SASKATCHEWAN — Saskatoon-based Claude Resources is conducting an underground in-fill and exploration program at its Seabee gold mine 125 km northeast of La Ronge and getting high grades. Highlights of recent drilling include 13.53 g/t over 1.8 metres, 23.39 g/t over 1.0 metres, 14.07 g/t over 3.2 metres and 13.42 g/t over 2.4 metres (all true widths).
VP mining operations Philip Ng said in a statement, "These intercepts being reported today continue to better define our high-grade 2c ore shoot at Seabee Deep. The close proximity of the 2c zone is already having a positive impact to the head grade delivered to our central milling facility … as lateral development within and into this higher grade ore shoot continues at an accelerated pace. The company is also pleased with our initial exploration results in the 19v/2b structure to the east of existing development."
The underground Seabee mine began commercial production in 1991, and last year the mill treated ore from the Seabee mine, Santoy 7 mine and Porky exploration project to produce 45,566 oz of gold. This year Claude is awaiting environmental approval and permits to move the Santoy 8 mine towards commercial production. In addition, an underground bulk sampling program is active at the Porky West property.
For more information about exploration targets within trucking distance of the Seabee mill, go to www.ClaudeResources.com.