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Secova launches phase two

Emboldened Secova Metals Corp (CN:SEK) will launch the second phase of exploration at its Duvay/Chenier project in Quebec after rushed assays from initial drilling showed near-surface gold mineralisation.
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Initial assays showed near-surface gold mineralisation

Staff reporter

The company said the first 40 samples only covered the top 46.5m of the first drill hole and were rushed for assay but already revealed "a new zone of significant mineralisation".

The highlight was 2m at 2.55g/t gold from 21m within 10m at 0.66g/t from 18m.

"This is merely the beginning as there are currently over 1,000 assay results in the lab which include similar structures and further mineralised zones that continue at depth," chairman and CEO Brad Kitchen said.

The company plans to use techniques that helped reveal Windfall Lake's potential at Duvay/Chenier, where it has the option to earn up to 90%.

To fund phase two, and further ground work at its Eagle River project, the company hopes to raise up to C$2.25 million (US$1.8 million) through a non-brokered private placement of about 37 million flow-through at $0.055 and 5 million non-flow-through units at $0.05.

Shares in the company rose more than 10% intraday but closed back at a 52-week low of $0.04.