ONTARIO – Toronto’s Lake Shore Gold Corp. has boosted its 2015 exploration program near Timmins with expanded exploration at the 144 Gap zone, a new program at the 144 Trend, and new underground exploration at the Bell Creek complex. Total cost of this year’s work is estimated at $13 million.
Work is being targeted in the 144 area to fast track the Gap zone toward production. New drilling of 50,000 metres from surface and 10,000 metres from underground is planned. Drilling from surface will target the 144 trend towards the north and south. Underground drilling is expected to increase the proportion of measured and indicated resources to be included in the first estimate for the 144 Gap zone. Those figures are due in early 2016.
At Bell Creek, the company is adding 32,400 metres of underground drilling and 800 metres of development for an underground drill platform. If the reserve and resource base can be increased, that will extend the mine life and provide more information about the Labine Deep zone. Additional Bell Creek drilling and development is aimed at upgrading resources and testing for new resources below the 1100 level.
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