New Lidar Data Confirms Pacton’s Location in the Madsen-Dixie Fault Corridor
Vancouver, British Columbia, August 15, 2019 – Pacton Gold Inc. (TSXV: PAC, OTC: PACXF) (the “Company” or “Pacton”) is pleased to announce that it has received and analyzed the results of a recently completed Lidar Survey over its main Red Lake, Ontario gold properties. The results have greatly improved outcrop identification and accelerated the mapping process. This is of particular importance as Pacton is currently building a list of priority targets for the initial 2019 drill program.
Lidar is a fixed wing airborne survey technique that uses laser pulses to record extremely detailed ground elevation measurements. These results have been integrated with previously announced air magnetic survey results and other field data.
Madsen-Dixie Fault Corridor Location and Detailed Structural Data: The new Lidar data confirms the presence, with high-resolution structural details, of the 50 km long fault corridor that hosts the new Great Bear Resources (“TSXV- GBR”) Dixie gold discoveries to the southeast and Pure Gold’s (“PGM – TSXV”) Madsen area mines immediately to the northwest. The 7 km wide multi-fault corridor passes through the western portion of Pacton’s Red Lake property, including the Carricona-Boyden area that is currently being mapped. (Figure 1). The importance of the Madsen-Dixie structural fault corridor is more fully described in Pacton’s new release of July 16, 2019
Lidar and Magnetic Data Combine to Create Specific Exploration Tools at Red Lake: Lidar data analyzed in conjunction with magnetic data at Red Lake generated an unexpected, very strong positive correlation between higher elevations (more erosion resistant rocks) and rapid local changes in magnetic intensity. This relationship is most noticeable in the dense structural areas between the large faults of the Madden-Dixie multi-fault corridor which are interpreted as very deep clusters of Riedel shear zones, more fully described in Pacton’s news release of July 16, 2019. (Figures 2, 3 and 4).
Lidar Data Generates Outcrop Maps: Pacton’s main Red Lake property contains flat areas covered with dense bush. These conditions previously made it difficult to locate rock outcrops during initial mapping operations. Pacton’s new Lidar data makes the location of outcrops much easier. Outcrop finder maps are generated to highlight specific locations which have sharp disruptions in elevations indicating a higher probability of exposed bedrock. (Figure 5).
Current Exploration Activities and Upcoming Drill Program: Ground mapping operations are ongoing with a view to commencing our initial 2019 drill program. Accordingly, drill permit applications have already been submitted for several areas within the Carricona-Boyden area of Pacton’s main Red Lake property.
Figure 1. Pacton Red Lake claims superimposed on derivative, regional magnetic maps; and high-resolution heli-mag first derivative data. Lithoprobe transect WS-2b (white & black line) is shown with two reference waypoints. Selected mines and selected gold occurrences (black teardrops) are indicated. The Carricona and Boyden areas indicate Pacton’s current field activities. At lower right, the location of Great Bear Resources’ recent discoveries are indicated, overlain on a magnetic derivative map published by Great Bear. A significant, 50 km multi-fault structural corridor is delineated by two white dashed lines. Riedel shear swarms, within and near the structural corridor, in the Carricona and Boyden areas (black rectangle), are clearly expressed by the magnetic fabric.
Figure 2. Magnetic details of Carricona-Boyden area showing detailed structure generated by the combination of magnetic data (first vertical derivative of total magnetic intensity) and Lidar terrain model. This figure clearly shows detailed magnetic features which are also illustrated in Figure 3.
Figure 3. 3d view of Figure 2, looking across the regional structural fabric. The map is generated by combining a 3m resample of 1m Lidar elevation map with a first vertical derivative map of the total magnetic intensity (i.e. showing area of rapid magnetic change). In the resulting map, the red areas are more magnetically chaotic and correlate highly with higher terrain elevations.
Figure 4. 3d view of Figure 2, looking west, along the regional structural fabric. As in Figure 3, the map is generated by combining a 3m resample of 1m Lidar elevation map with a first vertical derivative map of the total magnetic intensity (i.e. showing area of rapid magnetic change). In the resulting map, the red areas are more magnetically chaotic and correlate highly with higher terrain elevations.
Figure 5. Outcrop finder map, showing probable locations of outcrops (darker spots on map at left). Center: outcrop finder map with Lidar elevation. Right: outcrop finder map with first vertical derivative of total magnetic intensity.
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Pacton Gold is a Canadian exploration company with key strategic partners focused on the exploration and development of high grade conglomerate and orogenic gold properties located in the district-scale Pilbara gold rush in Western Australia and the Red Lake District, Ontario.
The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by Dale Ginn, P.Geo., Executive Chairman and a director of the Company and a Qualified Person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101.
On Behalf of the Board of Pacton Gold Inc.
R. Dale Ginn
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