1% Pb, 3.4% Zn0.727499
45Tatemales4.6 g/t Au, 90 g/t Ag, 0.2% Cu, 2.1% Pb, 1.6% Zn5.427484, 27485, 27486
46Tatemales11.7 g/t Au, 14 g/t Ag, 0.2% Pb, 0.4% Zn1.927472, 27473
47Tatemales13.4 g/t Au, 333 g/t Ag, 1.3% Cu, 0.4% Pb, 2.5% Zn0.727488
48Tatemales8.2 g/t Au, 178 g/t Ag, 0.1% Cu, >1% Pb, >1% Zn2.018511
49La Botica12.8 g/t Au, 54 g/t Ag, 0.1% Cu, 7.7% Pb, 6.73% Zn0.527463
50La Botica8.7 g/t Au, 15 g/t Ag, 0.2% Cu, 0.1% Pb, 0.1% Zn1.025177

Fig. 1. Map of the El Placer Vein System.

Principal host rocks to the mineralization are rhyolitic lapillistones that were mapped as part of the Oligocene volcanic field that extends from Chihuahua to Jalisco State by the Servicio Geólogico Mexicano.  The Company submitted a sample of rhyolitic tuff to the University of Arizona under the supervision of Dr. Martín Valencia of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico for radiometric dating of zircons within the tuff. The age determination yielded a Paleocene (Danian) age of about 62 million years.  This age is similar to the Productive volcanic series at Tayoltita mentioned in the work of Montoya-Lopera et al. (2019).  The rhyolitic tuffs are intruded by a mineralized alkali granite dike that follows the same northwesterly trending structure as the Tatemales Vein.

Mineralization consists of microcrystalline quartz breccias, veins and veinlets with selvedges of chlorite that appears to have formed from retrograde alteration of biotite or another iron-rich mica.  Apatite occurs in some locations on the Botica Vein at La Flauta.  Hypogene sulfides are mainly sphalerite and galena, but these are mainly oxidized to willemite and anglesite on surface and near-surface underground exposures.  Late quartz is typically comb and may or may not be intergrown with base metal sulfides. 

Regional Context 

Table 2. Results for Government stream sediment samples from creeks that drain El Placer (data from the Servicio Geologico Mexicano).

SampleArea (Ha)Au (ppm)Ag (ppm)Cu (ppm)Pb (ppm)Zn (ppm)
F13A48_418390.14DL79271655
F13A48_423071.41DL66509586
F13A47_501132.6012996391716

Table 3. Results for Company stream sediment samples from creeks that drain mainly the Company’s part of El Placer.  

SAMPLEArea (Ha)Au (ppm)Ag (ppm)Cu (ppm)Pb (ppm)Zn (ppm)
64135780.65DL43115197
64258271.430.72016611300
64259240.06DL893243
64262250.03DL40107189
64265142.282.158934172165
64266336.840.9102411664
64267350.27DL52351239
64314910.08DL21158164

Fig. 2. Regional map of stream sediment geochemistry showing the location of 1:50000 basins and Company basins. 

Reference

Montoya-Lopera,  P., Ferrari, L., Levresse, G., Abdullinb, F., Mata, L. (2019) New insights into the geology and tectonics of the San Dimas mining district, Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico; Ore Geology Reviews 105: 273–294

Picachos is comprised of four mining concessions covering an area of 3,954 hectares and is situated in the municipality of El Rosario, in the southeastern region of Sinaloa state, Mexico. Geographically, Picachos overlaps part of the western foothills of the Sierra Madre Occidental (SMO). Picachos can be accessed from Mazatlán by state highway and paved road to the town of Cacalotán, and then by country road into the Property. Total driving distance is approximately 111 road-kilometres over a period of four hours. Mine workings are accessed by approximately 20 kilometres of roads internal to the Property.

The Company has not undertaken any independent investigation of the historical information contained in this press release nor has it independently analyzed the results of the previous exploration work in order to verify the accuracy of the information. The Company believes that the historical results and other information contained in this press release are relevant to continuing exploration on the Property.

Qualified Person

Technical information in this press release has been reviewed by Michelle Robinson, MASc., P.Eng., a Qualified Person (“QP”) as defined by NI-43-101.  The analytical methods used for rock chip channel samples and SGM as well as Company stream sediment samples are discussed in detail at the end of the Company’s press release dated September 14, 2020.  It is the QP’s opinion that the results disclosed in this press release are reliable. 

About Brigadier Gold Limited

Brigadier was formed to leverage the next major bull market in the natural resource sector, particularly precious metals. Our mandate is to acquire undervalued and overlooked projects with demonstrable potential for advancement.

Led by a management team with decades of experience in mineral exploration and capital markets development, we are focused on advanced exploration opportunities in politically stable jurisdictions.

For further information, please contact:  

Brigadier Gold Limited

www.brigadiergold.ca 

Ranjeet Sundher, Chief Executive Officer

corporate@brigadiergold.ca  

Leah Hodges, Corporate Secretary

(604) 377-0403

Reader Advisory

This news release may contain statements which constitute “forward-looking information”, including statements regarding the plans, intentions, beliefs and current expectations of the Company, its directors, or its officers with respect to the future business activities of the Company. The words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions, as they relate to the Company, or its management, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future business activities and involve risks and uncertainties, and that the Company’s future business activities may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, fluctuations in market prices, successes of the operations of the Company, continued availability of capital and financing and general economic, market or business conditions. There can be no assurances that such information will prove accurate and, therefore, readers are advised to rely on their own evaluation of such uncertainties. The Company does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking information except as required under the applicable securities laws.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.