Alexandria Minerals Intersects Visible Gold-Bearing Veins with up to 30.52 g/t Gold over 2.65 meters at Orenada
Toronto, Ontario, February 1, 2017 – Alexandria Minerals Corporation (TSX-V: AZX; Frankfurt: A9D) (“AZX” or the “Company”) is pleased to report the first results received from its current drill program at Orenada Zone 4 in Val d’Or, Quebec. These results include high grade assays of up to 42.50 g/t Au over 1.50m, part of a wider zone assaying 30.52 g/t Au over 2.65m.
- Hole OAX-17-084, intersected multiple veins with up to 42.50g/t Au over 1.50m, 16.30g/t Au over 1.20m, and 14.90 g/t Au over 1.15m
- Visible gold was observed in four veins between 150.00m to 190.00m
- Results confirm multiple high-grade gold-quartz veins and vein sets to the west of recently-drilled Alexandria drill holes
- Current drilling is still relatively shallow (<300m), expanding the near-surface potential of Zone 4
Eric Owens, President and CEO of Alexandria, states, “This is a great start for our 2017 winter program. We have already shown growth along strike and beneath previously tested flat south-dipping, gold-bearing veins. We expect further positive results as we progress, and anticipate that, as a result, our 12,500m drill program will grow larger.”
Figure 1. Cross Section for DDH OAX-17-084
Figure 2. Drill Hole Location Map, Zone 4, superimposed on geology: Current drill holes are in red.
The results from this hole expand the strike length of the high grade vein sets that have only recently been targeted by some 50m. In addition, they show evidence of gold occurrences below previously known limits of gold mineralization at Zone 4.
Assays reported here comprise a portion of the upper half of the drill hole: all are located from 0 to 200m depth. Results are pending for all of the hole below 200m, as well as for selected portions of the core above the 200m down hole depth. All drill holes are subjected to a downhole survey to acquire a more complete picture of vein orientation.
Alexandria has embarked on a 12,500m drill program, with focus on Zone 4 and the nearby Triangle Too targets. Currently one drill rig is operating, at Zone 4, testing the extent and grade of recently recognized multiple high-grade, gold-quartz veins within the altered and gold-bearing Cadillac Break shear zone. A second drill rig will arrive in the near future to begin a drill program on the Company’s Triangle Too program, a grass-roots program to test for stacked high grade veins 1-2 km northwest of Zone 4.
Gold veins at Zone 4 are hosted in the Cadillac Break shear zone, a 300 kilometer long fault and geologic belt, along which some 100 million ounces of gold have been mined. Other notable gold deposits also partly or wholly hosted in the Cadillac Break shear zone include the Canadian Malartic gold mine, a 13 million ounce gold deposit located 30 km west of Zone 4, and, further west, the 3 million ounce Hosco and Heva gold deposit of Hecla Mining. At Zone 4, gold occurs in deformed quartz-tourmaline-arsenopyrite-pyrite veins surrounded by gold-bearing altered schists.