Recharge Resources Ltd. reported that Paradigm drillers have arrived at their 100% owned Brussels Creek Gold-Copper-Palladium Project in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, in preparation for the company’s fully funded winter drill campaign.
With drilling set to begin for 900 m of NQ size core drilling in 3 holes, Paradigm Drilling deployed the skid mount, Boyles 25 model drill rig to the staging location close to the Brussels Creek Property. Hole collar angles will range from –50 to –90° for this 900 m, and borehole depths will not exceed 350 m.
The 900-m NQ drill program’s objective is to investigate the possibility of copper-gold mineralization similar to that found at the nearby New Afton Mine operated by New Gold Inc. NGD.V ($1.11 billion market capitalization).
The historic Afton Open Pit Mine, which operated from 1977 to 1997, is now home to the New Afton Mine. Production at the current mine and concentrator facilities started in July 2012. The mine is a block caving operation. The mine generated 52,542 oz of gold and 61,700,000 lbs of copper in 2021.
To start drilling, the company must first wait for better weather that will allow for easier access.
While data compilation is underway at Georgia Lake Lithium and the Company awaits additional data from Pocitos 1, we are pushing forward on all fronts with drills now on site at the Brussels Creek Copper-Palladium-Gold Project. We thank Mr. Shearer and all those involved in the consultation and drill planning process.
David Greenway, Chief Executive Officer, Recharge Resources Ltd.
Greenway added, “Recharge is committed to sustainable exploration and mining practices. This is a pivotal time for the Brussels Creek Project in BC, and we look forward to the upcoming drill program.”
Brussels Creek Project
The BC property, which is in the early stages of exploration, is situated next to New Gold’s New Afton Mine and is about 24 km west of Kamloops. There are 17 claims (66 cells) on the land totaling 1,350.43 hectares.
The Highland Valley, Mount Polly, Kemess, and Galore Creek deposits, in addition to New Afton, a silica-saturated copper-gold alkalic porphyry-style deposit, share a similar geological environment with the site.
Recent field studies revealed the presence of a significant body of mineralized quartz-feldspar porphyry invading the volcanic of the Nicola group underneath. A wide anomalous zone (200 m × 400 m) with gold values up to 3.5 g/t was discovered during historic sampling and mapping on the site in 1983 and 1984.
Grab samples from the property in 2019 yielded values of 10.1 g/t Au (with 0.7 g/t palladium) and 11.5 g/t Au.
The management of Recharge issues a warning that previous findings or results on properties close by might not always be indicative of the occurrence of mineralization on the company’s properties.