Elko Area Yields Its Gold

Ashburton Ventures says their drilling program at the Deep Creek Project, 112 kilometers north of Elko, Nevada is almost complete.

The company drilled twenty-seven core holes in the current program, a total of 3,178 meters (10,427 feet). They have cut just over half of the core and submitted it for assay. 20% of the core assay has been received so far.

The company is quite happy with the results, especially partial results for drill hole DC-11-C-5, which intersected an average of 3.67 grams per tonne gold over six meters in the Waterfall Vein Area.

gold miningDrilling in the Upper Vein Area found an average of 2.54 grams per tonne gold over 1.5 meters in drill hole DC-11-C-10, and 6.94 grams per tonne gold over 1.2 meters in drill hole DC-11-C-13.

Cores were cut with on site saws, and at another facility in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Half the HQ core was submitted for treatment to the ALS Chemex Laboratories in Elko, and some to North Vancouver, British Columbia.

For our technical readers, the company says “The samples have been assayed for gold using the Au-AA24 protocol (0.005-10 part per million gold detection range), with overlimit values re-assayed using the Au-GRA22 protocol (0.05-1,000 part per million gold detection range). A certified standard was submitted for assay along with the core.”

And for the geologists, “In both the Waterfall Vein and Upper Vein Areas, the anomalous intervals are associated with breccias in variably silicified limestones of the Proterozoic McCoy Group. It is believed that the mineralization is contained within the breccias, whose true dimensions will not be known until further drilling results are received.”