Sage Gold Inc. on Jan. 19 said a 1,500-meter surface drilling program is set to start at its Clavos gold project in Ontario within the week starting Jan. 22.
The program will comprise seven drill holes and will initially start on the eastern portion of the main mine trend of the Clavos deposit, which hosts significant mineralization in the contact, hangingwall and footwall, and sediment zones.
Sage aims to test a 235-meter gap between the existing underground infrastructure and the 960 zone. Five holes are planned within this area, targeting a shallow plunging quartz vein mineralization.
Meanwhile, the two remaining drill holes are planned for the western end of the Clavos deposit and are intended to infill gaps in the historical surface and underground drilling beyond the limits of the existing underground workings.
Sage is permitted to produce a maximum of 700 tonnes per day from Clavos and has secured a life-of-mine milling agreement to process Clavos ore using a neighboring mill.