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GOLD: Seabridge rigs up to drill at Deep Kerr and Iskut



BRITISH COLUMBIA – Toronto-based Seabridge Gold has put a pair of core drills to work at its KSM gold-copper project 65 km northwest of Stewart to further test the Deep Kerr deposit. The program calls for 10,000 metres of coring.

Seabridge chairman and CEO Rudi Fronk said that “our geological team believes the mineralized zone on the west limb of the Deep Kerr deposit projects to the south. Extending the footprint of the proposed block cave shapes in this direction should enable us to increase the potential mining rate for Deep Kerr higher grade material.”

In addition, drilling will target the less-explored eastern limb of the Deep Kerr deposit to test its potential expansion at depth.

Drilling this year will include 3,000 metres at the Iskut gold project 20 km from KSM. Seabridge acquired this property with its purchase of SnipGold Corp. that closed on June 21, 2016.

“At Iskut, we are planning to begin exploring for high grade gold which the property is historically known for. This year’s objective is to determine which of the many known targets has the best potential, in preparation for a much larger program next year,” Fronk said.

Seabridge has worked hard to win community support for the KSM project. Go to http://KSMproject.com/responsible-development/building-trust/ to read how the company is building trust.