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Garibaldi Announces 2019 Drilling Program At Nickel Mountain

Mining News - Published on Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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Garibaldi Resources announced that its 2019 drill program has commenced at its flagship E&L nickel-copper-rich massive sulphide discovery at Nickel Mountain in the heart of Northwest BC's Eskay Camp. Garibaldi is utilizing one of the most advanced heli-portable surface drill rigs, a DrillCo MDS 1950 with drilling performed by ITL Diamond Drilling Ltd. The DrillCo MDS 1950 operates with 160 horsepower at the head and can reach depths of 2,000+ meters. While providing more power than comparable conventional drills, it also consumes an estimated 25-30% less fuel. The drills are mounted on a hydraulic powered rotating turn table allowing for rapid azimuth and dip change, eliminating costly helicopter support to realign drill rigs when targeting off hole anomalies. The drills also feature data logging capabilities, providing drilling metrics on a per shift basis.


Garibaldi's fully-funded 2019 drill program will focus on building out the five currently known mineralized zones at the E&L deposit outlined through 46 drill holes during 2017 and 2018. The E&L system is wide open for expansion to the east, the west, the south, the north and at depth

Garibaldi expects to significantly increase daily drilling meterage and dramatically reduce costs per meter drilled utilizing state-of-the-art new drill rigs which require less water and fuel than comparable drills

Assay protocols have been reviewed, changes have been implemented, and the Company expects that turnaround times will be greatly improved

Detailed analysis of oriented drill core, geology and key geochemical correlations at the E&L deposit are providing valuable new insights with regard to structural controls on mineralization and drill targeting

Lamontagne Geophysics Ltd is continuing with borehole electromagnetic (BHEM) geophysical surveys which have proven to be a remarkably effective tool in detecting conductive areas hosting massive sulphides

Garibaldi has received a Notice of Work approval from the BC Ministry of Mines to expand the number of drill pad locations at the Company's Eskay Camp claim group, including Nickel Mountain, to 107.

Nickel Mountain Welcomes New Drill Rigs

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Tue, 18 Jun 2019
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