MANITOBA — San Gold Corp. of Bissett, MB, says the decline has reached the high-grade Hinge zone, and preparations for bulk sampling the zones 107 metres below surface (350-ft level) have begun. Over 70 metres have been developed so far in the mineralized zone with face samples averaging 35.2 g/t Au over an average true width of 3.2 metres. Individual face grades have assayed up to 86.3 g/t Au over a true width of 3.7 metres with visible gold being routinely observed throughout, said the company.
Level development continues in both the east and west directions as well as in numerous vein offshoots while incline and decline development is ongoing in order to access the zones at levels above and below 107 metres.
There are two Hinge zones (East and West) separated by approximately 30 metres at the 350-ft level. The strike length of each has not yet been determined, as well, numerous vein offshoots have been encountered during development. Mineralization consists of pyrite and free gold hosted by quartz-carbonate-tourmaline veins within mafic to intermediate tuffs and flows. Sericite and chlorite alteration halos surround the veining within a tight range. The veining exhibits dips to the north west in a range of 50° to 80° and observed ground conditions are excellent to date with no natural water inflow.
Over 2,700 tonnes of Hinge material has been stockpiled to date with mill testing to begin later this month as a batch process completely separate from Rice Lake mine ore.
A plan map of the 350-ft level showing geology and assay data along with assay data tables for each face can be read at www.SanGoldCorp.com.