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Algold Intercepts 3.05 g/t Au Over 21 Meters at Tijirit's Eleonore North - Results Extend Mineralization at Depth

MONTREAL, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

ALGOLD RESOURCES LTD. (TSXV: ALG - "Algold" or the "Corporation") today announced more assay results from its Phase III 20,000-meter drilling campaign carried out on its Tijirit property ("Tijirit") in Mauritania. The results continue to demonstrate the high-grade nature of the Eleonore zone and extend the mineralized horizons in the South and North areas.



Hole T17RC084 (Eleonore North) - 21 m @ 3.05 g/t Au, approximately 100 meters below surface. (Figure 1)
Hole T17RC075 (Eleonore South) - 2 m @ 10.79 g/t Au, including 1 m @ 20.8 g/t Au, situated on section E7780, was a 50 m infill along strike from T17DD001 to the north (1.75m @ 1.69 g/t Au) and T16RC134 to the south (2 m @ 3.20 g/t Au). (Figure 2)
Hole T17RC055 (Eleonore North) - 4 m @ 2.74 g/t Au


These new results further increase the strike and down dip extensions of both Eleonore North and Eleonore South. These two areas, along with Eleonore Central, remain open along strike and at depth.

In hole T17RC084, the structure hosting the mineralization appears open down dip. Thirteen meters of plus-1g/t Au mineralization were intersected with significant gold grades, up to 23.7 g/t Au, occurring in an area of increasing quartz veining. The shear zone assemblage hosting the gold mineralization, as per the other Eleonore areas, is dominated by high-strain biotite alteration and disseminated pyrite and pyrrhotite (locally up to 1%). Further drilling is planned to test the potential down-dip continuity within the actual Phase III Drilling Program.


Hole T17RC075 demonstrates the continuity of mineralization along the major north-south trending structures at Eleonore South as well as the variability in mineralized grades along structures.

Algold is also in receipt of drilling results from the Nour Vein, discovered in the fall of 2016, situated seven kilometers north of the Eleonore mineralized zone. Three provisional drill holes were carried out testing the mineralization at depths of up to 50 meters below surface. The results returned low gold anomalies associated with quartz veining at an ultramafic/mafic contact. While the initial drill holes did not return values comparable to the rock chip sampling carried out at surface, Algold is optimistic that the structure has been intersected, which further reinforces the theory that Eleonore represents a portion of a 20-kilometer-long structure extending throughout the permitted area.


The Phase III 20,000-meter reverse-circulation ("RC") and 5,000-meter diamond-drill ("DDH") drilling program was initiated on February 1, 2017 with the objective to further delineate the high-grade gold deposit. As of May 21, 2017, 108 RC holes, 15 DDH and 16 RC pre-collar/diamond tails were completed for 13,658 meters of RC and 3,669.9 meters of diamond drilling.

As of May 21, 2017, 6,945 samples (excluding QA/QC and re-assays) from the Phase III drilling program had been sent to the SGS Bamako lab facility for analysis. To date, the Corporation is in receipt of 5,683 RC and 439 DDH results, with assays still pending for 417 RC and 406 DDH samples. The Phase III drilling program remains ongoing and is expected to be completed by the end of the second quarter 2017.


Table 1: New Assay Results Highlights - Phase III Drilling Program



                        East    North From To   Depth* Grade** Width***
Hole ID Prospect   Local   Local (m) (m)   (m)    (g/t Au)   (m)          Comments
T17RC055 North         9596 9762   68 72       53     2.74        4
T17RC056 North         9658 9801 112 116       85     0.75        4 Depth extension
T17RC059 North          910 1246   63 65       49     3.36        2 Strike extension east
T17RC079 North          993 1204 119 120       92     2.69        1 Depth extension
T17RC082 North         9619 9972 165 166      130     3.19        1 Depth extension
                                    46 48       35     1.10        2
                                   105 108       80     1.66        3
                       9712 9841
T17RC084 North                     117 138       96     3.05       21 Depth extension
                  Including        130 136              8.36        6
                  Including        133 136             14.12        3
T17RC074 South         9945 8084   30 31       23     5.70        1
T17RC075 South         9957 7779   66 68       53    10.79        2
    * Vertical depth of intersection below RL collar.
    ** Weighted average grade, composite based on a minimum grade of 0.3 g/t Au with an
    internal dilution of 0.005 g/t Au over 2 m and an edge grade of 0.25 g/t Au permitted.
    *** Down-hole length (believed to be close to true width)
    No capping of higher values has been applied.


Note: Complete assay results are available on Algold's website (

Detailed geological descriptions of all mineralized zones can be found on Algold's website ( and on SEDAR ( in the report entitled "Algold 43-101 Technical Report: Tijirit Maiden Mineral Resources Estimates for the Tijirit Gold Project in Mauritania, dated August 4, 2016".

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


Quality Assurance / Quality Control (QA/QC)

Analytical work for drill core and chips, geochemical samples and rock chip samples is being carried out at the independent SGS Laboratories Ltd. in Bamako, Mali. The 50 g fire assay with ASS finish analytical services are accredited by SANAS and are carried out with a quality assurance protocol in line with ISO 17025:2005. Samples are stored at the Corporation's field camps and put into sealed bags until delivered by a geologist on behalf of Algold to the laboratory in Bamako, Mali, where samples are prepared and analyzed. Until the end of 2016, samples were analyzed at ALS's facility in Loughrea, Ireland. Beginning in 2017, samples are analyzed at SGS Laboratory, Bamako. Samples are logged in the tracking system, weighed, dried and finely crushed to better than 70%, passing a 2 mm (Tyler 9 mesh, US Std. No.10) screen. A split of up to 1,000 g is taken and pulverized to better than 85%, passing a 75-micron (Tyler 200 mesh) screen, and a 50-gram split is analyzed by fire assay with an AA finish. Anomalous samples greater than 5 g/t Au are re-analyzed by 50 g fire assay with gravimetric finish. Selected samples may be re-analyzed using a 1 kg cyanide leach (Bottle Roll) using "LeachWELL" or the 1 kg screen fire assay method. Blanks, duplicates and certified reference material (standards) are inserted to monitor laboratory performance during the analysis.


This press release has been reviewed for accuracy and compliance under National Instrument 43-101 by André Ciesielski, DSc., PGeo., Algold Resources Ltd. Lead Consulting Geologist and Qualified Person, and Alastair Gallaugher, C.Geo. (Chartered Geologist and Fellow of the Geological Society of London), BSc. Geology, Algold's Exploration Manager in Mauritania, Qualified Persons as defined by NI 43−101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. André Ciesielski has further approved the scientific and technical disclosure in the news release.





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