Published: 25 September 2019
Written by Editor
First Mining drills 41 m of 4.17 g/t Au at Goldlund
Mr. Daniel Wilton reports
FIRST MINING INTERSECTS 4.17 G/T GOLD OVER 41 METRES AT THE GOLDLUND PROPERTY
First Mining Gold Corp. has released initial assay results from the drilling completed to date at the Miller prospect which forms part of the company's wholly owned Goldlund property in Ontario, Canada. Miller is located 10 kilometres northeast and along strike of the current resource area at Goldlund.
Drill highlights from the first seven holes drilled at Miller include:
Hole MI-19-014 intersected 1.57 grams per tonne gold over 207.0 metres:
Including 2.31 grams per tonne gold over 49.0 m and 4.17 g/t Au over 41.0 m;
Including 55.28 g/t Au over 1.0 m.
Hole MI-19-013 intersected 1.09 g/t Au over 182.0 m:
Including 2.73 g/t Au over 21.0 m;
Including 35.19 g/t Au over 1.0 m.
Hole MI-19-015 intersected 0.97 g/t Au over 167.0 m:
Including 1.62 g/t Au over 25.0 m and 1.66 g/t Au over 33.0 m.
Dan Wilton, chief executive officer of First Mining, stated: "The initial results from this year's drilling at Miller continue to highlight the regional potential of the Goldlund property and the potential for resource growth at Goldlund. We have now extended the current strike length of mineralization at Miller over 450 metres which remains open to the southwest and at depth, clearly demonstrating the potential for multiple gold deposits along the 50 kilometres of strike length at Goldlund."
The initial four holes completed (MI-19-009 through MI-19-012) were stepout holes designed to test the northeast extent of the Miller mineralization. These holes had no significant mineralization and indicate that the northeast extension has likely been cut by a fault. These holes encountered strongly sheared, narrow granodiorite units, rather than the typical Miller mineralization which consists of granodiorite with quartz-ankerite veining and sulphides. Subsequent geophysical data reinterpretation demonstrates clear drill targets for the northeast extension of Miller, with additional drilling planned to the northeast to continue to test for a potential faulted extension of the mineralized zone. The remaining results reported in this news release consist of drilling designed to infill the main zone of mineralization at Miller which was delineated in the 2018 drill program. All three of these holes intercepted typical Miller mineralization with visible gold and sulphides.
The 2019 work program at Goldlund has been designed to follow-up on the successful drill results from Miller in 2018. The program includes stepout holes both to the northeast and southwest, as well as infill holes, with drilling to date completed on 25-metre spacing. This news release incorporates results from the first seven of 25 drill holes planned in 2019 at Miller, with drilling to date totalling approximately 4,133 metres in 22 holes, and visible gold noted in many of these holes. Due to the success of the program extending the Miller zone to the southwest, the work program at Miller has been increased from the original plan of 14 holes and 3,000 metres. Further drilling is continuing and is currently focused on following the extent of the mineralized granodiorite to the southwest at Miller. The results from the remainder of the 2019 program will be released as assay results become available.
Assay results have been returned for the first seven holes of the continuing drill program and are reported in the associated table.
Hole ID From To Length Au
(m) (m) (m) (g/t)
MI-19-013 46.0 228.0 182.0 1.09
including 46.0 50.0 4.0 9.15
and including 47.0 48.0 1.0 35.19
and including 88.0 109.0 21.0 2.73
and including 107.0 113.0 6.0 3.95
and including 134.0 147.0 13.0 2.67
MI-19-014 3.0 210.0 207.0 1.57
including 42.0 91.0 49.0 2.31
and including 56.0 70.0 14.0 4.47
and including 60.0 61.0 1.0 26.43
and including 142.0 183.0 41.0 4.17
and including 168.0 182.0 14.0 7.57
and including 168.0 169.0 1.0 55.28
MI-19-015 1.0 168.0 167.0 0.97
including 1.0 26.0 25.0 1.62
and including 5.0 8.0 3.0 5.40
and including 108.0 141.0 33.0 1.66
and including 120.0 122.0 2.0 5.82
MI-19-009 no significant mineralization
MI-19-010 no significant mineralization
MI-19-011 no significant mineralization
MI-19-012 no significant mineralization
Assaying for the Miller drill program is being completed by SGS Canada Inc. at its
laboratory in Lakefield, Ont. Prepared 50 g samples are analyzed for gold by lead fusion
fire assay with an atomic absorption spectrometry finish. Multielement analysis is also
being completed on selected holes by two-acid aqua regia digestion with ICP-MS and AES
Reported widths are drilled core lengths; true widths are unknown at this time. Assay
values are uncut.
Intervals for hole MI-19-013 include results of selected assay repeats. These repeats
were done by screened metallic fire assay on one kg size samples at the SGS laboratory
Quality assurance/quality control procedures
The QA/QC program for the 2019 regional drilling program at Miller consists of the submission of duplicate samples and the insertion of certified reference materials and blanks at regular intervals. These are inserted at a rate of one standard for every 20 samples (5 per cent of total) and one blank for every 30 samples (3 per cent of total). The standards used in the 2019 regional drilling program range in grade from 0.5 g/t Au to 9.0 g/t Au, and are sourced from CDN Resource Laboratories in Langley, B.C. Blanks have been sourced locally from barren granitic material.
Field duplicates from quartered core, as well as coarse or pulp duplicates taken from coarse reject material or pulverized splits, are also submitted at regular intervals with an insertion rate of 4 per cent for field duplicates and 4 per cent for coarse or pulp duplicates. Additional selected duplicates are being submitted to an umpire lab for check assaying. SGS also undertakes its own internal coarse and pulp duplicate analysis to ensure proper sample preparation and equipment calibration.
Hazel Mullin, PGeo, director, data management and technical services of First Mining, is a qualified person for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, and she has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical disclosure contained in this news release.
About First Mining Gold Corp.
First Mining Gold is an emerging development company with a diversified portfolio of gold projects in North America. Having assembled a large resource base of 7.4 million ounces of gold in the measured and indicated categories and 3.8 million ounces of gold in the inferred category in mining friendly jurisdictions of eastern Canada, First Mining is now focused on advancing its material assets toward a construction decision and, ultimately, to production.