development of a future underground operation at the East Gouldie, Odyssey, and East Malartic zones with significant additional mineral resources and extended life of mine.
An ongoing C$24 million drill program has added 44 new pierce points this year within the mineral envelope at East Gouldie, providing data for a rapidly growing mineral resource model with spacing between pierce points of 150 metres or less.
Mineralization is currently defined over 1,400 metres of strike length and a 1,200-metre vertical interval, and remains open at depth.
Mineralization occurs in two closely spaced panels that locally converge into a single wide mineralized body.
Assays indicate good grades, averaging over 3.00 grams per tonne of gold, consistent homogeneous grade distribution, and wide estimated true width intervals, with multiple intercepts each averaging over 10.00 metres estimated true width
Drilling has defined significant intercepts that extend from 700 metres below surface to 1,900 metres below surface. Notable results include the following uncapped values over estimated true widths: MEX19-151WC with 6.90 g/t of gold over 39.30 metres, including 10.50 g/t of gold over 13.10 metres; MEX20-163AW 9.50 g/t of gold over 27.40 metres, including 16.00 g/t of gold over 9.90 metres; MEX19-159A 7.61 g/t of gold over 23.95 metres, including 12.00 g/t of gold over 12.16 metres; MEX19-160 6.90 g/t of gold over 21.30 metres, including 13.20 g/t of gold over 4.50 metres.
Exploration on the broader amalgamated mine property in 2020 focused on the East Amphi and Rand projects. Drilling at East Amphi targeted the Nessie zone, a shear zone and porphyry-hosted mineralized zone, returning broad intervals of low-grade gold mineralization. The zone remains open at depth and to the east.
A new mineralized zone at East Amphi was also discovered 80 metres south of the Nessie zone located at 450 metres depth north of the main porphyry. Drilling in this zone intercepted a downhole interval of 3.55 g/t of gold (uncapped) over a core length of 19.50 metres.