Red Pine Exploration Inc. (TSXV: RPX) has drilled a significant gold intersection from its 2021 programme in the Surluga South discovery area of its Wawa project in Ontario.
The Surluga South discovery is now extending up to 500m down-dip from the boundary of the current mineral resource of the Surluga Deposit. The mineralised gold intersection in SD-21-302 is located at a vertical depth of 590m, approximately 30m up-dip from 25.73 g/t Au over 4.78 metres (estimated true width) intersected in hole SD-21-298A.
Highlights of the 2021 Drilling Programe
- 3.08 g/t Au over 55.66 metres estimated true width (TW) in the Jubilee Shear Zone includes three higher grade intervals of:
- 27.21 g/t Au over 3.81 metres (TW), including 95.36 g/t over 0.92 metre (TW).
- 4.31 g/t Au over 10.10 metres (TW), including 26.64 g/t over 0.93 metre (TW) and 7.78 g/t over 0.93 metre (TW).
- 5.98 g/t Au over 2.30 metres (TW) including 13.54 g/t over 0.75 metre.
President and CEO, Quentin Yarie, said visible gold observed in several holes (assays pending) completed in the Surluga South discovery, Surluga North extension and the Sadowski vein.
“The on-going drilling in our Surluga South discovery within the Jubilee Shear Zone continues to produce impressive results,” Mr Yarie said.
“The mineralised intersection in SD-21-302 indicates that thick zones of gold mineralisation exist in our Surluga South discovery, and that these zones can reach an overall grade and thickness comparable to those forming the core of the current mineral resource of the Surluga Deposit.”
Current Drilling Program
As part of its on-going 2021 drilling program, Red Pine is testing the northern and southern extensions of the Surluga Deposit, and the extension of the Minto Mine Deposit beyond the footprints of their respective mineral resources. One rig is drilling at the northern end of the Surluga Deposit and the second rig is drilling at the southern end of the Surluga Deposit, testing the Minto Mine Shear Zone and the newly identified Sadowski Gold Zone. Drill production is also continuing to improve on the project and the third drill, which will initially be positioned in the Darwin-Grace-Nyman greenfield target, is scheduled to start next week.
At the southern end of the Surluga Deposit, holes SD-21-296A, 297A, 298A (respectively announced on August 12, 2021 and September 20, 2021), 302 and 305A (assays pending) have successfully intersected the Jubilee Shear Zone, up to 500 metres away from the boundary of the Surluga Deposit mineral resource. Visible gold has been observed in hole SD-21-305A (assays pending) in one quartz vein in the Jubilee Shear Zone.
Significant mineralisation was intersected in hole SD-21-298A in the Minto Vein, down-dip of the Minto Mine deposit. Drilling is expected to start shortly to define the size and extent of this new zone of gold mineralisation.
In the Sadowski zone, visible gold was observed in a quartz vein in hole SD-21-305A (assays are pending), approximately 65 metres along strike of the Sadowski vein intersections in SD-21-296A, 297A and 298A.
At the northern end of the Surluga Deposit, the on-going drilling program indicated that the Jubilee Shear Zone extends down-dip of the current limit of the inferred resource. This is supported by the results from holes SD-21-299 and SD-21-301 that confirm the extension of gold mineralization in the Jubilee Shear Zone beyond the current inferred resource of the Surluga deposit.
The Jubilee Shear Zone was also successfully intersected in holes SD-21-304, 306 and 308 (assay pending for these holes), with visible gold observed in hole SD-21-308 in two quartz veins, SD-21-303 intersected with 2.27 g/t Au over 2.73m. Assays are pending for the balance of hole SD-21-303.
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