Canadian Mining Journal


GOLD: BonTerra cuts more near surface high grades at Gladiator

Drilling at the Gladiator gold deposit has identified two new zones as well as three others.

QUEBEC – As this year’s resource development program goes forward at the Gladiator gold deposit 170 km northeast of Val d’Or, owner BonTerra Resources of Vancouver says it has drilled 5.0 metres at 23.6 g/t gold and 6.0 metres at 41.0 g/t gold. These high grades were returned from hole BA-17-05 that intersected five distinct gold zones, including two new ones.

The new zones assayed 1.1 g/t au over 12.0 metres in a felsic porphyritic intrusive host and  the 23.6 g/t section in a shear hosted vein with visible gold. The best intersection, 41.0 g/t, came from the FW zone.

The Gladiator deposit has now been outlined to a depth of 800 metres and a strike length of 1,200 metres. It remains open in all directions. Three rigs are currently testing the Deep East zone, the western edge of the Rivage gap, and infill drilling elsewhere on the Rivage gap.  Bon Terra is considering adding a fourth drill to test the Coliseum property that lies along trend with Gladiator.

The company plans to complete an updated geological model for Gladiator in 2017. Increases in contained ounces of gold are a possibility.

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