Apex Resources Inc. ("Apex") (TSXV: APX) is pleased to report that its Joint Venture partner, Prize Mining Corp ("Prize or the "Company") (TSX-V: PRZ) has commenced a sizeable diamond drilling and trenching program to test 11 targets on the Daylight Property, located near Nelson in southeastern British Columbia.
Following a successful expanded summer exploration program, a compilation of all historical and newly acquired data has been put together for the first time. The combined data was used by the Terralogic's exploration team to produce 11 highly prospective target areas (please see attached map).
Feisal Somji, Prize's chief executive officer commented: "A focus of the drilling and trenching program will be on the 4 historical mines which returned high grade results up to 37 g/t gold. Recent surface exploration results taken from the same areas confirmed high grade soil samples up to 8 g/t gold as well as rock samples up to 9 g/t gold. This is a very exciting time for the Company as we embark on our fully funded discovery focused drill program."
In conjunction with the new targets, historical areas will also be revisited.
Great Eastern Mine area with historical grades* of 37.53 g/t gold and 52.2 g/t silver (BC Minfile 082FSW172) and Phase I grab rock sample near the Great Eastern Adit returning 6.25g/t Au, 5.74 g/t Ag (see press release dated September 6, 2017) and multiple Au>100ppb soil anomalies.
Starlight Mine area with historical grades* of 28 g/t gold and 140 g/t silver (BC Minfile 082FSW174)
the Daylight Mine area with historical grades* of 27 g/t gold and 15 g/t silver (BC Minfile 082FSW175)
Victoria Mine area with grades* reported of 28.9 g/t silver, 2.56% copper (BC Minfile 082FSW173) and Phase I rock sample returning 5.28g/t Au and 2.85 g/t Ag (see press release dated September 6, 2017)
*NOTE: historic mining took place in the early 1900s and cannot be verified. It can be assumed that hand sorting of ore took place and that actual grades may vary. The data is non NI 43-101 compliant.
Targets were generated utilizing the following parameters.
Strength of soil geochemical anomalies for gold, silver-molybdenum, or copper-lead-zinc
Contrast, features and prospectivity of Induced Polarization chargeabilities and resistivities, plus detailed ground Magnetic signatures
Favourable analytical results from rock samples collected in target areas
Targets' proximity to important structures and lithological contacts