Brigadier Intercepts 9.49 g/t Gold and 24 g/t Silver Across 3 Metres at Picachos

Drilling and Surface Sampling Results Indicate Primary Vein System Contains Over 7 Kilometres of Robust Mineralization.

Drill Assay Results from Other Previously Untested Prospective Zones Expected During January.

Vancouver, British Columbia – January 19, 2021 – Brigadier Gold Limited (the “Company” or “Brigadier”) (TSXV: BRG|FSE: B7LM|USA: BGADF) is pleased to provide additional diamond drill and surface sampling results from ongoing phase one exploration at its Picachos gold-silver project, Sinaloa Mexico (the “Picachos Project” or the “Property”). Brigadier has completed 3085 metres of diamond drilling in 28 holes on the Picachos Project.  Assays are now available for 20 holes (Table 1), and samples from the remaining holes are in-progress at SGS Laboratory in Durango.

Drilling highlights include:

  • 9.49 g/t Au and 24 g/t Ag across 3 m (88 to 91 m) in DH-BRG-008
  • 6.24 g/t Au and 79 g/t Ag across 3 m (122.5 to 125.5 m) in DH-BRG-009
  • 7.03 g/t Au and 110 g/t Ag across 3.5 m (137.5 to 141 m) in DH-BRG-012
  • 6.75 g/t Au and 44 g/t Ag across 2.5 m (108.5 to 111 m) in DH-BRG-014

Geologist and Qualified Person Michelle Robinson comments “I am really pleased with our results so far from San Agustín.  The structure is persistent and strongly mineralized.  Although our sampling with a diamond drill is not perfect due to the challenging sub-surface conditions, it definitely indicates a robust gold-bearing vein of substantial width and strike length of over seven kilometers. I look forward to expanding the depth and strike length in 2021, as well as continuing the exploration of the rest of the CVS (Colomeca Vein System), particularly in the central Cocolmeca area where a swarm of northwesterly trending veins intersects the east-north-easterly trending Cocolmeca Vein System.”

Ranjeet Sundher, President and CEO, also comments “We are impressed with the speed in which Michelle and her team is de-risking the Picachos Project and increasingly demonstrating its regional scale potential.  With just a small portion of the asset explored to date, I’m looking forward to keeping shareholders abreast as we aggressively move forward to further define the Colomeca Vein System while also commencing examination of the large copper-molybdenum porphyry target located on the northern part of the Property.”

Of the 28 holes drilled to date, fourteen (1704.28 metres) were drilled to test the San Agustín Vein, 10 holes (1029 metres) tested surface exploration targets defined by trenching, 2 holes (168.5 metres) tested under the historic San Antoñio Mine and one hole tested under the historic La Gloria Mine.  San Agustín and San Antoñio represent two gold-rich, polymetallic mineral chutes about 2.5 kilometres apart on Brigadier’s regional-scale Cocolmeca Vein System (CVS), and La Gloria historically produced gold from a northwesterly trending vein roughly orthogonal to the CVS.  The CVS has been defined at varying levels of certainty along the east-northeasterly trending diagonal of the Picachos Project for more than seven kilometres.  Six surface rock chip-channel results that help define the location of the CVS include:

  1. 4.89 g/t Au and 67 g/t Ag across 5 metres (trench BRG-104705) from San Agustín (PR dated 24 November 2020)
  2. 1.85 g/t Au and 4 g/t Ag across 10 metres (trench BRG-120920) at Los Tejones prospect pits, centered 1 kilometre northeast of San Agustín
  3. 347 g/t Ag, 0.1 g/t Au and 5.2% Cu across 1.0 metres (historic trench MTA-15953) at Guayabo, 2.4 kilometres northeast of San Agustín
  4. 44.09 g/t Au and 47 g/t Ag across 0.8 metres (historic trench MTA-19856) at San Antoñio, 2.5 kilometres northeast of San Agustín
  5. 5.25 g/t Au and 74 g/t Ag across 1.2 metres (trench BRG-27012) from the road to La Botica, 3.7 kilometres from San Agustín
  6. 1.9 g/t Au and 98 g/t Ag across 1.6 metres (trench BRG-25220) from El Pino, 5.8 kilometres    northeast of San Agustín (PR dated 14 September 2020)

Figure 1. Overview map of surface results 1 to 6 (above) on the surface trace of the CVS, highlighted in yellow. Locations of 2020 diamond drill sites are marked in black circles labeled DH.  Holes 26 and 27 are below trench site 4 (MTA-19856). The Picachos Project boundary is in navy blue. The internal concession that is held by a subsidiary of Fresñillo PLC is marked in grey.  The yellow CVS dips northwesterly, into the center of the Property.

During the Fall of 2020, the Company primarily explored the down-dip potential of the southwestern most segment of the CVS that was historically exploited by Minas de Picacho from San Agustín Adit Level 646 in the 1990’s.  Three fences of holes were drilled up to 130 metres north of this adit, and three fences were drilled up to 90 metres south of Level 646. Overall, a strike length of about 210 metres was tested.  Most mineral intercepts were located between 650 and 550 metres elevation. The deepest test was in DH-BRG-007 at 530 m elevation or 200 metres below topography.

Geologically, the mineralization is located at the faulted and sheared contact between metamorphosed, thickly laminated, sulfide-rich argillite of deep marine origin and porphyritic intermediate continental volcanic rocks correlated to the Tarahumara Formation.  Fault damage on this regional-scale geological terrane boundary is profound with shearing and quartz veining evident at several locations in the hanging wall to the San Agustín Vein.  On Figure 3, a preliminary interpretation of what this veining might look like is shown in the rose color in the Picachos Project fault block.  Some results from quartz veins and veinlets in the hanging wall to the San Agustín Vein are:

  • 2.71 g/t Au and 24 g/t Ag across 2 m (54 to 56 m) in DH-BRG-003
  • 0.6 g/t Au and 34 g/t Ag across 2 m (52 to 54 m) in DH-BRG-005
  • 0.73 g/t Au and 27 g/t Ag across 4 m (51 to 55 m) in DH-BRG-014

Figure 2. Long section of the San Agustín Vein, looking west northwesterly, showing principal results from diamond drilling, underground and surface sampling completed by the Company in the fall of 2020.  This section displays data from 12.5 meters in front of and behind the plane of the page.


Figure 3. Level Plan of the San Agustín Vein.  All 14 diamond drill holes intercepted gold-rich polymetallic mineralization at the faulted contact between metamorphic argillite of submarine origin (blue) and altered continental volcanic rocks correlated to the Tarahumara Formation (greens).  In the hanging wall (Picachos Project fault block), there are several quartz veins and veinlets hosted in the argillite.  In rose, a possible interpretation for some of the hanging wall intercepts is shown. 

At Los Tejones, encouraging results of 1.85 g/t Au were cut across 10 meters in a surface trench (BRG-120920). About 50 meters to the northeast, a second trench cut 1 meter of 428 g/t Ag (BRG-119913).  Rock discovered by both trenches was deeply weathered and structures controlling the   mineralization were mostly not obvious.  Drill testing under these anomalies returned anomalous base metals but subdued precious metals (DH-BRG-015 to 20).  Geologically, disseminated and stockwork mineralization occurs at the faulted contact between magnetic andesitic volcanics that might be Jurassic in age, and intermediate volcanic rocks correlated to the Tarahumara Formation.    

Results from other surface trenches include:

  • 2.09 g/t Au and 170 g/t Ag across 1.2 m from the Casimiro Vein (BRG-27024)
  • 8.84 g/t Au, 36 g/t Ag and 1.6% Pb across 2 m from El Roque Vein (BRG-120828)
  • 5.25 g/t Au, 74 g/t Ag and 1.7% Cu across 1.2 m from La Cocolmeca Vein (BRG-27012)

Table 1. List of results from drill holes and trenches completed by the Company in the fall of 2020.

From (m)To (m)Core or Trench Width (m)Estimated True Width (m)Gold (g/t)Silver (g/t)Copper (ppm)Lead (ppm)Zinc (ppm)Area
Drill Hole
DH-BRG-00143441unk0.6125166387598
DH-BRG-001758275.27.455132118963373San Agustín
including75.5782.51.920.586864846827853
including767710.845.63821436986616800
DH-BRG-00246471unk1.3322112212572
DH-BRG-0029397.54.53.42.895028813501274San Agustín
including939521.56.125236319771133
DH-BRG-00354562unk2.7124162589875
DH-BRG-00366682unk0.16271584691176
DH-BRG-00378.5790.5unk0.1920290753495
DH-BRG-003123125.52.51.50.2424181858741San Agustín
DH-BRG-00440411unk0.80241264401753
DH-BRG-0046374.511.591.04441827201576San Agustín
including63.564.510.89.638940515673770
DH-BRG-00552542unk0.60342696052492
DH-BRG-00565661unk4.8717145364572
DH-BRG-005102.5107.5541.955237415432109San Agustín
including103.5104.510.87.6769114144745718
DH-BRG-00693941unk0.7556188268293
DH-BRG-006102.51129.57.30.48193158351891San Agustín
including102.51030.50.44.871153434152755
DH-BRG-007137.5140.531.61.402053217552987San Agustín
including138138.50.50.37.58221848371059
DH-BRG-008849915112.94162468091650San Agustín
including889132.29.492453516843199
DH-BRG-009122.513714.551.5518130622602531San Agustín
including122.5125.531.16.2479586395349428
DH-BRG-01081.5864.53.31.201434011241825San Agustín
including8284.52.51.91.991743312952732
DH-BRG-011120.5133.51370.591529810961895San Agustín
including12112210.61.833377727325903
including128.51301.50.92.221758318053279
DH-BRG-012137.51468.563.055214641007118529San Agustín
including137.51413.53.17.0311032632235242177
DH-BRG-01326271unk0.7122103146581
DH-BRG-013536074.91.9336140424973San Agustín
including576032.16.078535211402618
DH-BRG-01451554unk0.7327823411398
DH-BRG-01477.5780.5unk1.34510244104
DH-BRG-0148585.50.5unk0.44221293601031
DH-BRG-014108.512819.511.51.35262035771226San Agustín
including108.51112.52.16.754426511842923
DH-BRG-0157980.51.5unk0.0912121762215359Los Tejones
DH-BRG-0161211221unk0.01529925933977Los Tejones
DH-BRG-01711012010unk0.33148386849Los Tejones
DH-BRG-01888891unk0.4216110261077Los Tejones
DH-BRG-01939456unk0.341292461Los Tejones
DH-BRG-020557318unk0.011408531266Los Tejones
Trench
BRG-93958310770.3953167608963San Agustín Surface
BRG-12060401.51.51.57.5311330612623005San Agustín (Mojonera 20 m depth)
including0.70.90.20.239.3712574435617509
BRG-12060101.551.551.5515.4910954620164906San Agustín (Mojonera 23 m depth)
including0.50.850.350.3566.36991670674411000
BRG-2701000.60.60.645.8518716081182212465San Agustín (Mojonera 20 m depth)
including00.10.10.12.8253654124770032800
including0.10.60.50.554.4611784746468398
BRG-12061302224.113928416552733San Agustín Carrito
including01118.026344630254680
BRG-939763132113.21184134162623800San Agustín Surface
BRG-10470505554.8967126539266125San Agustín Surface (Don Genardo Trench)
including12119.854483423925594
BRG-119913183921unk0.0936323401877Los Tejones
including19201unk0.12428116843895
BRG-120920316534unk0.653280291711Los Tejones
including374710unk1.854316211525
including43441unk6.456185105397
BRG-120910594unk0.90109275691678Los Tejones
BRG-12075504.44.44.40.202325345829567Los Tejones
BRG-119749113221unk0.021101183516Los Tejones
BRG-11983602121unk0.0847881854305Los Tejones
including066unk0.24920116003344
BRG-12253601616unk1.1062272346683Roque
including682unk8.8436897160001479
BRG-12253631934122unkDL183486947
BRG-12079606630.4733109636511448Casimiro
including3410.52.171373751176002031
BRG-2702401.21.21.22.091706668143003375Casimiro
BRG-12084101212unk0.32485294190259Mochomos
including9112unk1.4716615000434427
BRG-12082804441.20478024082006Roque?
including01113.50103715806506
BRG-2701212.21.21.25.2574170004585983La Cocolmeca
BRG-12269419227482unkDL8183210148
including25025221.80.2526519787105692Casimiro
BRG-1228710133133unk0.10182364383
including682unk1.34187.4151239
including36382unk1.2421411858359Roque?
including728614unk0.281114912846

The Picachos Project land package was methodically assembled by Michelle Robinson (MASc., P.Eng., Geologist, 43-101 QP) over 10 years ago.  Michelle is a respected industry veteran who has worked in Mexico for over 20-years with a number of major mining companies. She has authored over 20 technical reports and published several papers for the Society of Economic Geologists.  Michelle and her team are executing on our 5,000-metre diamond drill program – the first ever on this project

The Picachos Project’s location, situated 25 kilometres equidistant from two recent bonanza grade discoveries of Vizsla Resources and GR Silver and along the same mineralized trend, positions Picachos Project as a truly exciting opportunity for Brigadier and our shareholders.

The 3,954 hectare Picachos Project is centered over the historic “Viva Zapata” National Mineral Reserve, Sinaloa, Mexico.  It overlaps two mineralized systems, a porphyry copper-molybdenum system hosted by a Paleocene granite-granodiorite intrusive complex, and a gold-silver vein complex comprised of both east-northeasterly trending veins (La Cocolmeca Vein System) and northwesterly trending veins (El Placer System).  Sericitic alteration related to the porphyry system has been mapped over the northwestern two-thirds of the Property.  Quartz-biotite veinlets with chalcopyrite and bornite occur in the central part of this broad zone of sericitic alteration and imply the presence of a significant porphyry system at depth.  La Colcomeca Vein system has been mapped from San Agustín Underground Gold Mine in the southwestern part of the Property to El Pino seven kilometres to the northeast.  In the central part of the Property, the best exposure of the northwesterly trending system occurs between La Gloria Underground Gold Mine and the Urrea Gold Mines, located 630 metres southwest of La Gloria.  In this area, other northwesterly trending veins between these veins include Paldodismo, Colorin, Salvador, Trompetas and Mangos.  On the eastern part of the Property, Tatemales and La Botica define a four kilometre long trend. 

The growing inventory of priority drill targets underscore the untapped potential of this particular region of Sierra Madre Occidental epithermal belt.

Please visit our website to learn more about Brigadier Gold.

National Instrument 43-101 Disclosure

The technical information in this press release has been reviewed by Michelle Robinson, MASc., P.Eng., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”). Core and sample handling procedures are documented in the Company’s press release dated October 22, 2020. Standard pulps, field duplicates, pulp duplicates and blanks are inserted into the sample stream. The samples were analyzed by SGS Laboratories in Durango using fire-assay methods for gold, and ICP methods with a 4-acid digestion for silver and base metals. SGS is an accredited laboratory. It is the QP’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 Provides Update on Exploration at Picachos

Current Program to Include Drilling of Prospective Copper Targets

Vancouver, British Columbia – December 9, 2020 – Brigadier Gold Limited (the “Company” or “Brigadier”) (TSXV: BRG|FSE: B7LM|USA: BGADF) is pleased to provide the following progress update from its President and CEO Ranjeet Sundher, reviewing exploration activities to date on its Picachos Project, Sinaloa, Mexico.

 “Since commencing exploration and diamond drilling activities at Picachos in August, we’ve identified several high priority targets for follow up work and have gained a significant understanding of the mineralized gold – silver vein, and copper – molybdenum porphyry systems traversing the property. As we await further assays from the ongoing 40 hole, 5,000 metre drill program, targeting veins below and surrounding the historic San Agustin gold mine, we are excited to move into 2021 with a solid blueprint to advance Picachos. I’m proud of our team’s accomplishments to date in such a short period of time and look forward to keeping shareholders abreast of progress.

The Picachos land package was methodically assembled by Michelle Robinson (MASc., P.Eng., Geologist, 43-101 QP) over 10 years ago.  Michelle is a respected industry veteran who has worked in Mexico for over 20-years with a number of major mining companies. She has authored over 20 technical reports and published several papers for the Society of Economic Geologists.  Michelle and her team are executing on our 5,000-meter diamond drill program – the first ever on this project

Progress made by Brigadier since concluding the formal Agreement for the Property in August of 2020 includes:

  • Establishing our partnership with the Ejido of Picachos in developing the mineral potential of their land.
  • Repairs and upgrades to the historic road network used to access the Property and mine workings.
  • Repairs and upgrades to the water systems that supply the drill and camps. 
  • Installation of the driller’s camp in the pueblo of Picachos.
  • Construction of a core-processing lab complete with microscope and benchtop Niton XRF analyzer.
  • Development of integrated data systems for efficient evaluation of drill hole and surface data.
  • Diamond drill testing of the southwestern portion of the Cocolmeca Vein system, mainly downdip of the historic San Agustín Gold Mine.
  • Discovery of several new veins by trenching under historic soil geochemical anomalies in the central part of the Property.

Early drill results indicate strong gold mineralization at San Agustin, specifically, Hole DH-BRG-001 intercepted 7 metres of 7.45 grams per tonne (g/t) gold (Au) gold and 51 g/t silver (Ag) down-hole (estimated true width of 5.2 metres), approximately 105 metres below surface, and 40 metres below historic extraction level 646 at the San Agustín mine. This hole supports the thesis that San Agustín is a gold-bearing structure of significant width that merits further exploration to develop its commercial gold potential. Sample BRG-104705, cut across a surface outcrop of the San Agustín Vein 200 metres northeast of DH-BRG-001, yielded a similar result of 4.89 g/t Au and 67 g/t Ag across a true width of 5 metres. Approximately 1 kilometre east-northeast of San Agustin, Brigadier trenched 10 metres of 1.85 g/t Au and 4 g/t Ag across the Tejones prospect pits.  These are on the same structure along-strike from San Agustín.

In the central part of the Property, about 1.2 kilometres north-northeast of San Agustin Mine, Brigadier trenched 16 metres of 1.1 g/t Au, 6 g/t Ag and 0.2% lead (Pb) (BRG-122536) across the northeasterly trending Roque Vein.  This result includes 2 metres of 8.84 g/t Au, 36 g/t Ag and 1.6% Pb.  Trenching is on-going to better define the orientation and mineral potential of this potentially important vein prior to drilling.  Analytical results from other newly discovered veins are in-progress at SGS Laboratories in Durango.

Surface due-diligence sampling of the porphyry copper-molybdenum occurrence has returned values of 0.32 g/t Au, 48 g/t Ag, 0.53% Cu, 15 ppm Mo, 16 ppm tungsten (W) and 140 ppm bismuth across 12 metres (BRG-120841) near the pueblo of Picachos. From the northern part of the Property, results of >2000 ppm Mo, 284 ppm Cu, > 100 ppm W and 0.2% Pb across 4 metres were returned from historic rock chip channel sample WSR-176. This is a much larger target more than 4 square kilometres in size that will require substantial work such as surface trenching, diamond drilling and geophysical surveys. 

The project’s location, situated 25 kilometres equidistant from two recent bonanza grade discoveries of Vizsla Resources and GR Silver and along the same mineralized trend, positions Picachos as a truly exciting opportunity for Brigadier Gold and our shareholders.

The 3,954 hectare Picachos Property is centered over the historic “Viva Zapata” National Mineral Reserve, Sinaloa, Mexico.  It overlaps two mineralized systems, a porphyry copper-molybdenum system hosted by a Paleocene granite-granodiorite intrusive complex, and a gold-silver vein complex comprised of both east-northeasterly trending veins (La Cocolmeca Vein System) and northwesterly trending veins (El Placer System).  Sericitic alteration related to the porphyry system has been mapped over the northwestern two-thirds of the Property.  Quartz-biotite veinlets with chalcopyrite and bornite occur in the central part of this broad zone of sericitic alteration and imply the presence of a significant porphyry system at depth.  La Colcomeca Vein system has been mapped from San Agustín Underground Gold Mine in the southwestern part of the Property to El Pino seven kilometres to the northeast.  In the central part of the Property, the best exposure of the northwesterly trending system occurs between La Gloria Underground Gold Mine and the Urrea Gold Mines, located 630 metres southwest of La Gloria.  In this area, other northwesterly trending veins between these veins include Paldodismo, Colorin, Salvador, Trompetas and Mangos.  On the eastern part of the Property, Tatemales and La Botica define a four kilometre long trend.  The growing inventory of priority drill targets within the 7km mapped La Colcomeca Vein System, as well as the underexplored copper molybdenum system, underscore the untapped potential of this particular region of Sierra Madre Occidental epithermal belt.

As the drilling program unfolds and other exploration efforts continue across Picachos additional updates will be made public. 

Please visit our website to learn more about Brigadier Gold.”

National Instrument 43-101 Disclosure

The technical information in this press release has been reviewed by Michelle Robinson, MASc., P.Eng., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”). Core and sample handling procedures are documented in the Company’s press release dated October 22, 2020. Standard pulps, field duplicates, pulp duplicates and blanks are inserted into the sample stream. The samples were analyzed by SGS Laboratories in Durango using fire-assay methods for gold, and ICP methods with a 4-acid digestion for silver and base metals. SGS is an accredited laboratory. It is the QP’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

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.

Brigadier Intercepts 46 grams of gold per tonne over 1 metre in first ever diamond drill hole at Picachos

Trench Sampling returns 15.5 grams gold per tonne over 1.6 metres at San Agustin Vein

Vancouver, British Columbia – November 24, 2020 – Brigadier Gold Limited (the “Company” or “Brigadier”) (TSXV: BRG, OTC: BGADF, FSE: B7LM) is pleased to announce assay results for the first three diamond drill holes (“DH-BRG-001, 002 and 003”) of a 5000 metre, 40-hole program at its Picachos Property, El Rosario, Sinaloa Mexico(“Picachos”). In addition, assays have been received for surface rock-chip channel samples (trenches) across the San Agustin Vein.

The drill program is currently active on hole number 18 having completed approximately 2158 total metres. The first 14 holes of the program tested approximately 225 meters of strike length in the San Agustin vein, with holes with 15 – 18 now testing Los Tejones, approximately 1 kilometre northeast of San Agustin on the same regional east-northeast trending Cocolmeca shear zone. A steady flow of samples continues to be shipped to SGS Labs in Durango with additional assays expected imminently.

“I’m pleased that the vision I had when assembling this project over many years is starting to take shape,” said Michelle Robinson, Picachos Chief Geologist. “As good as the assays were in BRG-001 the drill appears to have cut through old underground workings reducing the potential reported overall width of mineralized material. With 40-holes and 5000 metres of drilling in this program, I’m confident we will continue to add significant value to the project”. 

The 3,954 hectare Picachos Gold-Silver Property is centered over the historic “Viva Zapata” National Mineral Reserve, Sinaloa, Mexico, approximately 4 hours by road from the city of Mazatlan. Picachos features over 160 historic mines and workings, and at least 46 veins including San Agustin.

“We are very encouraged with the early success of the inaugural diamond drill program at Picachos,” remarked Ranjeet Sunder, President and CEO of Brigadier Gold. “To confirm high grade gold mineralization in a vein system totaling 8 kilometres in length, within a property that hosts multiple of these systems is exciting and points to further discovery potential within the project. Given Michelle’s intimate knowledge of Picachos, combined with a robust historical data set, we are confident that the prospective targets we have chosen will continue to yield strong results”.

All of the first three diamond drill holes intercepted the mineralized fault contact between thickly laminated graphitic and pyritic argillite in the hangingwall and intermediate pyroclastic rocks correlated to the Tarahumara Formation in the footwall. Mineralized portions of the fault are brecciated, and higher precious metal grades are evident in cockade quartz breccias and crustiform quartz veinlets that occur both in argillite and in the volcanic rocks. Collectively, these holes tested up to 170 metres below surface.  All results are reported in Table 1, below. The objective of this fence of holes was to tightly constrain the orientation of the structure for exploration along-strike and down-dip outside the immediate mine area. 

Prior to drilling, Brigadier completed due-diligence surface and underground rock chip channel sampling on exposed parts of the San Agustin Vein. On surface, the contact between the volcanic and metamorphic rocks is sheared and leached due to weathering, nonetheless, anomalous values of 0.39 g/t Au and 53 g/t Ag across 7 metres were determined for trench BRG-93958, and clearly imply the presence of a major structure below surface. Similarly, values of 3.21 g/t Au and 184 g/t Ag across 1 metre were assayed for BRG-93976, located 150 metres northeast of BRG-93958. Underground, approximately 15 metres north of BRG-93958, chip-channel sample line BRG-120604 was cut 20 metres below surface from a historically mined surface shaft (Pozo Mojonera) and contains 7.53 g/t Au and 113 g/t Ag across 1.5 metres. A second underground sample line, BRG-120601, was cut from 23 metres below surface. This result was 15.49 g/t Au and 109 g/t Ag across 1.55 metres. The central portion of this sample line contained the most gold, with values of 66.36 g/t Au and 99 g/t Ag across the central 0.35 metres. Finally, approximately 220 metres northeast of Pozo Mojonera, there is a surface trench that follows the San Agustin Vein for approximately 20 metres. A series of 1 metre wide chip-channel samples across the face of the trench yielded an average result of 4.89 g/t gold and 67 g/t Ag across 5 metres in trench BRG-104705.   

Table 1

National Instrument 43-101 Disclosure

The technical information in this press release has been reviewed by Michelle Robinson, MASc., P.Eng., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”). Core and sample handling procedures are documented in the Company’s press release dated October 22, 2020. Standard pulps, field duplicates, pulp duplicates and blanks are inserted into the sample stream. The samples were analyzed by SGS Laboratories in Durango using fire-assay methods for gold, and ICP methods with a 4 acid digestion for silver and base metals. SGS is an accredited laboratory. 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

Reader Advisory

This press 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.

Brigadier Steps-Out 23 Metres and Drills Two More Holes Intersecting Vein Hosting High-Grade Historical Gold Mine

Vancouver, British Columbia – November 2, 2020 – Brigadier Gold Limited (the “Company” or “Brigadier”) (TSXV: BRG, FSE: B7LM, USA: BGADF) is pleased to announce that the first five diamond core drill holes of a 5000 metre, 40-hole program at its Picachos Property (“Picachos”) have intersected the San Agustín vein up to 180 metres below surface.  Core from holes BRG-001 to BRG-005 has been received by SGS Labs in Durango.  Assays will be made public upon completion of the analytical work.

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).

Holes BRG-004 and BRG-005 are collared below the southwestern part of a historic exploration drift accessed from the El Carrito Adit. Underground rock-chip channel sample BRG-120613 from this drift yielded an SGS lab result of 8.02 g/t gold, 63 g/t silver, 446 ppm Cu, 0.3% Pb and 0.5% Zn across 1 metre.  Historic underground rock-chip channel sample MCA-29887 from extraction Level 646 contained 125.52 g/t Au and 76 g/t Ag across 1.5 metres. Drill hole BRG-004 is angled at -46 degrees towards the southeast (azimuth 112 degrees) and tested the San Agustin Vein 16 metres below MCA-29887. Anomalous silver that is expected to correlate with gold was identified using a Niton FXL benchtop XRF analyzer at several locations in the hole. The XRF silver anomaly associated with the San Agustin Vein peaks at 86 ppm Ag and occurs between 63 and 76 metres down-hole in BRG-004.  

Drill hole BRG-005 is angled at -70 degrees towards the southeast (azimuth 114 degrees). It tested the San Agustin Vein 51 metres below the intercept of BRG-004. The XRF silver anomaly associated with the San Agustin Vein peaks at 68 ppm Ag and occurs between 92 and 115 metres down-hole in BRG-005. The upper part of this silver anomaly is associated with quartz-specularite veining in argillite. The lower part is located at the contact of argillite in the hanging wall, and porphyritic ignimbrite correlated to the Tarahumara Formation in the footwall. This contact is faulted and mineralized with precious metal bearing microcrystalline and crustiform quartz. Panned pulp samples from both quartz-specularite and microcrystalline quartz veinlets show gold.

Cross-Section of San Agustin Vein.  Sample pulps cut every metre or half metre along the core axis were analyzed in the field using a Niton FXL benchtop XRF analyzer for metals and major elements. Rock chip-channel sample line BRG-120613 is 7 metres northeast of (behind) this cross section.

Appointment of Officer

The Company is pleased to announce that Mr. Steve Vanry has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Company.

Mr. Vanry has 25-years professional experience in senior management positions with public and private companies, providing expertise in capital markets, strategic planning, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, accounting and financial reporting. His breadth of experience spans various industries, including; mining, oil and gas, renewable energy, high-technology and manufacturing. Mr. Vanry regularly consults for other listed companies in the role of director and/or senior executive. Mr. Vanry holds the right to use the Chartered Finance Analyst (CFA) and Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) designations and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Vancouver Society of Financial Analysts. Mr. Vanry’s appointment is subject to approval by the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange“).

In connection with Mr. Vanry’s appointment, subject to approval by the Exchange, Mr. Vanry is entitled to receive, in addition to his salary, a signing bonus payable by the issuance of 600,000 common shares in the capital of the Company (the “Common Shares”). The Common Shares would be subject to a hold period expiring four months and one day from the date of issuance. 

National Instrument 43-101 Disclosure

The technical content of this press 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 documented in the Company’s press release dated October 21, 2020.  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

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.

Brigadier’s Drilling at Picachos Proves up to 5-Metre-width and 170 Metres Down-Dip Extension in Vein Hosting High-Grade Historical Gold Mine

Vancouver, British Columbia – October 27, 2020 – Brigadier Gold Limited (the “Company” or “Brigadier”) (TSXV: BRG, FSE: B7LM, USA: BGADF) is pleased to announce that the first three diamond drill holes of a 5000 metre, 40-hole program at its Picachos Property (“Picachos”) have intersected the San Agustín vein up to 125 metres below the historic Nuevo Carrito adit.  Core from holes BRG-001 and 002 has been received by SGS Labs in Durango and core from BRG-003 will be picked up by SGS this week.  Assays will be made public upon completion of the analytical work.

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).

Ranjeet Sundher, President and CEO, comments, “Michelle Robinson and her team on the ground at Picachos have delivered promising early results indicating that the vein which hosts the historic high grade San Agustin gold mine may be of material width and vertical continuity.  The projects first ever diamond core drill program is playing a substantial role in assisting the Company to better understand the geology and structure of the four vein systems we are targeting, while uncovering important details previously unknown to historical operators.”

BRG-001 is collared at the El Carrito Adit. El Carrito is oriented easterly (azimuth 110 degrees) at an elevation of about 673 metres and cross-cuts argillite in the hangingwall of the San Agustín Vein. Elevated values of gold and silver occur in the adit between 49 and 51.5 metres where results of 2.59 g/t Au and 22 g/t Ag across 2.5 metres were previously 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. Core recovery was as low as 70% between 70 and 75 metres down hole. Quartz-carbonate veining was intercepted between 75 and 82 metres down hole.  From the cross-section presented below, it appears that BRG-001 cut through underground workings just above HBM-73175 and about 10 metres below historical sample line MCA-20569 which sample line returned XRF values of 94 ppm silver, 0.3% copper, 0.4% lead and 2% zinc across 1.6 metres.  Approximately 15 metres above sample line MCA-20569, historical sample line MCA-25881 had a lab assay result of 29.5 g/t gold, 83 g/t silver, 0.1% copper, 0.5% lead, and 0.6% zinc across approximately 2.6 metres (see cross-section below).

BRG-002 is collared at the same location as BRG-001 and is angled -66 degrees under BRG-001. BRG-002 intercepted quartz-carbonate veining between 93 and 103 metres down hole, approximately 25 metres down-dip of BRG-001 and is believed to be well-under all of the underground workings.  Similarly, BRG-003 is drilled under BRG-002 at a dip of -75 degrees. BRG-003 intercepted quartz-carbonate veining between 123 and 130 metres down-hole, approximately 40 metres down-dip of the intercept of BRG-002.  Collectively, these historical and new drill hole intercepts have defined the San Agustin vein for more than 170 metres down-dip from surface.

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

National Instrument 43-101 Disclosure

The technical content of this press 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 documented in the Company’s press release dated October 21, 2020.  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

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.

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

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.

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.

Brigadier Commences Diamond Drilling Program at Gold-Silver Picachos Property, With First Phase Focusing on Past Producing San Agustín High Grade Mine

Vancouver, British Columbia – September 28, 2020 – Brigadier Gold Limited (the “Company” or “Brigadier”) (TSXV: BRG, FSE: B7LM) is pleased to announce the first ever diamond drill program is underway at the Company’s recently acquired 3,954 hectare Picachos Gold-Silver Property (“Picachos”), centered over the historic “Viva Zapata” National Mineral Reserve, Sinaloa, Mexico. The drill program is planned for a minimum 5000 metres (m) in approximately 40 holes targeting four high-grade gold-silver veins.

Drill Targets:

  • San Agustín mine: underground channel sampling by prior operator returned 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).
  • Mochomos vein: historic rock chip-channel sample 26409 yielded a result of 18.5 g/t Au and 570 g/t Ag across approximately 0.5 m.   
  • Los Tejones vein with values of 28.6 g/t Au, and 114 g/t Ag across approximately a meter (historic rock chip-channel sample 17873).
  • Fermin vein with values of 268 ppm Ag and 0.3 g/t Au across 1 m.

Ranjeet Sundher, CEO, remarks “Brigadier’s multi-talented team has raised $4.2 million and advanced the Picachos property from acquisition to drilling in a relatively short period of time and we look forward to keeping our shareholders updated as drill assay results are received. We are fortunate that Brigadier’s core leadership now includes Michelle Robinson who together with her team, residing in Sinaloa, are intimately familiar with Picachos, the local community, and how to shape a sustainable and beneficial presence in the region.”

The Company’s focus is proving the depth, strike length and continuity of the 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. The center of the 2020 exploration campaign will be the past-producing San Agustín Mine which has exploited one of the ore chutes of the major east-northeasterly trending Cocolmeca Vein System (introduced in Company press-release dated 6 July 2020).  In detail, the Cocolmeca Vein system is comprised of several sub-parallel veins over a 1.5 kilometre (km) wide zone marked in blue on the map, below.  San Agustín is the best understood of these veins, mainly because it has been historically exposed underground by approximately 670 line-metres of tunnels, stopes and shafts.  Geologically, it appears to be disrupted by the NW trending Genardo Fault. On the northeast side of the fault, the Tejones veins might correlate to San Agustín.  Collectively, this first round of drilling is designed to test approximately 1 km of vein strike between the past-producing San Agustín Mine and the Tejones Prospects.

Figure 1. Map of the San Agustín Mine area. Results on the Map are tabulated below.

Table 1. Summary results of historic rock chip-channel samples. Samples marked * have only XRF scans of homogenized pulp.

Vein SystemHistoric ResultWidth (m)Sample(s)
Tejones28.6 g/t Au and 114 g/t Ag117873
Tejones1.7 g/t Au and 16 g/t Ag617874
Tejones145 ppm Ag*623255
Tejones82 ppm Ag and 2967 ppm Pb*425876
Tejones2.8 g/t Au327350
San Agustín32.3 g/t Au and 110 g/t Ag1.529883
San Agustín3.4 g/t Au and 69 g/t Ag2.5MX259
San Agustín0.3 g/t Au, 22 g/t Ag1MX258
San Agustín0.8 g/t Au and 26 g/t Ag2105024 and 105025
San Agustín20.1 g/t Au, 42.1 g/t Ag1.8MX288
San Agustín184.9 g/t Au, 61 g/t Ag1.2HBM73175
San Agustín3.2 g/t Au and 27 g/t Ag1.56354-55 and 6450
San Agustín121.7 g/t Au and 71 g/t Ag1.329887, 14-014
San Agustín25.6 g/t Au, 87 g/t Ag0.8105023
San Agustín60.7 g/t Au and 148 g/t Ag0.8105021
San Agustín33.4 g/t Au and 144 g/t Ag0.8105022
San Agustín0.2 g/t Au and 67 g/t Ag1.524155
Fermin115 ppm Ag, 2.1% Cu, 0.8% Pb and 0.5% Zn*223251
Fermin0.3 g/t Au, 268 ppm Ag, 0.4% Cu, 0.6% Pb, 0.5% Zn132498
Fermin236 ppm Ag, 0.4% Cu, 0.2% Pb, 0.1% Zn*325789
Fermin194 ppm Ag, 1.6% Cu, 1.1% Pb, 0.4% Zn*423497 and 25788
Mochomos2.8 g/t Au and 86 g/t Ag2.127352, 19066, 19067
Mochomos18.5 g/t Au and 570 g/t Ag0.526409
Mochomos171 ppm Ag*123108

Phase 1 is anticipated to total 5170 m of PQ/HQ diamond drilling in 41 drill holes as well as approximately 3 line-kilometres of trenching across several historic sample sites to systematically sample the anomalies identified by the historic work and formalize the drill targets. Most holes are planned at San Agustín and Los Tejones, with a few at Mochomos and other prospects. The drill holes will range from 90 m to 300 m in length.

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 kms 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.

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.

Historical underground and surface rock chip-channel samples were cut across oriented structures using a hammer and chisel. Approximately 5 kg of material was collected onto a drop-bag, then rolled and quartered.  Approximately 2 kg of roughly homogenized rock chips were collected in a double-plastic bag with the numbered tag facing outwards between the bags. Sample HBM-73175 was collected from a homogenous pile of mine muck taken from the bottom of JJV Slot in the San Agustin mine at the 601 m elevation by a geologist working for Hudbay Minerals in 2013. 

The samples were sent either to Acme’s preparation laboratory in Guadalajara, Jalisco, or to SGS Laboratories in Durango.  At either lab, the, the samples were crushed and split. A one kg split of each sample was pulverized to -200 mesh (R200-1000) For Acme, prepared pulps were sent to the North Vancouver lab for analysis using ICP-MS methods (code 1DX), whole-rock analyses (code 4A-4B) and fire assay methods using a gravimetric finish (code Group 6Gr).  For SGS, the samples were analyzed in Durango using ICP methods for base metals and silver, and fire assays with either an AA or gravimetric finish.  A few rocks marked * were analyzed using a Niton portable XRF analyzer to scan homogenized sample pulp.  It is the QP’s opinion that the geochemical results in Table 1are reliable prospecting information.

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.

Brigadier Adds to Inventory of Under-explored High Potential Gold-Silver Vein Targets at Picachos

Vancouver, British Columbia – September 14, 2020 – Brigadier Gold Limited (the “Company” or “Brigadier”) (TSXV: BRG, FSE: B7LM) is pleased to announce sampling results from Garabato and El Pino, two major vein systems in the northeastern part of the Picachos gold-silver Property, Sinaloa, Mexico (the “Picachos Property”).

The Picachos Property has never been diamond drill tested and boasts over 160 historic workings and mines, which are accessible by more than 20 km of roads internal to the property.

Recent and ongoing bonanza grade discoveries produced by neighbouring explorers to the north (Vizsla Resources) and south (GR Silver Mining) underscore the untapped potential of this particular region of Sierra Madre Occidental epithermal belt.

Ranjeet Sundher, President and CEO, remarks “Significant values include 160 g/t silver across 7 m at Garabato, and 21.3 g/t Au across 1 meter at El Pino.  Further work including trenching and soil sampling followed by drilling is clearly warranted.”

Mr. Sundher continues “Brigadier is preparing to initiate a maiden 5,000 metre drill program targeting the high grade historic San Agustin mine and surrounding prospects (see press release dated September 9, 2020) in order to better understand the depth, strike length and continuity of the veins. In addition to the high-grade San Agustin mine, the Picachos Property offers exceptional exploration potential, with over 160 historic mines and workings throughout the property.”

Garabato

The Garabato prospects are in headwaters of the Arroyo La Verdosa, about 1.7 kilometers west of El Pino in the northeastern part of the Picachos Property. This early exploration is limited to a few geological traverses, sparse rock chip-channel samples and a widely spaced soil geochemical grid (100 m * 100 m).  Mineralization is mainly in deeply oxidized quartz-sulfide veins with notable concentrations of silver, gold and sometimes copper.  Veins are oriented similarly to bedding, and some of the mineralization might be strata-bound on favorable bedding planes.  Highlights from in-situ rock chip-channel samples are summarized in Table 1 (locations 26 to 29).  The Garabato veins are co-incident with a polymetallic soil geochemical anomaly about 20 Ha in area.  Maximum values of 36 ppm silver, 366 ppm copper, 1049 ppm lead and 1184 ppm Zn were determined for soil samples in the Garabato anomaly area.

El Pino  

Historic workings at El Pino expose four quartz-sulfide veins hosted mainly in glassy pyroclastic rocks that probably correlate with the Socavon Ignimbrite of the Tarahumara Formation as defined by Montoya-Lopera et al. (2019).  Mineralization consists mainly of galena with lesser sphalerite and copper sulfides such as chalcocite, bornite and chalcopyrite. Iron sulfides are mainly pyrrhotite and pyrite.  Vein selvedges are altered to celadonite, an iron-rich muscovite.  On surface, mineralization is oxidized to copper and lead sulfates such as linarite, brochantite and anglesite.  Gold occurs in electrum and is apparent in crushed and panned samples.  El Pino West is the largest vein in this group and has been traced out on surface between sample sites 31 and 33 for 650 m over an elevation range of 300 m between 552 meters and 852 meters elevation. Highlights from in-situ rock chip-channel samples are summarized in Table 1 (locations 30 to 36).

Table 1. Surface and underground rock-chip channel geochemical results from veins exposed in the Arroyo La Verdosa, Picachos Project, Sinaloa, Mexico. 

Location IDVeinResultWidth (m)
26Garabato160 g/t Ag, 0.6 g/t Au7.0
27Garabato205 g/t Ag, 0.2 g/t Au3.0
28Garabato107 g/t Ag, 0.1 g/t Au, 1.5% Cu0.4
29Garabato E6.6 g/t Au, 356 g/t Ag0.5
30El Pino West1.9 g/t Au, 98 g/t Ag, 0.6% Cu, 3.7% Pb, 1.5% Zn1.6
31El Pino West56.7 g/t Au, 288 g/t Ag, 1.9% Cu, 5.9% Pb, 1.3% Zn0.2
32El Pino West (footwall veinlet)10.8 g/t Au, 31 g/t Ag, 0.3% Cu, 4.9% Pb, 5.6% Zn0.2
33El Pino FW21.3 g/t Au, 5 g/t Ag, 3.2% Pb, 0.8% Zn1.0
34El Cenido2.2 g/t Au, 5 g/t Ag, 0.2% Cu, 0.4% Pb0.4
35El Pino East0.2 g/t Au, 14 g/t Ag, 0.2% Cu, 0.6% Pb, 0.8% Zn3.0
36El Pino East0.4 g/t Au1.2

Figure 1. Geological map of the northeastern part of the Picachos Property showing the Garabato and El Pino veins and sample site locations. 

El Pino is located about 3 km upstream of SGM sample site F13A48_003 in the Arroyo La Verdosa.  This samples a drainage basin 787 Ha in size with anomalous precious metal values of 1.9 ppm Ag and 21 ppb Au, as well as anomalous base metal values of 49 ppm copper, 83 ppm lead and 141 ppm Zn. Detailed sampling of smaller basins by the Company shows that the source of this anomaly is El Pino.  Specifically, Company stream sediment samples from 3 contiguous drainage basins that overlap 76 Ha surrounding the El Pino veins contain markedly anomalous gold and lead concentrations, as well as significant concentrations of other metals (Table 2 and Figure 2).  About 1 kilometer downstream of Garabato, the SGM sampled 731 ppb Au, 89 ppm Cu, 3.2 ppm Mo, 76 ppm Pb and 132 ppm Zn in sample F13A47_016, a basin 362 Ha in size.  All Company samples in this basin were taken upstream of Garabato, and it was not detected in Company stream sediment data.  

Table 1. Metal concentrations in ppm for stream sediments collected from 3 creeks draining El Pino.

PointSize  (ha)AgAuCuMoPbZn
MTA-64248100.90.121858.58597292
MTA-64250220.61.726133.41.3331.1329
MTA-64251440.70.079133.75.4126.1215
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Figure 2. Map of Company stream sediment samples overlain on regional drainage basis sampled by the Servicio Geologico Mexicano (SGM).

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, the Picachos overlaps part of the western foothills of the Sierra Madre Occidental (SMO). Picachos can be accessed from Mazatlan by state highway and paved road to the town of Cacalotan, and then by dirt road into the Picachos Property. Total driving distance is approximately 111 road kilometres (km) over a period of 2.5 hours. Mine workings are accessed by approximately 20 km of roads internal to the Picachos Property.

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.

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.

Underground and surface rock chip-channel samples were cut across oriented structures using a hammer and chisel. Approximately 5 kg of material was collected onto a drop-bag, then rolled and quartered.  From this, roughly 2 kg of roughly homogenized rock chips were collected in a double-plastic bag with the numbered tag facing outwards between the bags. 

Rock samples were sent either to Acme’s preparation laboratory in Guadalajara, Jalisco, or to SGS Laboratories in Durango.  At either lab, the, the samples were crushed and split. A one kg split of each sample was pulverized to -200 mesh. For Acme, prepared pulps were sent to the North Vancouver lab for analysis using ICP-MS methods (code 1DX) and fire assay methods using a gravimetric finish (code Group 6Gr).  For SGS, the samples were analyzed in Durango using ICP methods for base metals and silver, and fire assays with either an AA or gravimetric finish.  It is Ms. Robinson’s opinion that the geochemical results in Table 1 are reliable.

Soil samples from Garabato were collected by cleaning leaf litter and organics off the sample site, then digging 10 centimeters into mineral soil with a shovel.  The sample was taken by loosening the earth using a pointed wooden stake driven into the exposed site with a hammer to loosen up the soil without the use of metal tools. About 0.5 kg of soil was collected in a numbered bag, and the location was recorded in UTM co-ordinates, WGS84 datum on a tablet computer.  The samples were scanned for element concentrations with a Niton benchtop XRF at the office in Mazatlán, Sinaloa.  It is Ms. Robinson’s opinion that the soil sample anomaly is accurately located on the maps, and that the data are reliable.     

Regional geochemical samples F13A48_03 and F13A47_16 were collected from sediments deposited in active stream channels by personnel working for the Servicio Geologico Mexicano (SGM) using a plastic scoop then sieving the sediment to -80 mesh into a numbered sample envelope.  Sample locations were recorded with a hand-held GPS.  The samples were sent to Government laboratories in either Chihuahua or Oaxaca where a 1-gram portion of the pulp was dissolved in aqua regia and analyzed for 32 elements using ICP methods. Gold was analyzed using fire-assay methods with an AA finish.  Detection limits (DL) for gold are 1 ppb.  Silver DL is 0.8 ppm, molybdenum DL is 0.9 ppm, lead, zinc, and copper DL is 2 ppm. It is the author’s opinion that the analytical data of the SGM is of good quality, but that gold concentrations can be under-estimated due to sampling surficial stream sediments with a plastic scoop when more representative results can be better obtained by digging into natural sediment traps using heavy tools.  Further, use of the -80-mesh fraction might result in a larger nugget effect than using a finer fraction (say -200 mesh). 

Company stream sediment samples were collected by digging into several nearby sediment traps in active channels.  Coarse sand and gravel from each microsite was screened to less than 2 mm.  About 1 kilogram of sediment was collected in a numbered bag, then sent to Acme’s preparation laboratory in Guadalajara, Jalisco.  There, the samples were screened to -80 mesh. Prepared pulps were shipped to North Vancouver for ICP-MS analysis of gold and base metals (code 1DX). 

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.

Brigadier Provides Update on Exploration Programs Planned for Picachos and Killala Lake Properties

Vancouver, British Columbia – September 9, 2020 – Brigadier Gold Limited (the “Company” or “Brigadier”) (TSXV: BRG, FSE: B7LM) is pleased to provide the following update from its President and CEO, Ranjeet Sundher.

“Dear shareholders, thank you for your continued support as the Company prepares to undertake a first-ever drill program on our Picachos gold-silver property in Sinaloa State, Mexico and initiate exploration of the Killala Lake South property in Ontario.

In just a little over two months Brigadier has assembled a strong leadership group, identified, conducted due diligence on, and acquired two projects, closed financings for gross $4.2 million and significantly enhanced shareholder value.

We augmented our Board of Directors with the addition of industry veteran Mr. Garry Clark, as well as added Mr. Geoffrey Fielding as a Special Advisor to the Board of Directors. Mr. Clark and Mr. Fielding are joining Mr. Oscar Mendoza as the Company’s Special Advisor, Mexico and Ms. Michelle Robinson as the Company’s Geologist, to support Brigadier’s plan in transitioning from exploration, to development of high grade gold and silver projects in Mexico.

The Picachos property, an approximate two-hour drive from Mazatlán, has all permits in place and a recently renewed surface access agreement with the local community.  The project has never been diamond drill tested and boasts over 160 historic workings and mines, which are accessible by more than 20 km of roads internal to the property.

Recent and ongoing bonanza grade discoveries produced by neighbouring explorers to the north (Vizsla Resources) and south (GR Silver Mining) underscore the untapped potential of this particular region of Sierra Madre Occidental epithermal belt.

Brigadier intends to approach Picachos with a strategy similar to our neighbours. We are preparing a fully financed, 5,000 meter drill program in approximately 40 holes, targeting four high-grade gold-silver veins found within the Colomeca Vein system.

The Cocolmeca Vein system is comprised of several sub-parallel veins over a 1.5 kilometer wide zone. San Agustin is the best understood of these veins, mainly because it has been historically exposed underground by approximately 670 line meters of tunnels, stopes and shafts. Geologically, it appears to be disrupted by the NW trending Genardo Fault. On the northeast side of the fault, the Tejones veins might correlate to San Agustin. Collectively, this first round of drilling is designed to test approximately 1 kilometer of vein strike between the past-producing San Agustin Mine and the Tejones Prospects

Additionally, the Company is planning approximately 3 line kilometers of trenching across several historic sample sites to systematically sample the anomalies identified by the historic work and formalize the drill targets.

Brigadier’s focus is proving: 

  1. the potential for multiple high-grade gold-silver veins
  2. the depth, strike length and continuity of the veins
  3. understanding the source of the vein hosted mineralization and its potential relationship to copper porphyry mineralization identified on the property

Priority targets include the historic San Agustin mine (values of up to 185 g/t Au were cut across the bottom of a production shaft), the Mochomos vein where historic rock chip sample 26409 yielded 18.5 g/t Au and 570 g/t Ag across approximately 0.5 m;  Los Tejones vein with values of 28.6 g/t Au, and 114 g/t Ag across approximately a meter (historic rock chip-channel sample 17873) and the Fermin vein with values of 268 ppm Ag and 0.3 g/t Au across 1 m (see press release dated August 13, 2020).

The Company has every confidence in Ms. Robinson’s leadership with her team on site, who are intimately familiar with Picachos, having assembled and worked on the project for the past 10 years.

Brigadier intends to have drills turning by the third week of September and look forward to providing updates as results become available.”

Brigadier also holds an option to acquire 100% of the Killala Lake South diamond property located in the Thunder Bay, Ontario mining district (see press releases dated May 11, 2020 and June 24, 2020). The Company is planning to initiate exploration in Q1-2021 and will provide updates in due course.

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.

Underground and surface rock chip-channel samples were cut across oriented structures using a hammer and chisel. Approximately 5 kg of material was collected onto a drop-bag, then rolled and quartered.  From this, roughly 2 kg of roughly homogenized rock chips were collected in a double-plastic bag with the numbered tag facing outwards between the bags. 

Rock samples were sent either to Acme’s preparation laboratory in Guadalajara, Jalisco, or to SGS Laboratories in Durango.  At either lab, the, the samples were crushed and split. A one kg split of each sample was pulverized to -200 mesh. For Acme, prepared pulps were sent to the North Vancouver lab for multi-element analysis using ICP-MS methods (code 1DX) and fire assay methods for gold values over 10,000 ppb using a gravimetric finish (code Group 6Gr).  For SGS, the samples were analyzed in Durango using multi-element ICP methods for base metals and silver, and fire assays for gold with either an AA or gravimetric finish.  It is the Qualified Person’s opinion that the geochemical results 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

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Reader Advisory

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