Prize Mining Commences Exploration Drilling Program on the Toughnut Gold-Silver Property, BC

CALGARYJuly 10, 2018 /CNW/ – PRIZE MINING CORPORATION (“Prize” or the “Company”) (TSXV:PRZ) (OTCQB:PRZFF) (MQSP:GR:FRANKFURT) is pleased to announce it has commenced an exploration diamond drill program on its Toughnut Gold-Silver Property in southeastern British Columbia. The Toughnut claims are contiguous with the northwestern end of Prize’s extensive Kena-Daylight Property that hosts a compliant resource of 481,000oz Au in the Indicated category and 1,318,000oz Au in the Inferred category (

We are excited to get going on our fully funded exploration drilling program at the Toughnut Property“, said Michael McPhie, President and CEO of Prize.  “Following our successful program in 2017 that confirmed gold mineralization on the Gold Eagle showing near the northwest limit of the Toughnut/Sand claims package, this year’s program will focus on expanding the limits of the known mineralization.”

The Gold Eagle porphyry stock and host Elise Formation volcanic rocks are contained within the 1+ km-wide Silver King Shear Zone, host to numerous historical gold, silver and polymetallic vein and breccia systems.

See here for link to Toughnut Project 2018 Proposed DDH Map:

This year’s program proposes to test 4 zones of interest along the Silver King shear system:


The closest zone to the southeast of the 2017 drilling is an effective extension of the Gold Eagle zone and drilling will test the west and east contacts of the Gold Eagle stock, as well as the southern limit of the main body of the intrusion.  All three targets have coincident soil geochemical, IP-chargeability, and magnetic anomalies along known geological boundaries, making them high priority targets.


The next zone to the south-southeast is the Toughnut Crown Grant historical workings, comprising a SE trend of pits, adits and shafts that expose a polymetallic vein system that has never been drill tested.  Grab samples from old workings in 1989 returned up to 32.8 g/t Au, 212.5 g/t Ag, 2.6% Pb, and 5.9% Zn from veins in volcanic host rocks.  Two of the main historical workings were resampled in 2017 yielding results up to 9.5 g/t Au and similar Ag and base metal results as in the historic sampling.


The Toughnut Ridge zone is centered approximately 500m east of the Toughnut Grant workings. It has been subjected to at least three trenching and drilling phases (1974, 1990, and 2010) and has been explored as both a gold-copper porphyry target and for remobilized polymetallic veins related to the Silver King shear system.  Historical drilling (2010) returned best results of 6.9 g/t Au and 143 g/t Ag over 2.0m and 4.05 g/t Au over 8.0m.  The 2018 drilling will test a previously under-evaluated soil geochemical trend coincident with the main IP anomaly.

A total of 2,650 meters of diamond drilling is proposed for this program and the work should be completed by September of this year.

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