Continental Gold Inc. received a positive and high-grade resource estimate for a mineralized zone in the central-west portion of the Yaragua system within its Buritica project in Antioquia, Colombia.
The estimate for Broad Mineralized Zone 1, or BMZ1, showed a combined measured and indicated mineral resource of 828,870 tonnes at 14.15 g/t gold and 22.9 g/t silver for 377,000 ounces of gold and 611,000 ounces of silver, the company said in a March 20 release.
Meanwhile, the inferred resource is pegged at 141,150 tonnes at 5.37 g/t gold and 12.1 g/t silver for 24,400 ounces of gold and 55,000 ounces of silver.
BMZ1 is a high-grade, steeply plunging, pipelike ore shoot related to the intersection of two vein systems and remains open at depth for expansion. Up to 10,000 meters of drilling specifically targeting BMZ1 is planned in 2019.
Continental said that the BMZ1 resource is a restatement of the block models, in a combined form, as derived from an earlier resource estimate for Buritica released in late January.
Earlier in March, Continental said it secured a US$175 million financing package backed by Newmont Mining Corp. and Triple Flag Mining Finance Ltd. to fund the ongoing construction of the Buritica project.