by Chad Peters
Today’s release highlights the completion of a successful 2017 in-fill drilling program at McCoy-Cove, designed to confirm continuity and grade in select areas across the CSD Gap and Helen deposits. Our team knows from experience that in-filling any deposit is never easy and sometimes will return a range of results as the internal variability of an ore body becomes evident with tighter drill spacing. However, this hasn’t been the case at the CSD Gap or Helen deposits to date. The drill results are demonstrating good continuity and grade within the resource area. We believe McCoy-Cove represents one of the highest grade recent discoveries in Nevada. CSD Gap infill hole PG17-24 is an excellent example of this continuity as it returned 13.30 g/t Au across 15.8 metres directly down-dip of 16.01 g/t Au across 11.9 metres in 2016 drill hole PG16-09.
We are barely half way through 2017 and our team is very excited to begin delineation drilling from the underground decline in 2018. Not only will drilling from underground save thousands of metres compared to drilling from surface, it will also improve the accuracy of our in-fill drilling by mitigating drill hole deviation commonly encountered during surface drill campaigns.