TerraX Minerals has announced encouraging assays from the summer field program on its Yellowknife City gold project in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The project lies on the prolific Yellowknife greenstone belt, covering 70 km of strike length along the main mineralized break in the Yellowknife gold district, including the southern and northern extensions of the shear system that hosted the high-grade Con and Giant gold mines.
Toro Gold has reported results from an ongoing 15,000-m, 60-hole core drilling program at its 90% owned Mako open-pit gold mine in southeast Senegal. The main objective of the program is to investigate the potential to extend the mine’s open-pit life through exploration of the main mineralized lode beneath the current final pit design. In addition, some deeper drill holes have been sited to investigate the potential for underground mining.
Tando Resources has started a drilling program at its SPD vanadium project on the Eastern Limb of the Bushveld Complex in South Africa. Two drilling rigs, one reverse circulation and one core, have been mobilized to site, with drilling scheduled to be conducted at both the existing high-grade resource and the surrounding high-grade vanadium pipes.
Phase One of the drilling will comprise 18 holes for 1,650 m at the SPD deposit, where there is currently a resource of 513 million mt at a grade of 0.78% V2O5. Phase One will also include the first holes to be drilled at the shallow, high-grade vanadium pipes that sit within a 3-km radius of the SPD deposit. Tando has reported a host of high-grade vanadium assays from samples taken from the surface of these pipes, with assay results consistently above 2% V2O5.