Continued strong results from infill drill program at the Serra Alta deposit and ongoing satellite exploration program
New exploration target; Gogó da Onça, drilling underway
Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – April 21, 2022) – Cerrado Gold Inc. (TSXV: CERT) (“Cerrado” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce additional assay results from its current infill and exploration program at its Monte do Carmo Project located in Tocantins State, Brazil (“MDC”).
The company is also pleased to announce that it has commenced initial exploration work on a new target named Gogó da Onça (“Gogo”) which has many similarities to the Serra Alta deposit and is located just 450 metres (“m”) north of the Serra Alta deposit.
Reported assay results include drill holes completed between December 2021 and February 2022 (received by April 11th, 2022). These holes had three distinct objectives:
infill drilling in support of resource conversion within the Serra Alta deposit;
exploring extensional areas in Serra Alta; and
targeting adjacent satellite deposits aiming to better define the district potential.
Drill Hole Highlights (All composites are reported as true thickness):
Sierra Alta (Infill)
5.19m at 6.68 g/t Au, from 52.80m
Including 1.05m at 19.22 g/t Au from 52.80m
21.20 m at 2.99 g/t Au, from 47.64m
Including 14.17m at 4.34 g/t Au from 54.67m
13.34m at 1.76 g/t Au, from 466.96m
Including 4.27 m at 3.63 g/t Au from 466.96m
77.45m at 2.15 g/t Au, from 121.00m
including 2.03m at 22.06 g/t Au from 143.09m
29.62m at 1.99 g/t Au, from 62.40m
43.09m at 3.49 g/t Au, from 37.91m
including 6.34m at 17.23 g/t Au from 37.91m
18.72m at 2.08 g/t Au, from 140.40m
including 1.80m at 5.28 g/t Au from 149.00m
18.59m at 0.95 g/t Au, from 83.20m
including 2.05m at 2.98 g/t Au from 98.38m
Mark Brennan, CEO and Co-Chairman commented, “We are pleased with the ongoing drill results supporting the continuity and resource confidence at Serra Alta. While still in the early stages, initial Satellite target results continue to outline the greater district scale potential. Especially exciting is our new Gogo target where we see potential to increase the scale of the Monte Do Carmo resource base.”
As of April 11th 2022, the Company has received results from 11 new holes totaling 3,042m (980m completed in 2021) of a planned 23,000m infill campaign in Serra Alta and 16 new holes totaling 7,142 m from the exploration drill program completed between December 2021 and March 2022.
The Company currently has 7 drills on site actively drilling, mostly focused on the infill, geotechnical and condemnation drilling to support a resource update and a feasibility study. Remaining drilling activities are focused on Satellite resources such as Baru, Capitão, Fartura and now Gogo (see tables 1 and 2, figure 1).
The Company has completed 9,229m of drilling in 32 holes of the total 23,000m Infill and geotechnical campaign in Serra Alta planned for the new resource update. This is combined with a total of 5 holes and 1,360m drilled of the total 16,700m Satellite exploration program.
Currently, six additional holes are in progress for infill and geotechnical purposes at Serra Alta and a seventh is actively drilling in the first hole at Gogo.
Serra Alta Infill Drilling
The 11 infill holes reported today intercepted the high-grade gold domain in the Serra Alta block model used by Micon to constrain the grade estimation in the current resource. These new intercepts confirm the general continuity of the domain both along strike and laterally.
Drill holes FSA-166, FSA-176 and FSA-170 were collared at the northern edge of Pit Sul and successfully confirmed the strike length of the zone and high-grade domain. Notable interceptions include hole FSA-170 with 5.19m at 6.68 g/t Au, from 52.80m, including 1.05m at 19.22 g/t Au from 52.80m.
Drill holes FSA-180, FSA-185 and FSA-186 were collared at the southern half of Pit Norte at shallow angles confirming the general attitude the Granite / Quartzite contact zone that effectively acts as a hard domain boundary. Notable results include FSA-186 with 43.09m at 3.49 g/t Au, from 37.91m, including 6.34m at 17.23 g/t Au from 37.91m.
Drill hole FSA-178, FSA-181, FSA-182, FSA-183 and FSA-187 were collared in the East Zone and drilled through approximately 250m of strike length and more than 300m of lateral extent. The best results include FSA-181 with 21.20 3m at 2.99 g/t Au, from 47.64 m, including 14.17m at 4.34 g/t Au from 54.67m and FSA-183 with 77.45m at 2.15/t Au, from 121.00m, including 2.03m at 22.06 g/t Au from 143.09m.
Four holes, FSA-163, FSA-174, FSA-175 and FSA-179 (Table 1, Figure 1) were drilled to evaluate possible lateral high-grade domains to the west of the Serra Alta deposit. These holes intersected mineralization, but it appears that the mineralization is restricted to discrete structures with a less consistent grade distribution.
Gogo Target Area
During February 2022, the Brazilian National Mining Agency (“ANM”) granted full exploration rights to Cerrado for the Gogo de Onça claims, located immediately north of the current deposit outline. The Company immediately mobilized its field crew for groundwork including mapping, sampling, and trenching. Preliminary characterization of the Gogo target is very encouraging as all the main mineralization controls seen at the Serra Alta deposit are present including:
mid grain texture granite;
granite/Felsic Volcanic contact (presumed Cupola, as developed in the East Zone);
outcropping quartz veins with sulphide stains;
potassic alteration; and
presence of artisanal historic working (Garimpos).
The compelling results obtained in the groundwork prompted the company to mobilize an exploration rig to this zone and drilling started in late March. The Company plans an initial 4 hole campaign to define the scope and scale of any potential mineralization. The first hole (FGO-001) is in progress and was collared along the main Serra Alta strike direction, at approximately 450m north of the Existing Serra Alta Deposit (see Figure 1 and Figure 2 below).
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Figure 1. Reported and Ongoing Drill Hole Locations
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Figure 2. Gogo de Onca plan view
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The Baru Target is located one kilometre (“km”) to the west of the south pit at Serra Alta. To date, 12 holes have been completed totaling 3,278m. Hole FBU-008 was drilled in section with hole FBU-004 (discovery hole reported on December 15th, 2021) and confirmed mineralization in the immediate footwall of the Agua Suja fault. A relevant intercept of this hole includes 18.59m at 0.95 g/t Au from 83.20m. Integrated results warrant further investigation along strike, especially towards the south where the granitic host is exposed.
The Capitao Target is located 6 km to the south of the Serra Alta deposit along the same granite complex. Including the 4 holes reported today, the Company has completed 14 drill holes and 5,115m of drilling at Capitao. Integrated results have notably expanded the footprint of the target previously constrained by historic drilling (Kinross 2007). After successful extensional step outs, a strike length of 500m with notable wide lateral extents up to 700m has been confirmed.
The Fartura Target is located 2km to the northwest of Serra Alta, also sitting along the granite complex contact zone. Drill Holes FFA-007 and FFA-008 were drilled to test down dip extension of the projected mineralization previously intercepted at shallow levels. Both were successful in providing continuity: FFA-08 intercepted 5.07m at 0.79 g/t gold that can be correlated with the high-grade intercept from hole FFA-001 that included 5.35m at 1.85 g/t Au (see press release from December 15th, 2021). Current geological modelling confirms that the host rock of the shallow mineralization (mined informally on surface) in Fartura is a porphyritic felsic volcanic. The current known outline of mineralization at Fartura extends for over 200m in strike length and is open both to the north (under sedimentary volcanic) and to the south.
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Figure 3. Satellite targets location map
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Table 1. Drill Hole locations
Target Objective Hole Id Easting Northing Elevation Depth Dip Azimuth
Serra Alta Infill FSA-166 820374 8809654 495 331.0 -25 115
FSA-170 820374 8809654 494 300.9 -23 85
FSA-173 820278 8809460 498 136.3 -49 113
FSA-176 820274 8809676 448 210.6 -36 111
FSA-180 820352 8809913 463 217.3 -44 108
FSA-181 820601 8810300 579 362.2 -27 110
FSA-182 820511 8810551 573 625.2 -20 110
FSA-183 820538 8810271 525 311.5 -22 105
FSA-185 820479 8809991 477 134.7 -40 103
FSA-186 820420 8809950 474 221.4 -35 111
FSA-187 820601 8810300 579 191.8 -20 121
Extension FSA-163 820110 8809648 407 219.0 -32 115
FSA-174 820139 8809960 416 100.2 -32 114
FSA-175 820202 8809650 418 170.9 -34 117
FSA-179 820099 8810207 457 165.0 -20 100
Baru Exploration FBU-007 818995 8809212 352 203.7 -32 90
FBU-008 819099 8809319 341 192.9 -50 91
FBU-009 819862 8810534 392 952.2 -45 281
FBU-010 819862 8810534 392 952.2 -75 101
FBU-011 818464 8808916 320 120.2 -32 99
FBU-012 818704 8808871 327 297.2 -19 100
Capitao Exploration FCP-011 821782 8805655 558 102.3 -31 90
FCP-012 821775 8805657 558 147.2 -33 90
Fartura Exploration FFA-005 817880 8810891 558 182.5 -25 45
FFA-006 817617 8810528 511 447.2 -80 98
FFA-007 817685 8810934 585 659.7 -71 101
FFA-008 817912 8810849 548 155.2 -65 106
*Collar coordinates by GNSS TP-20 UTM Coordinates, Datum: SAD69 / zone 22S.
*Azimuth Set by compass
*Dip and drill hole trajectory by DEVIFLEX Devico
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Table 2. Drill Hole Composites – Infill Drilling
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Table 2. Drill Hole Composites – Infill Drilling
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Table 2. Drill Hole Composites – Infill Drilling
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Table 3 Drill Hole Composites – Serra Alta Extension and Satellites
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Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Analytical work was carried out by ALS international lab (ALS) and SGS Geosol International Lab (SGS). MDC sends half core samples for sample preparation to the lab. ALS sample preparation facilities are located in Goiânia, Brazil 835 km from MDC and alternatively in Belo Horizonte, Brazil 1,110 Km from the MDC project. SGS sample preparation facilities are located in Belo Horizonte. ALS lab sends the prepared aliquots for analytical assay to their lab in Lima, Peru where the prepared samples are systematically analyzed for gold (ppm) by fire assay (Au-AA24) or gold (ppm) by metallic screen (Au-SCR24). Randomly the ICP (Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry) is done for trace elements in 4 acids (hydrofluoric, perchloric, nitric and hydrochloric) digestion (ME-MS-61). SGS prepares samples at Belo Horizonte and at the same facility performs gold assays by fire assay (FAA505) or metallic screen (FAASCR_150_Au-Grav), the coarse fraction of metallic screen is assayed at Belo Horizonte and alternatively in Lima, Peru.
Both labs, ALS and SGS, have routine quality control procedures which ensure that every batch of samples includes three sample repeats and at least two commercial standards and two blanks. Cerrado uses standard QA/QC procedures, inserting reference standards and blanks, for the drilling program. The Reference material used are from CDN Resource Laboratories Ltd. and ITAK (Instituto de Tecnologia August Kekulé Ltda.).
Review of Technical Information
The scientific and technical information in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Sergio Gelcich., Vice President, Exploration for Cerrado Gold Inc., who is a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101.
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CEO and Co Chairman
Nicholas Campbell, CFA
Director, Corporate Development
About Cerrado Gold
Cerrado Gold is a private gold production and exploration company with gold production derived from its 100% owned Minera Don Nicolas mine in Santa Cruz province, Argentina. The company is also undertaking exploration at its 100% owned Monte Do Carmo project located in Tocantins, Brazil. For more information about Cerrado Gold please visit our website at www.cerradogold.com
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