Tempus Resources Ltd (ASX: TMR, TSX.V: TMRR, OTC: TMRFF) has announced that drilling at its Elizabeth Gold Project in Canada has intersected a wide zone of quartz veining with visible gold evident in two drill holes. The company said that five diamond drill holes (EZ-21-01 to EZ-21-05) have been completed to date for a total of 774 metres.
wide zone of quartz veining with visible gold evident in two drill holes
Tempus is currently in the process of logging and sampling the core in preparation for analysis at SGS laboratories in Vancouver, BC.
Drilling at Elizabeth project
The company had commenced its 2021 drilling campaign at the Elizabeth project on June 5, 2021.
Tempus’s current drilling is focused on the northern extension of the South West vein, approximately 150m along strike toward the northeast from the high-grade ore-shoot intercepted in hole EZ-20-06 which intersected 5.0m at 61.3g/t gold from 116.5m, including 1.5m at 186.0g/t gold from 118.0m.
The company said that the initial five holes (EZ-21-01 to EZ-21-05) of the 2021 drilling campaign are focused on confirming and expanding an interpreted high-grade shoot (referred to as the North Extension Shoot) in the center of the currently defined structure.
TMR said that five diamond drill holes have been completed to date for a total of 774 metres.
Presence of visible gold
The company announced that the Southwest Vein has been identified in drilling along a total strike of 800m and to a depth of 200m below surface.
TMR reported that the drill hole EZ-21-04, drilled on the Northern extension zone of the South West vein, has intersected a wide zone of quartz veining ~4.2-metres, from 121.8-126.0 m, with visible gold evident over approximately one metre. The company said that additional quartz veining with visible gold was identified in diamond drill hole EZ-21-02.
TMR said that all five holes intersected the vein, which typically varies in width between 1.0-4.2m and is associated with strong sericitic alteration of the dioritic wall rocks. The company said that multiple phases of brecciation and quartz precipitation are evident, with visible gold typically associated with fine limonitic partings and blebs, or with dark irregular bands of sooty sulphide composed of pyrite, arsenopyrite, galena, and chlorite.
Similarities with Bralorne vein system
The company reported that the high-grade quartz veins encountered in the 2020 drilling (and visually in 2021 drilling) at Elizabeth show close geological similarities to the Bralorne mesothermal vein system which has been mined to a depth of approximately 2,000 metres from surface.
Potential to extend the mineralisation
The company noted that this suggests there is strong potential to extend the mineralisation down plunge from the current deepest intersections that are approximately 200 metres below surface.
Culture and environment monitoring
Tempus reported that it was working closely with the Xwisten Community (the Bridge River Band) since mid-2020 to develop a Joint Environmental and Cultural Stewardship Program at the Elizabeth Gold Project. The company said that approximately 50% of the workforce at the Elizabeth Project is composed of members from the Xwisten Community.
TMR said that monthly water sampling and ground disturbance monitoring is a regular part of the company’s exploration program at the Elizabeth Gold Project that is completed under the supervision of Xwisten Community members that have undergone certification training for environmental and cultural monitoring.
Tempus said that its technical staff are in the process of logging and sampling the core in preparation for analysis at SGS laboratories in Vancouver, BC. The company said that the assay results will be reported as they are made available.
“The 2021 drill campaign is off to a great start with the presence of VG in the first few holes”
TMR’s President & CEO, Jason Bahnsen said: “The 2021 drill campaign is off to a great start with the presence of VG in the first few holes. We are looking forward to more high-grade results as we continue to demonstrate the extensions to the known vein systems at Elizabeth.”
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