Dalradian intersects 0.74 metres at 82.47 g/t gold in step-out drilling at Curraghinalt
Thursday, Dec 14, 2017
Dalradian Resources Inc. (TSX:DNA)(AIM:DALR) ("Dalradian" or the "Company") is pleased to report results from a total of 20 drill holes from step-out and infill drilling at the Curraghinalt gold deposit in Northern Ireland. The drill program is ongoing, with 6 drill rigs working on surface and 3 drill rigs focused underground. Today's results include 14 step-out holes and 6 infill holes.


  • Step-out: 1.85 m of 19.27 g/t gold from the Crow vein in hole 17-CT-440

  • Step-out: 1.2 m of 27.31 g/t gold from the 106-16 vein in hole 17-CT-456

  • Step-out: 0.74 m of 82.47 g/t gold from the V75 vein in hole 17-CT-456

  • Infill: 1.38 m of 15.75 g/t gold from the V75 vein in hole 17-CT-443

  • Infill: 0.26 m of 92.7 g/t gold from the Slap Shot vein in hole 17-CT-443

  • Infill: 2.61m of 36.15 g/t gold from the No. 1 vein in hole 17-CT-454

  • Infill: 1.29 m of 24.73 g/t gold from the Crow vein in hole 17-CT-457a
Patrick F.N. Anderson, Dalradian's President and CEO, commented:

"Our drilling continues to deliver high grade intercepts, both within the bounds of the previous resource and up to more than 450 metres to the West. At this point, we have completed more than three quarters of the planned drilling and reported results from just over half of the holes. We are working our way through a considerable backlog of core because of the more detailed logging our geologists are doing this year to boost our understanding of the geotechnical characteristics of the deposit. What we have seen so far shows that there are numerous areas within the deposit that we should be able to convert to lower cost mechanized mining methods because the rock strength is much better than originally modelled. This work is vital to our updated feasibility study planned for Q3 2018. Drilling will continue into January so that we have the data we need to deliver a resource update in Q2 2018, which will also feed into the FS update."

Details of drilling at Curraghinalt

Results are being reported for 20 drill holes for a total of 7,721 metres. Six of the drill holes were drilled from underground and are in the central part of the Curraghinalt deposit (see plan map and two cross sections at http://www.dalradian.com/news-and-events/news-releases/news-releases-details/December-14-2017-News-Release-Figures). These holes were drilled at varying intervals targeting some of the veins included in the last mineral resource estimate (see the Company's Technical Report, as defined below, dated January 25, 2017) in zones where increased drill hole density would likely result in conversion of resource ounces from the Inferred to the Indicated category. Some of the drill holes were designed to also yield geotechnical data for a planned update of the geotechnical model during 2017. The remaining fourteen drill holes were drilled from surface targeting extensions to the west of veins included in the last resource. Most drill holes were oriented generally towards the south in order to intercept the steeply north dipping vein array.

About Dalradian Resources Inc.

Dalradian Resources Inc. is a mineral exploration and development company that is focused on advancing its high-grade Curraghinalt Gold Project located in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

For more information, please visit: http://www.dalradian.com

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