QUEBEC – Montreal-based Aurvista Gold Corp
. has received solid results from its step-out drilling at the Douay advanced gold project 50 km southwest of Matagami. Recent work tested previously identified targets along trend toward the southeast end of the Porphyry zone.
[caption id="attachment_1003718320" align="alignright" width="300"] Status of drilling carried out by Aurvista Gold at the Douay property.
Two of the drill holes returned grades that are positive indicators that extensions are probable to the northwest of the Porphyry zone. They returned:
- 46 g/t gold over 4.5 metres, 0.72 g/t over 9.0 metres and 0.44 g/t over 3.0 metres in hole DO-17-169; and
- 19 g/t gold over 3.0 metres, 0.635 g/t over 7.5 metres, 0.55 g/t over 4.5 metres, 0.77 g/t over 1.5 metres and 0.65 g/t over 1.5 metres in hole DO-17-173.
Aurvista president and CEO Jan Lafleur was encouraged by the drill results. Significant numbers of holes have returned quantifiable mineralization outside the pit constrained resource shells. Assays from 25 more drill holes are pending.
Gold was discovered at Douay in 1976 and the property explored sporadically until Aurvista Gold acquired its 100% interest in 2011. See the corporate presentation at www.AurvistaGold.com/en/pdfs/AVA-Corporate-Slide-Deck-Web-Version-Spring-April-2017.pdf