Combined with 2013 results, this summer’s surface work on the YCGP has led to the generation of more than 10 additional discoveries which could be quickly made ‘drill ready’ in the short term. Several of the new high grade targets are oblique or high angle veins that occur near the main Crestaurum and Barney structures and they could be indicative of gold bearing vein sets common to large mineralized systems.
At least four new targets were identified in the Crestaurum area:
- Three grab samples were taken from a 20 cm wide, northwest trending quartz vein 250 m northwest of the Crestaurum structure. The vein contains visible gold; assay results from grab samples taken from this vein were 24.7, 157.5 and 878 g/t Au. This vein could intersect the Crestaurum structure at a high angle.
- The newly identified Milner SW structure 250 m northeast of the known extent of the Crestaurum structure was sampled over a strike length of 75 m. This structure could be an extension of, or a splay off, the main Crestaurum structure. Nine samples were collected, with seven grab samples returning results ranging from 1.05 to 712 g/t Au, including 326 and 103 g/t Au. Visible gold is apparent in the higher grade samples. Two of the samples were chip samples over 1 m intervals; these assayed 11.65 and 33.1 g/t Au.
- A grab sample taken from quartz stringers potentially on the southwest extension of the Crestaurum structure 230 m southwest of the main trenches ran 40.2 g/t Au.
- Four grab samples from a north-northwest trending, 15 cm wide quartz vein southeast of the Crestaurum structure assayed between 6.69 and 27.1 g/t Au. Minor visible gold was noted in this vein, which outcrops over a strike length of 30 m. This vein could be a splay off the Crestaurum structure or a new vein intersecting it at a low angle.