First Star Resources has provided an exploration update on its second property under joint venture with International Tower Hill, the West Pogo Gold Project in Alaska.

In September, while the company was drilling on the LMS Gold property, the company also conducted reconnaissance work on its second property, the West Pogo gold property, which included chip sampling of three traverses over mineralized rubble crops.

The entire zone sampled is approximately 40m wide and assays from this sampling campaign revealed gold grades of 6.53 g/t over 6m and 13.05 g/t silver over 6m.

The sampling was conducted by First Star’s exploration contractor Pacific Rim Geological Consulting of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Chip samples were collected and placed in sealed bags and delivered to ALS Chemex in Fairbanks, Alaska for analysis.

The West Pogo gold project is located in the Goodpaster mining district, Alaska, and represents a high-grade intrusion-related vein system gold target.

The West Pogo claim block consists of 96 State of Alaska Mining Claims covering 18.9sqkm.

The claims are immediately to the west of the Pogo Mine and can be accessed from the mine road.

Rock samples collected by previous exploration campaigns revealed gold values of up to 118.5 g/t gold from sericitically altered granite and quartz vein material.

Dominant structures on the property are east-west shear zones related to northwest and northeast trending fault zones.