Blue Star reports initial five drill hole results from Hood River concessions in Nunavut
9 October 2019
• Drilling confirms high-grades of surface samples with first intersections of;
31.1 grams/tonne gold (“g/t Au”) over 1.0m,
15.37 g/t Au over 5.0m, and
6.92 g/t Au over 3.0m
• Eleven core holes completed for a total 1,540 meters (“m”)
• Target mineralization intersected in all holes
Blue Star Gold Corp. is pleased to announce the first analytical and assay results for the 2019 drill program on the Company’s Hood River concessions. The program that focused on the North Fold Nose (the “NFN”) gold zone concluded on September 29th and consisted of eleven completed holes for approximately 1,540 meters (“m”) of core. A prospecting and sampling program ran in parallel with the drilling resulted in 698 samples being sent for analyses.
Stephen Wilkinson, the Company’s CEO and President commented, “We have seen a very successful conclusion to our 2019 exploration work of diamond drilling with detailed surface mapping and sampling. The Hood River concessions’ NFN gold zone and associated areas of gold mineralization have been confirmed to hold the potential of new and accretive gold resources.”
The 2019 Diamond Drill Program was started on September 4th with the collaring of hole, HR-19-001. The first hole was designed to test the far western limb of the Ulu fold and to assist the drillers in procedures for drilling the complex geology of the NFN gold zone. Interestingly, this first hole intersected a 13m zone of anomalous gold between 107m and 120m, including 1.0m of 1.11 g/t Au between 113m and 114m within strongly silicified fine schist. Holes, HR-19-002 to -010, were drilled on the east fold limb to test the potential NFN gold zone, north of the historical (1990 and 1991) drilling of BHP (please see the Company news release, NR 2019 – 08, dated September 5, 2019). The final hole, HR-19-011, was completed on September 27th some 280m south of the first ten holes. Over the course of the last week and with the field work of the Program safely completed, the camp was prepared for winter and closed. The last crew members were flown out by October 5th.