by Greg Klein | March 6, 2017
Golden Dawn Minerals TSXV:GOM released the last of 19 holes drilled so far this winter at its May Mac mine in southern British Columbia’s historic Greenwood camp. Following assays reported last month, the results show silver-polymetallic mineralization on the Skomac vein system beyond, above and below the former mine’s #7 adit.
Some highlights from hole MU17-10 include:
- 81.1 g/t silver, 0.06 g/t gold, 2.1% lead and 0.6% zinc over 5.25 metres, starting at 188.82 metres in downhole depth
- (including 121.4 g/t silver, 0.07 g/t gold, 3.5% lead and 1% zinc over 2.7 metres)
- 86 g/t silver, 0.01 g/t gold, 5.3% lead and 1.6% zinc over 1 metre, starting at 195.78 metres
- 174.3 g/t silver, 8.2 g/t gold, 3.7% lead, 2.6% zinc and 0.01% copper over 1.2 metres, starting at 211.6 metres
- (including 228 g/t silver, 19.65 g/t gold, 8.8% lead, 6.2% zinc and 0.2% copper over 0.5 metres)
- 98 g/t silver, 0.01 g/t gold, 0.5% lead, 0.9% zinc and 0.1% copper over 1.5 metres, starting at 218.37 metres
- 18.33 g/t silver, 3.11 g/t gold, 1.2% lead, 3.5% zinc and 0.1% copper over 1.97 metres, starting at 221.89 metres
- 37.5 g/t silver, 6.76 g/t gold, 1.4% lead, 2.2% zinc and 0.1% copper over 1.32 metres, starting at 226.4 metres
True widths weren’t available.
The program found veining concentrated in four zones ranging from 1.2 metres to 19.43 metres in extent, with significant mineralization in the first three zones.
Drilling continues at the underground drill station, prior to moving the rig to two other stations. Golden Dawn also has permitting underway to extend the #7 drift for a bulk sample of up to 10,000 tonnes. Samples have already been taken for metallurgical tests at the company’s Greenwood mill, 15 kilometres southeast. Golden Dawn holds an extensive portfolio of former mines proximal to the 200-tpd mill, which the company hopes to restart this year.
Last month the company announced a US$4-million advance on a streaming agreement for its past-producing Lexington and Golden Crown gold mines. Lexington has trial mining anticipated for Q3, while Golden Crown has a permit application for infill drilling. Trial mining at Golden Crown could begin in Q2 2018, following successful permitting, adit refurbishment and underground exploration.
The company also has field work planned for its Phoenix and Tam O’Shanter properties, part of a 11,000-hectare, 29-property acquisition that closed in January.
Golden Dawn’s Greenwood portfolio sits about 500 kilometres east of Vancouver.