THE DRILL SERGEANT: Aruma Resources (ASX: AAJ) is preparing to commence the next phase of drilling at the company’s 100 per cent-owned Slate Dam gold project in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia.
Aruma Resources said the second phase of drilling at Slate Dam will commence in April and will consist around 30 reverse circulation (RC) drill designed to follow up from the maiden drilling program completed in February, which resulted in the discovery of a new gold system at Slate Dam.
The drilling will also target new areas to the northeast of the earlier drilling with the aim of discovering new gold zones in potential repetitions of the mineralised sequence, where the mineralisation will be closer to the granites and grades are predicted to be higher.
Aruma indicated drill targeting for this component of the program will be guided by results from a soil geochemical program to be undertaken before the drilling commences.
“The results of the first phase drilling are significant and have confirmed Aruma’s sediment hosted gold exploration model for Slate Dam,” Aruma Resources said in its ASX announcement.
“The addition of historic drill results from the project has further validated and strengthened the company’s model.
“The intersections and the outcrop assay demonstrate that the shoots will likely be close to surface.
“This may impact on the testing methods and result in reduced drilling costs in order to delineate JORC Resources at the Slate Dam project.”