Dalradian Resources, a Canadian-based exploration firm, has announced that final assays have been obtained from hole 12-CT-162 drilled at the Curraghinalt deposit, in order to examine a geochemical anomaly from a recent survey. This drill hole lies about 1700 m along trend from the Curraghinalt deposit in North Ireland.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of Dalradian Resources, Patrick F.N. Anderson, the company feels that the effort, cost and time spent in completing the new trend-scale geochemical survey was worth it.
This hole is the first of three drill holes to be announced from the follow-up drilling to examine Gold-in-Soil 'Anomaly A' that resulted from new geochemical survey. The company is waiting for assays from additional two holes. The assaying and sampling program conducted in the hole’s clear mineralized sections was specifically prioritized for delivery and processing in the laboratory.
The company is performing an additional drill program to determine the continuity and orientation of this mineralization. It intersected 3.9 g/t gold over 0.10 m, 4.7 g/t gold over 0.68 m, 1.1 g/t gold over 0.18 m, 14.1 g/t gold over 2.22 m, 23.6 g/t gold over 1.47 m, 4.4 g/t gold over 0.15 m, 1.4 g/t gold over 0.17 m, and 7.6 g/t gold over 1.10 m in hole 12-CT-162.
Drill core was split into two halves together with samples averaging between 0.1 and 0.3 m in ore. Core samples were specifically tested by a 50 g gold fire assay along with an atomic absorption finish.