West Kirkland Mining announces new gold bearing intercepts from a 2017 exploration drilling program.
Drilling was performed east of the Three Hills pit and at the newly-leased Hill of Gold deposit which, together with the Hasbrouck Mine, form the Hasbrouck Gold Project.
DRILLING AT THREE HILLS
Holes TH17R-001, TH17R-002, AND TH17R-003 are within the Three Hills Mine permitted pit outline. Intercepts are outside the reserve boundary and will be evaluated for targeting resource and reserve expansion.
Three Hills is part of the Hasbrouck Gold Project which includes Three Hills, Hasbrouck, and now Hill of Gold deposits.
DRILLING AT HILL OF GOLD
Exploration at Hill of Gold is directed at defining an open pit that can add life to the permitted Three Hills Mine. Historical metallurgical work at Hill of Gold indicates that mineralization is oxidized and amenable to heap leach at 1.5 inch crush for an 80% gold recovery. The Hill of Gold host rocks and geological setting are similar to the Three Hills deposit.
The hole West Kirkland drilled at Hill of Gold has been successful in expanding the gold zone defined by historical drilling of 29,926 feet from 83 reverse circulation holes and 6 core holes.
In late 2016, West Kirkland entered a lease on the Hill of Gold deposit with the option to acquire a 100% interest. Hill of Gold is located equidistant between the Three Hills and Hasbrouck Mines and is now being explored as a possible source of ore for processing at the fully-permitted Three Hills Mine heap leach facility.
Further drilling will be targeted up-dip towards surface from this initial gold bearing intercept.