MAPPED: Top gold drill results
Based on data compiled by MINING.COM affiliate Mining Intelligence, a grand total of 453,737 in width grade was drilled from 246 gold projects spanning 30 countries from February to May 2019.
Width grade is calculated as width of the drill intersection (in metres) multiplied by the reported drill grade (in grams gold per tonne).
Australia (194,480) and Canada (146,705) alone accounted for over 70% of the world’s drilling during the February-May period. Other nations with significant drill results include Colombia, USA, Mexico and Brazil.
Six of the ten best drill holes reported were in Australia; three were in Canada and one in Guyana.
Of all miners, Saracen Mineral Holdings led the way with 106,754 in total width grade, followed by Kirkland Lake Gold (55,270), Osisko Mining (32,574) and Royal Nickel (13,805).
The Mt. Celia project owned by Saracen in Australia was ranked No.1 in terms of average width grade (629.5), followed by Radius Gold’s Amalia project (491.8) in Mexico and Saracen’s Bannockburn gold mine in Australia (481.7).
The interactive map below provides a visualization of the location and drilling details of each property.