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West Red Lake Gold Drilling Further expands NT Gold Zones; results include 5.91/6m

Sep 25, 2020

West Red Lake Gold has expanded gold mineralization at the NT Zone with several high grade gold intercepts including 5.91 grams per tonne gold ("gpt Au") over 6.0 metres ("m") during exploration drilling on the Rowan Mine property Red Lake. The company continues to intersect extensive gold mineralization at the NT Zone with ongoing expansion drilling.

Drill Highlights Include: 

  • 7.92 gpt Au over 3.0 m including 14.71 gpt over 1.50 m 
  • 3.41 gpt Au over 13.5 m including 5.91 gpt over 6.0 m
  • 3.96 gpt Au over 4.50 m including 7.31 gpt over 1.50 m
  • 7.34 gpt Au over 1.50 m
  • 2.76 gpt Au over 4.50 m
  • 1.92 gpt Au over 6.0 m including 4.67 gpt over 1.50 m
  • 1.68 gpt Au over 9.0 m

West Red Lake Gold completed 3,188 metres of diamond drilling in ten holes along a 450 m portion of the 2 km long NT Zone. The exploration drilling program was designed to expand NT Zone gold mineralization to depth and along strike from the previous 3,060 m twelve hole drill program that intersected 12.14 gpt Au over 13.5 m, 9.14 gpt over 7.5 m, 5.38 gpt over 21.0 m and 4.99 gpt over 5.2 m (see news release dated January 15, 2020).

Drilling indicates the presence of several parallel gold zones within the 100 m wide NT Zone structure and alteration halo. The two central gold zones trend along strike within the northeast trending NT Zone. These two zones appear to be the most prospective and are approximately 20 m apart in the central area of the NT Zone structure. The recent drilling confirmed the gold potential of the known mineralization and extended the mineralization to depth and 200 m further along strike to the northeast from the previous drill program. 

Future exploration drilling on the property is planned to follow NT Zone gold mineralization to greater depth below the positive drill results and also continue exploration drilling further along strike to the northeast.

Mr. John Kontak, President of West Red Lake Gold stated "we are very pleased that the drilling has further expanded the NT Zone gold mineralization to depth and along strike. The exploration work serves to demonstrate that significant exploration potential exists on this regional scale gold bearing geological structure which is well situated in the Red Lake Gold Camp". 

All the current holes intersected the largescale NT Zone which consists of a broad hydrothermal deformation zone comprised of ultramafic, mafic and felsic volcanics as well as iron formation. The drilling intersected in excess of 100 m of pervasive alteration in every hole and most of the holes ended in alteration. All the lithologies have undergone intensive pervasive hydrothermal alteration consisting of extensive sericitization, silicification and carbonatization. This results in a sequence of rocks consisting of predominately sericite, iron carbonate, silica/quartz and fuchsite. Sulphide mineralization, consisting of pyrite, pyrrhotite and sphalerite, is also associated with the alteration package.

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