Metals Creek Resources Corp. is pleased to announce that results have been received from the final two holes of a four hole 980m (see MEK news release March 30, 2017) diamond drill program designed to further evaluate stratigraphy west of TOZ.
Hole TOG-17-53 was a 75m undercut below previously released hole TOG-16-48 (See news release January 11, 2017) which intersected 4.39 grammes per tonne (g/t) gold over 12.45m. Hole TOG-17-53 intersected the zone at a down-hole depth of 322m and assayed 2.11 g/t gold over 1.0 m. This intersection is typical of the Thomas Ogden Zone (TOG) and is described as a strongly altered conglomerate characterized by strong silicification with associated disseminated pyrite and local arsenopyrite. A second zone of mineralization was intersected at a downhole depth of 332meters (m) returning an intercept of 1.85 g/t gold over 2.43m. This second zone consisted of altered conglomerate with moderate to strong silicification with 3-4% pyrite and local arseonopyrite.
Hole TOG-17-54 was drilled 435m west of TOG targeting the TOG west stratigraphy near surface, intersecting at a down hole depth of 177.77m returning 1.08 g/t gold over 1.38m. This zone was characterized by a strongly silicified felsic dike with associated pyrite mineralizaton. The prospective host rock at Thomas Ogden West indicates a thickening of the stratigraphy with depth.
Three holes of this four-hole program focused on further delineating recently discovered gold mineralization (See news release May 3, 2017) west of TOG. Hole OG17-002 intersected two zones of gold mineralization including 4.96 g/t gold over 3.97m and a second zone returning an intercept of 1.43 g/t gold over 14m confirming the presence of a new zone of mineralization west of TOG with similar alteration features to that of TOG as well. Hole OG17-002 was a follow-up hole to that of OG16-040 (see news release March 4, 2016) which returned a downhole intercept of 5.06 g/t gold over 2.6m thus further defining an easterly plunging mineralized system.