Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. (Toronto Stock Exchange: YNG; Frankfurt Xetra Exchange: NG6) has announced further excellent results from its ongoing 2010 drilling program at Ketza River.
The Ketza River property is wholly owned by Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp., and it is a past gold producer located near the town of Ross River in the Yukon Territory, Canada.
The recently received assay results are mostly from the Hoodoo, Break, and B-Mag Zones at the Ketza River Project, which are manto-style (limestone replacement) resources. Results also came in for one drill hole from the Connector Zone in the Shamrock part of the project, which are mostly veins and stockwork resources. All drill holes referenced in this news release are diamond drill holes completed by one drill rig between May 6, 2010 and July 11, 2010 and for which assays were recently received.
The Hoodoo Zone oxide mineralization target lies proximal to a major northwest-striking fault zone which controls mineralization in the Lab-Calcite Zone. This current phase of drilling was located near the top of the ridge, in what is planned to be the high wall of the Lab-Hoodoo open pit.
The highlight of the phase of drilling was drill hole KR-10-1532 which contained two intercepts: 9.14 meters grading 37.37 g/t Au starting from 57.0 and continuing to 66.14 m, and another containing 4.28 meters assaying 2.95 g/t Au from 25.29 to 29.57m. This drill hole was drilled approximately perpendicular to drill hole KR-08-1455, which also intersected similarly strong gold mineralization. In addition, drill hole KR-10-1535 located approximately 20 meters to the west, intercepted 2.30 meters grading 17.60 g/t Au. Cross sections suggest that these intersections are approximately true thickness.
The Break Zone is a historic open-pit mined in the late 1980's by Canamax Resources located in the northeast corner of the proposed Peel open pit. A series of 2010 drill holes were completed within the existing resource in the Break Zone and tested sulfide manto-style targets that lie stratigraphically below the existing oxide resources.
Drill hole KR-10-1499 from this zone returned two intercepts: 2.36 meters averaging 13.90 g/t Au, and 5.78 meters that averaged 3.46 g/t Au.
The B-Mag Zone is an individual northwest-trending mineralized zone located on the east side of the proposed Peel open pit. A further series of 2010 drill holes were completed on the southeastern margin of this existing resource.
Drill hole KR-10-1520 intercepted 9.42 meters averaging 7.06 g/t Au starting at 3.0 meters. The recent drilling in the B-Mag Zone was successful in extending gold mineralization by 15 to 33 meters laterally to the southeast of the existing resource.
The Connector Target is a combination magnetic, gravity and gold-in-soil anomaly, lying upslope from the Gully resource in the Shamrock Zone. This target trends nearly east-west and lies at a high angle to the well defined Gully (vein) resource. One last drill hole was recently received. The rest of the drill holes were reported on October 26, 2010.
None of these recent drill intercepts from the Hoodoo, B-Mag, Break, and Connector Zones were included in the data used for the NI 43-101 resource estimate released on April 14, 2008 and therefore are likely to lead to an increase in the resource at the Ketza River project.
All of the assays were analyzed at ALS Laboratory Group in North Vancouver. The documentation of the quality control and quality assurance protocols are described in the NI-43-101 document described above.
This news release was compiled and written by the Chief Geologist for the Ketza River project, Ed Gates (M.Sc., P.Geo). It was also reviewed and approved by Todd Johnson (M. Sc.), Vice President of Exploration for Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. Todd Johnson is the Qualified Person for the purpose of this release.
Source: YUKON-NEVADA GOLD CORP.