2021 Exploration Programme Underway At Treaty Creek In BC
Tudor Gold Corp. (TSXV:TUD) has commenced its 2021 exploration programme at the flagship property, Treaty Creek, located in the heart of the Golden Triangle of Northwestern British Columbia.
Diamond drilling has begun on the Goldstorm Deposit, which is on-trend from Seabridge Gold’s KSM Project located five km to the southwest.
Vice President of Exploration and Project Development, Ken Konkin, said the first two drills have arrived and have begun drilling the 30,000m, fully funded, Phase l exploration programme. Six drills will be used for this deposit delineation and property exploration programme.
“Crews have been on site for several weeks preparing our drill camp and our lower exploration camp to receive our first two drill teams,” Mr Konkin said.
“This season had a remarkably deep snowpack compared to that of previous years. Our crews took advantage of the high snow level and excellent weather conditions during April and May to transport heavy equipment and drilling supplies to our site utilizing the South Treaty Glacier route.
“Avalanche technicians safely guided the convoy of equipment over the pass that connects to the Pretium Resources’ Knipple Glacier ice road.
“The priority of our exploration programme this year is to define the limits of the Goldstorm Deposit, as it currently remains open to expansion in all directions and at depth. Furthermore, we will attempt to convert as much of the 7.9 million ounces of gold equivalent (AuEq) Inferred Resources to the Measured and Indicated Resource categories that currently total 19.41 million ounces of AuEq.
“In addition to drilling at Goldstorm (GS), we will also continue our drilling at Perfect Storm (PSZ) and other targets, including the Eureka Zone (EZ). Approximately 90% of the planned drilling will be undertaken at Goldstorm while two 300m southwestern step-out holes are initially planned for Perfect Storm, and one hole at Eureka. We expect to add two more drills in the following week.”
President and CEO, Walter Storm,said Tudor Gold would also like to thank its good neighbours along our southern boundary.
“We very much appreciate the management and staff at Pretium Resources for their assistance and permission to transport vital heavy equipment and drill supplies to our site from their Brucejack Mine access road.
“Last year we completed our most successful exploration season at Treaty Creek, which provided the results for our Initial Mineral Resource Estimate. Our goal this year is to complete the drilling of the Goldstorm Deposit to hopefully expand and finalize the Mineral Resource Estimate.
“With this, we can then proceed with a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for 2022. We also have several high-level targets to explore at Treaty Creek, with the goal of identifying the nature and grade of gold distribution within the Perfect Storm and Eureka targets.”