Bonterra Resources Inc. [BTR-TSXV; BONXF-OTC; 9BR-FSE] has received assay results from its first two drill holes targeted within the Rivage gap that successfully located new high-grade gold mineralization, resulting in the addition of over 500 metres of strike length to the 100%-owned Gladiator deposit 170 km northeast of Val d’Or, northern Quebec.
Drill hole BA-16-40 intersected 64.3 g/t tonne over 2 metres at 130 metres below surface while drill hole BA-16-42 intersected 8.7 g/t gold over 3 metres at over 300 metres below surface.
The Rivage gap, with an approximate length of 500 metres, is an untested section beyond the western extension of the Gladiator gold zone. The successful intersection of gold mineralization in the Rivage gap provides Bonterra confirmation that the strike length of the Gladiator deposit has now been increased to over 1.2 km from its previously drilled length of 700 metres and joins the Rivage Zone with the main Gladiator zone.
Nav Dhaliwal, President and CEO, said, “A reinterpretation by our geological team of the orientation of the Rivage Zone relative to the main zone has resulted in the confirmation that the Rivage is simply a strike extension of our Gladiator deposit. This first attempt at joining the two zones has resulted in a significant strike extension to the Gladiator gold deposit. The gap, noting its 500-metre strike length and being open to depth, provides an excellent opportunity to continue expanding the dimensions of the Gladiator gold deposit.”
The 7,563-hectares Gladiator Project in the Urban-Barry camp, using a 4 g/t gold cut-off grade, hosts an inferred resource of 905,000 tonnes, grading 9.37 g/t gold for 273,000 ounces of gold. The 2016 exploration program is under way for up to 25,000 metres utilizing minimum of two drill rigs to expand current gold resource.