North American Palladium announces results from surface drilling program
North American Palladium announced results from its surface drilling program adjacent to its Lac des Iles Mine ,LDI, located 90 km north of Thunder Bay, Ontario.Highlights:15,451 meters of drilling from 34 holes have been completed on the East Mine Block so far in 2019. 30% of drilled holes have complete assay results, which include the following highlights:Hole 19-022 that intersected the Creek Zone returned 24.0 m with 1.37 g/t Pd, including 5.0 m at 3.98 g/t Pd with 3m at 5.23 g/t Pd; Hole 19-022 also intersected the North VT Rim Zone, returning 18.0 m with 1.70 g/t Pd, including 8.0 m with 3.33 g/t Pd, within which are higher-grade sub-intervals of 5.0 m with 4.50 g/t Pd and 2.0 m with 8.19 g/t Pd.-- Hole 19-024 returned 20.2m with 1.49 g/t Pd, including 5.0 m with 3.34 g/t Pd.-- Hole 19-026 returned 14.0 m with 1.53 g/t Pd, including 6.0 m with 2.26 g/tPd.-- Hole 19-017 intersected 116 m with 1.01 g/t Pd,including 10.0 m with 2.04 g/t Pd... Both the Creek Zone and the North VT Rim Zone continue to expand, demonstrating similar grades and thicknesses to some of the palladium resources extracted during previous surface mining at LDI. "Our recent surface exploration efforts at LDI are yielding encouraging results from several areas, which support our belief that significant near-surface mineral potential remains on the property," said Jim Gallagher, President and CEO of North American Palladium. "Discovering new near-surface palladium resources remains a top priority for our exploration team.