HARTE GOLD CORP. Harte Gold is pleased to provide an update today regarding its 70,000 tonne Advanced Exploration Bulk Sample and drill program at the Sugar Zone Property located in White River, Ontario, Canada.
- Bulk Sample Long-Hole Stoping is proceeding on two levels, the five development levels are now completed
- Underground ramp development to access the south end of the Sugar Zone Deposit is currently underway
- Permit for additional 30,000 tonnes expected Q4, 2016, full commercial production permits expected Q2, 2017
- Current drill Program increased to 15,000 meters, second drill rig on site and operating
- Sugar Zone mineralization encountered on strike and down plunge in the South Block (Area "A" in Diagram click here)
- A wedge drilling program will test continuity of mineralization below the current Sugar Zone resource and DH SZ-12-37
- Seven high priority geophysical targets identified between the Sugar Zone Deposit and Wolf Zone Discovery are being drilled, one mineralized structure has been intersected to date (Area "B" in Diagram click here).
Recent drilling has concentrated on testing on strike and down plunge extensions of the Sugar Zone Deposit. Drilling to date has focused on the south extension of the Sugar Zone Deposit and intersected both the Upper and Lower Zones within a block measuring 200 x 300 meters. This block (Area "A") is located 500 to 900 meters below surface and has the potential to add significant resources. As deep drill holes take 2 - 3 weeks to complete and assays an additional 2 weeks, Harte Gold has begun wedging multiple holes from a Master Hole in order to expedite the drill program.
Harte Gold has added a second drill rig and expanded the drill program to 15,000 meters. One drill rig will focus on the South Block while the second rig is focused on the "Middle Zone" (Area "B") located between the Sugar Zone Deposit and the Wolf Zone Discovery. Initial drilling has produced encouraging results.
"Because of the depth and extent of the target areas, Harte Gold will need to drill a minimum of 12 holes in both target areas in order to properly assess their viability and potential to add resources," said Stephen G. Roman, President and CEO. "The Company will release drill results once adequate drilling has been completed."