Integra Resources (ITR.V) only needed four weeks to receive the drill permits needed for its Phase I drill program on its DeLamar gold-silver project in Idaho. This short turnaround time ensured the company remains on schedule for its 2018 exploration plans of which this initial 6,000 meters of RC drilling (an increase of 50% compared to the original plans) is just the very first phase of a 20,000 meter drill program this year.
The entire 18 hole RC drill program will be focusing on the DeLamar deposit where Integra Gold aims to confirm its theory to discover high-grade vein extensions below the lower grade open pit. These holes will be relatively deep, reaching a vertical depth of 265 meters, but that’s necessary to ensure Integra doesn’t just scratch the surface as the previous operators appeared to do.
The results of this initial 6,000 meter drill program will then be used to design a follow-up exploration program to aggressively pursue the higher grade structures which are just a few hundred meters below surface. We are waiting for the Florida Mountain technical report to be filed, where after you can expect a thorough update report from us as Integra 2.0 is ready to flex its muscles (again).