Beauce Gold Fields (TSXV: BGF) reports significant gold recovery in bulk sampling on its Ditton gold project near Chartierville in southern Quebec. Sampling on SB-100, SB-101 and SB-102 in the Ditton quarry returned fine to nugget-sized placer gold within heavy mineral concentrates.
The 50 tonne SB-100 bulk sample was excavated from an unconsolidated quaternary-type glacial till deposit. This deposit was situated over the interpreted placer channel, approximately 300 metres north of the Ditton quarry. The SB-101 and SB-102 samples, each also weighing 50 tonnes, consisted of tertiary material – oxidized and compact gravel – extracted from trenches within the Ditton quarry floor.
According to Patrick Levasseur, president and CEO of Beauce Gold, the bulk sampling helps develop the case for a viable placer gold deposit, and the company continues to look for indicators of bedrock lode gold deposits.
The placer channel is 4 km east of the historic Brook placer gold mine and 115 km south of Beauce Gold’s gold project in St-Simon-Les-Mine.
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