QUEBEC – Drilling by Abcourt Mines of Mont-St-Hilaire, QC, has intersected two high grade zinc-silver zones at depth from 150 to 200 metres from the surface at its Abcourt-Barvue deposit 60 km north of Val d’Or. The current drill program was designed to increase 43-101 numbers and justify boosting the milling capacity to 1.0 million t/y from 650,000 t/y. Both open pit and underground production is likely.
Of the six holes drilled, five intersected the two high grade zones. Core from the first zone assayed 184.34 g/t Ag and 2.58% Zn over 2.96 metres. Core from the second assayed 112.06 g/t Ag and 4.92% Zn over 3.57 metres.
The former Abcourt-Barvue mine was active from 1952 to 1957 and again from 1975 to 1990. During that time it produced 8.87 million oz of silver and 394.0 million lb of zinc.
Details of the Abcourt-Barvue feasibility study are available at www.Abcourt.com.