Mayo Lake Minerals Inc. [MLKM-CSE] provided a review of its early summer diamond drill hole (DDH) program at its 45 km2 Carlin-Roop silver project in the Keno Hill silver district of Yukon.
A total of 1,070 metres of diamond drilling was completed in eight DDHs. They were targeted on the Carlin West Zone as delineated from prospecting, detailed geochemistry and geophysics following the results from four separate holes drilled in 2020 and 2021. The DDHs were concentrated along the southwest flank of the recently expanded Carlin West Ag in soil anomalous zone.
Galena and sphalerite, common indicators of Keno Hill Style Mineralization were encountered in six out of eight holes. Occurrences of galena and sphalerite were generally in narrow stringers or coatings in voids in quartz veins.
Holes also contained considerable pyrite mineralization which is less common in the Keno Camp except at the Husky Southwest and Husky Mines. Husky Southwest was also notable for having only rare galena occurrences and particularly hard to recognize ore zones (Cathro 2006. “The History and Geology of the Keno Hill Camp”).
One hole, MLM22-010, appears to have ended with the last 5 cm in a mineralized vein structure containing laminated siderite and sulfosalts.
Tyrell Sutherland, VP- Exploration stated, “Numerous structures with potential to yield silver mineralization were intersected in all holes drilled this summer. The positive identification of galena sphalerite, siderite and probable silver bearing sulfosalts along with abundant pyrite enables comparison to the Husky Southwest deposit in the Keno Camp. Husky Southwest mineralization was notoriously difficult to identify in drill core, so we are eagerly awaiting assays from Carlin West.”
This year’s detailed soil sampling, which extended and better defined the Carlin West anomaly, has broadened the area to be drill tested in future drill programs. The AJ anomaly, 400 metres north, which has grabs containing up to 412 g/t silver, remains to be tested in future drill programs. The AJ anomaly is defined over 300 metres of strike length making it comparable in size to the Carlin West anomalous zone.
Mayo is engaged in the exploration and development of five precious metal projects in the Tombstone Plutonic Belt of the Tintina Gold Province. The properties cover 249 km2 in Yukon’s Mayo Mining District and lie within the traditional territory of the Na-Cho Nyak Dun First Nation.
The company has an 11-year history of exploration in the Mayo area and is presently focusing on its flagship Carlin-Roop silver project lying within the Keno Hill Silver District. The eastern sector of the Silver District has recently been the site of numerous silver discoveries by Metallic Minerals and Mayo, itself. Two active mines: Victoria Gold’s Eagle Gold Mine and Hecla Mining’s mines lie near-by in the Mayo Mining district.