Benchmark adds a fifth drill rig at its gold-silver project

Benchmark Metals Inc., a Canadian mineral exploration company, has added a fifth drill rig to its 50,000m drill programme as it provides an update on the drilling and field exploration completed to date at its Lawyers gold-silver project, located in the Golden Horseshoe of north-central British Columbia, Canada.
Benchmark adds a fifth drill rig at its gold-silver project Benchmark adds a fifth drill rig at its gold-silver project Benchmark adds a fifth drill rig at its gold-silver project Benchmark adds a fifth drill rig at its gold-silver project Benchmark adds a fifth drill rig at its gold-silver project

Cliff Creek is one of the Canadian drill zones to feature in the latest drill programme update from Benchmark Metals

Over 10,500m has been completed from 60 plus drill holes targeting resource definition and expansion areas. Sample shipments to the laboratory are ongoing with assay results anticipated for early August.

John Williamson, CEO said: "The addition of this third diamond drill rig increases our total drills on the project to five, which will help us quickly advance towards our 50,000m programme.

"The drilling programme is going exceptionally well with the two diamond rigs performing around 30 per cent ahead of anticipated drill meterage.

"Drilling at the Cliff Creek zone has intersected zones of alteration, veining, and mineralisation in all holes to date. The geological field teams are performing detailed geological mapping, soil and rock sampling and the geophysical crews are near completion of ground magnetic and IP surveys at a number of zones."

All 2020 drilling to date is focused on defining and expanding a mineral resource from three key areas: 1. Cliff Creek Zone, 2. Dukes Ridge to Phoenix Zones, and 3. AGB Zone. Field work has been effective at advancing new drill targets for potential new discoveries at the Silver Pond Porphyry target and the Marmot Zone.

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