VANCOUVER, B.C. – Trans Canada Gold Corp. (TSX-V: TTG, OTCQB-RCTRF) (“Trans Canada” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that the Company has received formal approval from the Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines for a three (3) year drilling permit, at its District Scale Dinorwic Gold Project, located near Dryden, Ontario.
The Company has completed a comprehensive technical report targeting gold occurrences identified on the Trans Canada Gold Project (Dinorwic Gold Property), a prospective district scale gold property located near Dryden, Ontario, Canada. (the “Property”). The project area is situated on both sides of the Trans Canada Highway and encompass a contiguous area of 14, 880 hectares. The Company will be working closely with the Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation on the property situated within their traditional territories, focusing on sustainable development while protecting the environment and creating and bringing wealth and jobs to the Nation.
The Dinorwic Gold Property NI-43-101 Geological Report was prepared jointly by Colin Bowdidge, Ph.D., P.Geo and Derrick Strickland, P.Geo. The Report provides a comprehensive description of the Dinorwic Gold Property including previous work, geology and mineralization and also makes recommendations for further work and diamond drilling on the Property. A copy of the Technical Report can be found on the Company’s website at www.transcanadagold.com.
Commented Tim Coupland, “Our team is extremely pleased, having received approval for our 3 Year Diamond Drilling permits from the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines Natural Resources and Forestry. We will be looking forward to working with the Wabigoon Ojibway Nation and its leadership during the upcoming field season. This timely drill permit issuance, will certainly strengthen our growing gold asset portfolio situated in Ontario, Canada. The Dinorwic Gold Project has encountered in historical drilling, the existence of high-grade gold and multiple high grade drill targets situated in banded iron formations, similar to that of the Red Lake Gold Complex. The property also has magmatic copper-nickel-cobalt mineralization in gabbro that is drill ready. We believe that having Treasury Metals Goliath Gold Complex and the Goldlund projects in close proximity to the north of our property, and the gold targets identified on the Dinorwic property show the potential to develop a sizeable zones of gold mineralization.”
GOLD CROW PROJECT- GOLD, COPPER-NICKEL-COBALT HIGHLIGHTS – PERMITS PENDING
The Gold Crow Project s located in a 700-kilometre-long belt across the Canadian Shield from Lake Winnipeg to the James Bay lowlands, that is well endowed with gold. Total gold produced from this belt is 36 million ounces.
The north trend of the property covers a 28 km length of mafic volcanics with multiple iron formation horizons ideal for hosting gold. Drill holes with gold intercepts are scattered along the length of the trend, but seem to be concentrated in a 3.5-kilometer-long area referred to here as the Jackpot Zone.
The Jackpot Zone situated on the Gold Crow project, was last explored in the 2010-2012 exploration period by Jiminex Inc. The drill results include Hole MIS 11-03, which returned 5.44-meter core length of 10.86 g/t Au, including 2.40 meters of 18.26 g/t Au, which in turn included 0.30 meter of 116.0 g/t Au.
The Nickel Crow Zone, located on the north trend of the property, was explored by Sturdy Mines in 1985. Their program was successful in the search for copper-nickel with their best assay indicating 1.22% combined Cu-Ni across 15 feet. Trench samples consistently averaged 0.66% Cu (Copper), 0.25% Ni (Nickel) and 0.12% Co (Cobalt).
The Gold Crow district scale Property is recognized to host significant gold and magmatic copper-nickel-cobalt potential, and warrants a major, multiyear exploration program focused on drilling in and on strike with the Jackpot Zone and the Nickel Crow Zone. Property wide till sampling, analysis and gold grain counting, prospecting, stripping, geological mapping and drilling new high-grade targets as they are defined is planned. Lithogeochemical studies to assess magmatic copper-nickel-cobalt and VMS potential will also be carried out.
Previous drilling only assayed gold targets, and did not assay for the abundance of base metals that occur on the property. Additional exploration will almost certainly enhance the exploration potential for the presence of additional high-grade gold and magmatic-copper-nickel-cobalt targets situated on the property and provide additional drill targets to compliment the gold targets already identified on our property. The gold numbers detailed in previous drilling are quite compelling and require additional deep and in-fill drilling. The Gold Crow property has an existing base camp established with access to drill locations and to water. The Company has identified several high- grade gold targets, copper, nickel cobalt targets and the property and surrounding area is drill ready with easy access to the community of Pickle Lake, complete with infrastructure and a seasoned workforce. With the review of historical data sets, combined with a proper compilation, a picture is now emerging that the Gold Crow Property has the potential to host a zone of high-grade gold, and in addition to gold, potentially host magmatic copper-nickel-cobalt mineralization and VMS style copper-zinc-silver mineralization.
TRANS CANADA GOLD CORP.- www.transcanadagold.com
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TRANS CANADA GOLD PROJECT– THE DINORWIC GOLD PROPERTY
The Trans-Canada Gold Property consists of 741 non-surveyed contiguous mineral cell claims totaling 14,880 hectares located within the Kenora Mining Division of Ontario. The property is located within the Wabigoon Greenstone Belt, which also contains the Goliath Gold deposit and the Goldlund Gold Deposit. The Property contains a number of large shear zones containing quartz carbonate veins, pyrite and arsenopyrite, underlain by mafic volcanics with felsic volcanics in the south. There is a large regional scale iron carbonate alteration within the property, which is considered to be similar to that of the Red Lake Mining Camp. The regional scale Carbonate alteration within the property associated with shear zones within iron-tholeiite are prime targets for gold exploration. The property has excellent access, with the Trans-Canada highway bisecting multiple high priority targets in a north-south direction, as well as close proximity to the large community of Dryden, Ontario. The property has access to first class infrastructure, with close proximity to a number of rail corridors and power lines. A number of gold exploration targets have been identified within the property based on their association with regional alteration, known gold showings, shear zones, complex patterns and offsets in the regional magnetic map as well as spatial association with regional structures that has the potential to be well endowed with gold mineralization.
Colin Bowdidge, Ph.D., P.Geo., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved of the technical information disclosed in the news release.
ABOUT TRANS CANADA GOLD CORP. – GOLD MINERAL EXPLORATION/ OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION
The Company is a discovery focused Canadian Gold and Mineral Exploration and Oil & Gas Resource Development Company that is currently focused on developing its’ District Scale Gold exploration projects in Ontario and Newfoundland, increasing its production capabilities, and obtaining potential future oil production revenues. The Company identifies, acquires and finances the acquisition of gold exploration properties and the ongoing development of mining and oil and gas assets primarily situated in Canada, a time-honored safe mineral exploration jurisdiction. The Company is currently permitting a developing a number of District Scale gold mineral exploration property opportunities, and identifying low risk exploration opportunities through selective acquisitions and development of mining exploration assets situated in these favorable resource jurisdictions. The Company has qualified Senior exploration management and Geological Mining teams of professionals, seasoned in exploration production, field exploration and drilling. The Company has the necessary manpower in place to develop its natural resource properties and manage its production properties. The Company is committed to minimizing risk through selective property acquisitions, and responsible exploration and development of mining, and petroleum and natural gas resource assets.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Tim Coupland, President and CEO
Trans Canada Gold Corp.
Tel: (604) 681-3131
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