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By Shane Lasley
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High-grade Herbert Gold drilling begins

Program targets resource expansion at project north of Juneau North of 60 Mining News – July 3, 2020

 

Last updated 7/2/2020 at 7:10am

Gold exploration drill rig and operator at Herbert Gold project Juneau Alaska

Grande Portage Resources Ltd.

Drilling at Herbert Gold during 2018. This year's program will target expansion of the high-grade resources and test new veins identified on this property about 16 miles north of Juneau, Alaska.

Grande Portage Resources Ltd. June 30 announced the start of an 18- to 20-hole drill program that includes resource expansion and exploration drilling at its Herbert Gold project in Southeast Alaska.

Located about 16 miles north of Juneau, Herbert Gold hosts 1.88 million metric tons of indicated resource average 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.

Expansion of these three gold-quartz veins is the primary target of this year's drilling.

Drills will also test Floyd, a vein south of Deep Trench, and the newly discovered Elusive vein, which was identified with a lidar survey completed last year and verified on surface as a quartz vein bearing visible gold.

Gold exploration drill apr at Herbert Gold project Juneau Alaska

Grande Portage Resources Ltd.

"We are excited to commence our much-anticipated summer drill program at the Herbert gold project in Alaska," said Grande Portage Resources CEO Ian Klassen. "The company has generated many very encouraging high-grade drill results in each of its previous drill campaigns. We are now well positioned to follow-up on this summer's drilling program, which is entirely focused on expansion."

Grande Portage said it is carefully monitoring the public health impact of COVID-19 and its team has been working to ensure all the correct protocols and safety precautions are in place to protect the health and safety of its communities, shareholders, contractors, and employees. The company said it will continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and act proactively to protect the health of its workforce.

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