BRENT SHEAR ZONE:The Brent Shear Zone was found in 2006, five kilometres southwest of Ridge Lake. The zone consists of a 1400 metre long shear zone with well developed quartz veining that contains arsenopyrite (5-50%) and pyrrhotite (3-5%). A total of the 66 grab samples were collected along the length of the shear zone, with results ranging up to 113.95 g/t gold. A total of 21 samples (32%) assayed greater than 5 g/t gold and 9 samples (14%) assayed greater than 10 g/t gold.
Two diamond drill holes were completed to test a 100 metre section of the shear zone. The first two holes were drilled 100 metres apart on the eastern portion of the near vertical shear zone. Hole Q2-06-01 intersected the shear zone between 19.0 metres and 59.0 metres. Within the wide shear zone, a 33 metre interval contained 5 percent quartz veining with arsenopyrite and a 13.7 metre wide zone of more intense alteration, sulphides and quartz veining was cut between 45.50 and 59.20 and is interpreted to be the same zone sampled on surface. This drill hole interval contains 5-10% quartz veins containing up to 25% arsenopyrite. Sulphides consisting of 1-10% arsenopyrite and 1-3% pyrrhotite are also disseminated in the host rock surrounding these veins. In hole Q2-06-02, drilled 100 metres west from hole Q2-06-01, the same shear zone and mineralized zone was intersected between 16.50 metres and 45.00 metres. The strongest alteration zone was intersected between 25.0 metres and 31.0 metres with a similar alteration and mineral association to that intersected in hole Q2-06-01.
Assay results from the two holes contained gold with the best intersection being 6.14 g/t Au over 1.0 metre in hole 2.
At Ridge Lake, a second, similar shear zone, called Gabbro Shear Zone occurs 1.8 kilometres west of 2005 drill hole RLD-05-35. The zone contains 3-5%, disseminated, medium to coarse grained arsenopyrite over a strike length of 250 metres. Six grab samples from this zone contained 1.34 to 9.23 g/t gold.
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