Adventure Gold Inc said it has begun a 3,800 metre drill program at the Lapaska property in Quebec’s Val d’Or region.
The ten holes will test the down plunge and lateral extensions of the West zone, which contains historic drill intersections grading 8.2 grams per ton of gold over 6.7 metres, 9.3 g/t Au over 3.1 metres and 7.5 g/t Au over 5.5 metres to a depth of 200 metres.
The program will also test the down plunge extension of the Lapaska Central zone and lateral extensions of the gold system.
The geological environment at the property is very similar to MegaStar Developments’ Simkar gold system to the west. The 40-metre-thick gold-bearing system in the LC zone has been traced along strike over more than 600 metres and to a depth of 300 metres. Within this low-grade gold envelope, the depth and strike extensions of higher-grade mineralized zones represent very high-quality exploration targets for follow-up work, the group said.
"We are very excited to start our second drill program on the Lapaska property. Last spring's drill program identified very interesting gold intersections and the potential to intercept significant gold mineralization between the surface and a depth of 300 metres in the down plunge of the LC zone higher grade oreshoot, is excellent," said Marco Gagnon, president and CEO of Adventure Gold.