THE DRILL SERGEANT: Alto Metals (ASX: AME) released results from 50gm fire assays carried out on one-metre individual RC samples from a recent drilling program.
Alto Metals said the 15 hole and 1 re-entry drilling program had been undertaken in February at the Vanguard prospect within the company’s Sandstone gold project in the East Murchison Mineral Field of Western Australia.
Fire assays from one-metre samples from Vanguard primary zone include:
25 metres at 3.8 grams per tonne gold from 85m, including 9m at 6.4g/t gold from 89m and 6m at 7g/t gold from 104m, including 4m at 10.7g/t gold from 106m; and
10m at 3.7g/t gold from 81m.
On completion of the Vanguard drilling, Alto moved the RC rig to the Indomitable prospect to test a new model of mineralisation.
Fire assays from one-metre composite samples from the three holes completed before the weather moved in returned numerous 1m to 5m intervals of 0.5g/t gold to 1.95g/t gold.
The best result returned was:
5m at 2.5g/t gold from 91m.
“As reported on 20 February 2018, the RC drilling completed in February has better defined the structures hosting gold mineralisation in fresh rock, and shown that the mineralisation remains open at depth,” Alto Metals said in its ASX announcement.
“As expected, 50gm fire assays of the one-metre samples produced higher-grade gold results over slightly shorter intervals than the assays from the four-metre composite samples.”