Gatling said the rig will focus on two important goals - locating potential extensions of high-grade mineralization near surface at the Fernland deposit and also testing the continuity of mineralization between Fernland and Cheminis to establish a 4.5 km strike length across all three deposits (Fernland, Cheminis and Bear)
The 3,370-hectare asset lies in the prolific Abitibi greenstone belt and hosts three deposits, which Gatling believes are all connected.
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Multiple drill holes from the ongoing 35,000 m program have established continuity over 2.5 km of strike length by connecting the Cheminis and Bear deposits.
Fernland has seen recent high-grade sampling results at surface, including values of 7.9 grams per ton (g/t) gold 3.5 g/t of the precious metal.
Historically, over 20,000 meters have been sunk at Fernland, establishing gold mineralization near surface and up to 850 meters depth
Highlights included 22.2 g/t (grams per ton) gold over 1.8 meters in one hole and 7.6 g/t gold over 1.8 meters in another.
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