North Country Gold Corp. has announced the fourth tranche of results from the 2011 drill program at the Three Bluffs Gold Project in the Committee Bay Greenstone Belt located northeast of Baker Lake, Nunavut, Canada.
The latest results from six holes at Three Bluffs and four holes at Antler continue to delineate and extend high grade gold zones within the Walker Lake gold trend.
"These latest results from the Three Bluffs and Antler zones continue to demonstrate the continuous nature of the high grade gold zones along the Walker Lake Trend," said John Williamson, President and CEO of North Country Gold Corp. "We are particularly encouraged by the results from the Three Bluffs -Three Bluffs West area where our 2011 drilling has identified a new 600 metre long high grade trend at the western end of the system starting at 100 m below surface and remaining open to depth. NCG has also determined that the Three Bluffs and Three Bluffs West zones are one continuous zone of mineralization which extends for at least 1500 metres along strike," added Mr. Williamson.
Three Bluffs Drilling
Highlights from the six diamond drill holes completed at Three Bluffs include 9.59 g Au/t over 18.00 metres (30.73 g/t Au over 5.00 metres) (11TB122), and 6.65 g/t Au over 4.00 m (11TB124). These drillholes are located within the new high grade trend located at the western end of the Three Bluffs zone (including Three Bluffs West zone) which has now been delineated for at least 600 metres along strike and for approximately 100 metres down-dip and remains open to depth. These new results are complementary to previous results from 11TW015 of 43.02 g/t Au over 4.00 metres, 11TB104 of 7.34 g/t Au over 25.00 metres, 11TW016 of 15.00 g/t Au over 11.25 metres and 11TB107B of 15.00 g/t Au over 12.00 metres. Results for additional diamond drill holes completed within the high grade trend are pending, however geologic similarities to the completed drillholes, including the presence of intense sericite alteration and common visible gold suggest results will be favorable.
Highlights from the four holes completed at Antler include 4.99 g/t Au over 13.00 metres (11AN041) and 3.06 g/t Au over 13.00 metres (11AN025B). Mineralization at Antler has been delineated over a strike length of 1000 metres and the zone has been tested to a nominal down-dip depth of 100 to 150 metres. High grade mineralization at Antler appears to be controlled by a series of steep east plunging grade shoots which vary in width from 50 to 100 metres. The high grade shoots delineated to date all remain open to depth.
Titan 24 Drilling
During 2010 North Country completed a Quantec Titan 24 survey over the Three Bluffs project area (see press release dated October 28th, 2010). Results of this survey indicated that gold mineralization at Three Bluffs and Antler correlate directly with areas of low resistivity, and that additional untested resistivity anomalies occur at depth (250 m below surface) between Three Bluffs and Antler. During the 2011 program, a single drillhole, 11AN042, was targeted at a resistivity low anomaly at the east end of Antler at a vertical depth of 300 metres. Previous shallow drilling in this area above the geophysical anomaly returned only modest results, over narrow widths. The results of 4.35 g/t over 10.00 metres validates the geophysical model and significantly increases the potential to develop resources to depth in the Three Bluffs-Antler gap area where deep, low resistivity anomalies covering at least 1000 metres of strike remain to be tested.
High grade shoots remain open beneath Antler and Three Bluffs where the three deepest drillholes on the project to date, returned high grade intercepts of 36.25 g/t Au over 4.81 metres and 9.03 g/t Au over 3.74 metres (05TB 038), 9.59 g/t Au over 18.00 metres (11TB122) and 4.35 g/t Au over 10.00 metres (11AN042) from three separate areas over at least 3,300 metres of strike along the Walker Lake Trend. Based on drilling results to date and untested but validated geophysical anomalies, North Country Gold believes that the Three Bluffs Project has excellent potential to develop significant high grade underground resources to depth.