Assay Results From Drilling And Surface Rock Sampling At West Pogo And Eagle Blocks
VANCOUVER - Millrock Resources Inc. reported results from road cut sampling at the Sunrise prospect, drilling at the Aurora prospect of the West Pogo block, and trenching at the E1 prospect, Eagle block, at the 64North Gold Project, Alaska. 64North is a large project situated near Northern Star’s Pogo Mine. Resolution Minerals (ASX: RML, “Resolution”) is earning an interest in the project by funding exploration.
Aurora Prospect, West Pogo Block - The final two diamond drill holes (20AU08 and 20AU09) of the 2020 drilling program intersected multiple quartz veins following up on the 7.0 meter-thick quartz vein in hole 20AU07 previously reported. No significant assays were encountered on these last three holes for 2020, despite the technical success. A comprehensive review of the structural data and assays results from the 2020 West Pogo drilling program is underway to determine the next steps for the Aurora, Echo, and Reflection Prospects.
E1 Prospect, Eagle Block - Four trenches totaling 716 meters in length were excavated across the highest priority structures at this prospect. The trenches intersected numerous zones of gold mineralization consistent with intrusion-related-intrusion-hosted style gold mineralization. Trenching and rock sampling completed at the Eagle prospect in late 2020 returned zones of low-grade gold mineralization: 12.0 meters @ 0.20 g/t Au including 3.0 meters @ 0.56 g/t gold in Trench ID: 20E1004; and 26.0 meters @ 0.10 g/t Au in Trench ID: 20E1002. The trenches are located within a large gold geochemical anomaly that measures 10 square kilometers. Resolution indicates it plans to do further work to develop drill targets in 2021 at this prospect.
Sunrise Prospect, West Pogo Block - A previously constructed drill road that runs from the Pogo Mine road to Millrock’s Aurora prospect crosses the Sunrise prospect. Bedrock was exposed over significant lengths in road cuts when the road was constructed. Continuous rock sampling along the road cut has identified a broad zone of low-grade intrusion-hosted gold mineralization. The results are: 93.0 meters @ 0.29 grams per tonne (“g/t”) gold including 27.0 meters @ 0.53 g/t gold with a maximum 1.0 meter interval @ 1.89 g/t gold.
The Sunrise prospect lies just to the south of the Aurora prospect and is approximately four kilometers from Northern Star’s Pogo Mine. The prospect is underlain by a quartz-felspar-biotite granite intrusion crosscut by sheeted quartz veins that contain gold. This style of mineralization is a distinguishing feature of intrusion hosted gold systems. The granite body is overburden-covered, except for a few small outcroppings. A large zone measuring 400 meters by 1,100 meters of anomalous soil sample results overlies the inferred position of the granite body.
Resolution indicates that it is planning a 3,000-meter RAB drilling program with approximately 25 holes to be drilled. The drilling will be done along the existing drill trail leading from the Pogo Mine road to the Aurora prospect. Resolution reports it intends to commence drilling in March 2021.