QUEBEC - The initial results from exploration drilling on the 550 level at the Casa Berardi gold mine are encouraging, according to owner Aurizon Mines of Vancouver. The project is located 95 km north of La Sarre.
The current exploration program aims to prove the continuity of Zone 123. Activity is focused 200 metres above and below the 550 level, about 1,000 metres east of the West mine shaft. The best results were 23.3 g/t Au over 6.7 metres (true width) and 15.2 g/t over 8.5 metres (true width). Thirty-five of the 49 holes were drilled outside the inferred resource block located between the 280 metre level and the 550 metre level.
Aurizon plans to increase underground infill drilling with the addition of three rigs from the 550 and 810 track drifts to define the down-dip and the up-dip limits of the zone. An updated resource estimate is expected by the end of this year.
The Casa Berardi photo galley at www.Aurizon.com is worth a visit, as are those for the Joanna and Kipawa projects.