In a news release, Vancouver-based gold exploration company Aben Resources Ltd. (ABN:TSX.V; ABNAF:OTCQB) announced that "it has established an exploration camp and commenced ground work at the Forrest Kerr Gold project located in the Golden Triangle region of N.W. British Columbia." The firm indicated that the initial fieldwork will include mapping, prospecting and exploratory soil and rock sampling to more precisely clarify existing targets and produce additional targets for a drill program later in the year. The company noted it has already secured all the necessary permits to go forward.
The company stated that the initial target area will be at the west bank of the Boundary Valley, which hosts a 300m-long corridor of polymetallic mineralization. The firm reported that this area has previously returned gold grades ranging from 10.0 to 43.4 g/t Au along with 29.2 to 46.0 g/t Ag and 1.3 to 4.6% Cu in multiple rock samples from outcrop.
The company stated that "drillhole FK19-53 intersected a mineralized horizon located 110m directly below these surface samples that averaged 1.2 g/t Au, 2.4 g/t Ag and 0.3 % Cu over 19.0m, illustrating the continuity of mineralization over significant vertical extent."
The company's President and CEO Jim Pettit commented, "We are pleased to be back up at the Forrest Kerr Project for another season of exploration. We have utilized the off season to work up some very site-specific targets based on detailed drill analytics, surface sampling, and geophysical analysis from the past 3 years...we will start in an area that has an abundance of high-grade surface and outcrop mineralization that is coincidental with down-hole mineralization directly below the surface samples. This is basically the process we used to discover the high-grade gold zone at North Boundary."
Aben's wholly owned Forrest Kerr property consists of four separate claim blocks composed of 56 mineral claims covering 23,397 hectares. The firm highlighted that numerous areas of interest have been identified since it began exploration work at the property in 2016 and since that time it has completed a total of 70 drill holes totaling 21,968 meters.
"The Boundary Valley hosts significant surface gold mineralization and complex structural intersections, both of which are important indicators of the potential for discovery of more sub-surface high-grade gold mineralization," the company noted.
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