Gold Terra Hits Campbell Shear at Depth for First Time

The Important Investor discusses the primary outcomes of deep drilling aimed on the Campbell Shear with CEO Gerald Panneton.

It took fairly a little bit of time earlier than Gold Terra Useful resource Corp. (YGT:TSX.V; YGTFF:OTC; TXO:FRANKFURT) launched the primary outcomes of their a lot anticipated deeper drilling of the Campbell Shear, however on June 27, 2022 holes 029 and 037 had been lastly introduced.

The outcomes weren’t spectacular, however CEO Gerald Panneton indicated that regardless of the low grades the intercepts confirmed the hitting of the Campbell Shear mineralized zone, and that was crucial. After all they’d have liked to hit excessive grade gold immediately, however when trying on the adjoining Con Mine deposit which was additionally a part of the Campbell Shear, mineralization was additionally very variable, so it might have been something from hitting nothing to excessive grade intercepts. The present result’s someplace in between, and appears to substantiate the corporate is on the suitable exploration path.

Fifteen holes have been accomplished now, and extra assays are anticipated to be returned from the labs frequently any further.

After asserting a sequence of principally robust outcomes on the Yellorex and Mispickel targets, Gold Terra was seeking to at the least equally impress the investor group with good outcomes on the Campbell Shear at depth. Because the Campbell Shear is a really massive, tilted construction, as is visualized on this 3D picture, supplied by the corporate (Campbell Shear in yellow, the Con Mine deposit in crimson), probabilities to hit mineralized areas at depth appear excessive:


After finishing 15 drill holes  (holes 027-041) for 8,391m, the assays of the primary two deep holes (029 and 037, for two,833m of drilling) got here again from the labs. Assays for gap 041 are pending. The areas of those holes will be seen within the map under:

Gap GTCM22-037 returned 14.57m @ 1.6g/t Au from 1263m, together with 6.5m @ 1.97g/t Au and 4.5m @ 2g/t Au. Gap GTCM22-029 intersected 1m @ 3g/t Au from 1308m. Actual depth is effectively under 1,000m now, and the corporate is seeking to go even deeper quickly. These will not be stellar first drill outcomes, however when trying on the lengthy part under, it may be seen that a lot of the Con Mine deposit was visualized inexperienced, which means mineralization with gram*metres Au of 5 to twenty.

The high-grade zones with g*m of over 100 definitely would have extra attraction to buyers, and supply essentially the most financial mineralized pockets, however don’t construct the whole useful resource. Gap 037 hit simply that, a low grade g*m of 23 so simply within the yellow coloured class.

CEO Gerald Panneton was happy with the hitting of the Campbell Shear zone: “Our drilling program is getting optimistic outcomes on the Campbell shear at depth, and confirming gold mineralization within the space of historic holes Y-88 and Y-86. On the previous producing Con Mine (5.0 Moz @ 15 g/t Au), it was typical to go from low-grade gold (approx. 1-3 g/t Au) to high–grade within the span of 10 metres. For instance, we’ve noticed seen gold, and the Campbell shear is current and effectively altered and mineralized, south of the Pud fault.”

I mentioned this a bit additional with him, and he confused the standard pinching and swelling, like some other shear zone. Typical alteration, shearing and sulphides had been encountered, typically even visible gold, all of it indicating the Campbell Shear itself, and that is precisely what they’re in search of. Getting excessive grades at this early stage is taken into account by him as a bonus. I used to be additionally questioning about historic holes Y86 and Y-96A had been all about, as they had been talked about within the information launch:

“Gap GTCM22-037 is a deep gap drilled under historic holes Y-88 (13.72 g/t Au over 5.27 metres)* and above Y-86 and Y-96A (8.32 g/t Au over 4.45 metres and 18.11 g/t Au over 0.83 metres respectively).”

Panneton supplied me with a bit, exhibiting the holes Y88, Y86, Y86-A and Y97:

Additionally of curiosity had been the D-holes, drilled again within the 1990’s at depth from the 4500 exploration drift, though all at decrease grade, aside from the floor gap Y-86 with 8.32 g/t Au over 4.45m. The underground program was shortly halted within the late 1990’s by Miramar after weak outcomes. As mineralization appears to be decrease grade the additional away from Y88, I used to be questioning if this part is oriented east-west, and if 037 was drilled so as to higher decide the boundaries of the high-grade zone indicated by Y-88, kind of infill-drilling between Y-88 and Y-86A. 

CEO Panneton answered: “The plan for gap 37 was to repeat the Campbell Shear mineralization between gap Y86 and Y88, and finally transfer updip from these superb intersection in the direction of floor.”

The drilling on the Campbell Shear is effectively underway for fairly some time now with 2 rigs aiming for about 35,000m this yr. These two rigs on the Campbell Shear goal are drilling south of the previous high-grade Con Mine, with one huge drill rig concentrating on the Campbell Shear at a depth of roughly 1000 metres under floor and at a 200-metre spacing. Administration can also be utilizing gap 037 to arrange directional drilling on 50-metre spacing. A second drill rig is allotted to check the Campbell shear north of Yellorex zone which was not a part of the settlement with Newmont (September 2020).

As a reminder, administration is desiring to drill as much as about 40,000m this yr, with the target of delineating at the least a 1.0Moz excessive grade gold useful resource on the Campbell Shear on the finish of 2022, and finally a minimal of 1.5Moz high-grade gold the yr after. As I’ve estimated the Yellorex mineralized envelope at over 600koz Au, I’m curious if they may be capable to delineate at the least one other 400koz excessive grade gold on the Campbell Shear.   


Though the primary outcomes from deep drilling on the Campbell Shear weren’t spectacular, they did point out the continuation of the Campbell Shear as an extension of the Con Mine mineralization. As such this was a delight to CEO Gerald Panneton, and he’s wanting to hit excessive grade mineralization by utilizing wedges or directional drilling at a a lot nearer spacing (25-50m) then used beforehand.

In line with him, the Campbell Shear has lenses which might be 200m in strike size and have good vertical continuity, regardless of some very excessive grade, much less steady distribution of mineralization. The corporate expects no completely different by drilling this zone south of the Con Mine. As an enormous drill program is underway, we are able to count on many extra outcomes this yr, and I’m curious if Gold Terra can discover excessive grade gold at depth.   

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