LAS VEGAS, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rimrock Gold Corp. ( OTCQB: RMRK) (the "Company"), is pleased to announce that its contractor Zonge Engineering has completed a new Controlled Source Audio Magnetotelluric ("CSAMT") geophysical resistivity survey on the Company's wholly-owned Rimrock gold-silver project in Elko County, Nevada. The Rimrock property is strategically located in a highly-mineralized epithermal gold-silver district, 7 Km northwest of Rodeo Creek Gold's Hollister gold-silver mine, and 16 Km southeast of Newmont's high-grade Midas gold-silver mine. CSAMT surveys have previously been very successful in delineating lithological boundaries and major fault zones in the region, including at the Hollister mine.
Zonge Engineering completed a 4-line survey covering 10.9 line Km east-west across the project property, spaced 250 to 400 meters apart, encompassing numerous geological targets previously identified by the Company's technical team. The Company is presently interpreting the data with the help of Wright Geophysics. The final interpretations will be used to help select new exploration drilling targets at Rimrock.
Preliminary analysis of the raw CSAMT data appears to provide an excellent basis for defining and interpreting potentially mineralized structures at Rimrock. Some of these structural zones appear to be much wider than previously thought, including the previously identified "Dilation" Midas-style gold-silver target. The CSAMT survey also appears to have better defined the lithological boundary between the older Paleozoic basement rocks and the overlying volcanic rocks present at the surface, along with the geometry of faulting in the property area.
The Paleozoic rocks at Rimrock have been domally uplifted to the surface, immediately west of the property boundary, with Vinini Formation sedimentary rocks present. As a result, the mineralized layer with Carlin-style gold potential could be much closer to the surface than at Hollister or at Midas. Fault feeders for gold are critical in defining where both Midas- and Carlin-style gold mineralized bodies lie, and CSAMT has been proven as an excellent, cost-effective technique to identify fault feeders in the region. An updated evaluation of the northwest extension of the Carlin trend has just been completed, and the Rimrock property is interpreted to lie directly in the heart of this projection of the prolific gold-bearing trend.
Rimrock Gold is a diversified mineral exploration company focused on identifying, acquiring, advancing, and drilling high-grade gold-silver exploration projects in Nevada, and lithium exploration projects in Quebec. The company has a very capable management team, and is led by an experienced and successful board. The Company's main exploration assets comprise a 100% interest in the Rimrock, West Silver Cloud, and Pony Spur gold-silver projects in Nevada. In addition, the company owns the Abigail, Lac Kame and EM-1 lithium projects in the James Bay region of Quebec, Canada totaling 11,360 hectares. For further information and technical data on Rimrock Gold's various projects, please visit the Company's website at www.rimrockgold.com or contact the Company directly by e-mail at [email protected].
The Company's Vice President of Exploration, Richard R. Redfern, M.Sc., a Certified professional Geologist and 'qualified person' for the purposes of Canada's National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Properties, has verified and approved the information contained in this news release.
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