Atna Resources has announced exciting drilling results from the Briggs Mine in Inyo County, California. The focus of this drilling program is on discovering further mineralization in the Deep Briggs and the East Wall zones of the Main Briggs pit.
Atna intersects 1.23 g/t gold over 39.6 meters including 1.37 g/t over 15.2 meters and 1.85 g/t over 12.2 meters at the Briggs Deep zone. It also cuts 1.10 g/t gold over19.8 meters in the Main Briggs/East Wall.
These encouraging results make the company to identify new resource potential at Briggs. This also leads to a further increase in material in gold resource in Briggs Deep and East Wall zones. Moreover, the grade of the intersected gold is high when compared to the grade of an average mine and bring out possible development in additional economic reserves.
So far, Atna has completed drilling six holes and received results for the first three holes. The hole BMD11-059 has intercepted several, wide zones of gold mineralization. The two deeper sections are present directly under the existing mine life in the Deep Briggs zone. It includes 1.23 g/t gold over 157.1m to 196.7m – 39.6m and 0.65 g/t gold over 210.4m to 240.9m – 30.5m.
Atna has drilled BMD11-060 to analyze the eastern high wall of the Main Briggs pit. Atna has encountered gold mineralization in the design pit confines and outside the pit wall, with slender gold mineralization zone in the deep hole. Atna has completed three additional holes north of BMD11-059 to examine the Main Briggs and Deep Briggs zones.