Canadian Mining Journal


GOLD: Drilling confirms continuity at Golden Predator’s 3 Aces project

YUKON – Vancouver’s Golden Predator Mining continues to drill – 20 reverse circulation holes –  at its 3 Aces project. Results confirmed the strike length of the Ace of Hearts vein to be 600 metres and the extension of mineralization along the Hearts-Clubs corridor to be at least 340 metres.

The Hearts-Clubs structural Corridor at the 3 Aces gold project in the Yukon. (Credit: Golden Predator Mining)

A second parallel shear zone, below the Hearts-Clubs corridor, was also established and confirmed with visible gold along a 450-metre segment, and additional drilling results are pending.

The Hearts-Club corridor is presently known as a 1.6 km structural zone with upper and lower northwest trending shear zones extending from the Ace of Hearts to the Ten of Clubs. In 2018, Golden Predator will test the projected extension of the corridor to consider a possible extension of mineralization for an additional 1.2 km along trend to the northwest. These moderately dipping shear zones host quartz veins with gold and arsenopyrite.

Drilling along the corridor returned the following grades:

  • Hole 3A17-203 with 19.81 metres of 3.32 g/t gold, including 2.28 metres of 22.49 g/t;
  • Hole 3A17-205 with 4.57 metres of 9.30 g/t gold, including 0.76 metre of 48.70 g/t;

Reverse circulation holes have been completed on the northern end of the Hearts-Clubs corridor with multiple intercepts of quartz-arsenopyrite veins including visible gold in one hole. Field work targeting visible gold along 450 metres of road cut indicates that there is a second, lower structural zone – the Queen of Hearts – that runs parallel to the principal structure of the corridor. Drilling on the parallel structure intersected multiple quartz-arsenopyrite veins including visible gold in two holds.

Golden Predator noted that drilling conditions at all zones along the upper and lower Hearts-Clubs corridor are challenging due to multiple shear zones, multiple veins and high water flows.

The 3 Aces poured its first gold from the bulk sampling program in September 2017. More details are posted at