Benchmark Metals Inc. (TSXV: BNCH) (OTCQX: BNCHF) has obtained further strong results from seven infill and expansion drill holes from the northern portion of the Cliff Creek deposit (Cliff Creek North – CCN) in B.C. Canada.
Drilling has yielded broad zones of bulk-tonnage and high-grade mineralisation. The intersections continue to define zones of high-grade bulk tonnage including 30.48 metres (m) core length of 8.96 grams per tonne (g/t) gold and 233.04 g/t silver or 11.87 g/t gold equivalent (AuEq) with 3.05 m of 73.60 g/t gold and 1738.50 g/t silver or 95.33 g/t AuEq in drill hole 21CCRC041.
CEO, John Williamson, said the new drill results show significant expansion potential with continued strong mineralisation along the margins of the 2021 modelled pit shell. The results are providing a vectoring tool to model and expand additional, robust high-grade mineralised systems to the south.
The Cliff Creek North zone remains open showing strong continuity from surface to over 550 vertical metres depth with potential for open pit as well as underground mining. Benchmark’s flagship Lawyers Gold-Silver Project is located within a road-accessible region of the prolific Golden Horseshoe area of north-central British Columbia, Canada.
“The Cliff Creek North area continues to provide more high-grade gold and silver material. The new results are filling gaps with tighter drill spacing that is demonstrating mineralisation that will grow the forthcoming Mineral Resource Estimate,” Mr Williamson said.
In addition, the high-grade, near surface mineralization is showing potential as an initial mining area (pit) that could significantly boost economics in the Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA).”
- Increasingly robust mineralisation with high-grade mineralisation within high-grade bulk tonnage zones in the upper southeast portion of Cliff Creek North, demonstrating effective targeting of the modelled high-grade mineralisation trending to the south that includes 30.48 metres (m) of 8.96 g/t gold and 233.04 g/t silver or 11.87 g/t AuEq with 15.24 m of 17.59 g/t gold and 454.33 g/t silver or 23.27 g/t AuEq in drill hole 21CCRC041, and;
- At-depth testing of the southern portions of the 2021 US$1600 modelled pit shell at Cliff Creek North intersected 38.33 m core length of 4.18 g/t gold and 117.32 g/t silver or 5.64 g/t AuEq with 4.00 m of 8.80 g/t gold and 433.75 g/t silver or 14.22 g/t AuEq in drill hole 21CCDD023, and;
- Excellent continuity of infill and expansion drilling within the Cliff Creek North zone including 153.00 m of 1.24 g/t gold and 17.73 g/t silver or 1.46 g/t AuEq with 6.44 m of 2.51 g/t gold and 54.94 g/t silver or 3.19 g/t AuEq in drill hole 21CCDD047.
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