Mineral exploration company Kiska Metals has reported that the first drillhole, which was completed at the Whistler Deposit, has extended the mineralization 80m to the south and a further 125m to depth from the earlier drilling.

Hole WH10-019 intersected 203m averaging 0.44 g/t gold, 0.22% copper and 1.15 g/t silver (0.86 g/t gold equivalent) from 296m depth.

A second intersection at depth returned a further 244m of 0.45 g/t gold, 0.17% copper and 1.32 g/t silver (0.79 g/t gold equivalent) from 604m.

Hole WH10-019, which is located on the southwest side of the Whistler Resource and 80m south of previous drilling, was drilled to the east at a -51 degree inclination.

The company said that it was designed to target the strike-extent of open-ended mineralization on the south edge of the deposit, and open-ended mineralization at depth.

Of the two gold-copper intersections in the hole, the upper zone is located west of the Divide Fault, a north-south structure which transects the deposit, while the deeper mineralization is located east of the fault.

Hole WH10-019 is one of five drill holes completed during a recent drilling program that was focused on testing the depth and strike extent of mineralization at the Whistler Deposit, particularly on the west side of the Divide Fault, where there are significant gaps in previous drilling.

These holes plus eight holes drilled in 2008 will be incorporated into a new resource estimate, according to the company.