Core Drilling Commences in Rift Anticline
RENO, Nev., April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NuLegacy Gold Corporation reports ‘core’ drilling has commenced in the ~6 sq. km Rift Anticline zone of its flagship 108 sq. km Red Hill exploration property in Nevada’s Cortez gold-trend. To view this news release with its graphics displayed please link to: https://nulegacygold.com/news/news-releases/core-drilling-commences-in ...
The spring-summer 2021 Rift Anticline exploration program includes drilling of 12 holes (the first six of which are shown in the linked map1) with some of these as follow up holes to the four holes drilled in the winter 2020 portion of the program and others as widely spaced step-outs to bring the total maiden exploration test of the Rift Anticline to 16 holes.
Each hole will consist of a ~one thousand foot cased ‘pre-collar’ drilled through the upper volcanics (basalts and gravel) by a ‘reverse circulation’ drill rig (collecting RC chip samples); the cased2 pre-collar hole will subsequently be reentered by a diamond core rig drilling the ‘core-tail’ through the limestones to the targeted depth. With total depths of twenty-five hundred to four thousand feet, it is anticipated the core portions of these holes will take three to five weeks to complete.
Road and pad construction have been virtually completed by Legarza’s two crews in the face of wet spring snow conditions. Five of the ~1,000-foot pre-collar holes have been completed to date by Envirotech’s double-shifted Atlas Copco RD10 reverse circulation drill rig (red stars on drill map).
The first of the three Longyear LF-230 core rigs and crew supplied by Major Drilling has commenced drilling the core-tail of RA21-01 as depicted in the linked drilling map at https://nulegacygold.com/site/assets/files/6844/map_nr_04_2021.png. It is anticipated the remaining two rigs will arrive during the next two weeks as mobilization and traffic allows and take up station on RA21-02 and 03:
- RA21-01 is a step out to the encouraging3 assay results in hole RA20-04; it is targeting the gold-bearing Wenban5 and Roberts Mountains formations
(identified in -04) at about 160 meters north and about 160 meters east of the initial interception.
- RA21-02 will be a significant 450-meter step-out to the east of RA20-02 and will be drilled deeper so as to also test for the Roberts Mountains formation as identified in RA20-03 and 04.
- RA21-03 will be drilled ~four kilometers to the south of RA20-04 as an initial test of the southern portion of the Rift Anticline.
NuLegacy has enrolled three additional geologists and geo-technicians to assist in processing all the core, cuttings, and material/data from this drilling.