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Wesdome Gold Mines Drilling Resulst at Eagle River Mine

Mining News - Published on Tue, 18 Feb 2020

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Wesdome Gold Mines announced results from the ongoing underground and surface exploration drilling program at the Company’s wholly-owned Eagle River Mine in Wawa in Ontario. Surface drilling continues to extend and better define the Falcon Zones, located in volcanic rocks approximately 200 metres west of the mine diorite. The Falcon Zones occur near the contact between tholeiitic mafic volcanic and calc-alkaline felsic to intermediate volcanics, which are commonly sheared with biotite-sericite altered and laminated quartz veins with visible gold. Surface drilling has continued to expand the zone of mineralization to a depth of 4400 m elevation (i.e. 600 vertical m below surface) and over a strike of 200 m.

In order to better test the down plunge extension of the Falcon Zone, a drill rig has been positioned underground on the 772 m elevation. Initial drilling from underground has intersected visible gold mineralization in quartz veining approximately 70 m down plunge of the Falcon Zone. Assaying of this hole returned 160.5 g/t Au over 3.9 metres. Given the steep easterly plunge defined by the recent drilling, it is interpreted that the Falcon 7 Zone now extends an additional 500 m down plunge and is the up plunge extension of the 7 Zone currently being mined near the 1,000 m elevation. This down plunge extension of the Falcon Zone is located proximal to existing mine infrastructure, and as such, remains one of the priorities for surface and underground drilling in the first half of 2020. The Falcon Zones have the potential to provide additional workplaces required to increase the tonnage milled from Eagle River underground.

Highlights of the recent drilling are listed below

Hole ERM-2019-60: 2,690.0 g/t over 0.5 m core length (60.0 g/t Au cut, 0.4 m true width)

Hole ERM-2019-63: 49.4 g/t Au over 3.0 m core length (23.2 g/t Au cut, 2.2 m width)

Hole ERM-2019-02: 16.0 g/t Au over 6.4 m core length (9.5 g/t Au cut, 4.7 m true width)

Hole 772-E-58: 160.5 g/t Au over 3.9 m core length (73.4 g/t Au cut*, 2.2 m true width) – underground drill hole

Assays capped at 60 g/t Au. *Assays capped at 125 g/t Au. True widths are estimated.

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Posted By : Nishith Sharma on Tue, 18 Feb 2020
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