Canadian Mining Journal


GOLD: Harte cuts bonanza grades – 115.49 g/t – at Sugar zone

ONTARIO – Toronto’s Harte Gold Corp. has begun development at the Sugar Zone property 60 km east of the Hemlo gold camp near White River. And the company continues its 75,000-metre, six-rig drill program and other exploration at the site. Excellent assays have been received from the Sugar zone, Middle zone, and four new zones have been drilled.

Longitudinal section of the Sugar, Middle and Wolf zones. Credit Harte Gold.

From the Sugar zone, hole SZ-17-162 returned 115.49 g/t gold over 2.05 metres, including 659.00 g/t over 0.35 metre. Hole SZ-17-165 returned 35.49 g/t gold over 2.24 metres, including 92.90 g/t over 0.83 metre. Five other holes in the zone had grades close to 1.0 oz./ton over lengths roughly 1.5 metres. (All grades are uncut.)

Results from the Middle zone were exceptional in the north-south direction with expanding widths at depth. Harte says that points toward convergence with the Sugar zone. The best assays came from Hole WZ-17-75W2 that returned 8.03 g/t gold over 7.56 metres, including 14.56 g/t over 3.83 metres. Hole WZ-17-75W returned 6.52 g/t gold over 9.57 metres, including 17.34 g/t over 2.84 metres. Neither did hole WZ-17-69 disappoint; it returned 8.27 g/t gold over 4.02 metres, including 33.60 g/t over 0.49 metre.

The four new zones that Harte has identified – Lynx, Marten, Moose and Fisher – were compiled from a property-wide airborne magnetometer survey. Lynx and Fisher are located on-strike with the Sugar zone and exhibit similar characteristics. The Marten and Moose zones have host rock similar to Barrick’s Hemlo mine, but they have not been explored.

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