NEXUS GOLD (TSX.V: NXS) HIRES FULL FORCE DIAMOND DRILLING FOR UPCOMING DRILL PROGRAM AT THE MCKENZIE GOLD PROJECT, RED LAKE, ONTARIO.
The company has been busy drilling their 100% owned Dakouli 2 gold project located in Burkina Faso, which - DRILLED 20 METERS OF 4.83 G/T AU, INCLUDING 14.51 G/T AU OVER 6M, making a significant gold discovery.
Nexus Gold Corp. has engaged Full Force Diamond Drilling for the upcoming diamond drill program at the company's 100-per-cent-owned McKenzie gold project, located in Red Lake, Ont.
The company is set to conduct its second round of drilling, a 2,000-metre diamond drill program, at its 1.398-hectare McKenzie gold project, in late March. This follow up program is designed to test and expand on the gold results obtained in the August, 2020, drill program in the St. Paul's Bay area of the property. Highlighted intercepts of that program included 13.25 grams per tonne gold over 2.75 m, including 36.20 g/t Au over one m in hole MK-20-006, and 55 m of one g/t Au, including 16 m of 1.42 g/t Au, in hole MK-20-008.
Exploration contractor, Rimini Exploration, has informed the company that it will begin mobilizing the drill team to Red Lake once its regional core logging exploration team has completed its current assignment. Rimini has established a dedicated core logging and sampling facility and has established a comprehensive sample tracking and transporting system resulting an efficient turn around time for drill core analysis.
"We're looking forward to the follow up program at McKenzie," said Alex Klenman, president and chief executive officer of Nexus. "Last summer's drilling produced some compelling results. We saw narrow higher-grade gold intercepts, combined with very lengthy lower-grade intercepts, all within the same basic area. We're going to try to expand on these results and increase the known mineralized footprint. Although gold is going through a correction, and gold equities seem somewhat out of favour with the general investing public at the moment, we are nevertheless committed to moving our projects forward. We believe a sector rebound is approaching and the work we are doing and have done to date will generate value for our shareholders," continued Mr. Klenman.
Results from the summer 2020 McKenzie drill program returned values similar to historic drilling in the area, which have been typically higher-grade intercepts over narrow widths (0.5 m to one m of greater than five g/t Au). In addition, holes 007 and 008 drilled during the 2020 program identified a second style of gold mineralization on the McKenzie property. These lengthy (greater than 100 m) disseminated, sub and near one-gram gold intercepts more closely resemble the type of mineralization being explored by Premier Gold at the Hasaga project, located approximately five kilometres to the southeast of the McKenzie project ground.
Premier Gold's Hasaga Property is host to the past-producing Hasaga and Gold Shore Mines and is strategically located proximal to the Balmer-Confederation regional unconformity, recognized as an important geologic feature at the multi-million ounce past and currently producing Red Lake area mines. The deposits on the Hasaga Project are estimated as hosting an Indicated mineral resource of 42.294 million tonnes at a grade of 0.83 g/t gold representing 1,123,900 ounces of gold*.
About the McKenzie gold project
The 100%-owned McKenzie Gold Project is a 1,398.5-hectare gold project located in the heart of the historic Red Lake gold camp, in western Ontario, Canada. Areas of high-grade gold mineralization have been established within the northern portion of the claim block (McKenzie Island), with significant gold values having been drilled along a 600-meter strike in the southern portion of the property (St. Paul's Bay area).
As reported in a Company news release dated October 11, 2019, Nexus received a compilation summary of important historic data from project geological consultants, Rimini Exploration. The compilation integrated the regional geological and regional geophysical data, thus allowing the Company's geological staff to compare these trends to the information obtained through ground exploration conducted to date on the property. The more comprehensive data from the summary, coupled with the new data from the phase two prospecting program, was utilized in determining suitable areas to drill test.
The Rimini compilation summary produced historical data the Company was previously unaware of regarding multiple historical grab samples taken on the McKenzie claim block. The Company had previously disclosed several high-grade historical grab sample results on the property, including 331.14 g/t Au, 18.02 g/t Au, 212.8 g/t Au, 313 g/t Au, 18.02 g/t Au and 9.37 g/t Au. In the summer of 2019 Nexus conducted it's first ground reconnaissance program at McKenzie and results returned notable sample assays, including 135.4 g/t Au and 9.3 g/t Au (see Company news release dated June 25, 2019).
Additional high-grade historical grab samples previously unknown to the Company and revealed in the Rimini summary include several high-grade assays, including 142.49 g/t Au, 115.2 g/t Au, 114.57 g/t Au, 93.71 g/t Au, 68.03 g/t Au, 53.01 g/t Au, and 16.65 g/t Au from areas located on McKenzie Island (north block).
The data compilation summary also indicated that little to no exploration has been conducted over the actual lake portion of the claim block. The Company has noted from the regional data that a number of northerly trending geophysical trends extend within the lake itself and is viewing these trends as potential faults or breaks within the Dome Stock.
Preliminary review of lake sediment sampling conducted on the property in 1989 indicates coincidental anomalous gold geochemical values occurring. Historical values obtained from the analysis of +150 mesh screened lake sediment samples returned values of 0.159 ounce-per-ton (5.45 g/t) Au, 0.154 ounce per ton (5.28 g/t) Au, and 0.116 once per ton (3.98 g/t) Au. The Company intends to conduct more exploration activity within the lake-bound portion of the project area to determine the prospectively of a large, underexplored section of the property.
* Grab samples are selected samples and are not necessarily representative of mineralization hosted on the property