West Kirkland Mining has discovered a fresh gold zone at its optioned mineral claims, which is situated between the towns of Matachewan and Kirkland Lake.
This new gold zone discovery has been associated with a 100 m of primary strike length and more than 200 m of depth level in four holes, in three dimensions. The company has intersected 16.15 g/t gold over 5.0 m in the hole KC1163 and also 6.42 g/t gold over 1.1 m in the hole KC1164. These fresh intercepts are present in the Cadillac-Larder Lake deformation zone’s new discovery region of around 2 km to the west of high-grade mineralization.
West Kirkland’s Vice President of Exploration has stated that the shallow zones occurring in the Timmins and Kirkland Lake camps has shown that mineralization is existing to the depth and along strike.
The company has submitted the chosen samples for metallic screen assays and has gathered further samples to group the mineralized intercepts, because it has tested coarse visible gold present in the core and the high-grade results. West Kirkland has drilled 50 m segments and encountered extensive gold mineralization from three successive segments. The focus of these two holes, KC1165 and KC1166, was on analogous structure and these holes have not been drilled to perforate the excellent mineralization. The company will expand these holes. True widths and continuity have not been found because this is a fresh gold discovery. West Kirkland has scheduled for more than 2,000 m of drilling and will be starting the work at the earliest.
The company has completed 15,433 m of drilling, totaling 64 holes, in the Kirkland Lake camp during 2011. It has announced that 15 holes have produced targets, 24 holes did not encounter any major intercepts, 14 holes are reported and is waiting for the results of further 11 holes.