GGX Gold Corp (CVE:GGX) has started the fall 2018 trenching program on the Gold Drop property near Greenwood in southern British Columbia to provide an accurate reading of gold mineralization in the area.
Trenching is being conducted in the east region of the property in the area of gold-bearing veins.
The focus of the program is the Silent Friend and Ken gold-bearing veins near the Gold Drop and North Star gold-and-silver bearing vein systems. The aim is to locate and trace the quartz veins in between the historical workings.
Most of the historic work and production have occurred at the Gold Drop and North Star vein systems. The 2017 prospecting program yielded significant results including 297 grams per tonne gold (g/t) and 1,290 g/t silver sampled in the dump pile quartz from what is believed to be the southern Silent Friend showing.
Modern trenching has proven to be useful on the Gold Drop property by extending veins where historical trenches failed. An example is the recent discovery of the Gold Drop extension south of the historic workings.
Samples from a mine shaft dump pile north of this exposure assayed 6.98 g/t (grams per ton) gold and 38.6 g/t silver. Samples collected from a mine shaft to the south, speculated to be the Ken mine shaft, assayed 4.47 g/t gold and 23.0 g/t tonne silver
The visible gold in the Silent Friend dump pile showed 297 g/t gold and 1,290 g/t silver.
Gold and silver-bearing veins in various region of the property with recent and historic samples exceed one ounce per ton of gold. Positive results from recent drilling the COD and Everest gold-bearing veins include intersections of 50.1 g/t gold over 2.05 meters and 54.9 g/t gold over 1.47 meter.
The property borders the town of Greenwodd, British Columbia. Several mills in the district are within trucking distance of the property.
GGX Gold is a gold exploration company.
Reporting by Rene Pastor, contactable on [email protected]