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Drilling has confirmed a strong gold geochemical anomaly for a length of one kilometre in the JT target area. Gold-bearing sedimentary rocks containing arsenopyrite assayed up to 9.22 grams per tonne gold over a half-metre core interval, beneath previous surface trench sampling, which returned assays of up to 5.33 g/t gold (Au) across 8.0 metres and 10.9 g/t Au over 3.0 metres (
Geologically similar to the gold-rich, arsenopyrite-bearing sediments hosting Goldcorp's Roberto deposit, located 12 kilometres northwest, the JT Gold Zone assemblage is also flanked by wide intervals of mine-series altered, aluminous sediments. These gold-enhanced rocks were subsequently cross-cut and invaded by multiple pegmatite dykes, which may mark the pathway of a primary, deeply-rooted ore plumbing system or a significant and highly-prospective ore-forming structure. The extensive nature of the gold mineralization at Eleonore South may be indicative of a robust mineral deposit, similar to Roberto.
Results from current drilling include:
- 10.01 gram metres (grams x metres) in hole ES09-20 at 199 metres down the hole (0.35 g/t Au over 12.0 metres) - 11.18 gram metres at 212 metres in hole ES09-22 (0.64 g/t Au over 17.50 metres) including, 3.73 g/t Au over 2.0 metres - 14.01 grams metres in ES09-23 at 186 metres (1.40 g/t Au over 10 metres), which includes, 9.22 g/t Au over a half-metre - 8.97 gram metres at 71 metres down the hole in ES09-25 (0.37 g/t Au over 24 metres)
The JT gold Zone is open to the north and at depth. Drilling to date, although still very early-stage, has produced very significant initial results, suggesting an extremely large, near-surface, gold-enriched halo within mine-series rocks, similar in nature to the geochemical halo surrounding Roberto. Neither the depth extension nor the northern trend of the JT Zone halo have been drill tested yet. All of the holes completed within the JT Zone sector intersected wide intervals of anomalous gold within Roberto-mine-type altered stratigraphy. Quartz veining, silicification and tourmaline mineralization, common to Roberto, also occur within a number of core intervals.
The 2009 Eleonore South drill program was funded equally by
"As of last year, Goldcorp's Eleonore Project (Roberto Deposit) contained 5.3 million ounces of gold, consisting of 2.3 million ounces of measured and indicated gold resources at an average grade of 10.05 grams per tonne, and 3.0 million ounces of inferred gold resources at an average grade of 12.75 grams per tonne," stated Dr.
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