Initial channel sampling on zones A-East, A-North and C in the Lake Expanse area of the Guillet property in Temiscamingue, Que., has retuned some narrow, high-grade results for owner Vantex Resources (VTX-V).
Eight of 15 samples extracted from the C zone’s main gold-bearing quartz vein returned grades exceeding 31.5 grams gold per tonne, including one running 71.9 grams over 0.35 metre, and two others grading 98.4 grams over 0.8 metre and 102.5 grams over 0.45 metre. The remaining samples yielded between 1.4 and 27 grams, with most exceeding 10 grams; the intersections vary between 0.4 and 1.15 metres.
A previously sunk hole on the zone returned grades 10.2 grams over 1.2 metres; another hole 62.5 metres to the east yielded 19 grams over 2.6 metres. Assay results are pending for another hole sunk 50 metres to the east of the zone; the hole encountered a 6-metre wide structure containing pyrite, chalcopyrite, galena and visible gold.
About 300 metres to the east, six channel samples collected east of zone A returned between 1.1 grams over 1 metre and 334.4 grams over 1 meter. The samples were derived from quartz veins running from 0.6 to 1.3 metres in thickness.
Another six channel samples cut 25 metres north of zone A yielded between 0.35 gram over 0.6 metre to 12.8 grams over 0.2 metre. The targeted veins vary from 0.2 metre to 1.2 metres in thickness.
Meanwhile, drilling on the western extension of zone B cut a 4-5-metre-thick zone of silicified and brecciated alteration containing pyrite, chalcopyrite, galena and some visible gold. Another hole about 15 metres to the south cut a 6-metre thick alteration zone with pyrite and galena.
The current drilling is aimed at confirming a link between zones B and C; previous stripping indicated a link at surface.
The Lake Expanse area includes zones A, A-East, A-North, B, B-C and C; most of the drilling carried out so far has focussed on the areas between zones A and BC.