Andover Mining has declared the assay results from the 2012 drill campaign carried out at the Main SUN deposit located at the the SUN district project in the northwestern Alaska.
The geologists from Andover logged, split and packed the drill core from this year’s campaign. The company delivered the drill core from SUN 12-33 and SUN 12-31 to the ALS-Chemex preparation laboratory located in Fairbanks, Alaska and tested the pulps from Fairbanks for 35 elements at Vancouver-based ALS-Chemex units in British Columbia. Assaying for gold was conducted at Nevada-based ALS-Chemex facilities. Wet assaying was performed on base metal over-limits.
The holes SUN 12-31 and SUN 12-33 were specifically drilled to a depth of about 316 and 154 m, respectively. The main SUN deposit was examined by these two drill holes. Hole SUN 12-29 was the initial hole drilled during the 2012 campaign carried out at the SUN property and examined the Main SUN deposit.
According to the COO of Andover, Kent Turner, the drill program at the Main SUN deposit strives to outline and expand the deposit’s known size. The company has retained Nevada-based Mine Development Associates in order to finish a preliminary economic assessment and a NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate for the SUN deposit, after the completion of the 2012 drill program.
The drill program is continuing at the two S.W. SUN deposit and SUN deposit. Additional assays will be reported once they become available. The company is conducting drilling round the clock, and the program is likely to continue through September 2012.