Significant Results Achieved In Diamond Drilling At Providence Property
Ximen Mining Corp. (TSXV:XIM) has receive positive assay results from drilling and underground sampling at its Providence property near Greenwood in southern British Columbia.
A total of six holes totalling 1,172m were drilled on Ximen’s Providence property in 2020. Results were received for the first five drill holes. Holes 1 to 3 were drilled to test for an extension of the vein mined in the historic Providence mine. Hole 4 was drilled to intersect a projected depth extension of a quartz veined zone that is exposed an historic mine adit.
Holes 5 and 6 were drilled to test a projected depth extension of a surface massive sulphide showing. Significant results were obtained in holes 2 and 3 and the underground samples. Assay results for hole 6 are still pending.
The elevated silver results from Holes 2 and 3, including 178 g/t Ag, 94.9 g/t Ag, 75.5 g/t Ag, are considered promising for a potential extension of the Providence vein to the northeast of the historic Providence mine, which was a prolific silver producer. The intercepts consist of highly foliated, altered and mineralised sections of the cores. Further drilling will be required to further test these intercepts.
Results were also received for two underground chip samples taken across a quartz vein that is exposed in an historic adit that was discovered in 2018. The adit is not documented in any historic reports. The vein is five centimetres thick where sampled and is mineralised with coarse masses of pyrrhotite with minor sphalerite and pyrite. Its orientation and mineralisation are different from the Providence silver vein, so the structure is considered as a separate target from the main Providence vein.