Engold begins 10,000-metre drilling at Lac La Hache
ENGOLD MINES Ltd. has commenced a two-drill, 20-hole, 10,000-metre next phase of diamond drilling at Engold’s 100-percent-owned Lac La Hache copper/gold/sil ver property located in the Cariboo region of British Columbia. The wildfire danger levels in the area have dropped significantly and are forecast to remain low; and, as such, the company does not anticipate any weather-related disruptions. The program is expected to extend to the end of November, 2017.
One drill will target extensions of the copper/gold/silver mineralization discovered in early 2017, while the other drill will test other geophysical anomalies along a 5.5-kilometre prospective trend. Both the stepout drilling at the discovery area and drilling along the trend will be guided by significant new insights gained from the processing, 3-D modelling and interpretation of large amounts of recently collected and compiled ground, airborne gravity and magnetic data.
At the discovery area, the company believes the new data indicate extension of the mineralized zone to the south and west. The initial follow-up holes in the discovery area will test targets located 50 metres west and south of hole G17-23 intersection. An image of the updated drill plan is located on the company’s website.
The new 3-D modelling shows several new gravity anomalies, including some that are larger and stronger than the discovery anomaly. Images of the modelled anomalous data are available on the company’s website.
“I’m very excited about this next phase of our exploration program at Lac La Hache,” said Rob Shives, PGeo, Engold’s vice-president of exploration. “Our knowledge of the geology, geophysics and mineralization keeps growing, and our ability to image data in 3-D supports improved targeting. We are hopeful we will continue to make new discoveries in 2017.”
About Engold Mines Ltd. Engold is focused on exploring its 100-per-cent-owned mineral property located near the town of Lac La Hache in British Columbia’s prolific Cariboo mining region.
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