Extension Of Strike Length Of Hercules Silver Deposit
TORONTO - Bald Eagle Gold Corp. reported new zones of high-grade silver, lead and zinc values in soil samples. These discoveries were made during a regional geochemical sampling program at the Hercules Silver Project in the Heath Mining District of Idaho. Subsequent to the acquisition of the Property, the Company acquired the neighbouring Leviathan property and staked additional ground covering a total contiguous land position of 4,256 acres. Following this district-scale land consolidation, the Company conducted a regional geochemical sampling program, which consisted of 1,575 soil samples across the current and expanded land package. The program comprised confirmation sampling over a 640-acre historical survey grid and also over the full 4,256-acre consolidated project area. The new sampling verified strongly anomalous silver values reported by historical operators in the 1970's and 1980's. Additionally, it discovered an important extension of the silver-lead-zinc bearing Hercules Rhyolite over 2.6 kilometers southeast of the Belmont Zone. This extends the total strike length to upwards of 5.5 kilometers of favorable high-grade silver host rock, materially increasing the exploration potential of the Property. This newly acquired information, together with the 3D model comprising approximately 300 historical drill holes, will provide the Company with the key information needed to design its future drilling plans.
Chris Paul, CEO and Director, said, "Our new sampling results highlight the scale of silver mineralization at Hercules and demonstrate the potential for high grade mineralization far beyond the limits of historical drilling. These are very high soil geochemical values. 1,063 of 3,397 historical and 2021 soil samples grade 5.0 ppm or higher across the 4,256-acre consolidated project area. Continuous zones of strong silver grades in historical drilling at the Hercules Adit and Fishpond Zones are associated with soil anomalies of up to 1 ounce per ton silver (35 ppm), while several multi ounce silver in soil anomalies remain to be tested elsewhere on the Property. South of the Belmont Zone, a cluster of soil samples on the order of several hundred ppm remains to be adequately drill-tested. A 600 meter long coincident IP geophysical and soil anomaly between Hercules Ridge and Grade Creek currently represents the largest untested soil anomaly on the Property, with values consistently exceeding 1 ounce per ton silver (35 ppm). Finally, the new high-grade soil discovery 2.6 kilometers southeast of Belmont brings the total target strike length on the Property to 5.5 kilometers and demonstrates the significant scale of silver mineralization at Hercules.”