Drilling at Rossland gold project reignited after 30 years

Drilling at the Novelty-Gertrude prospect on the Rossland gold project. (Image courtesy of Currie Rose Resources).

The Rossland gold project in British Columbia, western Canada, is seeing some drill action for the first time in three decades.

Precious metals explorer Currie Rose Resources (TSXV: CUI) just launched a drill campaign on the property and said that the program has been designed as a proof of concept and will be coupled with accumulated historical data.

In a press release, Currie Rose said that the first hole at the project’s Novelty prospect has been completed having reached a target depth of 60.6 metres.

The Rossland Mining Camp produced more than 2.7 million ounces of gold and 3.5 million ounces of silver between 1894 and 1941

The miner said that the drill rig will now move to the Mascot prospect, which is situated on the eastern flank of Rossland. In this area, geological mapping by the company has confirmed three primary gold-bearing veins: the Mascot vein, the Central vein, and the Kapai vein as well as the secondary Mascot North vein. 

“We remain committed to working closely with the Rossland community and other stakeholders to ensure any impact is minimal as we commence drilling in this highly prospective geological setting and look forward to updating shareholders as drilling progresses over the coming months,” Michael Griffiths, Currie’s president and CEO, said in the media brief.

Located 10 kilometres west of the Trail Zinc Smelter in south-central British Columbia, the Rossland gold project covers approximately 3,000 hectares. It sits on the Rossland Mining Camp, which produced more than 2.7 million ounces of gold, 3.5 million ounces of silver and 71 tonnes of copper between 1894 and 1941 and ranks as the third-largest lode gold camp in British Columbia.

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