EnGold has recommenced drilling at its 100% owned gold, copper, silver Lac La Hache Property located in the Cariboo Region of British Columbia, Canada.
The 3-4 week, one drill program will focus on the G1 Discovery zone and possible fault-offset extension to the northeast.
New modelling of ground gravity data at the discovery zone by Excel Geophysics interprets a northwest/southeast trending fault close to hole G17-16 (43.45 metres grading 1.31 % Cu, 0.20 g/t Au, 4.06 g/t Ag and 31.14 % Fe, true width). The data indicates continuation of the anomalous gravity trend for approximately 300 m to the northeast, across this fault, with a possible offset of 150 m to the northwest. As previously reported, the untested northeastern anomaly appears larger and more intense than that related to the Discovery Zone. Hole G17-36, currently in progress, is testing the hypothesis that the mineralized zone continues on the east side of the fault. At time of writing, the hole had encountered a fault at approximately 73m down hole, as suggested by the geophysical interpretation. A third anomalous area is also developing and has been termed the southwest anomaly.
"The existence of a fault explains why the mineralized zone seemed to terminate abruptly at its thickest point to date of more than 44 m true thickness, in drill hole G17-16", said VP of Exploration Rob Shives, P.Geo. "There can be no assurances that the zone continues east of the fault, but the current data certainly provides encouragement that it does."
Ongoing interpretation and analysis of the geophysical data, coupled with recent and past drilling information, is building a strong case that multiple mineralized zones similar to the discovery area may exist as northeast/southwest trending bodies perpendicular to a 1.8 km northwest/southeast trend extending from the discovery area to the Spout Deposit.
"EnGold is pursuing its vision to build a critical mass of tonnes to support a high grade, low cost underground gold, copper, silver mining operation," said EnGold President & CEO David Brett. "With a resource calculation at Aurizon pending, and further calculations possible at Discovery and Spout in the near term, our exploration focus is to expand existing mineralization and find new zones along trend."
Assay results from holes G17-24, 26, 27, & 29 confirmed limited potential for extensions of the discovery zone to the west and southwest, with only minor economically interesting results in hole G17-29. The latter hole encountered a 21 m thick zone of skarn mineralization but returned generally low copper values, except for an intercept at 359.1-360.3 (1.2m true width) grading 1.56 % Cu, 0.25 gpt Au, 6.5 gpt Ag, and 23.90 % Fe. Hole G17-28 targeting the "G2" gravity anomaly returned 25 m (core length, true width undetermined) grading 0.39 % Cu, 0.46 gpt Au, 1.39 gpt Ag, 4.84 % Fe. Initial drilling at "Spout West" and the Berkey zone returned no significant intercepts.