Drill Now Turning at Radisson’s High-Grade O’Brien Gold Project in Quebec’s Abitibi for 10,000 Metre Phase I Program
Radisson Mining Resources Inc. (TSX-V: RDS, OTCQB: RMRDF) (“Radisson” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce that it has mobilized a first drill rig and commenced a Phase I, 10,000 metre (“m”) drill program at its O’Brien Gold Project (“O’Brien”) or (“the Project”) located in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec (Figure 1).
The main objective of the program is to continue to expand upon the current mineral resource estimate published in March 2023 (see Radisson doubles resource estimate at O’Brien).
Key Program Highlights
- A Phase I drill program is now underway at Radisson’s high-grade O’Brien Gold Project, located in Quebec’s renowned Abitibi region (Figure 1).
- The 10,000 m program will focus on expanding the current mineral resource estimate
- Drilling will focus on twenty (20) high priority targets between surface and 500 m vertical depth
“We are very excited to have begun this fully financed Phase I drill program at O’Brien as we look to continue to grow our resources and demonstrate the Project’s potential. Our geological team has an excellent understanding of the deposit and has employed a sophisticated targeting method that we expect will allow us to maintain and even improve our success rate in adding ounces as we demonstrated during the drilling program completed in 2022,” commented Denis V. Lachance, President and Interim CEO.
“Globally, there are very few gold projects located in a world-class jurisdiction like Quebec’s Abitibi, that have the scale, untapped potential, and high-grade profile of O’Brien. With our solid geological model and our largely underexplored 5.2-kilometre (“km”) land-package on the Larder-Lake-Cadillac Fault, we strongly believe that the true potential of the Project is yet to be unlocked.”
Figure 1. O’Brien gold project location, Quebec, Canada
Figure 2. O’Brien 2023, Phase I Drill Program Plan Map
Exploration Potential – O’Brien Project
O’Brien East – Area hosting majority of current resources
The Phase I drill program will focus on 20 of the highest priority targets out of more than 118 targets established near the current resources at O’Brien East, primarily within vertical depths between surface and 500 m within less explored areas, such as high-grade trends (“trends”) #3 and #4. Under-explored sectors so far such as the sector between high-grade trends #1 and #2 will also be targeted.
Given our current geological understanding and refinement of the geological model, the company estimates there is strong potential for additional high-grade gold trends to be discovered along the 5.2 km prospective land package on the prolific Larder-Lake Cadillac Break (“LLCB”). Mineral resources are open for an additional 750 m to the East and underexplored for 2.5 km to the West of the former O’Brien mine. The continuity of mineralized zones along steeply plunging trends (80° to 85°) provides good predictability for resource growth and exploration potential (Figure 2).
There remains significant potential to expand resources with additional drilling as high-grade trends in the current resource areas are wide open:
- Trend #0: Open to the West and below 750 m
- Trend #1: Open laterally and below 950 m
- Trend #2: Open laterally and below 900 m
- Trend #3: Open laterally and below 500 m
- Trend #4: Open laterally and below 500 m
In 2023, modelling and re-interpretation of drilling data available on the LLCB portion of O’Brien West allowed to establish Inferred resources totalling 293,000 tonnes grading 7.59 g/t Au for 72,000 ounces.
With approximately 2.5 km of ground along the prolific LLCB having seen limited exploration work in recent years, O’Brien West also remains open in all direction. Exploration targets, following on an historic intercept grading 5.63 g/t Au over 9.00 m, have been established on this sector and should eventually be integrated into the drill program (Figure 2).
Vivien Janvier, P.Geo, Ph.D., Director Geology for Radisson is the Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. The Company’s Qualified Person has reviewed and approved the technical content of this press release.
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, Québec. The Bousquet-Cadillac mining camp has produced over 25,000,000 ounces of gold over the last decades. The project hosts the former O’Brien Mine, considered to have been Québec’s highest-grade gold producer during its production.
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Denis V. Lachance
Chairman, Interim President and CEO
Manager, Investor Relations
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