MANITOBA, SASKATCHEWAN, QUEBEC and ONTARIO - For lovers of good gold assays, here are four reports that crossed my desk in the last week that will make their hearts flutter.
Surface drilling by San Gold Corp. of Bissett, MB, has considerably expanded the vertical dimensions of the 007 zone, indicating that it is a continuous, high-grade deposit from surface to a depth of 450 metres. Bonanza grades of 94.9 g/t over 2.8 metres, 51.4 g/t over 1.5 metres and 44.9 g/t over 1.3 metres have been reported. Meanwhile the Hinge decline has advanced to within 30 metres of the 007 zone at the 240-metre level. Bulk sampling with take place during Q3 2010. (www.SanGoldCorp.com)
At La Ronge, SK, Claude Resources of Saskatoon has cut bonanza grades at its Seabee and Santoy 8 gold mines. Recent drill core assays returned these uncut grades from Seabee: 40.1 g/t over 4.3 metres, 43.2 g/t over 0.7 metres, 39.27 g/t over 2.1 metres and 30.6 g/t over 2.0 metres. The assays from the Santoy 8 project were not as high, but respectable, with the best being 15.1 g/t over a true width of 3.6 metres. Claude is planning 50,000 metres of surface and underground diamond drilling at the Seabee mine and surrounding satellite deposits this year. (www.ClaudeResources.com)
Aurizon Mines of Vancouver has cut a 68.0-metre intersection that assayed 4.6 g/t between its Casa Berardi East and West mines near Val d'Or, QC. The hole was one in a surface infill drill program that will increase the quantity and improve the quality of the resources previously defined in the Principal area. The information will also be used for a pre-feasibility study on an open pit in the area. (www.Aurizon.com)
Underground drilling continues to expand Kirkland Lake Gold's South mine complex at its Macassa property near Kirkland Lake, ON. Drill hole 50-1242 has intersected the New South zone and assayed 213.9 g/t (uncut) or 165.2 g/t (cut) over a true width of 0.9 metres. A second zone interpreted to represent a hanging wall zone to the New South zone returned 72.0 g/t over 0.3 metres. The hanging wall intersection has effectively extended the South mine complex 105 metres further east than estimated in January 2010. (www.KLGold.com)