A phase II reverse circulation drilling at Scorpio Gold
Scorpio Gold Corporation announce the commencement of a phase II reverse circulation (RC) drilling program at its Goldwedge property located in Manhattan, Nevada. Boart Longyear was selected to conduct the RC drilling program which commenced. The planned program consists of 59 RC drill holes with a total of 10,800m and drilling is expected to continue for the next 6-7 months.
Gold mineralization at north western section of the West Pit have been identified within two different trends which are structurally controlled by the Brugher Cross fault striking in the NE-SW direction.
Other mineralization trends were identified at the south western section of the West Pit during the drilling campaign which are presumably parallel structures striking in the NW-SE direction. Drill holes MWRC22-008 and MWRC22-009 located furthermost to the southwest intercepted mineralization structure anticipated to be a separate structure related to the Thrust Fault Trend.
The holes were predominantly drilled within the Gold Hill Formation and mineralization consists of fine disseminated pyrite, and minor quartz-pyrite veins with Fe staining and generally confined within the fault zone. Drill hole data reviewed indicated that no historical drilling has been conducted to confirm the continuity of the trend, so this opens a new prospective area for exploration in both NW and SE direction of the structure.