Aben Resources Ltd. (TSX-V:ABN) (OTCQB:ABNAF) (Frankfurt:E2L2) (the “Company”) is pleased to provide the following progress update on its 2018 exploration and drilling program at its 23,000-hectare Forrest Kerr Gold Property located in British Columbia’s Golden Triangle region. The first five holes drilled at the high grade North Boundary Zone have encountered mineralization and the drill core has been sent to the assay labs and final geochemical assays are pending. These holes have transected rock that has been strongly altered with quartz-sericite-pyrite with variable chlorite and strong calcite and hematite throughout. The pervasive nature of the alteration is evidence toward the strength of the hydrothermal system that operated through time in this part of the Property. Several fault and shear zones have been encountered in each hole, which have been interpreted and observed as the likely host to Au-Ag-Cu mineralization. This area of the Forrest Kerr Property hosts gold-silver-copper in rock and soil anomalies that span in excess of 2 km by 4 km and remain under-explored.
Excellent article from our friend Lesley Stokes over at The Northern Miner on Pretium (T.PVG) operations at its Brucejack Mine in Northern British Columbia. Pretium is now processing stope ore with grades running over 12 grams per ton. In the third quater overall, Pretium produced 82,203 oz. gold from 261,262 tonnes grading 10.52 grams gold per tonne. What is remarkable is that the all in sustaining cash cost of this production was US $446 per ounce.