Company News AlertHigh Grade Drilling Results to Expand the Resource at Grey Fox (bwire)
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Business Wire) -- Brigus Gold Corp. (“Brigus” or the “Company”) (NYSE MKT: BRD; TSX: BRD) is pleased to report additional drilling results from its ongoing drill program at the 147 Zone, including high grade gold intercepts of 8.7 grams per tonne over 21 metres and 6.2 grams per tonne over 25 metres.
“It is clear that the Grey Fox resource is more significant than initially reported,” said Howard Bird, Brigus' Senior Vice President of Exploration. “These high grade drill results are located outside of our current resource estimate and will expand the gold resource on the Grey Fox property.”
Next quarter, the Company plans to release an updated NI 43-101 resource estimate on the Grey Fox property followed by a full feasibility study in Q3 2013.
Highlights from the 147 Zone which remains open for expansion:
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“Currently we have four drill rigs turning on the 147 Zone and one rig on the Contact Zone,” said Bird. “Drill results are demonstrating excellent potential for both an open pit and underground mine on the Grey Fox property.”
Brigus' 2013 Grey Fox drilling program is designed to extend and expand both the 147 and Contact zones through systematic drilling along strike and below the 200m level. Recent drilling results from below the 200m level prove strong continuity in the down-dip especially with hole GF12-639 intersecting 5.35 grams per tonne gold over 11 metres at a vertical depth of 380 metres below surface.
Details of the most recent 147 Zone drill holes, the 147 Zone drill-hole location map and a long section map can be found on the Company's website at www.brigusgold.com.
Surface drilling was conducted by Norex Drilling and was supervised by the Brigus exploration team. All sample analyses reported herein were performed by Polymet Labs of Cobalt, Ontario, which is ISO 9001:2000 certified in North America using standard fire assay procedures. Intercepts cited do not necessarily represent true widths, unless otherwise noted. Brigus Gold's quality control checks include insertion of blanks, standards and duplicates to ensure laboratory accuracy. Senior Exploration Project Manager John A. Dixon, P. Geo., reviewed the technical exploration information in this release as the Qualified Person for the Company.
About Brigus Gold
Brigus is a growing Canadian gold producer committed to maximizing shareholder value through a strategy of efficient production, targeted exploration and select acquisitions. The Company operates the wholly owned Black Fox mine and mill in the Timmins Gold District of Ontario, Canada. The Black Fox Complex encompasses the Black Fox mine, the new Grey Fox property and adjoining properties in the Township of Black River-Matheson, Ontario, Canada. The Black Fox mine is in production and the Grey Fox mine, located four kilometres from Black Fox is in development. Brigus is also advancing the Goldfields Project located near Uranium City, Saskatchewan, Canada, which hosts the Box and Athona gold deposits. In Mexico, Brigus owns the Ixhuatan Project located in the state of Chiapas. In the Dominican Republic, Brigus has signed an agreement to sell its remaining interests in three mineral exploration projects.
Cautionary and Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this news release, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements that involve risk, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements regarding the Company's ability to successfully expand the Black Fox Complex gold resource, add to Black Fox resources, advance new discoveries to production, convert resource estimates into near-term production, release of an updated mineral resource estimate in 2012 and the Black Fox underground mine exploration drilling program and continue to obtain positive down dip continuity of significant gold mineralization are forward-looking statements and estimates that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include environmental risks and other factors disclosed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Brigus Gold's most recent Annual Information Form and Management Discussion and Analysis filed under the company's name at www.sedar.com and annual report on Form 40-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov and elsewhere in Brigus Gold's documents filed from time to time with the Toronto Stock Exchange, the NYSE Amex, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory authorities. All forward-looking statements included in this news release are based on information available to the Company on the date hereof. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable securities laws. Source: Brigus Gold Corp.
Brigus Gold Corp.
Kate Wood, 902-442-7184
Manager, Investor Relations