White Metal Resources has discovered a new gold zone at its Tower Stock gold project, 45 km from Thunder Bay in northwestern Ontario’s Shebandowan greenstone belt. The company reported analysis of 1.7 grams gold per tonne over 82.5 metres, including 3 grams gold per tonne over 45 metres, in drill hole TM-21-94, drilled about 340 metres south of the project’s U-V Zone gold deposit and about 300 metres north of the project’s Bench Zone. White Metal is calling the discovery area the Ellen Zone.
White Metal stated: “The area of the new discovery has seen no historical drilling and is open in all directions.”
Highlights from the drilling included TM-21-90, drilled at the U-V Zone, which examined 0.9 gram gold per tonne over 16.5 metres. TM-21-92, drilled about 400 metres west of the U-V Zone, returned 3 metres of 0.96-gram gold and 10.5 metres of 0.25-gram gold.
The recently completed RC drill program aimed at twinning many of the drill holes used to calculate a historic mineral resource from 2011. (The historic resource estimated 10.2 million inferred tonnes grading 1.12% copper and 17.75 grams silver per tonne, at a 0.3% copper cut-off grade).
According to the company, historic drilling at the Okohongo deposit outlined that it extends for more than 600 metres in strike, 400 metres down-dip and is open in all directions.
The deposit lies in the Kaoko belt and is about 700 km northwest of Windhoek.