The results from Nuvuyak returned included high-grade values over significant widths within a broadly mineralised iron formation, with evident similarities to other Goose Gold Complex deposits at Umwelt, Goose Main and Llama.
Sabina reported significant results in a 150m section of alteration including 10.15 grams per tonne gold over 6.95m, 14.7g/t over 9.25m, and 10.52g/t over 8.6m. Previous drilling in the same area returned 18.71g/t over 3.5m and 10.04g/t over 18m.
Two other holes corroborated information gleaned from prior drilling and confirmed the Nuvuyak gold zone to have a strike length of at least 370m, about 1,000m below surface, Sabina said.
The company's systematic exploration of the Goose Gold Complex was delivering results. Targeted drilling had extended the strike length of the Llama underground zone to more than 1,200m below the planned Llama openpit and remained open at depth.
The high-grade corridor of mineralisation within the Umwelt underground Vault zone showed it extended up plunge and remained open to depth.
"We are continuing to assess and evaluate the results from this spring and the last two years to better understand options around resource optimisation and extension and the potential," said CEO Bruce McLeod.
"This work is being done with a view to impact not only growth at Goose and in the region in general, but also to potentially enhance the economics of the already robust initial project."
The Nuvuyak deposit remained open up and down plunge as well as in the down dip direction along the limbs of the anticlinal fold, the company said.
Sabina continues to study how the Back River mineralisation formed. These studies suggest conditions leading to the abundant gold depositing event are consistent across the Goose and other Back River properties, underscoring the prospective nature of the district.
Sabina shares (TSX:SBB) are rising with the gold price momentum of the past two months and added 5.84% on Tuesday to close at C$1.63, which gives the company a market capitalisation of $475.14 million. The stock is up more than 33% in the year to date and gained 12% over the past 12 months.