The ten holes were drilled along the northern end of the main Carmen structure and along the main splay, within the limits of the existing resource of the Carmen deposit.

The company said that no visible sulphides were noted in any of the drill holes.

The holes were designed to intersect the Carmen structure and its main splay vertically between previously reported drill hole intercepts and surface trenches.

All drill holes, which intersected the Carmen structure on average 25m below surface, are located on the northern half of the Carmen structure and main splay structure and are located on sections 39 to 49.

The purpose of the drilling was to upgrade the resources within the outline of the planned open pit.

Four holes were targeted on the Main Splay to better define resources on that portion of the proposed open pit.

The holes intersected a mixture of felsic, crystal-lithic tuffs and tuff breccia.