Gold Standard Ventures hits thick intervals of oxide gold at Dark Star in Nevada
Reverse circulation drilling to the north of the Dark Star deposit at Gold Standard Ventures’ (TSX: GSV) Railroad Pinion project in Nevada’s Carlin Trend has intersected thick zones of oxide gold.
Drill hole DR19-15 returned 22.9 metres of 1.92 grams gold, including 13.7 metres of 3.04 grams gold, and drill hole DR19-26 intersected 16.8 metres of 2.58 grams gold. The two step-out holes were drilled about 50 metres to the north of DR18-110, which cut 109.7 metres of 1.00 gram gold, including 24.4 metres of 2.05 grams gold.
Mineralization remains open to the north and northwest for resource expansion, the company reports.
Thick oxides were also intersected in the southeastern portion of the deposit, where mineralization remains open to the east and south for resource expansion.
Highlights from this area of the deposit included 88.4 metres of 0.61 gram gold in DR19-57; 54.9 metres of 0.85 gram gold, including 13.7 metres of 2.06 grams gold in drill hole DR19-58; and 39.6 metres of 1.25 grams gold, including 15.2 metres of 2.02 grams gold in drill hole 19-65.
Gold Standard has completed all 70 RC holes (10,503 metres) in its 2019 Phase I drill program. The holes were designed to test new targets at depth below the current resource model and lateral resource expansion opportunities adjacent to Dark Star’s current resource.
Dark Star has an indicated resource of 15.38 million tonnes grading 0.54 gram gold for 265,100 ounces of gold and an inferred resource of 17.05 million tonnes grading 1.31 grams gold for 715,800 ounces of gold. The resource estimate will be updated later this year to include 2018 drill results.
Dark Star is 2.1 km to the east of the company’s Pinion deposit, which contains an indicated resource of 31.61 million tonnes grading 0.62 gram gold for 630,300 ounces of gold and an inferred resource of 61.08 million tonnes grading 0.55 gram gold for 1.08 million ounces of gold. This resource will also be updated before the end of the year with 2018 drill results.
The company’s North Bullion deposit, 7 km to the north of Pinion, has indicated resources of 2.92 million tonnes grading 0.96 gram gold for 90,100 ounces of gold and inferred resources of 10.97 million tonnes grading 2.28 grams gold for 805,500 ounces of gold.
Gold Standard is working on a prefeasibility study on the project.
(This article first appeared in The Northern Miner)