Testing Quebec Gold Discovery
Azimut Exploration Inc. (TSXV: AZM) is has initiated a drilling programme to follow up its promising gold discovery on its wholly-owned Elmer Property in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay region of Quebec.
A total of 6,399 metres (32 holes) has been drilled since late May 2020. Based on initial core examination, Azimut’s management has decided to expand the ongoing programme to 10,000m, from the 6,000m initially planned, to further assess the main target (ELM-1) and other previously identified targets.
Two rigs have drilled the following thus far:
- 5,610m (26 holes) to test the lateral and depth continuity of the Patwon Gold discovery
- 255m (two holes) to test other parts of the ELM-1 target
- 534m (four holes) to test the ELM-2 and ELM-3 targets.
Samples from 11 of the holes have been sent to the ALS Minerals laboratory in Val-d’Or, Quebec. Assay results are pending.
Visual observations from several holes support the expanded drilling programme:
- Significant quartz veining and pyrite (finely to coarsely disseminated pyrite, semi-massive to massive pyrite stringers)
- Significant associated alteration (pervasive silica, sericite, chlorite, tourmaline and carbonates)
- Presence of native gold grains.
Five main target areas (ELM-1 to ELM-5) are located within a highly prospective corridor 2.5 km long by 1 km wide, open at both ends. The target areas are mostly defined by induced polarization anomalies along several subparallel axes, for a cumulative length of at least seven km. As a first phase, the current programme aims to assess the gold potential from surface to a vertical depth of 200m. To date, drilling has concentrated on ELM-1.
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