BOWMORE Exploration has commenced a phase II diamond drilling at the St-Victor property, which is situated 15 km towards the eastern part of Asbestos in Southeast Quebec.
The phase II program will include 1000 to 1200 m of drilling, totaling five holes, and specifically designed to examine the Wotton Northwest gold zone expansions, wherein the 2011 drilling cut homogenous mineralized gold present in dispersed or bedded pyrite. The company intersected 0.35 g/t gold over 115 m. The phase II program’s purpose is to analyze the possible grade improvement and continuation of this stratabound mineralized gold at huge depths along the folded structure’s edge.
Exploration at the St-Victor property initially targets low-grade, sediment-hosted, bulk tonnage gold deposits, which are the same as that identified in Sukhoi Log in Siberia or at the Paracatu mine of Kinross. The phase I drilling’s 2012 petrological work conducted on core has suggested that the Wotton NW Zone is a distant mineralization to a gold-rich sediment-hosted huge sulphide deposit, which is the same as the Champagne deposit. The company will be testing geophysical methods during 2012, which are aimed at detecting a possible deposit located at the St-Victor property.
The company has received all required permits and agreements for accessing and drilling the property on the targeted regions.