Radisson Mining Resources Inc. said Oct. 5 that it has started a 10,000-meter drill program at its O'Brien gold project in Quebec, with a view to increase the existing resources of the project's 36E and Kewagama areas.
More than 90 drilling targets have been identified in extension of ore shoots, and based on the results of recent drilling at O'Brien, the company will continue to focus on drill targets with strong potential of increasing inferred resources located between surface and a depth of 500 meters.
In August, the company released assay results from the first three holes of the phase-two drill program at the project, including an intersection of 16.15 g/t of gold over 3 meters in lateral extension of the project's current mineral resource.
Concurrent with the ongoing drill program, the company has started to re-log about 15,000 meters of unassayed and unreviewed core from historical drilling crossing the Pontiac Group sedimentary rocks south of O'Brien's current resource area to improve its geological knowledge of the property and to define new mineralization in the area.
Radisson is also pursuing historical data compilation of more than 90 years of work at the project. The company expects the data compilation, the review of historical drilling and the ongoing drill program to pave the way for an updated resource estimate for the project in 2017.