Canadian Mining Journal


GOLD: Wesdome scores more high grades at Kiena

QUEBEC – Drilling by Wesdome Gold Mines of Toronto at the suspended Kiena gold mine in Val d’Or continues to return high values – as high as 749.96 g/t Au over 2.40 metres uncut (or 23.28 g/t cut to 34.28 g/t).

The current program is testing the Kiena Deep, said the company. Compilation of new results and previous results supports the presence of at least two multi-zone centres of mineralization. The first are quartz veins in basalt centred at 1,100 metres depth. The second is albitized stockwork vein-breccia system centred between 1,200 and 1,300 metres deep. And they are open at depth as well as along strike.

Wesdome has mobilized a third drill to the 770-metre level and will soon add a fourth to the 960-metre level. Drilling continues northeast through massive basalts targeting the controlling basalt-komatiite contact area alteration and deformation zone that hosts at least four zones of mineralization interpreted to date. More drills, better attack angles, and shorter holes coupled with evolving technical and practical experience with these conditions are expected to accelerate results, added the company.

Visit and read the Nov. 15, 2016, news release containing detailed assay results.