Maritime Resources announced this Fall that it started a work program at its Whisker Hill Project, which is located between Baie Verte Road and King’s Point.
Some trenching on the property led to the discovery of a “50 metre long quartz vein with visible gold and base metal sulphides.”
Sampling at the Whisker Hill Project returned high-grade gold.
Crews started work on detail mapping and an airborne topographical survey was completed to help with planning follow-up geophysics and potential drilling.
Maritime’s President and CEO, Doug Fulcher, commented:
“The high-grade gold samples collected so far are similar to the original assays taken from last year. The Whisker project sits approximately 10 km by road from the Hammerdown project and has demonstrated some of the same high-grade gold that we have encountered at Hammerdown and Orion. It will be our intention to continue exploration at the Whisker Property while the development of Hammerdown is underway.”
Maritime announced in March that it had optioned the Whisker property. Maritime will earn 100% interest in the Whisker property over a 5-year period. It will spend $1.65-million in exploration there.
Maritime says there is a logging/access road that runs between the Whisker site and the Hammerdown mine area, near King’s Point, meaning there is only about 10 kms between the two locations.
The company is currently having the Hammerdown mine site evaluated for possible re-opening. Waste rock that plugged the mine entrance was recently removed, opening the mine for the evaluation of inner workings.
Maritime has stated any significant new discoveries “at Whisker could allow for the expansion of the current Hammerdown resource and a common operating base for both projects.”
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