The approach has been shown to be effective in helping White Gold to "pin down" new anomalous structures in the promising district. "The results were even better than expected with some beautiful linear soil anomalies 20-30m wide, some running up to 750m long showing up, where previous 50m space soil sampling barely gave us any indications," D'Onofrio said.
Geologists took samples using 5-10m station spacing and 50m line spacings on the JP Ross property, and 25m station spacing on 50m lines at White Gold.
JP Ross results included up to 2,964 parts per billion (2.964g/t) gold at Frenzy, 2,905ppb at Sabotage and 2,279ppb at Rebecca. At White Gold, sample grades up to 1,590ppb on Minneapolis, 1,585ppb on Ullis and 1,162ppb on McKinnon, were logged.
Significantly, D'Onofrio said, the soil samples were interpreted as being in-place and representative of the bedrock below due to the unglaciated nature of the area.
The company plans to follow up new gold-in-soil anomalies with GroundTruth's GT Probe lines and trenching, followed by up to 35 rotary air blast drill holes on the JP Ross and up to 25 holes at White Gold.
The 17,100 soil samples the latest programme generated have been added to the company's extensive database of 400,000 soil samples in the district. White Gold's C$13 million 2019 exploration programme has been backed by strategic partners Agnico Eagle Mines and Kinross Gold.
New high-grade mineralised trends identfied across JP Ross and White Gold are within 10km of the Vertigo discovery area.
White Gold shares (TSXV:WGO) are up 56% year-to-date at $1.06, capitalising the company at $118.3 million.