Aurion Resources Ltd. said Feb. 1 that it discovered a bonanza gold zone within the Risti gold project in northern Finland after prospecting and reconnaissance mapping.
The new gold zone, dubbed as Aurora, is a 1,150-meter long by 700-meter wide area with an apparent northeast to southwest trend.
Aurion assayed samples from predominantly large and angular sub-cropping quartz-tourmaline blocks of up to 1,563.5 g/t of gold.
The 133 rock grab samples carried an average grade of 74.3 g/t of gold, including 36 samples assaying greater than 31.0 g/t of gold or one ounce per tonne.
The Aurora zone is part of a broader area of approximately 2.3 by 3.0 kilometers hosting multiple quartz-tourmaline-iron-oxide veins, breccias and stockworks outlined in outcrop, sub outcrop and angular boulders, where a total of 525 rock grab samples carried an average assay of 21.0 g/t of gold.
The veins in the northeast to southwest trend, ranging from 0.1 meter to greater than 3 meters wide, appear to be extensional in nature.
Aurion also said that the 14,000-hectare Risti project will be a primary focus for the company in 2017 following the acquisition of the nearby Kaaresselka and Kiekeromaa gold properties from Tertiary Minerals Plc in December 2016.