Scottie Resources Corp. [SCOT-TSXV; SCTSF-OTCQB; SRB-FSE] reported assays on its Blueberry Contact zone, including 7.07 g/t gold over 24.55 metres, which extends the depth of the zone an additional 135 metres. The mineralized structure has now been drill tested to 360 metres in depth. The Blueberry Contact Zone was discovered in 2019 and is located 2 km north-northeast of the past-producing high-grade Scottie Gold Mine, 35 km north of the town of Stewart along the Granduc Road in the Golden Triangle of northwestern British Columbia
The Blueberry Contact Zone is 100%-owned and royalty free. President and CEO, Brad Rourke: “One of our primary objectives of this drill season was to expand the depth of the Blueberry Contact Zone, and this initial deep test increases the depth of mineralization by 60% to a total of 360 metres, and we have multiple deeper holes still awaiting assays. Our 2022 program remains in full swing, with three diamond drill skid-rigs continuing to test the Blueberry Contact Zone. With such positive early season drill results and supporting visuals from recently drilled holes we have decided to increase the size of the program to 16,500 metres of drilling to test additional expansion targets along the contact. With over 75 holes already drilled this season, and just 6 reported so far, we look forward to delivering positive news flow throughout the fall.”
Drill hole SR22-148 returned 1.76 metres of 2.15 g/t gold and 1.39 g/t silver and 4.18 metres of 7.65 g/t gold and 6.99 g/t silver. SR22-151 returned 76.00 metres of 2.45 g/t gold and 7.78 g/t silver, including 24.55 metres of 7.07 g/t gold and 4.33 g/t silver.
Drill hole SR22-151 was a significant down-dip test following up on the deepest intercept from the 2021 drill program, which intercepted 15.3 g/t gold over 13.49 metres at a depth of 225 metres. This new reported step-out of 135 metres extends mineralization down to a depth of 360 metres and provides confidence in the geological model that mineralization remains open at depth. Presented results from hole 151 are partial results representing the lower portion of hole from 340.45 to 437.5 metres (EOH) where positive visuals prompted the team to rush the analysis, so results could guide the ongoing drill program.
Drill holes SR22-148 and SR22-150 are deeper tests on the southern extent of the drilling from the 2021 drill program (Fig. 3a,b) along the Blueberry Contact Zone. The multiple shallower intercepts in both of these holes are related to the holes crossing SW striking mineralized cross-structures that moderately dip to the NW. The lower intercepts on the holes represent mineralization associated with the contact zone and are respectively 80 and 100 metre step outs along the contact from the nearest intercepts drilled in 2021.
The Blueberry Zone is located just 2 km northeast of the 100%-owned, past-producing Scottie Gold Mine located in British Columbia, Canada’s Golden Triangle region. Historic trenching and channel sampling of the Blueberry Vein include results of 103.94 g/t gold over 1.43 metres, and 203.75 g/t gold over 1.90 metres.
Despite high-grade surficial samples and easy road access, the Blueberry Vein had only limited reported drilling prior to the company’s exploration work. The target was significantly advanced during Scottie’s 2019 drill program when an interval grading 7.44 g/t gold over 34.78 metres was intersected in a new splay off zone of the main Blueberry Vein. The drill results received in 2020 and 2021, coupled with surficial mapping and sampling suggest that this splay is in fact a major N-S mineralized structure, of which the Blueberry Vein was only a secondary structure.
This zone is much wider than pursued in previous exploration models and drilling in 2021 expanded its strike length to 720 metres and its depth to 225 metres. The zone is steeply dipping, and there is no current restraint on its potential depth; the mineralization at the adjacent Scottie Gold Mine has a vertical extent greater than 450 metres
Scottie owns a 100% interest in the high-grade, past-producing Scottie Gold Mine and Bow properties and has the option to purchase a 100% interest in Summit Lake claims which are contiguous with the Scottie Gold Mine property. Scottie also owns 100% interest in the Georgia Project which contains the high-grade past-producing Georgia River Mine, as well as the Cambria Project properties and the Sulu property. Altogether Scottie Resources holds more than 52,000 hecatres of mineral claims in the Stewart Mining Camp in the Golden Triangle.