THE DRILL SERGEANT: Alto Metals (ASX: AME) announced that soil sampling has located a strong linear gold-in-soil anomaly approximately 12 kilometres south of the Sandstone township in Western Australia.
Alto Metals said assays from 24 samples out of a total of 74 samples collected in the vicinity of a geophysical target approximately 12km south of Sandstone have defined a 1,500 metres-long, south-east striking gold in soil anomaly of plus-7ppb gold.
The maximum value was 228ppb gold, and 13 samples returned over 15ppb gold.
Alto said the assayed gold in soil anomaly, now known as the Superb Anomaly, lies in an area of iron rich duricrust (or laterite).
“It is not known at this stage whether the gold in the soil is representative of a primary gold source at depth or is alluvial in nature (ie. transported),” Alto Metals said in its ASX announcement.
“Further soil sampling is required to determine the extent of the gold in soil anomaly which is open to the south east.”
The company has lodged a Program of Work (PoW) for Aircore drilling with the Department of Mines, Industry and Safety but approval is yet to be granted.