QUEBEC – Vancouver’s Integra Gold Corp. has begun a 2,000-metre pilot hole to reach the Lamaque Deep target at its Lamaque South project in Val d’Or. When the pilot hole is complete, probably by the end of the year, the target will be drilled with at least 15 wedged holes at various intervals. The entire program will total about 10,000 metres of drilling.
When Integra acquired the Sigma/Lamaque complex next to its Lamaque South project, experts pored over the historic data from the two past producing mines. The company says the historic data that has been compiled provides compelling evidence that down dip extension of the Lamaque Main plug system continues at depth, particularly where the plug intersects shear structures dipping south from the Sigma mine side of the original property boundary.
The company went on to say, “Geological compilation work has also demonstrated that the Lamaque Deep target area hosts most of the gold bearing structures and favorable host rocks from both mines providing optimal gold discovery conditions: pipe-like intrusive dioritic ‘plugs,’ a favorable host rock which dips northeast towards the Sigma mine, and similar quartz-tourmaline-pyrite gold-bearing vertical and ‘flat’ veining arrays related to shear zones.”
Integra prepared an on-line presentation of the Lamaque Deep concept in June 2015. The presentation can be found at www.IntegraGold.com/i/pdf/2016-06-02-fig1.pdf.