Black Tusk Resources Inc. takes immense pleasure in announcing that it has received and compiled a data package and has started project planning for the Cluster Project situated in Quebec.
A considerable amount of work has been carried out within the property and in the surrounding area. Most of this work has been recorded in company reports and also in government records, including geological mapping, rock and sediment sampling, ground and airborne geophysics, and drilling. The focus of this work was mostly on volcanogenic massive sulfide multi-element potential, as well as vein gold deposition. Presently, the Black Tusk crew is assembling these materials and will go through the assessment of the data to obtain information for use in digital software.
The database, specifically, denotes that from 1968 to 2003, 30 drill holes have been done within the property boundary. In total, 4087 m of drilling had been done in these holes. This information will be useful for evaluating the project and planning continued investigation. Initial review of historic drilling shows some of the more important gold intercepts include (also reported in an earlier news release published on February 28th, 2019):
- Drill hole LAB 109-03-01 that returned 1.4 g/t gold over 0.7 m
- Drill hole LAB 87-B2 that returned 1.82 grams per tonne (g/t) gold over 4.5 m* from 57 to 61.5 m depth (including 1.4 g/t from 57 to 58.5 m, 2.15 g/t from 58.5 to 60 m, and 1.90 g/t from 60 to 61.5 m (Exploration Trois-Dimensions Inc., 1987 report GM45605)
- Drill hole 34-96-04 that returned 4.10 g/t gold more than 0.5 m from 55.4 to 55.9 m (report GM54344)
- Drill hole 34-96-02 that returned 1.55 g/t gold over 1 m from 102.3 to 103.3 m (Freewest Resources Canada Inc., 1996 report GM54344)
*True intercept widths have not been estimated for the above results.
The Company is yet to carry out any work on the property and has not been able to directly check the exploration results as recorded in historic reports.
The Cluster Project is situated 26 km south of Hecla Mining Corp.’s Casa Berardi Mine and lies within the Abitibi Greenstone belt that is home to several world-class mineral deposits. The region around the Cluster Project gained attention in the 1980s after the Inco Exploration discovery of gold mineralization at the Golden Pond Project, and the gold-silver-zinc-copper discovery at Estrades by Teck Resources.
We are extremely excited to have begun data compilation and project planning for the upcoming exploration program on the Cluster Project.
Richard Penn, CEO, Black Tusk Resources