Great Bear finds new zones at Dixie

1.11.2019, 00:49 - eeppo

Drilling at Great Bear Resources’ Dixie gold project in Red Lake, Ontario, has uncovered several new mineralized zones and extended the strike length of the LP Fault to 4 km from 3.2 km.

The junior reported two discoveries on the LP Fault: the Yauro zone, between the Yuma and Auro discoveries; and the Viggo zone, 1 km southeast of Auro.

Two drill holes at Yauro collared 125 metres apart returned drill intervals including: 37.4 metres of 5.14 g/t gold from 55.6 metres depth (including 18.2 metres of 10.32 g/t, 3.3 metres of 21.33 g/t gold, 4.2 metres of 22.74 g/t gold and 2.7 metres of 32 g/t gold); and 66.2 metres of 2.01 g/t gold from 86 metres depth (including 1.7 metres of 36 g/t gold).

Viggo returned up to 7.2 metres of 1.98 g/t gold from 50.8 metres depth (including 1.2 metres of 11.03 g/t gold and 0.5 metre of 25.5 g/t gold). Discovery of the Viggo zone extends the LP fault to 4 km in strike length.

A third new discovery, North Fault, was made on an 18-km-long exploration target that runs parallel to the LP Fault. The single hole intersected Hinge zone style gold bearing quartz veins and 2.7 metres of 1.39 g/t gold. North Fault could represent a significant discovery because of its length and Great Bear will be following up with drilling during the winter 2019-20 program.

The gold system at Yauro and across the LP Fault appears to increase in width and number of gold intervals with depth.

Great Bear is conducting a 90,000-metre drill program at Dixie with three rigs; 18,000 metres remain to be drilled.

(This article first appeared in the Canadian Mining Journal)