SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 27, 2014) - Ascot Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:AOT) -

Highlights of Release:

  • Hole P14-703 in the West Zone area has intersected visible gold in an interval from 136.00-137.00 m's depth (1.00 m interval) grading 873.00 g/t Au and 537.0 g/t Ag. This intersection is approximately 30.0 meters up dip of the previously reported gold intersection in hole P14-707. Hole P14-707 assayed 14,394.5 g/t Au and 6,830.0 g/t Ag over 0.75m. The P14-707 intersection is located approximately 50 meters east and down dip of the visible gold intersection in previously reported hole P14-594 which returned an assay of 1395.00 g/t Au and 739.0 g/t Ag over 1.00m. This high grade gold vein is contained within a mineralized quartz breccia body and is inferred to have a northwest strike and a 60-70 degree northeast dip.

  • Recent drilling at Premier, down dip, has shown good continuity to mineralization with higher silver values near surface zoning to higher gold grades at depth. Several visible gold intersections have been made in this area for which assays are still pending.

The Premier property covers more than one hundred square kilometres near the town of Stewart in northwest BC, and includes the old Premier Mine, a past producer of 2.1 MOz Au and 44.9 MOz Ag.

The compilation of the historic database has allowed Ascot to outline and test high grade underground targets which remain across much of the mine area including the main Premier, West Zone, BC Silver, Sebakwe and Northern Lights. Historic work and recent Ascot drilling indicate mineralization is focussed in a structural zone ranging from 30-150 meters in thickness which contains mineralized quartz stockwork, cored by one to four higher grade quartz breccia bodies. Individual quartz breccia zones range in thickness from 2.0-50.0 meters and generally contain higher gold and silver grades along with Pb and Zn values. This system has a known strike length of 1600+ meters and a dip length of up to 1500 meters but a majority of the target area has only been loosely tested from underground, with most work dating back to the 1920-30's. The system appears very similar to the Big Missouri-Martha Ellen-Dilworth system to the north and lateral and dip continuity of the system to date has been very good.

This new target is outside of any of Ascot's present resource areas (Big Missouri, Martha Ellen and Dilworth). This area is a separate system and the priority is to define the potential for higher grade underground mineralization.

New highlights include:

Hole # Zone From m's To m's Width m's Au
Au Cut
P14-679 Premier 214.00 290.00 76.00 1.00 1.00 5.7
incl. 217.00 259.00 42.00 1.40 1.40 7.1
incl. 219.00 234.50 15.50 2.32 2.32 9.6
incl. 222.00 224.00 2.00 9.07 9.07 8.4
P14-681 N.L.- B.C. Silver 237.00 280.00 43.00 1.04 1.04 3.9
incl. 237.00 243.14 6.14 3.78 3.78 9.0
incl. 240.46 243.14 2.68 6.65 6.65 16.0
P14-682 Premier 217.00 253.00 36.00 1.59 1.59 9.8
incl. 233.00 251.00 18.00 2.25 2.25 11.1
incl. 233.00 237.00 4.00 2.98 2.98 14.8
incl. 247.00 251.00 4.00 4.10 4.10 7.9
P14-696 Premier 275.24 341.00 65.76 1.19 1.19 10.6
incl. 275.24 278.65 3.41 5.75 5.75 41.0
incl. 297.00 325.93 28.93 1.46 1.46 15.0
incl. 316.08 325.93 9.85 1.78 1.78 24.0
P14-697 Premier 86.00 143.00 57.00 1.47 1.37* 49.3
incl. 87.00 122.50 35.50 2.26 2.09* 73.1
incl. 95.00 97.00 2.00 21.59 18.63* 181.9
incl. 96.00 97.00 1.00 40.20 34.29* 266.0
incl. 118.00 122.50 4.50 4.35 4.35 241.6
incl. 121.80 122.50 0.70 18.20 18.20 469.0
P14-701 Premier- West 57.16 84.95 27.79 1.46 1.46 6.2
incl. 57.16 64.52 7.36 4.18 4.18 14.5
incl. 62.00 63.00 1.00 23.70 23.70 67.2
P14-703 Premier- West 75.45 158.95 83.50 12.10 1.93* 11.1
incl. 75.45 99.00 23.55 2.72 2.72 3.2
incl. 75.45 84.43 8.98 4.58 4.58 6.2
incl. 75.45 78.00 2.55 11.59 11.59 12.5
incl. 136.00 145.00 9.00 101.96 7.99* 65.4
incl. 136.00 137.00 1.00 873.00 34.29* 537.0
incl. 144.12 145.00 0.88 46.20 34.29* 35.5

True widths are generally believed to be 60-90% of intersected widths in the Premier area. (*) samples cut to 1opt or 34.29 g/t Au.

This release covers results for the fourth set of 24 holes for 2014 (P-14-678 to 703), as well as a preliminary portion for P-14-707, assays for holes P-14-690, P-14-699 are still pending. To date Ascot has drilled 31,675 meters in 153 holes, three drill rigs are currently drilling the Premier mine area. Detailed results table, locations, and figures can be viewed at the following Ascot link:

Graeme Evans, P. Geo and Lawrence Tsang, P. Geo are providing the field management for the Premier exploration program. Graeme Evans, designated as the Qualified Person (QP) as defined by National Instrument 43-101 has prepared the technical information in this news release.

Quality Assurance/Quality Control

Analytical work is being carried out by ALS Lab Group. Quality assurance and quality control programs include the use of analytical blanks and standards and duplicates in addition to the labs own internal quality assurance program. All samples were analyzed using multi-digestion with ICP finish and fire assay with AA finish for gold. Samples over 100 ppm silver were reanalyzed using four acid digestion with an ore grade AA finish. Samples over 1,500 ppm silver were fire assayed with a gravimetric finish. Samples with over 10 ppm gold were fire assayed with a gravimetric finish. Identified or suspected metallic gold or silver are subjected to "metallics" assays. Also for extreme high gold grades a concentrate analysis is performed with a fire assay and gravimetric finish accurate up to 999985 ppm Au limit (ALS Au-CON01) method . Sampling and storage are at the company's secure facility in Stewart with bi-weekly sample shipments made to ALS Labs Terrace prep site.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors


John A. Toffan, President and Director

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Contact Information:

Ascot Resources Ltd.
John A. Toffan
President and Director
(604) 379-1170