- PureGold Mining (TSXV:PGM) has initiated an exploration and resource growth program for 2020 and 2021 at its Red Lake Mine in Ontario
- The company plans to drill a total of 30,000 metres both underground and at the surface in an effort to expand the mineral resources at the site
- Underground drilling has already been started, with surface drilling scheduled to begin in July this year
- A key part of the program will focus on the mine’s high-grade Eight Zone
- PureGold Mining (PGM) is currently up 5.47 per cent and is trading at C$1.35 per share
PureGold Mining (TSXV:PGM) has initiated an exploration and resource growth program for 2020 and 2021 at its PureGold Red Lake Mine in Ontario.
PureGold Mining plans to drill a total of 30,000 metres over the course of the program, both underground and at the surface.
Underground drilling has already been started and has been designed to expand existing mineral resources with a view to growing the overall mine plan. These drilling efforts will initially focus on areas designated for the first two years of production.
Previous drilling results in the region include 232.4 grams per tonnes of gold over 5.2 metres from drill hole PGU-0109, as well as 50.2 grams per tonne of gold over four metres from hole PG16-154.
Likewise, surface drilling will primarily target the expansion of new discoveries along the mine’s seven-kilometre gold corridor. This is also designed to expand the overall mine plan and grow key resources within potential reserves.
Surface diamond drilling is anticipated to begin in July this year, utilising two drill rigs which will be initially deployed to the project’s Wedge area.
The wholly-owned, fully-funded mine sits within Ontario’s prolific Red Lake District, and has a mineral resource of 7.2 million indicated tonnes grading 8.9 grams per tonne of gold, as well as 1.88 million inferred tonnes grading 7.7 grams per tonne of gold.
The PureGold Red Lake Mine is thought to be the highest-grade development-stage gold deposit in Canada. This site is expected to be in the top eight per cent of producers worldwide once it reaches production.
A key feature of the overall exploration program is the expansion of high-grade areas within the site’s Eight Zone.
The region is open both up and down-plunge, and previously delivered significant results, including 466 grams per tonne of gold over 4.3 metres, along with 342.4 grams per tonne of gold over 5.5 metres.
Further drilling at the Eight Zone is expected to begin in the next few months.
Darin Labrenz, President and CEO of PureGold Mining, said he firmly believes in the organic growth potential of the PureGold Red Lake Mine.
“We are now launching an aggressive exploration program designed to realize our vision for future growth at Canada’s next gold mine.
“While we remain completely focused on our fully-funded mine construction and ramp up, we strongly believe in the potential for our mineral reserves and mine production to grow, and our new program is designed to start building our future growth today,” he said.
PureGold Mining (PGM) is up 5.47 per cent and is trading at C$1.35 per share at 1:09pm EDT.