Drilling at O’Brien continues to deliver high-grade gold intercepts highlighting resource expansion potential at depth and within the current resource area
Deep drilling highlights: 23.57 g/t over 2.60 m, 22.17 g/t over 1.80 m and 14.30 g/t over 2.00 m
Infill drilling highlights: 26.42 g/t over 2.05 m and 13.67 g/t over 2.25 m
Results continue to validate the 2019 litho-structural model
Radisson Mining Resources Inc. (TSX-V: RDS, OTC: RMRDF): (“Radisson” or the “Company”) today announced significant high-grade Gold intercepts from the 20,000 m exploration drill program underway at its O’Brien gold project located along the Larder-Lake-Cadillac Break halfway between Rouyn-Noranda and Val-d’Or in Quebec, Canada. (See figure 1 and 2).
The ongoing 20,000 m drill program, announced in August 2019, represents the company’s first exploration program to test targets defined by the new litho-structural model (released February 2019). A key objective of the first round of drilling was to further validate the model and better define high potential targets for resource expansion and conversion.
“Drilling at O’Brien continues to deliver excellent results that continue to demonstrate the continuity of high-grade mineralization within and outside the current resource area. Our primary focus so far has been the 36E Zone, where we are pleased to report an over 90% success rate with most holes returning multiple high-grade intercepts over economic widths. We believe this is a testament to our robust litho-structural model that has proven to be quite accurate in predicting high-grade mineralization.
“We continue to be very encouraged by results from the Lower 36E Zone following up on high-grade intercepts released on October 29, 2019 and January 17, 2020. Results from newly released holes OB-19-107 (23.57 g/t Au over 2.60 m) and OB-19-106 (14.30 g/t over 2.00 m and 22.17 g/t Au over 1.80 m) demonstrate strong continuity below the current resource and within what appears to be a high grade enrichment vector from 550 m to 850 m.
“Results to date have reaffirmed our confidence in the geologic model and the resource growth opportunity at O’Brien. Approximately 17,780 m of drilling has been completed so far (assays pending for 4,000 m. approx.). While results so far have exceeded our expectations, we look forward to increasing the pace of drilling in the coming months to complete up to 60,000 m by the end of 2020. In the coming months, we look forward to regular exploration updates that we believe will serve as additional catalysts to confirm the significant resource potential at the O’Brien project.” commented Mario Bouchard, President and CEO.
Notable drill intercepts (see table companying press release for details):
Lower 36E Zone (below 550 m)
- 23.57 g/t over 2.60 m from 711.0 m core length with visible gold, within a broader mineralized interval of 8.29 g/t Au over 9.00 m.
Hole OB-19-106: Multiple intercepts including,
- 14.30 g/t Au over 2.00 m from 615.75 m core length;
- 22.17 g/t Au over 1.80 m from 634.90 m core length with visible gold (see photo).
Upper 36E Zone (above 550 m)
Hole OB-19-109: Multiple intercepts including,
- 13.67 g/t Au over 2.25 m from 426.75 m core length including visible gold
- 7.79 g/t Au over 4.00 m from 511.00 core length, including 10.20 g/t over 2.00 m.
Upper F Zone, above 550 m
Hole OB-19-111: Multiple intercepts including,
- 26.42 g/t Au over 2.05 m from 608.80 m core length;
- 8.91 g/t Au over 2.00 m from 641.20 m core length.
Lower 36E Zone Exploration (below 550 m)
- Drilling so far demonstrates strong continuity within a potential high-grade mineralized vector from 550 – 955 m (vertical depth).
- Mineralization at the Lower 36E zone remains open along strike and laterally to depths below 955 m.
Hole OB-19-107 intersected 23.57 g/t over 2.60 m at an approximate vertical depth of 700 m and 100 m west of previously released intercept, 16.76 g/t over 4.00 m (hole OB-19-101).
The drill rig no.1 is now focused on a potential second high-grade mineralized vector approximately 200 m to the east. This target is located near a historical drill hole that returned 17.46 g/t Au over 1.00 m at 1,120 m vertical depth. This historical drill hole highly correlates to an enrichment vector, and one of the main zones defined in current resources on the Upper 36E Zone.
Upper 36E Zone and Upper F zone Exploration (above 550 m)
- Drilling within the resource area continues to return positive results suggesting the potential for resource conversion/expansion above 550 m.
Infill drill hole OB-19-109 completed in the resource area on upper 36E, intersected 13.67 g/t Au over 2.25 m, and 7.79 g/t Au over 4.00 m, respectively at 426.75 m and 511.00 m core length. Infill drill hole OB-19-111 completed in the F Zone, intersected 26.42 g/t Au over 2.05 m, and 8.91 g/t Au over 2.00 m, respectively at 608.80 m and 641.20 m core length.
Fully funded to expand current drill program
- To date 26 drill holes have been completed for a total of 17,780 m, assays are pending for 4,000 m of drilling in 6 drill holes of which 2 contained visible gold.
- With approximately $8.2M1 in treasury, Radisson is fully funded to complete and expand the ongoing 20,000 m drill program. Further drill plans are expected to be finalized in the near future based on results from the ongoing program.
Drilling results and pending assays
|Hole||Zone||From (m)||To (m)||Length (m)||Grade g/t Au||Comments|
|552,75||554,05||1,30||9,90||Piché Basalt VG*|
|OB-19-111w1||F Zone||-||-||-||-||Assays Pending VG*|
|OB-19-113||Lower 36E||-||-||-||-||In Progress|
|OB-19-114||Vintage||-||-||-||-||Assays Pending VG*|
Results are presented as down hole width; true widths are estimated between 70 to 80% of down-hole thickness.
All drill cores in this campaign are NQ in size. Assays were completed on sawn half-cores, with the second half kept for future reference. The samples were analyzed using standard fire assay procedures with Atomic Absorption (AA) finish at ALS Laboratory Ltd, in Val-d’Or, Quebec. Samples yielding a grade higher than 5 g/t were analyzed a second time by fire assay with gravimetric finish at the same laboratory. Samples containing visible gold were analyzed with metallic sieve procedure. Standard reference materials and blank samples were inserted prior to shipment for quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) program.
Richard Nieminen, P. Geo, Exploration manager, acts as a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical information in this press release.
About Radisson Mining Resources Inc.
Radisson is a gold exploration company focused on its 100% owned O’Brien project, located in the Bousquet-Cadillac mining camp along the world-renowned Larder-Lake-Cadillac Break in Abitibi, Quebec. The Bousquet-Cadillac mining camp has produced over 21,000,000 ounces of gold over the last 100 years. The project hosts the former O’Brien Mine, considered to have been the Abitibi Greenstone Belt’s highest-grade gold producer during its production (1,197,147 metric tons at 15.25 g/t Au for 587,121 ounces of gold from 1926 to 1957; Kenneth Williamson 3DGeo-Solution, July 2019). For more information on Radisson, visit our website at www.radissonmining.com or contact:
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