Nov 9 2022Reviewed by Alex Smith
Revival Gold Inc. reports the fulfillment of its 2022 drill program at the Beartrack-Arnett Gold Project (Beartrack-Arnett) in Idaho, USA. Revival Gold drilled 22 core holes totaling about 5,500 meters during the year.
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The outcomes of the first two core holes for this year’s program (BT22-241D and BT22-242D) released in September affirmed the continuity of presumably underground mineable grades within a broad zone of gold mineralization in the Joss target area and highlighted the depth and scope of mineralization at Beartrack-Arnett.
Joss has a strike length of 1,000 meters and has been drilled to a depth of nearly 500 meters. It is open in all directions. Intercepts for the 20 core drills performed to date at Joss average 7.7 g/t gold over 5.5 meters drilled width within a larger zone of 2.8 g/t gold over 45.5 meters drilled width (true widths are anticipated to be 30% to 50% of drilled widths).
This year saw the completion of two more core drills totaling 2,600 meters on the main Beartrack-Arnett trend of mineralization, one in the South Pit target region (BT22-243D) and one in the Joss target area (BT22-244D).
The goals of holes BT22-243D and BT22-244D are to expand high-grade mineralization at the southern end of the South Pit and to increase the size of high-grade intervals from the 2018 drilling program, respectively. Over the following six weeks, assay results are anticipated.
Revival Gold finished 18 infill and expansion core drills totaling 2,900 meters in the near-surface oxide layer of this satellite deposit in the Haidee target area. By drilling these holes, the present Mineral Resource will be extended to the southwest or down-dip, and Inferred Resources will be converted to Indicated Resources. At Haidee, mineralization is still open in all directions. Over the following three months, assay results are anticipated.
Revival Gold’s exploration activities will now concentrate on reviewing and interpreting drilling data, revising the Beartrack-Arnett geology and mineral resource models to support the Company’s anticipated 2023 first phase heap leach Preliminary Feasibility Study (PFS), and planning future drilling.
Revival Gold’s exploration team is to be commended for wrapping up another safe and productive drilling campaign at Beartrack-Arnett this year with exciting results from Joss and the completion of all planned drilling in the Haidee area to support next year’s PFS.
Hugh Agro, President and CEO, Revival Gold Inc.
Agro continues, "Further assay results are expected later this month and into the new year. We look forward to building on 2022’s great results in the drilling campaigns to come."
Adding certified reference materials, duplicate samples, and blanks regularly into the sample stream constitutes quality assurance/quality control. At the end of the drilling program, test samples are presented to an umpire laboratory. Sample results are examined as soon as they are received, and any discrepancies are explored.
The samples are delivered to the ALS Geochemistry sample prep facility in Twin Falls, Idaho. Gold analyses are undertaken at the ALS Geochemistry lab in Reno, Nevada, or the ALS Minerals laboratory in Vancouver, British Columbia, while multi-element geochemical tests are conducted at the ALS Minerals laboratory in Vancouver, British Columbia. ALS Minerals is an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 certified laboratory.
Fire assay and AAS on a 30 grams nominal sample weight (Au-AA23) for Beartrack and Fire Assay and AAS on a 50 grams nominal sample weight (Au-AA24) for Arnett are used to assess the presence of gold in samples made up of half drill core.
The gold content is also evaluated for shallow holes that target leachable mineralization using a cyanide leach with an AAS finish on a nominal 30 g sample weight (Au-AA13). Using the ME-MS 61M technique, multi-element geochemical analyses are carried out on a subset of drill holes.