A total of 116 diamond drill holes have been drilled on the Dixie Lake property, totalling 20,656 metres. In the spring of 2006, Grandview gold drilled 5 boreholes totalling 1032.7 metres. This campaign aimed to further expand the 88-04 zone and a newly found Mobile Metal Ion (MMI) survey anomaly, i.e., the so called MMI-East Zone. A total of $425,000 was spent in 2005 by Grandview gold on 16 diamond drill holes totalling 2,765 m of core. The drilling was aimed to confirm the strike extension of the 88-04 zone and new targets defined in a MMI survey.
Significant results from the 2006 campaign include grades of 5.45 g/t Au over 1.5 metres from borehole DL2006_02 and 2.1 g/t Au over 4.0 metres from borehole DL2006_04.
Significant grades that were encountered in 2005 confirmed previous drilling intersections in the 88-04 zone: 5.9 g/t Au over 4.5 metres (DL_2005_09), and 3.5 g/t over 5.2 metres (DL_2005_11). Drilling into the MMI anomalies also returned one interesting intersection of 3.2 g/t Au over 1.9 m (DL_2005_03).
Table 1. Significant Drill Results form 2005 Drill Program
|Hole No.||From (m)||To (m)||Au (gpt)||Length (m)||Au (opt)||Length (feet)||Zone|
|DL0515||no significant assays||88-04 West|
Table 2. Dixie Lake property - previous drilling activity prior to Grandview Gold Inc. involvement†
|A. Boyle||1944||8 x-ray||N/A||A-zone (Main zone)|
|Belgold Mines||1945||4 x-ray||N/A||A-zone (Main zone)|
|Currie, Mahoney and McDougall||1951||9||284||B-zone, Dixie Lake property|
|Newmont||1970||9||1,067||Dixie Lake property|
|Caravelle||1972||6||451||Dixie Lake property|
|Consolidated Silver Standard||1988||7 BQ||465||Dixie Lake property, discovery of 88-04 zone|
|Teck||1989||27 BQ||4,090||Dixie Lake property, 88-04 zone|
|Teck||1990||13 BQ||2,218||Dixie Lake property, 88-04 zone and other geophysical targets|
|Canadian Golden Dragon||1996||12 NQ||1,888||Dixie Lake property, 88-04 zone|
|Canadian Golden Dragon||1997||15 NQ||2,566||Dixie Lake propery, testing IP anomalies|
|Alberta Star/Fronteer||2003-04||17 NQ, 5 BQ||6,594||21 holes in 88-04 zone, 1 hole in IP anomaly ~0.5 km north|
|Total metres drilled:||19,623|
†Modified from Lee (2006)
The most extensive drilling was undertaken by Teck (1989-90) and the Alberta Star/Fronteer Joint Venture (2003-04), which focused on delineating the 88-04 zone. Golden Dragon drilled another 10 holes, further confirming the high grade Au in the 88-04 zone. This drilling closed off the zone towards the southeast. Alberta Star/Fronteer Joint Venture found a direct relationship between a stretching lineation and high Au mineralization in the southeastern region of the 88-04 zone. The Alberta Star/Fronteer Joint Venture also extended the depth of the mineralization to 400 metres.