Aurion Resources Ltd extends gold mineralization from the Aamurusko prospect on its Risti project in Finland
Highlights of the results included 70.1 grams per tonne (g/t) gold over 0.70 meters (m) and 11.99 g/t over 2.6 m, and 27.6 g/t gold gold on 0.70 m
Aurion Resources (TSX-V:AU) Ltd said new drilling results from the Aamurusko prospect on its Risti project have widened the gold mineralized envelope on the property located in Finland.
Results from 11 of the 17 holes drilled at Aamurusko included 70.1 grams per tonne (g/t) gold over 0.70 meters (m) and 11.99 g/t over 2.6 m, and 27.6 g/t gold over 0.70 m.
Several broad zones of gold mineralization to the northwest (NW) and the Gap zones have widened the mineralized envelope, Aurion told shareholders.
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Extensive zones of alteration and deformation associated with high gold grades extend the mineralized domain along strike and at depth, the company added.
Aurion sank nearly 3,600m in a diamond drill program to test the gold potential of several structures in the NW and Gap zones at Aamurusko during the fall and winter of 2021.
The company noted that it had designed a reusable blast mat road made from recycled tyres, together with drilling company Kati Oy, which enabled Aurion to eliminate the requirement for helicopter-assisted drilling at Aamurusko. As a result, drilling costs have been reduced and technical performance has improved “significantly”, according to Aurion.
“It was a decent campaign for Aamurusko. The success rate remains high as all holes intersected gold mineralized zones and expanded mineralized envelopes in the NW and Gap zones,” Aurion CEO Matti Talikka said in a statement. a statement.
“While we have not yet discovered a new high-grade domain, we have intersected broad zones of disseminated mineralization which have the potential to be economic, and we have managed to reduce drilling costs by approximately 60% “said the CEO.
More results to come
Aurion will continue to drill with a few rigs throughout the year to test Aamurusko and other targets at its wholly owned properties, as well as its joint venture, Helmi, with B2Gold.
“Our strong working capital position provides us with the flexibility to increase the scale of the exploration program in response to significant results,” added Talikka.
Further results from the Helmi joint venture are expected shortly.
Newfoundland-based Aurion is currently focused on exploring its flagship Risti and Launi projects, as well as advancing its joint venture properties with B2Gold and Kinross in Finland.
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