Canadian Mining Journal


GOLD-SILVER: Drilling successful at Benchmark’s Lawyers project

The Lawyers gold-silver mine when it was in production in 1989. (Image: Benchmark Metals)

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver-based Benchmark Metals is pleased with the success of its first six holes at the Cliff Creek zone on the Lawyers Trend because all intersected gold-silver mineralization. The property is only 45 km northwest of the former Kemess South gold-copper open pit mine.

The mineralization at the Cliff Creek zone  is typified by intense quartz flooding and veining with associated pyrite and sulphosalts within intermediate volcanic rocks of the Stikine Terrane, says Benchmark.

This year’s exploration is focused on expanding current resources and new targets. Drilling will soon began at the AGB zone, where historical grades ran as high as 108.36 g/t gold and 911.2 g/t silver over 7.0 metres and 6.96 g/t gold and 254.70 g/t silver over 57.9 metres.

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