Discovered in 2017, the high grade epithermal gold system known as the Saddle target continues to demand attention from the drillers and geologists of Vancouver-based GT Gold. The target is on the company’s flagship Tatogga property near Iskut in the province’s Golden Triangle.
Last year’s drilling expanded the strike length at Saddle both to the east and to the west for several hundred metres as well as depth.
Here are some of the better assays from Saddle South:
Hole TTD091: 12.40 g/t gold and 1.47 g/t silver over 1.2 metre;
Hole TTD89: 8.92 g/t gold and 2.51 g/t silver over 1.2 metre within a longer intersection of 10.4 metres that averaged 1.21 g/t gold and 0.68 g/t silver;
Hole TTD097: 34.10 g/t gold and 2.61 g/t silver over 0.9 metre within an interval of 23.7 metres that graded 1.86 g/t gold and 0.96 g/t silver;
Hole TTD099: 27.30 g/t gold and 12.75 g/t silver over 0.5 metre within an interval of 12.4 metres that graded 3.8 g/t gold and 2.85 g/t silver; and
Hole TTD105: 187.50 g/t gold (including visible gold) and 53.6 g/t silver over 0.7 metre in a longer interval of 48.1 metres that graded 0.36 g/t gold and 0.56 g/t silver.
GT Gold’s 2017 Saddle discovery includes Saddle South (a near surface bulk tonnage and potential deep high grade underground epithermal gold-silver vein system) and Saddle North (a large scale, high grade porphyry copper-gold area of mineralization).
(This article first appeared in the Canadian Mining Journal.)