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Hemlo Starts Drilling at its North Limb Project in Manitouwadge, Ontario

Hemlo Explorers Inc., a Canadian-based mineral exploration company, reports that it has started drilling at its North Limb Project, situated around 15 km to the north of the Hemlo Mine close to Manitouwadge, Ontario.

Armand Volcanic Complex. Image Credit: Hemlo Explorers Inc.


  • Drill campaign to start with at least 10,000 m in about 20 drill holes
  • Armand Volcanic Complex at the North Limb matches the geological setting of the Moose Lake Volcanic Complex, which is located 15 km to the south at the Hemlo gold deposit
  • Testing new targets and tracking historical findings like 37.35 g/t Au over 1m in drill hole F1-95-2.

This is the first drill campaign for Hemlo since it combined the North Limb project with the O3 Mining property acquisition in 2020. This program is the initial one on this portion of the property since 1996 and will include at least 10,000 m via the completion of around 20 holes with an average length measuring 500 m. Hemlo has invested considerable measures over the past eight months collecting data from earlier drill holes, ground sampling, and surveys.

We believe we have potential for a significant mineralized gold system similar to the Moose Lake Volcanic Complex at the prolific Hemlo gold deposit. While there has been some significant prior exploration on the project, most historical drill holes have never gone below a depth of 225 metres. All of this previous exploration has given our team good insight to what lies below and along untested trends.

Brian Howlett, President and CEO, Hemlo Explorers Inc.

Management has announced prospective drilling of particular targets on the North Limb Property, including testing of several sections of the 8.2-km-long Armand Volcanic Complex trend, depending on various anomalies described by geophysical signatures, soil and rock assays, and drill intercepts.

Hemlo considers that the Armand Complex matches the geological setting of the Moose Lake Volcanic Complex situated at the Hemlo gold deposit that has produced more than 21 million ounces from the time it started its production in 1985 and is anticipated to be in operation at least until 2030.

Covid-19 Protocol

With effect from January 14th, 2020, the Province of Ontario announced a public emergency in the Province, and at present, it is not clear what impacts this or future actions could have on Hemlo’s field operations. However, at this point, mineral exploration is still regarded as an important service by the Provincial Government.

Hemlo’s management is working with the contractors to guarantee stringent adherence to suitable safety protocols to protect the well-being and health of all contractors and employees.


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