Brigadier Gold Begins Drilling at Hunter Mine
Thursday, September 6th, 2007
Brigadier Gold Limited announce that the previously announced drill program to test the down-plunge extension of gold mineralization at the Hunter Mine, a past producer located adjacent to the Dome Mine near Timmins, Ontario, has commenced ahead of schedule.
Brigadier has an option to acquire, from ValGold Resources Ltd., an up to 80% interest in the Hunter Gold Mine. Gold mineralization occurs as a high-grade shoot within a mineralized horizon up to 15 metres thick, over a strike length of 470 metres and to a depth of 200 metres as defined by drilling and underground work. Importantly, the mineralization is open both along strike to the north and south, and to depth.
The high-grade shoot, which extends from surface, has an indicated horizontal or strike length of 68 metres and an average grade of 10.3 g/t gold over a width of 1.3 metres, and can be traced down-plunge for 300 metres. Previous drilling indicates that the high-grade shoot persists to a vertical depth of 150 metres, with intersections including 44.16 g/t over 1.13 metres, 25.68 g/t over 1.0 metres, 18.24 g/t over 1.53 metres, 15.77 g/t over 1.55 metres, and 11.44 g/t over 1.6 metres.
Brigadier has seven initial diamond drill holes planned as follows:
â€¢ Four holes to test the continuation of the length, width and grade of the main ore shoot mineralization down the 30 degree plunge to the north.
â€¢ Three holes to test a favourable horizon to the southwest and on strike with the Dome Super Pit where there is no record of previous drilling.
â€œThe Hunter Mine property is an excellent asset with significant upside potential both in the mine itself and elsewhere on this under-explored property,â€ said Herb Kokotow, President. â€œThis first phase of drilling by Brigadier is designed to give us a better understanding of the Hunter mineralization and to identify targets for further drilling.â€