i-80 Gold Corp. reported additional high-grade results from the 2022 underground drill program at its Granite Creek Property located in Humboldt County, Nevada. A primary target of the 2022 program was to perform delineation and expansion drilling of the Ogee Zone, expected to provide the bulk of mineralization to be mined in the next 12 months. This drilling focused on the area between the bottom level of the mine workings and the deepest hole drilled by i-80 to date, designed to test the Ogee Zone depth extension, which intersected multiple high-grade mineralized horizons, including 13.3 grams per metric ton (g/mt) of gold over 13.1 meters (m), 20.3 g/mt of gold over 7.5 m and 10.1 g/t of gold over 17.5 m.
Multiple levels have been developed on the Ogee Zone and the company said it continues to extend the decline to depth, with the goal of initiating access to the new South Pacific Zone that is located immediately below and to the north of the underground mine workings.
“Drilling in the Ogee Zone continues to intercept impressive high-grade mineralization over substantial widths,” said Tyler Hill, senior geologist for i-80. “Results so far have demonstrated that the Ogee Zone is comprised primarily of oxide mineralization, amenable to non-refractory processing. The Ogee and South Pacific Zones remain open at depth, providing substantial upside.”
The Granite Creek Property is strategically located near Nevada Gold Mines’ Turquoise Ridge and Twin Creeks mines at the north end of the Battle Mountain-Eureka Trend, at its intersection with the Getchell gold belt in Nevada.