Melkior Resources Inc (CVE:MKR) (OTCMKTS:MKRIF) (FRA:MEK1) revealed Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd (TSE:KL) had kicked off a 3,800 metre (m) drill program at its Carscallen project in Ontario.
As reported last month, the junior explorer struck a deal with the mining major to advance its Carscallen asset as operator and has the right to earn up to a 75% stake.
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Carscallen sits 25 kilometers (km) west of Timmins and is 6km west of Pan American Silver's West Timmins mine and the main aims of this drilling program are to test for sustained gold grades at depth and for continuity up-dip and northwest-southeast along strike of previous encouraging drill results.
It will also evaluate possible new targets for future drilling including areas to the north, south and to the depth of the Zam Zam - Shenkman Trend, where little to no drilling has been completed for over 1km in each direction.
Previous work has identified high-grade gold in multiple locations including the Zam Zam Zone, Shenkman Zone, 1010 Zone, Jowsey Zone, and Behemoth Zones, noted Jonathon Deluce, CEO of Melkior.
"The planned program which includes drilling along strike and to the depth of the Zam - Zam-Shenkman Trend provides a very exciting target and we are optimistic that the new drilling will continue to extend the strike length and prove continuity amongst the high-grade veins encountered to date," he said.
Previous drill highlights include 25.7 grams per ton (g/t) gold over 6m, 350m below surface from the south edge of the Shenkman zone in one hole. Another hole hit 5.68 g/t gold and 6.4 g/t silver over 9.5m, including 67.9 g/t gold, 79.8 g/t silver and 0.62 % copper over 0.5m from an area 260m to the south of the Shenkman Zone.
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