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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Instrument 43-101 Disclosure

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

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

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

About Brigadier Gold Limited

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

For further information, please contact: 

Brigadier Gold Limited

www.brigadiergold.ca 

Ranjeet Sundher, Chief Executive Officer

corporate@brigadiergold.ca 

Leah Hodges, Corporate Secretary

(604) 377-0403

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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.

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

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

Highlights:

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

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

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

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

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

Table 1. Key results from the El Placer Vein

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

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

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

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

Regional Context 

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

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

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

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

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

Reference

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

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

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

Qualified Person

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

About Brigadier Gold Limited

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

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

For further information, please contact:  

Brigadier Gold Limited

www.brigadiergold.ca 

Ranjeet Sundher, Chief Executive Officer

corporate@brigadiergold.ca  

Leah Hodges, Corporate Secretary

(604) 377-0403

Reader Advisory

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

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

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

(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 Preparations for Inaugural Exploration Program at Gold-Silver Picachos Property Sinaloa Mexico, Including First Ever Diamond Drilling Program Focused at Past Producing San Agustin High Grade Gold Mine

Vancouver, British Columbia – August 13, 2020 – Brigadier Gold Limited (the “Company” or “Brigadier”) (TSXV: BRG, FSE: B7LM) is pleased to announce preparations are underway for the first ever diamond drill campaign 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. Drilling is expected to commence in September and is planned for a minimum 5000 metres (m) in approximately 40 holes targeting four high-grade gold-silver veins.

Drill Targets:

  • San Agustin 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 been able to identify and complete the Picachos acquisition, close $4.2 million in financings and initiate exploration on this compelling gold-silver target all within a 4-week period. We are fortunate that Brigadier’s core leadership now includes our partner 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 potential for high-grade gold-silver veins that will likely be developed using underground mining methods. 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 kilometer 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 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 Agustín.  Collectively, this first round of drilling is designed to test approximately 1 kilometer of vein strike between the past-producing San Agustín Mine and the Tejones Prospects.

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

 

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

 

Vein System

Historic Result

Width (m)

Sample(s)

Tejones

28.6 g/t Au and 114 g/t Ag

1

17873

Tejones

1.7 g/t Au and 16 g/t Ag

6

17874

Tejones

145 ppm Ag*

6

23255

Tejones

82 ppm Ag and 2967 ppm Pb*

4

25876

Tejones

2.8 g/t Au

3

27350

San Agustin

32.3 g/t Au and 110 g/t Ag

1.5

29883

San Agustin

3.4 g/t Au and 69 g/t Ag

2.5

MX259

San Agustin

0.3 g/t Au, 22 g/t Ag

1

MX258

San Agustin

0.8 g/t Au and 26 g/t Ag

2

105024 and 105025

San Agustin

20.1 g/t Au, 42.1 g/t Ag

1.8

MX288

San Agustin

184.9 g/t Au, 61 g/t Ag

1.2

HBM73175

San Agustin

3.2 g/t Au and 27 g/t Ag

1.5

6354-55 and 6450

San Agustin

121.7 g/t Au and 71 g/t Ag

1.3

29887, 14-014

San Agustin

25.6 g/t Au, 87 g/t Ag

0.8

105023

San Agustin

60.7 g/t Au and 148 g/t Ag

0.8

105021

San Agustin

33.4 g/t Au and 144 g/t Ag

0.8

105022

San Agustin

0.2 g/t Au and 67 g/t Ag

1.5

24155

Fermin

115 ppm Ag, 2.1% Cu, 0.8% Pb and 0.5% Zn*

2

23251

Fermin

0.3 g/t Au, 268 ppm Ag, 0.4% Cu, 0.6% Pb, 0.5% Zn

1

32498

Fermin

236 ppm Ag, 0.4% Cu, 0.2% Pb, 0.1% Zn*

3

25789

Fermin

194 ppm Ag, 1.6% Cu, 1.1% Pb, 0.4% Zn*

4

23497 and 25788

Mochomos

2.8 g/t Au and 86 g/t Ag

2.1

27352, 19066, 19067

Mochomos

18.5 g/t Au and 570 g/t Ag

0.5

26409

Mochomos

171 ppm Ag*

1

23108

 

 

Phase 1 is anticipated to total 5170 m of PQ/HQ diamond drilling in 41 drill holes as well as 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. 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 (km) over a period of four hours. Mine workings are accessed by approximately 20 km 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 Announces Appointment of Garry Clark To Board of Directors

Vancouver, British Columbia – August 11, 2020 – Brigadier Gold Limited (the “Company” or “Brigadier”) (TSXV: BRG, FSE: B7LM) is pleased to announce that Mr. Garry Clark has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company.

Mr. Clark is the Executive Director of the Ontario Prospectors Association (“OPA”). He has been a Director, Vice President or President of OPA since its formation in the early 1990’s. Mr. Clark currently serves on the Ontario Minister of Energy, Mines and Northern Development, Mining Act Committee. He graduated with an HBSc (Geology) from Lakehead University, Thunder Bay. Mr. Clark brings to the Company extensive experience in managing large scale exploration and development programs internationally including Asia and North America. In addition to over 30 years of consulting experience, Mr. Clark has held geological positions with several mining companies and has served as a director of various publicly listed companies. Mr. Clark’s appointment is subject to approval by the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange“).

Brigadier’s President and CEO, Mr. Ranjeet Sundher, comments “I’m very happy to welcome Mr. Clark to the Board of Directors. His exceptional background and breadth of experience in mining will be a great asset for Brigadier.”

The Board of Directors of Brigadier is now comprised of Messrs. Ranjeet Sundher, Dillon Sharan, Garry Clark and Ms. Bev Funston.

About Brigadier Gold

Brigadier Gold Limited was formed to leverage what we believe will be 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 Signs Definitive Agreement to Option Gold-Silver Picachos Property, Including Past Producing San Agustin High Grade Gold Mine, Sinaloa Mexico

Vancouver, British Columbia – August 10, 2020 – Brigadier Gold Limited (the “Company” or “Brigadier”) (TSXV: BRG, FSE: B7LM) is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive agreement (the “Agreement”) for an option to acquire a 100% interest in the 3,954 hectare Picachos Gold-Silver Property (“Picachos” or the “Property”), centered over the historic “Viva Zapata” National Mineral Reserve, Sinaloa, Mexico.

Project Highlights:

  • Located between Vizsla Resources’ Panuco Project and GR Silver Mining’s Plomosas Project.
  • San Agustin 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 metres (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). The San Agustín vein has never been tested with diamond drilling.
  • More than 160 known historic underground mines, workings and prospects at Picachos are on gold-rich veins.
  • Recently identified, large copper porphyry prospect in northern area of Picachos.
  • Drill / exploration permits in place as well as recently renewed surface access agreement with local community.
  • 5,000 metre drill program targeting high-grade gold/silver, planned to commence shortly.

Ranjeet Sundher, CEO, remarks “Closing the Picachos acquisition marks our official entry into the Sierra Madre epithermal belt, which has seen tremendous drilling success from neighboring exploration companies.  Brigadier is well funded, having closed $4.2 million in financings over the last 30 days, and is preparing to initiate a maiden 5,000 metre drill program targeting the high-grade historic San Agustín mine. In addition to the high-grade San Agustín mine, Picachos offers exceptional exploration potential, with over 160 historic mines and workings throughout the Property.”

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). Access to Picachos from Mazatlán is 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 (km) over a period of four hours. Mine workings are accessed by approximately 20 km of roads internal to the Property.

Picachos overlaps (i) two regional-scale precious metal rich vein systems and (ii) a large porphyry copper prospect. Historic metal production is from the veins.  The largest vein system trends northeasterly for seven kilometers along a major fault zone, and hosts the past-producing San Agustin underground mine, which contains approximately 670 m of historic underground development and has never been tested with diamond drilling.

Map showing the location of the Picachos Property, San Agustin Gold Mine, La Cocolmeca and El Placer regional gold-bearing regional structures and the sericitic alteration boundary. Stream basins sampled by the Servicio Geologico Mexicano are coloured according to gold concentration.

Acquisition Terms 

To acquire a 100% interest in the Property (the “Acquisition”), Brigadier will provide staged consideration to the vendor over a 5-year period, consisting of cash payments totalling US$275,000; share issuances totaling 4,000,000 common shares of Brigadier; and cumulative exploration expenditures of US$3,850,000. Brigadier will also make payments to the vendor for Picachos development milestones as to: i) 1,000,000 common shares of Brigadier upon delineating a mineral resource estimate containing a minimum of 350,000 ounces of gold in the inferred category (based on the then current CIM definitions); ii) US$725,000 and 1,000,000 common shares of Brigadier upon completion of a feasibility study recommending the construction of a mine on the Property; and iii) US$2,000,000 upon commencement of commercial production. Brigadier may, at its option, issue common shares, at the then current market price, subject to a minimum of $0.30 per share, in lieu of one half of the cash payments to be made pursuant to each of ii) and iii). A 2% NSR will be retained by the vendor who is arm’s length to Brigadier. 

In connection with the Acquisition, the Company intends to pay a finder’s fee of up to $325,320 (the “Finder’s Fee”), issuable in common shares at a deemed price per common share of $0.30, for a total of up to 1,084,400 common shares to be issued in accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”). 

The Acquisition and Finder’s Fee are subject to approval by the TSX Venture Exchange.

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 New Release has been reviewed by Michelle Robinson, MASc., P.Eng., a Qualified Person as defined by NI-43-101.

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 geologist sent this sample with his other samples to Acme’s preparation laboratory in Guadalajara, Jalisco.  There, the samples were crushed and split. A one kg split of each sample was pulverized to -200 mesh (R200-1000) with an extra wash with glass between each sample (code XWSH).  The 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).  It is the QP’s opinion that the result of HBM-73175 is reliable. 

About Brigadier Gold

Brigadier Gold Limited was formed to leverage what we believe will be 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 Announces the Appointment of Mr. Geoffrey Fielding as a Special Advisor

Vancouver, British Columbia – July 30, 2020 – Brigadier Gold Limited (the “Company” or “Brigadier”) (TSXV: BRG, FSE: B7LM) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Geoffrey Fielding as a special advisor to the Company.

Mr. Fielding was educated at the Sorbonne in Paris and has an LLB from the faculty of law at the London School of Economics. He was an equity partner at Grenfell & Colegrave, one of London’s oldest stockholding firms, before the company was acquired by CIBC, Canada’s largest retail bank. As a director of CIBC’s London investment division, Mr. Fielding founded the overseas investment division in the Caribbean, where over a three-year period he built up and managed funds valued at over USD$1-billion.

In 2007, Mr. Fielding moved to Southeast Asia where he is now based. He is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of a Chinese investment management company and chairman of a Malaysian wealth fund. He represents both companies as well as several other Hong Kong and international clients regarding strategic investment opportunities.

Ranjeet Sundher, CEO of Brigadier notes, “I am delighted to welcome Mr. Fielding as a special advisor to the Company. His appointment is a singular opportunity that will pay dividends in terms of increasing our presence with financial institutions. Mr. Fielding brings extraordinary access to numerous market influencers both in Hong Kong and worldwide. We look forward to working closely with him as we continue our quest to build demonstrable asset worth and ultimately shareholder value.”

About Brigadier Gold

Brigadier Gold Limited was formed to leverage what we believe will be 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 Announces Closing of $3,500,000 Non-Brokered Private Placement

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – July 24, 2020) –  Brigadier Gold Limited (TSXV: BRG) (FSE: B7LM) (the “Company” or “Brigadier“) is pleased to announce that the non-brokered private placement previously announced on July 8, 2020 and increased on July 10, 2020 (the “Offering“) has now closed. Under the Offering, the Company issued 13,461,538 units (“Units“) at a price of $0.26 per Unit for gross proceeds of $3,500,000. Each Unit was comprised of one (1) common share in the capital of the Company (each a “Common Share“) and one (1) non-transferrable Common Share purchase warrant (each a “Warrant“). Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Common Share at a price of $0.40 per Common Share until July 24, 2021. All dollar amounts in this release are expressed in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise stated.

In connection with the Offering, the Company paid a total of $186,678.13 in cash finder’s fees to qualified non-related parties, in accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange“).

All securities issued under the Offering, including securities issuable on exercise thereof, are subject to a hold period expiring November 25, 2020, in accordance with the rules and policies of the Exchange and applicable Canadian securities laws. 

Proceeds from the Offering will be used to fund exploration of Brigadier’s exploration projects as well as for marketing and general working capital purposes.

About Brigadier Gold

Brigadier Gold was formed to leverage what we believe will be 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.

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