During 2014, a total of 44.2 line-km of induced polarization ("IP") surveys were completed over three target areas on the Pinnacle Reef Property, by previous partner Oz Exploration Pty Ltd. ("OZE"). This program identified two areas of anomalous chargeability that were prioritized for drill testing in 2015.
In 2015, the Elbow and Sooner target areas were tested with diamond drilling by OZE with seven holes totaling 2,493 m. Highlights from this program include 88 m grading 0.35 g/t gold associated with a phyllic alteration zone in DD15ELB001. Anomalous copper mineralization was sporadic, with pyrite dominating the sulphide assemblage.
Additional drilling was completed during 2016 by current partner ML Gold Corp. at the Elbow Zone with three diamond drill holes totaling 1,107 m. Similar to the 2015 drill results, anomalous gold concentrations were associated with localized phyllic alteration. Highlights from the 2015 and 2016 drill programs are presented below.
Significant intercepts from 2015-2016 drilling at Elbow Target Area.
|Hole ID||(UTM NAD 83 Z 10)||Azimuth||Dip||From (m)||To (m)||Int. (m)*||Gold (g/t)|
* True widths unknown at this time
Following the completion of the 2016 drilling program, historical IP data that was not released publicly was purchased and amalgamated with the existing IP dataset from the 2014 surveys. During 2017, a total of five diamond drill holes were completed by ML Gold totaling 1,080 metres. This drilling focused on the Aplite Creek area which is to the north of previous drilling at the Elbow Zone. Although no intervals of economic mineralization were encountered, localized zones of anomalous copper and propylitic alteration with discrete intervals of potassic alteration were encountered.