Seafield Resources has intersected significant gold on its Elora property, 55 km south of Dryden, Ont.
Eight holes were drilled to test the Jubilee zone. Highlighting the drilling are high-grade assays from four of the holes, intersected at depths ranging from 38-78 metres down hole, that include: 0.37 metre grading 178.9 grams gold; 0.67 metre grading 28.5 grams gold; 0.95 metre grading 14.9 grams gold and; 0.89 metre grading 13.53 grams gold per tonne. Visible gold was noted. The four other holes intersected values grading 0.49-14.5 grams gold over 0.15-2.9 metres.
Three of the holes were drilled south of earlier drilling and succeeded in expanding the extent of the zone.
Gold mineralizaton is associated with quartz veining, adjacent to felsite dykes along the contact of volcanic rock with metasediments. Intermediate to felsic tuff trends north-northeast along a 1.5 km strike length.
The Jubilee mine was first developed in the late 1800s; by 1898, a shaft had been sunk to 18.9 metres with 21 metres of drifting on the 15-metre-level. In the late 1930s, the mine saw minor production, with milling at the Laurentian mill about 0.75 km to the northeast. Total production from the mine was about 1,370 oz. gold and 296 oz. silver from 12,486 tonnes of ore.
The Elora property comprises 12 patented mining claims at the northeastern end of Upper Manitou Lake, in the Boyer Lake area.