ONTARIO — Work at the Bell Creek complex belonging to Toronto’s Lake Shore Gold Corp. is advancing to the underground exploration stage. The program involves rehabilitating the existing shaft to the 300-metre level and driving a ramp from surface to the Bell Creek and Vogel mineralization. Bulk sampling is to begin at Bell Creek during Q2 2010 and at Vogel during Q4 2010.
Lake Shore‘s earlier drilling program confirmed that the pattern of high-grade gold lenses extends at least 600 metres below and 200 metres to both the east and west of the old mine workings. The company hopes to put the mine back into production as a large-tonnage, long-life operation. This would be the Lake Shore’s second gold mine in the Timmins area.
The Bell Creek complex lies about 20 km east of downtown Timmins. Photos of the site are posted at www.LSGold.com.