Canadian Mining Journal


GOLD: Valley of the Kings yields 20,000+ g/t for Pretium

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Here is a number to send shivers down the back of even the most jaded gold bug – 20,287 g/t Au uncut over 0.5 metre. That was one assay from recent drilling by Pretium Resources of Vancouver at its Brucejack project north of Stewart.

While that result may be jaw-dropping, it is far from the only highlight encountered during the underground program at the Valley of the Kings zone:

  • Hole VU-545 returned 494.91 g/t over 21.00 meters, including 20,287 g/t over 0.50 meters;
  • Hole VU-539 cut 477.29 g/t over 14.22 meters, including 10,700 g/t over 0.50 meters and 2,710 g/t over 0.50 meters;
  • Hole VU-537 assayed 98.52 g/t over 18.99 meters, including 3,200 g/t over 0.50 meters;
  • Hole VU-553 intersected 31.17 g/t over 29.00 meters, including 1,535 g/t over 0.50 meters; and
  • Hole VU-555 cut 60.13 g/t over 28.00 meters including 1,250 g/t over 0.50 meters and 2,090 g/t over 0.50 meters.

The Valley of the Kings has yielded excellent assays over the past year. Infill drilling in 2015 returned 25 intersections greater than 1,000 g/t Au found in 149 holes (26,833 metres) that were drilled. Pretium is currently working on an additional 26,000 metres of definition drilling that should be complete in Q1 2016.

The Valley of the Kings is estimated to contain 15.3 million measured and indicated tonnes averaging 17.6 g/t Au and 5.9 million inferred tonnes averaging 25.6 g/t Au.

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