SPOKANE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 22, 2013-- Gold Reserve Inc. (TSX.V:GRZ) (OTCQB:GDRZF) has completed a property-wide aeromagnetic survey and has taken over 1,350 soil and rock samples on the La Tortuga property.
A total of 930 line-kilometers of survey lines (100 meter spacing) were flown over an area of approximately 86 square kilometers by MPX Geophysics Ltd. of Ontario, Canada. All known mineralized targets were covered, including the Caballo and Quartz Breccia veins, and the Garrochas trend, a prominent northeast-striking structure with strong gold and copper anomalies at several locations, including an historically active mine. Figures referred to herein are located at http://www.goldreserveinc.com/documents/TorOct21NR.pdf.
A reduced-to-the-pole magnetic map (Figure 1 Magnetic Map (RTP) La Tortuga Property) was overlain with mapped structures known to be associated with mineralization which indicate several important apparent patterns. The Quartz Breccia vein is marked by discontinuities in the magnetic character along its known extent. There is an unusually strong magnetic high where the Quartz Breccia vein intersects the Garrochas trend, as well as in the area of the historic Garrochas Mine. These two trends, typified by the Quartz Breccia vein (NW-SE), and the Garrochas/Caballo veins (NE-SW) are well established in the district as important hosts to gold and copper mineralization. The generally circular magnetic high in the area of the Quartz Breccia and Caballo veins suggests an underlying intrusive, one that is displaced and/or chemically altered by hydrothermal activity along the structures.
Geochemical information from rock and soil sampling adds evidence to the importance of the Caballo and Garrochas veins. Figures 2 (Structures and Significant Outcrop Sampling Results La Tortuga) and 3 (Detail Map Historic Las Garrochas Mine Area Significant Outcrop Sampling Results) show the location of significant results from rock sampling. Table 1 below shows the results for several metals of interest, including gold, copper, lead, and molybdenum. There is a preponderance of high copper values in the area of the historic Garrochas Mine, some associated with anomalous gold and lead. The Caballo vein shows sporadic copper anomalies for a distance of two kilometers along its known extent. This includes some samples running over 1% Cu from an abandoned decline. This feature was discovered by the field geologists during routine work.
Two new structures revealed from fieldwork are the Creston and Joel veins. The Creston vein trends N 80 E and appears to connect the Garrochas and Caballo veins. A number of outcrop samples taken along it are slightly anomalous in gold and copper, including the two shown in Table 1. Another new find was the Joel vein, due south of the Quartz Breccia vein. The exposure was poor and only some samples of float were gathered from an unexposed quartz vein. These samples resulted in significant levels of copper, shown in Table 1.
Table 1 Notable values from outcrop samples of quartz veins and surrounding volcanic rocks, for the Garrochas, Caballo and Creston veins. Values for the Joel vein are solely represented by quartz vein float sampling.
Gold Reserve has initiated follow-up trenching and ground magnetics programs based on the results received to date. Gold Reserve has also completed all applications for the diamond drilling program announced May 1, 2013, and is awaiting notification on permitting. Drilling is scheduled to commence shortly after receipt of permitting.
Gold Reserve has the right to earn an undivided 51% interest in the 11,562 hectare La Tortuga property located in Jalisco State, Mexico, by making an aggregate US$3,650,000 in option payments and property expenditures over three years. La Tortuga is being investigated for the potential to host a bulk tonnage gold-copper deposit.
Mr. Steven T. Priesmeyer, C.P.G., is Vice President Exploration for Soltoro Ltd. (SOL:TSX.V) and a consultant to Gold Reserve. He is a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101 and he has reviewed and approved the contents of this press release. Assaying from this program was completed by ALS Chemex through their office in Guadalajara, Mexico. Analytical procedures include a 33 element ICP-AES analysis (ME-ICP61m) and a 50 g FA AA finish for gold (AA-24). Silver assays exceeding 100 g/t are re-assayed by HCL leach with an ICP-AES or AAS finish (OG62).
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