Quebec-focused project generator Azimut Exploration (TSXV: AZM) expects the mineralized intrusion underpinning the Patwon discovery of 2019 to widen and increase in grade at depth, president and CEO Jean-Marc Lulin tells The Northern Miner.
“There was plenty of visible gold evident in the core samples recovered from the June drill program, but for which results remain outstanding,” Lulin said on a recent sponsored site visit to the flagship Elmer property in the province’s remote James Bay region.
It could even be that the company’s drills are closing in on a second intrusive, but until the company receives the assay results from backed-up laboratories, it would remain hard to tell. Further drilling remains halted in anticipation of the results.
According to Lulin, the Patwon zone is a consistent, steeply dipping, gold-bearing zone that has been traced over a strike length of 500 metres and to a minimum depth of 450 metres, where the system remains “robust and open,” with a possible gold grade increase with depth. The average estimated actual width is about 35 metres based on the published results from 44 drill holes. True widths can reach up to 80 metres.