White Gold has a press release out today discussing its exploration of the Vertigo Trend on the JP Ross property. This area is 30 kilometres away from the exploration and drilling at White Gold’s Golden Saddle project.
You can read the press release here. What is interesting, and what I saw on the site visit, is the speed and intensity of the “drones to drills” method White Gold is employing. Essentially, following up on historical data, White Gold has been able to identify three drill targets to test its model of the area. It has deployed at least one RAB drill to test these targets.
In the release, Jodie Gibson, White Gold’s VP Exploration states, “The results from the Vertigo are very exciting, confirming near surface high-grade gold mineralization in locations consistent with our model and the presence of multiple parallel mineralized zones on the JP Ross property. We immediately put a drill on the target to confirm that the mineralization continues at depth and we look forward to receiving these drill assays. These new high-grade gold targets identified at Vertigo are a result of our systematic exploration method that emphasises the efficient collection of cost-effective exploration data that begins with regional soil sampling, followed by GT Probe and IP-resistivity surveys and finally drilling.”
With the very short Yukon exploration window, a low cost, high intensity, process for identifying and drilling targets is essential. White Gold has figured out that process. It will be very interesting to see the results from the RAB drilling.