Endurance Gold Corp. [EDG-TSXV; ENDGF-OTC; 3EG-FSE] reported additional assay results from the continuing diamond drilling program at its 100%-optioned Reliance gold property in Southern British Columbia. The road accessible property is located 4 km east of the village of Gold Bridge, and 10 km north of the historic Bralorne-Pioneer gold mining camp, which has produced over 4 million ounces of gold. As of September 30, the company has completed 33 diamond drill holes in 2022 for 7,039 metres with results reported to date on 16 drill holes.
Assay results reported here include nine significant gold intersections from five additional diamond drill holes completed in the Eagle Area. The prime objectives of the 2022 diamond drilling program are to extend the strike of the mineralized system and to test the extent of mineralized feeder structures below the shallow-dipping, near-surface Eagle zone. Highlights of the drilling results include the following.
Holes DDH22-035, DDH22-036, DDH22-037 and DDH22-038 were drilled from the same pad and extended mineralization 165 metres to the southeast from hole DDH21-020, which returned 15.7 g/t gold over 24.8 metres.
DDH22-036 intersected the Eagle zone commencing at 22 metres vertically below surface. Two mineralized intervals were intersected over a 31-metre interval, indicating a bifurcation of the zone. The hole returned 7.65 g/t gold over 12.7 metres, including 10 g/t gold over 8.7 metres in an upper intersection of the Eagle zone. A lower intersection returned 7.55 g/t gold over 8.9 metres, including 13.35 g/t gold over two metres from the Lower Eagle zone. This intersection confirms a nearby earlier 2022 reverse circulation drill hole RC22-078, which returned 3.89 g/t gold over 30.48 metres.
DDH22-035 also intersected the Lower Eagle zone and returned 1.89 g/t gold over 15.5 metres.
DDH22-037 was drilled to a total depth of 288.7 metres and tested across the Eagle South Feeder target area. The hole returned four significant intersections related to steeply dipping structural controls associated with the 024 vein and 027 vein: 2.91 g/t gold over 10.5 metres, commencing at 70.2 metres; 1.95 g/t gold over eight metres, commencing at 93 metres; 2.88 g/t gold over four metres, commencing at 258 metres; and 4.03 g/t gold over 5.7 metres, commencing at 272 metres.
DDH22-038 was drilled to test the southeastern strike extension of the 024 vein in the Eagle South Feeder target area. The hole returned 11.64 g/t gold over 2.8 metres from the mineralized margin of the vein.
Drill holes DDH22-037 and DDH22-038 provided five additional gold intersections related to the 024 vein and 027 vein. The deepest gold intersections in DDH22-037 are located 140 metres south of 16.66 g/t gold over 4.3 metres previously reported in DDH22-027. The 027 vein has been intersected by six widely spaced drill holes over a 260 metres strike length. Assays are pending for four of these holes. The 024 vein has now been intersected by nine drill holes over a 200 metres strike length. Assays are pending for three of these holes.
Hole DDH22-033 was collared 125 metres to the north and returned 4.14 g/t gold over 8.3 metres, commencing at 135.6 metres. This intersection is interpreted to be the southeastern feeder zone extension of the gold intersection in DDH21-020. DDH22-034, a steeper drill hole from the same setup was drilled below the Eagle zone and did not intersect any significant gold.
“We now have assay results from 38 diamond drill holes completed in 2021 and 2022 with 78% percent of these drill holes returning significant gold intersections, commented Robert T. Boyd, CEO. “The ongoing drilling program has delineated the Eagle zone over a 500 metre strike extent and has discovered large brecciated quartz veins signifying a robust orogenic gold system with depth potential. Future drilling will continue to expand the Eagle zone and delineate mineralized feeder zones related to the quartz veins.”
As reported on August 8, 2022, drilling within the Eagle South zone has identified multiple quartz vein zones with estimated horizonal widths ranging from 5 to 52 metres. The most significant veins with associated mineralization to date are the 024 vein and 027 vein.
The Eagle South Feeder target area is about 150 metres wide and at least 400 metres in length, bound by the shallower dipping Eagle zone to the northeast and the steeply dipping Royal shear fault to the southwest, and is open along strike and to depth below the southwest dipping Royal shear. Of the 33 drill holes completed, assay results are pending on a portion of DDH22-025 and for drill holes DDH22-039 to DDH22-055.