Canadian Mining Journal


GOLD: Aurion drills multiple high grade, near surface intersects at Risti

High grade core from the Aamurusko Main zone at the Risti project. (Image: Aurion Resources)

FINLAND – Aurion Resources, based in St. John’s, Nfld., has received long and strong results from the extra nine holes drilled at the Aamurusko NW prospect at its Risti gold project in the northern part of the country. The exploration program is fully funded through 2020.

The mineralization at Aamurusko NW has multiple zones of high grade quartz veins, often with tourmaline, within a sericitized alteration envelope. Anomalous disseminated pyrite and narrow sheeted and stockwork veinlets have also been encountered.

Here are some highlights of the recent drilling:

  • Hole AM19105 – 4.0 metres at 16.17 g/t gold, including 0.58 metre at 109 g/t;
  • Hole AM19106 – 11.1 metres at 23.41 g/t gold, including 4.2 metres at 51.95 g/t and 0.5 metre at 202 g/t; and
  • HHHole AM19109 – 19.0 metres at 6.84 g/t gold, including 7.3 metres at 16.36 g/t and 1.5 meter at 76.03 g/t.

The company says the Risti project has many similarities to prolific gold-rich orogenic gold belts globally, specifically the Timmins camp of the Abitibi region of Northern Ontario. Aamurusko NW is located 600 to 700 metres northwest of the Aamurusko Main target that returned a bonanza 789.10 g/t over over 2.9 metres, 42.40 g/t over 4.0 metres, and 24.50 g/t over 4.75 metres.

Details of the recent drill results are available in the news release of Nov. 11, 2019, posted at