ONTARIO – Toronto-based Detour Gold Corp. says it has cut high grade gold mineralization while drilling in the eastern part of the Lower Detour deformation zone (LDDZ) in the southeast part of its Detour Lake gold property.
The LDDZ, a major east-west structure similar to the one that hosts the Detour Lake open pit, is located 6 km south of the mine. Drilling discovered three sub-parallel east-west trending zones (75, 58 and 58N). Two holes intersected high grades at depths of less than 150 metres in zone 75: hole DLD-13-075 returned 17.3 g/t Au over 4.4 metres and hole DLD-13-029 returned 6.19 g/t over 2.1 metres.
About 1,800 metres to the west, visible gold was seen in core from 10 of 17 holes drilled in zones 58 and 58N. The best intersection was 10.25 g/t Au over 4.5 metres in zone 58. Zone 58N returned 8.08 g/t over 1.0 metres, 4.16 g/t over 2.0 metres, 3.85 g/t over 5.0 metres, and 1.04 g/t over 4.0 metres.
Further south Detour Gold encountered a bonanza – 26.66 g/t over 1.0 metres in hole DLD-13-057.
The company says it is “highly encouraged” by the results obtained in zone 75 and additional drilling is planned early next year.
All drill hole data, including drill hole location map and cross sections are posted at Projects/Detour Lake Exploration:Regional.