Explor Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:EXS) has announced the results of three drill holes being the first series of holes on the previously announced 10,000 meter (Phase III) diamond drilling program.
Holes #28, #29 and #30 are reported in this press release. This series of holes was designed to test the continuity of the width and grade in the vicinity of the holes that were completed during Explor recently completed Phase II Diamond Drill Program. (Press Release Dated September 15, 2010, September 30, 2010 and October 12, 2010). To date every drill hole drilled by Explor on the TPW Property has intersected gold mineralization on the "A" Zone. It is interesting to note that this drilling has increased the strike length to greater than 1975 meters. The structure is still open on strike and at depth. The first phase of drilling was concentrated on mineralized Zone "A" located on the south limb of the geo-syncline. Mineralized Zone "A" is one of five (5) mineralized zones identified on the property. A partial summary of the results is as follows:
Diamond Drill Hole #28 was drilled behind Explor Hole No. TPW-10-12 and was designed to test the high grade mineralization that was encountered in Hole #12. The mineralization was confirmed, and the structure remains open on strike and at depth.
Diamond Drill Hole #29 was drilled behind Explor's Hole No. TPW-10-21 and was designed to test if the mineralization was continuous under Hole #21. The mineralization was confirmed to be open at depth.
Diamond Drill Hole #10-30 was drilled 50 meters to the west of Explor's Hole #10-09 and was designed to test the westerly extension of the structure. Hole #10-09 intersected 11.15 meters of 5.38 g/tonne (press release September 15, 2010) while Hole #10-30 intersected 11.0 meters of 9.22 g/tonne. The mineralization was confirmed to be open to the west and at depth.
The Timmins Porcupine West Gold Property consists of 185 unpatented mining units located in the Bristol and Ogden Townships in the Timmins-Porcupine Mining Camp for a total 3000 hectares. The property is contiguous with Lakeshore Gold West Timmins Mine. The highway 101 bisects the property and provides access from the city of Timmins located 13 km to the east.
The property has been explored since 1927 by numerous ground geophysical surveys and diamond drilling of up to 111 holes. In 1984, Dome Exploration discovered and delineated a gold mineralized zone that was approximately 350 meters long and 45 meters wide and is open below 350 meters of vertical depth.
The "A" Zone identified through modelling strikes east northeast and dips to the north at 70 to 80 degrees. The drilling has confirms the association of gold mineralization with Quartz feldspar (QFP) and syenite porphyry, found at both the Lakeshore and West Timmins Properties. Five mineralized zones designated "A" thru "E" have been identified. The larger zones of mineralization display a strong spatial relationship with proximity to syenite intrusive rocks and high Fe-tholeitic volcanic rocks.
Chris Dupont, President and Chief Executive Officer of Explor Resources Inc. commented: "We are extremely pleased with the recent drill results obtained on the Timmins Porcupine West Project (TPW). The intersections reported indicate a trend of increasing grade and width as we proceed to the west towards the Lakeshore property. There is still approximately 1.0 kilometers of ground to the west and along strike that remains to be explored. The results of all Explor's drilling are currently being incorporated into the 3-D Model and will be available on the website in the near futur."
Our current interpretation is that the syenite porphyry intruded a dilatant zone developed at the intersection of the Porcupine-Destor and South Limb faults. These faults developed along high Fe-tholeiitic metavolcano-sedimentary contacts that provided the necessary Fe to precipitate sulphide mineralization during hydrothermal activity. Along the south limb of the geo-syncline, the high Fe-tholeitic volcanic horizon is often present only as remnant xenolithic or fault mega-blocks due to disruption by the South Limb fault and intrusions of QFP and syenite porphyry.
The structural environment is favourable for large bodies of syenite to have intruded further at depth. The intersections of the major faults and the contacts of the favourable high Fe-tholeitic volcanic host rocks especially near the synclinal fold hinge provide the best target areas.
The Timmins Porcupine West Project has as a Target Model "The Hollinger-McIntyre-Coniaurum System." The Hollinger-McIntyre-Coniaurum (HMC) System has produced a total of over 30 million oz of gold is spatially associated with the Pearl Lake Porphyry. The high-grade gold bearing quartz veins which hosted the bulk of the gold at the HMC occurred in the adjacent mafic volcanics, located outboard from the porphyry itself.
Chris Dupont P.Eng is the qualified person responsible for the information contained in this release.
Source: Explor Resources Inc.