Tempus Resources Limited (ASX: TMR) is ready to step-up exploration activities at its high- grade Blackdome-Elizabeth Gold Project (BEGP) in Canada on the back of promising results from a major geochemical survey.
A key part of a recently completed exploration programme, Tempus geochemically survey prospective terrain in the vicinity of the Blackdome and Elizabeth mines to identify potential lateral extensions to existing mineralisation and targets for new discoveries.
Managing Director, Brendan Borg, said these objectives were successfully accomplished through a 1,740 sample programme collectively captured across a single grid at target locations in the vicinity of the Blackdome Mine and Elizabeth Deposit.
“We are very encouraged by the number and tenor of new soil anomalies generated outside of the known mineralisation at Blackdome-Elizabeth,” Mr Borg said.
“We have established promising targets to extend existing resources with upcoming drilling and potential for a completely new discovery near Elizabeth.”
The survey grid at Blackdome expanded on a prior 2018 programme, whilst a wider-spaced reconnaissance survey grid was employed at Elizabeth, draped over a prominent SE/NW trending ridge identified as a geologically significant structure in relation to possible mineralisation there.
The survey results from both Blackdome and Elizabeth were successful in identifying statistically significant gold anomalies combined with strong correlations with known pathfinder elements.
Approximately 2.5 km from the Elizabeth Deposit, the survey identified a 400m x 150m east-west trending gold in soil anomaly in an area with no previously known mineral showings, including multiple samples > 0.1 g/t gold to a maximum of 0.66 g/t gold.
The results from the expanded grid at Blackdome were successful in extending geochemical trends identified in 2018, as well as discovering two new trends parallel to and northeast of the 2018 anomalies. An exceptional soil sample of 0.92 g/t gold was collected during this programme, located at the far northern edge of the grid.
At Elizabeth a distinct coincidental group of strongly anomalous gold-silver-bismuth-lead responses covers an approximate area of 400 m x 150 m, elongated in an east-west direction, and is flanked by weak to moderately anomalous soil values.
Mr Borg said the Company considers the significant geochemical anomaly discovered in the Elizabeth survey as having prospectivity for a potential new discovery, and will prioritise further evaluation of it in the 2020 drilling and trenching programme.
Five coincident gold, silver and arsenic (pathfinder mineral) geochemical anomalies have been identified on the Blackdome survey grid. Three of these anomalies may represent possible extensions of known mineralisation to the northeast of historic sampling and two are new. All soil anomalies identified from this season of work have a favourable trend parallel to known mineralised veins and structures at the Blackdome Mine.
The Blackdome-Elizabeth Gold Project hosts Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resources of 52,600 ounces of gold at 11.3 g/t Indicated, and 231,900 ounces of gold at 11.7 g/t Inferred.