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By Shane Lasley
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Herbert Gold drilling awaits greenlight

Permits, drills secured for program after COVID-19 passes North of 60 Mining News – April 10, 2020

Series: COVID-19 coverage | Story 27

Last updated 9/26/2020 at 12:49pm

gold Deep Trench Vein Herbert Gold Grande Portage Resources Alaska

Grande Portage Resources Ltd.

Abundant visible gold in core from a hole drilled into Deep Trench Vein that cut 8.76 meters averaging 33.7 g/t gold.

Grande Portage Resources Ltd. April 8 announced it has received regulatory approval for a 2020 drill program at its Herbert Gold project within the Juneau Gold Belt in Southeast Alaska. The company is now monitoring the COVID-19 situation to determine the public health impact of coronavirus and the best course for moving forward.

"Our business continuity plans have been fully mobilized in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic," said Grande Portage Resources CEO Ian Klassen. "We are working closely with the state of Alaska and the federal regulators and health experts to protect our workforce and nearby communities. This includes putting some operations temporarily into care and maintenance. We are also making sure that these short-term disruptions do not impact long-term business value while ensuring we are well-positioned to safely and efficiently ramp-up operations in a timely manner once the worst of this global pandemic passes."

North Vein Herbert Gold drill driller high grade gold project Southeast Alaska

Grande Portage Resources Ltd.

A drill tests North Vein during the 2018 program at Herbert Gold. This year's planned program is expected to test the three primary veins – Goat, Main and Deep Trench – at this high-grade gold project in Southeast Alaska.

These operations include a roughly 4,575-meter drill program to test multiple Herbert Gold targets significantly deeper and further to the east than in year's past.

According to an early 2019 calculation, Herbert Gold hosts 1.88 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 10.03 grams per metric ton (605,000 ounces) of gold; plus 553,429 metric tons of inferred resource averaging 14.15 g/t (251,700 oz) gold.

This resource is contained within three primary structures at Herbert Gold – Goat, Main and Deep Trench.

Grande Portage's fully funded 2020 drill program is expected to primarily target the depth and strike extensions of these structures that host the resource.

The company said it is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 public health impact on a daily basis, and the health and safety of its communities, shareholders, contractors, employees and other stakeholders are its highest priority.

"We continue to extend our best wishes to all during these unprecedented times," said Klassen.

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Over his more than 16 years of covering mining and mineral exploration, Shane has become renowned for his ability to report on the sector in a way that is technically sound enough to inform industry insiders while being easy to understand by a wider audience.


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