Kelowna, British Columbia - December 27, 2013 - TrinCan Capital Corp. ("TrinCan" or the "Corporation") (TSX-V: TRN) is pleased to announce preliminary assay results from the first two diamond drill holes of the 2013-2014 winter diamond drilling campaign on the Tashota gold project being conducted by its newly acquired subsidiary, Markinch Resources Inc.
The winter diamond drilling campaign, which commenced mid-December at the Tashota gold project (225 km northeast of Thunder Bay, Ontario), is primarily targeted at the Paulpic gold zone; which has an inferred mineral resource of 68,900 ounces of gold with an average grade of 8.24 grams per tonne of gold (g/t Au). However, drilling was commenced at the Wascanna shaft gold-bearing zone, a secondary target, while access trails to the Paulpic gold zone are in the process of freezing. The Wascanna shaft, which was sunk at intervals between 1917 and 1936, is reportedly 98 metres deep with 604 metres of lateral development on three levels, although no production is reported.
The first two drill holes, designed to intersect the Wascanna zone at vertical depths of 9 and 15 metres, both encountered zones of quartz veining with visible gold, following on which two deeper holes were drilled to intersect the zone at vertical depths of 17 and 22 metres. These also cut quartz veining with visible gold. With these visually encouraging results, four additional holes on the same pattern were drilled 10 metres to the north. Three of these four holes of the second "fence" also encountered visible gold. A deeper hole was then attempted to intersect the zone below the 100-ft level of the mine, but ran into underground workings, so a tenth hole was attempted, which successfully cut the vein zone at a vertical depth of about 35 metres, also with an occurrence of visible gold. Total drilling at Wascanna has been 260 metres, which is more than originally planned because of the visually encouraging results.
The preliminary assay results from holes W13-01 and W13-02, which were assayed on a rush basis using a fire assay preparation on 30-gram splits with atomic absorption finish, are as follows (all widths quoted are actual core lengths):
These preliminary results and the results from the other holes drilled, which are expected in the coming weeks, will be checked using gravimetric fire assay procedures on samples assaying over 2.5 g/t Au.
The vein zone is nearly vertical and it is inferred that true widths for W13-01 will be approximately 71 percent of the core lengths and for W13-02 that true widths will be approximately 50 percent of the core lengths quoted above.
Quality Assurance/Quality Control:
Assays quoted in this news release were performed at Accurassay Laboratories in Thunder Bay, Ontario, using fire assay preparation on 30-gram splits with atomic absorption finish. Accurassay is an independent analytical laboratory with ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation. Technical information in this news release was also prepared by Colin Bowdidge, Ph.D., P.Geo., a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, and President and a Director of the Corporation who is also supervising exploration at the Tashota Project.
For further information please contact:
Colin Bowdidge, Ph.D., P.Geo
TrinCan Capital Corp.
Phone:(416) 807-2004(416) 807-2004
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