Blue Star Gold Corp. (TSXV: BAU) (FSE: 5WP) announces that Precision GeoSurveys Inc. of Langley, B.C. has commenced the first stage of the company’s 2021 exploration program over high potential target areas within the Ulu and Hood River Projects. The 1,800-line kilometre high-resolution heli-borne geophysical survey will utilize Precision’s proprietary four-sensor magnetic gradient system to refine the structure, alteration, and lithology in targets preliminarily defined by geological interpretation, surface mapping and sampling and prioritized by proximity to the known Flood Zone deposit.
Approximately 400-line kilometres will also be conducted at the Roma project. This survey, which covers an area where folded stratigraphy is juxtaposed against the Kennarctic shear zone and hosts historic +5 g/t Au samples in veining associated with the folding, is expected to be elevated to drill readiness for 2022.
The Ulu and Hood River survey will assist in refining the geological interpretation and the target definitions prior to the execution of the drilling program slated to commence in the coming days. Targets for the upcoming 2021 program are prioritized based on impact to existing resources and potential scale of new discoveries (closer to Flood Zone deposit is better):
Multiple 1st priority targets occur within ~1 km of the Flood Zone including Axis, Central Corridor and East Limb, Numerous 2nd priority targets exist along the five-kilometre-long Ulu Fold which extends from the Flood Zone deposit onto the contiguous Hood River project up to the North Fold Nose. Several prospective areas on the east side of the Hood River project and the Roma project will undergo further target refinement in preparation for drill testing in the future.
This will be the first program developed and operated by Blue Star’s current team that has been involved with important gold discoveries in Nunavut.
Blue Star Properties
The company’s wholly owned Ulu and Hood River properties are located approximately 525 kilometres NNE of Yellowknife, NT in the Kitikmeot region of western Nunavut. Kugluktuk is approximately 210 kilometres to the NW.
The Ulu lease and the contiguous Hood River property together encompass greater than 9,000 hectares of highly prospective exploration ground. The recent acquisition of the underexplored Roma property that lies approximately 30 kilometres north increased the company’s landholdings by 7,683 hectares, making Blue Star the largest title holder in the highly prospective and under-explored High Lake Greenstone Belt.