ONTARIO – Bonanza grades and perhaps the understatement of the week come from Toronto-based PC Gold. The company says drill core from the former Pickle Crow gold mine assayed 878.69 g/t over 0.90 metres – that’s more than 25.5 opt – about 66 metres below surface. Moreover, “abundant” visible gold was observed.
The same hole, PC-14-283, returned 10.60 g/t over 5.55 metres from roughly 71 to 77 metres, including 83.48 g/t over 0.44 metres.
PCGold said the current drill program targets the shallow No. 22 and 23 veins. Hopefully near surface resources will prove sufficient to commission the onsite 220-t/d mill.
The Pickle Crow deposit contains 10.15 inferred tonnes averaging 3.9 g/t Au and containing 1.26 million oz of gold. This includes a higher grade underground component averaging 5.4 g/t, including a high grade vein component averaging 9.3 g/t Au.
The Pickle Crow mine operated from 1935 though 1966 and produced 1.45 million oz of gold. Read the history of the mine and enjoy the old photos and write-up from the November 1949 issue of Canadian Mining Journal at PCGold.ca/en/History_28.html.