The Vancouver-based company made this discovery in the first results of its 2020 drill program at Black Pine. The new D-3 zone lies near the previously discovered D-1 and D-2 zones and is in a stratigraphic unit that is underneath the host area of D-2's high-grade gold mineralization. In its model, Liberty Gold has this unit underlying the southern two-thirds of the Black Pine gold system.
Hole LBP127, which was sunk to the west of D-1 and D-2, encountered a thick zone of high-grade oxide gold below and laterally next to the historic B pit and showed gold grades exceeding 2 grams per ton (2 g/t).
"The intercept in LBP127 is the ninth best drill hole that Liberty Gold has drilled to date on a top-to-bottom, grade times thickness basis," President and CEO Cal Everett said in the release.
Another hole, LBP129, drilled 215 meters (215m) to the north of D-1 and D-2, returned 1.6 g/t gold over 29m, including 2.09 g/t gold over 19.8m.
The company noted that drilling within D-1 and D-2 confirmed that gold mineralization extended into the 400m long space between D-1's southeast end and the Tallman pit. It also confirmed that oxide gold mineralization exists where D-1 transitions into D-2. Finally, drilling extended the D-1 zone another 40m to the west.
Liberty Gold intends to drill D-3 just as it did D-1 and D-2 and expanded its current exploration program to 46,000 meters from 28,000 meters. It has two rigs dedicated to drilling D-3 and will focus a third, which it has been mobilized to the site, on drilling new targets.[NLINSERT]
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