Intersects High-Grade Gold At Three Targets Near PureGold Mine
Pure Gold Mining Inc. (TSXV:PGM, LSE:PUR) has intersected high-grade gold mineralisation located outside PureGold’s existing Mineral Resources at three distinct targets—Wedge, Treasure Box, and No. 1 Vein, near the PureGold Mine in Ontario.
President and CEO, Darin Labrenz, said the continued success of the ongoing surface exploration programme is consistent with the company’s objective of fuelling PureGold’s future organic growth beyond the Phase 1 Mine by discovering new zones and expanding upon known zones of high-grade gold across the company’s 47 sq. km property. An updated mineral resource estimate is in progress and is anticipated to be published in the second quarter.
Drilling results highlights:
- 16.6 g/t gold over 5.0m Wedge-ST; including 33.0 g/t gold over 1.0m and 19.5 g/t gold over 1.0m
- 10.5 g/t gold over 3.5m at Wedge-ST; including 28.9 g/t gold over 1.0m;
- 9.9 g/t gold over 1.1m and 13.5 g/t gold over 1.1m at Treasure Box;
- 19.2 g/t gold over 1.1m at Treasure Box;
- 16.1 g/t gold over 2.0m at No. 1 Vein.
Recent drilling at the Wedge Zone, located approximately two kilometres south of the PureGold mill, has been focused on a new target in the Starratt area, Wedge-ST, testing both near-surface and deeper extensions of high-grade gold mineralisation intersected by earlier PureGold drilling programmes.
Drilling returned high grade gold intervals, expanding the vertical extents of high grade mineralisation at Wedge to over 500m and stepping out along strike over 200m.
Mr Labrenz said these results highlight the deep roots of the Wedge Zone, as well as the strong potential to expand mineralization at Wedge both laterally and at depth. The high-grade Wedge Zone, including Wedge-ST, remains a core component of the phased growth plan at the PureGold Mine.
Treasure Box is a new drill target for PureGold, located approximately three kilometres north of the PureGold mill, and situated along the same highly prospective and underexplored Russet mafic/ultramafic contact that hosts the company’s 8-Zone and Russet South deposits. Treasure Box was initially discovered by previous operator Placer Dome and remained a top priority for Placer Dome up until their takeover by Barrick and Goldcorp in 2006.
New drilling at the Treasure Box target by PureGold has returned high grade gold and successfully tested a new structural model for this quartz vein swarm target. PureGold’s initial results from Treasure Box not only reinforce the large extent of the Russet mafic/ultramafic contact on PureGold’s 47 sq. km property but also highlight the potential of both Treasure Box and other existing high grade gold deposits on the property.
New drilling at the No. 1 Vein target east of the PureGold Mine has intersected gold mineralisation in an extension of past historical underground exploration which was left behind upon discovery of the Austin ores in 1937.
Visible disseminated gold is hosted within quartz veins associated with a porphyritic host rock and the system remains open at depth. Data from the 2D seismic survey completed in 2020 helped to highlight the potential of this target hosted in a similar setting to other recent discoveries in the district.
“The latest results from our ongoing surface exploration program are consistent with our strategy of continuing to expand our resource base well beyond our current Mineral Reserves to support organic growth of the PureGold Mine for many years to come,” Mr Labrenz said.
“As we continue to systemically discover new zones and expand the areas of known high grade gold mineralisation on our property, results such as these broad, high grade intervals are exciting, as they reinforce the continuity of high-grade gold mineralisation across our seven kilometre gold corridor both laterally and at depth.
“With our PureGold Mine now pouring gold and nearing commercial production, we remain as committed as ever to growth through exploration as we continue our mission to unlock the full potential of the PureGold Mine in Red Lake, Canada.”