Testing Domino Zone In Golden Triangle
Scottie Resources Corp. (TSXV: SCOT) has added a second drill rig on its 100% owned Scottie Gold Project in British Columbia.
The second rig has commenced drilling on the Domino zone, located two km due west of the high-grade past-producing Scottie Gold mine. The company has already completed 1800m of drilling at the Blueberry zone and continues to expand and test the Blueberry target.
CEO and President, Bradley Rourke, said the addition of a second rig will accelerate the efforts and allow the company additional flexibility within its aggressive 2021 field programme.
“We are excited to continue the testing of the Domino zone and expand on last year’s encouraging drill results.”
The Scottie Gold Mine, which operated between 1981 to 1985, produced 95,426 gold ounces from 183,147 tonnes at an average recovered grade of 16.2 g/t gold. The mine ultimately shut down due to a drop in gold price combined with high-interest rates.
Mineralisation consists of east-west to northwest trending, steeply dipping, shear veins, that are comprised of pyrrhotite > pyrite ± quartz ± calcite.
The veins are hosted in a package of andesitic volcanic rocks from the Hazelton Unuk River Formation that are situated adjacent to the contact with the Summit Lake stock, part of the Texas Creek Plutonic Suite. While 13 distinct gold-bearing vein zones have been identified on the Scottie Gold Mine Project, mine production was primarily from one vein (the M-zone).
Historical drilling of the Scottie Gold Mine was largely focused on mine production, with little work done on proving up substantial resources. The majority of historical drilling was done from underground, and therefore consisted of short holes with single targets – with very restricted drill pad locations. Recent exploration by Scottie has used the benefits of drilling from surface to target areas that were inaccessible with underground drill locations, and where possible to test multiple targets with individual holes.
Scottie owns a 100% interest in the high-grade, past-producing Scottie Gold Mine and Bow properties and has the option to purchase a 100% interest in Summit Lake claims which are contiguous with the Scottie Gold Mine property. Scottie also owns 100% interest in the Georgia Project which contains the high-grade past-producing Georgia River Mine, as well as the Cambria Project properties and the Sulu property. Altogether Scottie Resources holds more than 52,000 ha of mineral claims in the Stewart Mining Camp in the Golden Triangle of BC.
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