Drill Tracker Weekly: Balmoral Closes Off 2015 Winter Drilling With Bug Lake Results


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Balmoral Resources (TSX:BAR)

Price: $0.75

Market cap: $82 million

Cash estimate: $12.5 million

Project: Martiniere

Country: Quebec, Canada

Ownership: 100 percent

Resources: N/A

Project status: Resource drilling

graph Balmoral Resources announced the final results from an additional 11 holes drilled on the Bug Lake trend on the Company's Martiniere project in northern Quebec. Highlights from the Lower Bug Lake Zone returned 38.19 meters grading 4.16 g/t Au starting at a depth of 74.23 meters including 5.10 meters of 25.05 g/t Au and an uncut 0.85 meter interval of 137.0 g/t Au. Drilling in the Footwall B intersected 9.00 metres grading 17.71 g/t Au. True width is not determined. The project is host to at least four separate gold deposits along a 2,700 meter long corridor, all of which remain open including; the Hangingwall, Upper Bug Lake, Lower Bug Lake and the Footwall Zones two or more of which may be intersected in each hole. As is typical in shear hosted gold deposits, the grade and thickness of each zone is variable as the zones pinch and swell along strike and down plunge. The current drilling is focused on the near surface Footwall zone where the bulk of the mineralization occurs above the 150 meter level. 90 percent of the drilling to date on the overall Bug Lake Trend has occurred above the 250 meter level. The winter drill program tightened up the drill spacing to 25 meters across the four zones to facilitate a well constrained resource estimate. The four subparallel mineralized zones occur across a 100 to 175 meter mineralized corridor with a minimum strike length of 1,200 meters. The core of the 2015 drilling focused on a 300 meter long by 150 to 200 meter panel through the central portion of the deposit. The drilling density should be sufficient to estimate a well-defined initial resource estimate that may be expanded incrementally with subsequent drilling. The zone remains open along strike to the south-southeast as well as to depth. The deepest hole to date returned 8.25 g/t gold over 14.53 starting at a depth of 400 meters.


Discovery History (Cyprus Canada -1997): 2.5 meters at 12.44 g/t gold

Balmoral purchased rights to a 100 percent interest in the project from American Bonanza in November 2010

Current holes: 38.19 meters at 4.16 g/t gold including 5.10 meters at 25.05 g/t gold