NuLegacy Gold Corporation reports that drilling has commenced on its multiphase 2016 exploration program. The program includes approximately 33.0 thousand feet (10,000 meters) of drilling in phases of eight to ten holes each through to the end of September.
The drilling is concentrated in and between the North, Central, and South zones of the Iceberg gold deposit with the objective of extending these three gold-bearing zones, confirming the continuity of the gold mineralization between them, and extending the high-grade discovered in the North zone in the 2015 exploration program; i.e. hole RHB-40 returned 10.9 grams/t. over 12.2 meters within an interval of 3.9 grams/t. over 41.2 meters.
A sizable portion of the holes will also be directed towards exploring the other Carlin-type gold systems on the property, principally the Avocado, VIO and Jasperoid Basin gold anomalies, as well as several targets on the as yet minimally-explored Idaho portion (east of the Iceberg deposit) of the extensive 38 sq. mile claim block.
As has been our practice, we will drill eight to ten holes and then use the assays from these to confirm our selection of the next eight to ten holes. We are scheduling completion of the 10,000 meters (approximately 40 holes) in five phases by late September.
Our 2015 exploration programs were very successful, resulting in the expansion of the size and enhancement of the grade of the Iceberg exploration target now considered to be 90 to 110 million tons of 0.9 to 1.1 grams per tonnei. Most of the gold mineralization outlined to date is oxidized and at shallow depths within 500 feet of surface.
To date 2016 has been a transformative period for NuLegacy Gold, starting as a junior exploration company earning into 70% of the Iceberg project and ending with 100% ownership of the Iceberg and several of the world's premier gold miners and gold funds as shareholders.