Northern Gold claims that the NQ drill-core size provides a good sample size. However, this may not be the case if the gold is coarse and not evenly distributed through the drill-core.
TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Oct. 10, 2013) – NORTHERN GOLD MINING INC. (TSX VENTURE:NGM) (“Northern Gold” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce results from 21 diamond drill holes from its surface diamond drilling program on the Garrcon Deposit of the Golden Bear Project, 100 km east of Timmins, Ontario. The 21 drill holes totaled 9,484 metres.
Drill assay highlights for the drill holes include:
- 4.79 g/t Au over 10.0m (181.0 to 191.0m) GAR-12-207
- 38.35 g/t Au over 8.0m (287.0 to 295.0m) GAR-12-213
- 4.79 g/t Au over 7.0m (293.0 to 300.0m) GAR-12-237
- 7.90 g/t Au over 5.0m (572.0 to 577.0m) GAR-12-261
Martin Shefsky, President and CEO of Northern Gold, comments: “These results represent the balance of the drilling program at Garrcon. Mineralized intercepts from infill drilling in the upper portions of the main Garrcon deposit confirm previous drilling and should increase resource confidence. New higher grade mineralized intercepts below the existing resource show potential for resource expansion.”
Garrcon Shaft Zone
Drill holes GAR-12-206, 207, 213, 246, 251, 252, 254 were vertical and angled infill drill holes in the central portion of the Garrcon Shaft Zone. The vertical holes targeted deeper mineralization below the proposed pit floor to investigate down dip potential as seen in holes GAR-12-204, 205 (press released May 9, 2012 and January 31, 2013, respectively). Grades in the upper portions of these holes largely agreed with previous drilling and will increase resource confidence; several higher grade intercepts intersected below the proposed pit floor show potential for deeper mineralized zones. The intersection of bonanza type grades in hole GAR-12-213 exhibits one of the richer portions within the deposit.
Garrcon North Zone/Green Zone
Drill holes GAR-11-172, GAR-12-226-228, 237, 250, 253, 270 were drilled to target mineralization around the periphery of the Garrcon deposit in the North Zone and/or Green zone horizons. Numerous narrower zones of mineralization were intersected.
Drill holes GAR-12-261, 266-268 were angled drill holes designed to test the strike extension of shaft zone type mineralization along the footwall of the Destor-Porcupine fault. Each of the holes intersected deep gold mineralization in metasediment near the contact. This is largely viewed as the down plunge extension of the Garrcon shaft zone and has extended the total strike length to 1,600 metres.
Drill holes GAR-12-242X and 229 tested shallow mineralization along the Garrcon north contact but intersected only anomalous values.
Table 1 – Garrcon Assay Results * – These results are significant drill assays from 21 drill holes on the Garrcon Deposit.
|Hole||Zone||Section||From (m)||Inc. (m)||To (m)||Interval
|GAR-12-206||Garrcon Shaft Zone||11+75W||52.0||53.0||1.0||9.96|
|GAR-12-207||Garrcon Shaft Zone||11+75W||139.0||173.6||34.6||1.03|
|GAR-12-213||Garrcon Shaft Zone||11+25W||39.0||40.0||1.0||1.87|
|GAR-12-226||Garrcon North Zone/Green Zone||16+75W||310.0||311.0||1.0||1.85|
|GAR-12-227||Garrcon North Zone/Green Zone||17+25W||20.0||21.0||1.0||10.67|
|GAR-12-228||Garrcon North Zone/Green Zone||14+75W||220.0||221.0||1.0||3.12|
|GAR-12-246||Garrcon Shaft Zone||6+00W||177.0||208.0||31.0||0.61|
|GAR-12-251||Garrcon Shaft Zone||9+75W||48.0||50.0||2.0||1.18|
|GAR-12-253||Garrcon North Zone/Green Zone||10+75W||57.0||62.0||5.0||1.50|
|GAR-12-254||Garrcon North Zone/Green Zone||13+50W||17.0||19.0||2.0||1.86|
|GAR-12-270||Garrcon North Zone/Green Zone||4+00W||62.0||63.0||1.0||1.08|
- reported intervals are downhole lengths and not true widths. High grade assays are cut to 34.28 g/t Au
- NSV – no significant values
- intervals may be rounded to the nearest 0.1 metre
- *hole GAR-12-242X is an extension of GAR-12-242 starting at 189 metres and extended 108 metres for a total length of 297 metres
Table 2 – Location and Initial Orientation of Drill Holes
|Hole ID||Section Line
The Garrcon drill plan and cross sections will be posted on the Company’s website at: http://northerngold.ca/golden-bear-project/garrcon-deposit.
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Northern Gold has implemented comprehensive, industry standard quality-assurance, quality-control protocols for diamond drilling, core recovery, handling, sampling, shipping and assaying. Details of these best practice principals can be viewed on the Company’s website at: www.northerngold.ca/QA-QC.php.
The technical aspects of this press release have been reviewed and approved by Gary Nassif, M.Sc., P.Geo., Manager Exploration Services of Northern Gold and the “Qualified Person” as defined by National Instrument 43-101 for the Golden Bear Project.
About Northern Gold
Northern Gold is a TSXV-listed gold company based in Toronto, Ontario. The Company’s main focus is the exploration and development of its prospective mineral properties at the Golden Bear Project in the Larder Lake Mining Division, northeastern Ontario. Northern Gold has a portfolio of advanced exploration projects, including the Jonpol and Garrcon Deposits and the Buffonta Property. Recent transactions, including the Harker-Holloway Property option, the amalgamation with Victory Gold Mines Inc. and the acquisition from Lac Properties, add to the Company’s regional consolidation strategy along the Destor-Porcupine Fault Zone.
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