Expands Near Surface Mineralisation At AGB Zone
Benchmark Metals Inc. (TSXV: BNCH) continues to expand the ABG Zone with more drilling success at the flagship Lawyers Gold-Silver Project in north-central British Columbia, Canada.
The latest results from a series of drill holes at the AGB zone including, 66m of 2.34 g/t au and 51.48 g/t silver or 2.98 g/t gold equivalent (AuEq) and 5.0m of 15.31 g/t gold and 180.80 g/t silver or 17.57 g/t AuEqin drill hole 20AGBDD039.
This drill hole was the most southerly drilled during the 2020 campaign and returned high-grade gold and silver intervals beginning near to surface.
CEO, John Williamson, said a broad zone of strong mineralisation is emerging at the southern extent of the >650 m long AGB zone that remains open at depth and along strike.
Planning for the 2021 drill program is underway to target the southern extents due to its potential to add additional near-surface, open-pittable gold and silver ounces to the AGB deposit.
“These drill results demonstrate strong continuity and higher-grade gold and silver material near surface,” Mr Williamson said.
“The results are providing a path to expand the AGB zone to the south and to depth. This zone is showing potential to become a higher-grade, initial open pit mine that would return substantial economics in the opening years of a mining scenario.”
The southern extent of the AGB zone has seen very limited historical drilling with most of the drill holes in this region being completed as part of a late 2020 step-out and expansion drill campaign.
Mr Williamson said that with very encouraging visual alteration and mineralisation observed in the first few holes the programme was expanded to 10+ holes, all of which intersected significant mineralisation.
New results have extended the zone of bulk-tonnage and high-grade mineralisation. The southern area of AGB continues to demonstrate the continuity of the mineralised system from surface to depth. The 2020 drill results in this particular area are the deepest drilled to date, all have a 60+gram AuEq times metre (g/t AuEq m) product and extend over a strike extent of 150m