Dolly Varden discovers new, high-grade gold zone at Homestake Ridge
“The new high-grade gold and silver mineralization encountered in step-out drilling to the northwest of Homestake Silver represents a significant breakthrough in further defining, upgrading and expanding the mineralization at Homestake Ridge,” VP exploration Rob van Egmond said in a news release. “This new zone remains open to the northwest, projecting towards the Homestake Main deposit.”
“Whether we discover new zones of high-grade gold at Homestake Ridge or expand the large, wide and high-grade silver deposits at Wolf and Torbrit, drilling continues to deliver results from the premier, undeveloped gold-silver trend in Canada,” CEO Shawn Khunkhun said in the same release.
The objective of drilling during 2023 at the Homestake Main and Homestake Silver deposits was to expanded multiple, subparallel mineralized zones and to upgrade inferred resources in the projected plunge of the wider, higher-grade zone. The drilling completed in 2023 at Homestake Main was primarily resource expansion drilling, targeting both down dip and along strike from current resources.
Dolly Varden conducted exploration drilling last year at the Red Point, North Star and Wolf targets. Besides silver and gold, copper, zinc and lead were measured.
The indicated resource at Dolly Varden totals 3.4 million tonnes grading 300 g/t silver (32.9 million oz.), and the inferred resource totals 1.3 million tonnes grading 277 g/t silver (11.4 million oz.)