The first hole being drilled targets the conductors recently identified 200m in the footwall of the Eastmain mine mineralisation. A crew of geophysicists has mobilised to site and FLEM surveys have commenced.
The 2021 FLEM programme has commenced at the Target East area. Target East has historical outcrop sampling of 2.13g/t Au in rock. In this area, three distinct groups of VTEM anomalies underline the potential presence of three conductive trends - the mine trend, the 2020 hanging-wall trend and a potential new conductive zone 1km in the hanging wall of the mine trend.
CEO, Xavier Braud, said: "We are delighted to have the whole team back working on site. The strict COVID-19 management plan we implemented last year allowed us to resume work and we have to acknowledge the dedication of our exploration team.
"The first holes of 2021 are targeting conductors identified during last year's EM campaign whilst the geophysics crew on site will expand the footprint of the EM surveys to the southeast of the Project. We have enough undrilled conductors from the 2020 EM campaign to provide targets for the first three months of drilling.
"In the meantime, we will be running an intensive EM survey to generate additional targets in a system which already has the hallmarks of a large mineral system."