scout hole

scout hole

[′skau̇t ‚hōl]
(mining engineering)
A borehole penetrating only the uppermost part of an ore body in order to delineate the surface configuration.
A shallow borehole used to ascertain the presence of ore or to explore an area in a preliminary manner.
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A single scout hole in silicified sediments on the anomalous western area by AMC-Posgold in 1993 assaying 2 metres at 9 g/t gold from surface does not appear to have been followed up (former EPM 9209).
Thirty reverse circulation scout holes totaling about 10,600 m are planned as part of Gold Standard's 2017 exploration program to provide the first tests of these targets.
Cuesta aims to complete scout holes to test the potential for coal measures in this target area in 2013.
The remaining holes awaiting assay results include 11 more holes on the El Tajo vein and 3 scout holes on portions of La Colorada mineralized zone, which will be reported once received.
At Loma Verde, two scout holes 210m east of the resource intersected wide zones of disseminated 'manto-type' gold mineralization within volcaniclastics
Exploration scout holes on various targets within the Mumbwa licence area, which were generated by re modeling the previous FALCON gravity and magnetic data will be comprised in the future drilling.
The remaining holes awaiting assay results include 11 more holes on the El Tajo vein and three scout holes on the La Colorada mineralized zone, which will be reported when received.
ABM drilled 5 scout holes into the Port / Anomaly 19 area to assess the rock-types and search for any possible signs of mineralisation.