Endurance Gold Corporation (EDG - TSX.V, "Endurance") has now completed the 2013 summer and fall field program on its Rattlesnake-Natrona Gold Property in Natrona County, Wyoming. A program of prospecting, mapping, soil sampling and claim staking was completed. The Company's 100% controlled and optioned land position now encompasses about 7,000 acres. A map illustrating the location of the current Endurance Property is available for viewing at www.endurancegold.com.
As announced on September 3, 2013, the summer program has confirmed the discovery of the QL Copper Prospect, located in the southeastern claim group, which returned copper values from a single grab sample which assayed 2.65% total copper associated with malachite, chrysocolla and copper wad. A second grab sample, located 93 metres away, returned 2,750 ppm copper associated with an iron-oxide gossan. Both of the copper-rich samples may be locally transported and consist of brecciated fine grained and hematized chalcedonic quartz in an area mapped as Archean-aged metasediments. The QL copper Prospect is located in the southeastern claim group.
At the QL Copper Prospect, a soil sampling grid consisting of 39 soil samples was completed and has identified a 400 by 100 metre copper-in-soil anomaly (greater than 50 ppm copper) with a continuous 300 metre area that exceeds 100 ppm copper-in-soil. The QL Copper Prospect grab samples noted above are associated with soil samples containing 283 ppm, 232 ppm, and 196 ppm copper. Additional high 328 ppm and 251 ppm copper values in soil remain to be explained. The QL copper soil anomaly remains open to expansion and an expanded soil sampling grid is warranted. The soil anomaly is largely underlain by an area recently mapped as Archean-aged metasediment marginal to the intrusive contact with an Eocene aged quartz latite intrusive.
An additional 525 soil samples on four soil grids were also completed in the northern group of staked and optioned claims. This soil sampling program has successfully identified new areas that are anomalous in gold, arsenic, potassium and bismuth, a geochemical signature consistent with alkali gold targets in the district. In this area, the best gold-bearing soil sample analysed 120 ppb gold, 11.8 ppm bismuth, 48 ppm arsenic, and 106 ppm copper.
Endurance now controls at least eighteen (18) Tertiary volcanic complexes which define both the northern half and eastern and western extensions of the Rattlesnake Hills Gold District, Wyoming. These Tertiary-aged volcanic complexes are related to the known gold mineralization in the district. The District encompasses an area over 15 square kilometres and includes Endurance's 6,997 acre property and EVG's 14,250 acre Rattlesnake Hills Property. At EVG's North Stock Discovery, drill results previously announced by EVG include 2.92 gpt Au over 146.3 metres, 10.8 gpt Au over 67.1 metres, and 2.74 gpt Au over 131.1 metres associated with breccia related to the Tertiary intrusions.
The geological setting of the Rattlesnake Hills Gold District is similar to the setting for large scale alkaline intrusive hosted gold deposits within the Rocky Mountain alkalic gold province, that include Cripple Creek in Colorado, which has produced 20 million ounces of gold to date.
Endurance Gold Corporation is a company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of highly prospective North American mineral properties with the potential to develop world-class deposits. The Company's exploration focus, for projects operated by Endurance, is intrusive-related mineral systems with potential for discovery of major new precious or rare metals deposits, and its business plan offers shareholders exposure to several majority-owned exploration projects with significant discovery potential such as the Bandito Rare Earth-Niobium Property in the Yukon, the Elephant Gold Property in Alaska, and the Rattlesnake Hills Gold Property in Wyoming. The Company also retains a joint venture interest in the Pardo Gold Project, a Witwatersrand-type paleo-placer gold target in Ontario.
Robert T. Boyd, P.Geo. is a qualified person as defined in National Instrument 43-101 and supervised the compilation of the information forming the basis for this release. Bedrock grab samples are selective by nature and are unlikely to represent average grades within the QL copper prospect, or other gold prospects. Trenching and/or drilling will be required to adequately expose or determine weighted average copper and gold values.
All 2013 rock samples were analyzed at ALS Minerals Vancouver using ME-MS41 and Au-ICP22. In this release, over limit analysis for copper were assayed using Cu-OG46 for total copper (Aqua regia digestion and ICP finish).
All 2013 soil samples were analyzed at ALS Minerals Vancouver using ME-MS41L (Aqua regia digestion, ICPAES and ICPMS finish, providing super trace detection limits). Over limit analysis on the super trace for gold was assayed using Au-OG43.
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