Cartier has commenced diamond drilling program to test major targets at the Big Easy Gold Property in Newfoundland.
the Company has retained New Valley Drilling to complete up to 2,000 metres of diamond drilling to test major targets on its Big Easy Gold property, located approximately 20 km northwest of the town of Clarenville, about 200km northwest of St. John’s, Newfoundland. Big Easy hosts an extensive, but little explored, low sulphidation epithermal gold system that occurs on a prominent boundary between volcanic and sedimentary rocks in the Neoproterozoic Avalon Zone. The Induced Polarization/Resitivity (IP/Res) survey completed in winter 2018 outlined a four kilometre long chargeability anomaly extending from the Big Easy to the ET showings. This anomaly is open along strike to the north and south.
One hole will test the down dip extension of the chargeability anomaly at the Big Easy showing. Historic drill holes intersected 6.05 g Au/t over 1.5 m (Hole BE-11-13) and 7.65 g Au/t over 1.0 m (Hole BE-11-07) within the shallower parts of this anomaly.
Chargeability and resistivity zones at the Central Anomaly. Three holes are planned to provide a cross section of the anomaly to test both high chargeability and resistivity zones as well as the boundary area between.
Cross section of three holes to test the chargeability and resistivity zones at the West Anomaly similar to the drilling planned in the Central Anomaly.
Tom Larsen, President & CEO of Cartier Iron, commented: “We are pleased to be proceeding with a diamond drilling program to test this extensive target. This drilling will provide a good initial test of the major anomalies and provide our technical team with important information to relate mineralization with the geophysical response.”
In advance of the drilling, Cartier Iron completed a geological mapping program on the Company’s claims south of the Big Easy and ET showings. The ET showing area requires further IP surveying to the south followed by drill testing in the winter, due to accessibility. Details of all historic exploration, drilling and results are documented in the National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) Technical Report on the Big Easy property, prepared by Mercator Geological Limited for Cartier Iron, dated June 5, 2018. This report is available under Cartier Iron’s filings on SEDAR.
Dr. Bill Pearson, P.Geo., a Qualified Person as defined under NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical content of this press release.
Source: Company Press Release