Canadian Mining Journal


GOLD: Detour estimates resources for zone 58N

Location of zone 58N.

ONTARIO – Toronto-based Detour Gold Corp. has received the initial independent resource estimate for zone 58N located 6 km south of the company’s Detour Lake gold mine in Northern Ontario.

The zone contains 2.9 million indicated tonnes grading 5.80 g/t gold for 534,300 contained oz. and 970,000 inferred tonnes at 4.35 g/t for 136,100 contained oz. of gold.

The estimate is based on the results from 332 diamond drill holes totaling 109,700 metres. Holes were spaced on 25-metre centres in the upper 500 metres and on 40-metre centres below 500 metals.

Detour says the mineralization in zone 58N has a strike length of 450 metres and occurs from the surface to a depth of 800 metres. It is hosted in a swarm of tonalitic dykes that intrude mafic volcanic rocks and are spatially controlled by the margin of a large intermediate intrusion. Gold mineralization is found in quartz-tourmaline-carbonate veins containing less than 5% sulphides.

Detour is studying what steps to take next. The work will likely include site access and surface infrastructure, and underground development for further exploration drilling.

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