- Published: 16 May 2017
- Written by Editor
Bonterra Continues to Expand Gladiator Gold Deposit West to Rivage Gap and Intersects Additional New North Zone
Highlights and observations
- Hole BA-17-04 encountered multiple high-grade intersections in the Rivage Gap, especially extending the new North zone to the west, giving the following results: 4.2 metres grading 9.5 grams per tonne gold (North zone) at about 50 m below surface and 4.0 m grading 10.0 g/t Au (Footwall zone) at about 200 m below surface.
- Holes BA-17-08 and BA-17-10 each intersected four distinct zones in the Rivage Gap area, confirming the existence of the Main and Footwall zones, plus extending to the west the North and Mid zones, highlighting the following results: 3.5 m grading 8.4 g/t Au (Footwall zone) at about 150 m below surface and 1.0 m grading 8.0 g/t Au (Mid zone) at about 200 m below surface.
- Holes BA-17-07 and BA-17-09 extended the Main and Footwall zones to the west, effectively joining them with the Rivage area, confirming the strike length of over one km for each. BA-17-07 was also the deepest intersection yet recorded in the Rivage Gap area to date: 3.0 m grading 12.0 g/t Au (Main zone) at about 300 m below surface and 1.8 m grading 9.0 g/t Au (Footwall zone) at about 50 m below surface.
- Drilling at the Rivage Gap, a 600 m long stretch of the Gladiator deposit to the west that contains very little drill information, is clearly demonstrating continuity in multiple horizons between the Gladiator deposit and the Rivage zone. This continuity is providing a total drilled strike length to date on at least two horizons (Main and Footwall) of 1.2 km.
GLADIATOR DRILL RESULTS Hole From (m) To (m) Length* (m) Au (g/t) BA-17-04 88.8 93.0 4.2 9.5 233.0 237.0 4.0 10.0 272.0 297.0 25.0 1.4 including 272.0 275.0 3.0 3.6 BA-17-07 355.0 358.0 3.0 12.0 BA-17-08 210.0 211.0 1.0 7.5 264.0 265.0 1.0 8.0 300.2 302.0 1.8 6.4 390.0 395.7 5.7 3.4 BA-17-09 67.0 68.8 1.8 9.0 BA-17-10 177.5 179.0 1.5 5.6 198.5 202.0 3.5 8.4 212.5 215.0 2.5 5.2 237.0 239.0 2.0 5.3 * Stated lengths are core width as drilled, true widths vary and average between 60 and 80 per cent of drilled widths. Core axis angles of the intersection contacts and surrounding rock units average 55 to 70 degrees.
All intersections from the table are located within a length or gap of drill information between the westernmost Rivage area and the known portion of the Gladiator deposit. The high-grade Main, Footwall and North zones are in or near the sheared contact between mafic volcanic units and a mineralized felsic porphyritic intrusive.
Robert Gagnon, PGeo, has approved the information contained in this release. Mr. Gagnon is a director of Bonterra and is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.