Atna Resources Ltd. has reported the completion of the 2011 drill program at its Briggs Mine, Inyo County, California. The program included 66 holes drilled in 4 target areas for a total footage of 32,071 feet (9,775 meters).
The final results reported below include some of the best drill intersections in the program and complement results reported in press releases issued between February and September 2011. Strong gold mineralization was encountered throughout the program. Highlights from our September 2011 drilling include:
- 85 feet (25.9 m) grading 0.056 oz/ton gold (1.91 g/t) from 700 feet to 785 feet (213.3-239.3 m) which includes 40 feet (12.2 m) grading 0.112 oz/ton gold (3.85 g/t) from 725 feet to 765 feet (221.0-233.2 m) in hole BMD11-098, the final hole of the program
- 110 feet (33.5 m) grading 0.034 oz/ton gold (1.16 g/t) from 230 feet to 340 feet (70.1-103.6 m) in hole number BMD11-093
- 50 feet (15.2 m) grading 0.029 oz/ton gold (1.00 g/t) from 345 feet to 395 feet (105.2-120.4 m) in hole number BMD11-091
North Main Briggs
- 85 feet (25.9 m) grading 0.031 oz/ton gold (1.05 g/t) from 375 feet to 460 feet (114.3-140.2 m) in hole NMB11-095 which included 35 feet (10.7m) grading 0.053 oz/ton gold (1.83 g/t) from 415 feet to 450 feet (126.5-137.2 m)
"Our 2011 drilling program at Briggs significantly expanded the size of the mineralized zones in Deep Briggs, Main Briggs and North Main Briggs. Work is underway to model the gold zones to produce a new resource and reserve statement for the mine. Drilling now has shifted to the Reward Project in Nevada, where we hope to have similar success in increasing the resource base," said James Hesketh, President & CEO.