Kaminak Gold Corporation (TSX VENTURE:KAM) today announced the fourth significant drill discovery on the Company's 100% owned Coffee property, located in the White Gold District, Yukon Territory.
The "Kona" Zone occurs 3km west of the Latte Zone and is defined by a strong, linear gold-in-soil anomaly traceable for at least 2km through granite. Three holes were drilled into the Kona target and each intersected gold mineralization. All zones begin at surface and remain open along trend and at depth.
Key Point Summary:
- New gold zone discovered on the Coffee property known as "Kona" where drilling intersected two separate gold zones grading 2.2 grams per tonne gold (g/t Au) over 57m and 1.9 g/t Au over 23m, respectively
- Gold grades as high as 28 g/t Au over 2m
- Total strike length of untested Kona gold-in-soil trend exceeds 2km
- Mineralization at Kona is associated with a regional-scale ENE-trending structural corridor which also trends through the nearby Espresso anomaly
- Alteration and sulphide/oxide characteristics at Kona are similar to those at other known gold occurrences at Coffee, suggesting a common mineralizing event
- Assays are pending for drilling on the nearby Americano and Espresso targets as well as additional holes from the Supremo-Latte area
- On Wednesday, October 13th at 12:45pm Pacific Time, Rob Carpenter, Kaminak's President & CEO, will be presenting the Coffee Gold Project discoveries to the Vancouver Mineral Exploration Group (MEG). For those who cannot attend this industry event, the presentation will be aired live through a webcast. To view the event, please visit the Kaminak website, www.kaminak.com on the designated date and time and click on the link on the home page.
"We have now successfully intersected four major gold zones on the Coffee property over a total distance exceeding 5km. These results clearly establish potential for Coffee to become a significant gold camp," stated Rob Carpenter, Kaminak's President and CEO. "Kaminak has started to plan a much larger exploration program for 2011 and details will be announced once all results from 2010 are processed."
Drill testing the extensive gold-in-soil anomalies at Kona has yielded a new gold mineralizing environment in the Coffee exploration camp (i.e. granite-hosted). Gold mineralization is hosted in near-vertical brittle structural zones that are co-incident with overlying gold-in-soil anomalies. Drill holes CFD-51 and CFD-53 were drilled from the same set-up at -50 and -70 degree angles, respectively, and both holes intersected two separate gold zones which are interpreted as steeply-dipping zones within the host structure.
The granite that underlies the Kona area is equigranular, non-magnetic and composed of plagioclase, K-feldspar, quartz, biotite and hornblende. Alteration typically consists of clay, sericite and limonite. The limonite yields down hole to coarsely-banded sporadic limonite-pyrite transition material to deeper pyrite-dominant rocks at approximately 110 meters. Thus the depth of oxidation is approximately 110 m (down hole). Sulphides are dominated by pyrite which commonly replaces mafic minerals, and also occurs as veins/veinlets or fracture fill, and in sulfidic-matrix fault breccias.
A total of six holes were also completed on regional targets located north and east of Kona. This drilling targeted a regional-scale, northwest trending shear zone interpreted as a possible extension of the Latte shear zone located 3km to the southeast. Drilling successfully intersected highly deformed and altered shear zone rocks that separate granite to the south from schist/gneiss to the north. Gold values (1-3 g/t Au) were obtained in four of the six holes thereby confirming the gold potential of the Latte structure well beyond the previously known limits.
Kaminak's disclosure of a technical or scientific nature in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Dr. Rob Carpenter, Ph.D., P.Geo., Kaminak's President and CEO, who serves as a Qualified Person under the definition of National Instrument 43-101. Quality assurance and quality control procedures include the systematic insertion of blanks and standards into the drill core sample string. Samples are placed in sealed bags and shipped directly by charter plane to the ALS CHEMEX preparatory laboratory in Whitehorse prior to gold fire assay and ICP-MS analysis. The Coffee property is an early stage exploration property and does not contain any mineral resources as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
Source: Kaminak Gold Corporation