ONTARIO – The first of four drill holes at the 144 exploration area look good to owner Lake Shore Gold of Toronto. The area is immediately southwest of the Thunder Creek deposit at the Timmins West mine 18 km west of the city of the same name.
The current drill program is focused on the 144 Gap zone as well as the 144 North and 144 South targets. Gold mineralization was encountered down dip, for example 7.18 g/t over 24.0 metres including 12.61 g/t over 11.5 metres and 4.17 g/t over 30.0 metres. Mineralization was extended 50 metres to the west where 5.09 g/t over 24.8 metres was encountered. This intersection included 11.13 g/t over 6.10 metres, 16.64 g/t over 2.4 metres, and 4.91 g/t over 5.2 metres. Fifty metres to the east, key intercepts included 5.92 g/t over 20.7 metres including 11.08 g/t over 5.3 metres.
Lake Shore also reported that the depth of the 144 Gap zone has been extended 110 metres further below surface. The best deep result was 7.18 g/t Au over 24.0 metres, including 12.61 g/t over 11.50 metres, 4.17 g/t over 30.0 metres, and 4.29 g/t over 10.0 metres.
Based on results received to date the 144 Gap zone has a minimum strike length of 100 metres and dip length of over 250 metres, according to the company. The zone is considered open along strike and to depth with no significant testing below the 700 metre level between the Thunder Creek deposit and 144 North zone.
More information is available at LSGold.com.