Drilling was completed on sections located between 50 and 95 metres apart in an attempt to locate and trace the southern continuation of the Bug Lake Gold Zone. A northwest-trending fault offsets the southern continuation of the Bug Lake fault system and related gold mineralization by approximately 75 metres to the northwest from the previously tested area to the north. At this point the vertical offset along this structure remains undetermined.
Along the previously discovered northern segment of the Bug Lake Trend the broad zone of anomalous gold mineralization which marks the Bug Lake Gold Zone is typically located west of a prominent, trend/zone parallel quartz porphyry dyke, between the dyke and the base of the Bug Lake Fault located further west. To the south of the offset the principal zone of anomalous gold mineralization gradually migrates to the east or upper side of the quartz porphyry dyke (Upper Bug Lake Gold Zone) and the dyke itself may mark the base of the Bug Lake Fault. Mineralization remains similar and is characterized by broad zones of silicification, quartz+/-carbonate veining, localized shearing and 1-15% fine grained disseminated pyrite hosted mainly in mafic volcanic and lesser sedimentary rocks. Higher gold grades are typically associated with increases in pyrite content and/or quartz-vein hosted, visible gold mineralization.
Drill results from holes MDE-13-95 to MDE-13-103 and MDE-13-105 106, drilled to test the northern and depth extensions of the Bug Lake Gold Zone remain pending, as well as holes MDW-13-65 to MDW-13-73 drilled to test for lateral extensions of the Martiniere West Zone.
Mr. Darin Wagner (P.Geo.), President and CEO of the Company, is the non-independent qualified person for the technical disclosure contained in this news release. Mr. Wagner has supervised the work programs on the Martiniere Property, visited the property on multiple occasions, examined the drill core and/or photographs from the holes summarized in this release, discussed, reviewed the results with senior on-site geological staff and reviewed the available analytical and quality control results.
Balmoral has implemented a quality control program for all of its drill programs, to ensure best practice in the sampling and analysis of the drill core, which includes the insertion of blind blanks, duplicates and certified standards into sample stream. NQ sized drill core is saw cut with half of the drill core sampled at intervals based on geological criteria including lithology, visual mineralization and alteration. The remaining half of the core is stored on-site at the Company's Martiniere field camp in Central Quebec. Drill core samples are transported in sealed bags to ALS Minerals Val d'Or, Quebec analytical facilities. Gold analyses are obtained via industry standard fire assay with atomic absorption finish using 30 g aliquots. For samples returning greater than 5.00 g/t gold follow-up fire assay analysis with a gravimetric finish is completed. The Company has also requested that any samples returning greater than 10.00 g/t gold undergo screen metallic fire assay. Following receipt of assays visual analysis of mineralized intercepts is conducted and additional analysis may be requested. ALS Minerals is ISO 9001:2008 certified and the Val d'Or facilities are ISO 17025 certified for gold analysis.
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