Sabina Gold & Silver Corp, a Canadian precious metals company, has declared that drilling has started at the Goose Property on its wholly-owned Back River Gold Project situated in Nunavut, Canada.
A scheduled 3,500-m spring surface exploration drill program has commenced, with a concentration on targeting the interface between the intended open pit and the down plunge zone at Umwelt.
This drilling will enable additional characterization of the geology and mineralization of superior-grade gold zones in those areas which will notify optimization of the underground mine and open pits designs.
As soon as the work is over, drilling will shift to the Hook zone which is considered to be part of the gold structure connecting the Goose Main and Nuvuyak gold deposits. Drilling has been scheduled to be completed by mid-April.
We look forward to receiving the results of this spring drilling program as we continue to evolve and develop the resource potential at the 8 km long Goose Gold Complex.
Bruce McLeod, President and CEO, Sabina Gold & Silver Corp
McLeod continued, “As we have demonstrated in past drilling campaigns, the gold endowment at Goose is exceptional and we remain committed to an exploration and resource growth and optimization strategy that we believe will add considerable value to the Project we progress towards production.
With the application of our exploration framework through progressive 3D modeling, integrated data acquisition and drill testing, we are confident that we can continue to demonstrate the significant growth potential and world class nature of this well-endowed gold project,” added McLeod.
Spring Drilling Program
The first series of six to eight drill holes are developed in such a way to better outline and detail the gold mineralization at the sectioning of the Quartz Feldspar Porphyry dyke and the Lower Iron Formation. This is a region of thickened iron formation host rock.
Drilling has been centered in and around the crown pillar and upper and lower sill areas, where it is believed that chances prevail for improved characterization of mining infrastructure planning and higher-grade mineral zones.
One geomechanical drill hole will be done at the base of the Umwelt open pit for rock property data collection.
Around two to three drill holes will be drilled at the Hook zone, situated along the favorable gold structure that trends between the Nuvuyak Resource and Goose Main gold deposit.
The Hook target constitutes a significant connector zone that has a strike length of more than 700 m. This illustrates powerful zones of mineralization in conjunction with a tightly folded antiformal structure.
Drilling of two drill holes will be drilled down plunge from 2021 drilling where drill hole 21GSE600 returned 5.42 g/t Au over 28.05 m, including 12.68 g/t Au over 5.30 m. An extra drill hole will target mineralization inside the Hook gold structure situated nearly 150 m north of the Goose Main pit.
Positive outcomes obtained from this drilling will help notify future decisions around resource growth and development together with the Goose Main to Hook to Nuvuyak gold structure.