Gold Standard Ventures Corp. (GSV:TSX.V; GSV:NYSE) recently announced results from its 2018 infill drilling program at the Dark Star oxide gold deposit. Some 4,605 meters of infill drilling have been achieved at this site in 28 holes. This phase of drilling was completed in mid-March. The company subsequently turned its focus towards more drilling work at the Pinion deposit. Over 120 holes were completed at this site. After work at the Pinion deposit was finished, drilling with a core rig and a reverse circulation rig was started up again at Dark Star.
Over 140 exploration and development holes remain to be drilled at Dark Star.
Some highlights of the work at Dark Star are:
- The intercept in the northern part was thicker and of higher grade than was predicted. DR18-26 intersected 54.9m of 1.64 g Au/t, including 18.3m of 3.04 g Au/t. At the topographic surface, DR18-26 also intersected 12.2m of 1.36 g Au/t.
- DS17-35 returned 8m of 2.96 g Au/t, including 93.0m of 5.06 g Au/t while DS17-37 yielded 141.8m of 3.32 g Au/t, including 25.9m of 8.63 g Au/t.
- Of all the holes drilled at Railroad-Pinion, DS17-35 and DS17-37 have been two of the best, but the new drilling verified the existence of a new high-grade target to the west.
"Once again, we are impressed by the grade and thickness of the intercepts from the Dark Star deposit. As we do the detailed infill drilling for our upcoming PEA, we are finding the smaller-scale structural features that generate exceptional grade in Carlin-style deposits. We are also discovering lateral extensions which we expect to be able to bring within the PEA's pit configuration and include in our mine plans," explained Gold Standard CEO Jonathan Awde.
Gold Standard reiterated that it intends to release a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for Dark Star and Pinion during the second half of this year.
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