7,000M Diamond Drilling Programme Expands Idaho Project
Freeman Gold Corp. (CSE:FMAN) has intersected mineralisation and geology consistent with the company’s geological model and understanding in every hole drilled in its exploration campaign at its 100% owned Lemhi gold project, located in Idaho, USA.
Two diamond drill rigs completed 35 cored drill holes totalling 7,149m. The drilling campaign confirmed the presence of numerous structurally controlled stacked, flat lying gold mineralised horizons initially identified by 70,196m of historical drilling conducted between 1984 and 2012.
Detailed geological logging of the new core has also identified mineralised zones of varying thicknesses, ranging from 10 to over 100m, similar to that found in previous historic drilling and drill sections.
Core samples have been sent to ALS Minerals Division, Vancouver, BC, and results are expected in the next four to eight weeks.
To date, 1,805 drill core and rock grab samples and 358 soil samples have arrived at ALS Minerals Division, Vancouver, BC. ALS is currently quoting turn-around times exceeding 60 days for analytical services. An additional 275 soil samples were sent to SGS Canada Inc., Burnaby, BC.
“During the execution of our first 5,000m twin and infill diamond drill programme it became clear that historically defined zones have greater continuity than expected,” President and CEO, Will Randall, said.
“As a result, we extended our Phase 1 diamond drill campaign to include additional infill and step out holes designed to test zones beyond historical limits.
“We are extremely pleased with this initial drill programme, both the execution in challenging times as well as the extent and thickness of the flat lying mineralised structures. “We have successfully confirmed and extended the presence of these stacked mineralised structures over a 600 x 700 metre area from surface down to over 260 metres deep. We look forward to updating shareholders as assay results become available.”