West Red Lake commits to more drilling as Rowan continues to shine

1st August 2023

By: Mariaan Webb

Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Online


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Explorer West Red Lake Gold Mines has expanded its 2023 drill programme on its Rowan property in Ontario’s Red Lake district, as the current campaign continues to yield “exceptional grades over significant widths”.

The company on Tuesday announced additional drill results from its Phase 1 programme on Rowan, with its most notable result being hole RLG-23-149B intersecting 50.52 g/t over 4 m, including 0.5 m at 371.08 g/t.

“The Rowan mine target continues to deliver spectacular results with every hole drilled. Our team is very encouraged not only by the exceptional grades we are seeing come out of Rowan, but also the overall thickness in a few of the intercepts, which suggests very real potential for a future underground mining scenario,” commented president and CEO Shane Williams.

Based on the positive results so far, West Red Lake expanded its programme from 17 000 m to 25 000 m. This also underscores the company’s commitment to its growth strategy in the Red Lake mining district, where it recently bought the Madsen mine.

The explorer noted that it believed synergies could exist between high-grade resources at the Rowan mine target area and the newly acquired, past-producing Madsen mine.

West Red Lake stated that early indications suggest that the gold mineralisation at Rowan could be amenable to gravity separation. The company has initiated a metallurgical study at Rowan to begin evaluating this potential opportunity, as well as a geotechnical study to better characterise the rock mass properties within the mineralised vein zones at Rowan.

In conjunction with infill and expansion drilling, the company is also initiating the necessary baseline environmental and archaeological assessments to begin moving the project towards an ‘Advanced Exploration Permit’ status.


Edited by Creamer Media Reporter


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