NORTHERN QUEBEC – VIRGINIA GOLD MINES of Quebec City says seven new diamond drill holes at its Eleonore project have once again yielded very good results at depth. The holes were drilled in the Roberto zone and cut 11.8 g/t Au over 24.2 m at a depth of 600 metres. At 660 metes, an intersection of 32.2 metres graded 4.49 g/t Au. The zone remains open at depth.
Virginia also says its stripping program has confirmed the extension of the Roberto zone on the north shore of the Opinaca reservoir. Two channel samples were taken, and they assayed 11.7 g/t Au over 5 metres (including 53.66 g/t Au over 1 metre) and 22.3 g/t Au over 4 metres (including 84.36 g/t Au over 1 metre). New zones on the periphery of the Roberto zone were also identified in microcline-tourmaline alteration with disseminated sulphide and quartz veinlets typical of Roberto mineralization. Detailed results of the company’s exploration activity are posted at www.Virginia.qc.ca.
Southwest of the Roberto discovery and cutting through the Eleonore property, Ottawa-based BEAUFIELD CONSOLIDATED RESOURCES is mapping and sampling its Opinaca property. A total of 150 rock samples have been collected, and 25 of the first 113 samples assayed had anomalous gold values, says Beaufield. Significant results included 4.20 g/t Au and 6.4 g/t Ag in a granite rusty zone; 12.03 g/t Au in greywacke; 6.02 g/t Au and 0.9 g/t Ag in greywacke; and 0.097 g/t Au and 3.33% As in sheared basalts near the contact with greywacke. The northern part of Beaufield’s property, which covers the diorite-greywacke contact, is being gridded in preparation for geochemical and magnetic surveying. More information is available at www.Beaufield.com.