Canadian Mining Journal


GOLD: Metanor extends Barry shear zone down to 400 metres

Plan view of Metanor’s Barry gold project in Quebec. (Credit: Metanor Resources)

QUEBEC – Metanor Resources of Val d’Or, Que., has drilled an additional 24 holes this summer at its Barry gold project 100 km east of Lebel sur Quevillon. Closer spacing of the holes allowed company geologists to differentiate between many gold-bearing shear zones east of the pits and extending the shear done down to 400 metres to the east.

The best assay was 27.8 g/t gold over 3.0 metres from hole MB-17-111 about 300 metres below surface. There were other very high grades – 30.5 g/t, 15.7 g/t and 35.1 g/t – but the individual lengths were less than a metre. All grades are uncapped.

A third drill rig has been deployed 1 km northeast of the mining lease to follow up on the results of a geophysical aerial survey completed this summer.

The Barry project is a former producer with almost 44,000 oz. of gold to its credit. Between 2008 and 2010, 624,414 tonnes grading 2.2 g/t were extracted from three small pits. Metanor’s goal is to increase resources below the pits in the high grade shear zones. It has yet to conduct bulk sampling or a prefeasibility study.

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