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Generation Mining begins 5,000m drill program west of Marathon Deposit

Aug 24, 2020

Generation Mining Limited has contracted Vital Drilling Services to complete a 5,000-metre drilling program along the western margin of a portion of the Company’s Marathon palladium copper project in Northwestern Ontario.  The drill and crew began mobilizing to site on August 19, 2020 and it is anticipated that drilling will commence shortly.   The exploration drill program is designed to test two areas of interest.

  • The magnetotelluric (MT) anomaly to the west and down dip from the Main Zone (see Gen Mining News Release of August 6, 2020).  The anomaly is situated in the area just north of the 4900N Fault considered to be the location of the feeder channel for the Main Zone of the Marathon deposit.  Two holes (P1 and P2) are planned to test this area. 
  • The northwest extension of the W Horizon in the area between the 4900N Fault and the 4500N Fault.  The 4500N Fault considered to be the location of the feeder channel for the W Horizon mineralization.  Nine holes (P3 – P11, inclusive) are planned to test this area.

Drill hole locations are shown in the attached figure.


Mineralization at the Marathon deposit is recognized as being conduit related which manifest themselves as the feeder channels to the Marathon Deposit.  These channels or conduits have the potential to host both disseminated and massive sulphide mineralization with varying metal tenors and copper-palladium ratios.  Additionally, there is the potential for extreme palladium enrichment, typical of the W Horizon, due to upgrading by way of multiple pulses of metal rich magma passing through the feeder channels to the Marathon Deposit.

The MT anomaly and northwest extension of the W Horizon have the potential for higher grade mineralization that could potentially be mined with underground methods. Gen Mining’s CEO Jamie Levy, stated, “we are looking forward to drilling the previously untested MT anomaly as well as the northwest extension to the W Horizon”.  Gen Mining continues to evaluate the results of the MT survey on the Sally and Four Dams areas, located northwest of the Main Zone.

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